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D - 54/16 - D Jaddumandi Luxa Road, Varanasi 221010 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 14/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Zostel Varanasi
Updated 14/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 373 Speciality lodging in Varanasi
Travellers' Choice
With the magnetic pull of its old world charms, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world will welcome you with open arms, soak you in the holy aura it commands, and make you feel lost within the world different from what you have ever experienced. Varanasi, with its narrow alleys, overcrowded streets, and religious air, is a whole package. Witness the evening prayers at the ghats of the Ganges and we promise you would not want to return. Take a morning walk across all the Ghats to witness the striking diversity within the city. And don’t forget to fill yourself up with the delightful street food all around the city. Located right in the heart of the city and yet not far from the Ghats, Zostel Varanasi provides the right comforts one looks for. A place to relax amidst the chaos of the city, we offer mixed dormitories as well as the female-exclusive ones.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Game room
Entertainment staff
Taxi service
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
24-hour check-in
Breakfast available
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Savan wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The folks at Zostal maintain a perfect balance between fun and rules. They ensure that the guests are keeping the premises safe, clean, and fun to engage with each other while offering plenty of space to hang out and jam. One event or the other keeps happening every day that offers plenty to involve yourself in. I did not eat food at the Zostal so I cannot comment about it. But the place is pretty cool. It is even safe for families. We had a couple join us for even celebration along with their 5-year-old daughter. They seemed happy :)
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Try to get a room with 4 beds if you are in a group of 4 or smaller.
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Singhal Himanshu wrote a review Dec 2020
5 contributions
"Akele Chle The Ham Manzil ki Rah par, Dost milte Gye Karwaan Banta Gya" These lines have perfect suitability to the Zostel Life... Amazing Experience I ever had. A great space to live ur life to the fullest... Anik #the_wonderlust made this experience to the next level... Indeed place for the solo travelers..❤️
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Anubhav wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
Solo trip to Varanasi was in my list from past many years but it seems just not happening, but post lockdown I got the chance and what better than Zostel for backpackers trip. It was 3 nights stay, though guests were limited due to pandemic but they overall clean and tidy place. Rooms and property were clean and hygienic, staff was nice and cooperative. Though location is just fine, as you walk inside a not so clean narrow lane, but other than that rest of the things were good.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Ashish Mishra wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Zostel Varanasi was a great place to stay for my 3 day stay in Varanasi. The crowd is amazing and I met some interesting people during my stay. Special shout out to Dheeraj Pandey, our host, who always had great recommendations for to-dos in Varanasi. He is a great conversationalist as well, and always ready to cater to the travelers. 5/5 for my stay here.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Ananya Mahanta wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
Amazing interiors, super supportive staff and a cozy space to sleep is all what a solo traveler needs. Zostel Varanasi is the perfect place for enjoying a holiday in Varanasi. Raj took great care of me and never let me feel that I was the only female residing in the property. The cafe provided me with simple yet tasty homely food. I stayed in the dorm where I met some amazing fellow travelers. It was a beautiful experience indeed.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
$14 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaUttar PradeshVaranasi DistrictVaranasi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zostel Varanasi
Which popular attractions are close to Zostel Varanasi?
Nearby attractions include Varanasi Remembrances (1.1 km), Paraslakshmi Exports (0.5 km), and Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple) (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zostel Varanasi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Zostel Varanasi?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Zostel Varanasi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bowl of Compassion, Vishnu Tea Emporium, and Aadha-Aadha Café.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zostel Varanasi?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zostel Varanasi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Zostel Varanasi?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Batuk Bhairav Mandir (1.1 km), Ramnagar Fort (2.0 km), and Chet Singh Ghat (1.9 km).