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Kalika Gali Near Kashi Vishvenath Temple, Varanasi 221001 India
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#90 of 326 in Varanasi

Looking for a place to stay in Varanasi? Then look no further than Golden Lodge, a budget friendly small hotel that brings the best of Varanasi to your doorstep.

As your “home away from home,” the small hotel rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage while staying at Golden Lodge. In addition, Golden Lodge offers yoga classes and an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Varanasi trip additionally gratifying.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Varanasi, Golden Lodge is located a short distance from Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple) (0.2 mi) and Assi Ghat (1.5 mi).

If you like pubs, Golden Lodge is conveniently located near VNS LIVE STUDIO, Mangi Ferra, and Treat & Bar.

Should time allow, Manikarnika Ghat, Banaras Ghats, and Dasaswamedh Ghat are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Golden Lodge as you experience everything Varanasi has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Walking tours
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Massage chair
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Kumar Ghosh wrote a review Dec 2021
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Terrible stay. Hotel entrance is through narrow roads and one has to drag his luggage through unfriendly roads. Entrance is poor, very difficult for aged people. We wish we had not booked the hotel at all. Price charged was exceptionally high as we had booked through make my trip who took a large portion of the hotel charges paid. Overall experience very very unsatisfactory
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Date of stay: December 2021
Arjun Tiwari wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution
The location is the best. The rooms are great as well. The bathrooms are neat and clean and are provided with amenities like soaps, toilet paper etc. The atmosphere is calm and peaceful. The staff's very friendly. In all, probably the best hotel for this price range.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Ramay Raj Singh wrote a review Jan 2019
Varanasi, India4 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel can be categorised amongst the best hotels in the region. I inspected almost every single hotel in the area and found this to be the best. It’s cleanliness standards are up to the mark. Even better than what you would expect from a hotel at this price point. The rooms have all the services you would want. The location is optimal as the hotel is located in the heart of the city. There is a multi-cuisine restaurant in the hotel itself and which also serves great food, both Indian as well as international dishes at a very reasonable cost. In all, it is simply the best hotel you would want to stay in.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled
Ujjaini88 wrote a review Sep 2018
7 contributions9 helpful votes
One of the worst hotel at Varanasi. Several better options are there nearby. Non professional staff. Rooms are very bad. Only near to Viswanath temple. Overall nightmare. We had a pathetic experience with our 2 nights stay.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled
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I_wander_asia wrote a review Aug 2018
London, United Kingdom654 contributions167 helpful votes
Staff were friendly and the hotel was in a great location - walking distance to everything but situated in a quiet street (apart from the cow courtyard below us where this one cow kept moaning). The room was comfy with own bathroom but if you’re not paying for aircon, it gets extremely hot and humid in there - almost impossible to get dressed or move around, so we had the door open a lot of the time. One of the staff members kept knocking on our door and asking if we wanted him to bring us food or drink - he knocked three times on our first day - i think he gets tips for this service but we kept telling him that we don’t need anything.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled
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vitosm2017 wrote a review May 2018
Argentina92 contributions23 helpful votes
It was the cheapeast option to arrive late night, that was quite cool. But the room is too hot and resting was dificult. Plus little mice kept coming in so we notice the trash bin had some food from"the past"... When we told the manager he just said "ok, ok...". But is not ok lol :) so we left. Good location.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Ramay R wrote a review May 2018
6 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is centrally located in the city. It is located right next to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and is merely a 100 m far from the ghats and the Ganga. There is a restaurant too in the hotel which seems to have been renovated recently. The quality of the food served is also decent. The hotel also provides other services like arranging a boat ride in the Ganga at a very reasonable rate, “Special poojas” in the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sight Seeing Tour, Airport and Railway Station- Pick and Drop Service etc. Overall considering, at this price point, it is the best place to stay in.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled
M k R wrote a review May 2018
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Golden lodge very good place to stay in Varanasi very clean and comfortable room and very very friendly atmosphere service is very good , food was very good and very near river Ganga and Kashi Vishvanath temple
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled
vijayswami1 wrote a review Apr 2018
San Diego, California14 contributions2 helpful votes
Good Point: The only advantage of this place is exactly behind the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. It takes 5 mins walk. If you have old aged people(which can not walk for long distance) and if you have budget crunch then you can opt this place. But while going to ghat's from this hotel would need a considerable walk as the roads are slopy. Bad Points: There are no windows to this hotel, so there was virtually no ventilation and I had to turn on the AC and fan. The hotel bathrooms/toilet were not clean, and because of lack of ventilation it was hard to have dry bathrooms. The hotel website showed they have restaurant, but when asked the owner told that chefs are on leave and one of his attendant told that restaurant was never open. So I had to go out and bring food for my parents as they could not walk. I stayed for 3 days and 2 nights, one day I could see owner was fighting with other men and they were charging on each other. It was scary.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
naiduks24 wrote a review Jan 2018
Hyderabad, India416 contributions37 helpful votes
This is one of the best place to stay, which is just few meters away from Shri Kasi Viswanath ji temple, the manager and the staff members are counterous and helpful, one can book this lodge and stay and enjoy.
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Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: fine rooms
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Golden Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Ganges River (0.5 km), Dasaswamedh Ghat (0.4 km), and Varanasi Remembrances (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Golden Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Golden Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Golden Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vishnu Tea Emporium, Bana Lassi, and Niyati Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Golden Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Golden Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Golden Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Golden Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Golden Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Golden Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Batuk Bhairav Mandir (1.9 km), Chet Singh Ghat (1.7 km), and Ramnagar Fort (2.8 km).