The Snow Lion is fine for many travelers that appreciate hostel style accommodations. Everyone there is friendly and does the best with what they have to work with.
It's on a very busy street, it's noisy, it's as clean as it can be, the rooms are unheated, bathrooms have limited hot water, and the breakfasts are average. Beds are firm...but the biggest issue is the mildew and black mold in rooms. It's very moist inside the rooms so the bedding has that continual damp feeling. Think of the Snow Lion as a cool, damp, noisy, cave.
It sits in a very busy area and within walking distance of many Darjeeling hot spots. It's inexpensive and meets the needs of many budget minded travelers....just not my needs.More
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