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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: very friendly and responsive hosts, great location (once you learn your way to the Ganga, it's very easy to find your way back), and lots of services. The services and the stay is more expensive than standard, but the extra goes to building local schools!

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6 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Somit has a great little guesthouse in the heart of Varanasi, looking after some street kids with the school and conducting yoga classes. Rooms are comfy and clean and China whips up some mean as meals!

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india12345297685, Owner at Somit Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks happy to get your feedback :-) More 

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Somit Paying Guesthouse has an incredibly friendly and laid back atmosphere. Somit, China, and Amit are all eager to help with any queries and give great advice about varanasi and onward travel (to Nepal in our case). China gave us some great and interesting tours around Varanasi and showed us some fascinating local temples which I would recommend over the... More 

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india12345297685, Owner at Somit Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Welcome Your review is saying everything thanks and welcome again :-) More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Friendly staff. China will cook for you, guide you through Varanasi and keep you smiling. Location is near Manikarnika Ghat as well as many restaurants and shops. Visit their rooftop for nice views and great breeze.

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india12345297685, Owner at Somit Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Its made us happy to read your experience with us, Most Welcome . More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Loved Somit and his family and loved that your stay contributes to supporting the free education program he runs downstairs in his home. If you want an authentic Varanasi experience, and to contribute to the welfare of the community, this is THE place to stay.

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india12345297685, Owner at Somit Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing good subject Great stay for great value ... It is saying everything and most welcome in near future. More 

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Me and my friend were in "Somit Paying Guest House" for 3 nights and it was a very good experience as the people there are very friendly, they serve good food and you can find hot wáter, toilet paper and fabulous yoga lessons in the morning. The only thing to improve from my point of view it is the rooftop,... More 

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india12345297685, Owner at Somit Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks both of you for visiting in holy city and our place too . We are glad to host you and your experience also good . Most welcome in near future you, your"s friends and everyone in our place. More 

Fleury, France
1 review
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Very good place where the tourist are in our home. Rooms are big and good. Shower with hot water. Personal all the time present. With the school in first floor, you can exchange with childrens. Very good experience for all people. All the childrens work, they have 5 to 12 years !!! Well, if you want to stay in Varanasi,... More 

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VaranasiSomit, Owner at Somit Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Namaste Glad to read and very sure we will meet again like all other years , keep in touch. More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is the place to be if you are looking for an excellent location with kind, friendly people. They will arrange any kind of trip for you. You can practice yoga and also volunteer to teach in their two charity schools and the experience will change your life for the good.

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VaranasiSomit, Owner at Somit Paying Guest House, responded to this review

We want to be friendly , familiar with our 100 % efforts and we always feel glad to read feedback and it increase us, Thanks and welcome again :-) More 

Rosa, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I found a very good accomodation at the bowl of compassion in the share room; with the possobility to met very different kind of people....everybody help me and I felt my self like home...thanks to all..!!!!!!

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VaranasiSomit, Owner at Somit Paying Guest House, responded to this review

We are happy that you realize here like home and we are sure in future you will back again your these Varanasi family :-) welcome More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Very welcome and loving guesthouse. A place who feels like a happy home! Somit is very friendly and helpful. He has a golden heart. It's fun to play hide and seek with the lovely kids. For sure you will have an amazing time here.

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VaranasiSomit, Owner at Somit Paying Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for giving perfect subject Heart Touching Guesthouse ... it is telling everything . Welcome everyone :-) More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In All rooms you will get 24 hour Free WiFi, Electricity in Fan & Light, Some rooms we have Air condition also. Travel Desk, 24 Hours Room service, Friendly atmosphere, Tour Guide on Demand,Fully safety and secure for the guest.Roof top Ganga View with Cafe, same building we have Yoga Education Training Society & Bowl of Compassion...See the all our links of activities and cafe :-) in TripAdvisor too. We can pick up you from the Airport / Train station to our accommodation with safely for these you will have to send us arriving details. You can book online rooms from our site with direct good price. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Somit Paying Guest House

Address: D.32/162, Devnathpura | Bengalitola, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: ₹ 684 - ₹ 1,094 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Somit Paying Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Varansi is a lively city, day and night. Its part of the culture. So it can be noisy at night. Accept that this is Varanasi, and enjoy it!”
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“Private room with a/c which was worth it in the heat of summer; hen the power cut, the upper floor window offered a breeze!”
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