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27A Gandhi Road Opposite Bethany primary school, Darjeeling 734101 India
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#32 of 243 hotels in Darjeeling
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In the heart of Darjeeling, close to the Mall's shopping and entertainment, is "Snowlion Homestay." The hotel is owned & managed by a Tibetan family. Located on Gandhi Road, which is a continuation of the Mall Road, it provides an ideal base for the many local tourist attractions, whilst being in a central, upmarket area of the town. All our rooms have en suite (attached) bathroom with showers, hot & cold running water (24hrs), W.C, in-house telephone and remote control television with Cable TV (37 channels including BBC, Star TV, Zee, ESPN etc). We provide room heaters and hot water bottles at no additional cost during the winter season. WI-FI is freely accessible in the lounge. We would be happy to arrange for a taxi to collect you at BGD airport or NJP station. We have pick-up from BGD airport or NJP station and travel to Darjeeling (one way). If you choose to use us to be dropped back to the Airport or Station at the end of your stay, we will arrange it. The drive up to Darjeeling is 3hrs and is in any event very scenic. Often tourists choose to use a slightly longer (and even more scenic) route via Mirik Lake. This latter route is approximately 4 hrs.
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Mountain View
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English, Hindi
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Snowlion Homestay wrote a review Feb 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions
It's a excellent hotel rather than a Homestay. Staffs are very Co-operative. Gailly is a nice person.Rooms are excellent. Try to book 202 or else you may book 201.Its very near to Mal, 5-7 minutes walking distance. Moreover the locality is good.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 13 Mar 2021
Hi Soumya, TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-)) You have highlighted all the things that we as a team strive to excel, deliver & provide true value for money!!! As is our motto, we provide true value for money! Always a pleasure to have happy guests who are satisfied with our services. Everyone appreciates our location with parking facilities esp families with elderly people. Our rooms are standard size double rooms with a king-size bed and ideal for 2 persons however on guest request, we permit an extra person in a room. We provide Dunlop mattress with quilts, pillows and blankets. We are centrally located on Gandhi road which is a continuation to the Mall on a straight gradient. There are many popular multi-cuisine restaurants & cafes along Gandhi road and Mall road. We serve choice of Eggs and toast with butter and jam/ Cereals/ Muesli/Porridge and Aloo paranthas/ Tawa rotis with Subzi along with tea/coffee and fruit for breakfast. Breakfast is served in our dining area from where the KanchenJunga mountain ranges can be viewed on a clear day & also from our Roof-Top terrace. Everyone appreciates our location with parking facilities esp families with elderly people. All our rooms have en suite (attached) bathroom with showers, hot & cold running water (24hrs), W.C, in-house telephone and remote control television with Cable TV (37 channels including BBC, Star TV, Zee, ESPN etc. Hi-Speed Fibre Optic Wi-Fi is freely accessible all over the property. I am glad to inform you that we have upgraded all our rooms with Bhutan Pine wood panelling on the walls and Italian wooden flooring.We have 24 X 7 CCTV Surveillance enabled for security and safety measures of our guests. It is always such a pleasure and humbling experience when your collective efforts are acknowledged. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling & hope you come back soon in the near future!!! We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire Snowlion Homestay family thank you for choosing to stay with us and cherish the memories of your visit to this part of the world. TashiDelek!!! Gailly.
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Debkrishna Das wrote a review Oct 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
I had stayed in this homestay as a solo traveller. This place is not only secure for women but the staff is also very friendly and patient. The mountain view from the roof top is mind blowing. The owner Mr Gailley is a warm and cordial person, helping you in every possible way. Will surely stay there whenever I visit Darjeeling.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Snowlion Homestay, General Manager at Snow Lion HomeStay
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Dear Debkrishna, Happy Dusherra & TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-)) You have highlighted all the things that we as a team strive to excel, deliver & provide true value for money!!! As is our motto, we provide true value for money! Always a pleasure to have happy guests who are satisfied with our services. Everyone appreciates our location with parking facilities esp families with elderly people. Our rooms are standard size double rooms with a king-size bed and ideal for 2 persons however on guest request, we permit an extra person in a room. We provide Dunlop mattress with quilts, pillows and blankets. We are centrally located on Gandhi road which is a continuation to the Mall on a straight gradient. There are many popular multi-cuisine restaurants & cafes along Gandhi road and Mall road. We serve choice of Eggs and toast with butter and jam/ Cereals/ Muesli/Porridge and Aloo paranthas/ Tawa rotis with Subzi along with tea/coffee and fruit for breakfast. Breakfast is served in our dining area from where the KanchenJunga mountain ranges can be viewed on a clear day & also from our Roof-Top terrace. Everyone appreciates our location with parking facilities esp families with elderly people. All our rooms have en suite (attached) bathroom with showers, hot & cold running water (24hrs), W.C, in-house telephone and remote control television with Cable TV (37 channels including BBC, Star TV, Zee, ESPN etc. WI-FI is freely accessible all over the property. I am glad to inform you that we have upgraded all our rooms with Bhutan Pine wood panelling on the walls and Italian wooden flooring.We have 24 X 7 CCTV Surveillance enabled for security and safety measures of our guests. It is always such a pleasure and humbling experience when your collective efforts are acknowledged. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling & hope you come back soon in the near future!!! We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire Snowlion Homestay family thank you for choosing to stay with us and cherish the memories of your visit to this part of the world. TashiDelek!!! Gailly.
