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Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and sympatic manegers that can help you with anything Free boating fee sunrise and susnet and a amazing view from the roof with very tastey indian food Very ckise ti the maib byrning bodies gath I highly rocomend to go there

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Reviewed August 25, 2016

We arrived at the Shanti Guest House at late evening, thus we decided to eat something at the rooftop restaurant. Worst choice ever: we think the cheese or something else was rotten and we then experienced an awful night. Only few were not sick, the rest spent the night time in going back and forth from the bed to the... More 

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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The place is located really close to the burning ghat which allowed us to go there several times. It is only hundreds of meters away from the Pūjā ceremonies that is held every evening from 6:30 till 7:30 + It is not far from the Main Street either (yes a bit tricky to find but everyone knows it) The wifi... More 

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Reviewed September 21, 2015

The location of this place is great, near the stairs where they burn the dead. This has some side effects, like holes on the bedsheets burnt by floating ashes in the room, or loud reciting of ritual songs sounding from the river, it is kind of unsettling but beautiful, depends on your taste if you want it in your room... More 

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Reviewed August 24, 2015

Dont be put off, yes it is aged, hard to find and in need of a lick of paint, but for the price it can't be beaten. The management are very helpful, wifi is superfast and rooftop restaurant views are great, usually empty as well, great location close to the burning ghat (but not too close). Enjoy!

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Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Rooftop view is surely amazing, but avoid eating there. Hygien is just scandalous. Not even talkink about the dirty tables, chairs and local. We were served a raita (curd with vegetables) and parts of it were still frozen (how many times?). Plain rice was so cooked that it was almost liquid. And how surprising, we get sick next day. I... More 

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Reviewed April 26, 2015

Shanti Guesthouse is for Rs. 400/- per night so you get what you pay for. If all you need is a bed to crash in at the end of the day and would like to do it on the extreme cheap end, then Shanti Guesthouse fits right in. Carry at least 2 bed sheets with you (my personal travel tip... More 

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Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here as a last minute choice. We paid Rs400 for a room on the 4th floor, for ONE night. There is no lift and 8 flights of steep stairs to climb. All walls could do with a lick of paint. The room itself (409) was cold, the windows didn't close, no mosquito nets on windows or over the... More 

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Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Shanti guest house is a really good low budget option. It's what you would expect for a cheapie but the staff are friendly and will provide you with a hot bucket. Also the beds are more comfortable than a lot of the more expensive places I have stayed in. Ask for a river facing room so you can open your... More 

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Reviewed January 4, 2015

I stayed at Shanti guesthouse for 8 nights, in a big room with bathroom attached, definitely a great value for the price. Free boat rides in the Ganges included morning or evening. I ate mostly at their rooftop restaurant, loved their Talis and their staff is always very helpful. After a terrible scam experience in Delhi, this was a breath... More 

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Address: CK 8/129 Garwasitola, Varanasi, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $10 - $13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“Ask for AC room with Ganges view. Some rooms have private balcony overlooking Ganges so perfect 😉”
 of 5 bubbles 68sarahb68, Aug 22, 2014 | Read review
“Room 604 is jut above the restaurant and gets very hoooot in May. Maybe try lower floors if they are cooler.”
 of 5 bubbles 757katjas, May 28, 2014 | Read review
“Bring a padlock!”
 of 5 bubbles TylerS924, Dec 21, 2013 | Read review
“Don't take AC room as it is more expensive than normal room and you have nothing more”
 of 5 bubbles sap13marco_m, Dec 13, 2013 | Read review
“The rooms at the top floors are better”
 of 5 bubbles 685guyz, Oct 14, 2013 | Read review
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