7.7

Very good
/10
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Housekeeping5
Food & Dining3
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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Kalakriti Cultural & Convention Center 630 m
Taj Mahal 1.7 km
Jawab Masjid 2.9 km
Sheesh Mahal 3.4 km
Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort 3.5 km
Agra Fort 3.7 km
Tomb of Itmad Ud Daula 3.9 km
Jama Masjid 4.2 km
Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity 4.3 km
Mehtab Bagh 5.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Good Will Pharmacy 60 m
Shilpgram 280 m
Mishra Hospital, Agra 320 m
Chandra Hospital, Agra 320 m
Laziz Mango Cookie 330 m
S. K. Cottage Industries 350 m
Sangeeta Ram Lavania Hospital 390 m
Tattva Spa 580 m
Java Handicraft Export 580 m
Kalakriti Cultural & Convention Center 630 m
Friends Guest House and Hostel

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Friends Guest House and Hostel

Friends paying Guest house , P-6, Taj Nagrai, (Near Shilp Gram), Eastern Gate Taj Mahal,Tajganj, Agra, India, Tajganj, Agra, India, 282001 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Tajganj part of Agra, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Taj Mahal. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Laundry service

  • Smoking area

  • Shared kitchen

Value for money7.8
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportAgra Airport (AGR)
Distance to airport9.2 km

Rooms available at Friends Guest House and Hostel

Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Apartment
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  • Room size: 93 m²/1001 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 bunk beds & 2 double beds...
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Basic 6 Bed Mixed Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 single beds
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Basic Triple Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 single beds
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Family 4 Adults
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Friends Guest House and Hostel?

Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

What are my dining options at Friends Guest House and Hostel?

Friends Guest House and Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Friends Guest House and Hostel?

Friends Guest House and Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Friends Guest House and Hostel?

Friends Guest House and Hostel is located in Tajganj, famous for good restaurants such as Bob Marley Restaurant, Good Vibes Cafe and Bamboo Cafe.

What popular shopping places are close to Friends Guest House and Hostel?

Friends Guest House and Hostel is located in Tajganj area which features shopping places such as Tdi Mall, Laziz Mango Cookie and S. K. Cottage Industries.

What are popular attractions near Friends Guest House and Hostel?

Friends Guest House and Hostel is located in Tajganj area, which is famous for attractions such as Taj Mahal, Kalakriti Cultural & Convention Center and Taj Museum.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Friends Guest House and Hostel?

Friends Guest House and Hostel is located in the Tajganj area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Taj Protected Forest.

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What people love about Friends Guest House and Hostel

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Loved the stay ."

    Nandhini

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    December 16, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Was neat and clean."

    Nandhini

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    December 16, 2021

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Reat was fine"

    Khalid

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    December 19, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 362 Agra properties
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Cheapest price score
Value for money score
7.8/10
Location score
8.5/10
Service score
7.6/10
Better than
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Overall rating:

7.7

Very good
178 reviews
Cleanliness
6.9
Facilities
7.0
Location
8.5
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Friends Guest House and Hostel

Wake up to the wonder of Agra with a stay at Friends Guest House and Hostel, located only minutes from the heart of the city. Sampling the authentic culture of Agra is easy with a stay at Friends Guest House and Hostel, just 1.7 km from Taj Mahal.
Friends Guest House and Hostel provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage. The hostel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hostel provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including cable TV available in select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house shared kitchen available here.
Hostel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library, games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

This is your chance to explore all that Agra has to offer. Photograph yourself in front of Tomb of Itmad Ud Daula located 3.9 km away, which people travel great distances to see.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 95% of accommodations in the city.
Past guests rate facilities here higher than 90% of the city's accommodation.
This hostel scores higher than 90% of accommodations in the city for its location.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Russian

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • On-site entertainment
  • Spa
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Grocery delivery
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Salon
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Indian family Restaurant

  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
Friends paying Guest house , P-6, Taj Nagrai, (Near Shilp Gram), Eastern Gate Taj Mahal,Tajganj, Agra, India, Tajganj, Agra, India, 282001
Excellent
Location

8.5

Airports

  • Agra Airport (AGR)
    9.2 km
  • Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Airport (GWL)
    99.0 km

Public transportation

  • Yamuna Bridge
    3.5 km
  • Agra Fort Railway Station
    4.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Good Will Pharmacy
    60 m

