The room I stayed in, 203, has a wonderful view of the Ganga, both through the windows and the balcony. Large room, incl TV and AC if you want to pay for it, and fine bathroom.
The guest house is situated in some back allies near to the burning Ghat. As a solo female traveler, this was a big downside. Basically I would be walked home each night by my friend as I didn't really feel safe, especially considering during my stay I heard of a case where a girl was mugged around the corner.
The guest house has a curfew, 10:30pm which isn't uncommon in India, however when I rang to say that I would be late that night, as I had some celebrations with friends I was told that is ok.
When I arrived very late, and rang the bell, the manager/(owner?) basically stood there for 5 minutes giving me grief, leaving me standing in the street before reluctantly letting me in. After this incident he was quite rude and unfriendly for the next few days, so I checked out and into a new guesthouse, closer to the Main Ghat, without the hassle of the winding, dark allies, and where the staff made you feel welcome, no matter what time you arrived.
I stayed at 3 guest houses in Varanasi, and generally there are positives and negatives for each of them.
I wont be staying at Mishra again, because I realised there were better places in better locations, you just need the time without baggage, to walk around and look at a few.
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