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Hotel DewaneKhas Skardu has cosy rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi in the heart of Skardu City. Featuring an indoor pool, the property also has its own restaurant and provides free private parking...
Easily the best budget hotel in town with clean rooms, good food and manager Mohammad Iqbal, a great source of budget-minded help. This is also the home of Ali Haider, a recommended mountain guide.
A little further from the bazaar and with a similar view of the Indus River to the PTDC, Concordia has good-value standard rooms, though check the mattress for comfort...
This friendly hotel is one of the few in Skardu to remain open year-round. The plush, carpeted rooms are warm and comforting with satellite TV and bathrooms featuring bathtubs and showers...
Ghandughoro Camping Place is one of several camp sites where you can purchase hot food.
The cheekily named Hilton is not quite five star and the rooms have deteriorated and are overpriced. Be careful of the switches and wiring if you do stay here.
Unfortunately, the simple rooms, a few doubles with TV, and restaurant are all looking very neglected and unkempt.
The run-down, rather filthy rooms with squat toilet and cold shower make this option a last resort.
The Indus, west of Yadgar Chowk, is a great value midrange hotel with spotless doubles, some with squat toilet and others with sit-down flush toilet...
At Kande you can stay at the ultra basic K6 Hotel & Restaurant.
The small K6 & K7 Camping Place is one of several camp sites where you can purchase hot food.
On the track up to Chakhchun, an aching hour's walk from the road, this hotel is open from June to September with clean and comfortable rooms, basic food and good views.
This hotel, close to Yadgar Chowk, has unexceptional doubles and a restaurant is attached. Not very welcoming to foreigners.
This large hotel boasts magnificent views in addition to its spacious rooms and better-than-average restaurant. It's a 10-minute walk uphill from the bazaar.
In the lower bazaar, with basic rooms with squat toilets and bucket hot water. It has a basic curry and chapati restaurant.
Satpara Lake & Buddha
The Lakeside also has a new hotel under construction, and it's next door to the Lakeview Motel on Deosai Rd. In the meantime it is using a few shabby former PTDC 'huts'...
The new building with four double rooms and a soon-to-be-completed restaurant is above the lake on Deosai Rd, but at the time of research it was still operating out of the modest old hotel closer to the lake...
Lela Peak Camping is one of several camp sites where you can purchase hot food.
The Mashabrum makes quite a statement in Skardu, especially the impressive lobby with adjoining restaurant and gift shop...
In Hushe there's basic accommodation at the Mashabrum Inn.
Three kilometres south of the bazaar is the NAPWD Baltoro Resthouse, but public transport is nonexistent.
Machulu has an NAPWD Resthouse.
Just before you reach the PTDC Khaplu Motel there is an NAPWD Resthouse.
Shigar village has a very pleasant NAPWD resthouse with good walk-in odds in May/June and September/October.
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