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Shanti Guesthouse

CK 8/129 Garwasitola, Varanasi, India
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Shanti Guesthouse
Ranked #85 of 129 Varanasi B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shanti Guesthouse is a budget option near the burning ghat, and that's the only reason you should be staying there. For many, the rooms will be too dark and depressing, and the general location near the burning ghat can feel very dispiriting when you walk outside. The wifi was sometimes working and sometimes not, and the restaurant food wasn't too... More

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Graz, Austria
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're a fan of low budget horror movies, bring your camera. The setting is ideal: Dark and moldy walls, rooms like prison cells and light is only shed by half-working neon lamps. Yes, the rooms are cheap, but we would really recommend spending 100 rupies more to have sunlight and some basic hygiene and comfort. The bed sheets were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Shanti is hidden away in the narrow alleys of the old town and right in the centre of things near the burning ghat and a couple of minutes walk to the Ganges. They'll organise free pickup at the station (you can call them or the Uttar Pradesh tourist office easy to find at Varanasi Junction can do it for you)... More

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Lucknow, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Rooms are really basic.. paint peeling off the walls..dark and dingy. Hot water and power very tempromental. But it's really cheap so can't expect more. it is clean though and the rooftop restaurant offers fab views of the ganges and the City below. The building is high so you're right up there with the kites. Nice food and great place... More

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Pokhara, Nepal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

One gets to the Shanti View Lodge by way of a winding warren of narrow, congested, dirty alleyways. Either have your driver take you on foot into the hotel, or follow the signs from the drop off point. Either way, be prepared to hoof it. And do your best to pay attention to landmarks. This part of the town is... More

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Gurgaon, India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Good location (near body burning ceremony, ...) but really poor managemment! we booked a AC room but it did work, we had no hot water. When we talked to the manager the day after, he told us we should have known and that he could do nothing for us.

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Bangalore, India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

i reached Varanasi and these people were the first i called. i made sure that they had a place and confirmed my arrival in 20 minutes. they boosted my confidence by mentioning not to worry etc. i reached, walking all the way with by backpack after a four-hour delayed 20-hour long train journey and guess what they had to say?... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is a budget a carry your own bag upstairs buy your own toilet paper kind of place, no free soap here. I took their equivalent of a pent house suite for only 500 a night, a complete bargain. it's one of the highest buildings around so you get a nice view over the old city and river. Also with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Shanti guesthouse was the first guesthouse where we stayed in with a hostel vibe and where we met a lot of backpackers! Clean, but warm rooms(but its varanasi so what do you expect), beautiful view over the Ganges and friendly staff. We arrived at night and it's a bit hard to find, I would recommend to bring a torch, since... More

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London
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16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We stayed in the top floor double bedroom for 500 Rupees a night, with views of the Ganges. We heard rooms lower down were a bit cell-like, though. The rooftop restaurant was nice for breakfast and cups of tea in the evening. There was free wifi, too. We met some really nice fellow travellers at Shanti, as well. The free... More

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Address: CK 8/129 Garwasitola, Varanasi, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
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Ranked #85 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi

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