Founder & Director
Ashish is a Graphic Design and Digital Marketing professional. He conceptualised the hostel some time during 2012. Later he co-founded International Travellers' Hostel with his mother, Shubha, and the hostel eventually opened its doors to travellers on 01.01.2013. Ashish is based between Germany and India and manages ITH remotely.
Believer of the Brahma, a devout and bona fide meditator, Shubha, Ashish’s mother, is a lovely woman. The finger-lickingly, lip-smackingly delicious foods served at the hostel are mostly her recipes. She also co-manages another business (she is secretly a Superwoman). Shubha is a charm among the travellers and makes International Travellers’ Hostel as awesome as it is today.
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 analytical skills into the ITH mix. He crunches the numbers and is working to expand ITH into the SE Asia region.
Sunil takes care of the hostel and our guests. With his above & beyond approach to being a host, he is there to ensure that everything with your stay remains excellent.
Cook, General Maintenance
Rajesh is the man! He 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.