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Friends Paying Guest House

2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   P-6 Taj Nagri Phase 1, Agra 282001, India
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Ranked #18 of 140 Agra B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've not stayed at this guest house, but I met it. And in my next time in Agra I want to stay there. The rooms seems very nice! It's very close to the Taj Mahal and the staff are very friendly and so helpful too! I was lost and one of them gave me a ride by motorcycle to the... More

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an ok experience to stay at Friends Guest House, although the rooms are quite small and there was no hot water available (we went in November month.. about 2 yrs back), it seems a comfortable place to be in, best thing is that it is very near to Taj and you can walk down to the Taj in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night at Friends. The family is really welcoming (the teenage son has a mean sense of humour) and all speak really good English. The food is all homecooked and although the veg chow mein lacked veg (I counted 3 bits of cabbage and a cube of pepper in mine), the pakodas were really good. The chill out... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, family run place. Rooms downstairs were small, run down and not particularly clean. To get hot water for a shower you had to go up to the top floor and use a different bathroom. Location was great for getting to the Taj Mahal via the East gate, but there isn't really anything else in the area like alternative restaurants... More

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

I am Sorry my dear friend for about rooms . Downstairs we have low class Rooms According to price , but soon we gonna make all Rooms Category same . at the movement we have Basic , Standard and Deluxe Class Rooms . We Will make All Rooms Deluxe but some Guest they are budget traveler they want cheap Rooms... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is ok, but there isn't much in terms of restaurants around. 1km to the Taj east gate which is walkable. The family who owns it is super nice and let me use their laptop and phone. The rooms are a bit musty, and it didn't help that our ceiling fan didn't work. Fixing these little things would make... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for two nights. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and relaxed with the family. They were so helpful and were able to get us a tuk-tuk at a good price to come and pick us up from the guest house and take us to where ever we needed to go. They also... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Good stay in Agra for a back-packers vibe next to all the resorts. Lovely staff and very helpfull. Bilou became my friend here. It realy feels like home with the whole family around. Clean and near the eastern gate.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I hate to write a negative review, because this is a family (well, at least mostly one family, possibly with some friends/ employees) trying to get by in Agra, and I think that deep down, like most people, they're good folks. But I don't think I'd stay here again, and feel like people might want to know why. First, it... More

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

Thank you for your Feedback , Dear Sir When you Arrive here we Gave you Deluxe four bed Room Same Price of Double Bed Room you said us No Problem , You Make a Reservation Free of Cost here , We Email you Many times Regarding Room Booking is Confirm or not ? but you did not Reply therefore We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I had a good experience at friends paying guest house. Its within 10 minutes walking distance to the east gate of the Taj Mahal and the staff are really nice and friendly. I would go back there again if I was to go to Agra again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This hostel is average at best. The food served in the restaurant isn't good. Some of the staff are very careless specially if they don't see an opportunity to gain extra money from you. There is warm water only in one shower in the entire hotel and the supply isn't that great. I was here in winter and got sick... More

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

Thank you for Response . Please Explain us How we are Careless ? and Food is very fresh we cooked but its took more time in the Description we said this is Home Stay so, food make my mother , I am very Surprised to see this you are the one who said food is not good . He booked... More

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Additional Information about Friends Paying Guest House

Address: P-6 Taj Nagri Phase 1, Agra 282001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in Agra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Friends Paying Guest House 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friends guest house is located just about a 10 minute walk from the Taj Mahal and about 2 km away from the famous Red Fort. You can easily get access to any of these monuments from right here. Our guest house is a family run guest house with a beautiful character. It has 8 rooms in total. Free services and facilities: Wi-Fi, luggage room and internet. Friends Guest House is ideal for those tourists, backpackers, hostel Travelers and youth travelers who like to enjoy different colours of city life. The guest house serves budget tourists from more couple of years now and the main attraction momentum of love the Taj Mahal is only 10 minutes walk from the guest house. Prides of Mughals Red Fort is just 2 kms from our guest house. Accommodation Information: There are 5 double rooms, 1 place with 4 beds and 2 internal compartment. The double room costs RS 400/night. 4 BEDS place costs RS 700/night. Space costs RS 200/night. Some of the premises have attached bathroom and some have shared. Location Information: It is just 10 minutes walk from the Taj Mahal and 2 kms away from the Red fort. ... more   less 
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