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Ram Bhawan Kautilya Society Residence

D 20/21, Munshi Ghat | Old Varanasi, Varanasi 221001, India
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  • Location
    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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Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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119 reviews 119 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

This was my third visit to India, and I have come to not have the highest standards when it comes to budget accommodation in the country... That's why it was such a treat to find this place! Lovely staff, delicious home cooking for breakfast and lunch, impeccably clean, and the interior was like an oasis compared to the chaos in... More

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Sarnia, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

If this is your first visit to Varanasi... as it was ours.....you will need a place that is: superbly located, clean, safe, comfortable, quiet, excellent tasting(safe,no sick!) food, friendly helpful staff, unlimited purified drinking water, great wifi, very inexpensive($22Cad/night for 2 with break/lunch), interesting mix of international travellers/backpackers like us..... etc!.... The Kautilya Society provided all the above and more... More

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San Antonio, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Never have I found a place as cosy as this. The beds are nice, and the staff is very helpful. Mangla is AMAZING and provides excellent and speedy service even offering to cook for the guys and I when we arrived late for lunch ( we declined for her sake) Arnath booked a last minute taxi for us to the... More

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is not a hotel, nor a guesthouse! We felt like we were at home! The staff (that also stays in house) is super friendly and helpful, the complimentary breakfast and lunch are homemade and, thus, very tasty, the other guests are also international travelers, so you get to meet with people from all over the world and hang out... More

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A true cultural exchange here. Sure the place is an incredibly clean, very comfortable, and in a great location. Sure the breakfast and lunch included are both delicious. And sure the view of the Ganges from the stellar rooftop cafe is special. But beyond all that, it is the friendly staff and incredible social atmosphere set up here that make... More

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Additional Information about Ram Bhawan Kautilya Society Residence

Address: D 20/21, Munshi Ghat | Old Varanasi, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 61 Specialty lodging in Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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