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  • Written February 23, 2014
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  • imranthetrekker profile photo imranthetrekker
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Different: Hotels in Lahore, Moenjodaro & Harappa

Bonjour mes amis,

Borisborough, agree about Malik, he's a nice guy..

Regale Internet inn Lahore, an excellent place, a budgeted option.
Hotel Mirage is another good option in Lahore.

Harappa
Harappa Museum hotel

Not Moenjodaro but I'd recommend you to take a day-trip from Sukkur, stay at
Hotel Al-Habib
Barrage road..

Bon voyage mon ami..

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  • Related to: Road Trip, Trains
  • Written September 12, 2011

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Budgeted accomodation in Pakistan

Bonjour from Chitral,

Please avoid visiting the tribal areas, Swat valley.

Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan are safe and nice.

Lahore
Regale Internet Inn

Islamabad
Star Hotel
Blue Sky Hotel
Sitara market

Peshawar
Park Inn
Shan Hotel
Khyber bazar

Chitral
Hotel Al-farooq
Hotel City Tower

Gilgit
Tourist Cottage
Medina Hotel

Bon voyage,

Imran Schah

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  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written April 6, 2010

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  • yuet29 profile photo yuet29
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Tourist Garden Guest House: Mastuj : Tourist Garden Guest House

I arrived at Mastuj at around 1030pm, looking for somewhere to sleep. Someone told me to stay at Tourist Garden GH but by the time I arrived, the whole town was slept and no one know where is the location of the GH. No one on the street and I was accompanied by a Mastuj guy and the land cruiser driver.

We went to the only hotel in town but they dont accept foreigner. The guy that carried my backpack (I want it back but he insisted to help) wanted me to go back home with him.
'You can stay at my home.' he said.
I tried to ask if there is any other female staying in his house but due to limited urdu and english that we both can understand, I dont have a clue.
'Come, you stay at my home!' he insisted.
'No! You male, me female, married, muslim, cannot stay at your home!' I insisted. I was prepared to knocked on any big houses in Mastuj and ask for help, I dont believe that no one in the town know about the guest house. And then we cameover to a general store running by Afghan. And of course, they knew about the Tourist Garden Inn.

By the time I reached the GH, it was about 11pm. The door was closed and everybody slept. We knocked on the door hard. 10 minutes later an old man open the door unhappily and scolded the locals with me. I begged sorry for arriving late. Upon getting back my backpack, the local guy asked for money (:S I never asked him to carry my bag!)

I went in the GH, it seems to be a good and big house, but the day is too dark I cant make further comment. The old man said to me that it is too late, no food and drink. I said I just need a bed. The old man said the bus to Gilgit depart at 6am tomorrow morning and he will knocked on my door at 5am. I said okie.

The next morning when I get ready to go, the old man open the gate of his house and turned to face me, he put his hand on my chest and take back, pointed the way out. I was a bit shocked and unable to respond on time. I was molested. Luckily I have a day pack at my front which covered most of the front part.

There is a general store just opposite the bus station, that owner is a Pakistani who worked in Malaysia for 8 years and can speak good Malay. I met him that morning and he said if he knew I am a Malaysian, he can be a sponsor for me at the hotel, so that they can accept me there. But it was too late by then.

The rating is for the quality of accommodation, not for the experience, I will post the similar entry in the danger and annoyances part again.

The room is 150Rp per night, usually full board for a higher price but since I arrived late and leave early, no full board needed.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written September 22, 2009

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New Tourist Cottage: Gilgit : New Tourist Cottage

I must admit I like New Tourist Cottage than Madina Hotel in Gilgit. After sooo many times returned to Madina Hotel in Gilgit, one day I decided I shall check out New Tourist Cottage which has equally good reputation.

The place is clean, dormitory bed 120Rp for a night, internet access 40Rp for an hour, both cheaper than Madina Hotel. The only downside is it is a bit off-town. So of course, it is much quite, and there is a small garden which you can sit and relax..

One thing I prefer here is, there is only 1 staff, unlike Madina, so many volunteer staffs look for foreign woman to get marry to, can be a bit annoying.

Relax atmosphere. No restaurant, but there is kitchen which you can cook yourself, and a fridge to keep your food.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written September 19, 2009

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Haider Inn: Karimabad: Haider Inn

Dormitory for 100Rp. The first hotel you see if you alight at zero point, Karimabad. They had a good restaurant attached earlier on but it is going to close tomorrow (14/9) dur to no good business. If you stay for long time, you can bargain a room for a dormitory price.

The hot water is heated up separately in a tank and you need to mix them in the bucket. Not so clean but it is a budget place and a good place to meet people.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written September 13, 2009

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Tourist Cottage: Karimabad: Tourist Cottage

Tourist Cottage run by a kind man named Musa, everyone met him will agree on this. There are only few rooms and no dormitory available. Musa cooks good japanese food but it takes long time to prepare the food if there are a lot of customers.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written September 13, 2009

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Haider Inn: Karimabad: Haider Inn

Dormitory for 100Rp. The first hotel you see if you alight at zero point, Karimabad. They had a good restaurant attached earlier on but it is going to close tomorrow (14/9) dur to no good business. If you stay for long time, you can bargain a room for a dormitory price.

