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Ganpati Guest House

D 3/24 Meer Ghat, Varanasi 221001 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 28/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Ganpati Guest House
Updated 28/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 307 hotels in Varanasi
Travellers' Choice
We are Ganpati Guest House - if you stay here, we are sure that you will have a good time in Varanasi. Of course the view of the beautiful river Ganges is amazing and exotic. Many people who come to Varanasi stay with us in the Ganpati Guest House. The staff are very kind and have a good spirit. We look forward to meeting you and hope beautiful time in Varanasi. The history of Ganpati Guest House: The Ganpati is located at the east end of the Mother Ganges in Varanasi, makes its presence known throughout the riverbanks not only by shining the world's oldest culture as well as oldest city. A city of light...but also by offering cutting-edge restaurants, renowned facilities, amazing view and comfortable accommodations. This 3-story Redstone pyramid was built in 1905 on the river Ganges, contains so many amenities on such an enormous scale that it's becomes practically amazing vacation. Spacious rooms surrounded by the plants, which boasts your staying, dining and entertainment. The Garden, at more than 1000 square feet, is one of Varanasi's oldest existing buildings and rarely available, offering a tranquil sitting, an array of nice music, a rack of books nearby. We want to deliver inside of the property a best atmosphere. We're trying to become a little more contemporary and appeal to all age crowds with holy feelings. We want to offer the best entertainment, dining, staying and relax without insulting the worth of your damage. That's not to say that "The city of Light" will be memorable entire the life. It is, after all, still a part of what makes the property unique, and explained that the hotel is prepared to keep the better executed elements of the riverbank-culture theme. Kind regards.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Yoga classes
Coffee shop
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Full body massage
Rooftop bar
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Taxi service
Hand massage
Head massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hindi
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sananda ghoshal wrote a review Feb 2021
Kolkata, India1999 contributions99 helpful votes
had the most awesome experience as a solo female traveller staying at this place in varanasi. stayed for 3 nights (some nights i think i must be the only guest there) . definitely book the premium rooms with the balcony even if costs a bit more. just sitting there and soaking through the ambience of the city is the best feeling ever. rooms r clean, service excellent. felt very safe (as a solo female ). the staff just amazing. the pickup from airport was totally smooth . mr. amit, mr kisan and mr shailendra were very helpful and nice people. already recommended many of my friends that this is the place to stay. p.s: only disappointment was the food. this may be due to lack of regular staff due to the pandamic. i hope they inform that and that would be great
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: room number 13 had the best views
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ElodieC940 wrote a review Dec 2020
New Delhi, India5 contributions1 helpful vote
We were lucky enough to be in Varanasi for Dev Deepawali and it was incredible to see everything from our own room. Our only "complain" was that the room was a bit pricy for the simple standard it was and that, not including breakfast. We understood that we are paying for location and that the year had been difficult for the tourism industry and did not negotiate further. The staff was helpful and pleasant.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Rooms with balcony facing the Ganga are fantastic although a little pricy
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Natasha wrote a review Oct 2020
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Are unmarried couples allowed? We wanted to check-in today from Mumbai. A quick reply would be appreciated. If yes, Our flight would be reaching tonight at 9.30 PM, can a pickup be arranged, and what would be the cab/transportation charges?
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Date of stay: October 2020
VergaraTours wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Clean and beautiful. The best stay we've had in India. The restaurant was quite good too with beautiful views to the river. Direct access to the Ganga river. Very good service and tasteful decoration.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Jerry S wrote a review Apr 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Second stay at Ganpati (prior was in 2015). Best location, right on the Ganga, between Dashashwamedh Ghat and Manikarnika Ghat. New rooms in the annex are spacious and gorgeous. Staff is very helpful, rooftop restaurant is beautiful, food is excellent and inexpensive, and the views can't be beat. The photos here speak for themselves. Both of our stays here were superb, but the hotel has been upgraded and even more beautiful than it was in 2015. I feel like I have a home in Varanasi and when I see videos online that show Ganpati from a boat or from the ghats, I feel homesick. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Annex room was wonderful - don't be disappointed if you are put there.
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US$16 - US$37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ganpati Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Ganpati Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Ganges River (0.4 km), Dasaswamedh Ghat (0.3 km), and Banaras Ghats (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ganpati Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Ganpati Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Ganpati Guest House?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ganpati Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vishnu Tea Emporium, Bana Lassi, and Niyati Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ganpati Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Ganpati Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ganpati Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ganpati Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ganpati Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Ganpati Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Batuk Bhairav Mandir (2.0 km), Ramnagar Fort (3.1 km), and Chet Singh Ghat (1.6 km).
Does Ganpati Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.