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Homestay

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D-61/16, Sidhgiri Bagh, Varanasi 221010, India
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stumbled upon Homestay in the Lonely Planet that I picked up in the airport boutique while waiting for my flight to Varanasi. My friend and I were pleasantly surprised when Harish announced on the phone that he had a room available. Having backpacked in India for over 4 weeks and having stayed in guesthouses, we expected a similar experience... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Harish and his wife Malika are 2 of the most hospitable and friendly hosts i've ever met. The room was clean, comfortable, and the A/C worked well. Breakfast is included and, like all of the meals we tried, was delicious. The breakfast changes every morning and includes many different types of Indian breakfast dishes from various parts of India. Harish... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had a fantastic stay with Harish and his family. Warm welcome with delicious home cooked food, clean large room and comfy bed. Nothing was too much trouble, we went on the walking tour with Shasha (who was fantastic) and sunrise boat tour and both were excellent. Even everyone staying there was lovely!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Visited Varanasi in April 2015 with my 2 Elder Sister and Wife. Homestay was my 1st choice to stay in Varanasi after reading review in TripAdvisor I feel this was my right choice. 1st of all I would like to Thanks Harishji and Malikaji for making our trip memorable one. Rooms: Rooms in Homestay are best really felt like living... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I stayed here for three nights with friends in January. The hosts Harish and Malika make this a very special place. The room itself was on the first floor and was spacious, very clean and really comfortable with a good size bathroom. The hot water was reliable so long as the monkeys stayed away from the water tank on the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for writing a review for HOMESTAY. Thanks for staying with us and we hope you will be back soon. Team HOMESTAY More 

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stayed at Homestay for a day/night in Sep '14. Spoke to Harish on the phone before going there and he was very welcoming and helpful. A car was sent for a night pickup from the railway station...no issues. We had breakfast there and the food was good and simple. The bread they get specially made for Homestay is a... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write about your experience at Homestay. Wish to apologies to you for the inconvinience caused to you during your stay. As far as I remember Homestay has never had any incidence of complete Power Outage in last 4 years of its existence. We do have occasionally electricity cuts from the Govt but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My wife, my sister, and I stayed at Homestay for 8 days and found this place to be exactly the No 1 as recommended in Tripadvisor. Our purpose of visit to Varanasi was to perform our lifetime ceremonies and so sightseeing was secondary. Our stay with Harishji and Malikaji helped us focus on that purpose. All the rest was taken... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for writing a review for HOMESTAY. Not many of our guest have been able to describe Varanasi and HOMESTAY the way you have done it.Thanks for coming and we look forward to having you with us again. Regards Team HOMESTAY More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The family is wonderfully friendly and helpful, offering great service and amazingly helpful support for life in the astoundingly complex and vibrate holy city. Delicious super healthy homemade meals are cooked for breakfast and dinner daily,Tuktuk drivers are available for travel to the heart of the city and beautiful silks can be purchased at very reasonable prices in the on... More 

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

Dear Melissa, Thanks a lot for writing a review for HOMESTAY. Thank you very much, for coming and staying with us .Please come back again.Guest like you and your friend are always remembered and we shall look forward to having you both back at HOMESTAY Regards Team HOMESTAY More 

Katowice, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It is a perfact place to sleep at Varanasi maybe location is not best (a little bit far from Ganga river - 30 mins walking) but everything else makes up this little detail - it is like an oasis. I strongly recommend to use help of Homestay hosts for sightseeing trips, food was great but first of all the host... More 

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Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for writing a review for HOMESTAY. Thank you very much, for coming and staying with us .Please come back again. Regards Team HOMESTAY More 

Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Well, before anything, you need to remember that this is a homestay, not an hotel. Rooms are basic but functional, no restaurant but a wonderful home made dinner. The house is located in a quiet area, 15 min away of the river by tuk tuk, that Harish will organise for you at a normal price. And that's the best part... More 

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Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for writing a review for HOMESTAY. Thank you very much, for coming and staying with us .Please come back again. Regards Team HOMESTAY More 

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