I'm generally not overly critical of hostels. However, this was an exceptional case. I reserved a private room in advance and came to check in. The room I was given was beyond dirty and the sheets were covered with spots and hair from the previous guests. Additionally, the bathroom was a wreck and the toilet was full of urine (not an exaggeration).
We asked that the toilet be cleaned and the sheets changed and the result was a quick spray of the bathroom (no cleaning products used) and different sheets while ignoring the hair-filled pillow cases. Nevertheless, we stayed overnight.
The room faced the hallway (only an internal window) and the noise from the common room continued until 3:30. It promptly resumed at 7:30 with the music from reception.
Prior to going to sleep, I went upstairs for a beer on the terrace with my girlfriend and another friend who we brought along. We asked for three glasses and was provided glasses that were not only dirty, but still had beer in them from the previous people who had them (no joke, all 3 of them).
Long story even longer... The stay did not leave a positive impression. They are incapable of adhering to basic hygiene standards and don't seem to place any emphasis on customer satisfaction. There are many better options in Udaipur.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the most spectacular properties in Udaipur, Backpacker Panda is situated right next to the captivating marvel of Lake Pichola. In the vicinity of nature and equipped with all the important amenities such as air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi and city maps replete with all the relevant information about the city of Udaipur; your stay here is sure to be nothing but picture perfect. Being in the proximity one of the foremost attractions of Udaipur, it is approximately 4 km from the city’s railway station. Play games in the common room, relax with a book out on the terrace, chat up with other world travellers in the common area or sleep cozily in a comfortable bed. While here, you can choose from shared dormitories or a double private room to call your home. Backpacker Panda - Lake Pichola, Udaipur is more than a backpacking hostel, it is a destination in itself! ... more less
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