40 Coolest Backpacker Hostels In India - Part 2

  • DEEPAK KANNAN
  • UPDATED Mar 23, 2018
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Are you an avid traveler who wants to experience the whole of India - in all its culture, understand the expansive history, and soak in the true essence of the thriving spirituality? Then you must be constantly pondering about the money factor but what I am about to say would come in as an absolute treat to you.
 

 

'Skip all the hotels and start staying on backpacker hostels'. Yes, you heard that right. Adorned with a plenty of exciting and uber cool backpacker hostels, India is an ideal place to go backpacking. To make your job easier, we have compiled a list of 40 coolest backpacker hostels in India for a transcending experience. 
 
Pack your bags, take a trip, connect with travelers, and have a timeless adventure!
 
For the Part 1 of the backpacker hostels in India, check out the 20 Coolest Backpacker Hostels In India For Budget Trip

21. Jungle by the hostel crowd, Goa

Jungle by the hostel crowd
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If you are appealed by the idea of sleeping into barbecue nights or as you watch a movie under the starry sky, waking up with yoga sessions and meeting backpackers from all over the world, you are going to love Jungle by the hostel crowd. A quaint Portuguese villa converted into a hostel featuring dorms, as well as double bedrooms, this property beckons relaxation with the many hammocks all across the hostel and a setting abundant with indigenous foliage. The rooms are clean and spacious featuring a fresh vibe with a minimalists furniture theme. Popular beaches of Baga and Anjuna lie in proximity.
 
Price: Starts from INR 550/-
Address: 486(2) Mendonca Vaddo, Vagator, 403509 Anjuna, India
Features: 
  • Rooftop movies
  • Morning yoga sessions
  • Barbeque nights!
  • Wifi
  • Parking
 

22. Dream Hostel, Goa

  

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Relatively new to the backpacker's industry, Dream Hostel is a hidden gem of a hostel in Goa. While most of the backpacker's hostel in Goa serve the extroverted travelers, who like to interact and party all day, Dream Hostel is for introverted travelers who wish to disconnect from the world and be in their own zone. Dream Hostel also provides easy access to the Vagator beach. 
 
Price: 400 INR (approximately)
Address: 500(1), Vagator Beach Rd, Opposite Garden Villa Restaurant, Vagator, 403509 Vagator, India 
Features: 
  • Individual lockers for beds
  • Spacious rooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Peaceful surrounding
 
 

23. Bunkker, Goa 

  

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If you are looking for a unique staying experience in Goa that you will remember for a lifetime, then look no further Bunkker is totally for you. Made out of the containers, the namesake backpackers hostel of Bunkker are completely air-conditioned and are in close proximity to Chapora fort and Vagator beach. Walk on the stone paths around the garden and the enjoy the home cooked breakfast served. 
 
Price: 500 INR (approximately)
Address: duel Waddo, Chapora Vagator, 403509 Anjuna, India  
Features: 
  • Free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV
  • Pet-friendly
  • BBQ Facility
  • Air Conditioned rooms
 

24. Wonderland Hostel, Goa

 

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Right from the name, everything about the Wonderland Hostel sounds magical and intriguing. With hut-like accommodations, the rustic environment of the place is so catchy and offers a unique experience that is full of character. Get cozy with your favorite book in the swing-hammock, please your fellow travelers with your cooking skills in the open kitchen, and try taking a nap in the porch. 
 
Price: 500 INR (approximately)
Address: 69/6 Govekar Waddo, Near Cafe Liliput, South Anjuna Beach, 403509 Anjuna, India  
Features: 
  • Close proximity to the beach
  • Table Tennis and Cycling
  • Wide-open space to unwind.
  • Free Wi-Fi
 

25. Bunkedup Hostel, Varanasi

  

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Bunkedup Hostel in Varanasi - the spiritual capital of India has a certain zen to it offering the backpackers a sense of calmness. From a lovely host to an all inclusive breakfast to the wonderful views on offer from the rooftop cafe, you have it all at Bunkedup Hostel. Rated as one of the top hotels in Varanasi, Bunkedup Hostel is one of the best backpackers hostels in India. 
 
Price: 500 INR (approximately)
Address: D-24/12 Pandey Ghat Bengali Tola, Hippie Lane, 221001 Varanasi, India  
Features: 
  • Rooftop cafe with the view
  • Excellent hospitality and the perfect hosts
  • Amazing Location
  • Inclusive of Breakfast
 

26. Hostale, Varanasi

  

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Established very recently, Hostale in Varanasi is a gradually growing backpackers hostel in India. Chill in the common area and enjoy the sweet music played by the guys, take pleasure in the beautiful sight of the Assi ghat, and soak in the catchy vibe of the place which will make you come back for more. If you are broke and are looking for a place, Hostale is the best place to choose and is a great value for money accommodation
 
Price: 250 INR (approximately)
Address: B 1/122, Plot no. 42, Dumrao bagh Assi, Varanasi, 221005 Varanasi, India 
Features: 
  • In close proximity to Assi Ghat
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Comfortable beds and clean rooms
 
 

27. Blox Hostel, Varanasi 

  

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Popular among the backpackers, Blox Hostel is a pet-friendly accommodation in Varanasi. Head to the lovely rooftop to bask in the stunning views of the Assi Ghat, feel the warmth of the bonfire, and entertain the fellow travelers with your performance. Blox Hostel also helps in arranging tours and airport pickups & the amazing staff on board makes the experience a memorable one. 
 
