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Paharganj, Delhi: 6 reviews and 12 photos


It can often happen that your cab driver or some random guy who accosts you while you are walking along with a `i am new here' look on your face, that you will be told that the hotel you have made your booking with or are headed to, is full.
They will offer to take you to some alternate place- almost sounding like they are being helpful. These guys obviously get a cut from the other hotel to bring in customers.
This is not uncommon for hotels in the Paharganj area- the backpackers zone.

Unique Suggestions: Try and pre-arrange an airport pick up with the hotel you are booked into, many will organise a cab guy to wait for you at the airport exit with a placard with your name...
Otherwise, try to get a cab booked at the pre-paid taxi counter operated by the police, near the exit. They assign cabs to you, and make a note of your name/cab number/ destination etc before you set off. Its not fool-proof, but a deterent still...

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 4, 2007
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