Love travelling, but low on budget? Worry not cause accommodation can be really cheap these days, thanks to hostels. Backpacker’s hostel in India is a new concept which is fast growing popular. These hostels provide decent accommodation at low prices along with basic facilities, bunk beds, community halls, etc. Here are some of the best backpacker’s hostels in India where you can head to instead of the expensive hotels.
1) Zostel- All over India
India’s first chain of backpacker’s hostels, Zostel now has branches in many major tourist locations all over India. Zostel not only provides bed to sleep, they also provide Wi-Fi connection, games room, cable connection, tea and coffee facilities, AC rooms in hot locations, guest kitchen, lockers, housekeeping and much more.
2) International Travellers’ Hostel, Varanasi
The International Travellers’ Hostel once used to be the house of the Queen of Nepal. At present it is a family run stay which offers a whole range of facilities like Wi-Fi, washing machine, lockers, recreational room and a bistro which serves various kinds of cuisine.
3) The Moustache, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Agra and Delhi
Moustache has some really amazing brightly coloured décor inspired from the local tradition. These hostels have AC dormitories including girls’ only dorms along with facilities like Wi-Fi and a multi cuisine rooftop restaurant. Moustache also conducts many activities like movie night, heritage walks, food tours, and yoga sessions.
4) By The Way, Cherrapunjee
This hostel is quite doesn’t cost much as compared to the facilities it provides. Although luxury isn’t provided, this is still one of the cleanest and well maintained hostels. The owner is very friendly who apparently also gives free lessons in Khasi. There are several small shops and cafes nearby where you can have some delicious local food.
5) Bunkyard, Udaipur
This hostel has some really amazing interiors with scalloped arches, creepers along stairways, painted glass lamps. The dormitories here have their own themes and the hostel has its own restaurant and roof top barbeque. You can also arrange vehicles, cycle tours and horse riding all at the 24 hour front desk.
6) Jugaadus Eco Hostel, Amritsar
As the name suggests, this hostel teaches its tourists how to maintain their budget while also teaching them about Punjabi culture. Most of the furniture here is made of reusable items like tyres, plastic bags, plastic bottles etc. They are also aiming to get solar panel installed. This eco-friendly hostel also has a terrace Garden and a common kitchen.
7) Backpacker Panda Appetite, Mumbai, Goa, Delhi, Rajasthan
This popular budget hostel offers clean bunk beds, private bathrooms, AC dorms and coffee machines. Other facilities like Wi-Fi, washing machine, library, lockers and a shared kitchen are also available. All in all this is a good place to stay at in case you are looking for comfortable and affordable stay.
8) Natura Ashram, Pondicherry
Pondicherry is a beautiful place and the Natural Ashram makes sure that your stay won’t cost much. The Natural Ashram is cheap, clean and very safe. The only restrictions here are that you aren’t allowed to smoke and your stay is restricted to two days max.
9) Vedanta Wake Up! Across South India
The Vedanta Wake Up! Hostels where set up by two IT analysts in 2011 after their return from their backpacking trip to Australia. Inspired by their hostel experience, The Vedanta Wake Up! Hostels make it a point that their hostels are clean, comfortable and secure for the travellers.
10) Roadhouse Hostel, Jaipur, Varanasi and Across Goa
Founded by a bunch of school friends, the Roadhouse hostels provide AC dormitories, common room with Wi-Fi, library and a recreational room with Playstation, Foose table and pool table. The hostel also has women only dormitories.
Now that you know, next time you travel on a budget try out these budget hostels.