Price: 400 INR (approximately)
Address: B1/111, Assi, 221005 Varanasi, India 
Features: 
  • On-site restaurant
  • Souvenir shop in the premises
  • Bonfire
  • Splendid terrace view
 

28. Red Lollipop Hostel, Chennai

  

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Escape the sunny weather of Chennai and take refuge in one in a kind of accommodation of Red Lollipop Hostel in the city. Get cozy on the couch in the common area and browse through the plentiful channels, put your culinary skills to test in the shared kitchen, strike poses with fellow hostelers, and ponder about life in the terrace under the stars. Red Lollipop Hostel also provides easy access to the city's favored spots. 
 
Price: 650 INR (approximately)
Address: 129/67 Ramakrishna Mutt Road Mandavelli Chennai, 600028 Chennai, India
Features: 
  • TV room with comfortable sofas
  • Spacious lockers
  • Shared kitchen
  • ATM at the premises
 

29. BedPool, Jodhpur

  

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Styled after the comic superhero Deadpool, the backpacker's hostel of BedPool is for superhero enthusiasts. Get acquainted with the cool walls of Bedpool in the common area that portray the superhero's comical instances, soak in the splendid views from the rooftop restaurant, dance around the bonfire, and be sure to play with the cute puppy dog on the premises. 
 
Price: 400 INR (approximately)
Address: Bheem Bhawan, Gau Ghat, Fateh Sagar, Inside Merti Gate, 342001 Jodhpur, India 
Features: 
  • Fantastic views from the rooftop
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi
  • Close to heritage sites
  • Bonfire
 

30. Roots Hostel

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A humble abode transformed into one eclectic place perfect for travelers to catch up and share their experiences, the Roots Hostel is one of the best backpacking hospitals in Delhi. Intriguing wall paintings, several hammocks to catch up on some snooze, games that will encourage bonding like carrom, and impromptu group activities are what you can look forward to at this vivacious hostel. Delhi’s top attractions including Tughlaqabad Fort and Qutub Minar lie nearby. 

Price: 350 INR (approximately)

Address: Lane W-17, N Block, Villa no. 43, Sainik Farms, 110062 New Delhi, India 

Features:  

  • Non-smoking rooms  
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness centre  
  • Restaurant  
  • WiFi available in all areas  
  • Pets allowed  
  • Superb breakfast

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31. Artpackers.Life, Alleppey

  

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Formerly a school, the old dutch style building of Artpackers.Life is now a backpackers hostel with wonderful dorms and private rooms. Historic in its appeal, Artpackers.Life appeals to the creative minds and makes up for an amazing spot to meet with the bright creatives from around the world. Run by perfect hosts, Artpackers.Life is one of the unexplored gems of Kerala. The hostel management will also offer help in arranging a backwater boat ride at a comparatively cheaper cost. 
 
Price: 450 INR (approximately)
Address: Cullen Road, 688012 Alleppey, India 
Features: 
  • Great hostel staff
  • Bikes available for hire
  • Pleasant garden space
  • Complimentary breakfast

32. The Journey, Udaipur

  

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Overlooking the lake, offering unparalleled views from the rooftop, The Journey is a backpackers hostel in Udaipur designed in a subtle manner. Keep yourselves engaged by taking part in the constantly changing daily activities, taste the authentic flavor of the local cuisine at the in-house restaurant, and discover the culturally significant places in Udaipur by taking a trip from ideally placed Journey hostel. 
 
Price: 300 INR (approximately)
Address: Opp. Udai Kothi, Hanuman Ghat On Lake, 313001 Udaipur, India 
Features: 
  • A wide variety of daily activities
  • Amazing view from the rooftop
  • Open kitchen
  • Comfortable dormitories
 

33. Mystic Dervish, Jaisalmer

  

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Set in the heart of the old town of Jaisalmer, Mystic Dervish is a superb stay destination for young and enthusiastic travelers. Built in a modern sense, the atmosphere in the hostel is welcoming and vibrant, suiting the needs of a modern traveler. Mystic Dervish also offers safari desert trip at a nominal price and when you are there at the hostel, make sure to taste the fresh and rich Indian cuisine offered at the rooftop Spiced Bite Restaurant. 
 
Price: 450 INR (approximately)
Address: Dhibba Para, ward no. 5, Old city, Jaisalmer, 345001 Jaisalmer, India  
Features: 
  • Camel Safari excursions
  • Rooftop restaurant with a view
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Free Wi-Fi

34. Doodle Rack

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Does a fun place that facilitates barbeques on the sun terrace, right in the heart of Jaipur fit the bill for you on your lookout for the best backpacker hostels in Jaipur? Then you’ve got to check out the lively Doodle Rack. Being in Jaipur, the interiors are every bit of the authentic localness Rajasthan is known for! From batik quilts to intricate wall hangings, there is a lot more that adds to the ambiance of this hostel. 

