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D 8/29, Kalika Gali | Dassaswamedh, Varanasi 221001, India (Formerly Old Yogi Lodge)
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Ranked #42 of 140 Varanasi B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Sissach, Switzerland
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I was pick pocked before I arrived in Varanasi. I could organize everything thanks to the helpful staff in the lodge. Thanks again. Value for money is really good. the rooms are okay but could be a little cleaner. But anyways, good guesthouse. Its the real Yogi lodge, dont fall for the scam and go to another ''old yogi lodge".

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Galway, Ireland
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33 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This place has pros and cons. The pros are it's cheap and in a good location...near to main ghats and golden temple and bazaars. The staff had no issues with us arriving in middle of night off the bus and were nice to chat to. The con is it could be cleaner. Our room hadn't been cleaned properly in a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The cheapest combination of food, decent wifi, and decent rooms/bathrooms in one place. Great location too. Be warned that it this is not luxury accomodation by any means; some discomfort should be expected, and you may have to ask for extra sheets, etc. when you need it.

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Varanasi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Peeling paint, mould, no sheets .... Do you expect sheets when you pay 1000rs a night for a room? We were given a large ish room on the ground floor for our family. They very kindly gave us 2 mattresses on the floor for the kids. But so mouldy & smelly. Only 2 nights so we can bear it. Food... More

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Very good value for the money. The place (rooms, restaurant, ecc) are simple but nice and clean. The staff is friendly and honest, very helpful with everything. Good location, not directly but close to the main Ghats, so you can avoind a little bit of the caos, but still save to walk to. Totally recommended!

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Address: D 8/29, Kalika Gali | Dassaswamedh, Varanasi 221001, India (Formerly Old Yogi Lodge)
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
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The Old Yogi Lodge is situated in a peaceful, friendly old City locality of Dassaswamedh which is near the Main Ghat, 5 min walking distance to the Holy River Ganges, Temples & other Tourist Activities. Our guest house is 320 minutes away from Bus stand and railway station and 1 hour away from the airport. ... more   less 
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