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Eridere wrote a review Apr 2020
Minot150 contributions86 helpful votes
The Snow Lion is fine for many travelers that appreciate hostel style accommodations. Everyone there is friendly and does the best with what they have to work with. It's on a very busy street, it's noisy, it's as clean as it can be, the rooms are unheated, bathrooms have limited hot water, and the breakfasts are average. Beds are firm...but the biggest issue is the mildew and black mold in rooms. It's very moist inside the rooms so the bedding has that continual damp feeling. Think of the Snow Lion as a cool, damp, noisy, cave. It sits in a very busy area and within walking distance of many Darjeeling hot spots. It's inexpensive and meets the needs of many budget minded travelers....just not my needs.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded 26 Oct 2020
Hi Eridere, TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your feedback. We have dehumidified and refurbished all our rooms. Hotels on Gandhi road charge upwards of 4k/5k. We are a family owned & managed property so we have kept our tarrif very reasonable to provide true value for money! Everyone appreciates our location with parking facilities esp families with elderly people. Our rooms are standard size double rooms with a king-size bed and ideal for 2 persons however on guest request, we permit an extra person in a room. We provide Dunlop mattress with quilts, pillows and blankets. We are centrally located on Gandhi road which is a continuation to the Mall on a straight gradient. There are many popular multi-cuisine restaurants & cafes along Gandhi road and Mall road. We serve choice of Eggs and toast with butter and jam/ Cereals/ Muesli/Porridge and Aloo paranthas/ Tawa rotis with Subzi along with tea/coffee and fruit for breakfast. Breakfast is served in our dining area from where the KanchenJunga mountain ranges can be viewed on a clear day & also from our Roof-Top terrace. All our rooms have en suite (attached) bathroom with showers, hot & cold running water (24hrs), W.C, in-house telephone and remote control television with Cable TV (37 channels including BBC, Star TV, Zee, ESPN etc. WI-FI is freely accessible all over the property. I am glad to inform you that we have upgraded all our rooms with Bhutan Pine wood panelling on the walls and Italian wooden flooring.We have 24 X 7 CCTV Surveillance enabled for security and safety measures of our guests. It is always such a pleasure and humbling experience when your collective efforts are acknowledged. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling & hope you come back soon in the near future!!! We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire Snowlion Homestay family thank you for choosing to stay with us and cherish the memories of your visit to this part of the world. TashiDelek!!! Gailly.
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AUMIT R wrote a review Jan 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India159 contributions59 helpful votes
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Pros : Proximity to Chowrasta (Mall), Good, Courteous and helpful Staff, some good eating places nearby (this compensates the homestay not providing lunch or dinner). The owner, Mr. Gilly is a nice person, though mostly not seen. You can take his help for anything in Darjeeling. The homestay also has arrangements for sight seeing in and around Darjeeling. Cons : Rooms with view no longer provide the view one would want. Construction on the roof of a building opposite the homestay block most part of the view. Carpets smelly and could do with some cleaning. Room heater is charged after the first night - something that was not informed by the staff before settling payment. Breakfast could be improved.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 25 Jan 2020
Hi Aumit, TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-)) Pls check the hotel policies on MMT through which you booked. It is clearly mentioned that heater is complimentary for the 1st night only. Hotels on Gandhi road charge upwards of 4k/5k. We are a family owned & managed property so we have kept our tarrif very reasonable to provide true value for money!!! Always a pleasure to have happy guests who are satisfied with our services. Everyone appreciates our location with parking facilities esp families with elderly people. Our rooms are standard size double rooms with a king-size bed and ideal for 2 persons however on guest request, we permit an extra person in a room. We provide Dunlop mattress with quilts, pillows and blankets. We are centrally located on Gandhi road which is a continuation to the Mall on a straight gradient. There are many popular multi-cuisine restaurants & cafes along Gandhi road and Mall road. We serve choice of Eggs and toast with butter and jam/ Cereals/ Muesli/Porridge and Aloo paranthas/ Tawa rotis with Subzi along with tea/coffee and fruit for breakfast. Breakfast is served in our dining area from where the KanchenJunga mountain ranges can be viewed on a clear day & also from our Roof-Top terrace. All our rooms have en suite (attached) bathroom with showers, hot & cold running water (24hrs), W.C, in-house telephone and remote control television with Cable TV (37 channels including BBC, Star TV, Zee, ESPN etc. WI-FI is freely accessible all over the property. I am glad to inform you that we have upgraded all our rooms with Bhutan Pine wood panelling on the walls and Italian wooden flooring.We have 24 X 7 CCTV Surveillance enabled for security and safety measures of our guests. It is always such a pleasure and humbling experience when your collective efforts are acknowledged. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling & hope you come back soon in the near future!!! We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire Snowlion Homestay family thank you for choosing to stay with us and cherish the memories of your visit to this part of the world. TashiDelek!!! Gailly.
