20 Backpackers Hostels In India - Part 1

  • PRIYA SAHA
  • UPDATED Mar 29, 2018
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Backpackers travelling in India find it really difficult to arrange accommodation in budget hotels. Moreover, shifting from one hotel to another becomes a pain in the wrong place while travelling. Hence, to reduce the stress of these backpackers, India is slowly and steadily adopting the concept of hostel for travellers in India.

Though the concept of 'hostel' is not extensively spread like that of foreign countries, but chances are there to come across few backpackers hostels in India. Staying in such hostels not only saves your money, it also lets you meet many new travelers who would love to share their travel stories and experiences in India. In other words, you can say that these hostels have turned into a global village where people from different backgrounds come together to share their happiness.

Coming back to the topic, we at TripHobo have listed down few popular backpackers hostels in India.

1. Bunkyard, Udaipur

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Looking for a place to get the best view of Udaipur? Come to the Bunkyard! Its open terrace lets you enjoy the stunning view of Udaipur. With recreational facilities like barbecue night on the terrace and its easy access to enjoy activities like horse riding and cycling, the Bunkyard has turned into a favorite backpackers hostel for wanderlust souls.

Price: 399 INR (approx.)
Address: 23/165 Lal ghat, Udaipur, 313001 Udaipur, India
Features: 
  • Its close proximity to Jagdish temple and City Palace of Udaipur
  • Lets you enjoy activities like horse riding and cycling
  • Offer bike  and car hire services
  • 24-hour front desk service 

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2. Bedweiser Backpackers Hostel

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If you prefer staying at places that give you the leverage of exploring some of the best things to do in that city with much ease, then the Bedweiser Backpackers Hostel will make the cut well. Located just 1.6 kilometers away from the magnificent Taj Mahal, this hostel is flanked by local markets and restaurants that serve delicious, authentic food. For your recreation, there are facilities of board games and puzzles. The rooms are spacious and very clean!

Price: 325 INR (approx.)

Address: MIG-57, Taj Nagri, Phase-I, Near Shilpgram, Tajganj, 282001 Agra, India

Features: 

  • Proximity to the best things to do in Agra including Taj Mahal
  • Free WiFi  
  • Free parking  
  • Pets allowed
  • Continental breakfast

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3. The Moustache, Jaipur

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If you are ready to shell a few more pennies from your pocket, then The Moustache is perfect to satisfy your taste. Slightly higher in price as compared to a regular hostel, this accommodation lives upto its quirkiness like its name. Its bohemian look with essential facilities make the place absolutely unique. Along with its popular location in Jaipur, it has its another branch in Delhi as well.

Price: 195 INR (approx.)
Address: 7, Park House , M.I. Road, Near Ganpati Plaza, 302001 Jaipur, India
Features:
  • Lobby or front yard area to sit and relax
  • Rooftop terrace with seating area and a view of the Nahargarh Fort.
  • Free parking space
  • Free Wi-Fi access

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Must Read: Trips in India under 25K

4. Jaipur Jantar Hostel

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Is a good ambiance that concerns you while zeroing in on a hostel? If yes, then considering the Jaipur Jantar Hostel on your Jaipur exploration can be a good idea for more reasons than one. With great attention given to details, this hostel will especially strike you with its fabulous, indigenous upholstery. A super convenient location adds to this hostel’s appeal. 

Price: 467 INR (approx.)

Address: J2, Jai Niwas, 3 Jalupura Scheme, Gopinath  Marg off M. I. Road., 302001 Jaipur, India

Features:

  • Non-smoking rooms  
  • Free WiFi  
  • Restaurant  
  • Good breakfast
  • Good for couples

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5. Jugaad Hostel, New Delhi

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Contemporary interior, cozy ambience, clean bedding and a common living area to meet travelers. Welcome to Jugaad Hostel that lets you connect with Delhi in your own way at the lowermost price. 

Prices: 586 INR (approx.)
Address: F-128, 4th Floor, Jhandu Mansion, Mohammadpur, R.K.Puram, 110066 New Delhi, India
Features:
  • Hammock and shacks to spend a lazy morning
  • All-female dormitory with 6 rooms
  • Twin rooms for travelers who seeks privacy 

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6. The Hosteller, Delhi Saket

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With two more branches in Jaipur and Kasol along with Delhi, The Hosteller promises to offer pocket-friendly yet comfortable accommodation in India. Their sole aim is to create a multicultural environment where backpackers can experience the diversity of India in the best way.

