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“Suspect...” 3 of 5 stars
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Nirvana Hostel
273 Officer's Campus, Sirsi Road | Khalipura, Vishnu Marg, Jaipur, India   |  
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Ranked #80 of 229 Specialty Lodging in Jaipur
Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
65 hotel reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Suspect...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

I stayed two nights and Nirvana Hostel or Holy Cow Hostel (the same) and the overall feeling I got from the place was just shady. I can't put my finger on it, but that's just the feeling I got. It was unsafe or anything, but it certainly didn't help that I was the only guest at the time. The room and bathrooms were clean. The owners seemed nice enough but a little on the creepy side to me. It is a bit of ways to the city centre and Pink City, but not that far. There is a junction close by with shops and cyber cafes and such. They apparently don't believe in bug repellent because I got bitten up by mosquitoes badly - the only place where that happened during my 6 weeks in India. I didn't eat anything from there so can't comment on that. All in all, if I were with someone else and didn't have another suggestion of different accommodations, I would stay here again...but maybe sleep with one eye open?

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and felt very at home. The owners were lovely, they own 4 of these hostels and we stayed in another in Delhi. When we arrived they had travelled all the way just to welcome us (a good 8hour journey). The rooms were standard hostel, bunk rooms. But they had A/C and WiFi.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

The extremely helpful and friendly family made my stay very comfortable. It's is a very relaxed hostel and a great place to meet other travellers! The food is great and the grounds are beautiful!! Both dorms have a/c and an addition fan.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

ITS ALL LIES!!!!
We stayed here for 4 days and have never stayed in a place so unlike the description! We have been travelling for 7 months now, and this is the first bad review we have had to give as we realise that you get what you pay for.
We arrived early morning and were shown to our room, all we wanted was the hot shower.... Surprise surprise the shower didn't work, we did get half a bucket of hot water between us though, and the plumber is on his way.
There is no free breakfast, which we were only informed of on the last day when we were charged 10 rupees per slice of stale bread.
There is also no free evening snack of pasta!
Free tea, coffee and water costs 25 rupees a glass
The kitchen is not open for guests use either.
There is no BBQ
No iron
No tourist information, the hostel is a 20 minute drive away from town and the receptionist couldn't even tell us the approximate cost of a rickshaw into town
There is no communal area on the roof.
However there is free indian music blaring out through the speakers throughout the hostel at 8am.
The only positive we can find for this hostel is the free wifi and the room is spacious, but the room hadn't been cleaned from the previous occupants, and the one bin in the room was overflowing with the tissues you can't put down the toilet.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 273 Officer's Campus, Sirsi Road | Khalipura, Vishnu Marg, Jaipur, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaipur
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Ranked #80 of 229 Specialty Lodging in Jaipur
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Number of rooms: 9
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