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Zama Lodge

331 & 333 ( Old 245,246 ) Anna Salai | Opp.Kamaraj Memorial Hall, Teynampet, Chennai (Madras) 600006, India
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Odisha, India
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their website seemed good to me and i booked through website but when i arrive there the room was a bit creepy and a fowl smell was coming near to room. While staying tthere i asked the person to change room bed sheet, bed sheet was looking like it was never washed since 3-4 years.

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Cherai Beach, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I had come to chennai to attend Visa Interview at US Consulate.. Zama Lodge was just 5 minutes from the US Consulate. Shops were also close by... I could get an Auto easily to go to Marina Beach.. Clean place, nice paint (Blue).. Price was CHEAP.. No Doubt.. Would recommend this place to all my friends.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

After reading reviews we was abit worried about zama lodge. However we found the staff helpful and friendly, they didn't speak great English but we don't speak Hindi so that's only fair! Not to far from airport or train station, I paided 300r for a single room and shared bathroom was dusty but no bugs. Right next to main road... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Their website seemed ok, and I had to book this place as there was no other choice at 1 a.m. When i arrived, the place looked really filthy and a bit creepy (luckily it is accross a police station, and it IS Chennai, so it is a bit safer than other cities in India). The person in charge was very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

if your looking for anything above a .25 star ledge, this place isn't for you. being one of the only gueshouses on hostel world made it really the only choice without hitting up the hotels. the rooms are dirty, and i say that with the upmost backpacking experience behind me, i believe the sheets have never been washed, ever. i... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Again as I also wrote about this place , always remember you have paid some flat 400 bucks for a room of your own - > good privacy . Among both the visa consulates , the finger print center is a bus (5 rs ticket ) away and VI center you can even go walking. Has a tea shop just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Nobody knew where this place was. It took us almost an hour to find it. We stayed here one night, thankfully. After being in India for 5 weeks we knew a bit about the scams. We were shown to our room by a man clutching a bottle of Kingfisher. He asked for a 'service charge' once he'd shown us the... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The lodge's redeeming qualities are the price of its rooms, the value for money and that they are online bookable. The rooms are clean but dusty, which seems to be more a feature of Chennai than the lodge, but also self contained, though soaps and toilet paper you'll need to bring yourself. The gates close at 11pm, though someone is... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I had stayed there when i came to go to Apollo Hospital. Its an Old Building which has been maintained well. The staff were very co-operative and the price was definitely VALUE FOR MONEY. They do not have A/c rooms (all rooms are non a/c). If anyone is looking for economical accommodation with not too many fancy things then it... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

For 620 rupees on Hostelbookers I didn't expect this place to be clean, and it wasn't. Parts of the hotel smell like someone was using the hallways as a toilet. The sink and shower would barely dribble a little cold water- I recall standing under the shower waiting and waiting to get wet. The wifi they advertise on their web... More 

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ZamaLodge, Manager at Zama Lodge, responded to this review

The photographs of the rooms shown are not the rooms that we give to people who come through Hostelbookers (ie Photo 1 and Photo 2) but the rooms which have been kept aside for alteration. The third picture of a wash basin (Photo 3), is a wash basin in an area meant for cleaning and other staff. This person takes... More 

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