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Reviewed 9 August 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights during a heat wave in Agra. The family who runs it was very friendly and hospitable, the rooms were clean with private bathrooms, and the cafe offered a great place to beat the heat with some good food.

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friendguesthouse, Manager at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing for experience with us . yes you are right , this time is hot in Agra it's monsoon season time that's why humidity but AC rooms works perfect in this time . recommend you to book AC ( Air Con ) room if you feeling hot . we have now good speed of wifi ! Thank...

Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

All in all we totally recomend this place to stay in Agra. It's easy to get from the railway station by tuk tuk. The location is fantastic as it is near the Taj and the street is mostly quiet. The price is ok... We found better pricing in other cities for a hotel like this though. There was no WiFi...

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings from friends guest house ,Agra ! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us , we are very glad to know about it . Dear guest , You are travelling in summer time now it's very hot in India now everywhere . you booked without air-con room you can't complain any more about room was hot . we have...

Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Walki ditance from the Taj Mahal. Nice affordable in-house restaurant, beautiful roof top view at night. Next time I will sleep on the roof under the stars. It was clean and neat. Hosts advised us on sights and tips to deal with locals, and helpful with transport in and out of Agra.

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings from friends guest house , Agra ! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us , we are very glad to know about it .Thank you for highlighting GOOD STAFF , GOOD FOOD , CLOSE TO TAJ MAHAL 10 -15 MIN WALK ONLY . we are painting all rooms before season start ! we are making nice paintings inside...

Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Located very close to the beautiful Taj Mahal. Hostel staff are very nice and went out of their way for us, even taking us around town and bringing us sweets from the local shop. The food at the hostel is homestyle cooking and tastes great. Also arranged our rides and made sure the price and destination were understood by the...

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friendguesthouse, Manager at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings From Friends Guest House , Thank you for writing , see you one day my friend come stay free with us next time !!

Davao City, Philippines
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Family run. And everybody in the house is nice and accommodating. That alone, ill give good recommendations. Mom cooks grest chow mien. Great location as well in a quiet district. Not in taj ganj. But still just Around 15 mins walk to taj mahal. However ground floor rooms are not super clean..it has mosquitos. Maybe better opt rooms at the...

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings from Friends Paying Guest House,Agra .Thank you for taking the time to share your review and highlighting GOOD STAFF AND GOOD LOCATION thank you for that , Our location very very close to TAJ MAHAL TICKET OFFICE , My mother cooked all foods here, Mom made food . we use good quality of things inside food like best oil...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The best welcome that you could hope for accompanied by lovely rooms are why I enjoyed my stay here. A short walk to the east gate ticket office and a kilometre away from the east gate entrance (just take advantage of the buggy service) it is situated in a fairly quiet street. I found the food a little pricey so...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2015

This hostel is absolutely amazing. Super helpful and friendly staff, truly delicious food, nice rooms - these guys got just the right mixture to make backpackers feel comfortable. Keep it up people, stay healthy and do your thing! Thank you so much for everything :)

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Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

This paying guesthouse would I recommened to Everyone! I've stayed here for 3/4 days, because I had to wait. But it felt like a new home, the family is so kind and are so willing to help you with everything. When you want to know something just ask and most of the time They can help you really Good. Just...

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings from Friends Paying Guest House ( Home Stay ), Agra . Thank you for taking the time to share your review ! We love to host in my home stay . Thank you very much my friend for your kind review !! Best Regard Joseph

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed here two nights.Rooms are very basic, not cleaned and really hot.Staff was not clear about the price and at the begining wanted to charge us more than what was offered by Agoda. The internet was also not working properly.Food is ok.Overall,not worth it.

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Ms. Ale b Thank you for writing your review ! Our room price is fixed we can't change more , People know the price . Our travel partner Agoda company charge same as we charge . Only the difference is when you visit website they show price tax less but when you go to click room button at the end...

South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2015

We stayed there for 3 night and it was a really cosy place.. You didnt feel like you where in a guest house you feelt like you where in someones home.. The room was okey and they had a shower on the third floor that was great.. Best shower we had so far in India.. The food there was alittle...

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friendguesthouse, Owner at Friends Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings from Friends Paying Guest House ( Home Stay ), Agra . Thank you for taking the time to share your honest review . People felt like our home here . we all live like one family here . We Celebrate all festival in our home stay with foreigners tourist . India is a cultural country we have many festivals...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Explore the epitome of love and one of the most visited destinations of the World: Agra, with all home-like comforts and exceptionally customer friendly services..... Backpacker Panda, one of the finest hostels to enjoy and experience the fascinating historical Mughal city, always on its toes to serve you the best! Located just a stone's throw away from jaw-dropping splendid white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of world! Just believe! Neat and clean dorms with cozy mattress, a multi cuisine restaurant with finger-lickin' food, well-equipped kitchenette, coffee and tea making facility, fast and reliable Wi-Fi, friendly and immensely helpful crew, clean and hygienic washrooms, safe abode, pure drinking water......Perfect for relaxation after exploring the magnificent city of love! So come, stay and live your backpacking moments! " ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friends Paying Guest House

Address: P-6, Taj Nagri | Eastern Gate Taj Mahal, Tajganj, Agra 282001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Agra
Price Range: RM44 - RM44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Friends Paying Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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