Shopping

  • Tdi Mall
    640 m

Convenience store

  • Agra Convenience Store
    1.4 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    670 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Kalakriti Cultural & Convention Center
    630 m
  • Taj Mahal
    1.7 km
  • Jawab Masjid
    2.9 km
  • Sheesh Mahal
    3.4 km
  • Diwan-i-Am Agra Fort
    3.5 km
  • Agra Fort
    3.7 km
  • Tomb of Itmad Ud Daula
    3.9 km
  • Jama Masjid
    4.2 km
  • Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity
    4.3 km
  • Mehtab Bagh
    5.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Good Will Pharmacy
    60 m
  • Shilpgram
    280 m
  • Mishra Hospital, Agra
    320 m
  • Chandra Hospital, Agra
    320 m
  • Laziz Mango Cookie
    330 m
  • S. K. Cottage Industries
    350 m
  • Sangeeta Ram Lavania Hospital
    390 m
  • Tattva Spa
    580 m
  • Java Handicraft Export
    580 m
  • Kalakriti Cultural & Convention Center
    630 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property accepts bookings only from non-local guests. Guests whose residence is within the same city as the property will not be allowed to check in.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from12:00
  • Check-out until10:00

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 13
Property announcements

Please note that any changes in tax structure due to government policies will result in revised taxes, which will be applicable to all reservations and will be charged additionally during check out.

Reviews of Friends Guest House and Hostel from real guests

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Cleanliness6.9
Facilities7.0
Location8.5
Service7.6
Value for money7.8
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8-9 Excellent (2)
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9.2
Exceptional
Yossi from Canada
Family with young children
Standard Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Friendly​ place in Agra”

We stayed longer than expected in Agra due to illness, but we enjoyed our stay there very much. The Bob Marley restaurant in the first floor is a little gem, where we mostly ate. Yousef and the staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms we stayed at the second floor had shared bathroom which was kept clean twice a day as well as the common areas. There are several common areas and a roof top, though it gets very hot there in the afternoon. There are several board games available, that the kids loved to play. While we were there, they installed air conditioners in the rooms which made the stay much more comfortable. Without it these rooms tend to get very hot, and when the inside windows are open there is a flood of mosquitos inside the room. This problem exists in all common areas as well, and the staff is trying to take care of it without much​ success. So we recommend paying the extra and get the AC working in the room.

Reviewed April 01, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Mohamad from Indonesia
Group
AC Superior Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Best for all”

This is the best place to stay in agra near Taj Mahal, just 1 KM form eastern gate. Clean, humble staff and the food is totally delicious. You guys have to try the fry chicken. That’s the best in town. Lucky, one of the staff help me to find transportion when i was there an when i needed to go to delhi. All is good

Reviewed March 18, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Elena from United States
Couple
AC Superior Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Great hostel, great vibe”

We stayed here just one night in a private room which was very clean and had a great bathroom. The staff was incredibly helpful and let us hang out all day even after we had checked out. It's a very social space and great for meeting other travelers. Walking distance from the Taj. The restaurant also has some really excellent food. Highly recommend, especially for solo travelers!

Reviewed March 16, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
roxanne from Canada
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Panda is very good, as always!”

Backpacker Panda is always good, as always! Clean rooms, nice spots to chill and good vibe. The only negative thing was that our room was really close to the restaurant and it was very noisy... So ask for a better room if they put you into the one near the restaurant!

Reviewed January 27, 2017

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5.6
Leah from Belgium
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Bad night in this hostel!”

Very bad night in this hostel! The room smelled of wet old paint and mildew and the paint was chipping off the walls. There were dry paint chips all over the bed and pillows. There were no sheets on the old budget foam mattresses, and no blankets provided. The only thing we did have provided were two pillowcases on the pillows, which were stained and dirty. The double bed was actually just two singles pushed together. They have a small water tank, which they refill manually. This means that depending on the traffic, there are times where there is no water. No shower, no tap faucet, *NO FLUSHING THE TOILET*... The water tank is on the roof, and so there is no cold water coming out of any faucet, so no way to refresh yourself if you have a non-AC room. There is no wifi in the rooms. The food was decent, however the service was awkward. The man who served us was very rude. A friend of ours got yelled at for speaking Hindi, because he was white and not Indian, Altogether, bad.

