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Prepare to be overwhelmed -- Varanasi sits on the Ganges, one of the cradles of Hindu civilization, offering travelers the best of India. Infused with religious passion, this is a city of great beauty, where ceremonies of life and death are the main attractions. It is impossible for Varanasi not to make an impression. Some leave astonished, others overawed, but all agree -- this is a city essential to any understanding of India. Do not fear Varanasi -- it welcomes travelers with open arms and some of the most hospitable Indian hostels.
The main attractions of Varanasi centre around the Ghats, so you’ll want to make sure your Varanasi hostel is located within walking distance to the main Ghats. Make sure to ask at your Varanasi hostel for Ghat recommendations, but most of your days will be filled simply exploring the backstreets and Ghats of Varanasi. Assi Ghat, one of the city’s largest Ghats, overflows with pilgrims worshiping the Hindu deity Shiva. In the evenings, this Ghat comes to life with pilgrims, music, and markets. The backstreets connecting the Ghats are an invaluable insight into the everyday life of Varanasi. While you will almost certainly have to avoid a passing cow, the backstreets offer markets selling every Hindu accessory available, Sadhus chanting Hindu prayers, and the aroma of tasty curries.
No doubt a highlight of Varanasi will be an early-morning river cruise. Almost all Varanasi hostels will be able to link you up with a boat driver. The dawn wake-up is soon forgotten, as you watch Varanasi come to life. With the sun rising over the Ganges, countless pilgrims come to immerse themselves in the holy waters of the Ganges. Others sit on her banks, engaging in yoga or offering prayers. Your Varanasi hostel will also be able to link you up with a driver to take you to some of the city’s outlying sights, including the elegant Vishwanath Temple and the Benares Hindu University. Also, your Varanasi hostel will likely have a contact to arrange transport to Sarnath, a nearby city where the Buddha preached thousands of years ago.
Varanasi dorms are usually available most of the year, but should your visit coincide with a key Hindu festival, early bookings are certainly recommended. Varanasi is a city where days can easily become weeks and your Varanasi hostel will soon become your own personal pilgrim home.
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Ram Bhawan Residency
"…membership rules and fee) The Ram Bhawan Residency is a cultural centre that hosts a home-stay and the offices of two NGOs: the Varanasi Heritage Foundation that protects and promotes local herit
Peace Home Varanasi
"…There is also a provision for homemade indian food during lunches and dinner, if requested. Tea/Coffee/Juices can be provided at any time. Our home is centrally located within a 5min walk from t
"Yogi Lodge is a relaxed hostel in the middle of the chaotic old city in Varanasi. This hostel is very old -- it's been around for decades and is known by a lot of travelers. Usually it has a good pri
Somit Paying Guest House
"Place is good, clean and beautiful more overview you can give by yourself because we are working for good reason and your money for accommodation is going for good cause... Customers/ volunteers/stu
International Travellers' Hostel Varanasi
"…There is also a beautiful green garden with outdoor furniture and a swing, as well as a huge rooftop to enjoy our peaceful location in a destination as intense as Varanasi. For the love of your tas
Shiva Guest House Varanasi
"… walking distance to the city main river Ganga. The main market is within walking distance from the property as well. There are lots of nice local restaurants & cafe along with shops, selling books & Indian handicrafts. The guest House is having mixed options of double, single and triple rooms as well as the dormitory room. The guesthouse is equipped with Wi-Fi and other electronic equipment. The highlight of the guesthouse is its...
Baba Guest House
"… of the city center is only 0.5 km away. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Astronomical Observatory, International Yoga Clinic & Meditation Centre, Yoga Training Centre. At Baba Guest House, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. To name a few of the hotel's...
"… your way. Immerse yourself in our ever expanding library, choose from the many documentaries and films on India, hang out in the lovely balconies and verandas, cook together in a fully equipped kitchen or just chill and do nothing! It's your call! Its a space where you get to have good fun 'India style'- from Bollywood nights to Indian cook-outs to local music events and vibrant festival celebrations! And while doing all this you can...
"… and various festival celebrations. We are in the mid of city one and half km From Main Railway Station ,20 KM from Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport Varanasi ,one km from Ganga ghats River ,one km from Famous Lord Vishwanath Temple ,one km from Bharat Mata Mandir ,one km from Malls ,Everything on walking Distance. The price is not including taxes. 10% taxes need to be paid on site extra. Dormitory form Rooms available in 10 beds in a big...
"… and shrines, ashrams and pavilions that stretch along the river for over three miles are golden in the early morning. Long flight of steps called Ghats bring thousands of worshipers down to the river to bathe at dawn. In the narrow lanes at the top of these steps moves the unceasing earthly drama of life and death, which the Hindus call Samsara, but here from the perspective of the Ganga River, there is a vision of the transcendence and...
