Cheap and cheerful: what the most budget hotel in the world looks like
Categories: Asia | Design and Architecture | SocietyBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/cheap-and-cheerful-what-the-most-budget-hotel-in-the-world-looks-like
Fashionable hotels such as Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott are known to all. Their marble staircases, precious wood paneling, gilding, swimming pools and well-trained staff are familiar to us from movies and TV shows. In some places they even offer dinners with giraffes. But very few people know what the cheapest hotel in the world looks like. It is located in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka and is called the Faridpur Hotel.
Even if you find yourself very close to the Faridpur Hotel, you will not understand that five ugly ships moored along the banks of the dirty Buriganga River are a hotel. She received her first guests back in 1951 - they were small traders who came to the market of the capital.
The cost of one night in the most expensive hotel room, you can say "suite", is 1.5 dollars (117 rubles). Well, for the cheapest accommodation, in a common room for 18 people, the guest will have to pay $ 0.39 (31 rubles). In this case, the amenities include a trestle bed made of boards with a skinny pillow, a toilet at the end of the corridor, cold tap water, and an iron box with a lock for valuables. Instead of wardrobes, they use ropes, hooks on the walls and just nails.
Total in Faridpur Hotel 48 rooms. They are designed for those who are especially unpretentious and are forced to save literally on everything. Until now, the main guests of the hotel are market traders from the province. Some guests, attracted by the low price, stay here for several months.
The hotel has fairly democratic rules. Of the important ones, it is worth mentioning only the ban on drinking alcohol, loud music and family living. Yes, due to cramped conditions, guests with wives and children are forced to refuse here.
For 26 years, Muhammad Miyan has been the permanent owner of the Faridpur Hotel. The man is optimistic about the future and believes that his business is booming. You can't tell by the look of his hotel, but rooms are rarely available.
It remains to be said that the cheapest hotel in the world Faridpur Hotel is not alone in its kind. Next to it, at the piers, there are several other, similarly depressing establishments. True, accommodation in them costs a few cents more, with the same level of service.
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