Stops Hostel Varanasi

B-20/47, A-2, Vijaya Nagaram Colony, Bhelupur, Varanasi, India, Distance from city centre: 4.8km

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Stops is a pit-stop like none other on your Indian adventure. It is the first ever social and exploration oriented chain of travelers hostels in India.

Stops is where you refuel and equip yourself on your journey through India!

Its a space where you get to meet fellow travelers eager to discover India. You can share, plan, guide and learn together while relaxing and having fun. Its about creating your India story that goes beyond the obvious!

Its a space where you get to stay your way. Immerse yourself in our ever expanding library, choose from the many documentaries and films on India, hang out in the lovely balconies and verandas, cook together in a fully equipped kitchen or just chill and do nothing! It's your call!

Its a space where you get to have good fun 'India style'- from Bollywood nights to Indian cook-outs to local music events and vibrant festival celebrations!

And while doing all this you can choose to volunteer with local NGOs and make a difference!

We at Stops began our journey with the eternal city of Varanasi on 1st March, 2014. Come join in and be a part of our journey!

See you soon!

1. Please note that the rates quoted here are for boarding charges including our simple yet unlimited complimentary breakfast on per person per night basis inclusive of all taxes.

2. Our check-in time is 13:00 Hrs. and check-out time is 10:00 Hrs. We follow a 100% advance policy at the time of check-in, which means that you will have to make 100% advance payment for the stay booked, at the time of check-in. We also collect a fully refundable linen deposit of INR 300 at the time of check-in. This deposit is returned to you at the time of check-out up on handing over the linen back at the reception. This is to ensure non-intrusive housekeeping in the dorms.

3. For guests arriving at the hostel before check-in time, early lounging facility is available from 06:00 Hrs to 13:00 Hrs for a fee of INR 100. This gives access to our simple yet unlimited breakfast and the many common areas to relax before check-in into the room. For guests arriving before 6 AM, we advise the guest to book the previous night, to ensure that you get a good rest.

4. We experience 4-5 hours of power cut everyday (spread out across the day), usually not even noticeable. We have power backup for all our lights, fans, charging points, computers and coolers. However, the Air-conditioning and water heaters do not work during a power outage. Power outages in the city are erratic. Sometimes we have been pleasantly surprised with no power cuts throughout the day vs. very rare occasions when we have had power outages for hours together. This is something that is out of our control and we would like to share this with you upfront so that it does not become a point of concern during a power outage. Having said this, our hostel is extremely well ventilated even during a power cut.

5. We don't encourage more than 4 guests from one group to stay in the same room, as we would like our residents to mingle with everyone at the hostel. In case of exceptions, please do notify us by email at the time of booking. In case of a group of 5 or more guests checking in together, the hostel requires a 50% non-refundable advance payment to be transferred to the hostel bank account (available on request) to be able to confirm the booking. Please note that normal cancellation policy, does not apply to group bookings of 5 or more guests.

6. Also, we have a long stay offer for guests residing for long duration, whereby you Pay for 6 Nights, Get 1 Additional Night Free or Pay for 12 Nights, Get 3 Additional Nights Free or Pay for 18 Nights, Get 6 Additional Nights Free or Pay for 24 Nights, Get 10 Additional Nights Free. Guests are encouraged to avail this offer by quoting the same at the time of check-in.

7. Please note that no Varanasi or adjacent area residents will be allowed to stay at the property. All Indian citizens must carry a government authorized address Identification proof to be able to check-in at the property. All foreigners must carry and present their original passport along with a valid visa at the time of check-in. For Pakistani citizens, an additional residence permit letter from the High Commission of Islamabad is also mandatory for check in.

8. Please note that only residents are allowed within the hostel complex. Guests can only be attended to at the reception area for short periods only.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport transfers
  • ATM
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Ceiling fan
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Currency exchange
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Mini Supermarket
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Postal Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines

Cancellation Policy

This 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 Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

1. Please note that the rates quoted here are for boarding charges including our simple yet unlimited complimentary breakfast on per person per night basis inclusive of all taxes.

2. Our check-in time is 13:00 Hrs. and check-out time is 10:00 Hrs. We follow a 100% advance policy at the time of check-in, which means that you will have to make 100% advance payment for the stay booked, at the time of check-in. We also collect a fully refundable linen deposit of INR 300 at the time of check-in. This deposit is returned to you at the time of check-out up on handing over the linen back at the reception. This is to ensure non-intrusive housekeeping in the dorms.

