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“Terrible hell hole with a good view!” 1 of 5 stars
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Vishnu Guest House
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Vishnu Guest House
Hampi Main Bazar, Varanasi 583239, India   |  
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Ranked #107 of 137 Varanasi B&B and Inns
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Terrible hell hole with a good view!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011 via mobile

We walked to find this place based on a recommendation in our rough guide and yes the location on the Ganges is great but the rooms are ridiculously over priced as the are dirty prison cells... and we are used to staying in the most budget of accommodation! The sheets were dirty and the 4 rooms we view were damp and filthy! We could almost forgive this if the price was in line but they are not, the hotel is obviously cashing in on their guidebook status and pushing prices up. Worst of all is the lazy brut of a man who greets you - he can barely be bothered to stand up and in fact with his head in his wife's lap pointed us to check the rooms ourselves quoting an initial high price which he was obviously chancing his luck with. Hungry we decided to have food before heading to look for another place we sat down in the restaurant to which he walked to around 50m from our table and shouted hello, hello quite aggressively waving the menu...customer service clearly not his priority. We then had to find him to ask to order (asleep again) and he directed me to the kitchen round the back to collect our own drinks etc. We found the whole experience so awful that it was comical! That guy needs to be replaced by someone less lazy, more focussed on customer service and then this place could be worthy in the guidebooks as a very basic last resort with a great view from the terrace.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2010

Have a lovely family running guesthouse. Rooms very varied. Popular place to stay, right on ghat. Has dorm as well.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hampi Main Bazar, Varanasi 583239, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
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Ranked #107 of 137 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi

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