Barely 6 mins walk from MG Marg, Bookman's BnB is located in Gangtok's only official green belt area. With a bookshop & a café in the premises that host innumerable cultural/ literary/ musical events, this is also rated as the top must visit destination in Sikkim
Bookman's BnB / has bookshop & café
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Inspired by travel tales & to support his independent bookshop, Bookman - owner of the famous Rachna Books & Café Fiction opens a part of his home to book-loving, globe-trotting travelers. Your stay here helps an award winning independent bookshop stay in business. Located 7min walk from MG Marg.
Come, share your story!
Taxes included. Breakfast extra.

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

Guests have access to the bookshop, the cafe, the common lounge area and all the opens spaces around the property.

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 more comfortable stay.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed


Extra people $8 NZD / 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
Check out by 11AM

1) Privacy is the number one priority for our guests. Visitors are not allowed in the rooms. You are welcome to meet them at Café Fiction downstairs.
2) Check Out - 12:00noon, Check In - After 1:00pm to 8:00pm
3) Please do not wash clothes.
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 switch off the lights and other appliances when you go out. This 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


Safety features
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Deepak User Profile
May 2017
A perfect value for money place to stay in Gangtok. About 10 mins comfortable walk away from MG Marg. Clean and simple.

Augustina User Profile
May 2017
It was an unique experience for us. We had a comfortable stay at Bookman'cafe. We had so many questions about communication/food etc before check-in . Mr. Ramen were patient enough to listen to those questions and helped us find answers to it. I personally liked the freshly crushed coffee beans in my coffee at the cafe ,helped me get going each day during my stay.. I wish to see a bigger kitchen of yours specially because i was with my parents after whole day of site seeing they were really tired to go out and eat. We wanted to just relax and sit at the cafe and have our dinner as we loved your quality of food. We would love to stay again with Bookman's in the future. Thanks Ramen for all your help.

Shankar User Profile
May 2017
We had the opportunity to stay at Bookman's twice during our trip to Sikkim. The place is steeped in local culture and history with its informative books and art. Bookman's is also close to M.G Road in Gangtok, which is where you would find all the restaurants and shops. The host Mr. Raman was very helpful and informative throughout our stay at his place. Thanks for having us. We would definitely think of visiting again

Dhiren User Profile
April 2017
Excellent place to stay specially for people who want to relax and spend time in the coffee shop reading. Rooms are spacious and equipped with everything required. Just 10 min walk from the market. Thanks Raman !
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Response from Bookman'S BnB:
Thank you Dhiren, for taking time to give us a review. It was wonderful meeting you and would love to host you again. Have a great time travelling and exploring!
April 2017

Farida User Profile
April 2017
It was a very comfortable place to stay, very central to everything. The owner was very helpful especially in helping arrange cars for pick-up and drop-off, considering how far Gangtok is from the airport! We very much enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it.
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Response from Bookman'S BnB:
It was wonderful hosting you and the girls here at Bookman's BnB. We hope you plan a longer trip soon so that we can guide and assist you to explore more places in and around Sikkim. Best wishes!
April 2017

Manaksha User Profile
March 2017
The place is Well maintained and nicely decorated. Just 10 minutes walking from MG Marg.
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Response from Bookman'S BnB:
Thank you Manaksha for taking time to write us a review. It was a pleasure hosting you and your wife. Hope you come back again! Best wishes.
March 2017

Alexandra User Profile
March 2017
Bookman's was a great place to stay -- friendly, close to MG road for food and walking around, and quiet and cozy at night. Would definitely recommend!
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Response from Bookman'S BnB:
Thank you, Alexandra! I was wonderful having you over. We wish you many more travels and hope you come back to explore more of Sikkim again!
March 2017

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