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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Harish and Malika were just lovely and engaging hosts for our Homestay. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The main house is beautiful with a very warm and welcoming ambience. The food was plentiful and delicious and we enjoyed sharing meals and travel talk with a fascinating range of other guests. Harish was always available and attentive to our needs;...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 4 and stayed here for 3 days. The place is very comfortable, not too far from the main temple. And no words to describe the hospitality of Harish-ji and Malika-ji.. They took care of all our needs and requirements of travel in Varanasi. Malika-ji is a very sweet and gentle lady with "magic in her...

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Toronto, Ontario - Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time to Varanasi and our second time at Homestay. We were only going to spend a week, but ended up staying for two. Harish, Malika, and their wonderful staff made us feel so at home and part of the family in so many ways. They are there every minute of the day to look after you,...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for two days along with my parents. if you really wanna have tension free trip to Varanasi, Homestay is the perfect place. Spacious and beautifully decorated rooms, Delicious home cooked food by Malikaji and all the varanasi sight seeing arrangements by Harishji clubbed together makes a perfect package for Varanasi trip. Most importantly my parents enjoyed a lot...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem in the middle of a chaotic Varanasi. The rooms are big, clean and comfortable and the owners Harish, his wife and his family go out of their way to make you feel absolutely welcomed in their house. The food is delicious and we found that its the best dinners you can have in Varanasi as...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Husband and I stayed with Harish-ji and Malika for close to two weeks! most guests seemed to be passing through varanasi, but we wanted to experience more of the day to day life. Homestay was perfect for this, as we got to interact with our Hosts on a more personal level that developed as we got to know one...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't recommend this Homestay enough! Mr. Harish and Malika have a beautiful home, with large, clean and very comfortable rooms. There is a courtyard garden for relaxing and very nice dining room in which we ate all our dinners in Varanasi. Malika's cooking is the best food we've had in India so far! You can also view all the...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I originally only booked 2 nights at this home stay however we ended up staying for 2 weeks. We had a wonderful time there and it is a peaceful escape from the busy city. The rooms are spacious and quiet for a goodnight sleep. Harish is an extremely helpful and knowledgable man and gave us all the...

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Merseyside England
Reviewed 12 February 2017

If you are looking for an authentic Indian homestay in the heart of Vanasi with good company and excellent home cooked food you have found the right place. No need to worry about anything - Harish will arrange everything at a fair price so no need for haggling or stress. Varanasi is insane and wonderfull at the same time. Its...

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Princeton, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We loved our stay in Varanasi, especially because of the Homestay. Harish was a very organized, efficient, and helpful host. He arranged transportation for us when we wanted to see Varanasi, and the walking tour was a great way to begin exploring the city. He is very knowledgable about Varanasi and India in general. He also runs a shop on...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This Homestay is managed by an Indian family and those who like to stay with a family and share the culture and taste freshly made home cooked vegetarian food would like it here very much.A traditional Indian house built in 1936, with complete teakwood work and antique hand carving workmanship on the doors, windows, decorations and furniture. Lots of open space for natural sunlight and air. Beautiful seat in garden in the front. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Homestay

Address: D - 61/16, Varanasi 221010, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: RM169 - RM203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“If you want a large room go for Maharaja Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles Tinadasgupta, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Nice to have a room on the second floor”
 of 5 bubbles bertabkerr, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The best rooms are the main rooms at the Homestay”
 of 5 bubbles wrens2017, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the Rooftop!!”
 of 5 bubbles Brasieliro0, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Clean with great food”
 of 5 bubbles gailbj, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
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