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Smyle Inn
Ranked #16 of 1,075 New Delhi B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
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“Good sleep with strong aircon!”
Reviewed 3 July 2012

I stay 2 weeks earlier...gone to northern snowlands and back to delhi before flying back...I came back to Smyle Inn for the second time as the owner is a nice guy and gave me a room in the early morning...Its room may be a bit small...but it will do without much problem...
The aircon is strong in the delhi summer weather and its the most important thing when staying in delhi...Room is clean...hot water...free wifi...what can you ask for?
If you want to stay...book early...cos the rooms are always fully booked...

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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McLeod Ganj, India
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

Small but cozy room with flat screen tv and a quiet AC. Breakfast was nice, a bit small but included in the price. Good location at Main Bazaar and near the New Delhi train station. Very good website and friendly staff.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

Staff were helpful, the room was very clean and the (set) breakfast was good. It isn't too difficult to find if you follow the directions carefully - but look for landmarks when you go out or it is hard to spot the right street (it is opposite Nirvana) - and is good value for money. We would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Umina, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

Found this on You-tube and ordered by e-mail.Prompt reply and everything else was just as advertised.Two properties more or less adjacent.The first is more basic suiting the budget backpacker.The second is flasher with air con etc but not required in Feb and breakfast is in first property.Airport pickup no worries.Staff were excellent and the travel desk a real bonus.We arrived as over 60,s with little travel experience and no itinerary.We were introduced to Vinnie Yadov who drove us all around Rhajastan for 13 days(very cheaply,safely,politely,educationally). The station is nearby and has a facility for foreigners(dont be waylaid by touts nearby).We were blessed to come across the Smyle Inn.(good communication).If this isnt good enough you shouldn,t be in India.We will stay there next time

Room Tip: Better rooms are in the second property.The lower floors mean less climbing.Breakfast is in first pr...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kottayam, India
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

We had taken the twin a/c room while traveling in (1 night) and out (1 night) of Delhi.
Our stay at Smyle Inn during our travel into Delhi was uneventful. We arrived at Delhi by a late night flight and had a train out of Delhi early the next morning. The proximity to the railway station, and a nights stay was our primary consideration for choosing Smyle.
It can be a little difficult to find the place ... so note that the Inn is located on Chandni wali gali/alley.
We hadn't booked our return stay in advance, on reaching the Inn while making the booking for the return, I was informed that the actual price of the double room was actually 15% higher, and thus was charged 15% more for our return stay.
Our return to Smyle Inn a week later was an all together different experience. On arriving at 7:00am we were informed that we'd have to pay extra for half the day as check-in is considered only after 8:00. After much argument we were shown to our room on the condition that we speak to Mr Sharma and talk it out with him later in the day. Eventually nothing extra was charged considering 15% was already levied, and the fact that we'd informed Mr. Sharma, when booking, that we'd be reaching early in the morning.
Then ... it started ... there was a mouse in the room ... the family freaked-out ... the room was turned upside down ... and finally with the help of one of the boys we managed to chase it out. We were told that the mouse would have entered through the doors (a/c) vents, which we got sealed with duct tape. Barely did we have the room back in shape that the mouse returned ... and all over again ... the family freaked ... the room was turned upside down, the boys were called and to cut the story short ... after what seemed liked eternity we managed to get the little fellow out. This time I sealed all the crevices along the door with towels and clothes. Since our room was sealed the mouse went into the neighboring room where a European couple was staying ... and their adventure went into the night. We were just tooo glad to have gotten rid of it :) ... Thanks to the mouse we had a disturbed sleep.
Fuel to the situation was our observation that the entrance to 'Chandni wali gali' is used as an open urinal.
Have your expectations right about the place ... its just the right location for a Pahadganj/New Delhi experience, especially with New Delhi railway station at a walk able distance.
For us, our return to Smyle Inn was the deciding factor to this review which for us weighed as a bad experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

The rooms are clean and have AC, the breakfast is good and the wifi works well. The staff were friendly and helped me when I needed help. A good value for money budget hotel. The location is OK - Paharganj is a backpacker hub and close to the train station and it is also close to a metro stop. I probably wouldn't stay in that area again, but it's good if these are the things you're looking for.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

Stayed in an a/c twin for 4 nights. Room was spacious and clean, if a little dingy as there was only a small window. The staff are all friendly and try to help where possible, and the free breakfast and water was a bonus. The location is handy, a 5 min walk from either New Delhi main station or one of the metro stops at the other end of the main street, so you can escape to the quieter places fairly easily. Plenty of places to eat and drink of varying quality within a few minutes walk of the property.

Be warned, Main Bazaar St is NOT for the faint-hearted and can be quite the assault on the senses (all of them), a bit of an Indian Khao San Rd but once inside the hotel it's much quieter and calmer, so as long as you can battle through the dust and chaos you'll be fine. Wi-fi was generally ok, and the LCD TV had plenty of channels. The A/C in our room had the tendancy to leak abit, we asked on several occasions to have it looked at but the maintenance man was a bit of a mythical figure so we had to put up with chinese drip-torture for a few nights.

Booked a bus to Manali via the inhouse travel agent which had the double bonus of actually turning up and getting me there and appeared to be cheaper than other people on the bus had paid, which is often a rarity. The free pickup did try to charge me for the cyclo to the bus station ("pickup only free if you walk sir!" - lol) but I made him phone the Smyle Inn and he eventually backed down, so a thumbs up to the hotel for that.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Smyle Inn
Address: 916 Gali Chandi Wali | Main Bazaar, Paharganj, New Delhi 110055, India
Region: India > National Capital Territory of Delhi > New Delhi
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 1,075 B&Bs / Inns in New Delhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Smyle Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience potpourri of colours, sights, taste and smells of historical Delhi at award winning hostel within walking distance to City Centre (Connaught Place), New Delhi Train Station, Airport Express and two Metro Stations. Discover true Delhi..... Smyle Inn is an award winning family run Hostel in Delhi welcoming international guests since 1996 . Smyle Inn is located in the heart of Delhi within walking distance to City Centre (Connaught Place), New Delhi Train Station, Airport Express and two Metro Stations. It is situated off the colourful Main Bazaar, Paharganj in a quiet street. Area is the first choice for anyone on a budget and looking to experience & explore historical Delhi. Nearby train & metro stations make your day trips to Taj Mahal(Agra) and sightseeing within the city very easy. Smyle Inn offers the best value for money with following facilities: Free Breakfast Free High speed Wi-Fi Free computers for Internet Free Delhi Map Free Travel information * Booking services for sightseeing tours, flight, train & bus at best prices * 24 hr Airport / Station pickup and drop (at very reasonable prices) * 24 hr Taxi on call 24 hr Power back up 24 hr Check in & Check Out * Laundry service at reasonable rates * Beverages and Vodafone Sim cards available for sale at the reception The common room in Wing 1 has seating for around 20 people. This is where travellers meet and interact with each other. There is a book exchange corner and computers to browse internet. Smyle Inn has standard rooms in Wing 1 and superior rooms in Wing 2. All the rooms have been refurbished and have the following facilities: * Windows opening in the street in most rooms. * Air-conditioner with ceiling fans * Telephone * Flat screen T.V with 120+ channels incl. CNN, HBO, BBC etc. * Modern private baths with H/C shower * Bath towel & soap * Writing desk and sofa cum bed in Superior rooms (wing 2). Smyle Inn is actively involved in community service through various non profit social organisations. A part of your spend at Smyle Inn, is used to bring SMILEs on the faces of underprivileged. ... more   less 
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