3. For guests arriving at the hostel before check-in time, early lounging facility is available from 06:00 Hrs to 13:00 Hrs for a fee of INR 100. This gives access to our simple yet unlimited breakfast and the many common areas to relax before check-in into the room. For guests arriving before 6 AM, we advise the guest to book the previous night, to ensure that you get a good rest.

4. We experience 4-5 hours of power cut everyday (spread out across the day), usually not even noticeable. We have power backup for all our lights, fans, charging points, computers and coolers. However, the Air-conditioning and water heaters do not work during a power outage. Power outages in the city are erratic. Sometimes we have been pleasantly surprised with no power cuts throughout the day vs. very rare occasions when we have had power outages for hours together. This is something that is out of our control and we would like to share this with you upfront so that it does not become a point of concern during a power outage. Having said this, our hostel is extremely well ventilated even during a power cut.

5. We don't encourage more than 4 guests from one group to stay in the same room, as we would like our residents to mingle with everyone at the hostel. In case of exceptions, please do notify us by email at the time of booking. In case of a group of 5 or more guests checking in together, the hostel requires a 50% non-refundable advance payment to be transferred to the hostel bank account (available on request) to be able to confirm the booking. Please note that normal cancellation policy, does not apply to group bookings of 5 or more guests.

6. Also, we have a long stay offer for guests residing for long duration, whereby you Pay for 6 Nights, Get 1 Additional Night Free or Pay for 12 Nights, Get 3 Additional Nights Free or Pay for 18 Nights, Get 6 Additional Nights Free or Pay for 24 Nights, Get 10 Additional Nights Free. Guests are encouraged to avail this offer by quoting the same at the time of check-in.

7. Please note that no Varanasi or adjacent area residents will be allowed to stay at the property. All Indian citizens must carry a government authorized address Identification proof to be able to check-in at the property. All foreigners must carry and present their original passport along with a valid visa at the time of check-in. For Pakistani citizens, an additional residence permit letter from the High Commission of Islamabad is also mandatory for check in.

8. Please note that only residents are allowed within the hostel complex. Guests can only be attended to at the reception area for short periods only.

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1. From Airport

Hire a pre-paid Taxi at the booth inside the Airport. It should cost Rs. 750-800 (depending on the season) to Bhelupur, which is where we are located.

2. From Manduadih Railway Station

Hire a Tuk-Tuk. It should cost Rs. 100-150 (depending on the season) to Bhelupur, which is where we are located.

3. From Main Varanasi Junction Railway Station

Hire a Tuk-Tuk. It should cost Rs. 100-150 (depending on the season) to Bhelupur, which is where we are located.

4. From Mughal Sarai Railway Station

Please see following options in order of our recommendation:

a. Hire a cab. It should cost Rs. 600-700 (depending on the season), from Mughal Sarai Station to Bhelupur, which is where we are located.

b. Get on a Bus/Shared Jeep/Vikram/ Auto-Rickshaws to the main Varanasi Bus Stand. It should cost Rs. 40-50. Then, get on a shared Tuk-Tuk from main Varanasi Bus Stand. It should cost Rs. 15-20 to Bhelupur, which is where we are located.

c. Hire a Tuk-Tuk, all to yourself. It should cost Rs. 400-500 (depending on the season) to Bhelupur, which is where we are located.

The most prominent land marks near the hostel are Kerala Café in Bhelupur and Bhelupur Water Tank. These would help you locate the hostel.

You need to tell the auto/ taxi driver to take you to the Bhelupur Water Tank (Hindi Pronunciation: Bheloopoor Paanee Tankee) and then to the LG store (Balaji Consumer Durables) right next to the Bhelupur Water tank.

With the LG store on your left, 10 meters ahead of the LG Store is a cobbled lane to your left, right before the point where the road is turning to the left. Enter that lane, it seems narrow but all cars can come inside with ease. Follow the street till the end (around 100 metres - will have to navigate minor lefts and rights).

We are the corner yellow coloured bungalow on your right with multicoloured walls.

You can also locate us on Google Maps. Here is the location on Google Maps:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Stops+Hostel,+Varanasi/@25.299411,82.999616,19z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x398e31fbc9924735:0x4f8f7f9b422b17ed

Located Near

1. We are located at a walkable 1km from Harishchandra Ghat and 1.5km from Assi Ghat. This ensures one is close to all the action. Proximity to ghats and old markets, makes the hostel an ideal starting point for our walking tours.

2. The iconic Kerala Cafe is a mere 200 steps from Stops. Many grocery stores and chemists are located across the road along with ATMs, a police station, a dispensary, a bar and even a cinema hall.

3.We are in a safe residential area which makes for a peaceful haven.

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