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Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Very nice place with kind and welcoming staff. They could do anything for you. Rooms are clean and cosy. The location is also fine (near Taj East Gate). The best thing about the place is the peaceful atmosfere (especially in the Bob Marley Restaurant on the first floor).

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings From Friends Guest House ( A Home Away From Home ) Thank you so much for writing about our home stay !! Friends Guest House run by Indian traditional family and Bob Marley Restaurant run by same family ! Bob Marley Restaurant is part of the Friends Guest House where you can learn Free Cooking classes . Amazing food...

Solkan, Slovenia
Reviewed 28 October 2015

First thing Yusuf and Bilal are great. I had a great time at the guesthouse. Location wise is close to the easter gate of Taj which make it a perfect place to go watch the sunrise over the Taj. The rooms are nice and clean and the food in the bob marley restaurant is fantastic. Try the special lassi.

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings From Friends Guest House ( A Home Away From Home ) Thank you so much for writing about our home stay !! Friends Guest House run by Indian traditional family and Bob Marley Restaurant run by same family ! Bob Marley Restaurant is part of the Friends Guest House where you can learn Free Cooking classes . Amazing food...

Jakarta
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Located within 10 minutes walk to the eastern gate of Taj Mahal which is great if you are taking a morning sunrise trip to the taj. Room was very basic, pillow was rock hard. Bob Marley restaurants provide decent food with reasonable price.

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings From Friends Guest House , A Home away From Home !! Thank you Mr. Mike for Highlighting bout our location -Located within 10 minutes walk to the eastern gate of Taj Mahal which is great if you are taking a morning sunrise trip to the taj . Sorry to hear about pillow , we have all kinds of pillow...

Hoi An, Vietnam
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Very friendly and honest people! Room was nice, food also. 15-30 min from tas mahal. Take the time to relax in the Bob Marley restaurant and have a chat with jusuf. He is sweet. We really liked it there.

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings from Friends Paying Guest House ( A Home Away From Home ) !! Thank you for your kind review . you are very nice too and friendly ! we always try to do our best and makes our guest happy . you are the part of our family home stay ! Please come next time and stay with us...

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Had an absolutely brilliant time at the guesthouse. Found this place on hostel world and it already had great reviews and we soon discovered why. We were immediately greeted with friendly staff who were always happy to help. Location is fantastic, very close to the Taj Mahal (even with a view of it from the rooftop!). Great food and atmosphere...

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings From Friends Guest House ( A Home Away , From Home ) . Thank you so much my friend Sam for your kind words about our place , We try always best to do for our guest's . we met many many travelers every day . running hostel is so cool job , you can meet all kinds of...

Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Awesome place to stay nd very close to tajmahel, evry facility thr nd good service.i would like to recommande friends paying guest house. I came here some my friends pondycherrian. We stayed 3 days good environment

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friendguesthouse, Manager at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings From Friends Guest House !! Thank you Avid for writing your positive review about our place !! Best Regard Friends Guest House

Ahus, Sweden
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

A basic and nice guesthouse that offers great hospitality. The location, close to the east gate of the Taj Mahal complex is very convenient. The food was very good in the restaurant. A nice place for the traveller that looks for warm and friendly atmosphere. I loved to hangout in the common areas and there was plenty to choose among.

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings From Friends Guest House A Home Away From Home !! Thank you for choosing Friends Guest House ,Agra . We hope you'll come back in future . Next time we'll give you room free of cost , come and stay free at friends guest house ! we inviting people and you can pay whatever you like or work with...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 24 September 2015

People don't come to Agra to do much of anything except see some landmarks, mainly The Taj Mahal, and there's definitely a reason for that. It's a pretty small and dirty city. But this place was cute, nice rooms and decor, and the guy that checked us in at 12am was super nice and helpful despite our late arrival. There...

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings From Friends Guest House , A Home Away , From Home !! Thank you Ms. Michele for writing about our hostel and city !! Thank you once again that you like our place all things but Agra is also nice place where yo can see many historical monuments and World Heritage sites like Taj Mahal , Agra fort ,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Comfortable no fuss room in a good location. Friendly family run place with excellent food and a great view from the roof. The room itself was fine - no frills and no fuss. Dinner was good here and we went up to the roof to a sunset view of Agra which was very nice to see (you can get a...

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings from Friends Guest House , A Home Away From Home !! Thank you Mr. Andrew for writing about our hostel , we are very happy to organised your all trip . Hope you will be come back in India again , we are happy that you enjoyed our place . we always try to do our best !! Best...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

The Guesthouse is only a short walk from the East gate of the Taj Mahal in an authentic feeling, non-touristy part of Agra. The family that run the hostel are very friendly and helpful and with fellow travellers the atmosphere in the guesthouse is good. The "mom made" food is delicious and there is a huge selection on the menu....

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your honest feedback , Thank you Tom . - You are such a nice and friendly guy too . You are very positive person that's why you enjoy your travel in India . we had great time with you my friend . We will soon invite you in my brother wedding in Jan ....

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Explore the epitome of love and one of the most visited destinations of the World: Agra, with all home-like comforts and exceptionally customer friendly services..... Backpacker Panda, one of the finest hostels to enjoy and experience the fascinating historical Mughal city, always on its toes to serve you the best! Located just a stone's throw away from jaw-dropping splendid white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of world! Just believe! Neat and clean dorms with cozy mattress, a multi cuisine restaurant with finger-lickin' food, well-equipped kitchenette, coffee and tea making facility, fast and reliable Wi-Fi, friendly and immensely helpful crew, clean and hygienic washrooms, safe abode, pure drinking water......Perfect for relaxation after exploring the magnificent city of love! So come, stay and live your backpacking moments! " ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friends Paying Guest House

Address: P-6, Taj Nagri | Eastern Gate Taj Mahal, Tajganj, Agra 282001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Price Range: $13 - $13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Friends Paying Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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