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Rocky Guesthouse
Ranked #2 of 44 Hampi B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Rocky's offers clean, simple rooms with hot water and wi-fi and good, tasty meals on the roof in a pleasant guesthouse in the heart of Hampi Bazaar.
But where Rocky really excels and ensures he is head and shoulders above many of the other guesthouses is in his knowledge, his friendliness, his sincerity and his fantastic organisational skills.
Whether it be arranging taxis to pick us up from Hubli Airport, giving some basic local history, providing maps and advice or directing us to the best shops, he was a wealth of information. Top stay in a top guesthouse.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Most of the crush of guesthouses in Hampi are simple affairs aimed at chilled-out independent travellers on a budget. Rocky's is no exception. You get a basic room with a comfortable bed, hot water, free wifi (somewhat unreliable on my visit), good meals on the rooftop terrace, and attentive service including onward travel arrangements. Noise levels are acceptable. Upstairs rooms are best, though prices are relatively high by Hampi standards. The cheaper downstairs rooms are gloomy: you can get better value elsewhere. Hampi is a highlight of a visit to India and deserves at least 3 days to relax and explore.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

We visited Hampi in 3rd week of December, which is a great time as the weather is perfect, even slightly chilly at night! Rocky guesthouse is neat, brand new looking rooms(the ones on 1st floor) and very clean.Though it seemed a bit expensive in comparison, it was worth it as it was a pleasure staying here. The service is wonderful and food (we tried both breakfast and Indian dinner) was delicious, the roof-top restaurant on a full moon night is a sight to behold. And of course Rocky is a great host, very helpful. In fact he charted out a plan knowing the number of days we were spending in Hampi.
The location is great, just 2 minutes away from the Virupaksha temple. I highly recommend this place to everyone who is visiting Hampi!

Room Tip: Room on 1st floor (non-ac) is the best, and naturally air-conditioned with open windows.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Prithviii
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

This isn't the cheapest place in town, but the rooms are clean, the water is hot, and Rocky is a fair guy. Good wifi and a pleasant rooftop, too. Downstairs rooms are much less expensive if you are on a tight budget. I didn't see them, but I imagine they are a fair deal. Recommended.
Now I will babble on, because for some reason TA wants a 200 character review on this one. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs. Try to spend at least 3 nights in Hampi - it is a great place to explore and hang out.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Dennis70
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We spent 3 nights at Rocky's and overall it was a pretty nice stay.

We stayed in the room downstairs. It was a bit of a dissapointment considering the price (900 INR), as it was rather small and dark (window was facing a wall). The rooms on the upper floors are way better, so if you have a bigger budget, go for these.

Rocky (the owner) was very helpful, in particular with regard to our issue with the train tickets to Hyderabad. He also gave us useful tips for places to see arround Hampi.

The highlight of the stay at Rockys is the food, which is fresh and tasty, especially the thalis and the breakfast dosas.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank EmilyW_xxx
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Only a little more expensive than a hostel, but with many more perks. Great room quality- hot water, AC etc, brilliant cheap restaurant (with rooftop views!), and fantastically located right in the centre of it all.
Rocky is a fantastic host- always helpful, informative and great for a chat (especially if you like cricket). He speaks perfect english and sorted out all our travelling plans while in Hampi.
I recommend this place highly

Room Tip: call in anyitme. rocky isn't a scammer and speaks great english.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

Good rooms at reasonable prices - excellent matresses. Sink in corner outside bathroom. Efficient reservation system.
If you want to see the Hampi we have loved down the years come quickly - the Indian Govt. plans to "sanitise" the whole area, destroy the village, its family run hotels and restaurants, put a fence round a very large area and then charge tourists bussed in. Even the hotels and guests houses across the river will go too. This is sad for us toursits, but tragic for the people who live here.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank FandJL
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Additional Information about Rocky Guesthouse

Address: Janatha Plot, Hampi 08394, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Bellary District > Hampi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Hampi
Price Range: £14 - £45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hi, my name is Rocky and i look after the Rocky guesthouse, Hampi which is situated next to Hampi bazar and a 50mtr away from tungabhadra river. We got a well furnished and clean rooms that are situated in the 1st floor, with a nice temple view from the roof top and also the river view. It's good place to do yoga in the roof terrace with a beautiful sunrise. Also you can use a free wifi service. ... more   less 
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