"the better in varanasi! Clean room, good welcome, happy team, wonderful view on Ganga river, quiet place!" …"A fun Pleasure - We had 3 different kinds of rooms during our 5 days stay, from the best o
"… Manas Mandir Temple and Banaras Hindu University. Guest House located on the Bank Of The River Ganga. Rahul guesthouse offers budget-minded travelers a range of clean, comfortable rooms, all with attached bathrooms equipped with hot/cold showers. The Guest house is very clean and have quite atmosphere. Inside the Guest House many facilities available: restaurant managed by chef, money exchange, internet, boating trip, library to read...
Shiva Ganges View
"…Your "private - address" in Varanasi offers you a serious service for discovering the city as well as special programs or cultural facilities. Our rooftop is ideal point for undisturbed
"Varanasi a mirror of ancient spiritual india and a destination swinging to the of india,s vibrant culture is a must visit for any traveller wishing to experience real india. To experience the realess
Rashmi Guest House
"…The rising Sun can be viewed with the chanting of the Vedic Mantras in the dawn hour, the temples around, the Ghatts filled up with the morning bathers besides the habitats being busy in their vario
Rudra Guest House
"… with modern, comfortable and spacious bedrooms (AC and non-AC) and all with western style ensuites. The guest house also has indoor and rooftop dining run by the Brown Bread Bakery. For a full list of facilities provided at Rudra Guest House please select from the menu on the left. By booking your accommodation with Rudra Guest House, you are also supporting Varanasi's poorest children. We at Rudra Guest House have made every...
Maruti Guest House
"Maruti Guest House is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Varanasi. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. Take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service, room service, airport transfer, business center, restaurant. Comfortable guestrooms ensure a good night's sleep with some rooms featuring facilities such as non smoking rooms, desk, balcony/terrace,...
Puja Guest House
"… you a serious service for discovering the city as well as special programs or cultural facilities. Our rooftop is ideal point for undisturbed Yoga ,Reiki & Mediation. Above all it is one of the highest rooftop along the bank of river Ganges giving you a wonderfully circle view. Facilities : - We have 34 Double Room with Air-conditional , attach bathroom . Our very peaceful rooms having panoramic sunrise view will make sure that '...
Maa Vaishno Guest House
"…complete with rooftop seating, overlooking the picturesque holy city of Varanasi and the sacred Ganges River, known as the Holy Mother. We have Free Wi-Fi facilitates 24*7..rooftop restaurant with d
Hare Rama Guest House (Varanasi)
"…The city of Varanasi is located in the middle Ganga valley of North India, in the Eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, along the left crescent-shaped bank of the Ganga river. The culture o
Monu Family Paying Guest House
"… to other places.They are very clean which is very important ,and there is enough space available for you inside the room to lounge inn and read or take tea. We also have the rooftop where you can sit in privacy at sunset time and drink tea or coffee. We are also providing music lessons of Sitar,Tabla Flute and other types of Indian Classical music instruments and you can also get courses of languages like Hindi and Sanskrit,and cookery...
Sita Guest House
"… peaceful place. There are no motor vehicles. You can only hear the sound pilgrims coming to bathe in the Holy Ganga. Life continues as it has for many centuries. Most rooms have a view of the Holy Ganga. Rooms are newly renovated and very clean. The panoramic view of Sun Set/Sun Rise from room and roof Air Conditioned Rooms TV, Refrigerator Telephone - Direct through reception Mini Bar, Tea/Coffee Maker Electronic Safe lock room...
"Golden Lodge can meet all your needs and requests, with clean rooms to suit all budgets, we are sure that staying with us will make your trip to India a pleasurable experience. All facilities are ava
"… the our property. We have great flexibility with sleeping arrangements according to the need of your group. Our friendly English speaking staff will help and guide you to get the most out of your stay in Varanasi, including organizing sightseeing tours, theater visits etc Featured Facilities Include: We have clean, brightly painted private rooms. 5 rooms with private bathrooms, 2 rooms with shared bathrooms Large rooftop terrace with...
Suraj Guest House
"… road and auto stand..feel the capital breathe right into you at Suraj.. It's a place for community, friendships and fun. We have an obsessive affair with travel and a soft spot for everything that moves with a backpack. We are proud to offer stunning sunrises and river views from our rooftop terrace with holy morning mantra chants from the Lord Shiva-temples surrounding the guesthouse. It is also a great place for yoga and meditation....
Sankatha Guest House
"… Situated in the heart of the ancient Varanasi close to the Golden temple and Burning Ghats. Walking distance from Main Ghat and Main Market. *WE PROVIDE FREE PICKUP* from Varanasi Railway Station If you desire to spend less for a comfortable stay, still live in privacy, style, luxury and elegance, with very simple but very comfortable and immaculately clean rooms, with/without attached baths/showers, running hot and cold water,...
