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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.

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.

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Property Description

Located in the Old quarter in labyrinth of the vibrant alleyways , The Neela is the third chapter in the Bunkedup story , located a 1 minute walk away from the banks of the river Ganga next to an array of cafes and the historical temples and the Dasashwamegh ghat.

The Hostel features all standard amenities a 24 hour reception and Pod Style dorms with privacy curtains a private fan and reading lights, the rooftop terrace which has beautiful views over the old quarter and some chunk of the river Ganga.

The Hostel Has several common areas and a small cinema room that we call the Neela Lounge full of books so when you're tired of the chaos you can relax.

Here's Whats Free :
Free Wifi
Free Luggage Storage
Free Chai
Free Water Refills
Free Lockers
Free Movie Nights
Free Maps

Join us through the history.

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Cancellation policy: 2 days before arrival.
2. Check in from 13:00 to 23:00.
3. Check out before 11:30 noon.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash. Credit card is accepted.
5. Reception working hours 24 hours.
6. No age restriction.
7. Taxes included.
8. No pets.

This is the staff from the hostel and here are some tips and
Information to get you prepared for your adventure here in the majestic yet mazy city.

We’re positive that you’ll find this information helpful .

About The Hostel :

The Neela Varanasi Is located in the labyrinth of alleyways in the holy city of Kashi , next to an array of sights cafes and live music venues and make a great pit stop / home for you to explore the secrets and history of the majestic city.

The Neela Varanasi aims at providing for a platform for travelers to
Share stories about their epic adventures around India and the World .
Be it a trek in the Andes or a hard vipassana/yoga
Course up in the hills , all of that has one interesting story behind it and we and a lot of other travelers will be interested in it .

What We Provide :

The Neela Varanasi provides for different type of accommodations and sleeping arrangements .

We have POD Style Mixed Dorms with and without Air-conditioning in 6 and 4 bed configurations .

We also have a traditional bunk bed mixed dorm .

All our dorm rooms have shared bathroom facilities apart from the Ensuite and more premium female ensuite dorms .

We also have a few private rooms incase travellers want to enjoy the hostel atmosphere at the same time want some extra privacy .

All our beds come with lockers for use by the guests .

(NOTE : The guests have to bring in their own locks/padlocks )

Our Property is Wifi( even bedrooms ) but we firmly believe that if you talk to each other , you will find a better connection than a wifi connection

Apart from the In-house Cinema , the hostel also has a cozy and small multilingual library .
A generous set breakfast is included with every night booked which is served on our Rooftop Cafe , between 8:00 AM-10:00 AM ( we're strict with our timings ) .

The Rooftop is a highlight and has amazing views of the holy river Ganges , and serves a selection of food and beverage items from around India.

Also provides for a great social space where the hostel organises several cross hostel events so that there's always a great discussion / party happening sometime or the other .

We also have custom made walking tours which help you acquaint yourself with the Alleyways , food and the amazing history that the city of Varanasi has to offer at reasonable rates .

Hostel Rules :
Every hostel has some , here are some of ours :

We aim to provide a safe and happy working environment to our staff members.

All our staff members expect a safe and clean work environment , free from misbehavior and discrimination of any kind whatsoever .
The check IN/OUT times are : 1 PM - IN / 11 AM - OUT respectively and are to be followed strictly.

Linens will be changed for stays exceeding 4 nights.

We are a self-service hostel and though we have round the clock staff to keep the environment clean guests are expected to cooperate and help us in keeping the hostel clean .
Guests indulging in any activity deemed illegal such as possession/consumption of drugs (medical marijuana included) , prostitution or any such activity that may threaten the security or reputation or may cause disturbance to other guests shall be asked to leave , and if required physically ejected.

We strictly follow our “NO DRUGS POLICY” and we will handover the guests to the authorities (at the first sniff) incase of non compliance ( indian jails are scary and intimidating and would definitely spoil your trip).
Have an early checkout ? don’t worry our check in desk is open 24/7 .

The Neighborhood

We are located in the tourist district , " The Hippie Lane" next to the River ganges . The area is called Bengali Tola and is a blend of vivid colors , shops restaurants , cafes and cows .

