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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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Radiant YMCA Tourist Hostel
"The Hostel is having Air-conditioned rooms with attached bath at INR 825 (Single & Double). Suites are available at Rs.1775/-. The Hostel is situated in the heart of the city." … "2kms from Varanasi Junction Railway Station, Roadways Bus Terminal 2 kms from Ganges 13 kms from Mugal Sarai Railway Junction 16 kms Babatpur Airport" … "… Bahadur Sashtri Airport. Private parking is available, free of charge, on site. Radiant...
Ram Bhawan Residency
"… 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, possibility of...
Peace Home Varanasi
"… main ghat called Dashashwamedh Ghat where the evening ceremony is held everyday and 10 minutes of walk from the famous Golden Temple. We also have a very comfy meeting place where you can meet other guest, enjoy alone time while reading a book from our shared library.. *Free WiFi Internet connection 24 hours * Cold & Hot Showers * Shared Book Library * Laundry Services by machine * Centrally located within a 10 min walk from...
"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
"… great grandfathers. Today this multicultural home is a modern Youth Hostel offering you a 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...
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...
"Located only 1 km from the popular Assi Gaht, Stops Hostel features dormitories with an Indian décor. It offers a communal kitchen and a lounge area with a TV. With free Wi-Fi access, dormitories all come with air conditioning. Each shares a bathroom. Several grocery and convenient stores are located within walking distances from the hostel. Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple is a 5-minute drive from Hostel Stops. Manduadeeh Train Station is 4...
"AM's Hostel in the mid of city ,Air-conditioned dormitory, Free Wi Fi , Common Computer Fully Equipped Kitchen and RO water, walking distance from travelers favorites’ places . You can explore with help of us to discover this holy city ,we have volunteers who can join you. Here lots of tourists with whom you can share your ideas. Some of times you can enjoy music events and various festival celebrations." … "…...
"… reading light. Giving you the fun social atmosphere of a dorm room with the benefits of a private room. You can have the best of both world at Zostel Varanasi. The hostel also offers an award-winning restaurant that would surely make even the most seasoned connoisseurs to have capricious tongues wanting to have a taste of everything. Zostel Varanasi has both luxurious air-conditioned private rooms as well as Superior...
Somit Paying Guest House
Varanasi City, D.32/162, Devnathpura, Bengalitola,
"I like it - at the rooftop restaurant i meet superb people from everywhere, the room was ok, the toilet flushes. i paid so less money, 200 rupies per night -- unbeatable! the food was very good, and the sight from the rooftop excellent. the internet connection something around seven hundred kbit per second. finally, insects, like ants, are everywhere in india. if you don't like it, you better go to one of the...
"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 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...
"… 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
"… As it is not constructed for commercial purpose each room is as spacious as heart of a mother with ceiling as high that you will get a fantasy to fly a kite in room itself !!! The peaceful ambience through out guesthouse will make sure for undisturbed Situated on the banks of the river Ganges, Varanasi, the holy city holds in itself the cultural heritage of India. The eternal beauty & divinity of this city can be best...
"… 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...
Maruti Guest House
"Maruti Guest House is a friendly, family run place by the River Ganges Assi ghat.Rooms are clean with private bathroom with hot and cold shower.Roof-Top Restaurant with nice Garden.Owner Dr.V.N.Tripathi provides Yoga (meditation) lesson to the guests." … "Maruti Guest House is located by the River Ganges,Assi Ghat.You can come directly from Air Port and Rly.Station." … "… are clean and bright with private clean...
Puja Guest House
"… 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 the evening. Motor Boat possible to Ramnagar Fort and optional side stop at Assi Ghat to snack and visit. Longer excursions are also available Your 'private - address ' in...
Maa Vaishno Guest House
"… room 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)
"… the Ganga river. The culture of Varanasi is closely associated with the River Ganges and the river's religious importance. The city has been a cultural and religious center in northern India for several thousand years. The Benares Gharana form of Indian classical music developed in Varanasi, and many prominent Indian philosophers, poets, writers, and musicians resided or reside in Varanasi. Varanasi is home to the Banaras...
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
"Beautiful guesthouse on the world famous ghatts of Varanasi. Offering a top notch resturaunt and views of the Ganges river. Moderately priced, Sita Guest House is located right on the Ganges. 25 rooms with river view. Situated in the heart of the ancient Chausatthi Ghat of Varanasi. Sita Guest House comes to you with facilities that help you relax and enjoy during your visit to Varanasi. (The City of Ghatt‘s). Our rooms are available in...
"Situated only 10 meters away from the world famous 'Vishwanath(Golden) Temple' and about 100 meters away from the holy river 'Ganges..... at the heart of the town ,we provide all 3 star facilities at a very competitive price . Golden lodge can meet all your needs and requests. With clean rooms to suit at budgets, we are sure that staying with us will make your trip to India a pleasurable experience. All facilities are available here to maka...
"… 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
"Experience a cozy, friendly stay at our small family run guesthouse that is only a 2min walk from the Holy Ganges River. Situated in the oldest part of the city, Lalita Ghat, the building is 100+ years old and the guesthouse has been open for 13 years. Suraj Guest House is 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...
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
"… 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 soak in the ambiance & warmth of the place. ***WE PROVIDE FREE PICKUP*** Subh Laxmi P Guest House is situated at the heart of city godoliya, Near main ghat (dasawamedh ghat). the area...
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
"… 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 Varanasi home stay. are well appointed, taste fully furnished, spotlessly clean, air-conditioned, with attached private and exclusive...
Scindhia Guest House
"Situated ideally in the crescent on the left bank of The Holy Ganges is The Scindhia Guest House just adjacent to Manikarnika (The burning ghat) offering excellent panoramic view of the river on both the sides. Breathtaking sunrise to the scintillating evening view of the river and the ghats can be enjoyed from all the available balconies in the property.Enchanting ringing of temple bells is simply nostalgic." … "… GUEST...
Azure Paying Guest House
"… old , so still quite new and its located in the very central area of Varanasi. We offer you a cheap and competitive price range so that it fits to every budget travelers pocket. It is located in the quiet street so the cars or motorbikes honks won't spoil your sleep at night. There are 2 double rooms with shared bathroom, 1 double room with private bathroom and 1 double room with private bathroom plus balcony. We don't have...
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
"… elegance. Beside this it also has staffs which are reliable in true sense. This property is also protected archaeological survey of India. It may also remind Europeans about 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...
"… 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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