Any affordable guest house or hotel recommendations?
Hi most backpacker/small budget travelers (like me) stay at the various guesthouses in the Delhi district known as the "Main Bazaar". Private hotel rooms (with shared bathroom) go for 200 to 300 Rupees (about US $4 to $6) per night without air conditioning, somewhat more if you want air conditioning. The district is a fantastic marketplace complete with the "holy cows" walking down the street, colourful shops and vendor stalls, all manner of humanity, but especially it has numerous restaurants, cafes, internet shops and travel booking agencies. It is also within walking distance of the Northern Railways train station where you buy your ticket to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. Be aware of crooked Indian tuk tuk taxi drivers who will try to overcharge you every chance possible so bargain hard for the ride or ask a few taxi drivers. Recommend to get the anti-diarrhea vaccination (known by the trademark name "Dukoral" in USA and Canada) before you go or you will be finding a toilet a lot....
Ginger Hotel IRCTC New Delhi ! Well connected to all metro routes too ... !
The cost for a double room with a private bathroom was 1000Rs. You can go much cheaper, but you might regret it for the sake of a few rupees.
You can read more tips on India in general on my blog: http://www.losmartesalsol.co.uk/#!india-costs/c1x05 and specifically about my experience in Delhi (with inspirational photos of where to visit) here: http://www.losmartesalsol.co.uk/#!Seeing-how-the-other-half-lived-%E2%80%A6-in-Delhi/cmbz/B4D423BF-A494-4E3B-8818-3E8C7A96924A
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