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Shiva Guest House Varanasi Reviews

D20/14, Munshi Ghat, Varanasi, India

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100 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Great location. Staff very helpful and friendly not pushy at all. No lock on door but staff always around downstairs and a locked cupboard in room. Felt safe. Stayed longer than first booked. Would recommend 😊 great roof top views of river and town.


could not be more helpful ,gave us hot drink on arrival which we dearly needed. choice of rooms , which was clean, quiet and cool with powerful large fan. 1 min from ghat, central to all " main" ghats. good busy area market and tourist type and local eateries. (excellent coffee place 2 mins away) lovely friendly non pushy owners . when we checked out, let us leave luggage and rest there in the reception area till needed to catch late train. good and fair deal on sunrise boat trip. perfect


Charming hotel with an unbeatable location at the banks of the Ganges. The feel of a home stay, with the owner's family living on the ground floor who were usually very nice and helpful. The location is near the main ghat, and despite being initially hard to find, provides an authentic Varanasi experience with all its sights, smells, and sounds (light sleepers beware). The internet was entirely unusable for the duration of our stay; laundry took a frustrating 48 hours without notice.


This is a great hostel in the old city of Varanasi. It is small and charming! The owners are great, and gave us a better rom than we booked because there was some electrical problem in the other room. Recommended!


Good clean hostel wt great roof top view. Awesome location right in the old city, close to good restaurants.


Perfect location in the middle of the old center! Very nice owner who made me feel at home right when we entered. But beware of the monkeys, they stole our socks that were drying in the window.


This place is right on the popular swimming area and a short walk from most of the best sites. The rooftop is a literal ontop of the building with street monkeys and a great view of the River. The owner is well known and respected in the area for good reason and if you ask any shop owner they will point you in the right direction to find it. PlAce is relaxed and perfect for a stay in Varanasi. For India this place is clean, safe, and honest. You won't regret a stay here.


this is the great place to stay in Varanasi, the owner is very kind and friendly. I stayed in the private room, which is little bit small but it's pretty clean. It's like living with family, even this place it's small but it's comfortable. The location is good, near ganga river at the Munshi ghat.I At first you will find it's so hard to fine this hostel. Recommended.

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