Price: 456 INR (approx.) 
Address: 123/1, Saidulajab, Saket, New Delhi , 110030 New Delhi, India 
Features: 
  • A sun terrace to sit and relax after a busy day
  • Free WiFi access
  • Fully equipped kitchen 
  • Its close proximity to Delhi International Airport

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7. The Madpackers Hostel, New Delhi

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This hostel believes in the concept of "community, friendship and stories”. Settled in the trendiest zone of South Delhi, this super cool hostel tempts travelers with its unique décor and chilled out ambience. The best part of this hostel is its rooftop terrace which has real grass. Walk barefoot on this soft green grass in the early morning hours and enjoy the serene surrounding beauty. 

Price: 586 INR (approx.)
Address: S-39A, Third Floor, Panchsheel Park, 110017 New Delhi, India
Features: 
  • 24- hour front desk service
  • Full kitchen with necessary facilities
  • Its close proximity to Humayun's Tomb and the Tughlaqabad Fort
  • A terrace covered with real grass 

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8. Stops Hostel, Varanasi

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If Indian culture amuses you, then GoStops Hostels is the place you should stay in. It is a space where you get to meet many other travelers who are equally enthusiastic to discover India. You can chat and share your experiences with them or educate yourself about India by picking up documentaries and films from their expanding library. Else, you can just hang out in the lovely balconies, cook food with other mates or just sit and chill out without doing anything. It’s absolutely your call!

Price: 521 INR (Approx.) 
Address: B-20/47, A-2, Vijaya Nagaram Colony, Bhelupur, 221010 Varanasi, India
Features:
  • Organizes Bollywood nights to have fun in Indian style
  • Celebrate vibrant festivals of India
  • Lets you be part of any local NGO and volunteer them
  • Its close proximity to the city airport

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9. Jugaadus’ Eco Hostel, Amritsar

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Slightly tucked away from the chaotic streets of Amritsar, this eco-hostel promises to let you cherish the cultural ambiance of the city. As the name suggest, "jugaadu” means someone who has mastered the skill of improvising. Keeping that in mind, Jugaadu assures to arrange tours in and around the city. 

Price: 521 INR (approx.)
Address: Above Salon 16, Near Kalra Hospital, Ajit Nagar, Sultanwind Road, 143001 Amritsar, India  
Features: 
  • Arranges tours in and around Amritsar
  • Its close proximity to the Golden Temple 
  • Outdoor terraces to sit and relax
  • Its traditional hospitality combined with western comfort.

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10. Joey’s Hostel, New Delhi

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If money is restricting you from traveling to India, then no worries. Joey’s Hostel promises to offer comfortable accommodation at the most reasonable price. This little nest binds many wandering souls into one family, making their stay memorable. They believe in the concept of ‘home away from home’.

Price: 521 INR (approx.)
Address: 1/49, Lalita Park, Main Vikas Marg (Next to Laxmi Nagar Metro Station), 110092 New Delhi, India
Features:
  • Its close proximity to the Laxmi Metro Station
  • A Shared kitchen, a shared lounge and a terrace where barbeques are arranged 
  • Free parking space is available 
  • Complimentary delicious and healthy breakfast is provided

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11. Backpacker Panda Stephels

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With an extremely central location, the Backpacker Panda Stephels lies in the proximity of some of the best things to do in Jaipur like the Hawa Mahal and City Palace among others. You will be spoiled for choice with its massive assortment of accommodation. 

Price: 199 INR (approx.)

Address: Jalupura Road, M I Road, 302001 Jaipur, India

Features:

  • Free WiFi  
  • Non-smoking rooms  
  • Garden
  • Proximity to some of the best places to eat in Jaipur 

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Also Read: Jaipur Shopping guide

12. Zostel

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It has been heard that Zostel has been one of the first hostel chains that started off the concept of branded backpacker’s accommodation at the most rock-bottom price. It is not for an individual but for the crazy spirit that lies hidden within the individual. With chic look and funky décor, Zostel lets you enjoy the true Indian spirit. It has its expanded properties in Jodhpur, Delhi, Jaipur, Rishikesh, Agra, Varanasi, Baroda (Vadodara), Goa, Mysore, Khajuraho, Ooty, Pushkar, Spiti, Manali and Bir. 

Price: 600INR (approx.)
Features:
  • Female only dorms are also available
  • Private rooms are there
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Private lockers and laundry services
  • Lounge with books, games and TVs

13. Backpacker Panda Appetite, Mumbai

 

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Imagine a place that is located right in the center of the city, yet takes you away from the chaotic city life with its calm ambience. Welcome to Backpacker Panda Appetite in Mumbai that lets you cherish the Mumbaikar spirit without getting bothered by unwanted attention

Price: 651 INR (approx.)
Address: Plot No. 186, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Society, Next to Chakala Metro Station, Andheri East, 400059 Mumbai, India
Features: 
  • Its close proximity to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Mumbai Airport, Phoenix Market City Mall and ISKCON temple
  • 24-hour front desk service
  • Rooms with a coffee machine and private bathrooms 
  • The terrace offering a stunning view of the city 

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14. JUNGLE by thehostelcrowd, Goa

 

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Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this peaceful hostel 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.

