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  • Airport transfer

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Nearest essentials

Airports
  • 23 kilometers to
  • Varanasi Airport (VNS)
  • 249 kilometers to
  • Gautam Buddha Airport (BWA )
Public transportation
  • 3.7 kilometers to
  • Manduadih Railway Station
  • 5 kilometers to
  • Varanasi Railway Station
Hospital or clinic
  • 1.1 kilometers to
  • Heritage Hospital
Pharmacy
  • 1.1 kilometers to
  • Pharma World
Convenience store
  • 3.4 kilometers to
  • Varanasi Banya Grocery Store
Cash withdrawal
  • 200 meters to
  • ATM

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4.6

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  • Cleanliness 6.8
  • Facilities 5.0
  • Location 7.3
  • Room comfort and quality 6.3
  • Service 8.3
  • Value for money 7.2
  • Cleanliness 6.8
  • Facilities 5.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 6.5
  • Service 9.0
  • Value for money 8.0
  • Cleanliness 7.4
  • Location 6.9
  • Room comfort and quality 6.6
  • Service 8.3
  • Value for money 6.9
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  • Cleanliness 2.0
  • Location 4.0
  • Room comfort and quality 2.0
  • Service 2.0
  • Value for money 2.0
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8.0
AGUSTIN from Spain
Couple
1 Bedroom Standard
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
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9.0
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
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9.3
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
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7.7
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
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4.0
Mary from United States
Solo traveler
1 Bedroom Standard
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
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9.3
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
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10.0
Mark from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Bedroom Standard
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
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2.0
Sugandha from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Bedroom Standard
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
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5.0
Nicholas from United States
Couple
1 Bedroom Standard
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
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9.0
Timothy from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Bedroom Standard
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
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