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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After two less than wonderful experiences in Varanasi, we stumbled upon Sankatha Guest House, and what a pleasant surprise that was. Upon entry, we were greeted by friendly staff and received exceptional service. The menu was expansive and in between each delicious dish (we tried many) we were repeatedly reminded of the 'fresh and clean' ingredients the chef was using.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Nice place at a low price. We quite a big room with a shower. There is a restaraunt upstairs with a view on the river and the buildings. The food was delicious and we had the room service, which we really appreciated! The Internet signal in the room was not very good, and there were a few shutdowns, but they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Very good staff with delicious and fresh food, near to the burning ghat and golden temple, the owner is very cooperative and tells you lot about Varanasi also, the rooms are comfortable and economical, free Wi-Fi available, having Ganges view from roof top restaurant

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Asansol, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Hello Friends, It's a pleasant hot & sweet experience in Sankatha Guest House, situated at 100mt from Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi... Continue shoutings of different Dead Body's co attenders, coming from Different cities even states. Holy pilgrimage ghat, continuous burning of about 100 deads per day.. Gullies, so called Famous small spider net like dirty roads around Kashi Biswanath Temple, about... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The room quite comfortable. Location very close to manikarnika Ghat (dead body burning ghat), but it's difficult to find, we have to ask someone to help us find this hostel and of course it's not free. Owner very helpfull, help arrange our tour, but refuse if they wanna take u to silk factory. The restaurant in the rooftop was good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Very well located (2 min walking from Manikarnika, the principal induist burning place over the world) and easy to find evethoug it´s in the messy and narrow streets of Varanasi´s old part. Good restaurant on the roof with nice food (incredible "coffee lassi", BTW). Good rooms (not perfect, not luxury ones, but good to rest and take a shower). Nice... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Room #308, people. It's the best. I stayed in Varanasi for 16 days, so to say I know what I'm talking about is an understatement. For those looking for a comfortable mattress, running hot water (don't worry, it warms up in the afternoon) or walls that aren't thin, look elsewhere. What Sankatha lacks in glamorous amenities, however, it gains in... More 

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Really kind staff who makes you feel like at home! The food is really good and really quick served (thanks to Ravi and Vinod!) Rooms are clean and comfortable and all of that at 1min of the Burning ghat. See you soon for Holi and "Two more" ;)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

The best part of Sankatha is the rooftop restaurant which you can get fresh made-to-order food lovingly made by Ravi and Vinod. Also the burning ghats are a short walk down the narrow passageways. If you happen to stay, I can only suggest a short stay as the hard, thin mattresses get harder the longer you stay and the hot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We welcome you to a quiet, comfortable, homely atmosphere, and hope you enjoy your stay with us. This budget accommodation in Varanasi offers fine facilities. 21 rooms all with attached bath, some with air condition. We are at the main heart of the city, absolute bank of the River Ganges, so any place and every spot is easily reachable. 'MANIKARNIKA GHAT' is famous for Burning Ghat, where Hindus burn body after death. At last but not least our services are exclusively traditional. We believe our guest as God in disguise. Situated in the heart of the ancient Varanasi close to the Golden Temple and Burning Ghat. Walking distance from Main Ghat and Main Market. 30 minutes from railway station/bus stop, airline offices, 1 hour from Varanasi Airport. If you desire to spend less for a comfortable stay, still live in privacy, style, luxury and elegance, with very simple but very comfortable and immaculately clean rooms, with/without attached baths/showers, running hot and cold water, western style toilets then this is it!! We have a little sitting arrangement for our guests where they come sit, share their stories, plan for the next day, drink and dine and have a whole lot of fun together. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sankatha Guest House

Address: CK 10/60-A Manikarnika Ghat Chowk, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $10 - $618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Sankatha Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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