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Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Good hostel where the only indian men in agra you can trust live. Like a homestay as the full family lives here. Guys helped us with rickshaws to train station at right cost, train tickets and Bollywood cinema safe for tourists. We stayed here twice and the 2nd time arrived at 2am where the young guy came straight away and...

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

Greetings from Friends Paying Guest House ( Home Stay ), Agra . Thank you for taking the time to share your honest review ,

Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

One of best and most friendly ppl in agra. Cozy stay for group and backapcker. Transport for auto, car, train is provided in a agreeable and fixed prize. Thanks yusuf & biru for the lovely stay...btw i like the concept of payig guesthouse, which not charging any tax on the backpacker.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Jonathan was a very friendly host and made my stay worthwhile, gave me good information and recommendations for the rest of my trip. The rooms were nothing special, but nothing to complain about there. If you want a nicer place you can pay a bit more and have one. The price normally reflects the quality of the establishment if not...

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edinburgh
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Fair enough this is a family run business however there are just too many people living here, that it doesn't make it a chilled place for guests. You don't know who to ask for anything as there are just so many people, off putting! The guys are nice enough who run it but a bit too much at times wanting...

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

Thank you crystal 1203 , Our hostel was busy due to my uncle wedding ceremony week , when you came here after 2 days my uncle were married that's why many guest in our hostel . it's a our family home stay . we invite to travelers/guest as a family member to stay in our hostel . we believe you...

Reviewed 28 March 2015

The brothers of the house do an excellent job at catering to your needs. They helped us book all of our train tickets, including a taktal ticket (emergency ticket). Since the sons like to travel themselves, they know exactly what information to provide for their guests. The rooms are very nicely maintained and has a nice rooftop. The family made...

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Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

We arrive during holi celebration. Since we are muslim than the owner suddenly stop us from joining the celebration on the street. What the hell. Very rude to the customer esp if you arrive at night. Not even a smile. Only nice to the westerners with much more money to spend. The owner also are very good at badmouthing other/previous...

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

Thank you for sharing your story . During the holi festival 2 Malysian girls stay our place . One of them Playing holi with Stranger guy , Guy he was offering her Bhang lassi ( Holi Special Drink ) . This drink makes you drunk . that guy try to take advantage with that girl . he was touching her...

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Friends paying guesthouse is a family run place in Agra, about ten minutes walk from the Taj. We intended to stay only for three days but ended up staying quite a bit longer! The family are kind and friendly, the guys that run it are good fun and will help you whenever you need it. The location is good, its...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights in February. I didn't have a booking, but the older brother soon signed me in. I had difficulties with a crazy tuk tuk driver, trying to con me, but the family helped to resolve matters and send the fruit loop on his way. I immediately felt safe at this guesthouse. All staff were friendly,...

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vienna
Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

After getting to the Agra train station, a lovely man was awaiting our arrival with our name on a sign. This doesn't happen very often in India, even if you arrange a pickup ahead of time. What a wonderful start! Once we got to Friends Paying Guesthouse, Yusef, the owner, was instantly welcomed us into his home. He offered us...

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7Thank Cicely F
Reviewed 26 February 2015

One of the guys that works here is great, so friendly and helpful, the guy that checked us in however was super slow and inconsiderate to the fact that it was 2am and was making us complete check in paper work after waiting 20 minutes for him to complete the last couples paperwork. Room modern and clean and smelt very...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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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 - $854 (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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 of 5 bubbles Saheb_Kol, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
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