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Friends Paying Guest House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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We Had 3 really good days in the Backpackers panda guesthouse!! It is a nice Family Business with a good and cheap Restaurant. Relaxing area, roof top, everything. We felt really welcomed by the courteous and helpful Team!!

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Thank Kyra W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a good and cheap place with friendly staff. I could really recommend this place! It's close to Taj Mahal, walking distance. It's a little bit hot in the night, but the beds are comfortable. The place has a nice rooftop and a restaurant.

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and good place to stay in Agra. The food is very good. The stuff is kind and helpful. They will give you tips on where to go and what to see. Also listen to them about when to go and see Taj Mahal.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late and were able to walk in and book a double room with a fan and ensuite really efficiently. It's a family run place and they really work hard for their guests by keeping the place immaculate and cooking fresh yummy food in the Bob Marley restaurant. They are able to give advice and help on every aspect...

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Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place with clean rooms and good food. Nice service, owner is very friendly and helpfull. Taj Mahal is a short walk away and you can see it from a rooftop. Good place to hang out before or after visiting city.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is perfect . Owner is very gentle this place is the perfect place in Agra for food and drink . You have to be there . Close to Tab Mahal walking distance. They have two common area on roof top try it . Highly recommended

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Thank Marcandre M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I stayed 2 nights in this hostel. rooms are clean, comfortable and you have free wifi. Staff is always helpful and made me feel welcome. the taj mahal is close enough to walk. i would choose this hostel again.

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Thank Gregor F
Phuket Town, Thailand
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This hotel is great. It's cheap, so it's good for the budget traveller, it's a very short walk to the East Gate of the Taj Mahal. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the food is delicious and reasonably priced. They have air conditioned en-suite rooms, which are great for taking a nap to escape the mid-day heat. Highly recommended!

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Really good guesthouse in a great location, only a 3 minute walk to the taj ticket office then a free bus to the entrance. Good food in the restaurant and the staff are really friendly and i even got some free chai and some free food.

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

All the staff​ is very nice with us, helping if we had any problems and looking for our confort all the time. The location of the hostel is also very appropiate as you can go walking to the taj. The food is excelent. In sum, a very recomendable experience.

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 District > Agra
Price Range: €9 - €9 (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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masayoccha, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
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“Close proximity to Taj”
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