Where to stay (budget) in Paharganj?

#1 Feb 14th, 2008, 01:45
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my boyfriend and i are flying into delhi on at midnight on march 18th.

i'm looking for a double a/c room in the 1000 rs or less range. late check in, obviously. preferably with airport pickup.

any suggestions, tips, etc? reviews seem to be accross the board on every place i read up on, but that is probably more of an indicator of a variance in traveller's standards than anything else. i'm open-minded and adventurous. can handle a little dirt/noise.
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I had good luck with Hotel Relax, aiport pickup is 400 but reliable both ways. I think their tariff is 1200 for 2 people though but a good budget place to stay, the food and staff were great and it's clean. I added a review in the hotel section from my stay last November.
Have fun!

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It's worth mentioning your planned departure time from Delhi, the great thing about Paharganj is thet there is a few 24-hour hotels, you check out at the same time you check in, this can be really useful.
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not sure yet how long i'll be in delhi yet. was going to book my train to jaisalmer the first day i got there, or a few days prior, and from what i can see on the indiarail website, you can usually find availability on that train within a week. i'll probably only book for two nights to start though, in case i decide to change hotels/neighbourhoods. i'm excited to stay in paharganj, but i've got a boyfriend to consider, and he's very unpredictable.

are there any of these 24 hour check in places you would recommend?
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Hare Rama Guest House

The Hare Rama Guest House is very close to the Main Bazaar(long main street) in Pahar Ganj. It was a 24-hour place when I stayed there in March/April last year(search this site for remarks). In fact I arrived without a booking at least twice between 10 and 11 PM. The place is definitely low budget but well run and has a good roof cafe. Some rooms may have A/C but you shouldn't need that in March.
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Originally Posted by unclelach View Post The Hare Rama Guest House is very close to the Main Bazaar(long main street) in Pahar Ganj. It was a 24-hour place when I stayed there in March/April last year(search this site for remarks). In fact I arrived without a booking at least twice between 10 and 11 PM. The place is definitely low budget but well run and has a good roof cafe. Some rooms may have A/C but you shouldn't need that in March.
I stayed in the same place (they have a sister hotel around the corner), 2 hotels very similar, I think I paid about Rs350, room ok, nothing special, but had a bed, tv and hot water shower and toilet, hotel had internet, roof cafe and pool table.

More importantly, I checked in at about 22:30 and checked out at about the same time, this was perfect as I had to leave for the airport at about that time.

I turned up at their other hotel in Paharganj, no booking, after 22:00, the place was full (the guy in front of me got the last room), so they sent me to the Hare Rama.
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Originally Posted by unclelach View Post Some rooms may have A/C but you shouldn't need that in March.
the average high in delhi on march 18th is 30 degrees. where i'm flying in from the average high on this day is 3 degrees, so it may take me a few days before i can comfortably think in the heat. you can count the days in a year we get 30+ temperatures, and you can bet the a/c is on.


thanks for all your help guys!
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Hi!

Hearty Welcome to India. Hope u both njoy ur trip. I had been Delhi thrice in last 2 yrs and everytime I stayed in Hotel Avtar in pahargunj(3425, Deshbandhu Gupta Road, Paharganj,Delhi - 110055, Phone No:011-23580007/8/9, 011-23582873) just 3-5 minutes walk from the New Delhi Railway Station, on the main road, very well-connected with the other parts of the city. The rates, so far I remember, were moderate, very much within ur budget. The rooms were clean and the service people were helpful. There were many other hotels in that area
(The Shipra International Hotel,Desh Bandhu Gupta Road,Landmark: Near ICICI Bank,Phone: 011-23545373, 011-23545374; Hotel Sita international, Hotel Welcome Palace and many more.... you may check the following link too http://wsfindia.org/hotelname.pdf )
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dont ask the hotelpeople for car pickup from airport, just take prepaid taxis on your own, available round the clock (less expensive, rate fixed for pahargunj near DB gupta road flyover).
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Unless things have changed a lot since I was last there, I would seriously recommend a hotel pick up if it's your first time. Worth paying twice the price (still very little) for peace of mind. Esp landing at mindnight - it's a whole lot easier if it's daytime, or you've been there before (& look like you have).

Basically, a little bit of planning for the first couple of days will help, then wing it, and have fun!
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terreneuve,

My advice is that don't count on airport pickup from a budget hotel. Mine didn't turn up. If all else fails use the prepaid taxi just outside the arrivals.
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we are a group of four women going to Delhi next week- could anybody please suggest some clean, cheap but safe budget hotels around Paharganj, Karolbagh area?
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Hotel namaskar has double A/C rooms which cost only 480 rupee.
http://www.hotelnamaskar.com/
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Originally Posted by terreneuve View Post not sure yet how long i'll be in delhi yet. was going to book my train to jaisalmer the first day i got there, or a few days prior, and from what i can see on the indiarail website, you can usually find availability on that train within a week. i'll probably only book for two nights to start though, in case i decide to change hotels/neighbourhoods. i'm excited to stay in paharganj, but i've got a boyfriend to consider, and he's very unpredictable.

are there any of these 24 hour check in places you would recommend?
Hotel Prince Polonia is a little over Rs1000, but worth paying the extra if it's your first time, they do reliable Airport pickups & also have a very good travel desk who will sort out train/plane tickets etc for you. KK
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Originally Posted by Marten View Post Hotel namaskar has double A/C rooms which cost only 480 rupee.
http://www.hotelnamaskar.com/
hi, thank you so much for the information, checked out that link and called them up. sounds good, (the absence of tv or telephone is not an issue, as we intend on spending most of our time outdoors) but i was wondering if the rooms are airy enough? have you stayed there? if so, whats your verdict?

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