Barely 10 minutes walk away from MG Marg, Bookman's BnB is located in Gangtok's only official green belt area. With a bookshop and a café in the premises that host innumerable cultural/ literary/ musical events, this is also rated as the top must visit deTall tales and travel stories...share them over our brews at Café Fiction
Bookman's BnB with café & bookshop!
Bookman's BnB with café & bookshop!

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Inspired by travel tales & to support his independent bookshop, Bookman - owner of the award winning Rachna Books & Café Fiction opens a part of his home to book-loving, globe-trotting travelers. Located 10min walk from MG Marg.
Come, share your story!
Taxes included. Breakfast extra. This is the quietest room facing away from the traffic and does not have a balcony.

The space

Bookman's BnB is located a floor above the world famous, award winning independent bookstore - Rachna Books. On the road level, Café Fiction is a great place to hang out for book lovers and story-tellers.
Bookman, the owner and friends regularly organize events.
In short, this is THE place for all things that is contemporarily cultural in Gangtok!

Guest access

Free broadband wi-fi from 10 am to 10 pm
Reading Room facilities at the bookshop
Assistance for arranging Airport / Railway Station Transfers & sight-seeing
Booking services for our top-rated partner hotels in Darjeeling and Pelling

Interaction with guests

While the guests' privacy is the number one priority, the owner and staff is on duty throughout the working hours at Rachna Books and Café Fiction. Interaction with guests is only as much as the guests want.

Other things to note

Wifi works 10am to 10pm.
Breakfast is optional and charged extra. This helps us keep the tariff low.
Our rooms are located on the second floor of the building.
Feedbacks solicited. It helps us help you have a better stay while with us.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 1PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Smart lock, Lockbox


Extra people: $5 / night after 2 guests
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 1PM - 9PM

1) Privacy is the number one priority for our guests.
2) Check Out - 12:00noon, Check In - After 1:00pm to 8:00pm
3) Please DO NOT wash clothes in the bathroom.
4) Please do not bring food into the rooms. You are welcome to use the sitting area.
5) Please respect the privacy of the fellow residents. Please do not bang doors. Maintain the noise levels to bare minimum especially between 10 pm to 8 am.
6) Please put off the lights and other appliances when you go out. It helps us keep the tariff low.
7) Please do not smoke in the room.
8) Please do not use/consume illegal substances in the room.
9) Please do not use high-wattage appliances in the room.
10) Breakfast is optional and charged extra, served at Café Fiction, which normally opens at 9:00 am. You are requested to inform the attendant at the café previous night in case you plan to have your breakfast here.
11) Wifi timings are 10:00am to 10:00 pm
12) For security reasons, main gate closes at 10pm
13) Room service at 10% service charge extra



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

40 Reviews

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Bidyut User Profile
May 2017
Great place, very quiet and comfortable, well accessible area. The owner, Mr Raman, stays upstairs and is a great host with good communication skills. The room and the bathroom is clean and maintained well. Also it has clean drinking water facility. We would have loved to stay here longer. Looking forward to being there again next time.

Nikhil User Profile
May 2017
Rooms are good with quiet locality. The place is walkable from the MG Road and getting a cab is rather easy. The rooms are clean and well maintained, all the basic required amenities are available for comfortable stay

Chetan User Profile
May 2017
If you enjoy reading books and listening to jazz music, you will probably love staying at Bookman's BnB. The property very conveniently located, and the central MG road is just about a ten minute walk away. What's even better is that despite the convenient location, the rooms are quiet and there was never any noticeable traffic noise. Raman was helpful and accommodating of all our requests, even providing us some delicious, homemade breakfast because we had to head out early before the cafe opened. The food and beverages at the cafe were all good. It closes by 7pm though, and the menu is somewhat limited, so on rainy evenings, we did find ourselves wishing there was something more convenient for dinner, since we didn't feel like walking all the way to MG in the rain, after a day spent hiking all over Gangtok. Our room was comfortable, but didn't get much in the way of natural sunlight. This is a pet peeve of ours, and the only reason why we wouldn't rate it 5 stars. We noticed that the other rooms seem to enjoy better natural lighting, so do request one of those when staying here. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. At this tariff, this property is great value, and we'd definitely stay here again the next time we visit Gangtok.

Shankar User Profile
May 2017
We enjoyed our stay at Mr. Raman's Bookman's BnB. Mr Raman has been able to achieve the perfect balance with the luxury and amenities of a good hotel and the warmth of a home stay. His cafe and book store add to the charm of the place. The host himself is very caring and informative as well. Would definitely think of revisiting

Anirudh User Profile
May 2017
Charming and convenient, are the two words I'd use to describe Bookman's. A cafe + an eclectic bookstore + reasonable accommodation. In a beautiful town like Gangtok :) Exactly what i needed for a getaway from the city over the long weekend. Raman's a great host. The location is ideal. And the vibe's chill. Definitely will be back soon!
Bookman'S BnB User Profile
Response from Bookman'S BnB:
Anirudh, thank you for the fantastic review. It is for travellers like you that we opened up Bookman's BnB. We wish you travel further and we hope you make new friends and explore and enjoy the culinary journey that lays ahead of you. See you back again someday!
May 2017

Corinne User Profile
April 2017
Bookman's BnB is above a great bookshop (Rachna's) and café which set the whole mood for our stay. It was lovely to peruse the books on our way to and from the room. We were warmly welcomed by the owner and his staff.
Bookman'S BnB User Profile
Response from Bookman'S BnB:
Thank you Corrine, for giving us your valued feedback and review. It was wonderful meeting you and we hope you have left Sikkim carrying some fond memories!
April 2017

Kannan Unni User Profile
April 2017
The house is located in the right place in Gangtok. The room was smaller than what it seemed in the foto. Mr Shreshta lent his personal touch to his dealings with us. Nice and soft spoken person. But very communicative. If ever going back, would definitely stay at this place.
Bookman'S BnB User Profile
Response from Bookman'S BnB:
Wonderful to host you. Thanks for including Sikkim and Bookman's BnB as a part of your greater Europe tour. Hope you come back again!
April 2017

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