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Ram Bhawan Kautilya Society Residence

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located 5 minutes from the river ganges, this hostel is right in the centre of old varanasi in the most happening part of the city, everything is close by. Also, the hotel itself is very clean and spacious, with a rooftop that overlooks varanasi, however the rooftop is unused by the hostel. The interior design of the hostel is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, colorful, simple, welcoming, good food, good chat, yoga, a place where you can share you experiences in Benares. You can feel at home as a family. Very good guest house for position and price! Thank you Ram Bhawan for all.. Carolina

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

if you want a benarasi flavour to your stay .... this is the place . Tucked away in a typical gulli & stones throw distance from the dasaswamedha ghat this place has an old world charm & retains its history well. Clean rooms & bathroom, fresh bedsheets, comfortable eating area, home cooked simple meals ,peaceful & tranquil environment and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is the best hostel we stayed in when travelling India, everyone is so friendly. The food is amazing. We felt always near help and always got the advice we needed. It was a perfect stay and I plan to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

I liked the hostel very much! Shaline, the hospitality manager is very nice and helpful. She bought the train tickets I needed and gave me the required information about the city. The room was very comfortable, pretty decoration and wonderful fans that are very important in such hot city. The shower and toilet are good. The much is delicious. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Ram Bhawan is hard to find, sometimes they staff are too busy to unlock the front door for you and the WiFi doesn't work on the top floor. Still, this was one of my favourite stays in India. It just takes some time to appreciate all Ram Bhawan has to offer. The hard-to-find location? Great for security and a peaceful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with friends for three nights. The location for ghat access is fabulous - just steps away. Finding it is tricky as it is about a 10 minute walk through congested alleys but they will send a staff member to meet your taxi/bring you back to a taxi pick-up spot if you want. Our room was comfortable and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

It was my first ever trip to Kashi with my school friend. I had no clue what to expect out of Varanasi or where to stay. Ram Bhawan was recommended by my sister's friend. I stayed here for 3 nights and 4 days and shared a room with with my school mate. My pleasant stay at Kautilya Society Residence was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

I booked this hotel based on the online reviews, which were quite positive... How anyone could say something positive about this place is beyond me. My experience there was horrible, I was supposed to stay 3 nights and I left after only one (went to to Hotel Ganges View instead, which was way better). - I read that the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

One of the best hostels I've stayed in. The rooms were clean, the food was well prepared and tasted great, and the staff were very friendly. During our stay we booked a boat via reception. The next morning our boatman met us at the door and walked us to the riverside before taking us out in the water for an... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ram Bhavan is the hospitality structure of the Kautilya Society. A four floor building architected in a traditional style in the historical area near Dashashwamedh Ghat, with a terrace with a wonderful view on the river and the city. It is the residential facility for members in Varanasi, providing accommodation with half board and lodging throughout the year. At Ram Bhavan members can enjoy the warmth and protection of a family-style environment, as well as the good and reliable meals of our personally-trained cook. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ram Bhawan Kautilya Society Residence

Address: Munshi Ghat D 20/21 | Old Varanasi, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $10 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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