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D 8/29, Kalika Gali | Dassaswamedh, Varanasi 221001, India (Formerly Old Yogi Lodge)
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Ranked #48 of 158 Varanasi B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Well this was my first backpacking trip and first stay in a budget hostel sort of place.....place is well maintained.... I found staff available when needed....I went actually during off season still was treated well....manager claimed in off seasons the staff is usually on leaves.... Nonetheless....I was taken care well.... Room was simple n clean...food ok...they must add some Indian... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Major points to note about this guest house are as follows: (1)The staff are unfriendly, very sarcastic and there's always a group of at least 6 male "staff" hanging out in the communal area. Very awkward atmosphere there, especially in the evening. (2) There is an 11pm curfew. (3) The food is absolutely terrible. (4) The hot showers only work... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We called in advance to secure a room as we were unsure of how busy Varanasi would be so soon after Diwali. The hotel offered to pick us up from the airport (we made our own way there - but the cost would have been much the same). Finding the hotel in the maze of streets was quite a challenge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

So I was getting pretty tired of all the bad service and dirty rooms in India/Nepal by the time I got to Varanasi I was expecting the worst. But instead I was greeted by some friendly staff and the hotel was clean, room was good value, location just a few minutes walk from the main Ghat and The Golden Temple... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stayed at Yogi Lodge for three nights and our experiences here were quite mixed. The room was small, but everything was clean and towels and toilet paper were provided. The hostel is in the old market, near Dassaswamedh Gath. It´s a very crowded area and you cannot go through the streets without various people trying to sell you something.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Can't ask for a better budget deal here in the heart of Varanasi. The place is kept very clean, and if you have ever been to Varanasi before you will know that cleanliness in a budget place is hard to come by. The staff are very relaxed and friendly. Rooms are basic with shared bathroom, however both the room and... More 

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Worms, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Well...actually that was the most awkward arrival in a hostel that I ever experienced. We had booked the pick up service from the train station since we had heard about tuk tuks taking you to the wrong Yogi lodge. However the pick up service didn't come so we had to find our own way - which wasn't quite easy. Finally... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Helpful staff - organised boat trip on the ganges for us which was great! Rooms ok - clean enough, bit stuffy though as fan didn't have much effect!! Nice friendly feel to the place, great price! Good luck in the maze of Varanasi streets!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This cosy guest house is nice to stay at. The room we stayed at was basic and reasonably priced. After we talked to the manager you could feel that he is full of ambition. He's a great guy who helps you with the things you need. The rest of the people who work there are really friendly too and the... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We booked a double room over email rather than turning up as our train was late in. Once seeing the room we realised we had been overcharged greatly. The rooms are VERY basic. Shared showers are nice enough (bit mouldy) with hot water. Staff are helpful. They offer pick up from the station for 300rs to stop you being scammed... More 

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Address: D 8/29, Kalika Gali | Dassaswamedh, Varanasi 221001, India (Formerly Old Yogi Lodge)
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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