In the last two years I spent all together almost one year in the city of Varanasi, studying music and meditation and I can say that I know a good number of guest houses around, but none of them is so friendly, clean, well organized and peaceful like ITH.
The service here is excellent and European standard. The atmosphere relaxed and cozy and the family and the staff absolutely sweet.
They open the door of their home to you and leave you total freedom and privacy, offering a great home-stay, with plenty of facilities for you included in the price and everything is clean and the food generous and well made.
All food ingredients are the best quality you can find available in the market and they are cooked with love and care, Indian food as well as western food and/or some new recipe from Ashy's special intuition.
Moreover a beautiful, green garden, a cozy living room and a big roof top for us to enjoy different activities during the day and the evenings, like practicing yoga together, playing music, watching videos or just chill out with a cup of “masala chai” sharing our travel experiences or planning the next steps for the journey.
Ashy is a traveler himself, so he knows what travelers are looking for and he is really doing a great job here. He can suggest you how to discover Varanasi and few tips to understand better the local culture and life as well as planning your next movements.
The wi-fi internet connection is working fast and steady 24 hours and this is something really rare for Varanasi as well as hot water and electricity in general: we were more then 30 people few days ago and still we all had our hot shower.
The location is a bit far from the main tourist center, but only few minutes ride on a shared tuc-tuc and you are there. And honestly you will enjoy more peace and freedom here then being in the center, 'cause also neighbors are really friendly and polite (and they won't try to sell you something.. )
I really suggest you to come by and make the experience on your own.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ITH is a backpackers' hostel. Stay with us in Varanasi for an unforgettable independent travel experience! ITH is pretty much where it all began. We are proud to be standing at the forefront of the travel revolution in this majestic land we call India. Today ITH offers the most diverse choice of accommodations ranging from a basic tent to a premium family cottage. The hostel set up inside our historical house in a quiet neighbourhood is exactly what you want on your India adventure. This is a place you can call home away from home. ... more less
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