Ishan Paying Guest House
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6.9
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10
Value for money7.2
Distance to city center1.00 Km
Location rating7.3
Nearest airportVaranasi Airport (VNS) - India
Distance to airport22.9 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Room service [24-hour]

  • Laundry service

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Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Maharaja
Maharaja
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Non-Air Conditioning
Non-Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Double Air Conditioning
Double Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Single Shared Bathroom
Standard Single Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
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Standard Fan
Standard Fan
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Agoda Reviews (18)Booking.com Reviews (13)
6.9
/
10
Good
From 18 reviews
Cleanliness6.8
Facilities5.0
Location7.3
Room comfort and quality6.3
Service8.3
Value for money7.2
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8.0
Excellent
AGUSTIN from Spain
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in February 2016
Nice owners (felt like family). Great location near Assi Ghat”
Great staff: owners are very nice. Good location near Assi Ghat and not far from University. Almost quiet street except that that night there were festivals until 23:00 in many places in the city. Clean, room and bathroom are correct (we booked double room with ensuite bathroom). Located near Assi Ghat. A little difficult to find from main street. Google maps location is not correct (3 min. walking). The cars CAN get to the door, don't trust taxi drivers if they say it's impossible go there, like mine did :( . Next time I'll hire a transfer. I recommend it with a transfer to get there to avoid taxi scams (as almost every place in India).
Reviewed February 24, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Gabrielle from Canada
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 4 nights in March 2015
Ishan paying guest house”
The owner, the location and the cleanliness
We had a very pleasant stay at Ishan paying guest house. The location is perfect; close to the ghat and far enough of the main street to sleep well. The owner and his family are nice and very helpful. The only thing i can complain about is that the matress was a little hard but still... Orher then that, the room and the shared bathroom was clean. I recommand this place for your stay in Varanasi!
Reviewed March 20, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Carlos from Spain
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 3 nights in January 2015
Great, clean guesthouse with attentive staff”
Kindness and helpfulness of the owner, renovated and comfortable rooms, location
We are again reinforcing what other guests said about Ishan GH. Not only the room was super comfy and clean, but Mr. PM is the most hospitable, the kindest and nicest of hosts, so much that we were at the edge of tears when we had to leave... We originally had booked a double room with shared bathroom, and although we liked it, we liked the deluxe room more. PM offered some discount for upgrading, which was really appreciated. The room and bathroom were renovated recently, and both were super clean. The hot water worked flawlessly, and there were small but very appreciated details like free toilet paper, clean towels, a hanger for coats, doormats at the bedroom, bathroom and balcony doors and a wiper for the bathroom floor. When we arrived the first night it was almost 9 and all restaurants in the area close by that time, but PM called the owners of a small cafe who came pick us up and gave us a filling, hygienic and cheap dinner. Another amazing fact is that PM actively seeks feedback from his guests to improve his guesthouse; he genuinely cares about his guests and he'll go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. We booked a boat tour through him that lasted 2,5 hours for an excellent price, as well as train tickets and a tuc tuc for the train station. He was super kind and let us rest in another room when we had to check out while we waited for our late evening train. He is still working on renovating all rooms so we are sure this will become the most sought after guesthouse in Varanasi. PM, we can't thank you enough! Keep up the good work!
Reviewed February 05, 2015
7.7
Very good
Thomas from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Fan
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014
simple room, great location, helpful friendly sta”
Staff. Location.
Good stay, most welcoming guest house I stayed in whilst in India. Very caring and accommodating hosts. Helped me with everything I needed and forewarned me of all the scams which awaited me in Varranasi. Great location in a quiet area near the river.
Reviewed December 14, 2014
4.0
Mary from United States
Solo traveler
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in August 2014
We expected more for the #1 rating”
Friendly owner, water available for fee, clean room
Uncomfortable bc unreliable power thought night. At one point, no AC and no fan. Very hot and humid. Location is also very far from attractions, either expensive to get to where we wanted to go or tuk tuk drivers refused altogether.
Reviewed August 29, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Claudia from Switzerland
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014
Clean nice host”
Clean nice people and central
We stayed for two nights with ishan and his famaly and feld very welcome. Varanasy is a crazy town so its nice to have a place wehre you feel confortable and get a rest. As it was only 13 degrees and cloudy we really appreciated the hot shower. We accidentially booked trough agoda a room with shared bathroom but when we arrived we easily could get an other one. The rooms are simple but clean and with nicely painted walls. We didn't use the rooftop terrace but it would be grate to relax.
Reviewed January 20, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Mark from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in January 2014
Great Family Run Guest House in Varanasi!”
The service from the staff, the quiet location and the family feel of the place
My stay at the Ishan family guest house was fantastic. The main plus point is the friendly owner he will advise you of all the local sights and customs and is a very nice man. All the staff at the Ishan guest house were great and very friendly. es river The Ishan is located at the Assi Ghat which is 3 mins walk from the holy Ganges river and 10-15 walk from the old city. The area is quit compared to the old city. In reference to the bad reviews on here this is India not Europe the streets are congested and a little dirty but that is what India is all about! I would not hesitate to stay again or to recommend the Ishan Guest House to anyone looking for good, clean, reasonably priced accommodation in Varanasi.
