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Bhadra Kali guest house is a one-of-a-kind boutique guesthouse located on Ahilyabai Ghat, by Main Ghat in Varanasi, India. The guesthouse is a colourful, family-owned, music-oriented house with panoramic views of the city and of the River Ganga.

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Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

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Kiril User Profile
May 2017
If you're coming to Varanasi, this is located at the heart of it all. You're literally a stones throw away from the Ganga and you get some incredible views from the balcony) and the Aarti ceremonies that happen every night. The rooms are clean and neat with all the amenities you would need. I dealt with Monu who is an incredible host, he showed me true Indian hospitality, helped me with booking late train tickets, boat rides, and introduced me to his brother - a musician who played traditional music for me. I would definitely recommend this place, the location is simply unbeatable and the staff are amazing!

Byron User ProfileByron is a superhost.
March 2017
Well, since our stay, things already seem to have improved but I'll give a description of our experience never-the-less. When we booked there was only ONE room pictured and so naturally, we expected when we booked, to have that room. This wasn't the case. Someone in that room had 'missed their flight' which I believe to be code for overbooked. So we were told we could stay in the dark and loud ground floor room for the first night, with a small window looking at a wall 3 feet away. We had become very tired of this quite typical mis-selling in India and refused to stay there. To their credit, they tried to put us up at a neighbouring hotel for the night. Unfortunately, this room was the worst we experienced while in India, but I won't go into that. The following day we were put into a better room at B.Kali guest house but still not the room from the picture (we were one floor down). At this point we were exhausted and just happy to have a clean room. The bathroom also backed onto another one with a vented window between the two, meaning of course that lacked some privacy. We asked about the music room which apparently existed but were never shown to or invited to play in (this is minor, unless it is a part of why you chose this place). Lastly, and importantly, we were made to feel quite bad for simply expecting what we paid (a lot) for. It was our expectations that were at fault, "this was our western standards" that was the problem, not the mis-sellng of the guesthouse or the troubles thereafter. Vikas did, in the end, refund the first night (it took some work to even get that much). On the positives, the room did have a view of the Ganges, a small balcony often inhabited by Rhesus Macaques. The roof has a better view, where we also had a chance to play with kites which was great. It's just off the ghats so very good location. So now, it looks as if each room has a separate listing (great), and what you book should hopefully be what you get.

Paul User Profile
February 2017
The Bhadra Kali guesthouse is in an excellent location with great views of the ghats. However, the facilities are extremely basic. More problematic is that our rooms were double-booked when we arrived so we had to accept a room with no view and no private bathroom. After the first night the host agreed to switch us to another guesthouse which solved the problem, so I give some credit for that.

Sherrill User Profile
January 2017
Best location for exploring the indescribable Ganga riverside! Also aarti close by at night. Staff was so helpful with transportation and extras like getting us a train out of another city! S.P. at the desk was especially helpful. They can serve meals in the room also. We had room 204 with a balcony river view, and the roof terrace is also amazing, but don't bring food or monkeys will come. Varanasi is challenging, but having a friendly hotel to support your plans makes it all good! Recommended!

Brian User Profile
January 2017
Jyoti and her whole family are truly some of the greatest hosts. They made me feel like part of the family during my stay in Varanassi. Varanassi can be hectic and it was nice to know that I had a place after the day to relax. I would say the only place you should stay in Varanassi is Bhadra Kali. And the view is to die for.

Susannah User Profile
January 2017
The location is very good and the view from our balcony is amazing! The ganga right on our door step. Unfortunately our stay in the guest house wasn't everything we had hoped for. The way to the guest house requires a 10min walk by foot which was intense as you have to walk through the very busy streets with all your luggage. Although we were met by a staff member who helped us with our bags. So just be aware as it's not the guest house fault it's just the neighborhood no cars are allowed past a certain point. On our first night we had to stay on the bottom floor room as they had overbooked our room, it was loud and not a pleasant first night right next to reception. The worst thing about our stay was that we didn't have any hot showers, most nights it was lukewarm or even just a trickle of water so very unpleasant. Also the bathrooms don't have any windows and connected straight with the toilet so it was always very wet and dirty. There was also a communal shower next door where you would have to hear everyone else going to the bathroom. On our last night we were woken up by a staff member who told us we had to pay our extra costs immediately, by cash, which we had not been told in advance and we did not have enough cash just eftpos cards. This was disappointing as they did have an eftpos machine available and we did not appreciate being woken and hassled to go get cash out for them. It was not convenient for us. A staff member was rude to our friend who was a local tour guide we had met in advance of visiting varanasi. We do recommend the massage and the sunrise boat ride which the guest house kindly arranged.

Frédéric User ProfileFrédéric is a superhost.
December 2016
Clean room and very well located vith nice view on the gange. Host were very welcoming. I do recommand this gusthouse
Jyoti User Profile
Response from Jyoti:
Thank you for choosing to stay with us & taking out your precious time to write here . It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcome you back on your next trip to Varanasi . Thank you so much for giving us the chance to provide you our services and above all to share your experiences with our future guests. regard
December 2016

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Bhadra Kali guest house is a one-of-a-kind boutique guesthouse located on Ahilyabai Ghat, by Main Ghat in Varanasi, India. The guesthouse is a colourful, family-owned, music-oriented house with panoramic views of the city and of the River Ganga. A couple of the rooms in this cozy 7 room Guesthouse also have balconies and River views. Come stay with us, do yoga on the roof, take music lessons, or simply find a peaceful respite during your Varanasi adventure

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