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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
"… of colour. It is a is an 80 year old four-storey house built in a traditional Indian architectural style. It enjoys a beautiful view of the River Ganga from the terrace. It is situated in the alleyways of the heart of old city of Varanasi, just next to Dashashwamedh Ghat (or the main ghat as tourists call it) . Room rates include half-board (breakfast and lunch, except on Sundays when we offer a wholesome breakfast), wi-fi,...
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 the Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath Temple), Sankat Mochan, Temple, Nepali Temple & and main ceremonial Ghats on the Ganges River. Every Sunday we have cinema sessions on the rooftop followed by discussions. The movies are usually...
"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 price for a dorm, but you can expect Yogi Lodge to be very basic, with plain rooms and a cleanliness standard that will be no more than ok. The Location Yogi Lodge is located in the center of the old city and you will need to contact the...
Somit Paying Guesthouse
"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/students satisfaction is our moto. we have 2 rooms with traditional bed with clean,peace with mosquito net and machine, bathroom is not attach with room, and in bathroom we have western style + hot water 24 hours and we have one dromitary also where...
International Travellers' Hostel Varanasi
"… beautiful relaxing space and an opportunity to meet other travellers. To offer you a comfortable stay we provide a whole array of facilities like free Wi-Fi (on all floors, including the garden and the rooftop), free purified drinking water, a fully-equipped modern kitchen, bathrooms with 24x7 hot & cold showers, washing machine, lockers (coming soon!), a cozy common room with TV, DVDs, iPod dock, books, card & board games, and a...
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...
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...
"… obvious! Its a space where you get to stay 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 verandahs, 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...
"… 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...
"… the Hindus call Moksha. Zostel, Varanasi supports and provides a research space to Espírito Kashi (http://www.youtube.com/user/espiritokashi), an avant-garde media project working towards safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage of India through the medium of documentary films. The team of ethnographers, who have been living in Varanasi for some years, provide heritage walks to our guests at discounted rates. We have...
"A fun Pleasure - We had 3 different kinds of rooms during our 5 days stay, from the best ones (big, front view over Ganga river) to more modest ones, each of them was an experience of its own. Rooms are simple but colorful and fun, simple and practical. Not all rooms are in the same shape, some were refreshed recently and offer standards closer to what western travelers would expect, some are a bit worn out but who cares? this is Varanasi...
"… 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...
Shiva Ganges View
"… 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.Lal Bangla or Red Bungalow as it is famously known, got infamous history related to the ancient Indian architecture. As it is not constructed for commercial purpose each room...
"… the steps leading to the holy ganges and the ghats the steps leading to holy ganges. The hotel Palace on steps ,located at a prime location in the holy city, holds the distinction of having the maximum number of rooms offering an unparalleld view of the ganges. Besides the hotel is a true balanced blend of luxury and comfort for the travellers ready to experience varanasi in all its glory interstingly the hotel is designed...
Rashmi Guest House
"… , Patna } & all experienced staffs.It is top rated by many travel guides. We also have a very beautiful roof top restaurant which is just like a grill room where one can see the kitchen preparation siiting on the table & may pluck the stars of the heaven. Rashmi Guest House not only provide the lovely view, good food but also one can enjoy the truest essence of the various nuances of the city in its original form. The...
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
"Stop at Maruti Guest House to discover the wonders of Varanasi. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. To be found at the hotel are laundry service, room service, smoking area, 24-hour room service, tours. Designed for comfort, selected guestrooms offer balcony/terrace, shower, fan, non smoking rooms, desk to ensure a restful night. Recuperate from a full day of sightseeing in...
Puja Guest House
"… panoramic sunrise view will make sure that ' Mother Ganges' invites you for a unforgettable and comfortable stay. We are Providing : - Roof Top Restaurant with Ganges View. Full-service Veg restaurant, serving Chinese Continental, Indian, and Japanese dishes. Every Evening Indian Classical Music. Boat trips on the River Ganga, directly from the Guest House: To the ghats at sunrise, to the riverside Arthi ceremony in...
Maa Vaishno Guest House
"… views of the Ganges, its a comfortable 2 minute stroll to the river and Mother Teresa Missionary of Charity House. Walking distance to the Golden Temple, Durga Temple, Monkey Temple and burning ghats. A friendly and sociable common area, perfect for games or simply catching up with your favorite novel. This guest house is fully equipped with a delicious restaurant....complete with rooftop seating, overlooking the picturesque...
Hare Rama Guest House (Varanasi)
"… is quite significant in terms of tourist destinations of Varanasi .golden temple is 250 meters away, monkey temple 1.5 km, Banaras University 1.5 km, Sarnath 15 km and main ghat 5 min walk. Visit once for memorable, enjoyable, pleasant and fun stay. 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...
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...
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...
"… us will make your trip to India a pleasurable experience. All facilities are available here to make your stay comfortable and easy, the facilities we provide include air conditioned and non air conditioned rooms with a private bathroom, 24 hour hot and cold water available, color Television with cable connection, telephone, beautifully decorated terrace, laundry service, postal services, safe deposits, luggage storage, Internet...
"… 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...
Suraj Guest House
"… will welcome you on arrival. Their names are: Ena ,Meena, Deeka, Ricka Featured Facilities Include: * We have 7 clean, brightly painted private rooms. 3 rooms with private bathrooms, 4 rooms with shared bathrooms * Free WiFi Internet connection 24 hours * Large rooftop terrace with views of the Ganges River * Cold & Hot Showers * Shared Book Library * Laundry Services * Centrally located within a 5min walk from the...
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...
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 scheme complementing its name and is tastefully decorated in colors that are vibrant yet subtle in character. The charming rooftop with a Green plants is full of interesting bric-a-brac and is the perfect spot to sit back with a cup of tea and...
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 but we got the key so that we were the only one who could use it. And they use to clean quite often We were very sick and the personal was very friendly and helpful, they called us a doctor and they brought us food to our room everytime we needed....
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...
Varanasi Home Stay
"… Indian style. More Personal, More Caring and intimate than a traditional B&B or homestay. Experience sharing, caring, warmth and very 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...
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...
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...
"… 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...
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...
"… Varanasi Airport is 26 km away. The local bus station is 4 km away. 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 terrace. Each room features a seating area as well as a private balcony and has a TV and a telephone. The en suite bathroom has shower facilities. The in-house...
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
"… Hare Rama Hare Krishna Restaurant serves regional, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Thai and European cuisine. Room service is also available daily from 07:00 until 23:00. The property is just 2 km from Monkey Temple (Sankat Mochan), Durga Temple (Red Temple) and Banaras Hindu University. Harishchandra Ghat steps leading to the river are 500 metres away. Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is 24 km away. Varanasi Bus Stand and...
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...
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