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Puja Guest House

D 1/45 Lalita Ghat, Varanasi 221001, India
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Amritsar, India
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guest house is noisy, rooms are almost clean (no more), free wifi but not working (the famous "not working today" 3 days in a row... Though, rooms are cheap. I guess if your goal is to save money, it's not so bad (well located, restaurant with excellent view and ok food).

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Jodhpur, India
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We arrived late at night at Varanasi due to a train delay and unfortunately we ended up at this place. Grossly overpriced when it was clear it was our only option at the time. The rooms were dirty, there wasn't wifi as promised, and no hot water at all. The staff was rude and not helpful at all, do your... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

The rooftop view overlooking the lake and the city is one of the better in Varanasi. The restaurant is alright with good live music in the evening. However, the rooms are extremely basic and unclean, reception staff come across as rude and very unhelpful. Cheap enough, but still overpriced for what you get

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Thank Sandra R
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

The place needs work. The rooms I was shown were over priced and horrible. I found a much nicer and cheaper guest house around the corner, Sankatha. The place could be good with effort but it's dull and depressing. I am unsure how it made it into the lonely planet

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rio de janeiro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Actually I chose this hotel only for the view. It was one of the worst I´ve stayed during my trip around India. Rooms are unclean, walls dirty, the towers must be at least 5 years of using. Front desk dark and staff not prepared to give the guest the minimal information about the complicated streets of Varanasi. On the first... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I wouldn't recommend it at all. I had to change my room because a window was broken and mosquitoes were all over the room (you must think there a lot because is close to Ganges), the staff is a bit rude sometimes and they insist in taking you to the gifts stores that the hotel owner has. And, most important,... More 

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Timbuktu, Mali
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

A great budget guest house with Wifi, on the banks of the Ganges, in the heart of bustling Varanasi with amazing views & incredibly friendly, helpful staff. Can't thank Prakash (manager) and Manoj enough for going the extra mile to make sure our stay was an excellent one.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Good location near lalita ghat, affordable prices, decent rooms, pretty good restaurant upstairs with a great view. Rough and ready but the price is average and it's nowhere near as bad as some we saw in Varanasi! Does have wifi and occasionally hot water. Definitely fine as a base to explore. Has Sitar player at night on the roof and... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here after our first two options were unavailable or too pricey. It's location down a few dark alleyways is daunting at first, but it's in the heart of Old Varanasi City and very close to the burning ghat. If the craziness of Varanasi becomes too much, the hotel's rooftop restaurant is the perfect place to escape, with an... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Followed instruction from the Lonely Planet guide (should be taken out). The staff are helpful when they want to get money out of you by taking you to shops and earning commission rates but not so much when your bed is broken so your having to sleep on the floor or when you want them to phone you a taxi... More 

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