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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!
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
You won’t be charged yet

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.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Extra people $8 NZD / night after 2 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 1PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock

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

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Room is on the second floor.
Some spaces are shared - There is a common room outside with provision for water and morning tea.
Amenity limitations - Free wifi works from 9 am to 10 pm
Safety features
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
1 night minimum stay

47 Reviews

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Raviraj User Profile
October 2017
It's a place which is a perfect combination of breakfast, books and bed. I loved it for the simplicity of it but yet the elegance of the old world charm, the well thought illustrations and the comfort of home. I highly recommend it.... and if you are a reader then this a place to be.
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Response from Bookman'S BnB:
Thank you very much for your glowing review, Raviraj! It was great to have you and you friends stay with us. We look forward to the time when your idea of making children's books will come to life. Our best wishes for that. And best wishes for your travels in times to come!
October 2017

Konark User Profile
October 2017
Apart from being a bnb above a bookstore, the bedding is fabulous for a good and sound sleep. My family of 4 decided to stay at Bookman’s on the last night of our 6 day trip of Sikkim. And it was a perfect choice- a perfect ambiance and warmth to allow us to relax and introspect the trip. I will carry a memory of sipping coffee and reading a book at the bookstore: blissful! The host is equally a warm person as the place and treated us with utmost warm hospitality. Bookman’s is a must stay for anyone visting Gangtok. Only thing to remember is that the bookstore is open between 9:30 am -7pm, so plan your trip and stay at bookman’s accordingly to enjoy the bookstore to the fullest.
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Response from Bookman'S BnB:
Thank you Konark for booking both our rooms listed on Airbnb for you stay. It was wonderful to have you and you family over. It is always very heartwarming to see families travel together and I hope your stay with us was all well worth it. See you again some day in times to come!
October 2017

Ishati User Profile
September 2017
Walkable distance to mg market. Clean and calm place. The host is very nice. Overall I loved it.
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Response from Bookman'S BnB:
Dear Ishati, Thank you for making Bookman's BNB you home in Gangtok. It was our pleasure to host you while you were in Gangtok. It was a short lived visit and we hope you give us the chance to be your host again in times to come.
September 2017

Priya User Profile
June 2017
This is a lovely quiet part of Gangtok,which is rather rare during the tourist when the town is overrun by hoards of people. The rooms are clean and well done up. My three year old son was thrilled to be living above a bookstore (and so was I. The store has an eclectic collection of books) and we spent most of our time in Gangtok reading and enjoying the silence, coffee and cup cakes. Raman is a great host. He helped us with directions, planning an itinerary and recommending a good local restaurant.

Mahima User Profile
June 2017
Bookmans BNB is everything a book lover would want and of course who doesn't love a hot beverage to go with the books. It's situated at walkable distance from the main market (MG Marg). The property has a book store and a cafe downstairs which serves some delicious meals. The host, Raman was polite and welcoming and the room was clean and well maintained. I would recommend the BNB to anyone traveling to Gangtok looking some relaxed time and wants to explore and experience the calm Gangtok has to offer.

Sasidhar User Profile
May 2017
From my personal experience, It's better to book a hotel in Gangtok rather than use this home stay. If you are a book lover and you can compromise on room space and amenities then you can try this place.

Pallavi User Profile
May 2017
it was a comfortable homely stay.has an awesome book store which unfortunately I did not spend much time in.will have to make another trip for that.the location is a big highlight .away from the busy touristy mg road but still close enough for a walk when u feel like being a part of the crowd.raman is a great host who ensures privacy for his guests but is always available with good suggestions and help whenever required.the perfect balance.

Gangtok, IndiaJoined in June 2014
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"What did we do to deserve this good life?" wonder the bnb, bookshop and café owning couple up in the Himalaya.

Languages: English, Hindi
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