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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Friends Paying Guest House is budget place for bag packers, you can eat there and have access to free wifi. Friends Paying Guest House Run by family and they live in the same building you can ask for anything when you want.

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The place is very near Taj mahal. The reception was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very basic and the door did not lock properly. But none of our things got lost despite all the hype about missing luggage. We didnt take proper locks with us so we were a little paranoid when we left our bags. If you... More 

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

Dear guest thank you for giving 4 star rating ''Good'' , Our place is very close to the Taj Mahal ticket office , Our place very safe so don't worry about anything here . you said every thing was fine .We are not book train and bus tickets but we can help you . We know travel agency who book... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We were only here one day to see the Taj, and the location is PERFECT for that. The hostel is just a 10 minute walk to the ticket counter and 20 min. to the Taj. It's located a bit far from some of the other sights in Agra, but if you're aim is just to see the Taj, this is... More 

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Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Our stay at this hotel was horrible. On return mid morning from visiting the Taj, we returned to our room with our luggage clearly rummaged through. Zips where open, clothes and items moved around. We even wrapped our luggage with a towel because we were skeptical and the towel had been thrown off. We were skeptical because when we checked... More 

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

Thank you for making second faked review , Thank you for making beautiful story and writing about us .When you told us this story some one went in your room and all mess but your cash was safe you because it was with you . My dear guest first you learn how to talk to people second thing is we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunatly our one night stay in Agra wasn't very nice at this guesthouse. The room just didn't feel clean, the WiFi was terrible, the electricity was switched off for half of our stay which meant we couldn't charge phones or cameras for the to, clearly it was the staff who were choosing to turn it off as other guests on... More 

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

Dear guest , Thank you for writing review . Sorry for inconvenience that you had here , In Agra we had storm 25 people died due to heavy wind storm , many trees cut , many cars fly , roof sheds destroy therefore we had electricity problem for 2 days and WiFi network died due to this disaster . You... More 

Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Great service and amazing home made food. I ordered butter chicken, mix veggie curry and a naan and they all were fantastic and finally tasted different than in all other restaurants- very very good food. Highly recommend!

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Thank Justyna J
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Very comfy rooms and fantastic food! We stayed in Agra for two nights and met some really nice people at this guest house. The family that run the place are very friendly and the food is delicious. They booked our Taj Mahal ticket for us (for a rs100 booking fee) to save us queueing in the 43° heat, which was... More 

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Thank KarlAndSassy
Paris, France
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Staff are nice and friendly and quite helpful with recommendations for the surrounding area. The rooms are basic, but I generally found them to be clean. Only downside was there was no window in our room. Despite what other reviews say, we had hot water and electricity at all times and the bathroom was quite clean. The food was ok,... More 

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Thank Eoin C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

The main benefit of staying in this GH is its location to the Taj Mahal however the website does state it is 500m away which is simply not true. It is approx 1km away, a 15 minute walk. Whilst the GH is well located and has a nice rooftop chill out area there were many other things I felt were... More 

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

Thank you for writing review . For your kind information Friends Guest House located 5 min walk to the ticket office ( Shilpgram East gate ) and From there it's 1 km . Kindly go to visit google map location and then you know what is true and false . Friends Guest House is family run business point . When... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

The rooms are nothing special, but the hosts do anything they can to make you feel at home (my boyfriend was watching the cricket with the family in their living room). We had lovely conversations with the owner, who is open and very kind. The wifi is very good and the roof terrace is awesome. The location is nice, not... More 

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Explore the epitome of love and one of the most visited destinations of the World: Agra, with all home-like comforts and exceptionally customer friendly services..... Backpacker Panda, one of the finest hostels to enjoy and experience the fascinating historical Mughal city, always on its toes to serve you the best! Located just a stone's throw away from jaw-dropping splendid white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of world! Just believe! Neat and clean dorms with cozy mattress, a multi cuisine restaurant with finger-lickin' food, well-equipped kitchenette, coffee and tea making facility, fast and reliable Wi-Fi, friendly and immensely helpful crew, clean and hygienic washrooms, safe abode, pure drinking water......Perfect for relaxation after exploring the magnificent city of love! So come, stay and live your backpacking moments! " ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friends Paying Guest House

Address: P-6, Taj Nagri | Eastern Gate Taj Mahal, Tajganj, Agra 282001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Price Range: $10 - $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Friends Paying Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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