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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The room quite comfortable. Location very close to manikarnika Ghat (dead body burning ghat), but it's difficult to find, we have to ask someone to help us find this hostel and of course it's not free. Owner very helpfull, help arrange our tour, but refuse if they wanna take u to silk factory. The restaurant in the rooftop was good,...

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Gasteiz
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Very well located (2 min walking from Manikarnika, the principal induist burning place over the world) and easy to find evethoug it´s in the messy and narrow streets of Varanasi´s old part. Good restaurant on the roof with nice food (incredible "coffee lassi", BTW). Good rooms (not perfect, not luxury ones, but good to rest and take a shower). Nice...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Room #308, people. It's the best. I stayed in Varanasi for 16 days, so to say I know what I'm talking about is an understatement. For those looking for a comfortable mattress, running hot water (don't worry, it warms up in the afternoon) or walls that aren't thin, look elsewhere. What Sankatha lacks in glamorous amenities, however, it gains in...

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Lille, France
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Really kind staff who makes you feel like at home! The food is really good and really quick served (thanks to Ravi and Vinod!) Rooms are clean and comfortable and all of that at 1min of the Burning ghat. See you soon for Holi and "Two more" ;)

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Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

The best part of Sankatha is the rooftop restaurant which you can get fresh made-to-order food lovingly made by Ravi and Vinod. Also the burning ghats are a short walk down the narrow passageways. If you happen to stay, I can only suggest a short stay as the hard, thin mattresses get harder the longer you stay and the hot...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Its close to the burningghat in the old City. Roms are clean. There was a Problem with hot Water. The rooftop is very nice and the food in the Restaurant is good. The straff is very kindly. Outside you can walk one minute to the burningghat. Everything is close. The narrows are small and its sometimes very busy.

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 16 December 2015

just few meters to principal crematory / little tricky to arrive the first time but almost every body knows the place so just asking is easy to arrive nice food in the roof restaurant rooms are OK / little hard beds the owner always trying to help and to recomend things to visit in varanasi

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The location of this guest house is very good, close to essential Varanasi landmarks like Manikarnika Ghat and Vishwanath temple. The owner is attentive and will offer you some tours. The food in the restaurant is good, and the rooftop is always a plus. You can also exchange money at standard fares.

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Pushkar, India
Reviewed 7 December 2015

the rooms of sankatha are very good ( clean, big and bath inside ). we stay 21 days and feel every day like at home... the food is excellent and the chef Ravi is a very kindly and wisdom person ;) location it's perfect for who want to live the real Varanasi... Manikarnika ghat is magic all the staff people...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 December 2015

free pick up wasnt at the train station when we arrived . We emailed,txt and called them to make sure it was there. Finally get to guest house (not easiest to find) and the room we booked wasnt available.Tried to explain to the guy on the front desk. Not interested. By this time was 10pm so stayed the night in...

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We welcome you to a quiet, comfortable, homely atmosphere, and hope you enjoy your stay with us. This budget accommodation in Varanasi offers fine facilities. 21 rooms all with attached bath, some with air condition. We are at the main heart of the city, absolute bank of the River Ganges, so any place and every spot is easily reachable. 'MANIKARNIKA GHAT' is famous for Burning Ghat, where Hindus burn body after death. At last but not least our services are exclusively traditional. We believe our guest as God in disguise. Situated in the heart of the ancient Varanasi close to the Golden Temple and Burning Ghat. Walking distance from Main Ghat and Main Market. 30 minutes from railway station/bus stop, airline offices, 1 hour from Varanasi Airport. If you desire to spend less for a comfortable stay, still live in privacy, style, luxury and elegance, with very simple but very comfortable and immaculately clean rooms, with/without attached baths/showers, running hot and cold water, western style toilets then this is it!! We have a little sitting arrangement for our guests where they come sit, share their stories, plan for the next day, drink and dine and have a whole lot of fun together. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sankatha Guest House

Address: CK 10/60-A Manikarnika Ghat Chowk, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: €9 - €16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Sankatha Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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“There are two Internet channels - one is on the ground floor, the other is on the restaraunt floor.”
 of 5 bubbles O4202ER_, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Having a window is absolutely worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles seeejeee, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor quieter”
 of 5 bubbles pamgogh, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The surroundiings surely are noisy due to the unique location on the Manikarnika Ghat.”
 of 5 bubbles salka2015, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Try to avoid 1st/ground level rooms as they are windowsless (but stay cooler in the summer). Don't hesitate to ask to see the other equivalent rooms.”
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 of 5 bubbles BrusselsCha, 9 Dec 2012 | Read review
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