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Kabir Road B3/226 Shivala, near Chet Singh Fort, Varanasi 221001 India
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#26 of 392 Specialty lodging in Varanasi
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La Vaca India offers homely accommodation with easy access to many popular attractions like the Ganges River and Durga Temple. The hostel features an in-house rooftop restaurant and provides free Wi-Fi in its public areas. The rooms at La Vaca India are equipped with air conditioning or a fan. They feature a seating area. Each room comes with an en suite bathroom. The Ganges is situated about 50 metres from the hostel and 600 metres from Durga Mata Mandir and Tulsi Manas Mandir. Babatpur Airport Varanasi is about 24 km from the hostel, while Ramnagar Fort is 7 km away. Operating a 24-hour front desk, La Vaca India offers luggage storage, laundry and bicycle/car rental services. Guests can also approach the tour desk for assistance with sightseeing excursions and travel arrangements. La Vaca Hostel is all about a whole new dimension of new invention, social travel accommodation and public spaces for all the age group. Our vision is to lead the way in a new generation of hostels.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Massage
Rooftop terrace
Valet parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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EllaL wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in a double room and the bed was tiny, not big enough for 2 people. The breakfast is terrible, small portions, greasy and unhealthy. Also the restaurant serves tiny portions too. Disappointing place.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laura Vel wrote a review Feb 2020
San Salvador, El Salvador33 contributions32 helpful votes
The dorms are nice, beds with curtains for more privacy, big bathroom with hot water inside the dorms. The common area and rooftop is nice and comfy. The price includes a small breakfast, free mineral water and wifi. They close hostel door by 10:30pm so just make sure to let them know if coming after that time. Staff is very helpful and friendly, they also have a free walking tour and a paid one for sunset in the river but good price, same day laundry service for a good price,great place to meet people and very good location. Thank you very much for welcoming us so early in the morning after a long train ride, we definitely picked the best hostel to stay in Varanasi.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ranjit R wrote a review Dec 2019
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La Va India hostel (hotel) is very good place to stay I have been there with family for 10 days, we came from abroad and this hotel has all the amenities and facilities The hotel staff are very very supportive in every means.. esp Atul has guided us in many things Reg.. temple visits, shopping, boating etc... we all came to varanasi for a spiritual event and this hotel is very comfortable for every one to stay , they have many varieties of rooms which suites almost every kind of tourist.. they have in-house kitchen which has great ambience.. they have nice roof TOP which gives good view of varanasi city. we will happily rate the hotel with 5-stars. La Va hostel.. keep doing great service ... you have bright future ahead 👍👍👍 Once again thanks very much for serving us..
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marina and Sara wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions6 helpful votes
We couldn’t have been better. Next to one of the gahts and a little far from the train station, although we already knew that. The breakfast was included and was good (cereals with milk, banana and chai tea). They have a delicious bar upstairs, nice rooftop to see the views and cool common areas. Filter water to refill the bottles and funs in the bedroom. We did an amazing tour for free with them where Atul explained us everything about hinduism and his culture, we invite us a cup of tea before the Aarti ceremony and then we went there. Finally we went to see Manikarnika ghat (death ritual) and he explained how it works. They also suggested to buy a river tour qith them early in the morning before our flight. We took it and they made sure that everything was on time. It worth it!!!! Thank you very much! See you next time
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lisbeth S wrote a review Sep 2019
4 contributions4 helpful votes
The rooms was clean and that was the most important for me. Service was very good and I can for sure recomant this place to stay in Varanasi. Lavaca is near by everything and a good and quit hostel. They also offer lunch and dinner.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mac wrote a review Sep 2019
Gainesville, Florida8 contributions2 helpful votes
La Vaca was our home for 3 nights in Varanasi and it was an incredible stay!! We originally were only going to stay 1 night but decided to stay for 3. The location is right near the ghats and Ganges River, delicious restaurants nearby and the room was very clean. The breakfast is an omelette or cornflakes with toast with fruit and chai. The common area and rooftop are superb and we enjoyed hanging out up there. Rooms are very clean. The staff is incredibly helpful and nice. There’s a walking tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back. Anil and his brother have created something very special here! Thank you! Namaste
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dawn1331 wrote a review Jul 2019
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My experience at La Vaca Varanasi was nothing short of excellent. Since the hostel was such a short distance form the ghats, it made exploring Varanasi super easy and convient. The common area was cozy and the 6 mixed AC dorm that I stayed in was clean. The staff at La Vaca were always friendly and willing to help me with anything I needed. I could not reccomend this hostel enough!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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19verena_o wrote a review Jul 2019
Munich, Germany3 contributions
LaVaca Hostel McLeod Ganj is a confortable hostel with clean, small rooms and a clean, cozy common area. The continental breakfast is basic, but mostly deligious (I would have prevered indian breakfast). Unfortunaly the breakfast time is only for one hour and for me to late. The location is perfect in upper bhagsu, close to nature and yoga and not too far away from McLeod Ganj (30min walk). I did not enjoy the extremely loud electronic/indian music.And other guest did feel the same. so most people were relaxing and eating somewhere else, where they could have converstions. Additionally, the staff was very strick with the opening hours of the common area. I was not welcomed friendly on my first day and nobody was answering my email in which I asked for early check in. The towel that I rented was dirty and the replacement as well... I would wish the hostel would be a little bit more welcoming
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: No booking in advance. There is a lot of "cheap" accomodation (especially single...
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Liav S wrote a review Apr 2019
Bengaluru, India95 contributions68 helpful votes
That hostel had everything I was looking for: It's location is very good. It is clean and safe. I didn't have problem leaving stuff in the room and nothing was touched (They have cameras- not in the rooms- for surveillance- ). The staff was friiendly and helpful. I took the free tour they offer daily to the ghat and it was informative. Not the best guide, but yo get what you (don't) pay for. Anyway it was a great way to meet fellow travellers. I also took their morning boat ride. Although it was a bit pricier than other had mention (300INR), It was a LONGER one, about double the time than other boat rides. I stayed in the double room which was right on the street ,so during the day there is noise- (but that the price of staying at the heart of Varansi), but at night time I slept well. The street starts to get to life around 06:30. AC in the room worked fine. Wifi was also working perfectly.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: If you are very noise sensitive, ask for a quiet room. Not all of them face the street.
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Nik wrote a review Apr 2019
6 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed at this place for the holi festival in Varansi. It is very nice and has a comfortable common area and a rooftop. We celebrated the holi at the roof and the staff really makes everything possible for a nice time. They are very friendly and helpful. If you need some time to relax it‘s a very nice place too.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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IndiaUttar PradeshVaranasi DistrictVaranasi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Vaca India Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to La Vaca India Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Silk Veg Boutique (0.5 km), Shivala Ghat (0.4 km), and Veave's Studio (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Vaca India Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at La Vaca India Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at La Vaca India Hostel?
Yes, free public parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Vaca India Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kerala Cafe, Bread of Life Bakery, and Iba Cafe & Restaurant.
Does La Vaca India Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, La Vaca India Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at La Vaca India Hostel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Vaca India Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to La Vaca India Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Batuk Bhairav Mandir (1.2 km), Chet Singh Ghat (0.5 km), and Ramnagar Fort (3.5 km).
Is La Vaca India Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.