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Monu Family Paying Guest House

D 8/4 Kalika Gali | Near Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi 221001, India
#10 of 74 hotels in Varanasi
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rooms are basic but clean and have everything you need. Location is excellent and you won't get a better view into true Indian homestays anywhere else- couldn't recommend the cooking class enough, learnt so much with monu's wife and mother. Very welcoming family- thank you.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 1 night (we were supposed to stay 2, but our flight got delayed) in June and we were SOOOOO happy the air conditioning (A/C) worked so well due to how hot it was outside. The family that owns it were all very friendly and helpful. Monu (the son) was especially helpful, and his... More

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dinizuli, Owner at Monu Family Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Cliff for your excellent review. We really appreciate and are happy to read what you have wrote on TA. Once again thanks for your wonderful comments . We are hoping to see and hosting you guys again .. Cheers More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Room is clean and bed is big enough for 2 adults. You can use wifi in your room. Location is great but difficult to find yourself. Walk into the main street to the Golden temple, then turn right at the corner with MEGU cafe adv and go along the street to the cafe even after passing by. Then keep walking... More

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dinizuli, Owner at Monu Family Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thanks for your review. We are hoping to host you again soon. Arigato More

Baden, Switzerland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I stayed at Monu's family guesthouse and would definitly recommend it. It's well located and Monu is very friendly. The accommodation is great:close to the ghats,to the delicious brown bread bakery and to the blue lassi place. I was happy about the pick-up from railway station (which worked fine,even my train was 6 hours too late). I had a single... More

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dinizuli, Owner at Monu Family Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Oh dear .. Just reading what you have written. Sorry to hear about the issue with the toilet. Yes , the 2 single rooms we have has shared bathroom and if people need more comfort and privacy, they mostly book rooms with attach bathrooms. The boy might have forgotten to flush but I have told him not to do this... More

estonia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed for four nights at Monu`s. The guesthouse is clean with good internet connection and super location in old town. And very approachable. Tuk-tuk waited for us for hours in the train station and it was not a problem. Best part of the Monu`s guesthouse is Monu, who speaks very good English, knows very well his hometown and, most... More

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dinizuli, Owner at Monu Family Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Everiin I hope the people will read what you have written and will enjoy their stay and touring with us . More

Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I spent 5 days during last October in this guesthouse. Very nice situation because just at few minutes from the Golden Temple or the Ghats. Monu is really nice, and helpful. I took 2 music lessons with him, and it was great! He let me practice alone as well on his terrace. I took the small bedroom, and it was... More

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dinizuli, Owner at Monu Family Paying Guest House, responded to this review

MimiShanti Thanks for your effort in writing your review. Its great to hear what you have said about the Music Lessons we offer and the hospitality we provide for our guests... Would love to host you again ! More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Monu's Guesthouse is clean, has regular hot water, good internet, comfortable bed but the pillows are uncomfortable. Try to request a room away from the street front, otherwise expect to be woken up at 4am from chanting and music from nearby temples. The Guesthouse is hard to find in a rabbit warren of alley ways, if possible get picked up... More

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dinizuli, Owner at Monu Family Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Jo Rowland Thank you for your review. I am Monu and I was the one who met you almost on every morning , evening and returns. I am just wondering what was wrong in welcoming. I think you wrote it perhaps you did not get discount when you were bargaining on things . Such as Laundries and other services... More

Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We recently stayed at Monu's and really enjoyed it. First, the family is wonderful and incredibly helpful with anything and everything. The Guesthouse itself is small and absolutely charming, with bright colors and lots of character. It is simple but we found it to be very clean and comfortable. As other people mentioned in the reviews, it can be hard... More

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dinizuli, Owner at Monu Family Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Mindy for clearing the doubts for other people. I appreciate your honest opinion . Regards Monu More

Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The place sucks to find but once you find it and orient yourself, you can't beat the location. (you're in the middle of the tourist area, a great market and the ghats) The family that runs this guesthouse is friendly and helpful. They've got all sorts of activities that could keep you occupied for a month! I only stayed one... More

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dinizuli, Owner at Monu Family Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Cristina Thank you for your review. Your frustration is common as most of the roads and alleyways in Varanasi is such a maze. Not easy for us even. I am sorry to hear about the problem you had with hot water. The water might have got cold in the boiler which needs to be reheated or you might have... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a double room for three nights. The room and attached bathroom were big and clean. The room was painted and decorated in bright colours but was otherwise very basic - the pillows were particularly uncomfortable, even by Indian standards. The sounds from the old town streets could be heard very loudly in our room and this kept... More

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dinizuli, Owner at Monu Family Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Georgia Sorry to hear about your problem with noise. We have changed the pillows on your complain and now there are brand new soft pillows. Hope you enjoy next time. Regards Monu More

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Address: D 8/4 Kalika Gali | Near Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
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Monu family is in tourism business since 1998. Our guest house is nearby the river Ganges and main Ghat. There are many famous restaurants and temples around. There is free wifi which works in room also plus other basic amenities. Staying with the family will give you an unique experience , different from staying at hotels. One of our guest said that “The family is funny, warm and incredibly helpful “. Station and airport pickup service can be arranged on chargeable price. Music , Hindi and Cookery courses are available. Laundry, Sight seeing, Tour guides are available on demand. ... more   less 
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