Top 10 Budget Hotels In Varanasi, India - Updated 2024

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Nupur Agarwal
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Nupur Agarwal

The spiritual heart of India, and a particularly important site for Hindu pilgrims, the colorful and vibrant city of Varanasi is set on the banks of the famous River Ganges in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Home to more than 2,000 temples, and boasting spectacular architecture and rich culture, it has an almost-magical pull on people - drawing in visitors from across the world eager to soak up its sights and sounds. And if you hope to be among them, you’ll be relieved to know you don’t need a bottomless wallet or purse. Accommodation prices here are superb, meaning some beautiful hotels are open to even those of us on the tightest of budgets. Here are just 10 of the many accommodation possibilities during your stay in the ‘City of Light’.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 03, 2024.

1. Hotel Buddha (from USD 60)

Hotel Buddha is another base that is perfect for the sightseer. It is situated less than a mile (1.6 km) from the iconic River Ganges and the famous Dasaswamedh Ghat - arguably the most spectacular of the ghats in Varanasi. City tours can also be arranged by staff at the hotel’s tour desk. It is also relatively convenient for the Varanasi Junction Railway Station and offers free car parking, providing for good transport options. Shuttles to the airport can also be arranged for those who plan to fly in or out of the city. Inside, the hotel accommodation boasts air-conditioned guest rooms, an open courtyard, and terracing as well as facilities for disabled guests, and an on-site garden restaurant serves a range of homemade dishes - including vegetarian options.

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Hotel Buddha

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: C-26/35, Ramkatora, Lahurabir
1.71 km (1.1 mi) from Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Parking Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

2. Ganges Grand (from USD 72)

Another centrally-located hotel that puts you right in the thick of the action, the Ganges Grand is close to the iconic Manikarnika Ghat on the banks of the Ganges. Not only is it one of the city’s oldest ghats it is famous for its use in traditional Hindu cremation ceremonies. The Ganges Grand is a similar distance from the Dasaswamedh Ghat, while the landmark Kashi Vishwanath Temple is only slightly further away. The hotel itself is fully air-conditioned, so no sleepless nights in the humid weather, and each room has its own bathroom for those who value their privacy.

It also has its own in-house restaurant in the form of the Daawat, which caters to a range of palates by offering a mix of Indian, American and Chinese cuisine options. An on-site mini market should also provide many of life’s little essentials. Parking is available on site, free of charge, but needs to be reserved - so make sure to book a spot.

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Ganges Grand

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Godowlia Crossing, Near Church
171 meters (0.2 ft) from Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

3. Shree Ganesha Palace (from USD 43)

A quiet haven among the bustle of the city centre, Shree Ganesha Palace’s 80-year-old colonial design is likely to work its charm on many visitors to Varanasi. And don’t let the heritage of the building mislead you into thinking it might be short on some of the creature comforts. This bed-and-breakfast boasts full mod cons - each room has air conditioning, cable TV, private bathrooms and a patio. There is also free WiFi throughout. The level of staff service has also won many fans. The front desk is staffed 24 hours, there’s a tour desk on site and room service is offered. Shree Ganesha Palace also offers family room accommodation and is pet-friendly - perfect if you’ve an extended menagerie of rugrats and furry friends.

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Shree Ganesha Palace

Wifi Available

Address: Opposite Corporation Bank, Girjaghar, Godowlia
604 meters (0.4 ft) from Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden

4. Hotel Sri Omkar Palace (from USD 64)

If kicking back on a rooftop terrace with stunning views across the River Ganges appeals to you - and who wouldn’t it - then the Hotel Sri Omkar Palace might be worth checking out. It is located right next to the famous waterway and its riverside ghats. Some of the rooms have access to large shared terraces with superb vistas - making the roof of this hotel the perfect spot to grab a bite or two. All you need to do is ring for room service, which is provided.

If you can tear your eyes away from the river for a minute the rooms also come equipped with flat-screen TVs that boast satellite channel access. The hotel also has free WiFi in all areas, should you wish to use your electronic gizmos. Those who wish to enjoy a long soak after a long day of sightseeing can also enjoy time in the tub - all rooms are equipped with private bathrooms and baths.

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Dwivedi Hotels Sri Omkar Palace

Wifi Available

Address: D22/10, Chausatthi Ghat, Near Dashashwamedh
763 meters (0.5 ft) from Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning

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5. Rose Heritage Home (from USD 78)

The charm of its classic building lends the Rose Heritage Home a real personality that has proven a winner with many a former guest. Its wonderfully colorful and vibrant interiors will also linger in the memory long after you have returned to your normal life. Those who prefer to view the myriad vistas outside the bed-and-breakfast are also well catered for. Some rooms offer garden or city views and there is also an outdoor dining area, while its proximity to the Ganges makes it ideal for the Varanasi Gangetic Ferry Line route from the nearby Shivala Ghat. This offers views back at Varanasi’s spectacular architecture as it ploughs its way northwards to the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Ghet, located just beyond the Rajghat Bridge.