Reviewed June 16, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Nguyen from Vietnam
Group
Basic 6 Bed Mixed Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

A cheap place for your tight budget”

The dorm room is nice for a one-day stay if you don't mind waiting and sharing for 1 bathroom only. The owner is very lovely and he also owns a restaurant (Yes Restaurant) which has delicious dishes.

Reviewed January 30, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Nico from Spain
Solo traveler
Basic 6 Bed Mixed Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

Best hostel in agra, perfect location to visit Taj Mahal. ”

Friendly staff, amazing food, and good and clean property! Also free masala chai on request! Everytime!!!

Reviewed February 21, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Dahai from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

There is a baobomali restaurant next to it very convenient and there will be a lot of people in the ”

It's fine, but it's a little bit small, but it's very cheap and good.

Reviewed January 01, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Lubos from Czech Republic
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

Mouse ”

Professional and helpful, well done guys. All the best. Thx Mouse

Reviewed November 30, 2016

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6.8
Good
Karl from United States
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Nice spot in Agra ”

Nice little spot about a mile away from the Taj. Located on a side street with multiple eating options. Staff was helpful and always pleasant. Great vibe in common areas, restaurant, and rooftop. Room cleanliness could be improved.

Reviewed March 01, 2019

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Responded April 26, 2022
Friends Guest House and Hostel
8.0
Excellent
stephanie from France
Couple
AC Superior Double Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Very good”

+ staff friendly, bob Marley bar and restaurant is nice but even food is not really good. - beds were not very clean. -

Reviewed March 11, 2018

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4.8
Yanjie from Singapore
Group
Premier Triple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

It is really cheap and convenient for backpacker but the staff seemed friendly but also dishonest”

It is a cheap location if you are solo and wish to save money. the living condition is very very simple and water pressure is bad (for the 3 ppl bed room). The staff of the hotel seemed friendly but he is always trying to prevent you from trying other places from other cafe and restaurant. We wanted to go to a cafe near by/opposite but he told us that the cafe has been closed. but we went there and saw it open. I dislike dishonesty.

Reviewed April 14, 2018

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7.2
Very good
Martin from Slovakia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Taj mahal rooftop view”

Budget option, ATM and the big Taj near with great rooftop. Also wifi was working well.

Reviewed March 11, 2017

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6.4
Good
sree from India
Family with teens
Family 4 Adults
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Good”

good place. no value to the money paid. no attached bathrooms and conjested rooms

Reviewed October 13, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Khalid from India
Business traveler
Basic 6 Bed Mixed Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Excellent”

Bathroom was not properly cleaned.... Reat was fine

Reviewed December 19, 2019

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Thank you for writing your feedback . we always keep eyes on cleaning .

Responded April 26, 2022
Friends Guest House and Hostel
9.2
Exceptional
Xin from China
Family with teens
Basic 6 Bed Mixed Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Exceptional”

very nice. I will come back.

Reviewed February 12, 2019

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2.0
Alain from Canada
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Bad Management ”

All linens didn’t seem fresh at all. Hot water is only slightly warmer than cold. The room is stuffy and smells like toxic “air freshener” or perfume. The outer facilities are better than the rooms. There are better and cheaper places.

Reviewed March 04, 2019

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Your made a mix dorm booking . People in dorm make a mess we all know about it . please take a private room if you want more comfort .

Responded April 26, 2022
Friends Guest House and Hostel
5.6
waheeb from India
Business traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

good ”

good

Reviewed April 25, 2022

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Thank you for writing your feedback good

Responded April 26, 2022
Friends Guest House and Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Nandhini from India
Group
4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Value for money”

We were a group of four people - women....had a whole dormitory to ourselves....was neat and clean....nearby to taj mahal....loved the stay ...friendly host.

Reviewed December 16, 2021

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Responded April 26, 2022
Friends Guest House and Hostel
6.8
Good
Jessica from Belgium
Couple
AC Superior Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Good”

Auberge et restaurant en même temps, pour pouvoir accéder aux chambres, il faut passer par le restaurant. Il y avait une "vibe" que je trouvais un peu étrange, mais c'est peut-être juste moi. Sinon, un des employés (je ne me souviens plus de son nom) était très sympathique et nous a aidé.

Reviewed October 09, 2018

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