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Bed and Chai Guest House
Ranked #26 of 1,096 New Delhi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast, Maine
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable”
Reviewed 7 April 2013

My family and I stayed at Bed and Chai our first two nights in India. We found it a welcoming entrance into the sometimes hectic world of backpacking in India. In fact, we chose to stay here to help bridge our worlds. We enjoyed the clean design of the rooms (we stayed in two different rooms), the quiet, the convivial conversation in the common area, the helpful advice from Clara, Cora and Madhu, and the rooftop open space. Our daughter (8yo) was very much welcomed and engaged with. We were comfortable here and would recommend Bed and Chai to other travelers seeking a soft entrance into India.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

I stayed in dormitory for 2nights at the beginning of my first backpacking trip through India! It was the perfect location to start off-very nice,little place, helpful owners, very clean and great breakfast! Also fantastic place to meet other European backpackers, share experiences or get information! Not far from the metro,though a little bit far from
the city centre! Though very quiet (for indian circumstances) and safe area!
Would definitely go back!

  • Stayed March 2013
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1 Thank Franzi_Frisch
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Bed and Chai Guest House is a wonderfully warm and personalized guest house. It has something to offer for every traveller on a budget, whether you are looking for dormitory accommodation or a private room. It is simple in design, colourful like India but comfortable and clean by western standards.

I loved it so much that I spent 5 weeks in total at Bed and Chai, it became my home away from home. I stayed in the dormitory and loved every minute of it. It sleeps 8 total, and has airco and a fan, not to mention its own balcony for your morning chai :) Or a rooftop terrace for lounging around and hanging out with other travelers. I also stayed in two of the privates rooms for a few nights in between the 5 weeks which was great for a change and privacy if that is what you need. All the rooms are equally great!

The location is perfectly and centrally situated in GK-1 near M-Block market, Kailash Colony market and the metro station. It is a safe and clean area with shops, restaurants and nightlife in N-block. History, culture, sightseeing, shopping, dining and nightlife all around you.

If you need tips about whats going on the city, just ask the owners as they are up to date on most cultural events. They even have a service to help you book your train tickets and other travel plans and will go out of their way to make sure you have what you need.

Bed and Chai had everything I needed. It was perfectly transitional between Indian hospitality and western comforts. The beds were super comfortable, the breakfast delicious and the atmosphere always inviting and warm! I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else in Delhi and I recommend it personally to family, friends and to you! Enjoy!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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India
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

I stayed here for around a month in February because I was in transit while trying to find a permanent residence in Delhi. In my opinion, this guest house is not recommended for travelers. Other than the decor and cleanliness, there is nothing more to this guest house. It is not as comfortable as it seems like from the outset if you are an experienced traveler; there are various reasons for this. But mostly, it is because of their negative nature that I will never go back there again or recommend Bed and Chai to anyone I know.

-The owners are rude, cold, and indifferent towards people who are not European. Their friendliness is superficial, and their attitude towards Indians is not very nice at all. I was yelled at for switching on the heater in the dormitory and the living room because "it consumes too much electricity". Then why invest on heaters in the first place? And this makes me wonder about what they have to say about using their ACs in Delhi's grueling summers. When other European guests used the heaters, they were not told anything. The owners are miserly, and seem to be running the place only for their own network of people, and for a non-inclusive European community in India.

-The owner initially booked the dormitory bed for me till March, and when I told her I'd like to check out for one day and return back on the 26th or 27th of February because I was trying to set up my new house, and also because they wanted me to shift to an expensive room, she got offended and told me she could not give me a room/bed anymore. I was shocked at the way she changed colours, and refused to maintain her dignity, by speaking to me in a rude and loud manner, and failed to keep her own word which she had given me.

There are other things that I found disadvantageous with this guest house as well.

Lack of local resources:

They don't have too many local resources. The information for travelers on local things to do in Delhi is insufficient to say the least, as they hardly seem to know much about the city. Madhu, who helps them out with things and takes care of the dormitory, is from Nepal, and has been in Delhi for only around three months. He is a helpful and nice guy, but doesn't know anything much about the city at all.

Breakfast:

The breakfast is dry, has no variety, and again, does not reflect local Indian tastes at all. The tea is not true to the way tea is made in India. They don't have a sense of proportion even where adding sugar is concerned! From a European point of view, the breakfast is not good either. I have stayed in cheap BnBs in Europe when I traveled there 3 years ago, and had excellent breakfast buffets filled with fruits, vegetables and pastries in Berlin and Prague and Rome. This one is not a match to those. They have only bread and eggs every single day, and the fruit often looked like it was cut and refrigerated the previous night. This kills all the nutrition in it, and is not ecological at all.

Anti-Indian approach:

Their attitude towards India is very, very negative, and this was a major put-off for me. Most of the guests there (with some rare exceptions) were only criticising and complaining about the noise, and the traffic, and the "culture", which the owners are clearly responsible for encouraging, and they did nothing to try to get out of the guest house and their Western community to explore the city and Indian culture, despite having paid so much to come all the way. What a pity.

