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D-61/16, Sidhgiri Bagh, Varanasi 221010, India
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Ranked #1 of 146 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Abhaytarapur Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed with my family over four nights around Dev Diwali, and had a wonderful stay with no complaints whatsoever. The rooms were very clean and linen was perfect. Harish and Mallika were great hosts and had all our needs covered at all times. We had a young daughter of two and were apprehensive of her needs at times but... More

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HOMESTAY-VARANASI, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks Abhay & Family, to have visited us, and taking time to write from your busy lives.As your native village is near Varanasi, hope you will keep coming back to Homestay to give us more opportunities to serve you even better in the future. Regards. Malika, Harish & Team Homestay. More

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As I was led to my second floor Deluxe room overlooking a serene little garden, I was thinking ‘oh, this is more of a boutique hotel than a homestay’ and felt vaguely disappointed. The room was lovely but I had wanted a chance to get to know and interact with a Varanasi family, not just stay in a room detached... More

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HOMESTAY-VARANASI, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks Dear Guest, to have visited us, and taking time to write from your busy life and praising all our arrangements , hope you will keep coming back to Homestay to give us more opportunities to serve you even better in the future. Regards. Malika, Harish & Team Homestay. More

Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent two nights at this wonderful homestay. Even before arriving, the attentiveness of Mr. Harish was evident in e-mail correspondence. He arranged pick-up from the train station, a real treat after a long journey from Delhi. The room was very clean and a good night's rest was had on the large double bed. I had no complaints about the... More

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HOMESTAY-VARANASI, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks Dear Guest, to have visited us, and taking time to write from your busy life and praising all our arrangements , hope you will keep coming back to Homestay to give us more opportunities to serve you even better in the future. Regards. Malika, Harish & Team Homestay. More

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for 6 nights over Diwali, as we wanted a more Indian experience, not just a hotel. Harish and his wife are very friendly and helpful and do their best to make you feel at home. The place itself is a bit away from the action in Varanasi, but it's still walkable if you don't... More

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HOMESTAY-VARANASI, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks Dear Guest, to have visited us, and taking time to write from your busy life and praising the Pros and regarding Cons that you have mentioned, i wish you and your partner had spent other evenings at Homestay as well, apart from the complimentary Dinner offered by us on Diwali Day to get more of my presence with you... More

Perth WA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Harish is a very hospitable person who has everything set up that you could need for your tours in Varanasi, he is very helpful and knowledgable in regards to any travel queries you may require We took a walking tour through the ghats and alleyways which was both interesting and fun with our guide Prisam whom without we would not... More

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HOMESTAY-VARANASI, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks Dear Guest, to have visited us, and we hope you will be back soon to give us more opportunities to serve you. Regards. Malika,Harish & Team Homestay. More

New Delhi, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our experience staying here for our few days of vacation in Varanasi. Haresh and his wife Malika were incredible hosts, helping to arrange train tickets to Varanasi, rickshaws, walking tours, boat tours and anything you might need during your stay. We would also have come solely for the incredible Saffron Lassis that Maliki made... More

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HOMESTAY-VARANASI, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks Dear Guest, to have visited us, and as you live in New Delhi , so, we hope you will be back soon to give us more opportunities to serve you. Regards. Malika,Harish & Team Homestay. More

Lake Oswego, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Harish and his wife Malika offer the perfect Varanasi experience, not only in terms of accommodation, but also excellent home cooked vegetarian meals and arrangements for activities. The last included a morning boat ride on the Ganges, a tour of the Varanasi alleys with stops to sample Varanasi's famous street food and numerous religious sites, and a private sitar and... More

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HOMESTAY-VARANASI, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks Dear Guest, to have visited us, and taking time to write for our hospitality , we hope you will be back soon to give us more opportunities to serve you. Regards. Malika,Harish & Team Homestay. More

Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and couldn't have asked for a better place!~ Clean accommodations, wonderful host family, delicious home cooked meals, and great day tour arranged through the homestay. Our tour guide was amazing!~ Although we dealt with a few power outages, slow wifi/internet, it was a wonderful place to stay. Varanasi is bustling city, and it was... More

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HOMESTAY-VARANASI, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks Dear Guest, to have visited us, and taking time to write for our hospitality , we hope you will be back soon to give us more opportunities to serve you. Regards. Malika,Harish & Team Homestay. More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

There are a number of reviews of this homestay from a tourist's point of view and therefore I will write this review from an Indian pilgrim's point of view. Me and my family of elders stayed here last week using it as a base for the usual ceremonies that Indian pilgrims undertake in this holy city. The Rijhwani family hospitality... More

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HOMESTAY-VARANASI, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks Dear Guest, to have visited us, and taking time to write for our hospitality , Feel sorry to have caused in convenience to you due to frequent Power Failures from Govt supply, but as you have seen, we have our own enough Battery support to run fans and lights in the room on continuous basis we hope you will... More

perth
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161 reviews 161 reviews
47 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I have stayed in many homestays throughout or travels in Asia. Without a doubt the Hospitality of Harish is up there with the best we have experienced. He organised a great Alley walking tour for us( definetly worth doing, perhaps wearing closed in shoes). we did a dawn boat ride on the ganges , this time of... More

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HOMESTAY-VARANASI, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thank You so much Dear Guest for taking time for us. Thanks for appreciating all our arrangements and ,hope you will come back again to serve you even better next time. Regards Malika, Harish & Team More

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Address: D-61/16, Sidhgiri Bagh, Varanasi 221010, India
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Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
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