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C-32/4, Vidyapeeth Road
Varanasi 221002
Uttar Pradesh, India

Landmark: The alley opposite to Gate #2 of Vidyapeeth University.


We’ve compiled a list of answers to common questions.

Do you offer city tours?
Yes and no. We offer sunrise & sunset riverside and boat tours, but not extensive city tours. We highly encourage independent exploration and cultural immersion. Isn’t that what backpacking is all about after all?
Is there a communal kitchen?
Yes. Our kitchen can also be used by all guests to cook their own meals. Nevertheless, we only allow vegetarian foods in the premises, and that would be excluding egg.
Is the tent really a tent?
Yes. When you arrive, it will be handed over to you for pitching in the garden. We offer ‘yoga mats’ for sleeping. Bedding can be availed for a small extra fee.
Are toilet paper and towels included in the price?
Yes, and no. When you stay in our Cottage or Superior and Standard Bedrooms, it is included. Otherwise towels and toilet paper are available for a small extra fee.
How can I get from the airport to your hostel?
The best way to get to our hostel from Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is by taxi. Check out our detailed Directions to the Hostel page for more info.
Do you offer pick-up service?
We do offer airport transfer against a fee, but Varanasi Junction (the city’s main train station) is so close that it will turn out to be extremely expensive to offer any pick-up/drop. We recommend walking to our hostel – it only takes a few minutes! It is however possible to arrange for transfers from/to Manduadih and Mughal Sarai Railway Stations.
How far is the river Ganga/old city from ITH?
Our hostel is located about 3.5 km/15 min drive away from the city centre (Godowlia), and 4 km from the riverside (Dashashwamedh Ghat).