Price: 391 INR (approx.)
Address: 486(2) Mendonca Vaddo, Vagator, 403509 Anjuna, India
Features: 
  • It’s easy access to the streets of Goa that offers variety of food
  • Recreational facilities like barbeque nights and movies at night are organized on the rooftop
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Its close proximity to Anjuna Flea Market 

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15. Roadhouse Hostel, Goa 

 

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Goa has always been popular because of its free-spirit attitude. Keeping that in mind, this hostel promises 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 and funky décor, this hostel lives up to the typical Goa’ soul. 

Price: 450 INR (approx.)
Address: Off Flea Market Road, Near German Bakery, 403509 Anjuna, India
Features:
  • Its close proximity to Anjuna Bus Station and the Thivim Railway Station.
  • Free parking space available
  • A shared lounge, a game room and a garden where you can have your own leisure time
  • Extra services like a safety deposit box and ironing facilities are provided 
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16. Red Door Hostel, Goa

 

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Just a few steps away from Anjuna Beach, this hostel is perfect for those who wish to stay near the beach yet wish to avoid the crowd. Its clean air-conditioned rooms with every possible facilities assure to make you feel like a home away from home. 

Price: 521 INR (approx.)
Address: 651/4, D Mello Vaddo, Bardez, 403509 Anjuna, India
Features: 
  • 24-hour front desk service
  • Its close proximity to the Sunday Night Market on Anjuna Beach
  • Other services like luggage storage, dry cleaning and a laundry are provided

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17. Social Rehab, Bangalore

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Located near the Commercial Street of Bangalore, this low priced hostel promises to make your stay comfortable and safe in this city. Its warm ambience and friendly staffs assure to provide every required service during your stay over here. Come and stay in this one of the popular backpackers hostels in South India.

Price: 521 INR (approx.)
Address: No. 273 Monalisa Apartment 100 feet road Indiranagar, Indiranagar, 560038 Bangalore, India
Features:
  • Complimentary breakfast is provided and  on Saturday and Sunday, the breakfast is offered till 12pm
  • Discounted trips to Hampi, Goa, Kerala is provided
  • Free Wi-Fi access

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Also Read: Things to do in Bangalore under Rs.200

18. AAO Hostels, Bangalore

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Another popular hostel in Bangalore located in one of the popular areas in the city, Koramangala. Staying in this hostel will let you enjoy the nightlife of the city. This is only possible because of its close proximity to the most happening place in Bangalore. 

Price: 456 INR (approx.)
Address: No. 191 , Khb Colony, V Block, Koramangala, Koramangala, 560095 Bangalore, India
Features:
  • Its close proximity to the Forum Mall Koramangala and Brigade Road
  • Free Wi-Fi access throughout the property
  • Furnished dorms with shared bathrooms are provided
  • Rated as the best value in Bangalore 

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19. Carpe Diem BnB

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Coming to Alleppey, you may obviously prefer staying close to the beach. The Carpe Diem BnB is one such place where you can stay in proximity of the beach along with experiencing the local hospitality. This place is especially fit for outdoor enthusiasts given the fact that the location is known for the cycling opportunities. Waking up to their delicious continental breakfast is indeed soul-satisfying while on a vacation! Overall, the property is clean, well-lit and extremely spacious. Not to mention, it’s verdant surroundings! 

Price: 325 INR (approx.)

Address: Cullen Rd, Sea View Ward, 688012 Alleppey, India

Features:

  • Free parking  
  • Free WiFi  
  • Non-smoking rooms  
  • Airport shuttle  
  • Fabulous breakfast
  • Good for couples
  • Proximity to Alleppey Lighthouse

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20. MARITIME by thehostelcrowd, Cochin

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Being located near the Cochin Shipyard, this hostel has become one of the hot-spot for travelers. Staying over here will let you enjoy the fishing culture of Cochin. Walk down the shipyard to see how the fishing process is done.

Price: 450 INR (approx.)
Address: 2/227 Calvathy Road, 628001 Cochin, India
Features: 
  • Its close proximity to Cochin Shipyard
  • Free Wi-Fi access throughout the property
  • Free parking space
  • Complimentary breakfast provided

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So, which one looks alluring to you? If you are still confused, then you should come down to India and stay in one of these hostels to understand the soul of India.

*prices are subjected to change

Impressed by the list and need more suggestions? Check out Part 2 of this list.

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PRIYA SAHA PRIYA SAHA

Born on a winter morning in January, a big foodie by heart and an avid reader. A blogger by choice and loves to pen down travelogues, especially if its related to food. She believes that words are all you need to weave your feelings and memories.Secret wish: to become food blogger someday!

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