When arriving at a new place late at night I like to have my accommodation booked in advance, and this was the case for my trip to Delhi. I stayed at the New King Guesthouse, which I picked for its location, the airport pick up service and most importantly, free wifi.
The booking description said there was wifi in the lobby. I got wifi in my room, so that was a bonus.
I have been warned that guesthouses with wifi in India is not common. I have been spoiled with internet in Southeast Asia, where even the most basic of guesthouses come with wifi as standard.
For that reason I want to give this guesthouse a mention, in the hope that guesthouse across the sub-continent realise what a great benefit it is to provide inroom wifi access. *dreams on*.
I also wanted to mention this guesthouse if only to show the room I stayed in. Introducing… the Austin Powers Suite:
[Austin Powers Suite - yeah baby, yeah!]
The guesthouse is in Paharganj, where the biggest cluster of cheap guesthouses are in Delhi, making it popular for backpackers. It is close to New Delhi train station, which is a ten minute walk to Connaught Place, the heart of New Delhi.
Thankfully they had a airport pickup option, as I may never have found the place. It is tucked away down an un-named lane off the busy market road.
The rate was 350 INR per night ($7.90 USD) and I booked the New King Guesthouse online at Hostelbookers.