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C-32/4, Vidyapeeth Road, Landmark: Gate #2 of Vidyapeeth University, Varanasi, India

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40 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 96%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Ideal location from Varanasi railway station, the staff is very helpful and friendly, a home-like atmosphere which makes you feel totally welcome, the premises are clean and filled with a positive energy. So far, the best place where I stayed in India during my 6 weeks journey as regards quality of service for a budget price. I would definitely choose this place, should I come back again! Thank you Ganga Ram, Manash and all the staff for making my stay so pleasant and easy :-)


Very helpful staff that makes you feel at home. Love that there is a kitchen you can use. The location is very far though. It's about a 40 minute walk to the ghats. You can take a tuk tuk but then you have to negotiate with overly aggressive tuk tuk drivers every day. Still, the place is nice and clean and peaceful.


It was an okay stay nothing special. The room got pretty cold at night. But for just a few nights it does the job, especially if you're planning on spending most of your time out anyway.

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Dear Guest, It is unfortunate that you did not find our hostel anything special, although it has been designed for 'independent' backpackers with refreshing original décor and 'pragmatic' facilities, most of which are free to use. Yes, Varanasi gets seriously cold, especially at night, on some nights between Dec-Feb. Maybe next time if you spend more time with us then you can feel the geniality and warmth that we are known for! Most of our guests get that experience day in and day out. It's sad that you missed out on it. Cheers, The ITH Team


everyone was very welcoming! Manash was very helpful and always willing to give us any recommendations. Location is great if you are looking to be near the railway station. I enjoyed my stay there a lot!

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Dear Guest, We are happy that you found the members of our team welcoming, Manash helpful and our location near the railway station to be great. But most of all we are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us! We will be looking forward to welcoming you again next time around. Cheers, The ITH Team


Manash Patel, the Manager, was fantastic. Extremely friendly and helpful. A real asset for the hostel. Manash was always very approachable and he was always willing to to a little bit extra to help. Manash really helped to make my stay at ITH very enjoyable. Look after this guy, he is a wonderful manager.0

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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at ITH, and that Manash contributed so much to your experience. He is indeed a great manager, and we will definitely look after him. If you return to Varanasi in the future, we would love to host you again. All the best to you! Cheers, The ITH Team


We really loved our stay in this hostel. The food is amazing! Everything is prepaired fresh and super tasty. And the manager Manash does an amazing job. He helps you with anything, always has a smile, a nice person to talk to. I think he makes the hostel work!

  • 28th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear Guest, We are so very delighted to know that you loved your stay with us. Manash indeed is a gem, and it is good to know that he took good care of you! We would like to extend a special thank you for recognizing that the delicious food we serve is prepared fresh using the freshest ingredients from the local market. As we strive to constantly improve on our services & facilities, please know that we will be looking forward to welcome you again next time around. Cheers, The ITH Team

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