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Shiva guest house
Ranked #11 of 230 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Shiva Guest House is a homey budget place near Dashashvamedh Ghat, with rooms ranging from Rs. 200 (tiny, with no outside windows) to Rs. 850. Only three rooms have Ganges views. The place is clean and well-kept. Beds are pretty comfortable, at least the ones in the rooms I stayed in, though I didn’t look at the cheapest rooms. They aren’t too thin, which is often the case for the budget places in this area. The family that runs it is friendly and caring. Shiva spent six months in Holland and learned a lot about running a guest house while he was there. It’s especially popular with Japanese and Korean people. For the most part it’s quiet, especially at night. The air is good as it’s away from the street. They have a washing machine for laundry. I didn’t try the rooftop restaurant, though they shared some of their own food with me as I am pure vegetarian and the rooftop restaurant isn’t.

The free wifi is limited to certain areas, not accessible from most rooms. Approach to the hotel is a bit challenging, especially as they recently dug up the lanes to install new sewer pipes, and the paving stones haven't been properly replaced. Also, the lanes are pretty dirty although the people from this guest house endeavor to keep their gali clean, which is certainly not usual in Varanasi.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

Anyone travelling to the magical city of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges should head straight for the Shiva Guest House which is brilliantly located in the heart of the action alongside the Main Ghat. The guest house is family-run by the wonderful Shiva who is a great source of information about the city and can organise money exchange, onward travel and just about anything else you need. The rooms have lots of colour and character and are very good value.There is also a great rooftop restaurant with delicious 'home-cooked' food and a sublime view over the city. I ended up cancelling my onward train and staying on longer as it is such a great place and unlike many other Indian hotels, they really make you feel at home.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Shiva guest house

Address: Munshi Ghat Shiva guest house D 20/14, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi District > Varanasi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 230 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi
Price Range: €10 - €34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Shiva guest house 1*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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