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Ali Baba Guest House
Ranked #98 of 229 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 24, 2014

We wanted to stay close to the ghatts, this is it. Yes, it is hard to find, but in the old section of town nothing comes easy. Rooms were clean, breakfast good but what places this one above all the rest is Aki - the young owner. When we asked for red wine - he sent his stay tobuy it for us at local prices. Our tour guide had an emergency in his family andAki became our guide for the day. We wanted a sitra concert and he got his friend to paly for us. The Friend it turns ours tours the world playing sitar. Just ask Aki and he will make it happen. Be ready for an all out attack on your sense in this city but Ali Baba is your refuge in the storm.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Good value and genuine prices, good location, tucked away in old town- other places next door are much more expensive. Aki the owner is one of the nicest guys I met in India, would always be happy to chat and help out when booking. Even gave me a lift on his bike when I was going to the airport.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Room is neat and ok to stay but there is a problem with hot water. Bathrooms are not facilitated with proper hot water geysers. They don't work properly. Major problem with this hotel is the distance at which it is present from the main road. You will find lot of very narrow curvy pathways to reach this hotel which is very difficult for us, as we had to carry luggage. Apart from the above, the hotel's management has been kind enough in resolving the issues.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Good value basic accommodation. Friendly staff. Hot water. Good location to ghats. Noisy at night when other travellers sit at the tables at the end of the corridors but not a huge issue. Just a bit difficult to find when you first arrive!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Guest house located in world heritage area in vicinity could not help much when it was raining all through my stay at the holy city of varanasi. as a result first the electric poles short circuited leaaving the whole city in darkness. Battery operated power generators never got opportunity to recharge. Water pump did not work without elecricity..all was chaos.. Hotel just remained helpless

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

My friend and I stayed at Ali Baba Guest House for 4 nights in a Non-AC double room. The room was neat and modest and the staff was quite welcoming and helpful. Seldom does one find a no-nonsense attitude in people and personally I felt the attitude of the staff was professional yet very genuine. For their prices I'd say their service was satisfactory. The most attractive quality of the place is its location which is very close to Dashashwamedh Ghat and buried in a very interesting web of narrow alleys which my friend and I spent quite a while exploring. We'd both recommend this place to other travellers.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Read about this place on Trip Advisor and so glad we did! Despite being completely tucked away in old city (maybe hard to find without a guide), it was wonderful. Clean, hot water 24hrs, attentive service, and right in old city (good shopping, and restaurants everywhere within walking distance) and 2min from the ghats! I would highly recommend for the price, and would stay again for sure.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Munsi Ghat Bangali Tola, Varanasi 221001, India
Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #98 of 229 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi
Price Range: $12 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ali Baba Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
My hotel has 12 rooms, WiFi free. Clean nice room you can enjoy and feel like home away from home. Restaurant - breakfast free. ... more   less 
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