Namastē & Welcome!
International Travellers’ Hostel was made by a traveller for other travellers. We opened doors of our first hostel near Varanasi’s main train station on January 1, 2013. On June 1, 2018, we opened another hostel in the city, this time closer to the riverside. We now have two hostels in Varanasi – ITH Cantt and ITH Assi respectively.
ITH Cantt, featuring a small in-house bistro, is tucked in a silent alleyway of what is dubbed as the ‘World’s Oldest Living City’. The hostel has been thoughtfully tailored for travellers – both accustomed backpackers and contemporary flashpackers. Here our lodgings range from a tent to non-AC and AC dorms to private rooms to a gorgeous family cottage.
This family-run hostel is located in our historical house owned by our family for over 5 generations. Once serving as the summer house for the Queen of Nepal, it later fell under British reign, to be eventually auctioned off to one of our great grandfathers. Today this multicultural home is a modern backpackers’ hostel offering you beautiful relaxing spaces and an opportunity to meet other travellers.
ITH Assi is our recent addition. Located just a stone’s throw away from the popular Assi Ghat, it is also tucked away in a silent alleyway. Thus offering you an escape whilst being in the middle of all the action. ITH Assi offers non-AC and AC dormitories and private rooms.
This property is run by the exuberant young team from The Tripling Bistro. The TTB, located just around the corner from the hostel, is also the food place of this hostel.
At our hostels in Varanasi you can be sure to find something to suit your needs. Our comfortable accommodations and unmatched hospitality make for a priceless hostelling experience. We are continuously striving to provide you with an ever-improving, value for money, safe, clean, peaceful and friendly place to stay. We have built for you a perfect place to come back to after a long & tiring day out in the intense old city of Varanasi.
Hostels Designed for Independent Backpackers
Backpackers’ Hostels in Varanasi, Truly
International Travellers’ Hostel and its services are designed for the independent backpacker. So if you want to experience the true essence of backpacking, this is where you have to be. We offer you a more personal, genial and distinct hostelling experience. There is a fine line between ‘tourists’ and ‘travellers’. That fine line is the basis of our existence.
For a special city like Varanasi, we highly recommend walking or riding a cycle-rickshaw through the streets for the best and most authentic India adventure. Our printed-out map in the Common Room of the hostel also has recommended walks from ITH to the old city outlined. There is really only one way to discover a place – go out and see it for yourself. Be on your own. Soak up the experiences – first-hand and unbiased. A true wanderer has to find his own path through a new place.