The 10 Best Hostels in Varanasi, India

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Moustache Varanasi

Varanasi

The property features a 24-hour front desk.

Complimentary tea is offered in the evening. The property can also arrange morning yoga sessions and evening Aarti in a boat.

The nearest airport is Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, 23 km from Moustache Varanasi. It was a Quiet Place, very nice lounge area, and they organize reasonably trips for their guests

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9
Superb
550 reviews

Live Free Hostel Varanasi

Varanasi

Located in Varanasi, 700 metres from Assi Ghat, Live Free Hostel Varanasi provides accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. The property is set 1.9 km from Sri Sankata Mochan Hanuman Temple, 2.1 km from Harishchandra Ghat and 2.1 km from Kedar Ghat. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property. Everything i liked ..cleanliness and all

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10
Exceptional
15 reviews

Cohostel

Varanasi

Situated within 600 metres of Kedar Ghat and 1.1 km of Harishchandra Ghat, Cohostel features rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in Varanasi. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides evening entertainment and a concierge service. The rooms are really good, with comfortable and clean beds, blankets and balanced air conditioning. Everything is perfectly clean and planned to make us feel home and happy. There's an amazing rooftop from where you can see the sunrise and sunset and where we have breakfast in the morning and free chai in the evening. The staff is simply lovely and they solve whatever we need. Besides, they organize boat tours with a really good guide for a cheap price.

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9.5
Exceptional
28 reviews

The Pathwalkers' Habitat

Varanasi

All guest rooms in the hostel are fitted with a kettle. The rooms will provide guests with a microwave.

Banaras Hindu University is 3 km from The Pathwalkers' Habitat, while Dasaswamedh Ghat is 3.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, 31 km from the hostel. The place is a little gem close to Assi Ghat. Very neat and clean. Went and stayed there with a large group of about 15 folks. Mayank, the host went out of the way to arrange for every little thing we needed. Besides being close to Assi Ghat, there are a number of places to dine and eat nearby.

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9.9
Exceptional
7 reviews

Wander Station Varanasi

Varanasi

Wander Station Varanasi offers a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. It is located 5 km from Varanasi Bus Stand.

Guests can avail of currency exchange facilities or take advantage of the car rental facility to explore the surrounding areas. Those who need help in planning the exploration can approach the tour desk. Superhelpfull staf, great location, nice rooftop. Nice and clean rooms.

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8.7
Fabulous
1,088 reviews

On The Ghat By Howdy Hostels

Varanasi

Situated in Varanasi, less than 1 km from Kedar Ghat, On The Ghat By Howdy Hostels features air-conditioned accommodation and a shared lounge. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hostel has newspapers and a fax machine and photocopier that guests can use. They have the perfect location for exploring Varanasi, it's clean and the staff is so Kind! Even if you have some issues finding your place, Cause Old varanasi is Not the easiest place at the First Day, they help you. One of the best hotels we ever had! If you have the Chance to be in Varanasi for dewali thats the best place to be!!

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8.7
Fabulous
171 reviews

Good Vibes hostel

Varanasi

Situated in Varanasi, 800 metres from Kedar Ghat, Good Vibes hostel features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hostel has newspapers and a fax machine and photocopier that guests can use. Brilliant location, helpful and understanding staff, themes of art, creativity, and environmental sustainability throughout the hostel. Great rooftop sunsets and morning yoga sessions with mats provided for guests to use. Yummy breakfast at the cafe. Insanely comfortable mattress in the private rooms(: There’s a reason why people from all over town come to meet and hang out here. It’s been the perfect Varanasi experience and more. Dhanavad 🙏🏼

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8.7
Fabulous
172 reviews

Stay Inn Hostel (a unit of Admire India Tourism Pvt. Ltd.)

Varanasi

Located in Varanasi, 400 metres from Assi Ghat, Stay Inn Hostel (a unit of Admire India Tourism Pvt. Ltd.) provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. They're very helping us when we're in very late arrive by train and should check in 4 AM. Shared bathroom's fine. Bedroom's ok & comfy. Cafe beside hostel has good foods & friendly both owner & the dog.

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8.1
Very good
282 reviews

HosteLaVie - Varanasi 3 stars

Varanasi

Located within 2.4 km of Dasaswamedh Ghat and 2.8 km of Sri Sankata Mochan Hanuman Temple, HosteLaVie - Varanasi provides rooms in Varanasi. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property offers bike hire and features a garden and terrace. This hotel made us feel like at home. All the staff were so kind and super lovely, specially Rajasv, who organise sometimes walking tour around the little streets behind the ghat. All the share spaces are amazing where you can chill and meet other travellers as well. We highly recommend this hostel!

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8.2
Very good
562 reviews

Brick Lane Hostel

Varanasi

Set 300 metres from Assi Ghat in Varanasi, Brick Lane Hostel welcomes guests with a restaurant.

The hostel also offers bike hire and car hire. Sri Sankata Mochan Hanuman Temple is 700 metres from Brick Lane Hostel, while Harishchandra Ghat is 1.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, 23 km from the property. Amazing location, great vibe! An awesome rooftop to either party, practice Yoga or jam some music. Highly recommended! Make sure you chat and get to know Rahul, the owner, he is an amazing person!

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8
Very good
178 reviews

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