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“Very nice family and great place to stay!”
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Aapo Aap Home Stay
Ranked #3 of 145 Shimla B&B and Inns
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Bad Sackingen, Germany
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“Very nice family and great place to stay!”
Reviewed 17 November 2011

We stayed at Aapo Aap on our "way" to Dharamshala. We liked the views and homey feeling so much that we didn't really leave to visit the main area of Shimla, something we don't regret at all. Shivi and his family were very warm and hospitable. The food was excellent and the comfort and cleanliness oustanding. By far, one of the best places we stayed in all of our 2 months in India. Definitely recommend!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

I traveled to Shimla over Diwali with some friends and we stayed four nights at Aapo Aap. I highly recommend this as a place to stay. It is a little bit outside of the main part of Shimla which is actually a bonus due to its spectacular views. Transportation is easily arranged by the owners of the place. The breakfast is plentiful, varied, and delicious. We especially loved the homemade butter! The rooms are spacious and you will be provided with whatever you need. The owners are welcoming, gracious, and helpful in providing information about things to do in the area, etc. They welcomed us to their DIwali celebration which was an added bonus to our stay. Don't miss out on Aapo Aap Home Stay on your next visit to Shimla!

Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

We had a superb stay at Aapo Aap. From the welcoming moment of our arrival to the warm farewell from the family, we had an impressive four nights at this comfortable homestay. We had been travelling in India for 3 weeks and were ready for some relaxation. We got it totally with Shivi's delightful hospitality, comfortable, spotlessly clean rooms, Raju's delicious vegetarian meals ( we didn't eat dinner anywhere else as the cuisine was so varied and cooked with care), and Kirin's friendly and attentive service. It took a little time and local knowledge to get into downtown Shimla, but pay attention to Shivi's advice and ask him to organise a taxi back to Aapo Aap. Alternatively, take a share taxi back - it's cheap, fun, and you get to meet some local people. From a nearby village, Panthagati, it's only about a kilometre to walk back to Aapo Aap. A special bonus was meeting and talking with Shivi's parents.
Suggestion - Book as soon as possible - Aapo Aap is a real gem!!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

I had a wonderful time at Aapo Aap Home Stay.

I travelled alone as a female, and before coming to India I was slightly apprehensive as I had heard many horror stories concerning single female travellers. However, I felt extremely safe staying with Shivi and his family. They were extremely accommodating and really did welcome me as part of the family. Shivi even let me use his laptop in the evenings.

The only thing to be aware of is the distance to the main town. However, I personally preferred being a bit further out as the area which is less densely populated and scenery from the apartment is incredible.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

our only regret was that we had to say bye to this hotel.

good location , big rooms , nicely furnished with a great taste.

food quality and taste was the best.little less spicy.

the owners were the best hosts one could ever see , very nice staff too.

the price was very much affordable

lots of books to read .
come and sit outside you generally hear birds chirping.and occasional automobile noise.

even our driver accomdation and food was taken care of at a very reasonble rate.

we wish we could go back there sooner.

you can't ask for anything better .

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Aapo Aap Home Stay
Address: | Aapo Aap Building, Near Sargheen Chowk, Panthaghati, Shimla 171013, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla District > Shimla
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 145 B&Bs / Inns in Shimla
Price range (per night): $32 - $103
Hotel Class:2 star — Aapo Aap Home Stay 2*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aapo Aap Home Stay - a bed and breakfast accommodation, is part of the initiative taken by the Himachal Pradesh Government to promote rural tourism & stands duly registered with the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Department. Distance from our homestay: Mall Road - 10 Km, Shimla Railway station & bus stand- 12 Km. Taxi charges Rs.400-600 For one side trip. Bus charges Rs.20-30 Per person for one way transfer. Free Wi-fi in the lounge. ... more   less 
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