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The dormitory bunk beds creak all night. Whenever someone would occupy the bed above mine, even a slight shuffling and turning would get noisy enough to wake me up from my sleep. There is a serious space crunch in the dormitory, and not much space to keep luggage either. There are no lockers or cupboards for the dormitory residents to keep valuable/expensive things inside. You have to live out of your suitcase. I had to always lock my expensive things, like my laptop and wallet inside my bag when I went out. There is also only one bathroom between the 8 potential guests in the dormitory, and it is uncomfortable to dress up inside. I had an important meeting to go for; the bathroom was occupied; there were other men in the dormitory; and I requested one of the owners to let me change in one of their vacant single rooms, and she refused blankly, and rudely. One of the guests volunteered to wait outside the dormitory, which is why I could finally change and leave. This can become a problem in the mornings too if you have to get somewhere on time and are staying in the dormitory when it is full. There is not even an extra bathroom in the guest house for emergency situations. All bathrooms are connected to private rooms.

You cannot have a phone conversation after 10 PM in the guest house, and this can be extremely inconvenient. There is no sound proofing in the walls and the voice travels everywhere. I would often have to go to the terrace or the balcony or the steps outside the house to talk on the phone. Despite that, the owner was rude and yelled at me! She even made a prejudiced remark about me not understanding the European need for "subtle-ness and silence". There were times I lost sleep too because of other people's chatter, but I did not complain because I always thought it would resolve itself out. It did not, unfortunately.

The only things that were good about this place was that it was clean, warm, and had a nice decor, and is located in a fabulous place (2 minutes away from GK I's M Block Market), but that's about it. The blankets were good, though I didn't find the mattresses too comfortable. I like strong, flat mattresses to sleep on because that is better for the posture of your back. The Indian guy (Ganesh) who cleans the dormitory and rooms scrupulously every day, is excellent at his work. Madhu (who is from Nepal) also does try his best to do as much as he can. But because he is not from Delhi/India, he doesn't know much about traveling within the city or where to go either. And the owners' attitude is just not correct.

For this reason, I would not recommend Bed and Chai Guest House if you are in Delhi for an intellectual travel experience, and, of course, if you are not from Europe, Britain, America, or are not friends of the owners. It's just about alright for a night's halt, but that's not the way to spend your time in Delhi if you do come here. You need to explore the rich culture of the city if you are spending money to travel all the way. Bed and Chai could have been a great cultural platform and point of interaction between people from diverse national and international backgrounds, but it isn't, unfortunately.

The bottom line: Live with a guest house or BnB in Delhi that's run by a local Indian family. They will give you fantastic local information on where to travel in Delhi and around, feed you with delicious homemade Indian food, and give you love and warmth, all in the same price, more or less. It'll make your trip much more memorable. Take my word for that.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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mendoza
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2013

the B&B is close to the metro station (takes you everywhere in minutes and for a couple of rupees), in a residential area in delhi, very nice and convenient.. breakfast is really tasty, served by kind madhu! very confortable and warm beds, good for a rest after your days in crazy delhi
all services they offer (ticket reservation, taxi pick up/drop off) are a bit expensive (they`ll charge you a comission), maybe its better if you reserve the tickets on your own.. they`ll even charge you to print the tickets you buy!
all in all, very pleasant stay in delhi! thank you madhuu

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Paris
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

I stayed in this guest house 4 nights at the beginning of my 3 weeks journey over North India. It is managed by two lovely french girl who will make you feel home as soon as you step in. They organized a private pick up from the airport and even though my flight was delayed by six hours they managed to reschedule it without any problem. As I couldn't get the same room for the whole duration of my stay I've been able to test different kinds of rooms. The dormitory includes 8 bunk beds which are very wide so you will sleep well, it's a wide room with space to stock your bags, the shower room is attached with toilets and is maintained very clean. The private room are simply but well decorated with some nice details. As I stayed there during the winter when nights can get quite cold I enjoyed the comfy and hot duvet provided as well as the electric radiator (the only place I've seen heating in India). The rooms are quite quiet even though the outside evironment of the guest house is very noisy (New Delhi is a very noisy city). This guest house in maintained very clean, actually the cleanest place I've stayed in India and the breakfast great (eggs, toasts, fruit salad...). The common area is a nice place to hang out in the evening with other guest or to take advices from Coraline and Clara. If you are too tired or lazy to go out for dinner you can order food for a cheap price from the wide range of menus provided in the house and eat it chatting with the other guests. Their is a mineral water dispenser and wifi is very quick. A small balcony and rooftop with seating area is also available. Some may find the district a bit off centered but the district is safe and quite pleasant (middle/upper Indian class residential area). it's located about 15 minutes walking from the metro station. I would recommend this place without hesitating, the cleanest place I've stayed in India, heating and hot duvet are a serious advantage. The only bad point I can highlight is that the place was difficult to find at the time I was there as the signboard hadn't been fixed yet, it was about to be resolved. Good value for money, keep going!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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1 Thank Alexandre V
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

Very friendly and excellent helpfull staff for staying with them and with advicing you for the rest of youre trip, good location to city and airport, rooms are clean, well decorated and spacious, nice breakfast with tastes from the "west" and the roofterrace is perfect for escaping crazy Delhi. Go, make youre reservation and visit this B&B!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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1 Thank Ralph K
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Property: Bed and Chai Guest House
Address: Bed and Chai Guest House Bed And Chai Guest House R - 55 | Second Floor, New Delhi 110048, India
Region: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #26 of 1,096 B&Bs / Inns in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Bed&Chai, a cozy and modern accommodation located in one of the most attractive areas of Delhi, to enjoy the best Chai (Indian tea) of the city.We are two French women who have been living in India for several years. With our experience and numerous trips all over India, we know exactly what level of comfort you need to enjoy your stay in India. We offer several facilities: - Free Wi-Fi - Breakfast included with your stay - Fully-equipped kitchen facilities ... more   less 
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