I stayed around a week and very much enjoyed it. The homestay itself isn't the lap of luxury, but if you do come stay here, you will find luxury unnecessary to feel comfortable and welcome in a new town. My room was cleaned everyday, my linens were spotless, and the lounge area (upstairs) set the scene for engaging conversations with other travelers and long-term tenants. The food (free breakfast, 50 Rs for lunch and dinner each) was very safe and delicious. Apparently, though I could be wrong, Naheed's family also eats the same food, which must be what keeps the food so tasty.
I am in my twenties and a student, which might be the reason why I didn't mind what has bothered others: cold showers, thin mattresses (I find Indian mattresses are good for my back), the sounds of faraway trains, and dysfunctional Wi-Fi (the ethernet cable was available). I enjoyed staying here so much I remained for a few more days, which was fine with the very accommodating Naheed, who also helped to arrange train and bus rides for guests who politely asked. I'm considering a longer stay in India sometime in the future, and this homestay has definitely swayed me to choose Lucknow, if not the homestay itself, as the site of a few months more of my twenties.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lucknow Homestay is your home away from home in Lucknow!!! ... more less