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Houseboat Young Bombay

Stayed 2 nights with family and friends. Boat is awesome. Very much friendly and kind Owner. Helped us to organize the whole 6 days trip in Kashmir with good cars and other accommodations in other parts. Will defintly recommend this house boat. They served us with delicious Kashmiri dinner.

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Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Towels Included

General

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities

In Room Facilities

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Cots Available
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

Sport & Leisure

  • Cable TV

About Houseboat Young Bombay

Deluxe houseboat at Dal Lake, maintained by a traditional Kasmiri family. You will have the opportunity to experience the true hospitality of Kashmiri people, taste the local cuisine (also European food and spiceless dishes available), drink free Kahwa (traditional Kashmiri tea).

The houseboat is deluxe, i.e. it is a richly decorated wooden piece of art. It has two spacious bedrooms with king-size beds, soft European-type (!) mattresses, one dining room, one living room and lakeside terrace. Electricity, 24-hours hot water (own boiler), mosquito nets in windows, fans in bedrooms and the common space. Comfortable bedding and traditional wooden furniture. Spotlessly clean rooms and bathrooms, which you have probably not seen in India. Internet in the family room.

We can make special arrangements for long-term stays and have regular European residents (French and English speaking).

We can help you with all your travel arrangements, from airport and bus station transfers, to jeep and taxi rentals, and boat trips on the lake. In particular, we recommend trips to the old town of Srinagar, Mugal gardens World Famous Tulip Garden around the Dal Lake, shikara (boat) rides on the lake and visits to the floating market and the night market. We help you arrange transportation to mountain stations at Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahgram in Kashmir with trekking options. We can arrange transportation and trips to Ladakh, Manali and Jammu, and recommend you reliable travel agents in Srinagar for safe flight arrangements.

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Guest Reviews

Stayed 2 nights with family and friends. Boat is awesome. Very much friendly and kind Owner. Helped us to organize the whole 6 days trip in Kashmir with good cars and other accommodations in other parts. Will defintly recommend this house boat. They served us with delicious Kashmiri dinner. WiFi could have been better inside rooms. Rest all went excellent.

Thanks Mohammed and Family

Shameer (Dubai)

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

Very nice 3 days on Young Bombay. Good value aboard a very beautifully decked out boat, nice location away from a lot of the hustle and attentive service. Would recommend.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

Johanna (Germany)

We were a group of five people and we spent 7 nights on the houseboat "young bombay". After our journey to Varanasi, Delhi and Parvati Valley this place was the first where we really enjoyed every moment.
The houseboat is really cozy (finally real matrasses, living room with seating-accomodations and tv, dining room with a fridge and a terrace in front of the boat) with a lot of detailed woodworks inside and the stuff was very friendly and helpful. They gave us many helpful informations and tips for daytrips or restaurants nearby. Furthermore there are no extra charges for warm water, service charges ect., it is all included. If you like you can get a delicious breakfast and dinner (rice with veg or non-veg) for a good price, but you don't have to.
You reach the houseboat by shikara, from ghat 9 it costs only 5-10 rupees but you can also use the two canoes of the family for free.

Srinagar and especially the Dal Lake is one of the most beautiful places I've seen in India. I definitely want to come back one day.

thanks for the great time,

Johanna

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

Spent a really nice week on "Young Bombay" houseboat ! Family is lovely, good food, help and advices about trips and things to see around, excellent situation on the lake since the boat is not straight view on the road but on the lake so you can enjoy the quiet, birds, nature... i really recomend that place and will sure come back there myself.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

HOUSE BOAT YOUNG BOMBAY WAS A PLEASING EXPERIENCE WITH A GOOD ON TIME ASSISTANCE BUT COULD HELP TOURIST COMING FROM OUTSIDE TO AVAIL BEST SERVICES AS THEY HAVE GOOD LIAISON WITH THE TOUR OPERATORS TO AVOID THEM GETTING CHEATED BY THE GUIDES AT VARIOUS PLACES. AND ALSO GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE PLACES THEY WANT TO VISIT AS THEY ARE THE LOCALS. THIS WILL HELP THE TOURIST A LOT AND WILL HAPPILY LEAVE SRINAGAR WITH OUT BEING CHEATED.

MR NOOR MOHAMMED AND HIS SON WERE GOOD AND WARM AT HEART.

THIS IT SELF WILL RELIVE THE STRESS OF PEOPLE COMING FOR A SHORT VISIT.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
4

We were 6 people from Pondicherry, India, and spent 5 nights in this house boat.
Young Bombay house boat was a wonderful experience. The owner is very helpful and generous and knows his job. Our boat attendant Mr. Ashraf is very versatile and extremely helpful, like the owner himself.
However, beware of buying items from the floating market in the lake. The price offered to guests, in any house boat is SKY HIGH. This applies to Young Bombay house boat too.
I would not hesitate to visit Srinagar and stay in this house boat once again.

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
3
Service
5

Namaste,

I came to SRINAGAR to run away from DELHI'S confusion.
So i found the right place at the paradise on Mohamed's Young Bombay.
The family are nice and helpful, and over all that is one thing you almost cant find in India there are transparent and honest.
The food is the best you cant stop.
They organize beautiful trips around the DAL lake and the city and mountains where you can find the beauty of this place.

Can only say 1001 dreams in Kashmir.

I will for sure come back and stay with Mohamed and his family and have a great time felling like home.

Frederico (Portugal)

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

I had an amazing stay at the Young Bombay Houseboat and would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone traveling to Srinagar. The boat’s owner, Mohommad, is a very honest man, a great host, and a knowledgeable Kashmiri guide. The boat’s facilities are top-notch, exceeding all expectations. Initially, I was apprehensive to stay on a houseboat, as I did not know much Srinagar or its hotels in general, but the Young Bombay, with its Himalayan backdrop and chill-out atmosphere, was certainly the highlight of my stay.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Its a good place to stay. This houseboat is not very near to the bank, but they have shikaras that will take you to and fro. My overall experience was good. They even arranged for a shikara ride on the Dal lake at night.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

Im happy to met Mohammed and Family. It was a very great days resting there and I know if I will come to Srinagar I will be there.

Mohammed is a serius and honored man, he is very polite and always want to help you with transparency.

The House Boat is safe and nice, the room beatiful and the food was very good.

I recommend this place to everybody!

David (Spain)

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 92% for this property is based on ratings provided by 17 guests.

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