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
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Zostel Varanasi is a top-rated, rustic but exuberant backpacker hostel - perfectly mirroring the spirit and essence of the old, hallowed city of Banaras.

Located right in the heart of the city and yet not far from the Ghats, Zostel Varanasi provides the right comforts one looks for. A place to relax amidst the chaos of the city, we offer mixed dormitories as well as the female-exclusive ones. If the dreamer in you is calling out, we’ll hear it well. Every day in Zostel is happening, complete with doses of laughter and experiences. Chill out with the coolest set of people from around the world and travel without hassles.
Before your mischievous minds starts wandering far, let us put one thing real straight, We take the comfort of each and every traveller very seriously.

Also, if getting intoxicated is all you’re looking for, we urge you to look ELSEWHERE. At Zostel, we’d rather pass and share episodes. ;)

Our friendly local staff will help you plan and explore the magnetic pull of Varanasi's old world charms, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Varanasi, with its narrow alleys and tasty street food will make you fall for it.
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2019
    Great hostel. Highly recommend the cheap and hassle free sunrise boat voyage. The staff were great, some lovely aloo jeera in the Rooftop cafe thing, and special shout out to Raz who lent/gave me some flip flops after my shoes were devastated in a bout of monsoon madness.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2019
    Good location to explore Varanasi, it's really chilled out
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2019
    This is my first time staying in Varanasi and I am happy I chose to stay here! There is a common area on the top floor which is very nice and comfortable to chill. Staff are welcoming and friendly. Everything you need 😁
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2019
    Such a fab hostel! Raj was so helpful with check in and explaining where are the best places to go and giving us all the insider tips. The common areas are really comfy and have lots of really friendly other travellers along with a tasty cafe on the top floor. Rohan was really fun and friendly and made you feel right at home. Anishka’s tours made the history of varanasi even more enjoyable. Wish we could have stayed longer!
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2019
    Zostel Varanasi was great. They provided many excursions to see the city. Anshika was especially great! She was very helpful and did some amazing mehndi for us!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Jul 2019
    One of the best hostels I've been to India. Ticked all the boxes and made my stay in Varanasi. Special shout out to Raj and Rohan- you guys rock.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Aug 2019
    The place is awesome, good staff (Raj n rohan), clean environment, good vibes. The community dinner organized was fingerling good, the place has a good roof top space, the only drawback is the location, one can easily get lost if its not for the Navigation (not to mention the infamous banaras ki galiya) overall the trip vwas awesome, had great fun and a good memorable stay.. Regards, A & N
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Jul 2019
    As a solo traveller Rohan and his amazing team Anshika and Raj all made me feel so welcome, I stayed only 3 nights but felt at home from the moment I walked in. Location is within walking distance of the main Ghatt and if you are lost for things to do the team will help you plan your stay and arrange tours for you. Facilities offered are everything you need with nice communal areas. I would absolutely stay here again.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Jul 2019
    Chilled out and friendly staff. Clean bathroom and dorms. Efficient Air condition cooling all day and night long(except when there is a power cut which was minimal). The upstairs cafe on the terrace exudes a certain breezy and calming vibe where you can get a wide variety of options, ranging from black coffee to full stack meal. A lot of fun activities to do, books to read from shelf or play fun games with others like carrom, etc. Don't miss the peotry night. I would definitely visit again.
    India, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    27 Jul 2019
    Rooms and the common space were good and clean. Location was easily accessible and nearby to the ghats and vatious tourist destinations. Staffs over there was friendly and helpful in every way they can, gave us a brief idea about the locations, mode of travel and also the cost for travel and also suggested hood restaurants.
    India, All Male Group, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Games Room