Main-merge-1-200815 Most backpackers love sticking to their budget while traveling. Staying at hostels is the best option for accommodation, apart from Couchsurfing. Most people assume that the concept of hostels is not quite popular in India. Well, while it might not be spread as extensively as it is in foreign countries, there’s no denying that India is home to some of the best hostels! If you are backpacking in India, make sure you manage to crash at these 19 awesome hostels in the country.

1. Roadhouse Hostel, Goa

Roadhouse Roadhouse Hostel is a unique property in Anjuna, Goa. The hostel offers AC as well as non-AC mixed dorms and gender based dorms. The best thing about this hostel is its proximity to the beach and the wonderful cafes in the locality! Tariff: Rs. 400 – Rs. 500 per person per night. Address: 954(7), Pequem Padem, Near German Bakery, Anjuna, Badez, Goa, India

2. Stops Hostel

Stops-Hostel Stops Hostel is a chain of hostels in India. They have hostels set up in Delhi, Varanasi, Kolkata and Jaipur. They offer dormitories, single rooms and even tents depending on which property you head to. Tariff: Rs. 399 to Rs. 1,999 (depending on the room chosen) Website: http://www.stopshostels.com/

3. The Madpackers Hostel, Delhi

Madpackers The Madpackers Hostel is an amazing hostel in Delhi. Backpackers obsessed with travel will find a lot of like-minded people here. It is conveniently located which makes commuting easier for travelers. This hostel offers dorms as well as twin sharing rooms. Tariff: Rs. 550 to Rs. 1250 per person per night Address: S-39A, Third Floor, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi, India

4. Moustache Hostel, Jaipur and Delhi

Moustache Moustache Hostel is located in Jaipur as well as Delhi. One can experience Rajasthani culture in the hostel at Jaipur. Also, the one at Delhi offers the best way to experience the city. These hostels offer dorms as well as double rooms. Tariff: Rs. 450 to Rs. 200 Website: http://www.moustachehostel.com/home.html Address (Jaipur): 7, Park House, M.I. Road, Near Ganpati Plaza, Jaipur, India Address (Delhi): S-25, Greater Kailash Part 1, New Delhi, India

5. Zostel

Zostel Zostel is a popular chain of hostels in India. Zostel has hostels at Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Agra, Varanasi, Delhi and Goa. Tariff: Rs. 299 to Rs. 1300 per person per night (Prices may vary depending on the property and the room type) Website: http://www.zostel.com/

6. Red Door Hostel, Goa

Red Door Red Door Hostel in Goa is located very close to Anjuna Beach. Built in the traditional Goan architectural style, this hostel offers dorms as well as private rooms. Tariff: Rs. 400 to Rs. 800 per person per night Address: D Mello Vado, 651/4, Anjuna, Goa, India

7. CrashPad Hostotel, Jaipur and Jodhpur

CrashPAd CrashPad hostels are available in Jaipur and Jodhpur. CrashPad offers dorms as well as private rooms. Stylish and hygienic, CrashPad is a wonderful place to meet new travelers. Tariff: Rs. 499 to Rs. 1299 per person per night Website: http://www.crashpad.in/

8. By The Way, Cherrapunji

By-The-Way By The Way is an economical hostel in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. It offers a lovely stay for backpackers and budget travelers. Tariff: Rs. 250 per night Address: Sohra-Shella Road Mawpunkyrtiang Saitsohpen Lower Cherra or Lower Sohra Landmark- Opposite to Fire and Emergency Station, Sohra, Meghalaya 793108, India

9. Vedanta – Wake Up!

VEdanta Vedanta Wake Up is a chain of hostels in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. In Kerala, one can find Vedanta Wake Up hostels at Alleppey, Fort Kochi, Kovalam, Varkala, Thekkady, Ernakulam and Trivandrum. In Tamil Nadu, one can find Vedanta Hostels at Kanyakumari, Kodaikanal and Madurai. If one wants to experience luxury within budget, Vedanta Wake Up is the way to travel! Dorms as well as twin sharing rooms and cottages are offered by Vedanta Wake Up!. Tariff: Rs. 400 to Rs. 1500 Website: http://www.vedantawakeup.com/

