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“Well situated budget hostel with character.”
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Yogi Lodge
Ranked #96 of 209 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Swansea, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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“Well situated budget hostel with character.”
Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Difficult to find, but thats because its in the heart of old city varanasi - well worth booking it for this very reason. Few minutes walk to the ganges and the main street. Get them to pick you up from the airport/train station when you arrive! They charge the same as any other taxi and it saves a lot of hassle when the other taxis don't know which hostel you mean!! Cheap and cheerful inside, food and drink the same proce as everywhere else around. Very friendly owner. Can organise boat trips etc. for you.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

In India i was visited over 8 guest houses, this one was one big disappointment. I spend here 2 days...dirty bathroom, no hot water (they said they have), paid wifi which works only in reception. First evening they don't have a electricity and wifi doesn't work by two days. When I ask what's happened, the answer was "This is India". Price for one night, 1000Rs. I honestly do not recommend this place!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

I was in Yogi Lodge for one week because I was sick. They took care of me like they were my family. Dada came with me every day to the hospital, he is very fiendly. The hospitality of this place is amazing.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

It was quite hard to find the hotel although we had it printed from google sattelite view. The hotel is full of Western tourists which gives you a feeling of finally being safe after crazy travel through labyrint of Varanasi old town streets, full of people, cows, stools and noise. Rooms are basic, staff is friendly. You have to pay extra for wi-fi. Main ghat is very close but it only means more people and dirt. I would recommend to choose a more quiet location, somewhere in a south of the old town where streets are a little bit less crouded, a little bit cleaner (if the word "clean" can be applicable to Varanasi), more good restaurants located, sellers are less anoying, free wi-fi is easier to find

  • Stayed February 2013
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Oslo
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

This hostel is perfect situated for a stay in Varanasi, just 10min walk from the Ganga river. The food was good and the staff was very helpful. They ordered tickets for us, showed us the city and were very friendly. The place has good wifi and is clean.

If you would like to stay here you should contact them. Then they will pick you up when you come to varanasi- this is important since there exist other hostels bearing the same name.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

This hostel is amazing value for money!! It's in an ideal location in the old city of Varanasi (where you want to be - don't stay in the new city). The rooms are very basic but bright and comfortable. We shared a bathroom which was fine as it was kept clean and had running hot water. There's a really nice communal area downstairs where you can meet people & have a cheap yummy dinner with a beer. There's wifi but you have to pay - don't get it ere as there are so many cafes and restaurants here where it's free and good. The only thing I'd say is the staff are a little creepy - we were two girls staying here and although we never felt threatened in anyway we had to be pretty assertive/ rude to get the staff (all male) to leave us alone and stop talking to us. If you're a lone girl be wary!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Jodhpur, India
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

The hotel itself is really good. The rooms are basic but clean and functional. There is a common area downstairs to eat and relax. There are communal showers and toilets which are clean and have hot water. However, sitting here did mean harassment by the slightly creepy staff. They started off chatting to us but would stand a bit to close for comfort and would read our texts/postcards over our shoulders. The manager was not overly friendly either.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Yogi Lodge
Address: Kalika Gali | Dassaswamedh, Varanasi 221001, India (Formerly Old Yogi Lodge)
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #96 of 209 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Yogi Lodge 1*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Yogi Lodge is situated in a peaceful, friendly old City locality of Dassaswamedh which is near the Main Ghat, 5 min walking distance to the Holy River Ganges, Temples & other Tourist Activities. Our guest house is 320 minutes away from Bus stand and railway station and 1 hour away from the airport. ... more   less 
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