ITH Is Made For Travellers

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 ITH?

  • We go above & beyond in training our staff to always be friendly, courteous and helpful
  • Our properties come with the promise of peace & tranquility amidst the urban chaos
  • ITH offers truly value-for-money accommodations with friendly & cozy social spaces

Hostel and Homestay

International Travellers’ Hostel (ITH) has two prime properties in Varanasi: Our original Hostel (est. 2013) near Varanasi Jn. Railway Station and the new ITH Vintage Homestay (est. 2019) at Luxa, just a few minutes from the popular Dashashwamedh Ghat.

At the Hostel you will find a selection of dormitories as well as private rooms. There are multiple cozy social spaces. At the Homestay you will have a choice of private rooms, a snazzy common room and a green garden. ITH Vintage Homestay offers you a touch of an authentic hostelling experience. Both properties feature an in-house vegetarian/vegan eatery.

Hostel Guests

Original Hostel

Set in a modernized British-era family 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 accommodation choices and social spaces among other facilities. Free parking is available. The hostel features a vegetarian/vegan menu by Dhyān.

Cantt Area; Est. 2013

ITH Vintage Homestay Facade

Vintage Homestay

ITH Vintage Homestay is set up in a bungalow known as Sonthalia Bhawan. It is situated in the Luxa area—adjacent to the famous Laxmi Kund—about 15 mins from the popular Dashashwamedh Ghat and Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The property offers private rooms, a common room and a garden. Free parking is available. The vegetarian kitchen is run by Chaap-Ke.

Luxa Area; Est. 2019


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!
Reviewed on TripAdvisor


Save up to 30% on stays and up to 20% on meals with our special offers!

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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
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Monthly Discounts

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