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Friends Paying Guest House

P-6 Taj Nagri Phase 1, Agra 282001, India
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  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Guesthouse is only a short walk from the East gate of the Taj Mahal in an authentic feeling, non-touristy part of Agra. The family that run the hostel are very friendly and helpful and with fellow travellers the atmosphere in the guesthouse is good. The "mom made" food is delicious and there is a huge selection on the menu.... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing your honest feedback , Thank you Tom . - You are such a nice and friendly guy too . You are very positive person that's why you enjoy your travel in India . we had great time with you my friend . We will soon invite you in my brother wedding in Jan .... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights during a heat wave in Agra. The family who runs it was very friendly and hospitable, the rooms were clean with private bathrooms, and the cafe offered a great place to beat the heat with some good food.

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

Thank you for sharing for experience with us . yes you are right , this time is hot in Agra it's monsoon season time that's why humidity but AC rooms works perfect in this time . recommend you to book AC ( Air Con ) room if you feeling hot . we have now good speed of wifi ! Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Host are incredibly friendly. They are honest, hard working people. T . The guest house is a great place to relaxx on the terrace and it's only a few minutes walk to the Taj Mahal. Rooms are clean, quiet and the building is well constructed keeping most of the heat out of the rooms. It is also an easy place... More 

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

Thank you Mr. Victorkiki for sharing your opinion . yes recently made one more roof top at the top floor . I am glad , you love it ! Thank you for your wonderful rating .we are waiting for you to come and stay here next time . Best regard Joseph More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

All in all we totally recomend this place to stay in Agra. It's easy to get from the railway station by tuk tuk. The location is fantastic as it is near the Taj and the street is mostly quiet. The price is ok... We found better pricing in other cities for a hotel like this though. There was no WiFi... More 

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

Greetings from friends guest house ,Agra ! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us , we are very glad to know about it . Dear guest , You are travelling in summer time now it's very hot in India now everywhere . you booked without air-con room you can't complain any more about room was hot . we have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Walki ditance from the Taj Mahal. Nice affordable in-house restaurant, beautiful roof top view at night. Next time I will sleep on the roof under the stars. It was clean and neat. Hosts advised us on sights and tips to deal with locals, and helpful with transport in and out of Agra.

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

Greetings from friends guest house , Agra ! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us , we are very glad to know about it .Thank you for highlighting GOOD STAFF , GOOD FOOD , CLOSE TO TAJ MAHAL 10 -15 MIN WALK ONLY . we are painting all rooms before season start ! we are making nice paintings inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Located very close to the beautiful Taj Mahal. Hostel staff are very nice and went out of their way for us, even taking us around town and bringing us sweets from the local shop. The food at the hostel is homestyle cooking and tastes great. Also arranged our rides and made sure the price and destination were understood by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Family run. And everybody in the house is nice and accommodating. That alone, ill give good recommendations. Mom cooks grest chow mien. Great location as well in a quiet district. Not in taj ganj. But still just Around 15 mins walk to taj mahal. However ground floor rooms are not super clean..it has mosquitos. Maybe better opt rooms at the... More 

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

Greetings from Friends Paying Guest House,Agra .Thank you for taking the time to share your review and highlighting GOOD STAFF AND GOOD LOCATION thank you for that , Our location very very close to TAJ MAHAL TICKET OFFICE , My mother cooked all foods here, Mom made food . we use good quality of things inside food like best oil... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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... More 

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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 More 

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