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D-61/16, Sidhgiri Bagh, Varanasi 221010, India
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Ranked #1 of 144 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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perth
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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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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Homestay is a great place to stay in varanasi , rooms are clean and spacious. the complementary breakfast is delicious , really loved the homemade mango jam. mr harish and mrs mallika were great hosts . one thing i appreciate a lot about mr harish was that he did not push us to avail the facilities like lunch / dinner... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

(Sorry for the delay in writting my review)... I stayed in Homestay in April for 3 nights and felt right at home as soon as I arrived. Mr.Harish & Family were very accomodating and helpful. The food was spectacular, and the accomodation was comfortable and more importantly clean, and secure. Mr. Harish went out of his way to make sure... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The city of Varanasi is a bit chaotic and you need a place which is quiet, yet well connected and central; a place that has excellent facilities yet is not super-expensive; a place that is professionally managed yet had the charm of almost being home. The Homestay at Varanasi was all of that and more, during my visit of 3... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We felt right at home here. In particular, we enjoyed our family-style meals, shared with both our hosts (Harish and his family), and fellow travelers. The mood was always friendly, and conversation easy and often even enlightening. We dined with Russians, Kiwis, Danes and other Americans. We highly recommend eating both breakfast and dinner here. Harish, the owner/operator of Homestay,... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The hospitality at this homestay was amazing. Harish and his wonderful family took great care of us and we felt warmly welcome. Harish was very kind and provided excellent help with all sorts of practical arrangements. If you get the chance, join the dinner. The food was delicious =)

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Agra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, if there is better customer service then we are yet to find it. Everything here is has been provided to maximise the enjoyment of your stay, from the ever-present transport facilities to the homemade food. Harish will bend over backwards to accommodate your every desire; we truly felt like kings here. On top of... More

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

Thanks a lot, For taking time to write about the services of HOMESTAY. Its been a pleasure to host a wonderful and generous couple like you, we all enjoyed your visit as well.Thanks for coming and hope you will be back one day again. Regards. Malika & Harish More

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Address: D-61/16, Sidhgiri Bagh, Varanasi 221010, India
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Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3

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