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Centralia, Washington
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We enjoyed our stay in Varanasi with the Kapurs. They opened their home to us over New Year's Eve and we had a nice, quiet stay with them. So interesting to chat with such a special family. My husband and I could't finish the meals Mrs Kapur cooked for us. So delicious. They gave us great tips on what to...

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

We spent a few lovely nights with the Kapurs. They were gracious hosts, organizing tours for us, answering all of our questions, and generally making us feel at home. Mrs. Kapur's cooking was one of the highlights of our trip to India, as her food was unlike anything we had in restaurants. Would recommend it in a heartbeat!

San Rafael, California
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We stayed at Aashray for two nights and rooms were like being at home -- comfortable, clean, quiet, with full amenities. The family was gracious and kind. Food was just the best Indian we have had. They arranged a special massage person to come, and a visit to local fabric facility. We were close to the main streets but far...

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Grafton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The location was close to everything AND a few blocks away from the hustle and bustle. I had my own balcony on the top floor room. The food was absolutely delicious and I was able to request a special indian dish for dinner one night and they made it for me. Our hosts, the Kapurs are delightful people and are...

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

Thanks Barabara for such nice feelings you have for us and we really miss your presence. You were a great morale booster.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stayed the last two days of our new years eve family vacation with the Kapurs and such a memorable stay it was. The small but cosy & clean rooms, homely food, surprisingly quite neighborhood yet so near from the main places of attractions and above all the hosts themselves made our Varanasi tour even better.

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Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Aashray is a wonderful homestay in Varanasi! The rooms are really comfortable and spacious. Every day we stayed there, Mrs. Kapoor made really good local food for our breakfast and we enjoyed pleasant and informative conversations every morning. Mr. Kapoor is very proud of sharing his indian culture with us. We highly recommend staying in Aashray! The wifi doesn't work...

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Kippen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stayed at the Aashray Homestay during Diwali festival. What a great and unforgettable experience : the whole Kapur family was so friendly and keen to share their traditions (rituals, food, etc.). Beside the wonderful hospitality, our room was comfortable and very well equipped. The balcony outside our room was very pleasant and came in handy to watch the fireworks...

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Isle Of wight
Reviewed 6 December 2016

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 5 December 2016

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...

Thank Rajendra A
Reviewed 4 December 2016

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...

Thank K N

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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 District > Varanasi
Price Range: $81 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“A fantastic base for Varanasi, enhanced by delightful hosts”
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“Try the rooms with the attached balcony,”
HiamKedar, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“This place is a complete gem. We enjoyed the room on the second floor facing the road. Very spacious and light.”
42kendrat, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Front balcony.”
F5530SXchriss, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose the 1st floor room, overlooking the square garden”
Andrew_J_Birch, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
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