We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Alka

Meer Ghat D 3/23 Dashashwamedh, Varanasi 221001 India
Lowest prices for your stay
US$ 12
US$ 10
View deal
Free cancellation until 26/04/21
Reserve now, pay at stay
FindHotelUS$ 12
View all 15 deals
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Other miscellaneous taxes and hotel fees which are not fixed or due at time of booking may be payable at the property at time of stay. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (695)
Room & Suite (173)
Dining (66)


#20 of 265 hotels in Varanasi
Hotel Alka, a synonym for customer-oriented services from years, believes in providing an adorable environment to its guests, where not only they find peace in dwelling but also experience a the highest degree of dedication from the staff. And what more can one ask for? Hotel Alka is located right in the core of Varanasi, a place where even holiness is re-defined. Its evidently a must visit place for all in life. Varanasi (the ancient Kashi or the medieval Banaras) is one of the oldest cities of the world and is considered to be favourite, of even the almighty. Varanasi's prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrivalled. Mark Twain, the celebrated English author , who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Banaras, once wrote : "Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together."
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Free internet
Yoga room
Coffee shop
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Facial treatments
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Car hire
Taxi service
Makeup services
Steam room
Waxing services
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Lake View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
1,420Reviews28Q+A100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 540
  • 541
  • 189
  • 82
  • 68
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Rahul R S wrote a review Feb 2021
Bengaluru, India7 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is located right on meer ghat and there are some rooms with a balcony and view. Staff is friendly and highly responsive. The restaurant attached serves good food. Vehicles cannot reach this hotel so one needs to walk for about 500 mts from the main road. The manager will usually send someone over to pick up the luggage. This is place is highly recommended if you would like to stay by the Ghats and walk around the old city. May not be suitable for families with small children as there is a significant amount of walking to do.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2021
Arun Saha wrote a review Feb 2021
Pune District, India16 contributions
Very satisfied with my stay. I have visited Alka multiple times with my Photo-Tour Clients. The hotel is very clean and well maintained. Good food. Reasonable Price. Right on the ghat. Very nice staff.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
orthodeb wrote a review Mar 2020
RANAGAHT18 contributions4 helpful votes
If something to remember forever is the hospitality and support @ Hotel Alka in Varanasi. The way they guided us to stay safe in Varanasi in crucial time of the outbreak of Covid 19 is worth mentioning . The more you praise the support of Munna ( Mukesh Sharma) bhai is less. The way he arranged our return to the Airport in the time of total shutdown is unforgettable. The support we got from SP traffic , Varanasi , is also worth mentioning. If someone thinks about touring Varanasi think about Munna ji. Just make a call and he will be there for you serving with a great smile and "har har Mahadev"...
Read more
Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Sri wrote a review Mar 2020
10 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel is on Meer ghat, quite close to Dashashwamedh ghat on one side where the main Ganga Arti happens and Manikarnika on the other side (a few ghats away). It is also quite close to Vishwanath temple, and the chowk area where all the delicious street food is available. The hotel rooms were quite clean. The staff unintrusive, though service was a bit slow. They have a restaurant and the food was quite good, though again they took quite some time with the orders. The hotel also has beautiful view of the ghat from its balconies and terrace. There is no lift. Also since this is on the ghats, no taxi comes till the hotel. You would have to get down at chowk and walk a bit to reach. The hotel will arrange porters though, if you inform them in advance.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020
frankfurfun wrote a review Mar 2020
Frankfurt, Germany84 contributions127 helpful votes
The location is pretty good - but the hotel is for the price you have to pay not recommendable at all. We paid the same rate as for a European middle class hotel and found nothing better than a very basic backpacker guest house. Room filthy and bed sheets dirty. Towels dirty with stains. Drain in the sink not working at all - it took the hotel two days to repair it. No running hot water - cold only. Staff unfriendly and not willing to help. We went to a different hotel after two nights.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$10 - US$44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
alka hotel varanasi
IndiaUttar PradeshVaranasi DistrictVaranasi
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Alka
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Alka?
Nearby attractions include Ganges River (0.4 km), Banaras Ghats (0.4 km), and Dasaswamedh Ghat (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Alka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, airport transportation, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Alka?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Alka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vishnu Tea Emporium, Bana Lassi, and Niyati Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Alka?
Yes, guests have access to a yoga room during their stay.
Does Hotel Alka have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Alka offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Alka?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Alka?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Alka?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Batuk Bhairav Mandir (2.0 km), Chet Singh Ghat (1.6 km), and Ramnagar Fort (3.1 km).
Does Hotel Alka have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.