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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The best welcome that you could hope for accompanied by lovely rooms are why I enjoyed my stay here. A short walk to the east gate ticket office and a kilometre away from the east gate entrance (just take advantage of the buggy service) it is situated in a fairly quiet street. I found the food a little pricey so...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2015

This hostel is absolutely amazing. Super helpful and friendly staff, truly delicious food, nice rooms - these guys got just the right mixture to make backpackers feel comfortable. Keep it up people, stay healthy and do your thing! Thank you so much for everything :)

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Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

This paying guesthouse would I recommened to Everyone! I've stayed here for 3/4 days, because I had to wait. But it felt like a new home, the family is so kind and are so willing to help you with everything. When you want to know something just ask and most of the time They can help you really Good. Just...

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friendguesthouse, Owner 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 review ! We love to host in my home stay . Thank you very much my friend for your kind review !! Best Regard Joseph

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed here two nights.Rooms are very basic, not cleaned and really hot.Staff was not clear about the price and at the begining wanted to charge us more than what was offered by Agoda. The internet was also not working properly.Food is ok.Overall,not worth it.

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

Ms. Ale b Thank you for writing your review ! Our room price is fixed we can't change more , People know the price . Our travel partner Agoda company charge same as we charge . Only the difference is when you visit website they show price tax less but when you go to click room button at the end...

South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2015

We stayed there for 3 night and it was a really cosy place.. You didnt feel like you where in a guest house you feelt like you where in someones home.. The room was okey and they had a shower on the third floor that was great.. Best shower we had so far in India.. The food there was alittle...

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friendguesthouse, Owner 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 . People felt like our home here . we all live like one family here . We Celebrate all festival in our home stay with foreigners tourist . India is a cultural country we have many festivals...

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 29 May 2015

This guesthouse is in a pretty good location for Agra's attractions. You can see the Taj Mahal from the rooftop. The people who run it are friendly and helpful, and speak very good English. They can also arranges tours and excursions and call auto-rickshaws for you. The wifi works strong throughout most (but not all) of the guesthouse. The restaurant...

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friendguesthouse, Owner 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 . People felt like our home here . we all live like one family here . We Celebrate all festival in our home stay with foreigners tourist . India is a cultural country we have many festivals...

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Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay and relax. Close to shops, restaurants and the famous Taj Mahal. The Palak Peneer is amazing and a bargain in the local restaurant. You get what you pay for though and non aircon rooms can get hot in certain seasons

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friendguesthouse, Owner 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 . People felt like our home here . we all live like one family here . We Celebrate all festival in our home stay with foreigners tourist . India is a cultural country we have many festivals...

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Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

It was really nice to be in Agra somewhere that was peaceful but also they were all really friendly and helpful. Although we didn't spend long in Agra we enjoyed our time here :). The rooftop is really nice and you can see the Taj Mahal and a lot of Agra. If we go to Agra again we will be...

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friendguesthouse, Owner 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 . People felt like our home here . we all live like one family here . We Celebrate all festival in our home stay with foreigners tourist . India is a cultural country we have many festivals...

Reviewed 30 April 2015

This place is not suitable for asian peoples and family tours this is not good place to live with childrens. the rooms and toilets not clean we totally disappointed with there service there a always this is not a budget place to live there are no facilities they said first the breakfast is free but they charge for it they...

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NY
Reviewed 26 April 2015

The place is cheap and very close to the taj mahal, you can even see it from the roof. But it is not clean, the beds were a little discusting. The family is very kind but they will try to take you to stores, saying its from their family. Of the the guys started being a little annoying, we wouldnt...

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

Thank you for for highlight our about our family and staff nice with you and thank you for sharing your Heena picture and building exterior picture . This pictures is 2 years old that you seeded on TripAdvisor , In this picture no mirror shows but we fix mirrors 2 years ago . we change many things with in 2...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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: €9 - €597 (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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