We are located near all the major cultural sights and offer premium walking tours where we take you around the city and show the local way of life plus guarantee you tons of new friends through the journey .

Directions To The Hostel
We are located 7 minutes away from the Bank Of Baroda ATM at Dashashwamedh.

To reach us from the airport/station Ask the Tuk-Tuk/Taxi driver to drop you to Godowlia , where you will walk towards the main ghat and look for the Bank Of Baroda ATM , walk on the lane on the left on the ATM towards PANDEY GHAT , if you see the Bana Lassi , Baba Lassi and Bona Cafe on your way your on the right track .

We are next to the rani bhawani post office.

Follow the Boards on the walls around the alleyways we've got them marked with directions , just incase .


High tech electricity supply in currently not Varanasi's thing at the moment .

Varanasi experiences inevitable power cuts throughout the day , though we have power backup for most of our small electronic needs but due to the age and structure of the property we could not manage to fit a power genset , so any inconvenience is regretted incase of a long power outage .

We do not allow people with local ID's to check in (Varanasi and exteriors) .

Stay with us , explore with us , have breakfast with the world .

If you enjoyed your stay or have any feedback for us please share it.

Looking forward to have you here with us ,
Cheers and Safe Travels .

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2020
    We loved our stay at the Neela! It is in a great location, close to all the ghats, near a lot of good cafes, and right on the river. Our room was clean and very comfortable and the hot showers were wonderful. The staff is incredibly friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable of the area, they put together a cheatsheet of all the "things to know and see" in the neighborhood and are more than happy to help with any further questions. The Neela is a fun and relaxed environment, will book again! Dope.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Nov 2019
    The staff was so friendly that the city felt ours. Especially Surya is a gem of a person who’d go out of his way to help you out.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 May 2019
    Stayed at Neela for 3 Nights, want to specially thank the staff and owner of Neela, they are very helpful with a smile. Hostel has a nice view of the river from its rooftop. The rooms and linen are clean & cosy. Overall would anyday stay there again on my visit to Varanasi.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    21 May 2019
    The Hostel is located in the best part and aisle in Varanasi. Close to the Ghats, great cafes e restaurants around and extremely easy to walk around. Fantastic value for money and all staffs are amazing. I have stayed almost 10 days and I could not have chosen a better place for my budget trip. 100% recommend.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    18 Mar 2019
    This is the hostel you must stay in if you are in Varanasi. Doing away with all the commercial elements of other hostels, this hostel is one with character and a hostel to party. The owner, Sid is full hands on and one party animal. He sets up his DJ in the adjacent hostel (Bunkedup) at around 5pm and is relentless in his desire to let his guests have a good time. If you are young, want to absorb the spirit and the sheer craziness of Varanasi, then the Bunkedup/Neela is the place for you.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    31 Oct 2019
    Great staff Home away from home. Great AC Very close to all things Ghat Need help or a good friend; Prince is a trustworthy professional. As are all staff at Neela
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    20 Feb 2020
    Rooms are small & not cleans. Nice location
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Jan 2020
    The stay was good. Staff was courteous. The only issue was with the mode of payment. They did not accept card. They do not accept online payment methods like PhonePe or Paytm. They suggested me to use an online gateway for payement. Which charged me an extra 100? Why should I pay the gateway charges when I’m on a budget and the facility does not provide cheaper payment modes. This is very bad.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Nov 2019
    The bed sheets were badly stained and the ladders to the bunkbeds in the dorms were very sharp. I got a few gashes from climbing in and out of bed. Also there are no railings on the side of the Soviet style concrete bunks. I was scared of falling off in the middle of the night! The bathrooms were quite dirty and the toilet seat broken. Bring your own toilet roll as none's provided. The tours were very good and the staff extremely helpful. Don't think I'd stay again.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 4.6


    17 Apr 2019
    They're a fraud. Staff was not cooperative at all. Booked a room for 3days, had to cut short by a day due to change in plans. I called them to update, to which they said, no problem it's manageable, I don't have to worry. But they charged me for 3days. No cleanliness in room, stayed for 2days, asked reception to clean the room, nobody came even once. Bed sheet had holes made by cigarettes. Quits provided stink, couldn't use them. Broken toilet seat, had cigarette ash on walls. Worst ever stay!
    India, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi