New King Hostel - Backpackers Heaven

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Description

The Hostelz.com Review

New King Hostel - Backpackers Heaven is far from being a heaven of a place; hidden in a dark alleyway, it is a cheap but low-comfort accommodation. Apart from the dorms being crammed and basic, the en suite bathrooms are also almost too small to fit into. While the common area is quite cosy and inviting, many will be surprised to find a dog living inside.

The Location

The hostel is located in the middle of the Paharganj market, which is one of the most touristy areas of the city with many other hostels and hotels around. Near the hostel, you have a wide choice of eateries, souvenir shops, and bazaar stalls. Moreover, it is in easy reach of many sights of interest -- the area of Chandi Chawk is around forty minures on foot, and to Jama Masjid and the Red Fort you will take a little bit longer. However, to reach the hostel, you have to walk through a narrow and dark alleyway, which can be scary even during the day, let alone at night.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel offers a variety of small dorms and has rooms for females only as well. The furniture is old and without much style, but the beds come with individual electronic sockets and lamps and everybody receives a locker even if padlocks have to be taken care of by the guests. The rooms are en suite, but the bathroom is not too inviting. There is hardly and space between the wall and the toilet seat, which makes it difficult to sit down on it; there is nowhere to store your clothes while having a shower without them getting wet. Also, at the time of the review, the drain is blocked and guests have to explain to the cleaning staff how to clean it to unblock it.

Common Spaces

The common area on the bottom floor is upbeat with many nice paintings on the walls. Moreover, there is also a tiny kitchen here, just large enough to boil yourself some water for tea or plate your sandwich for breakfast but it is definitely not a place to cook dinner. Luggage can be stored in the common area free of charge but it is often left unattended. The most surprising aspect of this area is the house pet -- a dog who lives in one corner of this space. If you have high hygienic standards or you are allergic to dogs, you should probably avoid this area.

Summary

All in all, this hostel can be an ok choice for a few nights, but for this price you can probably find something more comfortable in a nicer location.
by JudyM
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2019-03-10
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "New King Hostel - Backpackers Heaven" at General Market 15/16, Ramdwara Road.)

Location/Contact

Address
General Market 15/16, Ramdwara Road, Pharganj, New Delhi, NCT of Delhi, India
Coordinates
28.640730, 77.213090 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
hotelnewking.com
Telephone
0091-9958443844
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How is New King Hostel - Backpackers Heaven rated on other websites?

  Cleanliness Location Atmosphere Overall
Hostelworld
(1121 ratings)
76%
79%
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HostelBookers
(252 ratings)
76%
82%
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84%
HostelsClub
Not listed on HostelsClub.
Hostels.com
(3 ratings)
86%
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86%
Average
76%
80%
76%
80%

Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Friendly hostel and good for delhi
Its pretty clean throughout (for delhi) and its really easy to find from the station which is walking distance, the owner is quite cool too.
Chris
Age 27, uk
2014-05-25

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