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 7 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 9.1

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Dec 2019
    The stay at zostel was amazing. The staff members, especially Raj was very helpful and friendly. They not only give you a nice stay but also give you a city map and guidance to tour around. I loved the experience.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Nov 2019
    very good hostel to stay in Varanasi, near to the ghats and main was very friendly, Would recommend staying, clean rooms and common area!
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    15 Jan 2020
    Zostel is an amazing place and all things are good here. Especially the staff are so helpful and considerate, if you need something. Raj is a cool guy who helped me a lot when I need some help. I will stay here again if I come back to Varanasi again! Highly recommend! Cheers.
    China, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Nov 2019
    Best hostel in Varanasi! The staff are amazingly considerate and well-informed guides. They're willing to take the time for their guests and it really makes all the difference in the world. The common area is also so laid back and chilled out. This place is awesome!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    21 Nov 2019
    My friend and I had a great one-night stay at Zostel, Varanasi. We reached earlier so they allowed us to relax in the common room before they got our beds cleaned. The terrace also has a fun vibe to it. Raj, at the reception, was of great help. He gave us recommendations for the places to visit and things to eat, and all his suggestions were spot on. There is a little bit of walk to reach the main ghats, but in my opinion walking on the busy streets is a fun experience. Will come back!
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Jan 2020
    Stayed for a couple of days. Excellent recommendations by staff. Special shoutout to Raj Bhaiyya. He designed a beautiful plan for us which we thoroughly enjoyed - going to the places he recommended.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Dec 2019
    It was an amazing experience to stay in zostel.the warmth of the bright sun of the winter days in well decorated common room was very charming for sure & the friendly atmosphere of zostel was great. All the facilities regarding staying was very nice exept the cafeteria because it was little bit expensive for a student like me.
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    26 Dec 2019
    Stay at zostel was fun. The location was perfect as we wanted. Special thanks to our property host Mr. Raj. He is the most thoughtful host. He provided us with all the information we needed and showed us around. He has excellent place recommendations, be it food, ghats, and other activities around. Thanks Raj and Banaras Zostel for a wonderful time.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    09 Jan 2020
    Shiva the Tuk Tuk driver is super friendly and trustworthy. Looked after us very well! The restaurant area upstairs was not open on time in the evening we did have breakfast one morning but was not great. UBER cannot drive to the hostel so you do have to take a short walk too. (Not a problem but a heads up!) Room door didn't close probably. Great location, short walk to the Ganges. Organised a ganges tour but they just show the way.... then leave you to it. (Male and Female)
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    23 Dec 2019
    Hi, This is my first stay in a Zostel (Varanasi). Good things first. 1. Catchy graffiti and Cleanliness. 2. Vinod, the chef is always smiling and is ready to serve delicious food at any hour of the day. However, there are few things which were my displeasure: 1. The staffs are extremely unprofessional. One was arrogant, the other was extremely talkative (sometimes humiliating). 2. They don't knock before entering the room,causing discomfort! Hope you guys will work on professionalism of hosts
    India, Female, 31-40
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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