I recently completed a road trip on Spiti Circuit; and as part of my itinerary, spent one night in Narkanda before moving on to Chitkul from there. In Narkanda, I stayed at hotel The Himalaya Inn & Restaurant; and below is a short review of how I found the hotel and their services to be. Though it may not be the best choice for a budget traveler; from an overall point of view, it is a great choice if you are looking for a place to stay at in Narkanda. My original plan was actually to head straight to Sarahan from Delhi; but it proved to be a little too long a journey for my fellow traveler so we decided to take a break at Narkanda. We arrived there at about 2 PM and to my surprise, I could not locate any of the budget hotels I have previously stayed here at. There are a few hotels right there at the main chowk but they could not really be called “budget stay”. The only low priced hotels that earlier existed were on the narrow path that goes to the ski slopes towards the left of the bus stand. They however weren’t there anymore. In their place stand now a few multi-story buildings. So yes, finding a budget hotel in Narkanda can now be a bit of a challenge. After a bit of hunting around, I finally settled on staying at The Himalayan Inn & Restaurant. My reasons of choosing this hotel were two. First was that the only other decent places to stay were asking for more money; and second was that the hotels that were charging less did not seem worthy of spending even that amount of money. The room that The Himalayan Inn gave me was quite large, had two balconies with it and was very comfortable.