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“My Solo trip to holy city of Varanasi”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Suraj Guest House

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Suraj Guest House
Ranked #37 of 206 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
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“My Solo trip to holy city of Varanasi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

I stayed for 5 nights here in Suraj Guest house and it was really worth it. It is located 50 meters away from the ganga and also very close to the small path through the varanasi town where all the live is happening. The owner and all the people in the guest house are very nice, friendly and always looking for making your stay in Varanasi a great experience.
WIFI is free, just ask about the key. Rooms are small but very nice and clean. Special thing is the "living room" which is light and you just feel comfortable.
I enjoed my stay in Varanasi and the Suraj Guest house, and I think you will too.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

We had a perfect stay at this super-friendly family guesthouse, run by a lovely family. Our room was clean and colorful, situated on the rooftop. Loved sitting on the rooftop terrace in the heat of the sun, enjoying the view of Ganges and the life on the neighborhood rooftops. You see babas meditating, kids playing with kites, colorful clothes hanging to dry, some monkeys.. - a very exotic view for us. The guesthouse is very easy to find from the Lalita gath. I'm definitely staying here when in Varanasi next time.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Clean rooms with a great rooftop view. The bed was so comfortable and in a relatively quiet area.
They had arranged for a rickshaw to pick me up from the train station and despite the fact that my train was 3 hours late the man was still there waiting for me! I was upgraded on arrival, and had the most wonderful walking / motor bike tour with Gaurav. He was fair in negotiating the price, and tried to make sure I had the best experience from what little time I had. Gaurav was so helpful and kind, and made me feel very safe as a solo female traveller.

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Had an amazing experience staying here,the place is run by a friendly family who were very cooperative.services were prompt,rooms were tidy with clean bed sheets and pillow covers.but the best part for me was the magical view overlooking the ganges from the terrace..owner was sweet enough to make all arrangements for my friends and me to have a small get together on the beautiful terrace..overall its a wonderful place to stay in small budget.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

A nice and friendly place. We stayed there more than two weeks.
We liked the friendly people in this house, the view and calm place. If you need help you get it. If you need support for trips like sarnath or a boat trip just ask.
The rooms are in india style, clean and you have hot showers.
A big plus is the chill out area on the roof top or inside. If you want you have space to sit together with other travellers or just for relaxing.

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to stay. The location is perfect as it's situated right near the burning ghat. It's quite hard to find though so get in contact with Suraj and they'll pick you up from the main road. Overall, good value. The family is happy to help with anything you need.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Aichach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

I stayed for 5 nights here in Suraj Guest house and it was really worse it. It is located 50 meters away from the ganga and also very close to the small path through the varanasi town where all the live is happening. The owner and all the people in the guest house are very nice, friendly and always looking for making your stay in Varanasi a great experience. And it really was. I meet with Gaurav who is friends with the guest house owner and he showed me on his bullet bike varansi, which was real fun. He will take care of you and make your stay fun.
WIFI is free, just ask about the key. Rooms are small but very nice and clean. Special thing is the "living room" which is light and you just feel comfortable.
I enjoed my stay in Varanasi and the Suraj Guest house, and I think you will too.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Suraj Guest House

Property: Suraj Guest House
Address: Suraj Guest House Ck 10/37 Braham Nal, Varanasi 221001, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 206 B&Bs / Inns in Varanasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Suraj Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel The Suraj is one of the best budget hotels in Varanasi providing all the basic facilities for backpackers. The Suraj is situated in a quiet alley right inside the heart of Varanasi...within 2 minutes of the holy Ganga River....within 5 to10 minutes of the main road and auto stand...feel the capital breathe right into you at Suraj. It's a place for community, friendships and fun. We have an obsessive affair with travel and a soft spot for everything that moves with a backpack. We are proud to offer stunning sunrises and river views from our rooftop terrace with holy morning mantra chants from the Lord Shiva-temples surrounding the guesthouse. It is also a great place for yoga and meditation. We also have a very comfy living room where you can meet other guest, enjoy alone time while reading a book from our shared library. Come on over, let us show you our holy ancient living city in the world! ... more   less 
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