The ITH Team
Ashish founded International Travellers’ Hostel in November 2012 out of his sheer love for travel. He worked as a Graphic Design professional before starting ITH in Varanasi. Based between Germany and India, he manages the business remotely.
Director of Operations
Vishal on-boarded ITH in 2019 as the host of our homestay property in Varanasi. Belonging to Delhi, he is also a Graphic Designer. Since then he has moved on to assume the role of Director of Operations within India.
Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Avneesh brings in his perspicacious Business Analyst skills into the ITH mix. He is working to expand ITH into the SE Asia region.
Cristiane checked into International Travellers’ Hostel when she visited Varanasi for her volunteering programme as a student of Political Science. The following six weeks spent at the hostel changed her life forever. Today Cristiane, a Political Scientist and an Indologist, lives together with Ashish and their son in Germany.
Believer of the Brahma, a devout and bona fide meditator, Shubha, Ashish’s mother, is a lovely woman. She cooks some of the finger-lickingly, lip-smackingly delicious foods served at the hostel. She also co-manages another business. And she is a charm among the travellers. She makes International Travellers’ Hostel as awesome as it is today. She is a Superwoman!
Sunil takes wonderful care of our hostel property in Varanasi. With his above & beyond approach to being a host, he is there to ensure that everything with your stay is in order.
Cook, General Maintenance
Rajesh is the man! Father of three, Rajesh has been a key member of our family for over 10 years. He’s there to take all-round care of the hostel and our guests. Beware: His smile is contagious!
Cook, Kitchen Help
Susheela and her family have been with us for over three decades now. She takes care of our kitchen and also cooks some lip-smacking Indo-Italia fusion pasta from time-to-time!
Jeetu is the man on the streets of Varanasi! A very patient driver, he has been with us for almost 5 years already. He will most likely be the chauffeur for your airport transfer.