If you are looking for a cheap accommodation in Varanasi, which is reasonably close the Ghats and the market - this is the place. This was second time I've stayed here, and this time We rented 2 rooms, and the rooms were fitted with AC and the premium room also had the LCD TV. The bathrooms were big but clean. Even after this being a dharamshala (a non-profit hindu establishment for short stays), still has room service for basic things like Water, Tea, Coffee and Bread-Butter Breakfast.
The place is safe, you can keep your valuables in the management office just to be cautious. It's right next to the main market that leads to the ghats, which is also just 10 mins of walk away.
The staff is polite and courteous. No one will bug you for tips.