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Ram Bhawan, Kautilya Society Residence Reviews

D-20/21 Munshi Ghat, Varanasi, India

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207 Total Reviews
  • 98%Value For Money
  • 98%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Wonderful experience, clean and in a good position to visit Varanasi. Fantastic lunch and a very good breakfast. Good service from and to airport and station.

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This is the best place that I stay in India.Good food,nice people. The house made special and beautiful.The roof top cafe is the best. Enjoy the quite in Varanasi.There ice coffee is what I want! It's very clean. Just the ground one shock me little bit. We arrive 5am so they arrange us stay in a room ground floor. The window just next to the street,so there is some mouse come in. It's something you can't avoid on the ground.But don't worry that's not the place you will stay!

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I loved it, the atmosphere was great, the people I met were amazing, it is very central but still quiet and peaceful


Located very close to the Ghats (1 min walking). Very friendly staff and a great opportunity to meet awesome people from all over the world and talk during a delicious breakfast or lunch. Filtered drinking water available. The atmosphere is rather not like in a hotel, but like at home.

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Home away from Home - A delightful experience! From check-in until the last moment at Rambhavan, I had a pleasant and memorable experience. Vrida Dar, Stephan, Shalini, Kamala and the rest of the crew made it sure to keep it that way. Thank you TEAM! When in Varanasi, Stay in Rambhavan. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Only difficulty was in finding the place by myself. Not a big concern, the map does help a lot. Its a bit overwhelming trying to meander through the streets to get there.. 2 thumbs up!!


Kautilya Society has to be one of the best hostels I've stayed in. The staff is very friendly, a simple breakfast and delicious lunch is included in the stay and the hostel is full of interesting people from around the world. What more can you ask for? There's also a water filtration system so you save 40 rupees/day that you would have otherwise spent on bottled water. The power is reliably backed up and there's good wifi and a wonderful rooftop view. Thanks for making me feel at home in Benares

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Chales, Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad that Kautilya Society is able to provide a home for like-minded travelers who join a combined effort to make the house a community of travelers. It is people like you who help us create a space that enables people to feel at home, where travelers are happy to start conversing on various topics and help each other. Best wishes, The Kautily Society Management


Very unique place! You should stay here if you're going to Varanasi. Friendly people, really cool rooms with authentic architectural details. The bathroom(s) are a little strange, especially the one on the first floor. If you want a more private shower, go to the second floor! They have full-house battery backups so during power outages you still have lights and fans. The included homemade daily lunch is really good! You might not recognize the food but you will be surprised how good it is!

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