ymca and other accom in Shimla

#1 Aug 26th, 2005, 14:55
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hi All:

I know this topic has been discussed in-depth here. I did search and read a lot of the useful info found in these threads. Thanks for all that.

I am planning a trip to Shimla in Sept. I have my train tickets booked. I am planning on staying in the YMCA in SHimla. I am a life member in YMCA, and I love YMCA acco. I am travelling with my wife. My quick question is : how are the double bed rooms in the YMCA. Do they have attached bath and hot water.

I read somewhere that the YMCA has only common bathing rooms. Is that true? If I was travelling alone, I would not mind it, but then when with family, I am not sure.

My other question is : how easy is it to do some sightseeing there by bus/taxi etc ? I am not taking my own vehicle. I am travelling by train.

Can some one please shed some light ?

Thanks bunches,

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Originally Posted by mouli My other question is : how easy is it to do some sightseeing there by bus/taxi etc ? I am not taking my own vehicle. I am travelling by train.
Not sure whether the HPTDC bus tours will be operating from Shimla in September, but its very easy to hire a taxi from the Cart Road Taxi stand (near Himachal Tourism lift) to visit places near Shimla, like Naldehra, Narkanda, Tatta Pani, Kufri, Fagu, Shilon Bagh, Chail, Kiarighat, Tara Devi, Summer Hill, Solan and Barog.
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Stayed in the Y.M.C.A. Shimla,and am pleased to report that the double room we stayed had a very nice attached bathroom with hot water.You have to ask for T.V and room heater.Nice place to stay .Enjoy.
p.s Shower not bath.
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nice place

I stayed there a year ago - I think they had dorms in the main building, and some double/single rooms in the small villa-type building right next door. That's where I stayed - basic, cheap and paper thin walls but great location, reasonably quiet and nice views from the terrace out front. Keep the windows shut - monkeys. The dining room in the main building reminded me of the teacher's room in my English school.
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ymca phone number ? ...

hey guys

thanks so much for the info. Just one quick question for the person who went most recently .... do you have their phone number ... I have had 3 phone numbers on the web .. and I am not able to get to any of the numbers (the message says .. not a valid number). Please help.

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Hotel PineView in Shimla

Hi All:

While on the subject of lodging in Shimla, Has anyone stayed in Hotel PineView in Shimla ? Family friend of mine has offered to book a room for me there at a good rate.

Any first hand experiences ?

-mouli-

ps: I feel so God-awful just asking so many questions. So to (try and) give something back to this forum, I give you my travelogue page. Right now it only has a travelogue to Mussoorie. I think it is pretty detailed for a 3 day trip. Hope it helps someone.

http://www.geocities.com/g_c_mouli/travelogues.html
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do you have their phone number ... I have had 3 phone numbers on the web .. and I am not able to get to any of the numbers (the message says .. not a valid number).



I remember I had the same problem! I tried to phone ahead but couldn't - so on arrival I asked and they said they had changed numbers. So they still list the wrong ones online... idiots. Sorry, I can't help you with details...
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Updates on YMCA

Hi..

I am travelling to Shimla next weekend and am looking for budget accomadation.

I like the rates offerred by YMCA.

I was wondering if once needs to be a member of YMCA to avail the accomadation? I am not a YMCA member!!

Cheers
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I stayed at the Pine View for a few nights last year. The carpets were a bit shabby but otherwise pretty good for the rates and the staff were very good.
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Ymca is pretty nice, good location, view, not cheap. They chant songs in the morning on saturday, sounds like Hindu devotional songs, they just changed the deity from Krishna to Jesus... rooms 310 to 550.
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what are rates for a single at YMCA and also this Pineview?

am looking for under 500R (MAX!) including en suite H/C shower and pref western toilet (can manage the Indian toilets if they are "clean")
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YMCA is better option!
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I looked at YMCA site and also their listing on Lonely Planet and they are nowhere close to 500R per night WAY WAY more

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Originally Posted by lostinINDIA View Post I looked at YMCA site and also their listing on Lonely Planet and they are nowhere close to 500R per night WAY WAY more

Don't believe what you read. (inc this!) Especially LP. This is an ongoing debate about how much YMCA actually charge. I paid Rs350 2yrs ago, theScientolologista is saying 310-550????
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I'm utterly confused
the price listed was almost 1600 R per night for a single private w/en suite

I cannot afford to get there and NOT find something in my range

is it absolutely certain I can get for under 500R?
if not I cannot take that risk

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