1) I was originally taken to another property of the owner's in New Hampi and offered a bed where the 'mattress' was two thin blankets on a hard wooden frame. Insisted I was taken to the place I booked in the bazaar - not sure if a genuine mistake or if they were trying it on to fill the less popular property. Suspect the latter. 2) Bathroom sink was filthy, place in general a bit grimy. Advertised as having constant hot water but I was only able to get hot water once and only from a tap - you can't have a shower. 3) Price I was offered room at said breakfast was included but no breakfast was provided. 3) Ticket booking services an absolute rip off - huge mark up charged compared to other agents. 4) You can stash your bags in office if arriving early/ leaving late but these are kept an unlocked room that isn't always attended so anyone could walk in off the street and take your stuff. Essentially, if this place was just honest about how basic it was and dropped the price accordingly it would be fine - as it is, I felt ripped off the entire way through.…
Bang opposite the Virupaksha temple and in the middle of the market that has a lot of eating places.. bathroom is a bit cramped...but 24*7 hot water, free drinking water, free WiFi. 2 mins. From bus stand. Walking distance from Matanga hills n Achutaraya temple as well. The owner Paramesha was very hospitable. If looking for location, this is good...for fancier places, you'd have to be at Hospete which is about 12 kms away. We stayed at the 2 non AC rooms. The room has a wall fan and a pedestal fan that rotates. Mosquito net for the bed is provided.
The guesthouse is in a great location close to main attractions, restaurants, the main temple, the bus station, the river crossing etc. The host was very friendly, we were able to check in as soon as we arrived which was appreciated after a night bus and they happily stored our luggage on the day we checked out. Note a bucket shower was required if you wanted to bath in hot water. We didn't mind doing this. We stayed for 5 nights and would happily stay again. Also note you don't need a rickshaw from the bus station in hampi to this guesthouse. It's less than a 5 minute walk
The woman in charge of this guesthouse is very welcoming and helpful. The room is correct for the price but an effort can be done for the cleaning. We have some caterpillars in the bathroom. 500 rp in November.
I stayed for 2 nights and I really like the place. It is very simple but the woman who owns it is very kind and sweet. She makes the best masala chai at a very good price and the breakfast is cheap and delicious. Well located too.