Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

The House of Gypsy (HOG) offers a soulful and spectacular immersion into the spirit of Varanasi. We do our best to provide quality accommodation and all the necessary vibes in a city that can be eccentrically addictive.

Be it the effervescent narrow streets that zig-zag behind the ghats, the rush to see the evening light ceremonies, the sizzling street food, the all year round celebration of festivals, ancient mansions or the long boat rides along the stretch of ghats by the river Ganges - We have it all covered and are full of such experiences that are nothing short of intriguing.

***Property Policies & Conditions:

1. Cancellation policy: 2 days before arrival.
2. Check in from 14:00 to 23:00.
3. Check out before 11:00 noon.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash only.
5. Reception working hours: 24 hours.
6. Age restriction: All guest need to be 18+.
7. Taxes included.
8. Breakfast included.
9. No pets.
10. Curfew: Guests should be quiet after 24:00. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Dec 2018
    Prefect stay!
    Spain, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Oct 2019
    Super friendly staff, always ready to help and there's always someone around. They helped us out with all questions and even with a rickshaw ride so we wouldn't overpay. Our room was nice and tidy, a/c was amazing. And the price really good. Good building in general with nice rooftop area and the showers are good as well. Only thing I feel has room for improvement was the serving size of the breakfast, a bit too small. But it's free so it's still okay and didn't change the experience :)
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    10 Nov 2019
    Great location, only about 10-15 minute walk to some of the most popular ghats. You can still get dropped off by a car here unlike other hostels. Staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and were happy to give advice or even just talk about the history of the area and Hindu. Breakfast was pretty good with a nice omlette, toast and bananas with plenty of chai to go around. Shower in the room was awful but the rooftop one was great and more than made up for it. Great place to chill out.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    11 Apr 2019
    Staff were great. Rooms were tiny - far too many beds for the space (which was our main problem). Rooftop was nice and staff very helpful.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    22 Jan 2019
    Location right in the centre of Varanasi, placed in between buildings so no noise from honks. Excellent staff and excellent tours they offer! Great Wi-Fi! Space for relaxed calm and space for louder noise. Unfortunately not always hot water. Breakfast is simple. This is India.
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Feb 2019
    Place offers female dorms with good mattresses and curtains, but generally they are a bit smelly and dark. Rooms are not to be locked but they have lockers to store your belongings (but what’s the point of a female dorm then?). Bathroom is poor but hot water is running! Staff is nice (the girl who does the breakfast) and helpful but they canceled the food tour when I stayed there cause they didn’t have people to run it. Breakfast is poor when you don’t eat egg ...
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi