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Monu Family Paying Guest House

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D 8/4 Kalika Gali | Near Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi 221001, India
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading all the positive reviews about the guesthouse and the hospitality we were looking forward to our stay. It feels however like we arrived in different place. The family hardly speak English (apart from Monu) so it's very challenging to communicate on the basic level even. We got the room facing the Street, which is extremely loud. Support basic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amidst the chaos and intensity of wonderful varanasi you'll find a peaceful stay in monu's guesthouse. He and his family are extremely friendly and accommodating. We has a really lovely stay here! Would recommend! And the colours... All the colours!

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SF, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have mentioned Monu and his entire family are delightful people that we would welcome in our home at anytime.We stayed just 2 nights but could have been comfortable there for a longer stay. Be sure and call ahead and take advantage of the reasonably priced pick up service. Finding this place in the maze of narrow alleys is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I spent a few days last fall at Monu Family Paying Guest House. Monu was an excellent host. Everything that he says on his website is accurate. Monu made arrangements for transportation to and from his Guest House. He told me that two types of people use his guest house: (1) the budget conscious and (2) the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We stayed at Monu family paying guesthouse in November 2014 and we loved it. Monu and his family are so friendly and we felt like home from the first day. Thanks for lovely food, great company and all the help with further planning our travel. Monus sweet and beautiful wife, Gunja is a wonderful cook and we can definitely recommend... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Arrived after dark so organised an airport transfer. Even though we were delayed over an hour our driver was waiting. We wouldnt have found the guesthouse without the porters help. Guesthouse is really clean and the owners wife cooks up excellent food. We ate there loads and even did the cooking class. It was cold at night but the room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Awsome stay in the heart of Varanasi. located in a very quiet area with no road noise makes for a comfortable stay. For someone on a budget i recommend this place highly!! wifi is good and hot a hot shower can be had!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Good quality\price. Train Station Transfer is a bit expensive but good. Part of the way is by walk because it's in the heart of the center in pedestrian street, which is good because there is no road so no traffic noise. Someone helped us carrying our stuff on the walking part. Friendly service and nice room and bathroom.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Pretty nice place, quiet and hidden in Varanasi. The guest house is far enough from busy streets to be quiet but is in less than 5 minutes walk from the main gath and the crazy life of Varanasi. Monu and his family are lovely and helpful, the rooms are clean and full of colours, it's definitely a good place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Although we had originally only planned on staying a couple of days in Varanasi, my girlfriend became very ill as we arrived and we wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else other than Monu's. The whole family was fantastic, cooking us food, bringing drinks and generally providing a level of care far beyond what we would expect of a guest... More 

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