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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on 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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Please inform us 2 weeks in advance if you want to cancel your booking. If you book the beds and dont show up, we will email you to pay the beds charge as we will be unable to sell the rooms after you have booked.
Check in time is - 1 PM
Check out time is- 11 AM

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


Monu Family Guest House

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Namaste !!

Welcome to Monu Family Guest House in Varanasi, in your service since 2004. Renovated from top to the bottom in the year 2017. Our guest house is a family run business, located right in the epicenter of the old part of Varanasi, 5 minutes of walk from the main Ghat, the famous Dashashwamedh Ghat where the evening ceremony Ganga Aarati happens everyday at 6/ 7pm approx.We are about 2 minutes of walk from The holy River Ganges , where you can visit daily and spend most of your time on the steps of river bank . The famous ghats like Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, and Meer Ghats are about 5 minutes of walk from our guest house. Yes, we are very close to the River Ganges.

We have 4 rooms to rent, 3 double bedrooms and one single room with shared bathroom. Our double rooms have en suite private bathrooms and one single room has shared bathroom with both hot and cold shower, free WiFi internet in rooms and comfortable beds. Please note that we have air conditioning in some rooms which cost extra charge apart from the room rent. We do get random power cuts, so in this case we have backup electric where you get 1 fan and 1 light working.In case of power cuts, the air conditioning and hot water may not work.

Monu and his family runs the business who are mostly available in your service 24hrs /day. Monu himself is a licensed tourist guide approved by the government of India and is a licensed tour operator , offers various tours like Walking Tours/Boat Tour/Village Tour etc. Email him directly to make the arrangement. His wife Gunja offers cooking classes to her guests.
There is a family restaurant in house where you can get breakfast, lunch or dinner according to the Menu with extra charge. Including it, we offer you free wifi internet service in rooms and around house, a free toilet paper, soap , towel, free hot and cold shower and a free city map.

We offer airport pickup and drop off services for our guest.

Licensed tourist guides approved by government for your safety. We don’t provide unauthorized guides as other do as its unsafe due to security reason.

Music Lessons and sells Musical Instruments

Walking Tours

City Tours

Motorbike Tours

Cooking Lessons

Hindi Lessons

Body Massage


Boat Ride

City Tours

Train Tickets and Flight Tickets

Money Exchange

Yoga Lessons.

Please note that if you arrive before our check in time, we have luggage storage facility for guests and communal washroom where you can take shower and relax in house while your room gets ready. The same applies after you check out. You can leave your bags with us and go around the city before you leave for your train or flight. You can use our communal washroom to be freshened up before you leave.

Note- That after you make a booking with us, you will get our email and phone number details through Hostelworld. Please email us directly for any changes or request you have regarding your visit to Varanasi. We will try to get back to you asap.
Remember that we don’t have any other chain or branch around India so don’t be scammed. Cheers !!

Our Check In time is – 1 P M ( 13 :00 HRS)
Check out time is – 11 AM ( 11 :00 HRS )

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2019
    We had an excellent time staying with Monu and his family. The location of their guest house is perfect for travellers looking to explore Varansi. They helped us find our bus and picked us from the airport and personally walked us to the house. Highly recommend that you coordinate this with them so you don't get lost in Varansi's small, windy streets! Thank you again! 😊
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2019
    Brilliant place to stay, right beside the Golden temple and very close to all the major Ghats. Monu was a brilliant host, nothing was to much trouble, organised a boat trip for us and gave us all the warnings we needed for seeing the burning Ghats. Great place to stay, puts you in the middle of all that is Varanasi!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 May 2019
    Monu Family Guest House was an incredible and unforgettable place during my stay in Varanasi. The location is unbeatable and the staff is soo lovely that you'll bond out really soon. the breakfast is delicious and the room has plenty of space. I'll recommend this friendly-budget hostel to everybody.
    Chile, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Jan 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay with Monu and his family. Excellent location. They were very kind and helped with any inquiries I had. Also, the breakfast included was a great highlight and started my day well! I would definitely stay again on my return.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Nov 2019
    Monu and his family were very welcoming and helpful. Breakfasts, included, and dinner we paid for were very good. Location is ideal, in the middle of old town Varanasi. Shower was cold but did not ask about it so may have just been our ignorance. Highly recommended.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Sep 2019
    Great location tucked near the Golden Temple and the river. The staff are friendly and the food is decent. My room was a bit small but it's good value for money. They also let me leave my bag and hang around on the final day before my evening train.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 May 2019
    Monu and his family run a modest but warm and comfortable guest house. His wife makes you great food, and they’re ready to help you however they can. Great value for money and great people!!!
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    08 Dec 2019
    A friendly family-run hostel in a great location for access to the ghats. Just get familiar with where it is located/use maps with GPS so you don’t have trouble finding it. It is good value for money, with a lot of complimentary services such as yum breakfasts, hot showers, a towel and ability to leave your bags and use the communal area/washroom before/after check in/out.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 May 2019
    A nice, clean, simple hostel in the middle of Varanasi. The private room was comfortable and met all of my needs. Manu was super nice and generally a great host - thanks for having me!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    08 Apr 2019
    Great if u want to be in the thick of it on a narrow street, a stones throw from the river. Monu is very relaxed and booked a 3000 rupee train ticket for me several months in advance without payment unitl we arrived. We had a walking tour with Vicky who had great English and is a really nice guy. Sunrise boat ride was good value. Room could have done with a bit of dusting. Highlight of guesthouse is Monu’s wife who is absolutely lovely and brings some needed warmth to the house. Try her Pakora!
    England, Couple, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi