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.
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. :)
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.…
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
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.
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%.…
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.
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.
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!
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.