Price: 1200 INR (approximately)

Address: 33, Civil Lines Rd, Suraj Nagar, Civil Lines, Civil Lines, 302006 Jaipur, India

Features: 

  • Airport shuttle  
  • Non-smoking rooms  
  • Free WiFi available in all areas
  • Free parking  Breakfast
  • Good for couples

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35. Bedweiser Backpackers Hostel, Agra

  

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So you are in Agra to witness the glorious beauty of Taj Mahal but haven't found a good place with all the amenities at an affordable price? Enter Bedweiser Backpackers Hostel. Set at a distance of just 1.6 kilometers from the architectural marvel of Taj Mahal, Bedweiser Backpackers Hostel comprises of an on-site restaurant and a terrace. Take a quick warm shower, grab the food, and explore Agra!
 
Price: 450 INR (approximately)
Address: MIG-57, Taj Nagri, Phase-I, Near Shilpgram, Tajganj, 282001 Agra, India 
Features: 
  • In-house restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Prime location of the hostel
  • Courteous Staff
 

36. Bunk Stay, Rishikesh

  

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The holy city of Rishikesh requires an equally serene and a peaceful stay place to experience the city to its fullest. Bunk Stay offers just that! Perched on top of a small hill with the backdrop of the mountain, Bunk Stay is a quiet and a convenient backpacker's destination in the yoga capital of Rishikesh. Wake up to the sight of a blissful sunrise, begin your day with Surya namaskar, and acquaint yourself with your favorite book. 
 
Price: 400 INR (approximately)
Address: Neelkanth Road, Laxman Jhula, Distt. Pauri Garhwal, 249302 Rishīkesh, India  
Features: 
  • Calm atmosphere
  • Great location which is easily accessible
  • Sun terrace with breathtaking views
  • Bike & car hire available
 

37. Jugaadus’ Hostel

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Amritsar may have several drawn by the Golden temple, but with factors like its proximity to the Wagah Border and some really good “bhaang” Amritsar has a good blend of travelers coming to explore, which includes backpackers too. Looking for the best backpacker hostel in Amritsar, one is certain to come across the very interesting Jugaadus’ Hostel. With its location just a kilometer away from the Golden Temple, you can enjoy the piousness of the environment. Spacious dormitories with shared bathrooms is what this hostel boasts of. 

Price: 450 INR (approximately)

Address: Above Salon 16, Near Kalra Hospital, Ajit Nagar, Sultanwind Road, 143001 Amritsar, India

Features: 

  • Non-smoking rooms  
  • Free WiFi  
  • Pets allowed

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38. The Mansion 1907, Mysore

  

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Housed in a traditional building which is more than a century old, The Mansion 1907 is an old world charm, customized to meet the needs of the modern world. Enjoy the swing patio put out on the front porch, savor the taste of the typical South Indian flavor, glance through the wall posters and immerse in the ancestral decor of the place. Stay in The Mansion 1907 for the ambiance. 
 
Price: 500 INR (approximately)
Address: #36, Shalivahana Rd, Nazarbad, Mysore, Karnataka 570010, 570010 Mysore, India 
Features: 
  • Heritage Building
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking facilities
  • Huge lawn on offer
  • Exceptional Location
 

39. SnoozOtel, Bangalore

  

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Situated in the midst of a tree covered street, SnoozOtel is a homely style of accommodation which is affordable and a bit far away from the city center of Bangalore. Bestowed with a friendly atmosphere, SnoozOtel is preferred by domestic and international travelers. While SnoozOtel is very much ideal for sleeping - given the name, the place also makes up for a comfortable stay experience in Bangalore. 
 
Price: 600 INR (approximately)
Address: # 175, 8th Main Road, BEML Layout, BasaveshwarNagar, 560079 Bangalore, India 
Features: 
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Laundry service available
  • Lounge & Library
  • Terrace Balcony
 

40. Electric Cats Annexe

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If you are in Bangalore and a big foodie on a budget, then Electric Cats Annexe can be a lovely choice! Not only is this a very affordable place to put up at, the management here engages you in a ton of fun activities like football, cricket and even food tours! The rooms are basic and clean and there are separate dormitories for male and female. Bangalore’s popular attractions like Surayanarayana Temple and the The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum lies within proximity of this hostel. 

Price: 399 INR (approximately)

Address: 594, 1st Floor, Jeevan Bhima Nagar Main Road, Indiranagar, 560075 Bangalore, India 

Features: 

  • Non-smoking rooms  
  • Free WiFi  
  • Free parking  
  • Laundry  
  • Good breakfast

Check Availability

What is your personal favorite from this list? Do let us know in the comments section.

Happy Traveling!

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DEEPAK KANNAN DEEPAK KANNAN

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