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“Awesome guesthouse !! Highly recommended for Varanasi !”
Review of Rahul Guest House

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Rahul Guest House
Ranked #23 of 224 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 20, 2014

First of all, many reviewers said that the location is far from the old city. In fact ... it is quite far. You need to walk for 10 minutes to go to Assi Ghats. BUT ... I love its location. When you visit Varanasi, you will notice that Varanasi is really a dirty city. I've been to India couple times and by far Varanasi is the dirtiest city of all of the Indian cities that I had visited. And by staying far off the old city, you were avoiding the dirtiness of the city.

So Yes ... it is far .... but you will have cleaner environment ! I rather spend some money on Auto Rickshaw or boat to travel to Assi Ghat and other Ghats rather than walking.

The room is by far one of the cleanest room in India. The room is spacious and comfortable. Please make sure that you read the room description when you booked through Agoda or Booking.com because some of the rooms are without AC. I accidentally booked a Three bedroom but it turned out to be non AC. I upgraded the room into Superior Best Gangga View, the best room that they have, its awesome !

The AC is cool, the bed is quite comfortable. The room is really clean and spacious, the bathroom is spacious as well.
Electricity were out for several times, like as in ay other hotels in Varanasi. It seemed that Varanasi has power outage problem.
Mosquitoes are really a problem in Varanasi. As you guess, the Varanasi river is really dirty and the mosquitoes are everywhere. Better to have bugs repellent when you sleep or go out at night.

Dungs and dust in Varanasi are crazy. Bring a mask if you love your lung. Riding an auto Rickshaw in the afternoon and at night means you need to face dust and horrible auto exhaust.

The staff and the owners of the hotel are really kind and very helpful. Really appreciate it !

The restaurant in the rooftop is quite nice in the morning and afternoon. At night, you will have mosquitoes problems of course. The food is not the best but you will not have any other choice since there is no restaurant nearby.

Overall, I'm very satisfied with my stay in Rahul Guesthouse. If you visit Varanasi, I say that Rahul Guesthouse is highly recommended !

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

Fairly expensive hotel for India, location at the end of the Ghats is ok as it is quiet and great view from the rooftop of the river. Negative of this is that it is a fair way by walk from anything and you have to go past 'pooh hill' and very smelly creek on the way which makes it an unpleasant walk. Rooms are well decorated and reasonably clean although the perpetual Indian problem of having wooden doors on bathrooms that get wet from the shower means that some rooms have problems with mould growing. Apart from that really good. Rooftop restaurant had some issues while we were there, 1. we were in a large group and they don't want you to pay at the restaurant, rather prefer to put everything on your room account (difficult when they also only want to give you one account for several rooms at the end of the stay); 2. if you tried to pay downstairs as you go there was never any change; 3. food is very bland and uninteresting considering the wonderful cuisine that can be had other places in India. Advertises that you can pay by credit card but 'out of order' when you want to actually use it. Staff and owners very nice and helpful but would need to fix some of these teething issues before I could really say that it was a great place to stay!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

We visited Varanasi from 8.3.2014 to 11.3.2014 and stayed at Rahul Guest gouse. It is located away from city's buzz and on the bank of River Ganga. Rooms and attending persons were very good. The hotel management arranged for boating trip in Ganga River, local trips to Allahabad ( Sangam), local temples and air port ( to & fro) pick up. Food is okay. Our overall experience with them is very good.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Stated for four bites. Rooms were clean and we'll serviced. We spent a lot of time on the roof top with great views of the Ganges. The food here was good. Attentive staff. We took up a couple of tours on offer by the hotel - they were okay but seemed to just tick off on the tourist spots. There is scope to tailor these for small groups such as ours. But overall we were happy with our stay in Varanasi!!

Stayed: March 2014
Thank Jo M
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Really respectable and decent people here. The family who run it are honest and very informative on the area.

Trustworthy and employing very helpful drivers for day trips who put your safety and enjoyment first.

They have a lovely restaurant on the roof and even do money changing for you at a very reasonable rate.

Matthew,
London

Room Tip: With A/C is best.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Stayed here end of February. It's at the end of the Ghatts so it's peaceful, and it's nice to walk the length of the Ghatts to take it all in as we only stayed here 2 days. The staff are very helpful and even posted my postcards for me which arrived well before we arrived back home. We enjoyed our stay here even though the weather wasn't good, rain, misty and cold. The views were great and our bedroom overlooked the Ganges.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

it is placed at the bottom of the Ghats in fact a ten minute walk to the first one. The people that run it and staff are very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are all new and a good size. The view from our room was amazing and the view from the roof top restaurant again amazing. only down side is the hotel is new and there are few bits that look like they need finishing.. others wise good to be just out of the hussle and bussle of varanassi and the views are stunning.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: N1/15 Rahul Guest House D - 10 | ( Near - Ravidas Park ), Varanasi 221005, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 224 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi
Price Range: $14 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rahul Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rahul Guest House is walking distance from Assi ghat, Monky Temple, Durga Temple, Manas Mandir Temple and Banaras Hindu University. Guest House located on the bank of River Ganga. ... more   less 
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