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Rose Heritage Home

Wifi Available

Address: B3/316 Shivala (In fromt of Ratnakar Park)
1.84 km (1.2 mi) from Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Parking Restaurant Room service Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Breakfast in the room

6. Diamond Hotel (from USD 72)

Convenient for the ghats and the city’s innumerable spiritual sights, the three-star Diamond Hotel sits just over half-a-mile away from the river. It also boasts a garden and terrace for those rare occasions when you feel like staying close to base. Its functional and tidy interior includes private bathrooms, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Services include a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk - perfect for any queries you may have about the city. The more intrepid traveller may also wish to take up the offer of a car rental from the site.

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Diamond Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Bhelupur, Near-IP Vijaya Mall
1.7 km (1.1 mi) from Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

7. Hotel Alka (from USD 38)

If you’re after a bargain-stay in a central spot, the Hotel Alka may be the choice for you. It’s the cheapest of the hotels on this list and boasts an excellent location overlooking the River Ganges. However, its great location right next to the river comes at the cost of parking. The hotel has no car park and does not offer an airport shuttle service, so you will need to find alternative travel arrangements. A 24-hour service desk and luggage storage facility is offered however. Inside, the hotel has an a la carte restaurant, although you should bear in mind that breakfasts are not available. You should also be aware that some of the rooms are more basic than others. Entry level rates apply to rooms with shared bathrooms, while if you are prepared to splash a bit more cash you will be able to enjoy private facilities, air conditioning, and balcony views overlooking the river.

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Hotel Alka

Wifi Available

Address: D 3/23 Meer Ghat
262 meters (0.2 ft) from Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Airport shuttle Laundry

8. Hotel Madin (from USD 100)

If you’re looking for a touch of luxury at a price more normally associated with no frills accommodation in European cities, then the Hotel Madin is possibly the choice for you. It offers an outdoor pool that is open all year round and also contains its own in-house gym facilities. On the tech front, there is full air-conditioning and free WiFi throughout and each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. These and other nice touches - such as its concierge service and soundproof rooms - go some way towards explaining the high satisfaction ratings of its guests.

It also has its own free private car park, which will come in handy as the hotel is nearly a couple of miles (3.2 km) from the Ganges and the centre of town. But, although Hotel Madin is not right in the very centre, its terrace offers views across the city. And its own restaurant means there will be plenty of choice for food.

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Hotel Madin

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: The Mall Road Cantonment
4.35 km (2.8 mi) from Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

9. Hotel Tridev (from USD 66)

The centrally-located Hotel Tridev is situated just a few hundred yards away from the sights of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, which honors Shiva and is one of Hinduism’s most holy spots. The hotel is fully air-conditioned and offers free WiFi for all of its guests. Its bedrooms, which all have private bathrooms, come in a range of sizes - up to and including family size, making them perfect for groups. Some of the larger rooms, such as the presidential suite, offer balconies.

A restaurant, providing breakfasts, lunches and dinners is also housed on site; the Makhan Handi offers a buffet and a la carte menu catering to a range of tastes - including Indian, Chinese, Thai, European and Asian cuisine. Getting to the hotel should also be no problem. As well as offering free parking in its own car park, the Hotel Tridev also provides an airport shuttle service (for which there is a charge).

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Hotel Tridev

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: K 44/34 Bharonath, Visheshwer Ganj
975 meters (0.7 ft) from Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms

10. The Land Mark (from USD 49)

The three-star Land Mark is another of the hotels on this list to feature a terrace and garden - allowing you to soak up the atmosphere of the city. The in-house a la carte restaurant, which serves Indian food, will also appeal to those who wish to sample some of the local delicacies. Rooms feature air conditioning as standard - perfect for when the mercury soars - and the availability of interconnected rooms will be a boon for those guests with large families or parties. Free parking and room service are available but, unlike some other hotels, the use of the hotel’s WiFi will set you back a small charge.

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The Land Mark

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: B-38/7-3, Opp. Akshwani, Mahmoorganj
3.14 km (2.0 mi) from Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

A rich variety of accommodation options to suit all

Varanasi has a staggering range of accommodation options at low, low prices. There are countless other options beyond the 10 on this list, so you’re sure to find the right place for you - regardless of your budget.

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