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Ram Bhawan Kautilya Society Residence

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D 20/21, Munshi Ghat | Old Varanasi, Varanasi 221001, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

good place to rest from the noise and confusion of Varanasi and to meet other travellers nice causy and clean the shared bathrooms are clean food is great (breakfast and lunch included) and a chance to talk to others personnel is nice had also a yoga lesson, nice and cheap the offered heritage walk is instead very expensive

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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at the turn of the century Bengali mansion Ram Bhavan many times and recommend it to friends wanting a unique home hotel experience. Their care for the city and guests is AMAZING. From the wonderful organisation of Vishwanath, the home cooked food of Mangala, coffee with Fausto, the intriguing dialogues with Vrinda on the heritage of Varanasi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My room was great cosy and comfortable The location perfect The amenities excellent and the food provided was really enjoyable I cannot more highly recommend this place to any one. My stay here and the people I met were a highlight of my 2 months in India

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here on my first time in Varanasi. I was traveling alone and hadn't been in India for very long. I was at first quite intimidated by Varanasi! But, I'm so glad I chose to stay at Ram Bhawan because the common areas made for the perfect meeting place. Right away I met lots of people with whom I... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my partner ended up staying in this hostel for a week, its a tranquil place, the staff are lovely, its perfect location, it has the best roof terrace cafe you could ask for and the food you get with the price is amazing! I would recommend everyone stay here!!!!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We loved our stay of 3 nights in the Ram Bhawan residence, really want to recommend this to everybody. The staff was extremely helpfull and friendly, the room (and actually the whole accomodation) was beautifull and extremely clean. Breakfast and lunch are included, nice moments around the lunchtable with the other guests, great food. This place is an oasis in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Visited a few years back. Return visit and still impressed. Building has the great atmosphere of a sympathetic renovation. Rooms great. Breakfast and (super) lunch included should you wish. Well run place representing good value for money. Ghat location perfect.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A huge disappointment. I guess it all depends on who stays there. The house was mainly occupied by a group of noisy and not really friendly Indian architecture students and some American undergrads. I ran away from it after one night and would not necessarily recommend it. Not so well located either.

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faustoaarya, Public Relations Manager at Ram Bhawan Kautilya Society Residence, responded to this review

Dear Member, We are sorry to hear you were displeased by your stay at Ram Bhawan. The Kautilya Society and The Varanasi Heritage Foundation both have offices in Ram Bhawan and due to their work of preserving the heritage of the city they host study trips and university exchanges with universities in India and abroad. You happened to stay with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I satayed in there for 10 days from the last days of december to some days in Jaunary. I went there only for five days but at the end the mystic of varanasi and the good enviroment of the hostel convinced me to stay longer. I have been in quite a lot hostels and hotels in India and this palce... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I stayed at Kautilya in Sept 2014. It is a traditionally structured house which gives it a different feel. The top floors are so quaintly kept with a swing, self use kitchenette, terrace and all that ...it feels like home. I met some very interesting ladies here as well. A satvic environment is maintained with shoes being kept downstairs, only... More 

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