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Shiva guest house

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D. 20/14, Munshi Ghat, Varanasi 221001, India
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Ranked #23 of 167 Varanasi B&B and Inns
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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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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shiva Guesthouse is an awesome place to stay! Shiva and his brother treated us like family and made our Varanasi experience amazing and affordable! Great food here too and cool views of the river from the roof top restaurant and some of the rooms. Some people even came from other guesthouses to eat here because they heard the food was... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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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

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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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 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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 

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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 

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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 

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Osaka, Japan
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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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I spent 4 nights in Maharsja toom at SHIVA guest house. I have only superlatives: Located in the best spot pissible, managed by a kind and lovely manager. The place is clean, the rooftop restaurant is lovely. Overallb highly recommended. (Doron Matar) וגם בעברית: גסטהאוס מצויין

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