They came, they loved and they stayed. And stayed to their hearts content! That’s the charm of the budget hostels. The millenials love it and the oldies cannot resist their charm. These pretty looking budget hostels are making it a win-win across all age groups and all types of travelers. What’s better is the throwaway prices they come at and the new fellow travelers you get to meet and stay.
Tourist destinations right from Manali to Allepey and Pushkar to Shillong are now being thronged by these backpackers hostel. In short we can say it is a global village where travelers from all across come, stay and share their love for travelling.
We list down the 10 best backpacking hostels across India with shoe string tariffs.
Zostel happens to be the first to start with the budget hostels chain and is an all time favorite. The chain spreads across Jodhpur, Delhi, Jaipur, Rishikesh, Agra, Varanasi, Baroda (Vadodara), Goa, Mysore, Khajuraho, Ooty, Pushkar, Spiti, Manali, Bir, Dharamshala, Mcleodganj and even to the neighboring country, Kathmandu. Each of the hostels have a quirky interiors and funky decors. But it’s the crazy spirited travelers that make your stay the best.
2) Bunkyard, Udaipur
The mesmerizing view is not something one can withstand wihout looking for long. But looking for a place which would do justice to this view? Come to the Bunkyard! Its open terrace lets you enjoy the stunning view of Udaipur along with recreational facilities like barbecue night on the terrace. There’s also easy access to activities like horse riding and cycling.
3) Bonfire, Agra
Imagine staying at a cool hostel that is stone’s throw away from the Taj Mahal? Dream, you said? Not anymore. This hostel is your dream come true place of accommodation in Agra. The amazing vibe, stunning common rooms with ethnic décor and ample source for entertainment for both adults and kids are some of the highlights of Bonfire Hotels. It has its other two branches in Rishikesh and Varanasi.
4) The Moustache, Jaipur
If you are a bit relaxed about your budget, then The Moustache is a perfect option to please your tastes. Slightly higher in price as compared to a regular hostel, this property lives upto its quirkiness like its name. Its bohemian look with essential facilities make the place absolutely one of a kind. It has another branch in Delhi as well.
5) Jugaad Hostel, Delhi
Contemporary interior, cozy ambience, clean bedding and a common living area to meet travelers right within the city, that too in the R K Puram locality is what makes Jugaad a sought after hostel. It lets you connect with Delhi in your own way and at the lowermost price. Some of the other features include a hammock and shacks areas, an all-female dormitory and twin rooms for travelers who seek privacy.
6) Backpacker Panda Appetite, Mumbai
The Mumbai suburbs just got cooler because of this hostel with chilled out ambience and unique interiors. Located right in the center of the city, welcome to Backpacker Panda Appetite. It lets you cherish the Mumbaikar spirit without getting bothered by unwanted attention. The stunning view of the city from its terrace will make want to crash here whenever you are in Mumbai.
7) JUNGLE by the hostelcrowd, Goa
Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this peaceful hostel is a 12 minute walk from the Vagator beach. It promises to rejuvenate your soul in the best way. Located in the midst of a jungle, this hostel looks perfect to indulge in activities like yoga to keep your mind and soul cool and relaxed. The rooftop terrace and a relaxed café add to the soul of the place.
8) Roadhouse Hostel, Goa
Say Goa and a free-spirit attitude is what comes to your mind. Taking that in consideraation, this hostel assures to let you indulge in an unconventional ambience where you can just shrug off all your stresses and be as you are. With street art styled painted walls, boho-chic interior and funky décor, this hostel lives up to the typical Goa’ attitude.
9) Red Door Hostel, Goa
A few steps away from Anjuna Beach, you’ll land up at the Red Door Hostel and would find yourself knocking the famous red door. This hostel is perfect for those who wish to stay near the beach yet wish to avoid the crowd. It has clean air-conditioned rooms and all the basic facilities which would make it a more than a comfortable stay for you.
10) Vedanta Wake Up Backwaters, Allepey
If you are travelling to the southern part of India, Vedanta Wake Up is the place you should look up to for accommodation. With its ethnic décor and different musical instruments for entertainment, Vedanta Wake Up guarantees to let you enjoy the true culture of South India. At present, it has turned into one of the most popular backpackers' hostels in India and has established many branches in cities like Kovalam, Fort Kochi, Thekkady and Varkala and in other states like Kanyakumari as well.
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