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Monu Family Paying Guest House

D 8/4 Kalika Gali | Near Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi 221001, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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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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Baden, Switzerland
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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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estonia
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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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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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Melbourne
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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

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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

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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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

Rialp, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

cozy guest house in varanasi. Familiar and comfortable place to enjoy a few days in this beautiful city. clean rooms with everything you need. nice decoration and good location, also hold other services such as laundry, boat hire to see the sunrise, etc, highlighting especially the clases of music, especially the tabla. if you are interested in learning to play... More

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

Dear Vicent Thank you for your review. I appreciate that you understand and value my musical teachings. Its good and enjoyable to teach music to someone who understand and appreciate it. You are welcome next year for your long term Tabla classes again. Regards Monu More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This guesthouse is very welcoming and friendly, although a little difficult to find at first. Once we arrived we were shown into a massive room with a big bed and a lounge area bit with attached bathroom. It's decorated in bright colours, which we loved after staying in really drab rooms for months. The rooms are nice but you are... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for reviewing us. I saw one your review given terrible score in one of the hotel in Lucknow , where you paid Rs 1100 for one night. I don't understand how Rs 800 for one night room cost can be more than than the Rs 1100 for a terrible room ? Its quite irrelevant I guess.... More

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Also Known As:
Monu Family Paying Guest House Hotel
Monu Family Paying Guest House Hotel Varanasi
Address: D 8/4 Kalika Gali | Near Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 61 Specialty lodging in Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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