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10 Gangapuri Near Laxmi Cinema, Mehmoorganj, Varanasi 221010 India
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#5 of 388 in Varanasi
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Aashray is in the heart of city, yet away from crowd. It's in a colony, but the main road linking the entire city is less than 100 meters away. Railway or bus station, temples, Ghats, shopping centers, mall, craft centers, restaurants, boats, hospitals and eatables, are all available within the radius of three kilometers of the house. Your Hosts: The Kapurs, are mixture of traditional and modern values. Mr Kapur, although a chartered accountant by profession is an avid reader of Hindi literature and devotes a lot of his time in keeping alive the beautiful culture of Varanasi. Mrs Kapur, with a graduation in Indian Classical music, is known more for her warmth and the magic she creates with the Indian veggies (you might almost forget your meats and fish for a while)! They have not forgotten their traditional customs and values but at the same time modern customs and values have been accepted whole-heartedly. Thanks to their interest in Yoga, history of India, local culture and traditions, they are able to share a lot and invite you to be a part of their lives for the moments that you are with them!
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Sakshi Diwan wrote a review Mar 2022
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
Our stay was wonderful with the Kapoors. We hit it off instantly with them due to their very friendly and accommodating nature. They looked after us like their own family and also helped us with all the helpful tips to eat in the city and the places to visit at the right time. The breakfast was really sumptuous. We really like to visit again ans stay with them again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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nks_trip wrote a review Oct 2021
Pune, India42 contributions11 helpful votes
Kashi gives a unique experience every time you visit the place. Starting from Ganga aarti, early morning boat ride on Ganga, visiting Vishwanath temple, street food... the list goes on. This time addon was our stay in Aashray Homestay.  Mr. and Mrs. Kapur are incredible hosts. I went along with my mom and we both had a great time talking to them and having the delicious home-cooked food.  Our room was on the first floor, it had a balcony overlooking a little park. The room was clean and spacious enough. And as I informed them, I will be remote working they kept the router in the room so I face no connection issue….so considerate. :)
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Meera K wrote a review Apr 2021
Chennai (Madras), India6 contributions2 helpful votes
This is in a residential locality , quiet and peaceful .Clean and pleasant rooms ( one was a bit congested and one bathroom a bit smelly)one common balcony overlooking a pretty park visited by lovely local birds and a few monkeys. If you don’t mind walking a lot or spending on autos it’s nice to stay here. Mr and Mrs Kapur are very friendly and knowledgable people and extremely hospitable . Mr Kapur can give perfect tips on sightseeing and it’s good to follow his advice on what to see and where to eat .The food made by Mrs Kapur is extraordinary and everything is homemade. However it turned out to be quite expensive for us since we only wanted very simple food and for just two meals we ended up paying a lot. It’s best to eat your meals outside unless you’re willing to pay more. But if planned well you can enjoy Mrs Kapur’s meals . Overall a very pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Sue D wrote a review Feb 2020
Byron Bay, Australia1 contribution
I highly recommend staying with Mr and Mrs Kapur....., Kamal and Manju in their peaceful sanctuary right in the mix of the bustling Varanasi life. I truly felt welcomed in this lovely home and their generous hospitality included delicious vegetarian dishes for breakfast, a willing sharing of local points of interest and what to expect price wise etc and lengthy and informative discussions on history and religion of the Hindu culture. Equally, I was given all the privacy I needed and spent many hours wandering alone in the fascinating lanes and markets starting right from their front door down the 3.5 kms to the main ghat and beyond. A rich, rewarding and wonderful experience. Thank you
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Kamal Kapur, General Manager at Aashray
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Thanks Sue for such nice words used for us. We both miss your presence,
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Sunaina G wrote a review Feb 2020
India6 contributions
Traveled alone on an official trip to Varanasi for 1 day. Highlights of Aashray: 1. Cleanliness: room, bathroom, linen etc. 2. Extremely warm hosts 3. Great fresh and healthy food in all meals by Mrs. Kapoor. 4. Mrs. Kapoor was kind enough to give me company till late while I ate dinner. She even shared her recipes which I tried at home for family. 5. Mr. Kapoor knows all the famous local foods and joints in Banaras Low point: Flow/speed of water in taps and jet is very slow. While I or my parents would be ok using a clean mug and bucket for taking bath, but for men and children in the family, a high power shower is a basic requirement.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Priyamvada S wrote a review Jan 2020
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I stayed at Aashrey for four nights with my husband and 4 year old daughter and I must tell that it was one of the warmest and most welcoming place we have ever stayed in. We were welcomed by Mrs and Mr Kapoor with garlands and taken to our room. The room was beautifully done with clean bathroom. The bedding was just so comfortable and the surroundings are quite for a good night's sleep. Mrs and Mr Kapoor are just so gracious guests. we had such interesting conversations with them. Mrs Kapoor is so motherly and makes the most delicious food and serves wholeheartedly. It was our best decision to stay there during our trip to Varanasi as we were with our little child. The hosts took that into consideration and always provided kid's meals and milk for her. I also would like to mention that our train back to Delhi was running late and it was very cold that day, Mr Kapoor very generously asked us to stay way past check out time. Mr Kapoor is an encyclopedia on Varanasi and he always suggested us on where to go and how to go along with nice information about all the places there. In summery, the place is extremely comfortable, clean and most importantly like a home. I recommend this place 100%.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Thanks a lot for such kind words which keeps us encouraging.
