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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Having only just looked at previous reviews, we can only echo every single positive thing so far said. Our travel agent booked this place for us and we really had no idea what to expect. Varanasi is possibly the most chaotic place in the world and this haven of peace and love was beyond our expectations. Mrs Kapur we love...

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

So many thanks for using the excellent adjectives for us. It also gives us lot of satisfaction if our guests are happy and in this respect, you have been so kind to us. We certainly miss your sentiments showered on us. God bless you.

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed May 12, 2016

I was extremely fortunate to find this wonderful guesthouse at short notice, and stayed from 3-11 March 2016. I have found that accommodation in India often doesn't live up to its advertised hype, but Aashray more than does. I rate it highly on cleanliness, safety, space, calm - but what made it special for me were my host and hostess,...

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thanks Gail for such nice words mentioned about us and home. It is your encouragement like this keeps us to do better, if we can. We also miss your presence . Wish you the best.

Gardenstown, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 9, 2016

This was a great place to stay and we were there for three nights as part of a longer Indian holiday – We arrived in Varanasi by train which was delayed several hours with the result that it was well after midnight when we arrived at the Aashray Homestead. Kamal and Manju Kapur were perfect hosts and were there to...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed April 3, 2016

We couldn't be happier to have found this amazing homestay with the Kapur family. The house is located off the main street in a quiet location, perfect place to relax at the end of a long and tiring day around the intense Varanasi and the Ganges. We were a bit hesitant initially not to be closer to the river but...

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thanks a lot sir for such nice words used for us and it was pleasure to have you with us. We really enjoyed your company.

Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

If you looking for an peaceful place, contact to locals and delicious Indian food the Aashray run by Mr and Mrs Kapur is a very good choice. After a warm welcome (flowers, drinks) they provide you any information and support you during your stay in Varanasi. We joined a great morning boat trip as well as a tour through the...

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thanks Franziska for such nice comments for us. We really enjoyed immensely your presence in our place. We wish you visit us again in any your next visit to India.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed March 21, 2016

Mr & Mrs Kapur, the owners of this well maintained homestay, were excellent hosts during our 3-day stay with them in Varanasi. Mr and Mrs Kapur were incredibly knowledgeable about Varanasi, Hinduism, politics, and so on, they were a fantastic source of information for our first trip to India. Their expert local advice helped us navigate incredible Varanasi. Words cannot...

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

It was a nice experience to have you with us and we enjoyed your company immensely. Thanks for the good comments made for us. We really miss your company.

Mumbai
Reviewed February 28, 2016

We had an absolutely exceptional time with Mr & Mrs Kapur. They are very warm and thoughtful hosts. The room itself is very comfortable. Mrs Kapur has anticipated almost everything you might need in your room - for new airb&bers it made transitioning from a hotel format so much easier. Mrs Kapur's home cooked meals were delicious and the breakfast...

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thanks Soumil for such nice words used for us. We love you and Nidhi both and wish come again.

Reviewed February 25, 2016

Mr. and Mrs. Kapur (Hi guys!) were absolutely incredible to me (solo female traveler). It was nearing the end of my travels and I was getting fatigued by the whole process. They made sure I was well taken care of. Mrs. Kapur would insist I would eat regularly (time constraints and rushed itineraries were disrupting this), and personally cooked the...

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thanks Michelle for such nice review and guests like you encourage us to offer better and sincere hospitality.

Birmingham
Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

The owners are very warm and friendly people who can't do enough for you! It's in a safe area and close to the religious sites. The food was very good and the owner even took us sari shopping! If you're looking for a home away from home this is definitely the place!

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed February 16, 2016

Facilities: Great (clean bedroom, modern appliances, comfortable bed) Food: Amazing (home cooked north Indian, in ample quantities!) Staff: Amazing. The Kapoors were fantastic hosts and sorted out every aspect of our trip. Wifi: Didn't ask, which is a first for me (sorry!) Location: Great (close to Ghats with the help of the Kapoor's driver) This is an excellent option for...

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Thanks dear guests for such nice and encouraging words for us.People like you encourage us for to maintain home stay like this. You are welcome again.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aashray is in the heart of city, yet away from crowd. It's in a colony, but the main road linking the entire city is less than 100 meters away. Railway or bus station, temples, Ghats, shopping centers, mall, craft centers, restaurants, boats, hospitals and eatables, are all available within the radius of three kilometers of the house. Your Hosts: The Kapurs, are mixture of traditional and modern values. Mr Kapur, although a chartered accountant by profession is an avid reader of Hindi literature and devotes a lot of his time in keeping alive the beautiful culture of Varanasi. Mrs Kapur, with a graduation in Indian Classical music, is known more for her warmth and the magic she creates with the Indian veggies (you might almost forget your meats and fish for a while)! They have not forgotten their traditional customs and values but at the same time modern customs and values have been accepted whole-heartedly. Thanks to their interest in Yoga, history of India, local culture and traditions, they are able to share a lot and invite you to be a part of their lives for the moments that you are with them! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aashray

Address: 10 Gangapuri | Near Laxmi Cinema, Mehmoorganj, Varanasi 221010, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $60 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Front balcony.”
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