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Featured Hostels in Varanasi

goStops Varanasi
2 out of 5
Plot No. B-20/47, A-2, Vijayanagaram Colony, Bhelupur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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The price is Rs1,999 per night

Situated in Varanasi, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Harishchandra Ghat and Dasaswamedh ghat. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
Would stay again.

"Three nights in private room. Excellent price. Booked & enjoyed morning boat trip. Hostel a little distant from Ghats but we could walk between. Traffic extremely busy & walking dangerous but we had no incident. You could take taxi. Location : it was not easy to find by taxi from airport. GPS helped. ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2019

goStops Varanasi
Banaras Hostel Varanasi
1 out of 5
B 1/128 M, Dumraon Colony, Assi, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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Situated in Varanasi, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Asi Ghat and within 3 miles (5 km) of Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Dasaswamedh ghat. Banaras Hindu University ...

Banaras Hostel Varanasi
On The Ghat by Howdy Hostels
1.5 out of 5
D-24/28-AL, Pandey Ghat Rd, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The price is Rs2,500 per night

Situated on the riverfront, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Harishchandra Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Dasaswamedh ghat. Hanuman Ghat and Sri Annapoorani ...

On The Ghat by Howdy Hostels
BANARAS HOSTEL
Assi - Lanka Rd, Varanasi, UP
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Situated in the historical district, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Asi Ghat and within 3 miles (5 km) of Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Dasaswamedh ghat. ...

BANARAS HOSTEL
Wander Station Varanasi
D 21/24, Rana Mahal Ghat Bengali Tola, Varanasi, UP
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Situated on the riverfront, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sri Annapoorani Devi Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Dasaswamedh ghat. Vishwanatha Temple ...

Wander Station Varanasi
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BrijRama Palace - A Heritage Hotel
BrijRama Palace - A Heritage Hotel
4 out of 5
Munshi Ghat, Near Dashaswamedh, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The price is Rs12,350 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (97 reviews)

"Historical hotel, beautifully appointed. Superb facilities and staff. Great free evening boat ride. Excellent free transfers."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

BrijRama Palace - A Heritage Hotel
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham JHV Varanasi
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham JHV Varanasi
5 out of 5
The Mall, Cantonment, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The price is Rs4,999 per night
3.8/5Good! (201 reviews)

"Generally comfortable, modern room though the bathroom showed evidence of prior life. It was a little shabby but perfectly functioning - nice hot showers, etc. and useful clothesline in tub. Breakfast options very good and room service menu and delivery were fine."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2020

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham JHV Varanasi
Taj Ganges, Varanasi
Taj Ganges, Varanasi
5 out of 5
Nadesar Palace Grounds, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The price is Rs5,120 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (222 reviews)

"Nitesh at Bar Ajay and Navneet at restaurant Candana at front desk Sahmim Shakear Mamata at travell Assistence Shambhu as Guide finely Bharat at Security had done excellent job. All so floor manger and staff had done extra ordinary job. Love stay at Taj"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Taj Ganges, Varanasi
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for low-cost places to stay in Varanasi, a hostel could be a great choice. These dorm-style accommodation options come in quite a few shapes and sizes, but all of them have three main things in common:

  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social setting
  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)

By choosing a hostel in Varanasi, you can spend less on accommodation and save more of your money for going out during your trip. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its temples, and the river views create an appealing natural setting.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Varanasi?

Good weather's always better when you're experiencing new places, so here's a little information that may be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically May and April, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 38° C and night-time temperatures average 13° C
  • April-June: 42° C is the daytime average and 22° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 36° C and night-time averages are around 25° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 35° C during the day and 13° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 32 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Varanasi?

Depending on what interests you, you might like these places to visit:

Landmarks
  • Bharat Mata
  • Dharmarajika Stupa
  • Mulagandha Kuti Vihara Monastery
Additional Attractions
  • JVH Mall
  • Sarlath Museum
  • Vishwanatha Temple

In general, Varanasi is known for its:

  • Temples
  • Monuments
  • Riverfront
  • Rowing
  • Archaeological sites
  • Yoga

How to Get to Varanasi and Around the Area

You'll find the nearest airport in Varanasi (VNS-Babatpur), located 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the city centre. Once you're on the ground, you may want to use public transport to get around. If you're eager to explore more of the surrounding area, make your way to Varanasi Junction Station to hop on a train.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Varanasi?
If you’re hoping to find an affordable place to stay in Varanasi, a hostel might be a great choice for you. Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save more for sightseeing. You can check out the temples and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like boating.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many have private options too), low prices and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Varanasi?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks get the highest reviews from our guests and might be a good place to start looking: GoStops Varanasi - Property features include free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers and free toiletries in all rooms. Banaras Hostel Varanasi - Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Rooms come with towels, showers and free toiletries. Wander Station Varanasi - Located within a 5-minute walk of Dasaswamedh ghat. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance and laundry facilities. You’ll find lockers in all rooms. On The Ghat by Howdy Hostels - Located within a 5-minute walk of Dasaswamedh ghat. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. Rooms come with showers. BANARAS HOSTEL - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as 10 outdoor pools. Rooms come with free toiletries and lockers.
What's the seasonal weather in Varanasi?
The weather can be a big factor when you’re discovering new places, so here’s some information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually May and April, with an average temperature of 31°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 22°C. Average annual rainfall for Varanasi is 877 mm.
What is there to see and do in Varanasi?
Depending on what you’re interested in, you might like to explore some places near Varanasi. Top attractions include Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Dasaswamedh ghat. Cultural attractions include Sarlath Museum. Visit landmarks such as Durga Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple and Ramnagar Fort.
What's the best way to get around Varanasi?
You can find the nearest airport in Varanasi (VNS-Babatpur), 5.3 mi (8.6 km) away from the city centre. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transport during your trip. If you’re eager to check out more of the area, head over to Varanasi Junction Station to hop on a train.