This is a very good budget option for Hampi. Kish the proprietor is a gem, arranging all sorts of stuff for us. When I couldn't book train tickets from outside India he bought them for me and sent them by email, telling me to pay when I got there - beat that for service. He has an excellent tuk tuk driver at reasonable fees - easily the best way of getting around the extensive site. He also has a car and driver for more extensive trips - we went up to Badami etc. but we found the car pretty uncomfortable after a while so you might want to look for better options. The room looked a little depressing at first with no windows and pretty crappy bed coverings, but it had excellent ac (top priority for us), fan, wi fi and a good clean bathroom. He has back up batteries for black outs so although the ac goes off for a while the fan keeps going. For breakfast we usually went around to Gopi's rooftop which has a nice view of the Virupaksha temple and reasonable breakfast. Best food is the Mango Tree, but Gita river view at the opposite end of town also has excellent food and there's never anyone there. Another dodgier looking place called something like Venktashawara or something next to a bookshop was also very good.
I'd strongly recommend staying in Hampi village - the location is ideal - every other option you're too far away from stuff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thilak Home Stay is built in the middle of Hampi Bazaar. It is a house where you can find A/C and non A/C rooms, each one with individual bathroom, hot shower and mosquito net. Electricity is available 24 hours and WiFi is free. From the roof of the house you have beautiful views of Hampi's landscape and Virupaksha temple, and you can feel free to practice yoga, meditation or to relax watching a wonderful sunset. Chill out roof restaurant is in front of the guesthouse where you can relax and meet people. ... more less