This Inn is exactly where you want to stay in town. It is a shared room and bath, backpackers hostel run a sweet gentleman named Malik. He can arrange for you to get into some places you wouldn't find, or be allowed into, otherwise. Certain musical and religious services that generally exclude women, for instance, he facilitated our attendance at.
The price was almost unbelievable - i paid (i think) about $2.50-4 a night (September 2012). If i ever have a chance to return to that fantastic city, i'll stay there again - walking distance to a lot of what you want to visit.
Malik has a large collection of second hand salwar kameezes which he offers to all female visitors to pick through and take (gratis, of course!). i still prefer the one i found there to anything i purchased while there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Regale Internet Inn is located 10 meters from Regale Chowk the centre of Modern Lahore. All of the main sights of Lahore can be found within walking distance of the Inn; The magnificent Badshahi Mosque and Old fort complex and the intriguing old walled city of Lahore as well as the Lahore museum with its historic Kims Gun. A 15 minute walk will bring you to either of the famous food street of Lahore Anarkali or Gawal Mandi, where you can enjoy Pakistani and Afghani dishes. The Inn is owned and run by Malik and his sons. Malik a friendly enthusiastic host can provide many insights into Lahore. As a former journalist he has many contacts with the local community; which he uses to ensure that the guests have an interesting stay at Regale. One particular highlight is the Thursday evening trip to see Sufi drummers in a local shrine. On a Saturday night Pakistani culture comes to the regale inn as regular music events are held with Sufi and Qawali musicians ... more less