Very nice Guest House run by family. You sleep in 100 years old house where on the ground floor lives famiy and on the upper floors are rooms for guests located around central yard. We slept in basic rooms (basically equipped) without bath. Bathroom, clean, with warm water (sun heated) was located next to the rooms. Hot shower was on the lower floor. It is nice guest house with rooms having nice specific climate of old town. Beacuse we were family for two nights owners gave us free of charge Ganga morning boat trip :-). They are also helpful in organizing trips to specific places and if you want do good shoping they can also give good advice without insisting you to do this or that. There is also nice roof top terrace with nice views for Ganga and old Varanasi. There is a lot of monkeys in the old town and they can appear around roof top, but if they see coming people they usually go away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel The Suraj is one of the best budget hotels in Varanasi providing all the basic facilities for backpackers. The Suraj is situated in a quiet alley right inside the heart of Varanasi...within 2 minutes of the holy Ganga River....within 5 to10 minutes of the main road and auto stand...feel the capital breathe right into you at Suraj. It's a place for community, friendships and fun. We have an obsessive affair with travel and a soft spot for everything that moves with a backpack. We are proud to offer stunning sunrises and river views from our rooftop terrace with holy morning mantra chants from the Lord Shiva-temples surrounding the guesthouse. It is also a great place for yoga and meditation. We also have a very comfy living room where you can meet other guest, enjoy alone time while reading a book from our shared library. Come on over, let us show you our holy ancient living city in the world! ... more less