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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Me and my girlfriend had an amazing stay. The athmosphere is unique and the staff are very nice and welcomming. The place is cleaned daily which you get to apreciate, since Varanasi is a bit dirty (but beautiful).

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Ram Bhawan Kautilya society is an amazing place to stay and I will definitely stay there again when I visit Varanasi the staff made me feel like a part of their family, the food was delicious and plenty of it, and because of the communal dining area you can't help but meet the other guests which makes for a wonderful...

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Pittsfield, New Hampshire, United States
Reviewed December 6, 2016

I love Ram Bhawan! This was my second stay in two years, and both times I found the atmosphere inviting, the food delicious, and the space clean and quiet. I love the action of Varanasi, but it can definitely be overwhelming, so having a sanctuary in the middle of it all is so refreshing. I love the staff and all...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed November 12, 2016

We did have room for 2 with private bathroom on the top floor. Very nice room, lovely decorations, clean and very friendly. Bathroom is clean and nice. You do have here common breakfast and lunch which is very pleasant. Building is very old and you can feel it - but in a nice way. It really does represent the "atmosphere...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed September 28, 2016

The Guest house is more than a place to stay for a few days and leave.It is more like a place you wish you would come back to in the next years. It felt like home in every sense. The freedom you get and the laid back but happening atmosphere of the people in the gallies will rub off on...

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Reviewed August 30, 2016 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...

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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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...

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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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Bogota, Colombia
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...

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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: D 20/21, Munshi Ghat | Old Varanasi, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $13 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“All the rooms I saw were all very unique”
 of 5 bubbles nettlemypetal, Dec 31, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the riverside are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles rayc691, Dec 6, 2016 | Read review
“Last floor rooms are pretty nice.”
 of 5 bubbles cicihahakoko, Nov 12, 2016 | Read review
“I chose the private double and was amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles 456lilyw, Jul 11, 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms on top floor: good for sleep, bad for WiFi -- and bring your own padlock!”
 of 5 bubbles I6266XAjoshb, Mar 29, 2016 | Read review
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