Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 2 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

HosteLaVie operates a very lenient booking cancellation policies. The amount charged depends on the amount of notice given (see below).

Period before cancellation Amounts charged
More than 29 days Deposit
15 to 29 days 10% of total booking costs
4 to 14 days 25% of total booking costs
less than 4 days 75% of total booking costs

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School 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.


HosteLaVie - Varanasi

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

HosteLaVie is India’s first premium boutique hostel at backpackers' prices!
We know Hostel is more than cheap dorms, free wifi and hot water.

HosteLaVie is a cozy hostel in Varanasi (started January-2017) with around 80% open hang out space. We believe hostel should have running space, literally. We are the only boutique hostel in Varanasi which is right at the banks of Ganga. Every morning you can witness sunrise just from our roof top cafe. Why spend money for public transport or taxi?! You can go from hostel to Aasi/Ghat directly from your bed - no taxi needed! 

There is also a buffet style continental breakfast available everyday for less than a dollar. We serve bread, eggs, cornflakes, porridge and coffee. You could use the kitchen for mastering your cooking skills too. We have games at every floor and we know you need variety. We have 2 common area’s, 2 dinning area and 2 hangout spots. The entire hostel has no direct light to your eyes, we made in a way that the only light falls is where you walk.

Meeting people is very easy at this hostel while chilling on lounge pillows in the smoking area, drinking and playing Jenga inside our in house coffee bar, watching football match on big television and cooking meals in the kitchen. If you’re in the 'don't want to mingle tonight and just read a book mood, there is a cozy corner in every floor.

We have daily events like Photo tour, food walk, heritage walk etc.

High-Speed Internet, Wi-Fi

Breakfast, towels, linen
personal lockers in each dormitory

Luggage room

Food walk

Heritage walk View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 7.9

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2020
    Before I take a flight to Canada 🇨🇦 for work from New Delhi, Last travel lesson I learnt in Varanasi is always go by our own experiences and never ever try to believe someone’s opinion or experiences. I was told by someone that not to go to this hostel but still I took a chance. When Myself experience this hostel, It’s Amazing for such a low price including Breakfast, free laundry, free wifi, good people around and so much space. It’s one of the great 👍 hostel in Varanasi. Thank u Hostelavie 🙏😃👍💗
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2019
    Very nice hostel, great location, friendly staff and good breakfast, the free laundry was also really useful!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Mar 2020
    We stayed longer than intended at the hostel, due to the worsening situation, due to the corona virus We were made to to feel welcome throughout our stay The staff were really helpful
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    11 Nov 2019
    Good hostel. Would stay again. Location is a bit tough to find though.
    India, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.9


    03 Jan 2019
    Great hostel! I totally recommend it. Clean and beautiful designed, with wide common spaces and very quite. The ghatts at 5 minuts walking. I really enjoyed my time there.
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    16 Jan 2019
    Amazing hostel and super close to the water! Our only feedback would be that we received mixed information on pricing and timings of additional activities such as the boat trip, which we were told after the fact cost us nearly double of what we’d been quoted.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    03 Jan 2019
    Good location and good breakfast provided everyday. However one of the staff members wanted money in return for putting us in touch with his travel agent friend which we found odd as hostel staff are usually there to help and not try to make a side profit from you. Nice views from the rooftop!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    01 Jan 2019
    Our stay in a 4 bed private room was good. Some outlet/power issues, and using the bathroom to shower wasn’t the most pleasant experience, but the water was nice and hot, and we were given extra blankets when we asked for some. We enjoyed the breakfast pancakes and staff was always helpful :) Good restaurants and famous ghats are a short walk away. If you want to buy scarfs or saris, you must check out Sofee Saree Center out the hostel door and to the right!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Nov 2019
    This is a solid hostel. Tremendously difficult to find, but with a great atmosphere. Soap, toilet paper and hot water 👌
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    21 Mar 2020
    Manager and ambience is not there. He actually doesn't have any empathy for others. When everything is locked down,I was 22 minutes (9.52am)late for breakfast when I asked for it he rudely said that time is over. But staff in kitchen willing to provide for it unless I begged again from him. I checked out immediately.Common area is close to reception so manager play loudly television from mornings to night. When I repeatedly asked many times for toilet papers he simply didn't care. Sevice is poor
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Board Games
  • Games Room