Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 4 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.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Superb Staff
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Property Description

Stops is a pit-stop like none other on your Indian adventure. It is the first ever social and exploration oriented chain of travelers hostels in India.

Stops is where you refuel and equip yourself on your journey through India!

Its a space where you get to meet fellow travelers eager to discover India. You can share, plan, guide and learn together while relaxing and having fun. Its about creating your India story that goes beyond the obvious!

Its a space where you get to stay your way. Immerse yourself in our ever expanding library, choose from the many documentaries and films on India, hang out in the lovely balconies and verandas or just chill and do nothing! It's your call!

Its a space where you get to have good fun 'India style'- from Bollywood nights to Indian cook-outs to local music events and vibrant festival celebrations!

And while doing all this you can choose to volunteer with local NGOs and make a difference!

We at Stops begun our journey with the eternal city of Varanasi on 1st March, 2014. Come join in and be a part of our journey!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 8.9


    01 Jan 2020
    Very good hostel overall. The staff is friendly and tours are very nice, I would recommend doing them! If you go to this hostel, make sure to ask for a cooking class. They call an amazing lady who will make you cook the best food you'll ever had, plus it is very affordable! Only down side is the constant cigaret smell and the fact that there is no kitchen so you can't cook your owl meal. There is however a fridge to which you have access!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    04 Dec 2019
    Sunrise tour was beautiful and ghats sunset tour was very informative. Highly recommend. We had private room and it was very spacious and clean.
    USA, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 8.3


    20 Feb 2020
    Good and clean hostel to stay in Benaras. Away from the noise and walking distance from Ghats.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    07 Feb 2020
    goStops is located near the Ghats, it’s about 10-15 mins walk.. Walking & Boat Tours organised by Hostel were very good, Beds were comfortable and clean.. Staff is polite and helpful...
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    08 Mar 2020
    Helpful staff and nice ambience to the place. Although a little disappointing that certain tours were advertised but not available. Morning boat tour great however!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    27 Jan 2020
    Absolutely loved this hostel. The tours were great, did the morning and evening by the ghats. Was very interesting and learnt a lot! The staff were nice and facilities were alright. The food preparation took forever but other than that everything was lovely. Thanks for the stay and good chats guys!
    South Africa, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Nov 2019
    The vibe wasn’t so good as there were a lot of domestic travellers on business trips or simply coming to get drunk with friends. Staff were nice but not so proactive when it came to dealing with one guy in particular who was bothering other us and guests. The place has some nice chilling areas and was very clean. Shame it’s a little way out from the old city and the ghats - ‘city centre’ is not the same as touristy centre!
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    22 Nov 2019
    Pictures online are not representative of property. Staff are helpful but would not recommend overall.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.1


    13 Jan 2020
    Hostels are the places which meant to be your home away from. My stay with Gostops was okay okay because first the location wise it is a bit far from where everything is happening. The location of the hostel is very very quite and moreover the crowd that hostel entertain is mostly the one who have stayed over her before and are looking for the place to drink. I wished hostels to be more happening and not like this. That's me and my friends we shifted to another one with in 1 day time span.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 3.4


    11 Mar 2020
    I cannot say anything good about this property. It was dirty and an inconvenient location and extremely loud. I had to wear ear plugs to sleep and even that was not enough! I had a private room and the cleanliness was just bad. The bedding had terrible stains all over it, I didn’t even use it I was so disgusted! The bathroom smells bad and was just plain dirty as well. I didn’t even want to shower there. There was no toilet paper. The location was a long walk from main sites. Happy to leave.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room