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B-3/97, Shivala, Near Chet-Singh Gate, Varanasi 221001 India
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#13 of 392 Specialty lodging in Varanasi
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Located in a peaceful part of the city near the Holy River Ganga, walking distance to many of Varanasi’s wonderful sights and holy places. Enjoy our Garden Courtyard, 24/hr Hot Water, Electricity, & Free Wi-Fi. Free shuttle service also available from Varanasi Cantt Train Station (BSB). The owner is a Master Ayurvedic Doctor and retired professor from Benares Hindu University (BHU).
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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Internet
Non-smoking hotel
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Louis G wrote a review Jul 2022
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Super clean, quiet and a nice chill vibe. Felt very safe. Rickey was genuine, trustworthy and awesome at organising local guides at a good price. The hostel is in a supreme location, close to the Ganges and Ghats, as well as some beautiful big trees!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Can be a little tricky to find, but follow the sign down the alley and you won’t miss it!
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Jaideep.Jadeja wrote a review Feb 2022
Ahmedabad, India34 contributions9 helpful votes
Getting to the property is a Lil tricky but the place in itself is a small oasis for budget travelers right behind shivalay ghat, very neat rooms they have dorms too. Natwar lal is a very helpful manager and was sorting out my ride to the airport and stuff without any hassle. Gonna go back for sure
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Garima B wrote a review Dec 2021
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Beautiful and budget-friendly, hostel LaVie is situated near beautiful shivalay ghat. The staff is really friendly and can help you out with all your travel queries. The hostel arranges morning boat rides at a very reasonable cost, with Gopal Bhaiya as a guide. Born and brought up in Benaras he knows more than just the tales. He can also guide you to great saree shops where you can get pretty sweet deals on some authentic sarees. They will surely ensure to make your trip to Banaras a memorable one.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Siva Subrahmanyam wrote a review Nov 2021
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I had stayed from 20-11-2021 to 25-11-2021 in HosteLavie. It is such a clean property and the staff are so courteous that they try to make ends meet to reach up to your expectation. The main reason for me to stay here is to peacefully write my script and never was I disturbed; not even once. Vikramaditya, Pavan, Sudheer and Gopal makes it a point that your stay is as great as possible. The place is so aesthetically artistic; calm and serene that your vacation or workation will be as smooth as it can be.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Arpita Sharma wrote a review Feb 2021
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If you are looking for budget friendly stay,then this is the place for you.Me.Nandlal is very cooperative and he will guide you if you are new to city. Over all it was good experience. The food is also good in taste specially Maggi and Chai
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Varanasi Hostel, Owner at HosteLaVie Varanasi
Responded 1 Sep 2021
Thank you very much for your kind review, looking forward to welcome you again
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Rabi kant wrote a review Dec 2020
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Best place to stay while your visit to Varanasi. Friendly staff, good location and a soothing environment. Rooms are clean and there's a lot of space to hangout with in the hostel. The staff is available 24×7 to help out.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Varanasi Hostel, Owner at HosteLaVie Varanasi
Responded 1 Sep 2021
Thank you very much for your kind review, looking forward to welcome you again
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Alissa H wrote a review Mar 2020
Jerusalem District, Israel138 contributions12 helpful votes
Down a narrow smelly alley filled with excrement. We reserved a private room with bathroom. It was too small to take anything out of our packs. Almost as smelly as the alley. Breakfast was included - a piece of toast, a banana, and a small bowl of cornflakes. We found a much nicer place half a kilometer away for 250 rupee more per night and left. Zero refund.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Varanasi Hostel, Owner at HosteLaVie Varanasi
Responded 1 Sep 2021
We believe in constantly approving our self and take our reviews very seriously, we will look into this matter but our great reviews are testament to our commitment and wonderful hospitality.
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africatraveller15 wrote a review Jan 2020
Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania46 contributions13 helpful votes
I'm a fan of hostelavie, it's a known quantity to me. I enjoyed staying at this one because it's slightly removed from the noise and the chaos of the centre. It's location is close to a ghat and therefore you can choose to either walk through the streets or along the ghats to reach the hub. Breakfast is included!!! (depending on which booking platform you use) and there is a large rooftop to do your thing (yoga / sunbathe / Read etc). Once again free use of washing machine - total bonus!! Thanks I've had a nice time here.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Varanasi Hostel, Owner at HosteLaVie Varanasi
Responded 1 Sep 2021
Thank you very much for your kind review, looking forward to welcome you again
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Geotechnic wrote a review Dec 2019
Bebington, United Kingdom41 contributions10 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I stayed at HosteLaVie in Varanasi for 2 nights. The room was reasonably clean and the staff were very accommodating. We arrived there very late due to a delayed train. The staff helped us settle in and allowed us to order food. Their onion pakora are the best I have ever eaten in my life! The food is freshly cooked and reasonably priced. When we checked in, we were offered a variety of tours for whilst we were in Varanasi. We opted for a walking tour around the Ghats and some of Varanasi (600rps each). The tour began very well, the guide spoke excellent English and had plenty to say. Once we had been around the Ghats he took us to where silk pashmena's are made. This was very interesting until we were sat down being showed all of their collections to buy. We were then taken to a water temple which happened to have a souvenir shop next to it and were walked into the shop. Next we were taken to a herb and oil shop, when we refused to buy anything the guide cut the trip short and took us back to the hostel. Overall we felt ripped off and let down.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrea A. wrote a review Dec 2019
20 contributions12 helpful votes
I was there for five days. I have to say that all personnel, starting from managers, are very helpful and solved all problems. The structure is not new and this is the only point that makes me not give five points. they have already prepared solutions for different tours of the city at affordable prices, affiliated rickshaw drivers, they help in buying tickets for train and buses... and also they are very kind. The price in relation to the service offered is very very good. I recommend this place
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Om Home Guest House
LOCATION
IndiaUttar PradeshVaranasi DistrictVaranasi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about HosteLaVie Varanasi
Which popular attractions are close to HosteLaVie Varanasi?
Nearby attractions include Silk Veg Boutique (0.3 km), Tulsi Ghat (0.4 km), and Shivala Ghat (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at HosteLaVie Varanasi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at HosteLaVie Varanasi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at HosteLaVie Varanasi?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to HosteLaVie Varanasi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bread of Life Bakery, Iba Cafe & Restaurant, and Vegan & Raw.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at HosteLaVie Varanasi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to HosteLaVie Varanasi?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Batuk Bhairav Mandir (1.6 km), Chet Singh Ghat (0.2 km), and Ramnagar Fort (3.9 km).