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Desert Boys Guest House
Ranked #10 of 154 Jaisalmer B&B and Inns
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“Highly Recommended”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Jaisalmer fort is one of the few living forts in India, so don't miss the opportunity to stay within the fort when you're in Jaisalmer. Each room is uniquely and adequately furnished to look like a heritage hotel. Most importantly, the bathrooms are clean and there is hot water from the taps for the most part of the day. The food at the Desert Boys Dhani is fresh, homely and extremely yummy. You can pick up a day package that takes you on a trip to the desert. At a nominal price, the trip comes with a camel ride, yummy dinner, and some campfire entertainment.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

friendly staff, value for money.nice place to stay. i found the restaurant is not something i would recommend. Price is high compared to other places. But not a bad one if you are tired. The desert camp trip cost was high 6000?- for couple but the night stay is not recommendable. Camel ride experience was good. Staff were well behaving, and never mislead us. If it is a stay inside the fort this place is a very good stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We came to Jaisalmer with night train, tired and exhausted. With our last strenght after 2weeks of traveling, we took some time and check 6 or 7 guest houses in Jaisalmer. This one was the best, and we didn't regret our choice. Complite house is beautiful and clean, with 3 teraces with town view, atrium, and cute little restaurant with very friendly and kind chef. Rooms are very beautiful, combination of rock and happy colour bedcowers, with hot water.Stuff is also very kind, and brothers who running the house are very professional and they know how to please the guests. Also, if you took Safari with them, you'll not regret couse they're doing it for a long time and you have feelin' that they'r guides know every corner of the desert :) Best guest house of all 30days in India !

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

it was a nice place and had a nice atmosphere . the resturant desert boys dhanni also had good food .located in the fort very close to the jain temple. it organizes desert safaris my recomendation is non touristic desert safari.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We sayes at Desert Boys Gusthouse in December 2012. It is located in a quiet corner of Jaisalmer Fort. The decor was lovely, with great views from the terrace. Our room (number 9) had a romantic bed area behind a curtain, with a nice seating area and bathroom. The owner/manager was only present at the guest house for a few hours a day so if you need anything grab him while you can! That said, the staff are friendly and helpful and if you need the boss, they will contact him for you. The only minor difficulty was the hot water was restricetd to certain times of the day - the boiler runs from a fire which needs to be stoked by the staff. There was ample hot water in the morning, but late in the evening it was difficult to get hot water. Be aware that cars aren't allowed into the fort, and that rickshaws are only able to get you to the main square in the fort - the guest house is located a 5 minute walk through narrow lanes from the rickshaw drop off point. Cows have free roam of course so the streets may not be the cleanest (only really a problem if you're dragging a wheeled suitcase!)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leiden
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

I stayed with the desert brothers in dec 2010 and I absolutely loved it! I haven't written a review before but they really made an impression and after two years they are still on my mind. So just to let them and other travellers know what a fantastic guest house they have and how special they are I'll write a review. The rooms are beautiful, clean and comfortabel. The location is perfect. The two brothers made the biggest impression on me. I was really exausted from travelling through India and felt like crying . One of the brothers made me tea and invited me to have tea on the terrace with the most stunning view. After a couple of days I went on a desert tour. I booked it with some friend travellers at another office and not with the brothers. They were fine with it. I could leave my belongings with them and when I got back they let me use a bathroom incl towel. As a single woman traveller I felt completely safe and comfortable. If I'd ever go back to Jaisalmer I would definitely stay there again. A very BIG thank you to the brothers!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

Desert Boys has been my favourite place to stay so far during my trip to India. The room my friend and I stayed in was basic, but very nicely decorated and well worth what we paid for it. The guesthouse is a very good option for travellers on a budget. It has an excellent location, inside the fort and very close to one of the main fort entrances. It also has a rooftop terrace and several balconies with beautiful panoramic views over the town.

My friend and I organised a one night, two day non-touristic camel safari through the guesthouse. This safari has been the highlight of my trip. Once in the desert, we did not encounter any other tourists.Tours through the desert's many villages, sunset and sunrise on the dunes, delicious food and chai by the camp fire, and sleeping outside under the stars - it was an unforgettable experience. I especially want to thank Hemat-ji, our guide, who did everything he could to make our experience an enjoyable one. Sharing with us his knowledge of the desert and its people, he truly made us appreciate the diversity and richness of the life and culture of the desert.

The owners of the guesthouse pride themselves on emphasising hospitality above profit, and it is this principle which distinguishes their establishment from others, and gives it a more personal touch. The owners and their staff will go out of their way to help you. They very kindly agreed to organise a drop-off to the bus stand in the afternoon long after we had checked out. When my friend and I decided to leave a bit earlier without waiting for the organised transport, the staff helped carry our bags to the fort entrance, and found and even paid for our tuk-tuk!

My stay at Desert Boys has been a memorable one, and I can't wait to be back! :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Desert Boys Guest House
Address: On Fort Vyasapara | Vyasapara, Jaisalmer 345001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Jaisalmer District > Jaisalmer
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Ranked #10 of 154 B&Bs / Inns in Jaisalmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Desert Boys Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Desert Boy's Guest House has been looking after guests for the last two decades. Fine antique furniture, rich silks, warm carpets and comfortable mattresses will make your nights even more enjoyable in any of our twenty rooms. All of them have attached bathroom with hot & cold showers, and ceiling fan; air conditioners are also available.In the desert, we are not improvisers but improvers: we have our own camels, jeeps and land. In our camel safaris and jeep tours in the Thar desert we will take you to unexplored areas where no other tours go. ... more   less 
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