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Shiva Guest House Varanasi Reviews

D20/14, Munshi Ghat, Varanasi, India

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60 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Good location but very difficult to find


fantastic accomodation with cosy rooms and lovely staff. it's clean and perfectly situated. great view from the rooftop.


The service of the owner of the hotel was great. Nice view from the rooftop. Food in the restaurant was good too. Rooms are small and basic. Location is very close to the Ghats, coming from the airport the taxi leaves you about 15 minute wall from the Guest House, somebody from the town guided to get there. You will see a lot of monkeys.


The hostel is ok but not worth the money. The ac rooms are ok but you can get rooms without ac a lot cheaper.

  • 7th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Shiva Guesthouse was so welcoming- on our first night we arrived late but the staff knew we'd be tired and made us dinner, which was so lovely. They are really amazing cooks! We were in Varanasi to celebrate Holi and the staff put on a massive party for us on the rooftop, we saw them preparing all night beforehand, and the whole day was such fun. They worked tirelessly to give us the best experience. Staff are really friendly, felt like returning to old family friends.


so many Japanese guests


Great guesthouse in the best location of Varanasi. Closely managed by a lovely family who is always very kind and available for a good chat. A plus is the terrace restaurant with delicious fresh food at any time at honest prices. Definitely recommended!


The guesthouse was a little hard to find but once we worked it out all was good. Everything was as we expected having been in India for a while. Nice and close to what we wanted to see.


- Very pleasure, I liked a lot. Congratulations.


This is a great plavce to stay in Varanasi. Literally 2 mins from Munshi Ghat and the river. The restaurant is good and really cheap and the views from the roof top are stunning. Great atmosphere and very helpful staff!


Great place


The Staff very helpful and nice


Good location, close to Ghats. Restaurant on the roof was very cheap and the food was really nice. Enjoyed our stay.

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