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1 Bedroom

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About this listing

A cosy and modern room in a quintessentially BENGALI part of town. A very safe neighbourhood, enjoy local pubs, restaurants and shops with great connections to central Kolkata by bus or metro rail.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 12%
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The space

We are a family of three , owned by two cocker spaniels.
Our only daughter has relocated to England for a while and we love having people over from all walks of life and we welcome you to our home.
Ours is an air conditioned studio apartment on the 3rd floor roughly 300 sq ft in size. It comes with a double bed - just right for two people or a single traveler. The studio has an attached bath/toilet with 24 hours hot and cold water , a kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, to store and warm your food.
In a cozy nook rests a dinette area for two. Bright and well lit, it has a separate work desk and chair and complimentary Wifi internet is available. When you want to put your feet up and relax , there is a LCD television with a D2H connection and comfortable seating. A guided meditation session can be arranged if informed in advance. For guests who want to stay with us longer ,please feel free to use the washing machine located in the utility area adjoining the roof. Guests have roof access and its quite an experience savoring a hot cup of tea surrounded by over 100 potted plants. Our little patch of green in this concrete jungle.

Location :
The Studio apartment is conveniently placed in the Gariahat- Ballygunge area, one of the main roads of south kolkata. It is famous for its retail market for Saris and hand loom materials. Many shopping complexes and state govt. emporiums are located nearby. Tucked away in a private road you are just away enough to escape the traffic. A 5 min walk takes you to the Rabindra Sarover lakes, a must go for joggers and early risers.
10 kms away from the Howrah Station (30 mins on a good day) and 20 kms from the airport (45 mins thanks to the bypass). If you need access to the IT hub , its only 40 mins away.
Easily accessible by buses, taxis and auto's ( India's version of the TukTuk ) are available all day. The Kali ghat Metro station is a 5 mins auto ride away , and it takes you to the down town and central business district in 10 mins. If you want to soak in some history take a 15 mins ride on the Metro to North Calcutta.

The area is an epicurean delight and a foodies paradise, Over the years mid range restaurants sprang up in every nook and cranny of the street. Chinese remains the most popular followed by North Indian and Italian cuisine. If stomach permits try the best street food in Kolkata here. All restaurants also deliver food and the kitchenette has a good collection of Menu cards. But If you crave a traditional Bengali meal look no further than our kitchen. If you are staying for four days or more we invite you for a complimentary traditional Bengali meal with our family. Our expert cooks also gives lessons.

About us :
We live in the main house which is on the same floor but has a separate entrance. We are a family with wanderlust and are well travelled and cross culturally seasoned. Many of the artifacts around the house have been collected by me during our travels around the world. I am an ex airline manager now a meditation teacher. My husband is a management consultant and our daughter is a sociologist working in the public health sector. We are all owned by two super friendly cocker spanies , Goopy and Bagha. As a rule they do not venture into the studio apartment but if guests are uncomfortable then they can be restricted to the main house. However, we admit to like pet lovers more. Our staff is trustworthy and efficient and most of them have been with us for decades.We hope you enter as strangers and leave as friends.

Guest access

to the Terrace .

Interaction with guests

We are very sociable and love interacting with our guests . However we respect guests privacy .

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 1PM

1. Breakfast is complimentary and will be served in your room. Any additional request or meals will be charged extra.
2. House keeping services will be provided every morning but please keep your space reasonably clean. Sheets/towels will be changed for each guest.
3. Guests will be given their own set of keys. Water and electricity are precious resources, kindly switch off all appliances when not in use.
4. Though the studio apartment is on the top floor and separate from the main house the building has other residents. Please be responsible and remember to close the elevator door on your way out.
5. We are not here to judge you but strictly NO DRUGS & ALCHOHOL please.
6. Your safety is our concern. Please do not invite , tour guides, escorts and strangers you meet during your visit, inside the apartment premises.
7.Guests are NOT ALLOWED in your room. If you have local friends you are advised to meet with them outside.
8. For anything else, Ask and you shall receive.



