I've travelled India before and the YMCA tourist hostel is THE WORST place I have ever stayed, quite an achievement for my travels.
The rooms were an abomination, mattresses had bed bugs and the bathroom never had hot water despite the website saying they did. Upon complaint, they didn't care and said the manager wasn't in to sort it and wouldn't be until the next day.
My friend went out for dinner one evening and on my return he'd taken the key by mistake, the staff refused to get the spare key as they "weren't authorised" and I couldn't enter the room till my friend was home.
I used the in-house laundry service, and it's the greatest regret I've ever had. Having given them a few t shirts, some shorts, and underwear, I'd specified PLEASE do not mark my clothes in the wash, they said no problem. When they first came back, they came back with stains on and numbered with a sharpie, which showed up on the back of my clothes. Long story short and a few more washed later, they basically bleached my clothes so much some holes were in them, and they tried to say I gave them in that state in the first place. I got £50 out of them in the end, but most definitely my biggest regret ever.
Even if offered £100 a night, I probably would NOT stay at this hostel. Horrible staff, food that made us both ill, and facilities that make the street look tempting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As you all know, the Indian society is popular for its hearty hospitality. Therefore, we at the Tourist Hostel (New Delhi YMCA) thoroughly believe in the popular Indian saying –“ Atithi Devo Bhava “ which means ‘Guest is God’ ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ymca Tourist Hotel New Delhi
- Ymca New Delhi
- Ymca Hostel