Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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
  • 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 9.3

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Oct 2019
    Such a sweet hostel. You can interact with a bunch of people in the common room. Kush, one.if the staffs took us to tour around the area. lazi took me to the train station by his bike! highly recommended!
    Japan, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2019
    Had a great time. Everyone was very helpful. Nice place to chill. Eatables were good and reasonably priced. Far better than staying in a hotel because of the fun factor. Rooms and washrooms were clean. Any request is immediately attended to. Shall certainly consider staying there in future. Luggage and valuables are fully secure. Ideal place to stay in Varanasi. Deserve 5*
    India, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    19 Oct 2019
    Good hostel and location. Walkable to the river. Cafe is good, and many nice folks around the common area to talk with. But mostly I want to highlight the staff. Raj, at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. I needed to extend my stay, and he made sure I always comfortable, as well as helping me figure out how to get around. Also the cafe staff are very friendly.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Oct 2019
    We had the best time at Zostel Varanasi. The original review I wrote was too big to fit on here! The hostel itself is very clean, safe and the rooftop is a great place to hang out, we made so many amazing friends. The staff are wonderful, so friendly and helpful, they really made our stay. Special shout outs to Raj (reception) and Shiva (tuktuk driver) for showing us the best spots in town, for looking out for us and for being so kind. Also thanks to Kush for organising activities for everyone!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Oct 2019
    Had a great & easy stay. I had a best time at zostel varanasi. This property is lead well by raj bhai. He is very friendly & helpful in planning activities. This hostel feels like family. Really enjoyed my stay. Great stay ! Thank u!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Oct 2019
    My maiden stay in Zostel, made memorable by Raj , the lovable Manager. He ensured a trouble free check in check out. Escorted me to the bunkbed room and personally showed me around the hostel. Youngsters at tertace Cafe were very friendly and food was just like Home Cooked, piping hot and miderately priced. Hygenic abounds here. Very comfortable stay
    India, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    22 Sep 2019
    Great location! Staff is very friendly and helpful in planning activities. The rooftop is a nice place to hang out. Would stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    04 Oct 2019
    The property is lead well by Raj. High energy, very backpacker inclined team. Does his best to ensure people are taken care off and happy. Receives feedback well.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    29 Sep 2019
    Rooms are clean..staffs are very good especially Raj ojha who help me well.. keep it up zostel
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    18 Oct 2019
    The hostel is a good place just to stay for one night. If you're looking to stay longer, it's better to find a place which has lesser restrictions. The guy called Raj is awesome but there are a few people in the staff who are grumpy for no reason. Playing your songs also seemed to be a problem in the hangout area. The restrictions meant that you couldn't even get a beer in your hand. Apart from that the hostel was clean.
    India, Male, 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