Hostel La Vie is a located in the Old Town of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, very close to the city center. Hostel La Vie is operated by a group that runs several other properties in India and they can help you plan your next destination.
Hostel La Vie is located about a thirty-minute drive from the airport and fifteen minutes from the bus and train station. The Jodhpur historical sights, best eateries, shopping markets, Old Town, and the Blue City are near the clock tower, which is less than half a kilometer away. There is a great restaurant next door called Namaste Cafe as well as a nongovernmental-organization-run boutique, Sambhali Trust.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The property has several dorm guest rooms with mixed-bed dorms as well as female-only dorms. Dorm rooms have air conditioning. The rooms have large, under-bed locker storage, which will comfortably fit a small suitcase or backpack. They can be secured with locks, which are not provided. The beds are very comfortable; sheets are provided (towels are not) and placed on the bed for guests. Each bed has its own charging station and individual reading lamps. The charging station in our room was hanging out of the wall and electrocuted us during our stay; when we reported this to the management, they did not seem to care. The female-only dorm has an en suite bathroom.
On each floor of Hostel La Vie, there are small lounge areas with a few couches and strong Wi-Fi connection. The Wi-Fi works well throughout the property, and there are several Wi-Fi accounts for the various floors of the building. The reception desk can be found directly when you enter the building; this is also where the free laundry can be used. The larger hangout areas are on the roof of Hostel La Vie, with an outdoor sitting area and an indoor area that is air conditioned with games and books. This is where the complimentary breakfast of traditional Indian food or an omelet is served each morning. The environment is social, due to many interesting international guests and the rooftop terrace.
Hostel La Vie would have received a better review if the management had been kinder to guests. Many guests had issues with the management during their stay, which taints the environment. Hostel La Vie itself is a great property, but don't expect to have a friendly interaction with the management. However, the local staff are incredibly friendly.
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Published on 2017-07-26