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Homestay

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D-61/16, Sidhgiri Bagh, Varanasi 221010, India
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Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent host; interesting conversation. Room was spacious and clean. Food was superb. The weather in January (heavy fog) made our time there difficult to see many of places in Varanasi and Sarnath but the Homestay was a jewel.

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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Truely 'homestay'.Went with two friends. Excelente service.True empathy.Sleap for three nights.Provided transportation to Sarnath,boat trip, money exchange and breakfast.Gave us the key to enter at night.

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Dorris, California
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

HOMESTAY, tucked down an unassuming street, offers all the comforts you need: lovely clean clean rooms, private bath, laundry service, FABULOUS vegetarian meals (lunch/dinner optional), guides (highly recommended), drivers. All this in a very safe environment. Harish and his wife Malika provide an atmosphere of congeniality and mealtime is akin to attending a salon of world travelers. The bustle of... More 

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Hasselfree, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Dear Guest, For coming and staying with us for such a long time. Evan for us,me, Malika and our staff, inter acting with you and Judith has been a experience and we all learnt a lot from both of you. Thanks a lot. Regards Malika and Harish More 

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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's be honest, India has a lot to offer but it is a difficult travel destination for a typical American. Homestay offers you a safe, bundled experience in moderately upscale rooms with reliable guides who will escort you to around the main tourist attractions, then deposit you safely in the walled garden for meals and downtime. That's probably what you... More 

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Hasselfree, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write Dear Guest ! Regards Harish More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just read a negative review that someone has written and find it hard to believe how people can be so rude about someone who spends his whole day trying to make sure that all his guests have everything they need. Harish, his lovely wife Malika, and all their staff treated us like royalty during our 3 night stay... More 

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Hasselfree, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Dear Guest, For saving me from having my head examined....! Thank for taking time to write and appreciating our work. Please do come again and send all your friends and family to stay here. Regards from All of us.... Harish More 

sainte marie
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36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This guest house is run by Harish and his family. You feel like at home. You can have a good vegetarian diner for 300 roupies, transfert can be arranged and walking tours or boat tours can be arranged at the guest house. Very safe and clean place, quiet,not so far from the gaths where you can go walking in 20mm... More 

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Hasselfree, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks Dear Guest, Thanks a lot. Regards Harish More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Harish and Malika are the perfect hosts and made this, my fourth time in Varanasi, my best experience yet. The purpose of this trip was to introduce my teenage daughter to the joys of India, as she will be coming here to work for a year from this September and this stay filled her with enthusiasm. I'd definitely recommend this... More 

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Hasselfree, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks Stewart and Flora, For such kind words and taking time to write for HOMESTAY. Certainly will look forward to having you on board again as and when you come again to Varanasi. Thanks a lot. Regards Malika and Harish, AND Team Homestay More 

Ojai, California
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sad to say that I hated my stay here. My room was excellent. The meals were excellent. The silk shop downstairs was also very nice, with set prices. But there was a complete failure when I made a reservation to hire the Homestay vehicle for a half-day trip to nearby Sarnath for Rs1,000 (shared with 2 friends, Rs333 each). For... More 

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Hasselfree, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for taking time to review your stay at Homestay. Let me first apologies for the inconvenience caused by my behavior during your stay, but i would like to also clear certain facts here which you have conveniently forgotten to mention. First, you never PRE BOOKED my Car for Sarnath. You made only an inquiry regarding the cost... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I took my elderly parents for their pilgrimage to Varanasi last week of December 2015. I wanted them to have a quiet , hassle free and comfortable stay, so after lots of asking around and googling I decided to book our stay with HomeStay. Harish ji was very helpful right from the booking time. Harishji organised for a pickup for... More 

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Hasselfree, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Dhanraj ji, For such kind words. We are over whelmed and my staff, Malika and i feel, all the pain we go through in providing the excellent services to our guest is all worth it, after reading your review. Please come again with your family and friends to kindly give us a chance to serve you in... More 

San Diego, California
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My Harish greeted us at the gate of his homestay when we arrived in the crazy city of Varanasi. He is such a peaceful man and his thoughts and advise about our adventure in Varanasi were not only soothing but spot on. He personally showed us to our room which was plenty big and comfortable enough for a family of... More 

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Hasselfree, Owner at Homestay, responded to this review

Thank You so much Dear Guest, For such a kind review of your stay with your family. we loved the moments we shared with you both and your lovely children, whom you both have raised with such love and kindness. Please come again and send your friends. Regards Malika and Harish More 

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