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6 Cheap & Cheerful Backpacker-Friendly Places To Stay In Varanasi That Won't Cost A Bomb

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Editors 25 Sept 2020

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Watching the sunset over the Ganga, the bustling streets & glorious temples, all these sights offer some insight into this beautiful city which attracts people from all around the world. If you're a backpacker or a student planning a trip here, take a look at these clean and pocket-friendly hotels before booking your trip to Varanasi and thank us later!

1. International Travellers' Hostel

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Perfect for backpackers, this hostel provides a variety of accommodation options like a budget-friendly tent, air-conditioned rooms, girl-only dorms and double bedrooms. They even have lawns for relaxation, free WiFi, laundry machines and a bistro where you can enjoy vegetarian meals, so defo check them out!

Where | International Travellers’ Hostel - C-32/4, Vidyapeeth Road, Englishiya Line, Vidya Vihar Colony, Shivpurwa
Tariff | Rs 636 Onwards
Call Them | +91 5422 220 058
Book Your Stay Online Here | https://booking.itravellershostel.com/booking/book-rooms-internationaltravellershostel
Here’s The Website | http://www.itravellershostel.com/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/itravellershostel/

2. Zostel

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Zostel provides the perfect escape from the chaos of the city to backpackers. They have a variety of options ranging from mixed dorms, female-only dorms and even private bedrooms. All the basic necessities are provided here along with a really cool common area and a cafe where you can meet and interact with other zostelers. Zostel is a great option for a comfy stay with your friends without burning a hole in your pocket!

Where | Zostel Varanasi - D-54/16-D, Jaddumandi, Aurangabad Luxa Road
Tariff | Rs 549 Onwards
Book Your Stay Online Here | https://live.ipms247.com/booking/book-rooms-zostelvaranasi
Here’s The Website | https://www.zostel.com/zostel/varanasi/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Zostel/

3. Granny’s Inn

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A cutesy little inn run by two grannies, Asha and Aruna provide a home away from home. The rooms here are all uniquely decorated and named after a woman, along with modern and comfortable bathrooms. Travellers here have access to WiFi along with basic amenities and also traditional home-cooked meals, saree draping lessons, yoga lessons and much more. What's more, it's located on Dashashwamedh Ghat, giving you easy access to the rest of the city, which is perfect!

Where | Granny’s Inn - 47/96 Maksudan Bhawan, Opp PDR Mall, Ramapura, Gowdolia
Tariff | Rs 2,500 Onwards
Call Them | +91 7525 952 362
Here’s The Website | www.grannysinn.in/

4. GoStops 

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GoStops Hostel caters to your backpacker needs with cosy beds in mixed dorms, girls-only dorms or private rooms as well as great air conditioning, WiFi and unlimited breakfast. They also have a home theatre, a terrace, balcony, library and tents for yoga. You can interact with other travellers and can even make new friends here. They also organise city tours and boat rides at decent rates, so go book your room now!

Where | GoStops - Plot No. B-20/47, A-2, Vijayanagar Colony, Bhelupur, Next To LG Store Bhelupur
Tariff | Rs 665 Onwards
Call Them | +91 7428 882 828
Book Your Stay Online Here | 
Here’s The Website | https://gostops.com/book-rooms-in-varanasi-hostel/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/gostopsofficial/

5. Alka Hotel

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Alka Hotel has been providing its guests with a comfortable stay since 1998 and is located on the banks of the Ganga. Besides a good variety of rooms, this hotel even has an open-air restaurant and spa! They also arrange sightseeing tours if you're looking to explore the city, so check them out, folks!

Where | Hotel Alka - D3/23, Meer Ghat
Tariff | Rs 850 Onwards
Call Them | +91 7619 009 995
Book Your Stay Online Here | https://www.hotelalkavns.com/hotel_alka/#alkaroom_teriff
Here’s The Website | https://www.hotelalkavns.com/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/hotelalkavns/

6. Gautam Hotel 

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Gautam Hotel is a 3-star budget-friendly hotel which is well-known for its great service and facilities. The rooms at this hotel are comfortable, decorated with an ethnic touch and have all the modern amenities you’ll need. They even have an in-house restaurant where you can relax after a long day. Gautam Hotel is homely, clean and comfortable, so book up!

Where | Gautam Hotel - C-26/35D, Ramkatora Crossing, Lahurabir
Tariff | Rs 1,050 Onwards
Call Them | +91 9453 037 806
Book Your Stay Online Here | https://gautamhotelvns.com/room.html
Here’s The Website | http://www.gautamhotelvns.com/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/gautamhotelbanaras

So book up one of these cheap and cheerful places to stay and get going!

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