International Travellers' Hostel Varanasi
International Travellers' Hostel offers you a unique experience – here you get the chance to stay with a local family! We've combined the best of a modern backpackers' hostel, where you can meet like-minded travellers, with a home stay; giving you the opportunity to get in touch with the culture of the country you're travelling in.
Our family-run hostel is located in our historical house owned by our family for over 5 generations. Once serving as the summer house of the Queen of Nepal, it later fell under British reign, to be eventually auctioned off to one of our great grandfathers. Today this multicultural home is a modern Youth Hostel offering you a beautiful relaxing space and an opportunity to meet other travellers.
Our aim is to facilitate your time in India by offering you the little things that make all the big differences on a trip. We want to offer you something that lasts longer than a mere journey – we want you to have everlasting experiences!
For the love of your taste buds we also offer a healthy and diverse 'ITH Bistro' food & drinks menu (Indian and western) catering from early morning till late at night. We prepare almost everything fresh with ingredients from the local market. Our recipes are toned-down to meet the 'non-Indian' taste buds, but of course we can spice things up for your real India adventure ;) Our latest addition is the Muesli Bar – eat a bowlful or as much as you can of your favourite cereals & fruits.
We are looking forward to welcome you in one of the world's oldest living cities!
We offer a private double bedroom, a mixed dormitory for 5 occupants and a female dormitory for 4 occupants on the ground floor of our premises. We have tried our best to create an environment somewhere between a "hostel" and a "guest house" so you can have the best of both.
Check-in time: 12:00 pm
Check-out time: 11:00 am
The normal opening hours are 5:00 am - 11:00 pm. In case you are arriving beyond these hours, please give the hostel a call Better yet, you could inform the hostel in advance so they could arrange for your arrival.
We offer a private double bedroom, a private triple bedroom and a dormitory for 5 occupants on the ground floor of our house. We have tried our best to create an environment somewhere between a 'hostel' and a 'guest house' so you can have the best of both.
2 shared bathrooms (with attached toilets) are available with 24x7 hot & cold shower facility.
We also offer accommodation on monthly basis for longer stays. Please ask for quotation.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Security
- Air Conditioning
- Airport Transfers
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Cable TV
- Ceiling Fan
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pet Friendly
- Reading Light
- Steam Room
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Check-in time: 12:00 pm
Check-out time: 11:00 am
Air-conditioning operational from mid-March to mid-October only.
The normal opening hours are 7:00 am - 10:00 pm. In case you are arriving beyond these hours, please give the hostel a call. Better yet, you could inform the hostel in advance so they could arrange for your arrival.
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If you are coming by train, and if you are (and most likely you are) arriving at Varanasi Junction Railway Station:
Get off the train. Come out of the railway station. Go right on the street (this street which will look like a crowded city street is actually the national highway stretch that crosses Varanasi). Then exit the highway to go into the city on the left and ask someone the way to the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth University (or just Vidyapeeth University). Hereon you have to keep going straight. When you reach gate no. 2 of the uni on your LHS, you will find an alley on your RHS. Get in there and ask someone for me! I'm about 100m into the alley on the left.
International Travellers' Hostel is like 5-7 minutes walking distance and 2 minutes drive away from Varanasi Junction Railway Station.
If you're flying into Varanasi:
Well, get out of the airport, and get a taxi to the above directed uni gate.
We are located just 5-7 minutes walking distance from Varanasi Junction Railway Station (city's main train station), 22 km from the airport, and 3.4 km from riverside. Most attractions in the city are within a radius of 5 km.
Rickshaws and auto-rickshaws (tuk-tuks) easily available out on the street.
International Travellers' Hostel & Bistro
C-32/4, Vidyapeeth Road
Uttar Pradesh, India
Landmark: The alley opposite to Gate #2 of Vidyapeeth University