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Shanti Guest House - Manikarnika Ghat
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7.8Location
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Room service [24-hour]

  • Coffee shop

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Budget Triple Room
  • 18 m²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Room
  • No view
  • 18 m²
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room with Bathroom
  • 20 m²
  • Shower & Bath
  • 1 double bed
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Classic Single Room with Shower
  • 9 m²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Standard AC Room
  • No view
  • 20 m²
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Triple Room
  • 23 m²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Double Room with shared bathroom room
  • 100 m²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Super Deluxe Room
  • River view
  • 18 m²
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Room
  • No view
  • 18 m²
  • 1 double bed
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Nearest essentials

  • Airports
    • 21 km
    • Varanasi Airport (VNS)
    • 246 km
    • Gautam Buddha Airport (BWA )
  • Bus and rail stations
    • 3.2 km
    • Varanasi Railway Station
    • 4.3 km
    • Manduadih Railway Station
  • Hospital or clinic
    • 2 km
    • Samvedna Hospital
  • Pharmacy
    • 1.9 km
    • J.A.S. Medical
  • Convenience store
    • 550 m
    • Varanasi Banya Grocery Store
  • Cash withdrawal
    • 100 m
    • ATM

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5.4

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  • Cleanliness 5.3
  • Facilities 5.2
  • Location 7.8
  • Room comfort and quality 4.0
  • Service 5.3
  • Value for money 7.1
Very good
  • Cleanliness 5.6
  • Facilities 5.6
  • Location 8.8
  • Service 5.2
  • Value for money 9.6
  • Cleanliness 6.0
  • Facilities 5.5
  • Location 8.0
  • Service 7.0
  • Value for money 6.0
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  • Cleanliness 2.0
  • Facilities 2.0
  • Location 2.0
  • Service 2.0
  • Value for money 2.0
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  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 4.0
  • Service 2.0
  • Value for money 4.0
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4.8
Agnieszka from Poland
Solo traveler
Classic Single Room with Shower
Stayed 3 nights in November 2016
Damp and gloomy”
Really, for this price or even cheaper you may find much better place in the same area of Manikarnika Ghat. Or in the area of Dashaswamedh. That's really basic hotel and I never expect much from basic accomodation, especially in India, but that one was dissapointing. There are no windows in most or maybe all of the rooms, so the rooms are dark, cold, damp and without fresh air. I was there on December and lack of hot water was painful (unless you ask the bucket in the restaurant and then try not to fall down from the steep stairs carrying that). The guy in reception was chewing betel all the time and it is hard to communicate with him when his mouths are full of red saliva and you not only cannot understand him but also are afraid all of that will land on you soon. Generally very somber place which requires lots of ideas as well as refreshment to make it somehow attractive. The only positives are: the owner (or manager?) who is trying to make your stay nice by recommending hotel's restaurant, changing room for more comfy if possible, simply talking to you. Location is also good. And not good from the other hand - while in restaurant you may suffer from the smoke from near ghat, sometimes it may be very heavy and annoying and its better to find another place to eat. That's the pity because Shati's restaurant is the highest point in the area with nice view... They also offer free 1 hr boat ride but... that's not easy to understand how it works. So, remember you HAVE TO go to the reception few minutes before and wait for the boatman, doesn't matter what you hear from the staff. Otherwise you will not have any ride. Would I choose that place again? No. Would I recommend? It depends. I recommend to walk around and check other places
Reviewed January 06, 2017
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3.6
Rechelle from United States
Couple
Double Room with shared bathroom room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
Like sleeping in a truck stop bathroom”
Room was somewhat clean, sheets and blankets were so musty, we couldn't use them. The bathroom was literally as clean as a 40 year old truck stop on a major highway. Couldn't believe the amount of filth allowed to accumulate on the walls, toilet. There was a great older gentleman that acted as waiter upstairs. He was the only redeeming part of the place. One of the owners (?) sat in a chair and barked orders at him everytime we went up. The food was bad but it was the only place for the wifi so we had to drink lots of tea. I'm an experienced India traveler but this place is taxing. The neighborhood is packed with pilgrims and the fecal matter and trash in the street were almost impossible to avoid. We moved south of Dashashwamedth Ghat and were much happier.
Reviewed November 21, 2016
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7.2
Nick from Australia
Couple
Double Room with shared bathroom room
Stayed 1 night in November 2016
Good value for money”
Great location, great price but you definitely get what you pay for.
Reviewed November 19, 2016
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3.6
WAN from South Korea
Solo traveler
Double Room with shared bathroom room
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
NO WIFI”
Only can using wifi on roof top, BUT! you have to eat and then using wifi. expensive and no tasty food.
Reviewed September 10, 2016
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8.8
Charlotte from Philippines
Couple
Double Room with shared bathroom room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
Cheap guesthouse with good location”
The guesthouse is cheap and comfortable and the location is good, very close to the main Ghat. The rooftop cafe is a nice place to relax and has great views. Beware of fake guesthouses using the same name, the real Shanti is located near Manikarnika Ghat, turn left at underground cafe and Shanti is just up the stairs on your left.
Reviewed September 08, 2016
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5.2
Hugh from Ireland
Couple
Double Room with Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016
Shanti House is as filthy as it is cheap”
Don't expect much from this old hotel other than it's cheap and in a prime location on the burning Ghat. I'd say this hotel was great in it prime but they need to clean out the rooms, throw out the bed sheets covered in burn in holes, clean the walls and get the plug sockets and toilets working in the rooms. They could triple the prices if the place was return to former glory.
Reviewed April 26, 2016
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7.6
theresa from United States
Solo traveler
Double Room with Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
backpackers hotel”
backpackers hotel, great location close to river, free boat rides
Reviewed March 26, 2016
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4.3
karthikeyan from India
Family with teens
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
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Reviewed February 16, 2016
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2.0
BYONGKWON from South Korea
Family with young children
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015
최악이었어요”
방은 먼지가 수북하고(방을 바꿔달라고 해서 들어간 방도 마찬가지) 시설도 매우 열악했습니다.직원들도 손님에게 관심이 없었어요. 손님들도 우리밖에는 없어죠. 위치도 안 좋았어요. 화장터가 근처여서 항상 타는 냄새가 나고 시신을 들쳐맨 남자들이 항상 지척에 보였어요. 말 그대로 최악!!
Reviewed March 17, 2017
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10.0
SERGEI from Russia
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
Идеально для Варанаси”
Недалеко от самых основных гхатов!Предоставляется бесплатный сервис лодки по Гангу утром и вечером!Очень хорошо для бюджетного размещения!Единственно,что тяжело найти в узких переулках Варанаси,но это специфика старого города.
Reviewed February 08, 2017
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