The hot water is heated up separately in a tank and you need to mix them in the bucket. Not so clean but it is a budget place and a good place to meet people.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written September 13, 2009

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Passu Inn: Passu: Passu Inn

Passu Inn located just opposite the Passu village. No dorm available. A single room costs 200Rp, dirty room. A double dirty room costs 300Rp and a double clean room costs 400Rp.

The owner is an unfriendly old man. He showed me the 1st room , I think it is too dirty and asked if I can see another room. He said: 'every rooms is the same' and sat down in the garden by himself. It was too rude so I left.

A good thing is the attached restaurant has an okie choices of dishes, not came in a set like Passu Peak Inn.

They have a nice garden with fruit trees.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written September 11, 2009

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Passu Peak Inn: Passu: Passu Peak Inn

A very clean hotel with 100Rp dormitory. The down side is it is too far from the Passu village, around 15-20 minutes walk so it is not convenient to get yourself biscuits. And the owner, an old army expected you to eat in the GH, which can be too expensive. There are not much choices for dinner, if you ordered dinner, it is 200Rp per set (enough for you to sleep for 2 nights in the dorm), usually chappati, dhal and a vegetable dish. No meat.

It is in front of the great view of the Cathedral.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written September 11, 2009

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no budget accommodation: Hyderabad:

The budget accommodation for Hyderabad, Sindh area are supposed to be located near the train station. However by the time writing this, I have difficulty in getting a room there, saying foreigners are not allowed because the hotels near the train station are not registered. The only hotel I am allowed to go are in town (40Rp away by rickshaw) and a single room costs over a thousand rupees. Thus too bad I got to leave the town before the night and head down to Karachi.

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  • Written September 11, 2009

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Al-Mashriq Hotel: Karachi: Al-Mashriq Hotel

It is very hard for a female solo traveler to get a budget room in Karachi, Saddar Bazaar. Almost all the hotel I went said they were fulled. I was a bit frustrated because if I cant get a cheap room, I will leave.

So I stood at the receptionist and call a local family that I newly knew, who stayed in Karachi. I called a few times but no one pick up the phone. And then the owner said: may be we can arrange a room for you. Can you pay 250Rp for a single? I said sure. And he said: do you have all documents with you, passports and a definite day you want to stay? I said of course. And he asked me to pay in advance. So I got the room.

It is very odd for them to have a single female staying in the hotel. I dont see another female during my stay there, and the other male guest always look at me suspiciously, luckily none of them come to me. I ended up stayed there for 3 nights, a budget and convenient place, located near the bazaars and the public bus stations.

The room has attached bathroom and TV!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written September 11, 2009

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Paris Inn: Larkana: Paris Inn

Good room with good service. I got this room for 300Rp, attached bathroom, fan, carpet, tower, filtered water.

The hotel is located at Larkana, the gateway to the Indus civilization of Moenjodaro. No complain, but it can be terribly hot during the summer time where you are sweating under the fan.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written September 11, 2009

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Madina Hotel: Gilgit: Madina Hotel

This is a very famous hotel in Gilgit. You will find almost everyone stay there other than the Japanese, most Japanese stay at New Tourist Cottage which is run by a Japanese.

The location of the hotel is centralized, very convenient to get whatever you need. Take suzuki B1 from the bus terminal (Pindi bus terminal/ International bus terminal), for 10Rp and ask the driver to drop you at Madina Hotel. The Hotel located in a small lane next to NLI market. If you came from Chitral, the hotel is 10 minutes walk from the bus terminal.

The dormitory costs 150Rp, make sure you dont get the room right next to the bathroom as it can be stint. Sometimes you experience basin blockage or pipe leakage in the shower room, but it is okie for the price.

The attached restaurant serves VERY VERY expensive food.

The attached internet cafe charges 50Rp per hour and the connection is okie.

p/s: The last stay with Madina hotel, I found out many staffs there work volunteery to get closed to foreign women. Until now in Gilgit itself, already ~10 locals married to foreigners women (mostly Japanese) and moved out from the country. If you arrived at a wrong time when the staff is flirting with a women, you may ask to make your own bed. This happened twice to me.

a small garden and a restaurant to sit and change information, but not to eat because the food is extremely expensive here. Sometimes the staff will serve you welcome tea.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written September 11, 2009

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Regal Internet Inn: Lahore: Regal Internet Inn

Almost everyone know this place and the owner, Malik. The Lonely Planet has high recommendation on the inn for they arrange trips to Qawalli music performance (30Rp one way) and the Sufi night (40Rp one way) charging only the transport fee.

The dormitory is nothing fancy, with hard beds and beds are arranged side by side. Your neighbor can roll over and hug/kick you anytime at night. But the rooms are separated by gender. You dont have privacy at all as people come in and go out so frequently, but this is a place to meet people from everywhere and change information.

You can use the washing machine for free, and the filter water in the fridge are free of charged. There is a roof top as well, where the only generator located, it keeps the fan spin when the power cut (power cut is so frequent in Lahore). When I was there, in August, the weather goes up to 40 over degree, you cant sleep at night without fan, so everyone lay the mat on the rooftop and sleep there.

Internet is available in Regal Inn, charged of course. The dormitory is 195Rp per night and to pay everyday.

Use of washing machine for free.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written September 11, 2009

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