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Sankatha Guest House

CK. 10 / 60A Manikarnika Ghat | Near Golden Temple, Chowk, Varanasi 221001, India
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Its close to the burningghat in the old City. Roms are clean. There was a Problem with hot Water. The rooftop is very nice and the food in the Restaurant is good. The straff is very kindly. Outside you can walk one minute to the burningghat. Everything is close. The narrows are small and its sometimes very busy.

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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

just few meters to principal crematory / little tricky to arrive the first time but almost every body knows the place so just asking is easy to arrive nice food in the roof restaurant rooms are OK / little hard beds the owner always trying to help and to recomend things to visit in varanasi

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Thank Alejandro G
Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The location of this guest house is very good, close to essential Varanasi landmarks like Manikarnika Ghat and Vishwanath temple. The owner is attentive and will offer you some tours. The food in the restaurant is good, and the rooftop is always a plus. You can also exchange money at standard fares.

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Pushkar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

the rooms of sankatha are very good ( clean, big and bath inside ). we stay 21 days and feel every day like at home... the food is excellent and the chef Ravi is a very kindly and wisdom person ;) location it's perfect for who want to live the real Varanasi... Manikarnika ghat is magic all the staff people... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

free pick up wasnt at the train station when we arrived . We emailed,txt and called them to make sure it was there. Finally get to guest house (not easiest to find) and the room we booked wasnt available.Tried to explain to the guy on the front desk. Not interested. By this time was 10pm so stayed the night in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We fully enjoyed our stay at Sankatha. The location is perfect if you want to understand the traditions that have been held in Varanasi for thousands of years. It's also a nice break from the hectic streets outside of the old town. I would not advice staying here with a narrow mind. The owner and his staff were all very... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Most important for me is to have clean room - even if I am in India or on burget. Here is great combination of clean rooms, good freshly made food in top-roof restaurant. With the service of quality. Also - great location to visit important sightseeings. Simply - did not expect so many good sides.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Helpful and friendly staff, really good and cheap food, the best location if you don't mind the smoke next to the main burning Ghat with processions passing by on the street. The room was tidy, nice washroom. Simply be aware of Indian commission culture, life's blood for many entrepeneurs. People offering to guide you to the guesthouse are paid to... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We spent three days in Varanasi and stayed at a modest Sankatha guest house. The location is perfect if you want to sense the unique athmosphare of the ancient way of life. The place is near the river just on the line to the main gremation ghat. The staff is friendly, there is hot water shower, wi-fi in the room... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stayed in the hostel for two days recently. It was a bit challenging to find it but with a bit of help from local residents we made it at the end. Sankatha is well located,ust few minutes walk from Manikarnika ghat. It would give you an excellent opportunity to explore the area and become familiar with funeral customs. Sankatha... More 

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