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CK 8/129 Garwasitola, Varanasi, India
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Shanti Guesthouse
Ranked #90 of 140 Varanasi B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 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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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Address: CK 8/129 Garwasitola, Varanasi, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi

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