We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shiva guest house

Certificate of Excellence
D. 20/14, Munshi Ghat, Varanasi 221001, India
Hotel amenities
Shiva guest house
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #21 of 170 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
juli872 Navi Mumbai, India
Add Photo Write a Review

87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    42
    31
    8
    5
    1
See reviews for
1
27
26
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (87)
  • Mar-May only
    (28)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (13)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (17)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (29)
All months
Navi Mumbai, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shiva guest house is very cleen and big room shiva is very Caind porson he is very help fool man he organije every think wander fool room and room with ganga wive and roof top you can shee sun rise and wive of Ganga near guest house restaurant arti plesh I mint walk to the Ganga if I come second... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Czech Republic
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stayed few days at Shiva guest house.It was not so easy to find, cause so many Shiva houses and lodges are in Varanasi and of course, ricksha caught us at train station and took us to other Shiva lodge because of commission. Then we found right one Shiva guest house. Nice, relax staying,with monkeys behind the windows.In May was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Castellammare Di Stabia, Italy
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Stay here, stay here! The place is spotless, it is right in the center of Varanasi and not far from anywhere you'd need to walk home late from (read: restaurants, evening ceremony, Indian classical music concerts etc), the food at the restaurant is fantastic, it's easy to meet other guests, there is a roof to watch moneys and kites on,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Shiva is a perfect host for your adventure in Varanasi. Try and get one of the better rooms and you will have no worries during your stay. Shiva can cook and provide services and place is clean. We had a great time and Shiva is an honest man. Michael from KY

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Unfortunately we had a bad experience with this hotel. Reserved a room for 800 Rps. When we arrived I asked to look at the room before doing the check-in. They showed me a room which barely fitted a bed and window to a wall. Cleanliness was okay. Nothing wrong with that in general - but for Indian budget traveler standards... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Shiva and his family have got a wonderful guesthouse here- they make you feel right at home! The rooms are spotless and the rooftop views are spectacular. Shiva was incredibly helpful and told us all about his home, Varanasi. All of the locals will help direct you to Shiva's Guesthouse so if ever lost down a lane, you'll soon find... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Some friends and I stayed at shivas guest house while in Varanasi and we all have nothing but great things to say about shiva himself and his place. It is very clean, in a great location and has a nice rooftop area overlooking the Ganges. Shiva went out of his way in every way to make sure we all not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

STAY HERE. This place has been absolutely perfect.the rooms are clean, and really fairly priced. We felt right at home as soon as we stepped inside. There's an awesome rooftop looking out at the Ganges and a nice restaurant to relax in. The location is right were you want to be, in the old city and close to the river.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London
Level Contributor
36 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Quite difficult to find but I think most places are near the river in Varanasi. Make sure you get in contact with the guest house in advance to get a specific drop off point to tell the taxi driver. We got dropped about a 20min walk from the guest house and then the person who helped us (and who had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Osaka, Japan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

the location was very good very central very things so we could work to most of the main sitert in varanasi realiy good restaurant located with minutes the bathroom was very clean and we have very good hot shower reliable hot water the manager was really help foo; and spoke very good english i recommend this plash

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

35 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (32)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
View from room (8)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Varanasi hotels
0.3 mi away
Ganpati Guest House
Ganpati Guest House
#1 of 62 in Varanasi
4.5 of 5 stars 1,425 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel Alka
Hotel Alka
#4 of 62 in Varanasi
4.0 of 5 stars 766 reviews
0.3 mi away
Shiva Ganges View
Shiva Ganges View
#3 of 62 in Varanasi
4.0 of 5 stars 146 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Palace on Steps
Palace on Steps
#23 of 62 in Varanasi
3.5 of 5 stars 289 reviews
2.4 mi away
A Palace on the River, Rashmi Guest House
0.1 mi away
Shivakashi Guest House
Shivakashi Guest House
#5 of 170 in Varanasi
4.5 of 5 stars 97 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay