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Shimla Youth Hostel

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

This hotel is in association with YHAI. If you are a traveller looking for cheap options then please go ahead. We found the place too untidy and unhygienic. It's locations is quite good. But it's too claustrophobic and tiring to climb the stairs.

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Ludhiana, India
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Booking is bit problem as I called up and they wanted some booking...thankfully I had friend who deposited booking amount and finally we got a chance to stay here. Bathrooms are super clean (though shared) double room is basic, loved the wooden staircase. Breakfast included.simple and filling.activity room is worth visit. Location is great and price reasonable....go for it.

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5Thank Jackwinderuppal
Attanagalla, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 19 January 2015

We booked this hotel through internet.Location is good. But after checking they ask extra money that not mention in the web site.very dirty rooms,no hot water.The hotel condition is not worth for their rates.

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10Thank Sujeevaperera
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Seeing that the hostel was associated with a hotel was new but not unexpected. We had booked 2 economy rooms for 1 night. On reaching,it seemed that they had booked 1room for 2nights with some talk of 10% luxury tax(!) However,there were rooms available. Warning-four stories,this building has no lift. When taken to the 4th story, we discovered that room...

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8Thank Aroo27
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 27 August 2014

paid for 3 nights stay.. left the Hotel on the 1st night itself.. Hotel owner doesn't know the definition of deluxe and superior deluxe .. No cleanliness .. Expensive Food without quality.. vary bad experience

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6Thank illusionist2014
Chandigarh
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This is a good place to stay. Rooms are very big, neat & clean. Room service is good. The best point is its on lakkar bazar. So 2 min from ridge, mall road. You can park your car near Auckland tunnel.(5 min far) walking. Food is bit expensive in hotel try eating outside.

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1Thank chiragnanda1
Delhi, Delhi, India
Reviewed 17 March 2014

stayed there many times as the location is very nice. near to igmc,lakkar bazaar, the ridge.the service is poor .food is good and cheap. stopped staying there after they gave us a really stinking room with badly smelling sheets.

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2Thank Ankur S
Lucknow
Reviewed 29 November 2013

It is situated near lekker bazaar.500 mtrs from ridge..good himalayn view from here..staff is friendly..room service is not good..restaurant serving avg..food..many options outside frm here..like punjab dhaba n goofa...ideal for group staying with budget standard...try upper side rooms..

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1Thank Abhishek S
Dhanbad, India
Reviewed 4 September 2013

our group of friends stayed at this hostel for weeks time. It good time we spent in shimla, As we are YHA members we booked this and also cheap one worth for groups. This is the budget hotel for a large group like we stayed for weeks. Hotel staffs not so friendly and copperative looks like school hostels :) but...

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1Thank prem26bit
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Reviewed 16 July 2013

I had a terrible and worse experience staying at the International Youth Hostel Hotel Satkar in Shimla....I am a non member and made my booking through online during my reservation nowhere it was mention that I had to pay the online fee but I was shock upon arrival that they charged me for doing reservation online...hotel staff was rude and...

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Address: Near Police Post Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla 171001, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Price Range: $10 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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“Only book if you want to stay in a good location for cheap.”
arjavp2017, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Up stair room very dirty and uncomfortable stair ways.Bad smelling area.”
Sujeevaperera, 18 Jan 2015 | Read review
“try preffering rooms with balcony so that you can have an entire view of shimla.”
chiragnanda1, 9 Aug 2014 | Read review
“ask for a room on first floor. the ones on upper floors are very small and stinking”
AnkurS413, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Try deluxe upper room..”
AbhishekS251, 29 Nov 2013 | Read review
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