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Anant Mehra wrote a review Jan 2020
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It is like a home away from home. Mr & Mrs Kapur are immensely passionate about their guests and the moment I entered Aashray I didn't feel like a guest. They treated me like a long lost relative with their initial chats and warm welcome. Throughout my stay I was well looked after and they could sense most of my requirements without me even asking for them. I stayed in Emerald Room and when I did I realized I was quite lucky to get the best room with the best view. Mrs Kapur is at the top of her game when it comes to home cooked food. Even though I avoid North India meals as I get bloated but I couldn't resist when I was served delicious homely meals. There was no bloating at all, instead I really felt good. I would definitely come here again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Take the Emerald Room!
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Response from Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Thanks a lot Mehraji, Your encouragement means a lot to us
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chetanshalini wrote a review Jan 2020
Bengaluru, India41 contributions49 helpful votes
Rooms are very small. Found it congested.. the rooms are basic for the money they charge. The house is in a residential area- did not find anything great . However it is in a prime area and closer to ghats. Food served was good.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Dear Chetan, Thank you for your review. This is the first if its kind review where even though you found some aspects of our place good, you gave a 1 star in your review. Sadly it reflects a biased approach which stems from the fact that even though you booked the place with full information and awareness with a small, non refundable deposit, you wanted a complete refund at the time of check in as you had found an alternative place to stay, and chose not to stay with us. Even though we suffered a considerable loss of earnings for 5 nights when we booked the room for you that you did not take, we gave you a complimentary meal for 4 persons, a complimentary airport pick up by car and other services at no cost (whose total value consumed most of your deposit anyway) as a hospitality gesture as we did not want a guest to leave unhappy from our homestay. For the record, the room in question, the Emerald room, is 224 sq ft which is larger than most standard size rooms, and is also larger than a standard size of a room in a 5 star hotel in India which is 200 sq ft. You booked the room for 3 persons (with an extra bed) and when you came you were 3 adults and a child, and you insisted all 4 of you stay in the same one room. We always share all the details about our location, environment and the fact that we are a homestay and not a hotel, before we accept a booking, as we feel its important to communicate the difference between booking a room and booking an experience. We are a boutique, personal, 4 guestroom homestay, where we welcome guests who are looking for a human and cultural experience, and not just a room.
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Jesse L wrote a review Dec 2019
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The Kapurs welcomed us warmly and attentively. Mr. Kapur was supremely knowledgeable about Varanasi. Mrs. Kapur was a delight; and served us the best Indian meals of our trip. We will remember our stay fondly!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Thank you for encouragement.
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Shannon Tobin wrote a review Nov 2019
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
Mr. and Mrs. Kapoor were incredibly hospitable! I, unfortunately, ended up having to go to hospital and the Kapoors went above and beyond to take care of me, even bringing me food at the hospital and going to my doctors appointment with me to help translate everything the hospital staff and doctors were saying. I can’t say enough amazing things about them! If you want an authentic experience, more than you get staying in a hotel, I HIGHLY recommend Aashray home stay. I recommend getting them to pick you up, as our taxi driver had a hard time finding the place.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Responded 17 Feb 2020
Thanks Shannon for such nice words and encouragement.
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PRICE RANGE
$65 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUttar PradeshVaranasi DistrictVaranasi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aashray
Which popular attractions are close to Aashray?
Nearby attractions include Kriti Gallery (0.6 km), Baba Black Sheep (0.09 km), and Pratibha Art Gallery (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aashray?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Aashray?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Aashray?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aashray?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pink the Color Cafe, The Yellow Chilli, and Castillo Hotel.
Does Aashray have airport transportation?
Yes, Aashray offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Aashray?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Batuk Bhairav Mandir (1.6 km), Chet Singh Ghat (3.3 km), and Ramnagar Fort (1.9 km).