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Shimla Youth Hostel

Near Police Post Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla 171001, India
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Ranked #22 of 83 Specialty lodging in Shimla
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013
Abhishek S Lucknow
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Delhi, Delhi, India
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

stayed there many times as the location is very nice. near to igmc,lakkar bazaar, the ridge.the service is poor .food is good and cheap. stopped staying there after they gave us a really stinking room with badly smelling sheets.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

It is situated near lekker bazaar.500 mtrs from ridge..good himalayn view from here..staff is friendly..room service is not good..restaurant serving avg..food..many options outside frm here..like punjab dhaba n goofa...ideal for group staying with budget standard...try upper side rooms..

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Dhanbad, India
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

our group of friends stayed at this hostel for weeks time. It good time we spent in shimla, As we are YHA members we booked this and also cheap one worth for groups. This is the budget hotel for a large group like we stayed for weeks. Hotel staffs not so friendly and copperative looks like school hostels :) but... More

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I had a terrible and worse experience staying at the International Youth Hostel Hotel Satkar in Shimla....I am a non member and made my booking through online during my reservation nowhere it was mention that I had to pay the online fee but I was shock upon arrival that they charged me for doing reservation online...hotel staff was rude and... More

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New Delhi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Being a Life member of YHAI for last twenty years, have stayed in various youth hostels at many locations. SImilarly, being a travel writer as well, traveled to many places around. Hotel Satkar is not worth a Youth Hostel. It is at best a budget hotel, but at a room tariff of Rs 1500 per night (for a normal double-bed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Good place to stay, friendly staff who would stretch their ' rules' to help you. I arrived early & they allowed me without ant extra charge. Food is prepared as your taste buds desire. Good place to stay, nice atmosphere, nice location

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Pune, India
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16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Also known as Hotel Satkar, this place is accredited by the Youth Hostel Association of India but don't go expecting a hostel dormitory youthful feel. This you will find at the YMCA Simla. Shimla Youth Hostel is a misnomer. It is just another budget Indian hotel that enjoys its elevated location close to the Ridge, maybe a 10 minute walk... More

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Durgapur, India
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I checked on 20th Oct,2012 at this Hotel via YHAI. This is clann staffs are really good and helpfull.... Location is far better than other hotels.....Foods are also good.....I stringly recomend to stay in this Hotel....

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35 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

as i have written these are the best points . don't look for luxuries . place is quiet ok but i saw many guests were complaining about things which the hotel never promised . one should know what kind of money one has paid and what to expect in return . one of the few hotels to offer a flat... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

The hotels name is hotel Sakkar. We (9 bachelors) checked in on 28th feb 2012. I will be sharing some of the photos for referance. I dont understand why Youth hostel gave them affiliation. It is so poorly maintained. The day we checked in there was no power and no water. The receptionist and others are so arrogant. Asked for... More

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Address: Near Police Post Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla 171001, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Shimla
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