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Shiva guest house

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D. 20/14, Munshi Ghat, Varanasi 221001, India
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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Shiva and his brother offer welcoming, friendly rooms with hot water in this quiet location within the busy back lanes of the old town yet just minutes from the ancient ghats and the Ganga. Good home cooked food is served in the rooftop restaurant where you will meet fellow travelers and enjoy the river view. We booked for 2 days... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's good to experience guest houses like Shiva's once in while. Good host, good location in the middle of the ghats and of 2 crematories + near the Arthi ceremonies. Rooms are cozy and comfortable, but the only problem is that from the room I was in we could hear the town noises which might awake you. You would be... More 

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Longford, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely owner who gives excellent advice on activities in the area. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Excellent cooked meals are offered every night in a hostel type environment in restaurant. Great place to meet backpackers. Good views of Ganges from rooftop. One minor negative is that doors are locked at night and if want to get out early in the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This guest house is awesome and there are several reasons to stop here: the hosts are very warm, friendly and helpful, the food is amazing and cheap (awesome rice biryani for 80rp, huge pot of ginger honey lemon for 60rp...), and the guest house itself is nice (roof top, several floors, warm water in common bathroom!). We paid 800rp for... More 

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Thank Gross D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were sleeping at a hostel in varanasi which was way more expensive than this guest house, and worse service. I wish we could have been in this guest house. Our friend was staying here and we just wanted to pick her up to see varanasi but shiva asked us to stay with him for dinner for... More 

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Thank willem h
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights in Varanasi at the guesthouse. The location was fantastic, a minute away from Mushni ghat. The room itself was spic and span clean, spacious and nicely decorated. The terrace above (right at the top) offers sweeping views of the Ganges. But what really made this a 5-star experience was the care and attention Siva and his... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Shivas guest house is situated down a small alley way in the heart of the action. An airport taxi can't take you all the way so make sure you ask your taxi driver to either walk you or get a friend to walk you through the alley ways the fist time round. The location is unbeatable, 1 min walk to... More 

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Thank YaniJoseph
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We booked 2 nights at the Shiva guest house and ended up staying for 4. This is one of the best places we have stayed during our travels. It has views of the ganges from the rooftop and restaurant. The rooms are very clean with nice hot showers. The guest house is run by an amazing family who are extremely... More 

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Thank Captain C
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Shiva was a fantastic host at his guest house. The rooms were clean, with good showers and WiFi and the hostel was one minute from the Ganges. The beautiful homecooked meals on Shiva's rooftop restaurant were a real highlight. Shiva sat around with the guests and was happy to discuss Varanasi, India and life. Shiva also went put of his... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I would recommend this lovely, clean guest house situated on the River Ganges. The rooms are big, with views of the river. Our room had a small balcony and a brilliant & striking mosquito net over the bed. The station pick up/transfer was great, as we were met on the platform so weren't pestered by the tuk-tuk drivers when leaving... More 

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