goStops Varanasi (Stops Hostel Varanasi)

B-20/47, A-2, Vijaya Nagaram Colony, Varanasi

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goStops Varanasi (Stops Hostel Varanasi)

Facilities

Overview of Hostel

Stops is a pit-stop like none other on your Indian adventure. It is the first ever social and exploration oriented chain of travelers hostels in India.

Stops is where you refuel and equip yourself on your journey through India!

Its a space where you get to meet fellow travelers eager to discov

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Directions

1. From Airport

Hire a pre-paid Taxi at the booth inside the Airport. It should cost Rs. 750-800 (depending on the season) to Bhelupur, which is where we are located.

2. From Manduadih Railway Station

Hire a Tuk-Tuk. It should cost Rs. 100-150 (depending on the season) to Bhelupur, which is where we are located.

3. From Main Varanasi Junction Railway Station

Hire a Tuk-Tuk. It should cost Rs. 100-150 (depending on the season) to Bhelupur, which is where we are located.

4. From Mughal Sarai Railway Station

Please see following options in order of our recommendation:

a. Hire a cab. It should cost Rs. 600-700 (depending on the season), from Mughal Sarai Station to Bhelupur, which is where we are located.

b. Get on a Bus/Shared Jeep/Vikram/ Auto-Rickshaws to the main Varanasi Bus Stand. It should cost Rs. 40-50. Then, get on a shared Tuk-Tuk from main Varanasi Bus Stand. It should cost Rs. 15-20 to Bhelupur, which is where we are located.

c. Hire a Tuk-Tuk, all to yourself. It should cost Rs. 400-500 (depending on the season) to Bhelupur, which is where we are located.

The most prominent land marks near the hostel are Kerala Cafe in Bhelupur and Bhelupur Water Tank. These would help you locate the hostel.

You need to tell the auto/ taxi driver to take you to the Bhelupur Water Tank (Hindi Pronunciation: Bheloopoor Paanee Tankee) and then to the LG store (Balaji Consumer Durables) right next to the Bhelupur Water tank.

With the LG store on your left, 10 meters ahead of the LG Store is a cobbled lane to your left, right before the point where the road is turning to the left. Enter that lane, it seems narrow but all cars can come inside with ease. Follow the street till the end (around 100 meters - will have to navigate minor lefts and rights).

We are the corner yellow colored bungalow on your right with multicolored walls.

You can also locate us on Google Maps. Here is the location on Google Maps:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Stops+Hostel+Varanasi/

We also want to take this opportunity to warn you against some of the scams you need to be aware while travelling across India.

Taxi / Tuk-Tuk drivers may try to tell you that the hostel is closed or the roads to the hostel are closed and you can not even walk up to the hostel. This is not true. The hostel is open and all the roads to the hostel are operational. They may even pretend to dial the number to the hostel and make you talk to somebody who will tell you they are from the front desk of the hostel and that your booking is cancelled. This is NOT TRUE. We would recommend that you dial the number on your own and talk to the manager on duty on your own. We have a 24*7 reception and our mangers will be able to guide you to the hostel.

The reason for the scam is to take travelers to expensive hotels from where the taxi / tuk-tuk drivers can make extra money on commissions. Travelers are often sold expensive packages to Agra and Jaipur as part of the scam.

This mail is just to let you know that the hostel is fully functional and all the roads leading up to the hostel are open. If you are facing such a situation, please get in touch with us directly and we will guide you to the hostel.

Reiterating the directions to the hostel below:
Address: Stops Hostel Varanasi, B-20/47,A-2, Vijaya Nagaram Colony, Bhelupur, Varanasi - 221010

The most prominent land marks near the hostel are Kerala Cafe in Bhelupur and Bhelupur Water Tank. These would help you locate the hostel.

You need to tell the auto/ taxi driver to take you to the Bhelupur Water Tank (Hindi Pronunciation: Bheloopoor Paanee Tankee) and then to the LG store (Balaji Consumer Durables) right next to the Bhelupur Water tank.

With the LG store on your left, 10 meters ahead of the LG Store is a cobbled lane to your left, right before the point where the road is turning to the left. Enter that lane, it seems narrow but all cars can come inside with ease. Follow the street till the end (around 100 meters - will have to navigate minor lefts and rights).

We are the corner yellow colored bungalow on your right with multicolored walls..

Located near

1. We are located at a walkable 1km from Harishchandra Ghat and 1.5km from Assi Ghat. This ensures one is close to all the action. Proximity to ghats and old markets, makes the hostel an ideal starting point for our walking tours. 2. The iconic Kerala Cafe is a mere 200 steps from Stops. Many grocery stores and chemists are located across the road along with ATMs, a police station, a dispensary, a bar and even a cinema hall. 3.We are in a safe residential area which makes for a peaceful haven.

Conditions & Policy

Age Restriction

1. Our check-in time is 13:00 Hrs. and check-out time is 10:00 Hrs. We follow a 100% advance policy at the time of check-in, which means that you will have to make 100% advance payment for the stay booked, at the time of check-in. We also collect a fully refundable linen deposit of INR 500 at the time of check-in. This deposit is returned to you at the time of check-out up on handing over the linen back at the reception. This is to ensure non-intrusive housekeeping in the dorms. 2. For guests arriving at the hostel before check-in time, early lounging facility is available from 06:00 Hrs to 13:00 Hrs for a fee of INR 150. This gives access to our many common areas to relax before check-in into the room. For guests arriving before 6 AM, we advise the guest to book the previous night, to ensure that you get a good rest. 3. We experience 4-5 hours of power cut everyday (spread out across the day), usually not even noticeable. We have power backup for all our lights, fans, charging points, computers and coolers. However, the Air-conditioning and water heaters do not work during a power outage. Power outages in the city are erratic. Sometimes we have been pleasantly surprised with no power cuts throughout the day vs. very rare occasions when we have had power outages for hours together. This is something that is out of our control and we would like to share this with you upfront so that it does not become a point of concern during a power outage. Having said this, our hostel is extremely well ventilated even during a power cut. 4. We don't encourage more than 4 guests from one group to stay in the same room, as we would like our residents to mingle with everyone at the hostel. In case of exceptions, please do notify us by email at the time of booking. In case of a group of 5 or more guests checking in together, the hostel requires a 50% non-refundable advance payment to be transferred to the hostel bank account (available on request) to be able to confirm the booking. Please note that normal cancellation policy, does not apply to group bookings of 5 or more guests. 5. Please note that no Varanasi or adjacent area residents will be allowed to stay at the property. All Indian citizens must carry a government authorized address Identification proof to be able to check-in at the property. All foreigners must carry and present their original passport along with a valid visa at the time of check-in. For Pakistani citizens, an additional residence permit letter from the High Commission of Islamabad is also mandatory for check in. 6. Please note that only residents are allowed within the hostel complex. Guests can only be attended to at the reception area for short periods only. *Free cancellation before 72 hours of check-in. In case of No Show & Canceled within 72 hours of check-in then the number of booked nights falling with 72 hours will be fully charged. *