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goSTOPS Varanasi

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9.2
Superb
875 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

On the banks of the holy River Ganga, Varanasi breathes in the south of Uttar Pradesh and is believed to be the world's oldest living city. For centuries, the mystique of this place has drawn pilgrims from all over India and the world. Varanasi, with its ancient domes, muths, ashrams, priests, and narrow lanes lined with shops selling Benarasi sarees, resembles a spectacle from a Bollywood film!

Located in close proximity to the Ghats, goStops Varanasi is a place which lets you experience and explore the city in its purest form. From visiting hidden temples to exploring lanes for the foodies, the hostel is well-connected with all the major attractions in the city. Witness the evening aarti on the ghats, savour the famous kachori sabzi from the streets of Banaras or simply unwind in our super comfy hostel while chatting with fellow travellers.

Check-in and Stay:
1. Our standard check-in time is 1:00 pm and check-out time is 10:00 am.
2. Minors (below 18) are not allowed to stay at our hostels (both in dorms and private rooms) even when accompanied by legal guardians.
3. All the guests are required to carry a valid Govt. photo ID (PAN card not valid) for verification purposes. We do not accept local IDs for private room bookings.
4. Non-resident visitors are not allowed beyond the reception.
5. You may bring your pets (only in private rooms) at a fixed charge of INR 500 per day for each pet.

Guidelines for Foreign Guests:
6. Requisite licenses are awaited at (Palampur, Alleppey, Pondicherry, Coorg, Goa Calangute, Goa Baga) properties so we are unable to host foreign guests only at these properties, at this time.
7. All foreign guests must present their original passport along with a valid visa at the time of check-in.

General Guidelines:
8. We believe in reducing the carbon footprint, hence we enforce green hours (non-AC) from 12pm to 8pm in the dorms.
9. Guests can get additional facilities including heater and laundry service (in select properties) for an extra fee. Reach out to the reception desk at your respective hostel for more details.
10. We don't provide toiletries to the guests. Please carry your own for personal use.
11. Parking space is limited at our hostels. You can get in touch with the ground staff if you need alternative parking space nearby.
12. We encourage the guests to practice self-service at the hostel wherever possible.
13. Alcohol consumption is only allowed in common areas.
14. At Pushkar and Rishikesh (Lakshman Jhula) hostels, consumption of alcohol is not allowed at all.
15. We provide free Wi-Fi at all our hostels (up to 1.5GB per user per day).

Payment and Cancellation:
16. goSTOPS’ guests need to pay the full booking amount in advance

Individual bookings cancellation policy
17. Free cancellation/modification is applicable before 24 hours of check-in time. In case of cancellation within 24 hours of check-in, a 100% charge will be incurred (not applicable for group bookings).

Group bookings cancellation policy (for 5 or more persons)
The cancellation/ modification policy for group booking is as follows:
18. If cancelled/modified 90 days (or more) before the arrival date, 20% amount is charged.
19. If cancelled/modified within 60-90 days before arrival date, 40% amount is charged.
20. If cancelled/modified within 30-60 days before arrival date, 60% of the amount is charged.
21. If cancelled/modified within 15-30 days before arrival date, 80% of the amount is charged.
22. If cancelled/modified within 0-15 days before arrival date, 100% of the amount is charged.

Early check-in and late check-out
23. Early check-in: The standard check-in time is 1 PM. Early check-in is subject to availability. Extra charges will apply as per below policy:
Check-in Time, 6 AM- 9 AM, 50% charges payable as per the booking rates.
Check-in Time, 9 AM - 1 PM, No charges applicable.
24. Late check-out: The standard check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is subject to availability and cannot be confirmed in advance. Extra charges will apply as per below policy:
Check-out Time, 10 AM - 3 PM, 50% charges payable as per the booking rates.
Check-out Time, After 3 PM, 100% charges payable as per the booking rates.

No show policy (applicable for both individual and group bookings)
25. In case of “no show” on the arrival date, we usually wait till 11:59 PM (same day) for the guest to arrive after which the
booking is automatically considered as no show and a 100% charge for the entire booking is incurred.

Reviews & Ratings

9.2
Superb
875 Total Reviews
  • Security
    10
  • Location
    8.7
  • Staff
    8.7
  • Atmosphere
    8.7
  • Cleanliness
    9.3
  • Value for Money
    10
  • Facilities
    9.3

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Latest Reviews

9.1
Superb
Oct 15, 2022
The property is located at a well reachable location. It is very well maintained and beautiful. I felt the bed was quite high and it was very hectic to climb the bed in dorms. Overall a comfortable stay.
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Female, 25-30
7.4
Very Good
May 03, 2022
Nice clean and friendly hostel. In a nice quiet area in Varanasi but still close to the action.
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Female, 18-24
5.4
Rating
Feb 24, 2022
I chose gostops as I had heard good reviews. But I was disappointed when I visited. The bathroom was dirty and smelly and there was no cleanliness.The staff takes pictures without even taking permission and I had an argument on this. The staff mentioned that they need to take pictures in order to put it in social media, which I have never seen in any of the hostels I have stayed. There was no good option of food. I survived only because of wonderful fellow travellers.
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Female, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Ceiling fan
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • ATM
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi