Ganpati Guest House
Ganpati Guest House
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8.8
Excellent

"Loved our stay and will definitely return there to stay."

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August 23, 2016

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What guests are saying:
Overall good to stay for a family with good environment and food was good.
suresh from India
Family with teens
The best place to stay by the Ganga. Ganpati made our staying great. We got everything in just one place.
Flavia from New Zealand
Couple
Everything’s great.
Chao from China
Solo traveler
We stayed for 2 nights over a weekend. We really enjoyed our stay & would really recommend. Room was really clean & bed comfortable with a good shower. The food we found some dishes were really good & some not so. All in all I would thoroughly recommend.
Steven from India
Family with young children
Nice hotel. Best tea and curry I ever had on the roof top restaurant
James from United Kingdom
Couple
I had reserved the morning boat and ceremony (approx 3hours), the worker told me i have to get up 4AM. And then I get up at 4AM tomorrow, but the door is closed, they refund my money without apology
Biao from China
Solo traveler
Wonderful place right on the ganges with comfortable AC rooms and a balcony. Close to everything although arriving on foot through many narrow alleys with baggage is quite arduous!
ruth from New Zealand
Couple
nice room, confy bed with good smell sheets. good shower with hard pressure and hot water. nice hotelarea with different places to sit down, even very nice rooftop terrace. varanasi is magical, and this hotel suits to it! highly recommend.
Michele from Switzerland
Couple
Excellent
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8.4
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Excellent cleanliness
8.4
Recommended by 92% of guests
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportVaranasi Airport (VNS) - India
Distance to airport21.4 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

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8.0
Very good
Room comfort & quality
This property is in high demand!Last booked 5 hours ago
Deluxe River View Double or Twin Room with Balcony
Deluxe River View Double or Twin Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 double bed
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Economy Double Room - Annex
Economy Double Room - Annex
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    Superior room with private balcony
    Superior room with private balcony
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 double bed
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    Budget Double or Twin Room
    Budget Double or Twin Room
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Standard Room
    Standard Room
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    What people love about the property

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "The food was good and the restaurant staff were lovely."

      Emily

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      July 9, 2016

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Have a rooftop restaurant with good river view."

      Xiaoping

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      June 30, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Staff was extemely friendly and helpful."

      Lawrence

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      October 31, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Our stay here was fantastic, view and location was great."

    Louisa

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    July 4, 2016

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Rooftop restaurant was great and food very good."

    Carolyn

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    December 25, 2017

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    Agoda Reviews (743)Booking.com Reviews (386)
    8.4
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    10
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities8.0
    Location9.3
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service8.2
    Value for money8.3
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sam from United States
    Couple
    Economy Double Room - Annex
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    Amazing location, great views, A/C, friendly staff”
    My wife & I stayed here for our first trip to India & cannot recommend this guest house enough. The location is excellent, within a 5min. walk to the largest ghat in Varanasi & also one of the cremation ghats. Staff was very kind & helpful, & the rooftop restaurant/bar view was spectacular & a great place to relax/eat at end of day. Try the rice pudding with fruit! Highly recommend doing the walking tour with Ballu- he was so kind & helpful, & really became a friend of ours after 5 days in Varanasi. Ballu lives next door with his family & is an amazing guide for this spectacular city. Also, the morning boat tour is a must!
    Reviewed October 18, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Belen from Vietnam
    Family with teens
    Superior room with private balcony
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    The best location with views of the river”
    We stayed in a room with view of Ganga river and definitely we would stay again here. The property is in very good conditions and decoration is also a plus. Very convenient location to stay close to the most important ghats. Maybe a little pricey compared to other hotels in the same area. It is quite difficult to find the place, the streets in old quarter Varanasi are chaotic.
    Reviewed August 08, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jody from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Economy Double Room - Annex
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
    Excellent”
    Perfect location (save time) Wifi was weak, unstable
    Reviewed November 24, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Maria from Spain
    Couple
    Superior room with private balcony
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
    Varanasi by the ghats”
    The Hotel is in a perfect location to explore the ghats and old city of Varanasi. The owners offers taxis pick-up, tours and all meals. The views of river Ganges from the balcony are incredible. Highly recommended.
    Reviewed November 04, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Pankaj from India
    Family with young children
    Budget Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    Exceptional”
    It is a very nice and clean hotel, location is very good although need to travel few metres before reaching to this hotel. But staff, rooms and service is very good. Roof top restaurants is amazing, they provide freshly cooked food ...we enjoyed our stay at ganpati guest house.
    Reviewed October 26, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Patricia from Canada
    Couple
    Economy Double Room - Annex
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
    Great location, basic accomodation”
    We stayed in the annex which was a building away from the main building which meant walking through a neighbourhood laneway with children playing. The room was basic and clean with a window and bathroom. The bed was comfortable. We found the guesthouse restaurant was great for breakfast and service was very good. If you choose this place, ask for a room with a balcony with a view of the Ganga.
    Reviewed October 16, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Montserrat from United States
    Solo traveler
    Budget Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    Exceptional”
    My friend and I spent 2 night at Ganpati and we were very pleased with our stayed. Great location, the staff and guides the hotel offers for you are very professional and helpful. I will definitely stay there again!
    Reviewed October 14, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Zhongxin
    Couple
    Standard Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    Very good”
    1/have to walk by feet for 5 mins to find it, but as it is beside Ganga river, it is acceptable. 2/interesting buildings and good stuff. 3/the provided pickup servive fee is much above the average price, so i suggest DIY by Ola. 4/breakfast is Ok, but not so worth of money. bonus/ top.roof can see sunraise, very nice.
    Reviewed October 11, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Dennis from Germany
    Couple
    Economy Double Room - Annex
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    Very good”
    Great location directly at the river, close to everything. Clean rooms, but don't expect hotel standard. Restaurant offers good value for money, both their breakfast and other Indian dishes are good. Dinner on the rooftop is nice with direct view on the river and the ceremony. Hotel helped us with booking taxis etc., their drivers for daytrips were all super friendly and helpful. In Varanasi this is the best you can get for this price!
    Reviewed October 08, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Daniel from Canada
    Family with teens
    Budget Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2018
    Great Spot”
    Location is perfect, with private access to the most important ghats. Staff is very attentive, rooms are clean. Reception was helpful with anything we needed. The restaurant on the rooftop offers superb views of the main ghats, the food is decent and prices reasonable (for western tourists). I would cone back here without any hesitation.
    Reviewed May 31, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Steven from India
    Family with young children
    Superior room with private balcony
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
    Excellent value for money ”
    We stayed for 2 nights over a weekend. We really enjoyed our stay & would really recommend. Room was really clean & bed comfortable with a good shower. The food we found some dishes were really good & some not so. All in all I would thoroughly recommend.
    Reviewed May 21, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jennifer from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Economy Double Room - Annex
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018
    AMAZING STAY!”
    Hands down the best place I could have stayed! The location was prime for viewing the fire aarti in evening, the ghats, basically right in the hub. I cannot tell you how immaculate the room was, so clean and tidy! Great hot water, AC, and safety, They really took care of me from picking me up at the airport, to an amazing walking tour with Aman, and even helped me care for my sprained ankle. Safe and clean stay 5/5 - will be staying here again!
    Reviewed May 18, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Emma from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Economy Double Room - Annex
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018
    Great Ganpati!”
    Perfectly located right on the banks of the river. Stay in the main house if your budget can stretch to it, although the annex was fine. We peeked into the most expensive rooms and they looked amazing. At night we ate in the roof top restaurant which has a basic menu, but the views! If you've gone to Varanasi then this is the place for you at night, you oversee all that it has to offer. Enjoy.
    Reviewed April 17, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Michele from Switzerland
    Couple
    Budget Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018
    Exceptional”
    nice room, confy bed with good smell sheets. good shower with hard pressure and hot water. nice hotelarea with different places to sit down, even very nice rooftop terrace. varanasi is magical, and this hotel suits to it! highly recommend.
    Reviewed April 17, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Shane from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe River View Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
    Excellent Value for Money and Location”
    Good: 1) Location - AWESOME. Next to evening Aarti (5 minutes walking distance) and the Funeral pyres (5 minutes walk). I woke up early morning and walked along the ghats as this place is right on the ghats. Was magical. 2) Price - For a room with a balcony that faces the Ganges you cant beat this place for price. Its good value. 3) Value for money activities - When I booked this place they emailed me all the activities they can arrange. Allot of choice and excellent value for money. Made the trip to Varanasi easy as the itinerary was basically done for us. 4) Roof terrace Restaurant - After a long day sight seeing coming back with a cold bear (reasonably priced) and sitting on rooftop terrace and looking out at the Ganges was amazing
    Reviewed April 15, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mike from United States
    Solo traveler
    Budget Double or Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
    I really liked this place. ”
    Love the decor. Love the location. I had an inside room, a little claustrophobic and dark but still nice. Didn't eat at the restaurant. Have an allergy to soy. I asked, they said it was sesame oil. They brought out package. It was soybean. Didn't hold it against them, same thing all over India. Just saying it as something to think about when traveling. I would go back for sure.
    Reviewed January 24, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Chuck
    Couple
    Deluxe River View Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
    Great location, tough to get to.”
    Great view of the main ghat, rooms are small and lack storage but it will work. Restaurant so so, much better ones around the old city. Stayed for four days, three would have been plenty. Chuck
    Reviewed November 19, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Susan from Australia
    Couple
    Economy Double Room - Annex
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018
    Great location ”
    This is the 2nd time I have stayed here. The staff are excellent. The hotel is beautifully decorated and clean. The location is just a few minutes away from where Aarti is held, shiva temple and markets.
    Reviewed August 08, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Krishna
    Couple
    Economy Double Room - Annex
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
    Very nice stay near to main temple.”
    Pros : 1) Highly reachable to main temple & visalakshi temple. Just few steps away for both temples. 2) Hotel has steps at the backside just to reach to a ghat, where we can comfortably have river bath. 3) Has a great open roof top restaurant, having great view of river ganges , entire varanasi, and few important ghats. 4) Very near to Dashaashwamedha ghat (where ganga aarati is performed every evening around 7PM). 5) Staff is very friendly and comfortable with English, which most of foreigners like. Cons : 1) In our room (Room No : 17), water leaks from wall. This not only makes the entire floor wet, but also leaking around electric switch board, which increases chances of electrification. 2) Almost all the power plugs are not working properly. They have loose connection when we tried to charge our mobile phones. 3) We need to walk for more than 15mins (600 mts close to) to reach to our room as the entire region is a "No Vehicle" region. 4)Food is over priced.
    Reviewed July 29, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Pamela from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
    Exceptional”
    Loved the room we stayed in. Dry clean with only a few ants. Roof top restruant was lovely looking out over the Ganges, food was very good! Hotel gave us a walking tour for a reasonable cost which was very good to see the area as I think we would have gotten lost otherwise as there were so many tiny winding streets. Nice hot shower and good air con.
    Reviewed June 21, 2018
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