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Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

The best part of Sankatha is the rooftop restaurant which you can get fresh made-to-order food lovingly made by Ravi and Vinod. Also the burning ghats are a short walk down the narrow passageways. If you happen to stay, I can only suggest a short stay as the hard, thin mattresses get harder the longer you stay and the hot...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Its close to the burningghat in the old City. Roms are clean. There was a Problem with hot Water. The rooftop is very nice and the food in the Restaurant is good. The straff is very kindly. Outside you can walk one minute to the burningghat. Everything is close. The narrows are small and its sometimes very busy.

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 16 December 2015

just few meters to principal crematory / little tricky to arrive the first time but almost every body knows the place so just asking is easy to arrive nice food in the roof restaurant rooms are OK / little hard beds the owner always trying to help and to recomend things to visit in varanasi

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The location of this guest house is very good, close to essential Varanasi landmarks like Manikarnika Ghat and Vishwanath temple. The owner is attentive and will offer you some tours. The food in the restaurant is good, and the rooftop is always a plus. You can also exchange money at standard fares.

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Pushkar, India
Reviewed 7 December 2015

the rooms of sankatha are very good ( clean, big and bath inside ). we stay 21 days and feel every day like at home... the food is excellent and the chef Ravi is a very kindly and wisdom person ;) location it's perfect for who want to live the real Varanasi... Manikarnika ghat is magic all the staff people...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 December 2015

free pick up wasnt at the train station when we arrived . We emailed,txt and called them to make sure it was there. Finally get to guest house (not easiest to find) and the room we booked wasnt available.Tried to explain to the guy on the front desk. Not interested. By this time was 10pm so stayed the night in...

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Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

We fully enjoyed our stay at Sankatha. The location is perfect if you want to understand the traditions that have been held in Varanasi for thousands of years. It's also a nice break from the hectic streets outside of the old town. I would not advice staying here with a narrow mind. The owner and his staff were all very...

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Tartu, Estonia
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Most important for me is to have clean room - even if I am in India or on burget. Here is great combination of clean rooms, good freshly made food in top-roof restaurant. With the service of quality. Also - great location to visit important sightseeings. Simply - did not expect so many good sides.

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Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Helpful and friendly staff, really good and cheap food, the best location if you don't mind the smoke next to the main burning Ghat with processions passing by on the street. The room was tidy, nice washroom. Simply be aware of Indian commission culture, life's blood for many entrepeneurs. People offering to guide you to the guesthouse are paid to...

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 30 January 2015

We spent three days in Varanasi and stayed at a modest Sankatha guest house. The location is perfect if you want to sense the unique athmosphare of the ancient way of life. The place is near the river just on the line to the main gremation ghat. The staff is friendly, there is hot water shower, wi-fi in the room...

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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 

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Address: CK 10/60-A Manikarnika Ghat Chowk, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: RM44 - RM80 (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.”
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“Having a window is absolutely worth it.”
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“The surroundiings surely are noisy due to the unique location on the Manikarnika Ghat.”
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“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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