Ram Bhawan, Kautilya Society Residence Reviews
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One of the best hostels ever. Right at ghats, spotless throughout, great breakfast and lunch and wonderful rooftop cafe. The showers are hot and beds are comfortable with reading light and lots of charging points. Great place to meet other travellers and it's also an ngo charity!! Incredible refuge in hectic but fascinating Varanasi
More than just an excellent value for money, this place just scores high on all fronts. It is one of the best hostels I have come across in India and has more of a "home feeling" than "hostel feeling". I wish there were more places like this all over India so that travelers have a place to rest and meet each other.
A very good hostel in the heart of Varanasi within 30 seconds of the river and run by very kind staff. There are no dorm rooms as you may expect in a typical hostel but it isn't a terrible trouble. The hostel provides breakfast and lunch which were excellent every time I was fortunate enough to eat in! Really, overall a great hostel that is most likely one of the most, comparatively, modern hostels in India.
Hard to find down alleyways with little signage Great place to stay Recommend
A little bit hard to find, even if you have GPS or 3G. Maybe a bigger sign next to the temple in the corner will be very helpful.
Hands down the best hostel in India... Maybe the world? Incredible homemade lunches for free and a staff that make you feel like you're staying with a family. The roof top terrace is so fun with beautiful views of the Ganges, and the cafe has some of the best espresso in Varanasi. I would come back to Varanasi just to stay here! Only regret is that I was only here for one night!
The mattress are just a thin layer of foam. That's mean that you'll be sleeping almost over a piece of wood
The Good: Location was superb. Building was a beautiful piece of architecture, and very clean. Breakfast and lunch included. The Bad: Communal toilet on my floor was next to the shower. Almost zero privacy in this bathroom. The Ugly: AFTER I had already settled the bill and paid, a man came knocking on my door at midnight demanding more money. Resolved in AM. Very stingy about minor things. Some staff very rude and inflexible. Korean guesthouse next door is 100rps/night. Stay there!
Ram Bhawan is well situated near to the main Ghats in Agra. The staff are a wealth of knowledge and are able to arrange many different tours. The residence is friendly and the roof-top bar/café has great daytime views of the Ganges.
An excellent base in Varanasi, with friendly helpful staff. Will definitely return.
Thank you for making my time in Varanasi so amazing, I'm not sure I would have had the same experience if I'd stayed elsewhere. Thank you to Amarnath for coming to meet me with the transfer driver at the airport, to Devashis for the awesome walking tour, and to all the staff for being so generous and making it feel like a homestay. The passion for the heritage of Varanasi was really great, and it definitely translates in every way.
Good place to stay, food was good and room decoration was fancy. But one of the staff was extremely rude to me after i checked out. We were talking in the room with my room mates, then this staff came and fired me from the room by showing the reason that we made noise. I had to wait alone about an hour till i left the hostel at night.
Nice hostel. Good environment and homey feel. However, the mattresses here are horrible. You will probably not be able to get ANY sleep. Especially if it's hot (no ac in most rooms). Great for meeting interesting people, but horrible if you need to sleep.
Beautifull stay in that hotel. Very nice and helpful people.
Amazing place in Varanasi! The rooftop café is the best place for an evening coffee and long chats. The staff are really friendly. The lunch is included and is delicious. This is probably one of the best hostels in India!
Very nice place, staffs are nice too! Very clean!
Is close to everything. The breakfast and Lunch is include and great. The Rooms are very clean, can recommend for everyone.
Superb location. Characterful home but lacking atmosphere. A bit expensive for services offered. It's not a hostel nor a study center. If you want something quaint in the heart of Varanasi, go for it.
Great place to stay... Everything you could possibly need, staff are extremely nice and welcoming, friendly and easy to talk to, free simple breakfast of toast and special mango jam, tea, coffee, fruit, and free lunch cooked by the lovely Indian ladies that maintain the upkeep of the place, making it very homely
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- Male, 18-24
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Location is good as it near the ganga river, you can see the sunrise on the rooftop, but it is pretty hard to find if it is your first time in varanasi. Room, bed, wifi, toilet, bathroom, etc. everything is good enough. My pants was broken and the staff even helped me to fix it. Wonderful!