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Hotel Alka
3 out of 5
D3/23, Meer Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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The price is Rs900 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct
3.7/5Good! (152 reviews)

"Pros - close to ghat, decent rooms, good service. Cons - cars cannot come to the hotel as they do not allow in this area so you have to walk quite a distance to get in or out which is not easy if you have lot of luggage or mobiiity issues."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2020

Hotel Alka
Taj Ganges, Varanasi
5 out of 5
Nadesar Palace Grounds, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,000 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
4.2/5Very Good! (224 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
Amritara Suryauday Haveli
3 out of 5
B-4/25, Shivala Ghat, Nepali Kothi, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The price is Rs5,804 per night from 9 Oct to 10 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (80 reviews)

"Very nice hotel, facilities and location. Staff wonderful. Unfortunately they did not have a morning yoga session as promised so another hour in bed would have been nice."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Amritara Suryauday Haveli

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Hotel Surya
3.5 out of 5
S-20/51 A-5, The Mall Road, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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3.7/5Good! (115 reviews)

"Best food in town Clean and nice hotel Friendly staff Great location"…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2020

Hotel Surya
Rahul Guest House
2 out of 5
N1/15 D-10 Gangotri Vihar, Nagwa, Lanka, ( Near - Ravidas Park ), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The price is Rs998 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
3.6/5Good! (25 reviews)

"The staff went above the call of duty. My group arrive late in the evening after a long day of traveling. We inquired about the potential of food and the staff quickly re-opened the kitchen and cooked a complete dinner meal for my group. Great people!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2020

Rahul Guest House
Hotel Buddha
3 out of 5
C-26/35 Lahurabir, (Behind Hotel Ajay), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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3.5/5Good! (85 reviews)

"Very caring and professional. Mr Gnanendra at reception and Mr VP Singh in management provided excellent advice and looked after us very well."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Hotel Buddha
Hotel Sita(place on heritage ghats of benaras)
2.5 out of 5
22/16 Chausatthi Ghat (RANA GHAT), Near Dashaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The price is Rs1,600 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
3.3/5 (80 reviews)

"The river view was spectacular. But the place is hard to reach by car which is cumbersome of you have lugage."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Hotel Sita(place on heritage ghats of benaras)
Hotel Varuna
3 out of 5
22 Gulab Bagh, Sigra, 2 km from Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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3/5 (26 reviews)

"Nice hotel, centrally located with good parking and cuisine"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2018

Hotel Varuna
Hotel Zeeras
3.5 out of 5
New Varuna Bridge, cantonment road, mall, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs2,098 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
2.9/5 (39 reviews)

"Very poor all ataff are very rude bookung with brakfat but not provide food not co opt for arg vechile to drop at airport"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2019

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Frequently asked questions

What is Varanasi like for travellers on a budget?
Varanasi offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great holiday choice for budget-conscious travellers. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions such as Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dasaswamedh ghat and Asi Ghat.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Varanasi?
Based on reviews, Hotel Sita(place on heritage ghats of benaras) is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Hotel Alka and Rahul Guest House.
How many inexpensive hotels should I expect to find in Varanasi?
Expedia has 9 hotels in Varanasi that are ideal if you are watching your pennies.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Varanasi?
Weather is probably a major factor when you plan your trip to Varanasi, but bear in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. 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. The rainiest months in Varanasi are August, July, September and June, with each month seeing an average of 185 inches of rainfall.
What is there to see and do in Varanasi?
Varanasi is known for its temples and offers things to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Dasaswamedh ghat, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Asi Ghat and Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at JVH Mall.
How can I get to Varanasi and get around on a budget?
Looking at these ways to get around Varanasi can help keep you on budget. The closest airport is 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the centre in Varanasi (VNS-Babatpur). To venture out into the surrounding area, hop on a train at Varanasi Junction Station.

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What's the best place to stay on a budget in Varanasi?

Based on reviews, Hotel Alka is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Amritara Suryauday Haveli and Hotel Surya.

What's it like to stay in Varanasi?

Budget-minded travellers will find good deals in Varanasi, and many visitors are sure to appreciate the temples and riverfront. Tourists can also enjoy the city's monuments and archaeological sites. Top sights in the city include Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Dasaswamedh ghat. In Varanasi, there are 195 hotels and other accommodation to choose from.

Where is the best place for a stay in Varanasi?

Kedareswar Bed and Breakfast is a favourite with Expedia customers. This B&B is a short 9-minute walk from Dasaswamedh ghat, and it offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend Ramada Plaza by Wyndham JHV Varanasi and Hotel Alka as top options for your visit.

Sigra is one of the city's most popular neighbourhoods.

Where is the best hotel for a stay in Sigra?

Based on our traveller data, Treebo Trend Janki International is one of the top choices for your stay in Sigra. This 3-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Other good choices for your stay in the neighbourhood include Castillo and OYO 1294 Hotel Padmini International.

What should I see while I'm in Varanasi?

The city is notable for its temples and landmarks like Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dasaswamedh ghat, and Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Ramnagar Fort and JVH Mall.

Where is the best hotel to stay near Kashi Vishwanath Temple?

Adjacent to Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Guleria Kothi is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data, and this 4.5-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi. Other good options within a short distance include Hotel Alka and BrijRama Palace - A Heritage Hotel.