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Shanti Guesthouse

CK 8/129 Garwasitola, Varanasi, India
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dont be put off, yes it is aged, hard to find and in need of a lick of paint, but for the price it can't be beaten. The management are very helpful, wifi is superfast and rooftop restaurant views are great, usually empty as well, great location close to the burning ghat (but not too close). Enjoy!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Rooftop view is surely amazing, but avoid eating there. Hygien is just scandalous. Not even talkink about the dirty tables, chairs and local. We were served a raita (curd with vegetables) and parts of it were still frozen (how many times?). Plain rice was so cooked that it was almost liquid. And how surprising, we get sick next day. I... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Shanti Guesthouse is for Rs. 400/- per night so you get what you pay for. If all you need is a bed to crash in at the end of the day and would like to do it on the extreme cheap end, then Shanti Guesthouse fits right in. Carry at least 2 bed sheets with you (my personal travel tip... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stayed here as a last minute choice. We paid Rs400 for a room on the 4th floor, for ONE night. There is no lift and 8 flights of steep stairs to climb. All walls could do with a lick of paint. The room itself (409) was cold, the windows didn't close, no mosquito nets on windows or over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Shanti guest house is a really good low budget option. It's what you would expect for a cheapie but the staff are friendly and will provide you with a hot bucket. Also the beds are more comfortable than a lot of the more expensive places I have stayed in. Ask for a river facing room so you can open your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I stayed at Shanti guesthouse for 8 nights, in a big room with bathroom attached, definitely a great value for the price. Free boat rides in the Ganges included morning or evening. I ate mostly at their rooftop restaurant, loved their Talis and their staff is always very helpful. After a terrible scam experience in Delhi, this was a breath... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed for only one night. It was horrible. Cheap and simple rooms which is no problem but the blankets were really dirty and a lot of cockroachs. No AC and the fan was too slow, it was too hot in the room even if we lied under the fan. Half the lights worked. Electricity problems. The wifi didnt work.... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Ignore the bad review here as they were written before this place had an overhaul. The rooms are being done up one by one. I wouldn't consider a staying anywhere else in Varanasi. The staff are wonderful, friendly, helpful and polite. The rooms are large and clean and each one being beautifully decorated (see my photos). Yeah it gets hot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were recommended this place by our friends who visited Varanasi in March. The temperatures were way cooler back then because now it was so hot we almost couldn't believe it, even lying under the fan, the bed was radiating heat! We were on the floor just above the restaurant (quite high) and the view was nice but so hot.... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This place could be a wonderful guesthouse in an atmospheric old building fitting perfectly to Varanasi. When I stayed there all members of the staff almost completely ignored their guests, never greeted them at all didn't smile. Also the sheets and the towels were so dirty and my friend staying there was pretty sure she had bed bugs. The rooftop... More 

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