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Wed, 30 Jan – Thu, 31 Jan (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
by Arvind on Dec 18,2018
What's Good: Timing of breakfast
What needs to improve : Bed
Reason For Rating : A great stay with a great price deal by Yatra
by Alan A on January 10, 2019
We alerted the hostel that we would be arriving late, around 1am, due to a connecting flight. Upon arrival the place appeared closed, so much for a 24 hour front desk. In order to get in I jumped over a picket fence, where I was greeted by a security guard sleeping on the patio floor, who could not speak a word of English, in order to get our bags through he went and grabbed a machete to rip open some rope fixing the picket fence gate together! Which was unsettling! When inside the staff were sleeping on the floor, they could barely speak English and got us to sign documents to then show us to our room, the room was dirty and dated with light fixtures hanging of the wall. In the morning we complained to the manager who could speak a bit more English, informing him that this was not the room advertised on the Expedia page. With a bit of negotiation we were bumped up to a better room. This new room although more spacious, was dated and grimy, there was a distinct musty smell. Also the room was near the street and very noisy, it was necessary to sleep with ear plugs due to the neighbouring noise. The Expedia page advertised the hostel as having breakfast included, which is not the case, we pointed this out to reception and they denied it. It even says on the back of the hostel rooms doors that the hostel does provide a complimentary breakfast in room, but it was unclear how to get this or what was on offer, so we didnt get any during our stay. On one day we opted to eat in the Wise Owl cafe downstairs to try it out as it was always busy and bustling. The food portion was small, expensive, and service was painfully slow, I wouldnt recommend this either. During our stay, we were informed by the hostel manager that they had overbooked and wondered if we would be kind enough to move to another hotel; given we only had one more night there we didnt bother, but it seemed inconsiderate and we didnt appreciate being asked, maybe they need to review their booking system. I would recommend this hostel to backpackers, but not for anyone else.
by ayesha b on March 5, 2018
The guesthouse is away from the usual humdrum of Kolkata but again not that far away from it. The place is clean, staffs are nice but not all of its rooms are good. we were in room no 205, (Tarrif 3550+INR for double bed with bfast, the room next to it is also good) which was airy and lots of sunlight from two windows. the bathroom tiles are a bit slippery. take care after taking your bath. they have a vibrant cafe (ground floor) and a steakhouse ( a bit expensive and not all the steak dishes are good) on the top floor. which is very convenient to meet people and invite guests. the cafe is really nice with good food and reasonably priced. the neighbourhood is amazing-- quiet, clean, nostalgic old houses, and just appropriate to take a stroll in the late evening. FabIndia, Byloom and Saha textile, Shivani, Handicrafts and quite a few medical centres are within the walking distance. don't miss the lake behind the guesthouse, it's nice and calm in the morning. these were just right for my taste of shopping. I am not a park street/new market shopper. Dakshinapon is also pretty near. the busy city, roll and biriyani, roadside snacks and tea in earthen pots are just a roundabout away near gol park. take your dinner or lunch at 'Shaptapadi' ( don't miss the luchi and mangsho). my experience with 'tero parban' as suggested by the guesthouse was not good. Shudipa's Rannaghor is also on the same road but did not have the opportunity to visit as this was not recommended by our Indian friend. you can reach the lighted ever busy Kolkata if you walk through the footpaths to either side from your guest house. getting a SIM card is a big problem in India. You need to have an India friend who can do it for you the very day under his name. next time I will definitely stay at 66/2B. however, except for the main person at the reception, others are not very tourist friendly. try to locate the head of the guesthouse for any info or advice.
by Ian Anand F on December 20, 2017
This is my third time staying at 66/2B. It is a perfect, simple and safe place for a small family or individual. The staff are kind and willing to support every need. The location of the hotel is at the back of the Wise Owl which is an amazing cafe. As an American this truly serves my needs.
by Sudipta P on December 14, 2017
We stayed there for 3 nights - semi deluxe room. I booked through make my trip and the total cost was @ Rs 6000 excluding gst ( rs 1500). Rooms are clean, linen washed and clean. Hot water through geyser is available through 24 hours. Queen size bed was there in the semi deluxe room which was okay for we two and our 7 years old daughter. Breakfast was included in the rent and is supplied to the room only. But the breakfast is pretty ordinary and the guest is not asked about their preferences. Lunch and dinner is delivered from local restaurants which are very good. The coffee shop in the ground floor (Wise Owl) is excellent with great coffee and sandwiches. Staffs are courteous and helpful. One very important point to be noted : the website of the hotel states that parking is available - which is not true. You have to keep your car on the road in front of the hotel for which you have to pay parking fees to parking agents. Overall a nice and comfortable stay - would recommend to others.
by kaitorotoro on September 6, 2017
This place is very centrally located in South Calcutta. It is to the rear of the Wise Owl Cafe. The Manager, Mr Basu has able to arrange transport to and from the airport for a very late arrival and a very early departure. There are other excellent eating places close by. It was relatively quiet (i.e., not much outside noise) during my stay. Breakfast is served in your room. I will definitely return.
by Alan A on January 9, 2019
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