International Travellers’ Hostel (ITH) was set up by a traveller for other travellers. Since starting out in 2013, the hostel has remained true to the spirit of independent and adventure travel. We’ve combined the best of a modern and yet elegant backpackers’ hostel—where you can meet like-minded travellers—with the warmth of a homestay giving you the opportunity to acquaint with our culture.

Everything at ITH is #MadeforTravellers. Consistently rated as one of the best hostels in India, we feature comfortable dormitories as well as private rooms. Our hostel is curated to meet the needs of modern travellers. The essential amenities include a fast and reliable Wi-Fi network, free purified drinking water, communal kitchen, parking facilities, self-service laundry facilities, lockers, hot & cold shower in all bathrooms and premium vegan toiletries. Cleanliness and safety are among our top priorities.

We look forward to welcoming you in the ancient city of Varanasi!

Hostel Guests


We offer a wide variety of accommodation choices. Make your selection.


Family Cottage

Sleeps 4, Kitchen, Private Garden


Superior Double Room

Sleeps 2, King-sized Bed, Garden View

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Standard Double Room

Sleeps 2, Low Profile Bed

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Triple Room w/ Shared Bath

Sleeps 3, Garden View, Shared Bathroom


Basic Tent

Sleeps 2, Self-pitching


Superior Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6, Premium Bunk Beds


Superior Female Dorm

Sleeps 4, Single Beds

Standard Mixed Dorm

Standard Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4, Bunk Beds

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Close to Public Transit

Our hostel is just a few minutes away from Varanasi Junction Railway Station and the main bus station, making it a perfect location for ease of transit. The airport is 22 km / 30 minutes into the city outskirts.

À la carte Menu

Our in-house bistro serves freshly made and scrumptious meals. Start your day with a savoury breakfast and authentic Italian coffee or the real Indian Masala Chai.

Expert Tips

Get real advice and make authentic new experiences with the people who have belonged to this land for generations. Discover India in a different light.

Friendly Staff

Our hostel is operated by people who love to do their job of taking good care of you. They are our true gem! The genial hospitality rendered by our team is truly unmatched.

  • review rating 5  Great place to stay whether you're travelling solo or in a group. The whole vibe is very lively. Super supportive staff, Mr. Sunil was extremely helpful and kind. Great facilities like in-house kitchen, open garden etc. All in all, way more than your money's worth.

    thumb Akshay Kumar

    review rating 5  Great hostel - felt at home, clean facilities, comfortable beds and extremely friendly staff who will go out of their way to help you. Convenient for staying close to the train station. Highly recommend!

    thumb Isabelle Xavier

    review rating 5  International Travellers’ Hostel was a fun experience for me. This place is situated in the central part of the eternal city- varanasi. One can step-in with chaos and the peace & aura of this place heal him/her. I met many travellers from the different parts of world who were mostly backpackers. If I talk about the ambience, it’s just so soothing. Their menu includes International and Indian cuisine in a very balanced way (though they do not offer many food items but whatever they offer, they are a kind of master of them) I find this place almost perfect to stay and experience.

    thumb labjoholic
  • review rating 5  They hosted one of the best parties I have ever been to! Live music, dancing and delicious food! The hostel does not only have beautiful but is equipped with a number of things to keep the guests entertained such as a guitar and a great collection of books in the living room. And all this at an astonishingly low price!

    thumb Vaishnavi Shah

    review rating 5  I love this hostel. It makes me feel like home the staff is so supportive polite and ready for service anytime we need. Ambience great. GARDEN is something hidden treasure in this busy city. Rooms are worthy. Hygienic.

    thumb satya sharma


We offer a host of free & paid amenities to give you an enhanced hostelling experience.

Hearty Breakfast

Our kitchen serves 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

Free premium vegan toiletries set for private rooms and free soap bar for dormitories.

Hot & Cold Shower

All of our bathrooms are equipped with 24×7 hot & cold shower facility for your comfort.

Garden & Terrace

Beautiful green garden and a 1st-floor terrace make for a more enjoyable stay.

Free Lockers

Secure lockers are available to use with our Dorms & Tent for no extra charge.

Free Parking

Free secure parking for cars & motorbikes can be facilitated with prior reservation.

Close to Transit

Just 10 min walking distance from Varanasi Junction Railway Station and Bus Station.

Card Payments

We accept all major credit & debit cards including Visa, Mastercard and RuPay.

Late Check-in

Late night check-ins are possible. Please contact in advance to make sure.

Airport Transfer

Airport pick-up and drop services can be availed for a fee. Book online or send an enquiry.

Washing Machine

Washing Machine can be used for a fee. Use your own detergent or buy from us.

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Choose among our most popular offers!

ITH Group Discount Offer Varanasi
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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
Up to 30%

Monthly Discounts

If you plan to stay with us for a month or more, you can then avail our special long-term rates.

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