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Ram Bhawan Kautilya Society Residence

D 20/21, Munshi Ghat | Old Varanasi, Varanasi 221001, India
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    4.5 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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New Delhi, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Mumbai
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18 helpful votes 18 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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Beijing, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I really loved the experience with Kautilya Society Residence. Good staff, food and energy. If I go back to Varanasi I will stay with them. I think its a little bit hard to find the hostel, but you can ask the local people about the localisation.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I stayed 3 nights and felt very comfortable in the hostel. Nice people clan rooms hot showers that really work. If you want ,you can prepare your own breakfast. Also rooftop place invites for relaxing.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Coming from New Zealand, where the backpackers and hostels can beat hotel standards of many countries, I know what a good hostel is when I see one. This hostels isn't the cheapest in the area, can cost multiples of others in the area, but still by western standards, it's cheap. The best thing I find about this hostel is it's... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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4 reviews 4 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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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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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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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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