40 Coolest Backpacker Hostels in India For a Transcending Experience

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! And the best part of it all is you can book the hotels now and pay for it later!
 
For the Part 1 of the backpacker hostels in India, check out the 20 Coolest Backpacker Hostels In India For Budget Trip

21. Pappi Chulo, Goa

  

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Painted in all type of contrasting colors, Pappi Chulo is a paradise for hipsters who wish to get the best of the party scene in Goa. Not even a single brick in the hostel is spared from getting drawn and it is one of the reasons that captivates the travelers to Pappi Chulo. Buzzing with travel enthusiasts all the time, Pappi Chulo is an ideal spot to make new friends. 
 
Price: 500 INR (approximately)
Address: Ozran Beach Road, Next To 9 Bar, 403509 Vagator, India 
Features: 
  • Close Proximity to the Vagator Beach
  • Lush garden with a swing
  • On-site bar
  • Foosball and table tennis

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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. Casa Delhi Hostel & Eco-Farm, Faridabad

  

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Tucked away from the constant noise and the pollution of the city of New Delhi, Casa Delhi Hostel & Eco-Farm is an oasis of peace. Milk the cow yourself and drink the fresh milk along with the wholesome breakfast, go on a nature walk, and explore the neighborhood by cycle. Though a bit pricey, Casa Delhi Hostel & Eco-Farm provides a refreshing experience that will relieve you from all the stress. 
 
Price: 1,550 INR (approximately)
Address: Village Gharora (Manjhawali Road), Adj. to Vidyasagar International School, Tigaon, Delhi NCR, 121101 Faridabad, India 
Features: 
  • On-site bar
  • Eco-farm and a cattle stable
  • Free cycles available
  • All inclusive meals, which are healthy and delicious

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. Pink Turban, Jaipur

  

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Named rightly after the Pink City of Jaipur, Pink Turban has been serving the guests with warmth and glee. If you are a first timer to backpacking culture, then Pink Turban would be the right choice for you with its homely setting that will make you feel home-away-from-home. Pink Turban features dormitory & budget double rooms and is a cost effective place to stay in Jaipur.
 
Price: 300 INR (approximately)
Address: 15 Uniara Garden Moti Doongri Circle, 302015 Jaipur, India
Features: 
  • Book Shelf
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shared Bathroom and shared kitchen
  • Vegetarian food option is available

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. InnDia Boutique Hostel, Amritsar

  

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Contained in a building that resembles a normal looking house, InnDia Boutique Hostel is a backpacker's hostel in Amritsar with a homely environment. Enjoy the pleasure of staying in India by booking in the fully equipped InnDia Boutique Hostel that is complete with large, comfortable beds and an attentive staff. And if you have the slightest feeling of appetite, run to the snacks bar and start bingeing. 
 
Price: 350 INR (approximately)
Address: 10, Celebration Enclave Phase 2, Near Ratan Singh Chowk and St. Jude School, 143001 Amritsar, India 
Features: 
  • Laundry services available
  • Terrace & Snack Bar
  • Inclusive Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi

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 Bed & Breakfast, Bangalore

  

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Located in the nicest of areas in Bangalore, Electric Cats Bed & Breakfast is one of the top rated backpacker's hostel in the Silicon Valley of India. Have a bite of the delectable breakfast on offer, unwind at the spacious lounge, and explore the most exciting area of Indiranagar decorated with pubs and restaurants. While Electric Cats Bed & Breakfast provides easy access to the city of Bangalore, it also offers a significant time off from the constant buzz, making it an ideal choice in Bangalore.
 
Price: 600 INR (approximately)
Address: #1794, 4th E Cross, 9th Main, HAL 3rd Stage, Near Empire Restaurant, Indiranagar, 560075 Bangalore, India 
Features: 
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Great Breakfast included
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Organized events

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

- Writer. Oldsoul. Batman fan. Deepak is an Engineering graduate, currently working as a Content Strategist in TripHobo.

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