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Isle Of wight
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying with the Kapurs when the president announced the demise of 500 and 1000 rupee notes, it was a panicky time as we were on a tour and only in Varanassi for 2 days and had booked (through the Homestay) a tour guide and driver to enable us to make the most of our short stay in the...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived late at Aashray as out flight was delayed from Delhi and our driver could not find the accomodation which is a private family house off a main road. Our driver (not arranged by Aashray),Khalid was a young amiable man but lacked experience. We would suggest that the name plate of "Aashray" be lit/displayed either on the gate or...

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Thank Rajendra A
Chennai
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In Varanasi, the option of staying right on the Gangaji is off course a great one. But to experience traditional Banaras hospitality & cuisine the place to go is Aashraya. The three bedroom home of the Kapoors, right in the heart of Varanasi offers possibly the most delectable option. The cheer & warmth of the Kapoors blows away the travails...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited this place a couple of times this year, and was completely floored by how comfortable and well taken care of I was. This home stay in the heart of Varanasi is run by the charming Mr. and Mrs. Kapoor, who go to great lengths to make you feel at home. The home cooked (vegetarian) food is outstanding and a...

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Thank salilmalhotra
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Varanasi and our stay at Aashray was one of the highlights of our trip. India Someday made the booking for my husband and I. Mr. and Mrs. Kapur were warm hosts who assisted us in every way we needed and provided us with insights into life in the area. But I still think the best part was Mrs. Kapur's cooking....

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Thank sixtysix66_66_66
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Our brief stay at Aashray (the name is well thought and both Kapur uncle and aunty justified the name) was excellent. The room we stayed is of international standard (it is at par with most of the european homestays we stayed). They were very helpful and kind. My wife fell sick, and they helped us finding doctor and even aunty...

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thanks Mr. Bhaskar for such nice comments. You are welcome again.

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 26 August 2016

As a solo female traveller, i was a bit sceptical in terms of accomodation in Varanasi. But all my fears vanished the moment i stepped in Aashray. The warmth ,hospitality and kindness of Mr and Mrs Kapur can't be expressed by mere words. This coupled with Mrs.Kapur's yummylicious breakfast made by 3 day stay in Varanasi a trip worth cherishing...

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Mr. and Mrs. Kapur made us feel like family from the moment we arrived to Varanasi. Their kindness, generosity and care left a very, deep impression in our hearts. The accommodation is spacious, immaculate and the homemade meals are an absolute treasure. The best part of our stay was the sincere hospitality. The places that you visit may be incredible,...

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thanks Kendra for using such nice words about our home. We really liked your stay and felt you are part of us. We miss you both.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Having only just looked at previous reviews, we can only echo every single positive thing so far said. Our travel agent booked this place for us and we really had no idea what to expect. Varanasi is possibly the most chaotic place in the world and this haven of peace and love was beyond our expectations. Mrs Kapur we love...

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

So many thanks for using the excellent adjectives for us. It also gives us lot of satisfaction if our guests are happy and in this respect, you have been so kind to us. We certainly miss your sentiments showered on us. God bless you.

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 May 2016

I was extremely fortunate to find this wonderful guesthouse at short notice, and stayed from 3-11 March 2016. I have found that accommodation in India often doesn't live up to its advertised hype, but Aashray more than does. I rate it highly on cleanliness, safety, space, calm - but what made it special for me were my host and hostess,...

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Aashray-Homestay, Owner at Aashray, responded to this review

Thanks Gail for such nice words mentioned about us and home. It is your encouragement like this keeps us to do better, if we can. We also miss your presence . Wish you the best.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aashray is in the heart of city, yet away from crowd. It's in a colony, but the main road linking the entire city is less than 100 meters away. Railway or bus station, temples, Ghats, shopping centers, mall, craft centers, restaurants, boats, hospitals and eatables, are all available within the radius of three kilometers of the house. Your Hosts: The Kapurs, are mixture of traditional and modern values. Mr Kapur, although a chartered accountant by profession is an avid reader of Hindi literature and devotes a lot of his time in keeping alive the beautiful culture of Varanasi. Mrs Kapur, with a graduation in Indian Classical music, is known more for her warmth and the magic she creates with the Indian veggies (you might almost forget your meats and fish for a while)! They have not forgotten their traditional customs and values but at the same time modern customs and values have been accepted whole-heartedly. Thanks to their interest in Yoga, history of India, local culture and traditions, they are able to share a lot and invite you to be a part of their lives for the moments that you are with them! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aashray

Address: 10 Gangapuri | Near Laxmi Cinema, Mehmoorganj, Varanasi 221010, India
Region: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
Price Range: $90 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“This place is a complete gem. We enjoyed the room on the second floor facing the road. Very spacious and light.”
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“Front balcony.”
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“Emerald room has a beautiful window & private patio - but this is a tad noisier because of it's large window. Go Pearl.”
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