Subh Laxmi Guest House
"Our receckup service' to our booking guest. We Provide Free Pick Upntly renovated guest accommodation has 7 lovely rooms, each with a modern en-suite bathroom. Every room has an individual color s
Baba Lolark PG on Ganges
"One of the cleanest toilets of India - We stayed in this guesthouse for 2 weeks, due to some food infection we got. The double room was ok, there was a TV and a small window. The toilet was outside b
Old Yogi Lodge
"Rooms are good & clean, but the same cannot be said about the location - Rooms are good & clean, but the same cannot be said about the location." … "… The private bathroom comes with hot and cold shower facilities. Some rooms have a comfortable seating area. The lodge is a 15-minute walk from Ganges River and 500 metres from Kashivishwan Temple. Varanasi Junction is 3 km away, while Lal Bahadur Shastri Varanasi Airport is 28 km from the...
Varanasi Home Stay
"… spiritual environment. Wherever possible, we do things together.You can participate everyday prayers with us. Our Focus Is On Your Comfort And Safety, ensuring you have an encompassing, meaningful and positive experience of Varanasi and India. Everything else is optional. The Rooms at Varanasi home stay. are well appointed, taste fully furnished, spotlessly clean, air-conditioned, with attached private and exclusive bathrooms with...
Scindhia Guest House
"With 15 rooms, this property contains all the amenities and services you would expect from a 3-star hotel. Scindhia Guest House has its own Roof top Restaurant,here you can enjoy breathtaking views of the river and the sunrise from the restaurant facing the river. The restaurant offers sumptuous refreshments cooked under strict supervision in very hygienic conditions. As a policy matter, Scindhia Guest House does not allow consumption of...
Azure Paying Guest House
"… water, free wifi etc. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available on demand. Hindi and Cookery courses are also offered . You get more than what you are paying. Rooms are big, clean and spacious with a clean large bathroom, shower and western loos. Free wifi is a bonus as well as easy accessible area by car and auto rickshaws. Large rooftop area provides you a place to do your stuffs, practice yoga or lounge in. On auspicious...
Prince Paying Guest House
"Prince Paying Guest House is situated in the heart of the holiest of Holy cities.It is set back from the main city noise yet its location at The Mall Road, Cantonment know as a New City, allows the guest to explore the throb and hubbub of Varanasi. As per needs viz. location, taste, budget, amenities & duration etc. of the guest / user. PPGH is a warden specialized in hospitality management at your service round the clock. The...
Shri Saikripa Guest House
"… or a fan. They feature a seating area, a writing desk and a satellite TV. Each room comes with an en suite bathroom. The Ganges is situated about 200 metres from the guesthouse and 600 metres from Durga Mata Mandir and Tulsi Manas Mandir. Babatpur Airport Varanasi is about 32 km from the guesthouse, while Ramnagar Fort is 7 km away. Operating a 24-hour front desk, Shri Sai Kripa Guest House offers luggage storage, laundry and bicycle/car...
"… of unrivaled services and amenities at this Varanasi hotel. The hotel provides 24hr room service, car park, tours, room service, laundry service/dry cleaning to ensure our guests the greatest comfort. Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience, with desk, internet access – wireless, fan, air conditioning (some rooms are without AC), shower in each room. Besides, the hotel's host of...
Shiva Kashi Guest House
"… middle ages. In the last few year thousand tourist stayed in this guest house.This guest house is accessible from all corners of city. From airport you need to take taxi to main ghat and then turn left walk few steps in street of Bengali tola . we have 24 hour room service facilities , cold , hot water and electric facility 24 hour , doctor on call , travel desk everything you can get just one call we believe in better service We have...
"…The property offers luggage storage, car rental, laundry/dry T cleaning and currency exchange facilities. A meeting and banquet space and tour desk are also on property. Guests can also access the t
Om Home Guest House
"… Shastri International Airport is 25 km from the Guest House. Varanasi Railway Station is just 5 km away. The local bus stand is also 5 km away. Guests can relax in the serene garden or take in views of the surrounding from the terrace. They can also avail of the car rental, currency exchange and luggage storage facilities. A tour desk is also available. Air-conditioned rooms feature heating facilities and a work desk. The attached...
Shree Hare Ram Hare Krishna Guest house
"…Harishchandra Ghat steps leading to the river are 500 metres away. Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is 24 km away. Varanasi Bus Stand and Train Station are 5 km from the property and free
Shri Guest House
"… river facing rooms are available with us. We also provide daily walking tours of old part of our city. Restaurant Facility 1. Here you can enjoy breathtaking views of the river Ganga and the sunrise from the restaurant facing the river. 2. We have many varietions of food in Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner like Indian, Continental, American, Chinese, Italian, Mughalai etc. 3. We have many varietions of drinks like Juice, Soft Drinks,...
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