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New Modern Central Lodge
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New Modern Central Lodge
Ranked #80 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Gangtok
Reviewed April 28, 2012

I arrived to this hotel due to Lonely Planet recommendation for budget hotel. same like all budget travelers. the room are cheap but dark and dirty with a bed smell. you can find more expensive one that are better. the food is not so bad but not more then that.
the staff is really not nice. when we asked them to smoke outside while eating, they laugh and intentionly came closer.
but the worst thing there was the manager, Bodha, who arrange the trips for north Sikkim. he is too griddy and a layer!
he charged us much more then other agencies and gave us really bad accommodation, with cold shower ( it was too cold up north).
the problem is that because of Lonely Planet recommendation, all tourist go there first , and it is very difficult to find a group of tourist to fill a shared Jeep which lower the price per head .
he was changing the price at the morning we planned to go, and overall he doesn't really care about anything, just the money.
north Sikkim is an amazing wild place, don't give it up.

Room Tip: 400 Rs room should be better then 200 Rs room
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Ronny K
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

Pros:
- Good food
- Good location, 2-3mns away from MG Marg
- Big rooms with good view - only if you get the highest level room
- International lodge, good for making friends and to exchange experiences
- Clean bed and bathroom for the price you pay
- One stop service - provide tour and treks too
- Flexible, helpful and friendly staffs and owners
- Good and clean thick blankets for the cold night - only applies if you get the highest level room with good view.
- Comes with water heater. (We had only experienced once of half -way supply of water heater during our total of abt 1week stay.)
- Rooms with various sizes to accomodate different groups of number of people.

Cons:
- Flights of steep staircases to climb to reach rooms.
- Tibet road itself can be very noisy in the early morning due to the endless honking of vehicles.
- More room with no view..Only 2 big rooms with beautiful view.

Overall it is a very reasonable priced bagpackers lodge...in terms of its food and accomodation.
Period of stay: during end of april and in Mid of May 2011

Room Tip: Rooms on the higher level has good view and are cleaner and more ventilated. But it comes with a pri...
  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Elvesb
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Reviewed July 16, 2011

New Modern Central Lodge on Tibet Road has been the long standing institution that backpackers head to. They also have one of the cheapest rooms in the city which is further open to bargaining in the off season. The low cost rooms do come at cost of cleanliness and maintenance but nothing that would bother a travel hardened veteran. There are some good road facing ones with all facilities including 24hours hot water that the friendly staff will happily show you. There is a great down stairs cafe for hanging out and meeting other travelers to plan sharing trips inside Sikkim. First floor landing has some billiards tables where you'll find the locals hanging out as well. If you are on an extremely tight budget and like to bump into fellow backpacking travelers, this is the best place to head to.

Room Tip: Road facing rooms are the best ones
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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3  Thank vishalpipraiya
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Reviewed November 30, 2015
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  • Stayed: December 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 15, 2015
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  • Stayed: June 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2015
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Reviewed April 5, 2013
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Dave321_13
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Address: Tibet Road, Gangtok, India
Location: India > Sikkim > East Sikkim > Gangtok
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Ranked #80 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Gangtok
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