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Ram Bhawan Kautilya Society Residence

D 20/21, Munshi Ghat | Old Varanasi, Varanasi 221001, India
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Varazze, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best hostels ever. Right at ghats, spotless throughout, great breakfast and lunch and wonderful rooftop cafe. The showers are hot and beds are comfortable with reading light and lots of charging points. Great place to meet other travellers and it's also an ngo charity!! Incredible refuge in hectic but fascinating Varanasi

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Varese, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We've stayed here in January for 3 night. It was a Home, not a Guest House. It's Perfect!! Very clean, Beautiful and near the main ghat of Varanasi. Delicious breakfast and very good lunch. Free wi fi but not too strong We follow in love with this place. We'll come back!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The hotel is a very hard to find (the directions given don't give much help). The location (once found) is good though - not far from the river. The rooms are clean and pleasant - we had a double with air con, which was a necessity in the 40 degree heat of May. A peaceful sanctuary away from the hustle... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Located very close to the Ghats (1 min walking). Very friendly staff and a great opportunity to meet awesome people from all over the world and talk during a delicious breakfast or lunch. Filtered drinking water available. The atmosphere is rather not like in a hotel, but like at home.

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Kautilya society is less of a hostel/hotel than it is a homestay and a community. I stayed for 4 nights here and was welcomed from the beginning as though it was my own family! Vrinda, the founder and owner of Ram Bhawan is an incredibly hospitable host who loves to converse about her passion for her city and all the... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a great place to stay once you make the effort to find it! Really nice atmosphere, cool decor, and brilliant lunches (that people make the effort to return for from sightseeing!). I met some interesting people here, felt safe and if I return to Varanasi wouldn't look anywhere else.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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18 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is a really nice place to stay. People there are open and kind. You will get some new friends for sure. It is close to everything thats important to see in Varanasi. The breakfast sucks, but the lunch is very good. On the bad side: They make you become a member and pay 200 rupees or something, which feels... More

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Florence, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a very nice place. It is well located, just next to Munshi Ghat and Dashashwamedh Ghat. It is very clean and pleasant. The staff is nice and helpful. I just felt like home there! I definitely recommend it.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I stayed in India for a month with a friend and our last stop was Varanasi. From all the places we've been in India, this was the warmest and most embracing place of all and it was, to a great extent, due to Kautilya Society. Kautilya is a place that will make you feel at home, it is comfortable, very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Not that I was surprised after reading the reviews, but this hostel is an absolute star. Friendly, helpful staff; cosy, clean, comfortable rooms; relaxed atmosphere perfect for meeting other travellers over the included breakfast and lunch. It is great to have use of the kitchenette and the filtered drinking water. Perfect environment and location to use as a base while... More

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Address: D 20/21, Munshi Ghat | Old Varanasi, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
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Ram Bhavan is the hospitality structure of the Kautilya Society. A four floor building architected in a traditional style in the historical area near Dashashwamedh Ghat, with a terrace with a wonderful view on the river and the city. It is the residential facility for members in Varanasi, providing accommodation with half board and lodging throughout the year. At Ram Bhavan members can enjoy the warmth and protection of a family-style environment, as well as the good and reliable meals of our personally-trained cook. ... more   less 
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