Made For You

International Travellers’ Hostel (ITH) has two prime properties in Varanasi: Our original Hostel (est. 2013) near Varanasi Jn. Railway Station and the new ITH Vintage Homestay (est. 2019) at Luxa, just a few minutes from the popular Dashashwamedh Ghat.

At the Hostel you will find a selection of dormitories as well as private rooms. There are multiple cozy social spaces. At the Homestay you will have a choice of private rooms, a snazzy common room and a green garden. ITH Vintage Homestay offers you a touch of an authentic hostelling experience. Both properties feature an in-house vegetarian/vegan eatery.

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Set in a modernized British-era family house, International Travellers' Hostel (ITH) is situated less than 10 mins walk from Varanasi's main train station and the eminent Bharat Mata Temple. ITH offers a wide range of accommodation choices and social spaces among other facilities. Free parking is available. The hostel features a vegetarian/vegan menu by Dhyān.

Cantt Area; Est. 2013

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ITH Vintage Homestay is set up in a bungalow known as Sonthalia Bhawan. It is situated in the Luxa area—adjacent to the famous Laxmi Kund—about 15 mins from the popular Dashashwamedh Ghat and Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The property offers private rooms, a common room and a garden. Free parking is available. The vegetarian kitchen is run by Chaap-Ke.

Luxa Area; Est. 2019

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ITH Is Made For Travellers

International Travellers’ Hostel was set up by a traveller for other travellers in 2013. We've always remained true to the spirit of independent and adventure travel. ITH combines the best of hostelling experiences—where you can meet like-minded travellers—with the warmth of a homestay, giving you a unique opportunity to acquaint with our culture. ITH is #MadeforTravellers from the bottom-up. From the beginning we've set the bar high, and hence have been consistently rated as one of the best hostels in India. Equipped with essential amenities as well as modern tech, our properties are curated to meet the needs of modern travellers.

Why ITH?

  • We go above & beyond in training our staff to always be friendly, courteous and helpful
  • Our properties come with the promise of peace & tranquility amidst the urban chaos
  • ITH offers truly value-for-money accommodations with friendly & cozy social spaces


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

Hearty Breakfast

Our kitchens serve 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

Get premium vegan toiletries' set with private rooms and soap bar with dormitories.

Hot & Cold Shower

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

Outdoor Spaces

We make sure to include a garden and/or a terrace in all of our properties.

Free Parking

Secure parking for cars, motorbikes and bicycles can be facilitated with prior reservation.

Airport Transfer

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

Late Check-in

Late night check-ins are possible. An advance notice would be highly appreciable!

What Our Guests Are Saying

  • review rating 5  Friendly and helpful staff. Good atmosphere, backpackers and all. Might get some tips for your next destination. Not a party place. Rather quiet and tranquil. Nice garden to chill (if you don't get biten by mosquitoes). The private room was so nice. Well decorated. Lots of details that made us feel like home. Big and clean bathroom. Water temperature/pressure good. We even got toiletries and all! Recommended by @lifetimetravelmates !

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    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.

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    review rating 5  We had a wonderful time. We arrived very late, we came from Nepal by bus. We made the booking around 8pm via WhatsApp messages with the boss and were warmly welcomed on our arrival at 11pm. We had a small room but it was perfect for us all after a long day of travel. The next day we moved to another much bigger room, which freed in the meantime. Breakfast is amazing !! Try out Fruit muesli. Perfect to start your day. They offer vegan alternatives, their toiletries are also vegan. They are all very nice and helpful, which was appreciated by us and our kids (3&4 yo). It is located near the station, which is quiet convenient but not noisy though. Perfect !

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  • 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.

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    review rating 5  A Peaceful Heaven in Varanasi I stayed in the International Travellers' Hostel for three days after a first night living in the midst of the old city. I was more than delighted to discover this peaceful hostel. The place is calm, clean and you will immediately feel at home here.  I definitely recommend this hostel to anyone who wants to visit the chaotic city of Varanasi, while having a nice place to relax in the evening.I loved how the staff cared for me, the delicious food (and chai), and the peaceful and friendly atmosphere!

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