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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
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to India. If I had not stayed at Kautilya, I doubt I would have stayed in Varanasi for 6 weeks. From the minute I began enquiring to eventually booking my stay (initially 3 months but had to shorten) with emails back and forth with Fausto I could tell that I was going to love it.... More

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My first time in this side of India, my first time in Varanasi: which best place could I have ever chosen? Kautilya Society is absolutely special and unique as Varanasi itself. People working there are very gentle and helpful. It is located in the old city, not easy to reach, but a taxi pick-up service can be organized. I really... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Since the 11th of July I am staying in Kautilya Society, for a long period (probably till the end of the year). This place feels like home! Very friendly staff (didi's = sisters), incredible lunch included in the price, clean, well taken care of and a flat organizational structure which makes the atmosphere very pleasant. I would advice it anyone!... More

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Varazze, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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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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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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Krakow, Poland
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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47 helpful votes 47 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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Address: D 20/21, Munshi Ghat | Old Varanasi, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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