If you're on a budget, this is a great place to stay. Very friendly and helpful staff, clean and fairly comfy rooms, and great proximity to the ghats, Ganga, and local markets. At times, the wifi and hot water are patchy, but the staff work hard to remedy this. Good overall experience.
Hi guys, I stayed at Kanha during my last visit in Varanasi. The position is simply perfect because in the heart of the holy city. From the main road it is not definitely easy to reach, so there was a kindly Indian guy that brought us there. Anyway, the room was comfortable in general but two aspects to improve in my opinion are Wi-Fi and hot water. On the other side the boss is definitely kind and he tries to make your stay the best he can. The breakfast is included and was good. In general I would recommend this accomodation for your Holy City visit. Namaste!!
A trip to Varanasi is incomplete without staying in the heart of the old town, even just for a couple of days. Located in the middle of a labyrinth of narrow lanes, jam packed with shops, temples and shrines of all kinds, Kanha is ideally placed.
The owner (Raoul) will arrange a car pick up from airport or a local rickshaw and porter to help escort you and carry your luggage from the main road (Stonegate entrance) because no cars will get through these lanes. Cows, motorbikes and crowds of pilgrims fill the tiny lanes to bursting point!
The hotel helpfully provided a great little map so you can find your way back!! Once you get your head around the street layout it is actually quite easy to get around the old town and it literally a 5 minute walk to the nearest Ghats.
Do not expect a posh hotel!! I would estimate it at 2 star. Its price reflects its location not its decor!
Kanha is in a traditional old family house, reasonably clean, with spacious rooms, comfy beds, aircon, fans, wifi, fridge, loo roll. In short, it provided everything we needed. They provide you with a padlock to secure the room when you go out. Breakfast was simple but plentiful. Other meals can be prepared on request but their are many restaurants and cafes locally.
The owner is a real character (to say the least!!) and his wife is lovely. While we were there they kind enough to invite us to a family party to celebrate the birth of their new baby, which was a wonderful experience.
I'd happily stay there again.
Note - you CAN pay by credit card.
The staff working is very nice. We were extra people, one of us were sick, and they offered us one more room and gave us a perfect solution. The room was clean, clean towels also, and important! The bathroom and the watter working perfectly.
They have a lovely guide for the city, 100% recomendable! He is super nice, and explained us everything, its definately a must in varanasi to understand why is such a special place and whats really going on there.
After chekout, they offered us place to leave the laggage and have a shower till our late flight.
If we are back in Varanasi, we will go back to Kanha!!
Three night stay in the cleanest guesthouse in the ever vibrant old city/golden temple neighborhood. ONLY a few minutes walk through the exotic alleyways of Varanasi to reach the Ganges and ghats. Perfect stay.