Once you get to Summur, you'll see a few guest houses where you can stay. They are all huddled together and the environment is not very pretty or pleasant. Following one of the two streets that go up, you'll reach the northern part of this town and this hostel. The village is small enough that it should be easy to find. When I stayed, it didn't have a name nor had it built a kitchen. They cooked the food on the floor with your cookware. They had two finished rooms, both lovely, clean and inviting, and the dining room where we ate. Outside, they set up some tents, Himalayan army-style, and a water hose for them to have a shower and a hole dug behind a tree as a toilet. The tent costs 100 rupees (2 euros) and the small hotel room 150 (2.50 euros). Wow!
This is a good choice. On this street there are some other places with similar conditions. The price is cheap. One of the great advantages of this area is that it's right in the center. There are in Changspa, but not too low. I stayed there 5 of my 15 days in Leh, the best top 5. I left very satisfied. I think I had that same room.
This excellent hotel is much more than just a Guest House, it is an old Ladakhi house. Prices vary, from 250 INR to a few thousand rupees. Excellent breakfasts, with freshly made Ladakhi bread. Water is free (you can fill your bottle and save some for later, most importantly). Rooms have a view and there is a lovely garden to sit to read in. Good internet connection. Taxi service in 15 minutes. Its owners are a family of maybe 2 or 3 generations. The only disadvantage is that it is the farthest hotel from Leh, though it is close to the stairs going up to Shanti Stupa. This hotel is ideal if you rent a bike or simply do not mind walking about 20 minutes from the center. It is very quiet and away from the hubbub of the center. Perhaps one of the best rooms is 211, shown in one of the photos.
Of course, and I ask you please, if someday you fall into this city, stay in one of the many houseboats that are suitable for tourists. They are lovely and romantic and are ideal for relaxing few days. There cover all price ranges, between 8 and 40 euros, better or worse equipped but the average level of quality is acceptable. However, in all of them the interior decoration fails, a ridiculous British colonial style and reinforced with "wanting but not being able" when Muslims try to do something more bearable in the eyes of Westerners. It is a dream spot, as is the entire city, where you can enjoy peace few days. These barges are approached by all sorts of street vendors in small boats who offer everything you need. My recommendation is the magnificent cardamom tea prepared here like nowhere else in India.
In Srinagar there is delightful place to stay in a floating hotel Dal Lake, although it is much more convenient and cheaper (if you live in a boat you must pay a 'shikara 'to come and go) staying in a hotel in the city. The Adhoo is set back from the center of Srinagar, but it is just minutes walk from the Dal Lake and the Old Bazaar. Large rooms, very comfortable beds, crisp white linen, endless liters of hot water, and European bathrooms with bathtub. After a few weeks traveling around India, this detail is a blessing. To get out of the shower without soaking the entire bathroom ...