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2 nights minimum stay

88 Reviews

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Vatsala User Profile
March 2017
I came expecting a super host. I left gaining a friend. Rajasree's boundless energy amazes you from the first interaction. So many thoughtful little gestures, an action-packed introduction to Kolkatta, gorgeous meals and recipes, and a place that's clean, cool, and comfortable are all packed into this Airbnb location. What more could you ask for? Hot, syrupy chai on demand? Well, Rajasree's got that covered too!
Rajasree User ProfileRajasree is a superhost.
Response from Rajasree:
It was great hosting you........ welcome back anytime......
March 2017

Ian User Profile
March 2017
Rajasree's place is the perfect location to stay in Kolkata. The apartment was very clean and very modern. The breakfast was different every morning and always delicious. Rajasree was so helpful and kind, taking us to the local markets, helping to get a Indian mobile number, she even booked extra flights and train journeys for us! we were made to feel at home the moment we arrived. The apartment itself was ideally placed to explore Kolkata with lots of good shops, markets and restaurants. The streetfood is amazing and is a must for everyone. We miss the delicious cup of Chai that was made for us every evening and miss Rajasree even more! We can't to visit again and feel we have made a friend for life :)

Anisha User Profile
February 2017
This was my second stay here and I really couldn't have been happier ! Everything is perfect - from the room to the breakfast to the hospitality. The neighbourhood gives a lovely Kolkata vibe and it's easy to get around from. There are some nice restaurants and cafes on the road right behind the house and many more just a quick ride away. The host is very warm and thoughtful and the room has everything you could need from a microwave/fridge to toiletries. I really enjoyed my stay here and am sure anyone booking this will too ! A big thank you Rajasree, for accomodating all my requests, extensions and odd hours :)

Anisha User Profile
February 2017
The place is lovely with a very homely feel - just like the description :) It's in a residential area but easily accessible by taxi/public transport and not too far from cafes on Southern Avenue and Park Street. The room itself has all you could ask for - kettle, microwave, fridge - all included ! Rajasree is very welcoming and hospitable. Besides the yummy breakfast (you must ask for puri aloo at least once), she is happy to offer other meals as well - a big bonus which I really really appreciated. I am already looking forward to my stay here the next time I'm in Kolkata :)

Thibault User Profile
January 2017
We loved our stay with Rajasree. From the minute we checked in when she offered us a beautiful breakfast fearful that we would be hungry from a long flight to the minute we checked out when she saved us ordering a taxi to the train station, she made our experience in Kolkata so much more interesting and comfortable! The place is a great little studio adjacent to her apartment and it is like sharing the life of a local family yet keeping our own privacy, a good balance. If you are in Kolkata don't miss on a great host for a memorable stay!

Feroze User Profile
January 2017
This was the second time I stayed at Rasajree's studio in the very happening area of Golpark in Kolkata. As before, Rajasree and her family were the perfect hosts, making sure I was comfortable, fed and watered. If you want to stay with a family but also have the privacy of your own apartment and front door then Rasajree's studio would make a perfect choice. Kolkata can be a very daunting city to visit even for the seasoned traveller; Rajasree will put you at ease and give you the best advice on places that are off the usual tourist trail.

Sridhar User Profile
January 2017
The title "Just like home but smaller" is very apt. It was just like staying at home. With the warmth Rajasree and Kanti show you, their hospitality and home made food you really do not miss your home. Rajasree takes care of your needs with care, inquiring about your well being and your needs without being intrusive.The room is clean, spacious and comfortable. The location is in an old fashioned residential locality close to a busy commercial district but peaceful. In the morning one wakes up to chirping birds and some odd street vendor calling out to sell his wares. It brought back my childhood memories. The Lake park close by is a wonderful place for morning walk/jog. There are many cafes/restaurants offering different types of cuisine in the neighborhood. There are lots of shopping possibilities nearby, both upscale malls as well as pavement shops. The room is spacious, well made and clean. The bed is clean and comfortable.The armchair in that room is one of the most comfortable one I ever sat on! There is a safe built in to the cupboard which is quite thoughtful of the host to have got it installed. Rajasree has two cute dogs that are, as is the practice of the dogs, enthusiastic to sniff about you but then they leave you alone. This is a nice home-stay and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in a clean and quite place belonging to a host with culture. By the way, Rajasree is a spiritually minded person who has traveled widely in India and abroad.

Kolkata, India · Joined in March 2013
Rajasree User ProfileRajasree is a superhost.

I have worked in the travel industry for 24 years and I have an insatiable need to travel and meet people. I have travelled to many parts of the world all by myself and sometimes my family joins me.
I am a trained classical and rabindra sangeet singer and I currently teach meditation and would be happy to give you a guided meditation session .

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