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Quebec, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went several times to this reataurant and enjoyed the rooftop, the tasty food, it's location close to the burning ghatts and the friendly service. The springrolls are so tasty! Prices are very low (we paid always around 400 to 600 for a meal, tea and water for 2 people).

Thank levin757
Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sankatha is an excellent guesthouse 150 meters from Manikarnika Ghat, the biggest burning ghat. Rooms are basic, but clean and manager Manu and his two sons are very friendly and helpful with everything The rooftop restaurant is fantastic with great indian food . The chef/boss makes his outmost to make the best food, everything fresh. I asked him to make... More 

Thank terjebringedal
Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2016

After two less than wonderful experiences in Varanasi, we stumbled upon Sankatha Guest House, and what a pleasant surprise that was. Upon entry, we were greeted by friendly staff and received exceptional service. The menu was expansive and in between each delicious dish (we tried many) we were repeatedly reminded of the 'fresh and clean' ingredients the chef was using.... More 

Thank jazzdavisboothby
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Nice place at a low price. We quite a big room with a shower. There is a restaraunt upstairs with a view on the river and the buildings. The food was delicious and we had the room service, which we really appreciated! The Internet signal in the room was not very good, and there were a few shutdowns, but they... More 

Thank Оксана Н
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1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very good staff with delicious and fresh food, near to the burning ghat and golden temple, the owner is very cooperative and tells you lot about Varanasi also, the rooms are comfortable and economical, free Wi-Fi available, having Ganges view from roof top restaurant

Thank Neeraj G
Asansol, India
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Hello Friends, It's a pleasant hot & sweet experience in Sankatha Guest House, situated at 100mt from Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi... Continue shoutings of different Dead Body's co attenders, coming from Different cities even states. Holy pilgrimage ghat, continuous burning of about 100 deads per day.. Gullies, so called Famous small spider net like dirty roads around Kashi Biswanath Temple, about... More 

Thank Atanu D
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The room quite comfortable. Location very close to manikarnika Ghat (dead body burning ghat), but it's difficult to find, we have to ask someone to help us find this hostel and of course it's not free. Owner very helpfull, help arrange our tour, but refuse if they wanna take u to silk factory. The restaurant in the rooftop was good,... More 

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68 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Very well located (2 min walking from Manikarnika, the principal induist burning place over the world) and easy to find evethoug it´s in the messy and narrow streets of Varanasi´s old part. Good restaurant on the roof with nice food (incredible "coffee lassi", BTW). Good rooms (not perfect, not luxury ones, but good to rest and take a shower). Nice... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Room #308, people. It's the best. I stayed in Varanasi for 16 days, so to say I know what I'm talking about is an understatement. For those looking for a comfortable mattress, running hot water (don't worry, it warms up in the afternoon) or walls that aren't thin, look elsewhere. What Sankatha lacks in glamorous amenities, however, it gains in... More 

1 Thank seeejeee
Lille, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Really kind staff who makes you feel like at home! The food is really good and really quick served (thanks to Ravi and Vinod!) Rooms are clean and comfortable and all of that at 1min of the Burning ghat. See you soon for Holi and "Two more" ;)

1 Thank Gaylou2016

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We welcome you to a quiet, comfortable, homely atmosphere, and hope you enjoy your stay with us. This budget accommodation in Varanasi offers fine facilities. 21 rooms all with attached bath, some with air condition. We are at the main heart of the city, absolute bank of the River Ganges, so any place and every spot is easily reachable. 'MANIKARNIKA GHAT' is famous for Burning Ghat, where Hindus burn body after death. At last but not least our services are exclusively traditional. We believe our guest as God in disguise. Situated in the heart of the ancient Varanasi close to the Golden Temple and Burning Ghat. Walking distance from Main Ghat and Main Market. 30 minutes from railway station/bus stop, airline offices, 1 hour from Varanasi Airport. If you desire to spend less for a comfortable stay, still live in privacy, style, luxury and elegance, with very simple but very comfortable and immaculately clean rooms, with/without attached baths/showers, running hot and cold water, western style toilets then this is it!! We have a little sitting arrangement for our guests where they come sit, share their stories, plan for the next day, drink and dine and have a whole lot of fun together. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sankatha Guest House

Address: CK 10/60-A Manikarnika Ghat Chowk, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: RM44 - RM351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Sankatha Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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“There are two Internet channels - one is on the ground floor, the other is on the restaraunt floor.”
 of 5 bubbles O4202ER_, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Having a window is absolutely worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles seeejeee, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor quieter”
 of 5 bubbles pamgogh, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The surroundiings surely are noisy due to the unique location on the Manikarnika Ghat.”
 of 5 bubbles salka2015, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Try to avoid 1st/ground level rooms as they are windowsless (but stay cooler in the summer). Don't hesitate to ask to see the other equivalent rooms.”
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 of 5 bubbles BrusselsCha, 9 Dec 2012 | Read review
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