Hostel and Homestay

The International Travellers’ Hostel (ITH) team offers two prime properties in Varanasi – our original Hostel (est. 2013) near Varanasi Jn. Railway Station and a new Vintage Homestay (est. 2019) at Luxa, just a few minutes from the popular Dashashwamedh Ghat. Both properties feature an in-house vegetarian/vegan eatery.

The all-new ITH Vintage Homestay, complete with a snazzy common room and other common facilities, offers you a touch of the authentic hostelling experience.

Hostel Guests

Original Hostel

Set in a modernized British-era house, International Travellers' Hostel (ITH) is situated less than 10 mins walk from Varanasi's main train station and the eminent Bharat Mata Temple. ITH offers a wide range of accommodations, garden and terrace among other facilities. Free parking is available. Features a vegetarian/vegan menu by Dhyān.

Cantt Area; Est. 2013

ITH Vintage Homestay Facade

Vintage Homestay

ITH Vintage Homestay is situated about 15 mins away from the popular Dashashwamedh Ghat and the historical Kashi Vishwanath (Golden) Temple. The property, which is located adjacent to the famous Laxmi Kund, offers private rooms, and has a common room and a garden. Free parking is available. The vegetarian kitchen is run by Chaap-Ke.

Luxa Area; Est. 2019

Made For You

International Travellers’ Hostel was set up by a traveller for other travellers in 2013. We’ve always remained true to the spirit of independent and adventure travel. ITH combines the best of hostelling experiences—where you can meet like-minded travellers—with the warmth of a homestay, giving you a unique opportunity to acquaint with our culture.

ITH is #MadeforTravellers from the bottom-up. From the beginning we’ve set the bar high, and hence have been consistently rated as one of the best hostels in India. Equipped with essential amenities as well as modern tech, our properties are curated to meet the needs of modern travellers.

Why Stay at an ITH?
  • We go above & beyond to train our staff to be friendly, courteous and helpful
  • Our properties come with the promise of tranquility amidst the urban chaos
  • Common spaces – at least a garden, a terrace and social rooms or all of them

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The Original ITH

This is our original hostel. ITH is just a few minutes away from Varanasi Junction Railway Station and the main Bus Station, making it a perfect location for ease of transit. In the vicinty you will find the famous Bharat Mata Temple.

ITH Vintage Homestay

ITH Vintage Homestay is set up in a bungalow known as 'Sonthalia Bhawan', just minutes away from the popular Dashashwamedh Ghat and the Golden Temple. A typical commute to the city centre is about 7 minutes.

À la carte Menu

Our in-house eateries serve freshly made delectable meals. Our Hostel offers a vegetarian/vegan menu from Dhyān, whereas the Homestay's kitchen is run by the incredible team at Chaap-Ke.

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Friendly Staff

Our properties are operated by people who love doing their job of taking very good care of you. We train our staff to go above and beyond – every single time.


We offer a host of free & paid amenities to give you an enhanced hostelling experience.

Hearty Breakfast

Our kitchens serve homemade vegetarian & vegan meals. Discounted breakfast when you book online.

Free Drinking Water

Free unlimited purified drinking water from our kitchen water dispenser. You can also buy bottled water.

Free Vegan Toiletries

Get premium vegan toiletries' set with private rooms and soap bar with dormitories.

Hot & Cold Shower

All of our bathrooms are equipped with 24×7 hot & cold shower facility for your comfort.

Outdoor Spaces

We make sure to include a garden and/or a terrace in all of our properties.

Free Parking

Secure parking for cars, motorbikes and bicycles can be facilitated with prior reservation.

Airport Transfer

Airport pick-up and drop services can be availed for a fee. Book online or send an enquiry.

Late Check-in

Late night check-ins are possible. An advance notice would be highly appreciable!

What Our Guests Are Saying

Huge thanks to everyone at ITH! They go way way out of their way to help with every issue that could possibly arise for everyone who comes through the door. Kind, thoughtful, warm and efficient. Can't say enough. After travelling India for 6 weeks I haven't encountered this degree of all encompassing care. Food is great, laundry, and a guitar on the wall. Go here, you'll agree with all these comments!
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ITH Group Discount Offer Varanasi
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Group Discount

Travelling in a group? Good for you! We consider 6+ persons a group and offer special discounted rates.
ITH Monthly Discount Offers Varanasi
Up to 30%

Monthly Discounts

If you plan to stay with us for a month or more, you can then avail our special long-term rates.



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