Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 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.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 May 2022
    I had a wonderful time at Hostel LaVie. First of all, the facilities are top notch. The atmosphere is fantastic and somebody has clear put a LOT of time into making it a really nicely laid out hostel. Second, the staff are fantastic. They are always ready to help and provide information about Varanasi. I was able to book everything I needed to through them directly. They also can cook you lunch or dinner if you want (in addition to the usual breakfast), and they make it very tasty.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Feb 2022
    Great hostel! The facilitets were wonderful, the location is great and the staff were extremely helpful and kind. They also serve good food at very reasonable prices, there was always hot water and the overall vibe was great. No complaints whatsoever, would definetely recommend!
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Dec 2021
    Nice hostel at a great budget. Ambiance was awesome at the hostel. Room was perfect and clean. No complain about the staffs and the facilities. Totally worth it.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Jan 2022
    Fantastic hostel. Location wise. Rooftop, 2 common areas + one small garden + 1 tiny gazebo everything g so perfect. Owner and Manager are humble, prompt and always ready to help. Supporting staff is also helpful. A hostel which can accommodate families too and thatswhy it’s a no-nonsense hostel compared to many other hostel. I would love to stay again. Shivala ghat is more calmer and cleaner than the hustle- bustle of other ghats. Perfect!
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    15 Jan 2021
    Amazing place with all basic necessities available. Special thanks to Nandlal Ji for his guidance about city and Sudhir Ji for his continuous help and breakfast. Looking forward to visit again.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Nov 2021
    The location is good and I loved the free laundry service. About the negatives, I feel they should remove the night curfew. It's difficult sometimes to get back to the hostel before 10 pm. Also, there's no way to attend the morning Aarti as the main door opens after 6:30 am.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Dec 2020
    Had a amazing experience. Staff are very friendly and nandlalji is good host. Surely coming back
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    19 Mar 2022
    A good place and good staff but location is not so good..
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    17 Mar 2022
    Overall ambience was good. We stayed in girls dorm which was kinda disastrous. There was no proper ventilation system, the metal stairs to upper bunkers were uncomfortable. Lock of washroom was not working. In whole, inside the room was uncomfortable but outside the room was great. We had fun in common room. The interiors of the hostel were cool.
    India, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 4.0


    16 Jan 2021
    Approch road of hostel was horrible. Would never think of staying in this hostel in future. Infact after check-inn, immediately I left the hostel and booked the hotel. Not a great experience.
    India, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • 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