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Shiva guest house

D. 20/14, Munshi Ghat, Varanasi 221001, India
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Ranked #23 of 151 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at Shiva Guest House for two nights and really enjoyed the stay. Location: It's the best location if you would like to be next to the Ganges river and the main Ghat where the night ceremony takes place. The only disadvantage is that it's not accessible by taxi or tuck tuck which means that the first time it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you pick a place based on location, look no further. Shiva guest house is based right on top of the main ghat. The owners are very friendly and go out of their way to offer advice on travelling India. Rooftop view is great and rooms have all basic necessities (some also with views of the Ganges). There is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

the location is a nightmare as it is through all the windy roads which the tuk tuks cant go down. but when you finally work it which shiva is the one you have booked it is worth it as the location is great. it is right on the edge of the ganges! The owners are so nice! When we arrived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Backpacking couple late 20's travelling India for 2 months. We stayed here for 2 nights, location is great may be difficult to find and be aware for same name places. The owners were extremely friendly and gave some super tips on varanasi and the next part of our trip. On check out they looked after our bags and let us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My friend recommended me this guest house. She came to this guest house when she was out of money, because she got ripped off by some "tour company." They treated her just like their family. That is why I decide on this guest house. After bearing with 16 hour train, we were exhausted, they kindly served us supper and were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed here for four nights in March, our driver had a lot of trouble finding it, but someone met us, and helped us with bags, its quiet a walk from the road through narrow alleyways, and in the dark you really have to watch where you are walking, re little gifts left by cows. The first room we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

For av cheap price we got a simple, but clean room 50 m from the gaths. Hot showers, and extra blankets, wifi in the room. We were all sick when staying there, and the staff couldn't be more helpful. They served us mild food in the room and made us feel at home.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Enough rooms will allows to stay simply. Rooms are small but cosy evening time is the best part of this place due to it located around a temple where most of the street crowd pass on that. It could be noisy but it can be ok . Staff us nice just need to improve their english for better understanding tourists.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stayed in Shivas Guesthouse for two nights. Once you have managed to find it (what is pretty difficult and only works with local help) the location is just 50 m away from one of Varanasis main ghats.From the rooftop restaurant you hsve a great view over river and the City. The staff is friendly and helpful. Unfortunately our room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The location of this place was perfect! Right next to the Ganges, and the rooftop view was incredible. Shiva, the owner, was incredibly helpful a well. He set up a private yoga session for my friends and I, and arranged for our airport transportation. All at reasonable prices I might add. Our room was a little warm, and when we... More 

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Address: D. 20/14, Munshi Ghat, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
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