Ganpati Guest House

Address: D 3/24 Meer Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001, India | Hotel
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This hotel, located on D 3/24 Meer Ghat, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Banaras Ghats, and Manikarnika Ghat.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGanpati Guest House Varanasi

    Reviewed by samcohon

    Excellent Value Great Location Oasis of Calm in Crazy Varanasi

    Reviewed Feb 25, 2015
    by (5 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    You round the corner into what looks like a dead end in the grubby weirdness of Varanasi's teeming, filthy, and overwhelming Old City and discover a kind of oasis of calm serenity with lovely, clean rooms and a beautiful courtyard in the Ganpati Guest House. My room was large with good views of the Ganges. The restaurant is inexpensive and adequate, on the roof with excellent views too. There are fans instead of A/C which worked fine in February; I suspect less so in hotter months. Use bug repellant for the mosquitoes in Varanasi in general. This is a fine place and very reasonable, although you may need help from locals to actually find it. Cabs and motorized tuk-tuks can't get through the tiny streets of Old City Varanasi, so you will need a boy to guide you, and you may need to keep asking people to find your way back, but it's very worthwhile. You simply go downstairs and you are on the riverfront walking past the ghats.

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    Reviewed by markjoy

    Friendly calm paradise in busy Varanasi.

    Reviewed Sep 7, 2014
    by (18 reviews) Bonaire , Netherlands Antilles Flag of Netherlands Antilles

    A great place to stay. Clean, friendly and nicely decorated. Great place to relax and escape from the crowded streets where sooooo much is going on. Special thanks to the chefs in the kitchen. The food was very tasty, we loved the thali! And Malu the waiter is a nice guy.
    Oh and not to forget I think the best location on the river and Ghat. Great views!

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    Reviewed by lynanddon

    Excellent location on the Ganges

    Reviewed Sep 29, 2013
    by (14 reviews) Squamish , Canada Flag of Canada

    It was a great guest house to stay at to really experience Varanasi, the ghats and the Ganges River. Our room was nicely appointed with its own bathroom. The roof top restaurant had a fantastic view of the Ganges and it was very easy to organize our day tour and bus ticket on to Pokhara.

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    Reviewed by theroadishome

    A peaceful home away from home

    Reviewed May 24, 2013
    by (4 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Loved this pace, on Meer Ghat, in between two main Ghats (ceremony and burning ghat) in the heart of the Old City and its labrynth of laneways. Rooms are beautifully decorated with lovely details in the room (inscence in room, toy elephants hanging from curtain rails, sequinned bedspread and pillows) - it really is a nice change from the basic rooms in our budget price range. Awesome staff, lovely rooftop restaurant. Not a bad thing to say about this place!

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    Reviewed by shachaf_lev

    Good vibe..

    Reviewed Dec 13, 2012
    by (1 review) , Nepal Flag of Nepal

    Very good vibe and atmosphere.
    Good service, hot water, fine food.
    A little expensive compared to India (500 rps for a room without a bathroom) the toilets were not at the same floor as our room which was a little annoying, and there were only two share able bathrooms...
    Also outside our room there was a sitting area so from around 8 am people sat there and we couldn't sleep. If you r willing to pay more there r really good rooms there.

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    Reviewed by monsoon-music

    Great Stay in Varanasi

    Reviewed Mar 10, 2012
    by (3 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

    From our experience and comments from many other people, Ganpati is the best place to stay in Varanasi. We had adjoined rooms with a large balcony right on the river front. The rooftop food was fine and a really nice place to relax after the intest walkabout of the city. Thanks Chiku and everyone at Ganpati!! See you next time.

    Ganpati Guesthouse
    Varanasi, India

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Ganpati Guest House Varanasi

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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