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“Best Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Youth Hostel Kolkata

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Youth Hostel Kolkata
Certificate of Excellence
Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Why sould we chhose youth hostel kolkata?
1. Nice Behavior
2. Minimal Rate.
3. Wonderful Food
4. Mixture of all types of People and Culture around the World
5. I feel this is the best for female students related to safety and security.

For me this is really nice. I suggest at least visit once.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank deveeshree
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

I am a member of youth hostel.Accommodation and facility are good but the behavior of the kolkata youth hostel warden (nearby rabindra bharati university) is absolute worst. if you wouldn't pay your room rent in advance then he can through you out a into a poor accommodation where you can't even get the oxygen and share the toilet with the staff. you can't put on light for long hour at night. his behavior is almost same with the regular guest. he is behaving very badly with the guest.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank sushovankumardas
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Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
50 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

A couple of updates after my most recent stay here.
The rooms are still immaculate and food is great, but the rules need to be accommodating.
I am usually here every year during durga puja and I go for the overnight parikrama on Panchami.
In the last Puja, I did the same, however, I was sick and basically spent most of the tour throwing up, and finally gave up and returned to the hotel at around 2 am. Yes I know they have rules about keeping the hostel locked up after 10 and before 6...
But given the circumstance and the fact that this was my 4th or 5th stay here, I did not expect to be charged rs 200 for late entry.

It is quite pricey to get into the middle of the city from here and a taxi takes atleast an hour to get anywhere near the city center if the traffic is kind, Inspite of this, the rooms and food being great, I kept coming back. But I dont think I will again.
Being a repeat guest here has had no value.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank aceanindita
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

as it speaks, "home away from home" indeed.

being a non-smoker, non-alcohol person and the type which doesn't quite really like staying in the heart of the actions means this hostel was a great discovery.

getting to this hostel for the 1st time require a bit of effort, but with the friendly locals on the kolkata streets and some patience, you will find it.

first of all, i wished to highlight the attentiveness of the owners. as i arrived there on a night with my heel's skin badly cracked with some blood on it. i didn't request for any medical lotion.

after i got my room keys, 1 of the staffs came knocking my room door and gave me a tube of aloe vera ceam. i was thinking "what is this for?" i didn't ask for it.

he replied, "it's for your cracked heel". i felt touched by their tiny action, for them to even take notice of my cracked heel.

next up, cleanliness; this hostel surely had to be the cleanest place i stayed throughout a month in india, it's just sparkling clean. i can't see how much cleaner it can gets.

to find a clean place in india is a rare gem find, not to mention this sparkling clean. i got to witness first hand of how the staffs clean, when i suddenly went back to my room to get some items, seeing both staffs scrumbling the toilet, and room so diligently.

which this also means, it's best to keep your valuable items properly, because normally the staffs will do the cleaning when the guest left the hostel for the day. but it was really nice to take note that they didn't mess around with my items. everything was really good, in place, with the room getting cleaner than clean.

the boss was really nice, and will give short tours around the areas to guests, if upon requests, and with the map they given out, it's pretty much clear. in a way, as a backpacker, i believe sometimes locations are over-rated, especially when the hostel have this type of services.

this hostel is definitely not suitable for party-goers, drinkers, smokers. but for those who need a pinch of quietness, peacefulness. this place is for you.

last, but not least, i am not encouraging people to try out this hostel just based on this review, but rather, i hope with this review, it will justify their not-so-great, not so popular location of this hostel with it's warm, hardworking, friendly staffs.

regards.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank TF_Goh
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Pune
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

This is particularly for travelers, basic amenities and simple rooms. But the cleanliness is better then many 3 star hotels. Plus there is small library where you can browse travel books and magazines.
It is not near from city center where all tourist places are located. But it's conveniently located; Dum Dum metro is 10 min away by shared Auto or bus stand is 1 min away. Belu Math is also near from this place.
And the people (from Senior Mr Bose to the cook) are really sweet. Soft spoken and ready to help you. It's a home away from home and therefore recommended for families as well.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Pranav3
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USA
Level Contributor
205 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

The location is a nightmare. From the hostel, it literally never took less than an hour in a taxi to go to any of the tourist attractions or Park Street. There isn’t even a restaurant or convenience store around - and taxi drivers never had any idea where the hostel was despite having the address and a map. One time, it took us almost an hour to find a taxi willing to drive us home because none of them could understand the location. The rooms are pretty clean (except the walls are disgusting), the beds were hard as stone, there’s no hot water (but not a prob because it’s HOT), no wifi, and no toilet paper (although this is normal in India). There was a great fan though! Also, the staff kept going into our room to clean it even though I asked them every morning not to do it. It was so annoying - they would collect my things from around the room and shove them all into a pile

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank expat_mbk
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Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
50 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Extrememly clean, basic accommodation.
No TV (Hello, hostel!)
The food is delicious homely bengali food!
Staff is really friendly.
Location wise, it is very near to the bus stop and just few minutes away from the metro station.
The manager is a bit strict, but the lovely pristine rooms, food and the ambience of raw kolkata around, makes up! :)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
5 Thank aceanindita
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Property: Youth Hostel Kolkata
Address: 1D, Hem Dey Lane | (Adjacent to Rabindra Bharati University, B.T.Road), Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 050, India
Location: India > West Bengal > Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Ranked #4 of 434 Specialty Lodging in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Youth Hostel Kolkata India/Kolkata (Calcutta), Asia

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