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D-61/16, Sidhgiri Bagh, Varanasi 221010, India
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Homestay
Ranked #1 of 158 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

"A home away from home" could be a cliché, but in this case it is not. The best dinners and breakfasts in my 6 days' stay in Varanasi, I had with Malika and Harish Rijhwani. Food is made with loving care, and that is possible to taste. Serviceminded, knowledgable and efficient, Harish fixed everything we wanted. Although placed a little... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this Homestay as I like staying at places hosted by local residents. My initial communication with Harish and Mallika was on the phone more than a month before my date of travel. As I did not have to pay any money in advance, I was a little wary about the reservation when my actual travel date arrived. From... More 

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

Dear Dr Usha, Not only me and Malika, bujt everyone at Homestay was honored to have you as our guest.You, your self are a treasure of wisdom and knowledge and it was an experience knowing and learning lot from you about life. Thanks fior coming and staying with us and we all sincerely hope you will come back again, may... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights, and Harish was incredibly helpful even before our stay began - organised our train ticket for us (IRCTC/cleartrip booking system gets a bit complicated from the UK, especially when you get waitlisted!) and even got it to us in Agra so we could get to Varanasi! Situated in town rather than on the ghats, but... More 

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

Dear Guest,Thank You very much to write about Homestay, and , Hopefully you will be back to Homestay again. Regards, Team Homestay.....! More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was a great find. The owner Mr. Harish and his wife Mallika truly could not have been more helpful and welcoming. To start with he booked a train for me, then had his driver waiting for me as I stepped off of the train. The room was tastefully furnished and very clean. I am gluten free and Mallika... More 

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

Dear Guest,Thank You very much to write about Homestay, and , Hopefully you will be back to enjoy traditional hospitality of India again. Regards, Team Homestay.....! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in mid January and wished we could have stayed longer. So clean, comfortable, welcoming & relaxing. Varanasi was cold & we were offered a heater which was nice to take the chill off the room at night or first thing in the morning. Hot water shower, toilet paper, crisp clean white bed linen, warm... More 

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

Thank You very much Dear Guest to write, Hopefully you will be back to enjoy traditional hospitality of India at Homestay soon. Regards, Team Homestay.....! More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good I trusted the Tripadvisor reviews. Very, very clean rooms, linen and toilets. Great hospitality. Harish, the owner can anticipate your moves and advises you rightly even before you ask. Mallika, his wife and the co-owner is an excellent cook and host. I wish they sold those guava and mixed fruit jams to being back home!! I will call this... More 

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

Thanks Aurko Da, for being so prompt in writing. also kindly accept my sincere apology for the in convenience you had due to misuse of the Hot Water system, i know we compensated by providing hot water from our personal portion but it is not comparable to be able to have a hot shower under the Shower Knob. Hope to... More 

Zagreb, Croatia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Place was very nice and clean. Outstanding for that part. Little bit expensive for a homestay, but OK. Beds were little bit to hard for my taste. Excellent dinner for a good price. It was maybe the best food we had in India, spice balanced, with so many different meals. Delicious! Malika thank you. Harish is very responsible and can... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for coming and staying with us. Also thank you for your time to write for Homestay. The reason we have chosen to sell things at fix price, as bargaining never satisfies a guest/client, if he/she has paid a right price for the product and i think having a policy to sell at FIXED PRICE, is... More 

Waterloo, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My daughter and I booked 2 nights here before our flight out of Varanasi and eventually home to Canada. What a way to end our time in India! Homestay is comfortable, safe, clean and well priced. Everything can be organized by Harish - drivers, tours, meals, further travel - making it a very easy and carefree stay. The highlights were... More 

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

Dear Balan, Thanks a lot for coming and staying with us along with your daughter and to know about your mother living in Allahbad. We look forward to the visit of everyone in your family as and when you all will be visiting your mother in this part of the world.Thanks a lot. Regards Team Homestay More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

After one month of Being traveling around India, this is one of the most amazing homestay. I would come again and enjoy the food! Clean bedsheets and bathroom. It also offers pick up service and walking tours with a considerable price.

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

Dear Balan, Thanks a lot for coming and staying with us . Hope to see you soon. Regards Team Homestay More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Ourv2nd stay at Mr Harish's home stay. We were there with a friend an their 2 kids. As usual it was an unforgettable experience. It was like going to your family home where your arrival is anticipated with care and love. We were welcomed by by a warmhearted family and all our travel needs was prepared for us. We had... More 

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

Dear Balan, Thanks a lot for coming and staying with us with your friends . It has always been a pleasure to have you both coming and staying at Homestay, Feel honored to have such wonderful people like you both coming and staying in Homestay. It was a pleasure meeting your friends this time.Hope to see you soon. Regards Team... 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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