Best Hostels in Varanasi for Solo Travellers, Female Travellers, and Couples

Best Hostels in Varanasi for Solo Travellers, Female Travellers, and Couples
Varanasi is one of the most fascinating cities in India to visit. It's a sacred destination for Hindus and Jains and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The sacred Ganges River is a unique setting that may be a bit of a culture shock for international travelers. The flow of pilgrims to the area and the historic buildings that line the river are one of the most impressive sights you may ever encounter.

It is best to visit Varanasi between the months of October and March when the weather is cooler. Most visitors choose to stay near the ghats in the oldest part of the city. This area is the most conveniently located for visiting the river, but the hostels and hotel are often in older buildings and the quality may be lower. It's also possible to stay near the train station where buildings may be newer but the location is not as convenient.
How much do hostels in Varanasi cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Varanasi here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



A good hostel for solo travellers, female travellers, and couples.

Dorm Bed from $4.50
Private Room from $2.25
Overall Rating: 86%
C-32/4, Vidyapeeth Road Landmark: Gate #2 of Vidyapeeth University, Varanasi
International Travellers Hostel in Varanasi offers visitors the unique opportunity to stay with a local family but still enjoy the benefits of a traditional hostel environment. This is a family run hostel that's been in the family for more than five generations. It's located in a historical house where you can meet other international travelers but also enjoy the benefits of staying in a traditional Indian home.

The hostel has a small restaurant that serves both Indian and western food and is opened from morning until night. There is also free wi-fi available, drinking water, and a fully equipped kitchen which guests can use. Bathrooms have hot and cold water. There's a common room with a television, dvds, and board games as well. If you want to hang out outside, there's a garden with outdoor furniture and a swing. There's also a large rooftop with a nice view.

The hostel has double and twin private rooms as well as four and five bed dorms, some co-ed, some female only.


A good hostel for solo travellers and small groups.

Dorm Bed from $8.01
Private Room from $6.41
Overall Rating: 60%
B-20/47, A-2, Vijaya Nagaram Colony Bhelupur, Varanasi
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.


Private Room from $5.77
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
D20/5, Munshi ghat, Bangali Tola, Varanasi
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a cafe. Wi-fi are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Mother Hostel is also child friendly.


Dorm Bed from $4.04
Private Room from $5.77
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 90%
D.32/162 Devnathpura, Bengalitola, Varanasi
Somit Paying Guest House is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant and self-catering facilities. Laundry facilities, luggage storage, internet access, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Somit Paying Guest House is also child friendly.


Private Room from $7.37
(Prices vary by season)
D 5/131 Tripura Bhairwi Rd,MeerGhat Near Sri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
You'll love this guesthouse because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, housekeeping, and a mini-supermarket are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Shiva Inn Paying Guest House is also child friendly.


Private Room from $0.14
(Prices vary by season)
D 17/136, 137A, Dashashwamedh Ghat Rd,Varanasi, Ut Varanasi, Varanasi
This terrific hotel offers friendly service, bicycle hire, and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast and a restaurant. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Hotel MRK is also child friendly.
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