(date stayed : July 20 - 25, 2006)
Dormitory type - 70 Rupees per night
Communal toilet/shower room (outside)
- dirty pillow sheet
- dirty pillow
- dirty bed sheet
- dirty bed
- dirty dormitory
Kolkata has many hotels but it still felt that there is a great shortage of budget hotels or the hotels meant for travellers, especially for backpack travellers from european and american countries. though recently some new hotels like golden park, peerless inn, have come up but their prices are not at all encouraging to the basic travellers.
some of the guest houses offer excellent bed and breakfast but that info is currently not ready with me.
For stay in star category hotel please connect to vt link and for budget accomodation trust your lonely planet guide. So far some of the hotels in sudder street area like , fairlawn hotel, lyton hotel, YWCA guest house, new kennilworth hotel offer fairly good accomodation.
Here are the place where I stay for a couple of days before heading to the South of India.
I found it cool although, its not private. Still I could make a friends here.
And the place also being take care off and clean. Dormitory is cheap and this is girls dormitory while boy's dormitory is down stair, it is separated from each other.
I actually made this photo to shock my parents, whom I wanted to write, that I finally ended staying in the Salvation Army Hostel in Calcutta. In Germany the Salvation Army helps mainly homeless people. In Calcutta this hostel is frequented mainly by backpackers. I did not stay there, as it was full.
It is said to be very clean and cheap. But it is almost always full.
I just check -in at Hotel Maria at Sudder Street. It's quite ok. If you feel wanna have bath with hot water after 9pm you have to get and carry it by yourown with bucket. heheheh, cool eh, and I done it.
The price quite reasonable actually but I guess it is pretty much expensive for a cheap traveler like me. And I shifted out to another lodging at Salvation Army. emm,.. this cheap, clean and I stayed in dorm so I can make friend to another travelers from around the world.
One could find it very easy accomodation over here THE TAJ BENGAL is there ***** THE PARK is there***
HOTEL HINDUSTAN INTERNATIONAL is there*** and THE OBREOI GRAND ....
THEY ALMOST HAVE ALL FACILITIES.
Don't Stay: Centrepoint Guest House
Noisy, noisy, noisy. Rooms were the worst we stayed in during our trip. Walls were very dirty. But, it was an experience! And it was hard to find vacancies at a good price in the Sutter Street area-lots of hotel but lots of travellers too!
This is part of the view from our hotel room. This picture helps to show how this town is built on a the side of a mountain. Sorry, but I can't remember what the building in this picture is.
We had view out our window which overlooked the lower half of Darjeeling. In the morning, our steward would bring tea for us, and we could watch the sun rise over the town. We were not expecting such service because the room was so cheap, but they really took great care of their guests. This is me and the steward.
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