this was a good find. Its close enough to the river but far enough to be quite when things closer to the river can get pretty busy. Mayur is guys that runs the place also does a simple short tour of the old town which i highly recommend. The rooms are basic but clean, the service is friendly and the breakfast is home cooked! Loads of shops 1 minute away, don't waste your time at the mall opposite. If your stomach can put up with street food, the street food along the main road is great. One stall particular serves the best dosai's i've ever had! As Mayur says you need to "live" varanasi to experience it!