A good hostel for solo travellers and small groups.
Dorm Bed: $8.09
B-20/47, A-2, Vijaya Nagaram Colony Bhelupur ,
Stops Hostel Varanasi is another popular hostel in Varanasi. It's part of a chain of hostels that are found throughout the country and it has a social and relaxed setting. It's a great place to relax and escape the chaos of the city. There are often other travelers hanging around that you can chat with and swap travel stories. The staff and other travelers can also offer advice and suggestions for the next steps of your trip.
There are several great places where you can relax with a good book. There's even a library where you can borrow books and there are a handful of documentaries about India that you can watch. There are also balconies and verandas if you hope to spend some time outside. If you'd like to cook some of your own meals, there is a full kitchen available that guests can share.
The hostel also organizes a handful of events for guests including Bollywood nights and Indian style cook-outs. They also host local music events or cultural activities. If you'd like to volunteer with a local NGO while you're in Varanasi, the staff can help you organize this as well.
Private rooms and dorms are available. Dorms sleep six, eight, or fourteen people.