Varanasi

Shivala

HosteLaVie Varanasi

price from ₹239 /person

Varanasi is the India of your imagination. One of the most colourful and fascinating places on earth, surprises abound around every corner. This is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities, and one of the holiest in Hinduism. Pilgrims come to the ghats lining the Ganges to wash away sins in the sacred waters or to cremate their loved ones. It's a particularly auspicious place to die, since expiring here offers moksha (liberation from the cycle of rebirth).

HosteLaVie is a cozy hostel in Varanasi (started January-2017) with around 70% open hang out space. We believe hostel should have running space, literally. We are the only boutique hostel in Varanasi which is right at the banks of Ganga. Every morning you can witness sunrise just from our rood top cafe. Why spend money for public transport or taxi?! You can go from hostel to Aarti/Ghat directly from your bed - no taxi needed! We serve the best coffee in town. Oh yes, we have our brand of brewing coffee names after our Hostel “Coffavie”. There is also a buffet style continental breakfast available everyday for less than a dollar. We serve bread, eggs, cornflakes, porridge and coffee. You could use the kitchen for mastering your cooking skills too. We have games at every floor and we know you need variety. We have 2 common area, 2 dinning area and 2 hangout spots. The entire hostel has no directly light to you eyes, we made in a way that the only light falls where you walk. We lit the entire prepesis with candles every evening

We believe our dorms is where the real conversation starts. After a hectic day of travel, meeting fellow travellers was Never so easy. Hostelavie offers best dormitories with elegant interiors, each bed has a reading light and a charging point, as well as private rooms with stylized bathrooms.

Having travelled around the world, we know how a hostel should be!

We believe our dorms is where the real conversation starts. After a hectic day of travel, meeting fellow travellers was Never so easy. Hostelavie offers best dormitories with elegant interiors, each bed has a reading light and a charging point, as well as private rooms with stylized bathrooms.

Frequently asked questions

How to Reach Varanasi

Fondly known as the ‘Golden City’, Jaisalmer attracts a huge number of travelers from all around. It is festooned with stunning palaces, attractive havelis, magnificent Jain temples and the very popular sand dunes of the Thar. Reaching Jaisalmer is an easy task:

By Air
Varanasi airport is well-linked to some of the major cities in India like Delhi and Mumbai. International tourists can board connecting flights from Delhi airport which is well-connected to all the major cities in the world.

By Road
Varanasi has a wide network of road that connects it to major cities of Uttar Pradesh. You can hire a private taxi or cab or drive down to Varanasi from nearby cities like Kanpur, Allahabad and Alipur.

By Train
The Varanasi railway station is connected to major cities of India via rail. From the railway station, tourists can hire a taxi or a cab to explore the city.

What all I can do in Varanasi

Colourful and spiritual are the two words best describe the charm of Varanasi. This Indian travel destination is famous for its bathing Ghats that line River Ganges. Considered to be one of the holiest places around the world, it is visited by millions of Hindus and travellers each year. Here are few of the things you can do in Varanasi.

  • Take a Holy Bath in Ganges
  • Explore Varanasi Temples
  • Witness Grandeur Evening Aarti Ceremony
  • Morning Boat Ride in Ganges River
  • Sightseeing Tour of Sarnath
  • Stroll Along the Ghats
  • Visit Historical Ramnagar Fort
  • Shopping in Varanasi's Local Market
Where to eat in Varanasi

There is no doubt that food is a significant part of Varanasi's culture—especially its piping hot kachoris at breakfast, refreshing paans, sweets, lassi and thandai. Most of the local favourite food joints lie near the ghats or in the jumble of narrow lanes that run behind them.

However, it also has restaurants offering a wide array of cuisines, from vegetarian Indian and Chinese to continental and Italian. It is not surprising to see a perfectly baked woodfire pizza on the ghats. Here are some restaurants that you must visit for a culinary adventure in the city.

  • Madhur Milan
  • Kashi Chat House
  • Deena Chat Bhandar
  • Blue Lassi
  • Ram Bhandar (Thatheri Bazaar)
  • Deena Chat Bhandar (Nariyal Gali)
  • Shri Rajbandhu Sweets (Kachori Gali)
  • Laxmi Chai Waale
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