Reviewed January 09, 2014
2.0
Sugandha from Australia
Solo traveler
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 6 nights in December 2013
Dirty Uncomfortable”
Helpful owners
Access to Ishan Paying Guest House is through half a kilometer of very filthy lanes. Even taxis refuse to venture into those lanes. I was charged for an AC room, but AC in the room I was given could only cool the room - which is of no use in a cold winter! Not only that, even the bedding was not enough to deal with the winter cold - I had to use my sleeping bag to protect myself from the cold. Add to that the fact that the windows did not have wire meshing which made it impossible to open them which the room very stuffy and me suffocating. The bedlinen was dirty, and not changed even after request for the whole week that I was there. The room was very dusty, and the bathroom filthy. The only saving grace was the owner and his family who were very curteous, but unfortunately had no clue as to what is required to run a hospitality unit. All in all a thoroughly over priced place, which I cannot recommend to anyone - even my enemy,
Reviewed January 01, 2014
5.0
Nicholas from United States
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013
Monsquitos!”
The friendly staff.
On our first night we were very tired and happy to find this guesthouse tucked away on a street near Assit ghat. The owner and his family were very friendly and immediately showed us to our room which he said was the best in the hotel. It was a good size but the bathroom was small and the bed was hard. The second night there were so many mosquitoes in the room that it made it hard to sleep. We were woken up a few times by their buzzing and got bitten a few times as well. There were also dogs fighting in the middle of the night which was slightly noisy. The hotel looks a bit unfinished which may be why there were so many bugs. We had to leave and spend the third night in a different hotel.
Reviewed December 26, 2013
9.0
Exceptional
Timothy from Australia
Solo traveler
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in October 2013
Comfortable Accomodation, Attentive Service”
Generosity of staff, quiet rooftop, clean rooms
Overall a very happy experience. Felt part of the family at Ishan Paying Guest House - would recommend to anyone wanting a quiet retreat from the hassle and hustle of Varanasi.
Reviewed October 30, 2013
6.0
NATALIA from Spain
Couple
Maharaja
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Amables pero falta limpieza”
Ishan es encantador pero la habitacion y baño estaban sucios. El agua no salía bien y era fría. No lo imaginábamos así y nos decepcionó al llegar. El trato fantástico eso sí
Reviewed July 31, 2016
2.3
veronica from Spain
Group
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014
estaba super sucia”
Ishan Paying Guest House
Muy interesados y sucios
Reviewed August 13, 2014
6.7
Good
IGNACIO from Spain
Solo traveler
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in June 2014
UBICACIÓN PERFECTA”
UBICACIÓN, UBICACIÓN Y UBICACIÓN
Sin lugar a dudas lo mejor de todo es la ubicación, perfectamente situado para llegar andado a los ghats en cinco minutos, y recorrerlos sin problemas. En cuando a la habitación, hay que tener en cuenta que es una guest house y no un hotel, habitación sencilla y cómoda con A/C, la limpieza, pues como siempre en la India cuando viajas con este presupuesto. Si toca las habitaciones de arriba es incomodo porque tienes que ir con la maleta para arriba y para abajo, pero es lo que hay en las guest house. El dueño es muy muy muy amable, y te ayuda muchísimo con cualquier cosa que necesites. El desayuno muy muy muy básico. Creo que es una buena opción si viajas con presupuesto ajustado, recibes lo que pagas.
Reviewed August 05, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Mario from Spain
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014
Agradable y acogedor hostal”
Económico, como en casa, gente amable.
Los dueños son encantadores y siempre te quieren echar una mano en todo. Es muy económico, las habitaciones están bien para lo que es la India. Eso sí, no hay vistas al Ganges.
Reviewed May 27, 2014
7.3
Very good
Philippe from France
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 1 night in October 2014
bonne aituation pret des ghats”
situation, calme, propreté, eau chaude
Agreable meme si l accueil est un peu froid a l arrivée, chambre neuve a peine finie ( manque une table et chaises pour poser ses affaires) mais SdB nickel et fontionnelle avec eau chaude! Wifi un peu leger pour se connecter ds la chambre.pour le depart, le proprietaire a ete tres sympa de nous reserver un rickshaw pour la gare avec un tres bon prix " local" .je conseille cette Guest House pour y rester plusieurs jours.un peu difficile a trouver mais proche du dernier ghat au sud.
Reviewed December 05, 2014
7.3
Very good
ALESSANDRO from Italy
Couple
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015
Guest giuste defilata e tranquilla”
Staff, posizione e accoglienza
Siamo arrivati in un momento delicato per la famiglia che gestisce la gest house ma nonostante questo ci hanno accolto in maniera calorosa. La camera era abbastanza grande e dotata di finestra, il bagno poco pulito. La posizione tranquilla e defilata. Tutto sommato ci siamo trovati bene. Il proprietario molto cortese.
Reviewed November 30, 2015
4.0
HANAKO from Japan
Couple
Standard Fan
Stayed 1 night in December 2014
泊まりませんでした”
オーナーのおじさんと息子の感じが好い
部屋の毛布が椅子の上に無造作に置かれ、き共有の水回りも清潔ではなかったため、部屋を見てすぐに宿泊は難しいと判断。 宿泊料を支払い、別のホテルを探した。 日本人が多いと聞いたが、最低限の清潔さが保たれない空間では寝るだけでも難しかった。 ヴァラナシでは衛生観念が違いすぎることを念頭において宿選びをすべきでした。
Reviewed January 14, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Andrei from Belarus
Solo traveler
Double Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014
Хороший отель за адекватные деньги”
Чистота, горячая вода, тихий район
Хороший отель за адекватную цену: есть москитные сетки, можно повесить свой замок, в номере есть бойлер (а значит всегда есть горячая вода), есть интернет. Все нужды европейца удовлетворены :) Из минусов - расположение немного вдали от центра, нужен рикша.
Reviewed February 05, 2014
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