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Chandrani C wrote a review Jan 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India54 contributions6 helpful votes
Snowlion homestay is the best place to view Kanchenjunga from room/rooftop terrace with excellent room and room service as the added bonus. Breakfast is good, the reception and breakfast room is nicely decorated presenting the local culture with various paintings. The homestay has generator and has 24hours hot water in washroom geyser. Even you will get hot water tap in basin also. The location is excellent, just 5mins walk from mall road. The best part was when we were leaving the homestay they honoured us with 'Uttoriyo' as their tradition and that too starting from elder person to younger. They wished us for our good luck and happy journey. This gesture really touched us. I will definitely stay in this homestay when I go to Darjeeling again and will recommend to everyone.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 9 Jan 2020
Hi Chandrani, Happy New Year & TashiDelek!!! Thank you so much for taking time out to post your valuable & positive feedback :-)) You have highlighted all the things that we as a team strive to excel, deliver & provide true value for money!!! As is our motto, we provide true value for money! Always a pleasure to have happy guests who are satisfied with our services. Everyone appreciates our location with parking facilities esp families with elderly people. Our rooms are standard size double rooms with a king-size bed and ideal for 2 persons however on guest request, we permit an extra person in a room. We provide Dunlop mattress with quilts, pillows and blankets. We are centrally located on Gandhi road which is a continuation to the Mall on a straight gradient. There are many popular multi-cuisine restaurants & cafes along Gandhi road and Mall road. We serve choice of Eggs and toast with butter and jam/ Cereals/ Muesli/Porridge and Aloo paranthas/ Tawa rotis with Subzi along with tea/coffee and fruit for breakfast. Breakfast is served in our dining area from where the KanchenJunga mountain ranges can be viewed on a clear day & also from our Roof-Top terrace. Everyone appreciates our location with parking facilities esp families with elderly people. All our rooms have en suite (attached) bathroom with showers, hot & cold running water (24hrs), W.C, in-house telephone and remote control television with Cable TV (37 channels including BBC, Star TV, Zee, ESPN etc. WI-FI is freely accessible all over the property. I am glad to inform you that we have upgraded all our rooms with Bhutan Pine wood panelling on the walls and Italian wooden flooring.We have 24 X 7 CCTV Surveillance enabled for security and safety measures of our guests. It is always such a pleasure and humbling experience when your collective efforts are acknowledged. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Darjeeling & hope you come back soon in the near future!!! We strive to treat all our guests with warmth, personalized service & hospitality. We are constantly trying to better ourselves on all aspects. I, on behalf of the entire Snowlion Homestay family thank you for choosing to stay with us and cherish the memories of your visit to this part of the world. TashiDelek!!! Gailly.
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USD 26 - USD 50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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snow lion homestay darjeeling, snow lion homestay hotel darjeeling
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IndiaWest BengalDarjeeling DistrictDarjeeling
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Snow Lion HomeStay
Which popular attractions are close to Snow Lion HomeStay?
Nearby attractions include Himalayan Tibet Museum (0.06 km), Jhandi Dara Sunrise Point (0.5 km), and Lloyd Botanical Garden (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Snow Lion HomeStay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Snow Lion HomeStay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Snow Lion HomeStay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sonam's Kitchen, Tom & Jerry's, and Kunga Restaurant.
Does Snow Lion HomeStay have airport transportation?
Yes, Snow Lion HomeStay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Snow Lion HomeStay located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Darjeeling.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Snow Lion HomeStay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Snow Lion HomeStay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tinchuley Village (11.4 km) and Rabindra Bhavan (12.8 km).
Does Snow Lion HomeStay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.