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“Basic, budget, relatively clean, and value for money” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of IYH New Delhi (International Youth Hostel)

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IYH New Delhi (International Youth Hostel)
Magdeburg, Germany
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32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Basic, budget, relatively clean, and value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

Location:
The location is more clean, less dusty, quiet, and more secure than the rest of the Delhi due to its proximity to the embassies and residences of the ministers. The worst part is the bad connectivity to the public transport system. The nearest Delhi Metro station, Race Course is about two kilometers from the hostel but really hard to get an auto (tuck-tuck) to reach there.

The location is really advantageous to those who have business in one of the embassies or the government offices nearby. Good enough for tourists who need a place to stay in the night.

Staff:
Expect the inefficient and ignorant face of Indian bureaucracy here. I had no problem in the check-in or checkout but their attitude was really cold and unwelcoming. I didn't expect otherwise. The service staff was friendly but a bit inefficient at times. I tipped one of the service staff upfront to make sure the room and washroom cleaned, bed was properly made, received clean sheets and towels.

Room:
I stayed in a four bed dormitory with attached washroom. The room was spacious and cleaner than any room in a hotel at Paharganj, Delhi. There was adequate heating inside the room. The washrooms (made in the balcony) were really small and a bit claustrophobic. It was really worth the money I spent. The rest depends on the cleanliness and manners of the other three guys sharing the room. The dormitories (on the top floor where I stayed) open to the terrace and were very airy and bright. Probably one of the best dorm available in Delhi.

Facility:
It is ridiculous that the wifi is limited to the lobby/dining hall.

There is no laundry facility inside the hostel but there is a guy who will collect the cloths and deliver it '(after a couple of days) after cleaning. I didn't got for it because these guys usually wash the cloths in the Yamuna river (water quality on par with the city drainage) or dirty 'dhobi ghat' (washing place). There is a laundry in the fire station adjacent to the hostel (a bit expensive). They wash the cloths on-site in clean water.

The breakfast was really basic (Coffee/tea with two toasted bread slices and an omelet) but one can buy additional breakfast. Lunch and dinner need to be reserved in advance. I found it expensive (200 INR) considering the quality of the food they serve.

It is a good idea to book the dorm/room online. A membership in HI hostel association is advantageous because a YHAI/HI membership (available till 16:00) is mandatory for the stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

I stayed here when I had come to Delhi for the US Visa interview. The place is clean and has a good vibe. Location is also good and strategic. I had come without any booking so couldn't get the rooms, so I had to stay in the dorm which was quite decent. For rooms, make sure you do prior booking. The staff is not very friendly though.

Good place to stay for expats as well.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Alaap29
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Hyderabad, India
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55 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

I have stayed in very few hostels but this one would have to be called one of the best. It is located in heart of Lutyen's Delhi. The place is clean and well maintained. You might have to try hard to get a private room but the dorms are neat and basic.
You will have to walk a bit to get a bus. Auto rickshaws are easily available outside the gate. Their breakfast was awesome with poori and aloo sabji Though the menu is not extensive it is OK.
I would recommend it to all travelers it is definitely a value for money, just dont be put off by the staff.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Parul S
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Indore, India
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

I have stayed at this property couple of times, it is a property in an up class area with embassies all around. Rooms are basic and one can get private rooms only if booked well in advance. The premises are neat, facilities are optimum but most importantly it is value for money. The staff needs to be a bit more polite and helping.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank drmadhur
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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41 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

This hostel which is located in the diplomatic area of Delhi where most embassies are located is a safe place to stay in Delhi. It may be difficult to find auto rickshaw at times. Taxi stand is located just some 50 feet away from the hostel. There are very limited rooms in this hostel though air conditioned and non air conditioned dormitories may be available. Rent is basic and you will get basic complementary breakfast with it too. If you want to have some good food some restaurant are there very near to the hostel at malcha marg like fujiya, moti mahal , side wok etc. you can try this hostel if you are backpacking.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravelAddictVagabond
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Hyderabad, India
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87 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

had gone with 60 students
Excellent property in Delhi on Naya Marg in Chanakyapuri. very affordable specially for students. very well managed. only wish that the food menu was a bit more exhaustive. it was mostly Maggie noodles and coffee as snacks. the thali too could be a bit better.
one needs to book sometime before hand. it helps if you are a member of IYH.

Room Tip: mostly they are dormotories with bunk beds. a few A/C double beds are available too
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nivedita_Bose
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Bengaluru, India
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50 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

The accommodation is definitely not worth what you pay for. The room was tiny and cluttered.
The hostel is located in an upmarket but really deserted area with regard to being able to find any public transport in under a km walk away :|
No TV in the room (ok I get that its a hostel, how about a desk then?)
The rules here are quite ridiculous, with regard to AC switch on switch off timings (although, i was there in the winter so I didnt require AC, but the rule seemed strange all the same, and probably would even more so if i were there in delhi's sweltering summer!). Believe it or not, they have a rule that you cant be in your room morning to early evening! This was the most ridiculous one...
I didnt really have to stay at that time... But the rule was strange!!!

The institutional feeling here is way too strong, and is definitely not worth it unless you are getting a degree or diploma out of the stay!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank aceanindita
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Property: IYH New Delhi (International Youth Hostel)
Address: 5 Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India
Region: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
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