Best Hostels in Manali for Every Backpacker in This World!

Before getting a job and starting with the so-called adult life, you dreamt of travelling to Manali. But eventually, life happened! And now you’re too broke to travel. But if still, the dream of visiting the heavenly Manali still lies in some corner of your heart. Then wait till you know!

Why to waste your hard earned (though meagre) money on costly accommodations in Manali, when you can spend peanuts by staying in hostels and still give your trip, a tinge of adventure. 

If you have watched Queen, then you’ll realise how much fun staying in a hostel is! Yes, yes. I know that it was Amsterdam and we’re talking about Manali. But don’t worry! Manali also has a fair share of backpacking hostels which were started keeping in mind, people like you and me.

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of some of the best hostels in Manali:

1. The Lost Tribe Hostels: One of the best hostels in Manali!



This one is probably the best place to stay in Manali if you are travelling solo or with a bunch of mad friends. The location is breathtaking and the staff is very friendly. Also, you'll be treated with simple North Indian delicacies. A perfect place to spend some quality time in the lap of Himalayas.

Price: 400 INR (approx.)
Address: Manali - Naggar Road, Jagatsukh, V.P.O Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, 175143 Jagatsukh, India 
Features: Free Parking
                 Option for special breakfast
                 Option to opt for bike hire or car hire
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2. Born Free Hostel: For every Hippie!



Fun, affordable, funky and cool. That's how you define the Born Free Hostel in Manali. Most probably the coolest place in the Himalayas, the hostel has a thrilling yet awesome vibe about it, which makes it a crowd's favourite. And its cheap too! The staff is super chilled out and the food served here is relish worthy.

Price: 500 INR(approx.)
Address: Manu temple Road, VPO, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131
Features: Free Parking
                 Luggage storage space
                 On-site restaurant
                 Free Wifi

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3. Shobla Pine Royale: Away from the populated and polluted city!



A beautiful hostel soaked in old-school design and that's Shobla Pine Royale for you. Built in Kaathguni design, Shobla Pine Royale is a perfect place to head to if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city. In some affordable rates, the hostel also has a panoramic view of Himalayas and Jogni falls. Located near the banks of Beas river, this one will assure you a peaceful stay.

Price: 1500 INR(approx.)
Address: Near Club House, Shnag Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131
Features: Free Wifi
                 Free private parking
                 Continental, Irish or Vegetarian breakfast available.
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4. Rockway Backpacker's Hub:


Source: Hostelworld 

A riverside backpacker's hostel started by backpackers themselves. Rockway Backpacker's Hub is situated near the banks of Manalsu river and is one of the best places to stay in Manali. The prices are very affordable and staying here will keep your budget in check. Also, this hostel is in close proximity to the famous People Cafe and Lazy Dog Lounge. If you need a calmer, quieter place to stay with some amazing locations, then you should head straightaway to the Rockway The Backpacker's Hub.

Price: 1000 INR(approx.)
Address: Rockway Cottage, 400m on the stairs opposite People's Cafe Manaslu Riverside, Old Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131
Features: Free Wifi
                 Free Parking

5. Himalayan Country House: For an amazing view!


Source: Himalayan Country House  

Situated in the heart of Old Manali, Himalayan Country House is a place for every backpacker who has a thing for adventure. The view from the balcony is mesmerising and you can sight the snow clad mountains, village and temple all at once. Also, there is a facility to opt for adventure activities like motorbiking, biking and trekking.

Price: 500 INR(approx.)
Address: Near Manu Temple, V.P.O. Old Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131
Features: Free WiFi
                 Free Parking 

6. Bhoomi Holiday Homes: Go old school!



A perfect getaway for solo travellers who are looking to save on their trip by staying in an affordable old school cottage. Bhoomi Holiday Homes is also known for the magnificent view of Himalayan range from the rooftop. All the major tourist spots are in close proximity to the cottage. Sipping a cup of hot piping tea while enjoying the stunning locales is strongly recommended, once you are here.

Price: 500 INR (approx.)
Address: Manu Temple Road, Old Manali Village, Old Manali, 175131 Manāli, India 
Features: 24-hour front desk
                 On-site restaurant
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7. The Dog on the Hill: For every nature lover!



Run by a couple, The Dog on the Hill is located around Apple Orchards which will definitely add too much royalty to your stay. The ambience is soaked in old world charm and the rooms, clean and comfy. The view from the balcony gives a panoramic view of the snow clad mountains and is one of the major reasons for you to stay here. Also, the rates are reasonable and will not get hard on your pocket!

Price: 1000 INR (approx.)
Address: Manu Temple Road, Old Manali Village, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India
Features: Perfect place for nature walks
                 Single sharing as well and double sharing rooms are available
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8. International Youth Hostel: One of the most popular hostels in Manali!


Source: International Youth Hostel 

If you’re looking to make friends with people who are equally passionate about travelling as you are, then you should definitely try this youth hostel. You’ll discover that backpackers from all over the world stay here on their trip to Manali. The authority which manages International Youth Hostel also carries out archive treks. Sharing life lessons and stories with co-travellers like you is strongly recommended here.

Price: 1500 INR (approx.)
Address: Prini, Manali, Manali Tehsil, India
Features: Airport pickup and drop at a nominal charge
                 Laundry services
                 Transport arrangement for sightseeing

Check your bank balance. Apply for leaves. Make necessary booking. And get set to explore this Himalayan marvel like you had always dreamt!

is a commerce graduate turned journalist. When he is not writing travel blogs, he is busy travelling or drooling over Puneri street food.