I did a homestay with the Tiwaris and it was great. They are warm, caring hosts and Raju-ji is happy to communicate with anybody, speaks good English. Location is the best part, it's in the middle of Assi, one minute from the Ghat, right by the crossing. Everything you need is walking distance. They are the caretakers of a 250-year-old Shiva temple in their courtyard, and there is also a great silk shop there.