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International Travellers' Hostel a.k.a. ITH Cantt
Nicknamed ‘ITH Cantt’, International Travellers’ Hostel was made by a traveller for other travellers. We opened doors of our hostel near Varanasi’s main train station on January 1, 2013. 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.
At our hostel 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.
Hostel Designed for Independent Backpackers
Backpackers’ Hostel 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 or her own path through a new place.