10. The Hosteller, Delhi and Jaipur

Hosteller The Hosteller is located in Delhi and Jaipur. If you want hygienic accommodation within your budget, The Hosteller is quite the place to be. Tariff: Rs. 349 to Rs. 549 Website: http://www.thehosteller.com/ Address (Delhi): Ground Floor, K90 A, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Block K, Hauz Khas Enclave, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016, India Address (Jaipur): C-10, Shiv Marg, Shyam Nagar, Jaipur, India

11. Joey’s Hostel, Delhi

Joeys-Hostel Joey’s Hostel is a wonderful initiative set up in Delhi to help backpackers stick to their budget! The cool part about this hostel is the color themed rooms. We must mention that the rooms are quite pretty! 4 bed, 6 bed and 8 bed dorms are available at this hostel. Tariff: Rs. 399 to Rs. 499 Website: http://www.joeyshostel.com/ Address: 1/49 Lalita Park, Laxmi nagar, Main Vikas Marg, New Delhi, India

12. Pink Turban, Jaipur

Pink-Turban Pink Turban is a centrally located luxury hostel in Jaipur. It’s known for its cleanliness. There are several eating joints available near the hostel. Male as well as female dormitories are available here. Mixed dorms too are available at Pink Turban. Tariff: Rs. 349 per person per night Website: http://pinkturbanhostel.com/book-now/ Address: 15 Uniara Garden, Moti Doongri Circle, Jaipur, India

13. The Hostel Crowd, Goa

Prison The Hostel Crowd is a chain of hostels spread across Goa. They have their properties at Vagator, Anjuna and Panjim. They have a property in Kerala too. The best thing about The Hostel Crowd is their theme based properties, which makes backpacking all the more fun! Tariff: Rs. 350 to Rs. 800. Website: http://thehostelcrowd.com/

14. Jugaadus’ Eco Hostel, Amritsar

Jugaadus-Amritsar Jugaadus’ Eco Hostel is located a km away from the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Most of the major attractions are located close to the hostel. It’s a nice, pocket-friendly place with great hospitality! Tariff: Rs. 400 to RS. 500 Website: http://jugaadus.com/ Address: Above Salon16, Opposite Kalra hospital,Ajit Nagar, Near Sultanwind Gate,Punjab, Amritsar, India

15. Le Pension Backpackers Hostel, Jaipur

LE-Pension Le Pension hostel is considered the perfect pit stop for backpackers and budget travelers. This hostel offers male and female dorms. Mixed dorms are also available. Tariff: Rs. 315 to Rs. 325 Website: http://lepension.com/ Address: K-94, Kishan Nagar, Opposite Grass Field Club, Behind Dana Pani Restaurant, Shyam Nagar, Jaipur, India

16. Social Rehab Hostel, Bangalore

Social-Rehab Social Rehab is located in Indiranagar, Bangalore. Bars, breweries, restaurants, markets: one can find everything around this hostel. It offers male and female dormitories. It also offers twin sharing rooms. Tariff: Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2500 per person per night Address: #273, 2nd floor Monalisa Apartments, 6th Main 100 feet road Indiranagar, Bangalore, India

17. Red Lollipop Hostel, Chennai

Red Lollipop Red Lollipop is first of its kind hostel in Chennai. It’s at a convenient location and is a great place for backpackers to rest and hangout. Tariff: Rs. 900 to Rs. 999 per person per day Address: New No.129 / Old No.67 Ramakrishna Mutt Road, Mandavelli, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, India

18. Wanderers Mumbai

Wanderers Wanderers Mumbai is a hostel located near Mumbai airport. It offers male as well as female dorms. If you are traveling to Mumbai, this is a great place to stay at given to its connectivity. Tariff: Rs. 699 per person per night Address: B/402 Kulshree heights Shere Punjab, opp Sai Krishna hotel Andheri east Mumbai 93, Mumbai, India

19. Youth Hostel

Youth-Hostel Youth Hostels offer budget accommodation all over India. Be it the serene Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the party capital and beach town, Goa or the Southern point of India, Kanyakumari – One can find youth hostels everywhere. Tariff: Rs. 100 to Rs. 2000 (Depending on the type of accommodation) Website: http://yhaindia.org/our-hostels.html Photo Credit: hostelworld.com and the respective sites of each hostel ALSO READ: 10 must know tips for backpackers opting for a hostel! You know you are a backpacker when… 10 important tips every solo female traveler must read!