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.

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2020
    property is very neat and well maintained. staff is very cooperative and friendly, specially Raj who helped me a lot with everything and he had taken care of hygiene and sanitization. Also, they provided really good food as it was a bit unsafe to eat outside during covid pandemic. property is 1km from ghat, you can take rickshaw or can just walk. place was very quiet and have a great view of the whole city from terrace. as I was a solo female traveler, it was quite safe and secure there.
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2020
    Spent Holi festival here and the staff went above and beyond to make it such a great experience! Despite the kitchen being closed over the holiday, the lovely manager Aatish cooked us all several communal meals which brought everyone together. Raj also made sure everyone was comfortable and even looked after me when I was sick. The staff also showed us their favourite food spots so we could try the local delights! Sooo friendly, had the best time and was sad to leave! Would definitely recommend!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2020
    We had an excellent stay at this hostel. Raj was a great host - he recommended the best restaurants, and organised boat ride tours for us. The hostel is clean, safe and well located. Definitely recommend!
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Feb 2020
    Zostel Varanasi made our trip to this city great. Raj is awesome - beyond helpful with helping you figure out the city & plan activities. The rest of the staff is also great & they go above and beyond. The hostel makes it easy to explore Varanasi easily and inexpensively, and theyre always looking to get hostel guests together to do activities, which adds a nice community touch. Totally recommend staying here!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Feb 2020
    Hostel is a one-of-a-kind place to stay to explore Varanasi. It is located very central, and offers you many good facilities, and makes a good foundation for your stay. I stayed here for two weeks, and the help, counceling and friendship I got from the staff was amazing. Raj's professionalism and atis's bad humor is lovable. Thanks for a great time, I will return! - ram
    Norway, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Feb 2020
    Staff were super friendly and helpful. Particularly when we got ill, they went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Would recommend their boat tour also.
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    10 Feb 2020
    Complete value for the money. Raj ojha the manager of the hostel was a great host. Helped me with everything. Tour of Benaras, conveyance to airport and back. Zostel made my stay worth it in every way possible.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    14 Mar 2020
    Pretty nice hostel with decent communal areas to meet people. Solid beds and free drinking water. Was quiet when i was there. A bit far from the main action, the River Ganges, for my liking, but on the flipside, staying a bit further out forces you to be exposed to more of the town, as you walk back and forth from the river.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    03 Feb 2020
    Great time being in Varanasi! In a city full of pollution, spitting and hooting, Zostel really made this experience great! Took us down to the Arti on the Ganges to see the ceremony and the sunrise boat cruise was awesome The receptionist, Raj, was absolutely amazing! His sister got married and we all got invited to the wedding! He was so kind and looked after us well, such an interesting perspective into the experience of India
    South Africa, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    01 Feb 2020
    Nice hostel with friendly staff that try to plan fun activities for guests. Not super close to the ghats, but I actually enjoyed the 15-20 minute walk to get over to the river every day. Would stay again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
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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