India calls out to backpackers and luxury travelers alike and there are several places in India that offer affordable accommodation for backpackers who’d rather spend their money seeing more places than living in an expensive resort. In fact, there are a lot of hostels around India that become home for slow travelers who move to places like Agra, Varanasi, Jaisalmer, Thekkady, Mumbai or Delhi. Most of these hostels are upbeat, fun and give out super chilled out vibes, making travelers feel comfortable and at home. While on any given day, you’ll spend Rs 500 to Rs 1200 a night at any of these hostels. However, during peak hours this may vary. So after hours of looking for the best hostels in India, we have managed to list down 45 hostels and chains of hostels across India that you can opt for a stay on your next journey. ALSO READ 10 must know tips for backpackers opting for a hostel! Also Read - On Phone, PM Modi Discusses COVID-19 Situation With French President Macron

1. Zostel

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Locations: Mumbai, Delhi, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Mumbai, Goa, Pushkar and Ooty Also Read - Reel Life Ram Arun Govil Watches Ramayan Along With His Grandchildren, Picture Goes Viral


2. Vedanta Wake Up!

vedanta wake up

Locations: Kanyakumari, Alleppey, Kovalam, Kochi, Thekkady, Varkala


3. Youth Hostel Association of India

Locations: Delhi, Manali, Ladakh, Port Blair, Goa, Darjeeling and Hyderabad among many others

Contact: 7827999000

4. Moustache Hostel

moustache hostel

Locations: Delhi and Jaipur


5. By the way, Cherrapunji

by the way hostel

Address: Shillong-Shella Road, Saitsophen, Dukan Road, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

Contact: 098566 30274

6. Stops Hostel

stops hostel

Locations: Varanasi, Delhi, Kolkata and Jaipur


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7. Red Door Hostel, Goa

red door hostel

Address: 651/4, Dmello Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 403509

Contact: 075074 01513

8. Le Pension Hostel, Jaipur

le pension

Address: K-94, Kishan Nagar, Opposite Grass Field Club, Shyam Nagar, Jaipur, 302019

Contact: +91 8452 962313

9. Jugaadus Eco Hostel, Amritsar

Address: Plot No. 193, First Floor, Above Salon 16, Ajit Nagar main Road, Sultanwind Rd, Ajit Nagar, Amritsar, Punjab 143001

Contact: 085688 00020

10. Shivshakti Guesthouse and Hostel, Rishikesh

shiv shakti guest house and hostel

Address: Near Sant Sewa Ashram, Opp. Sood & Sood Travel Agency, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302

Contact: 0135 244 0614

11. Ram Bhawan Residency, Varanasi

Address:  D-20/21, Munshi Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

Contact: 0542 245 2179

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12. Social Rehab Hostel, Bangalore

social rehab

Address: 273, 6th Main Rd, Motappapalya, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

Contact: 097394 68098

13. Ecology Hostel, Leh

Address: hanti Campus, Below Shanti Stupa, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101

Contact: 01982 253 221

14. Bunkotel, Mussoorie

Address: Opp Rope Way, The Mall Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179

Contact: 0135 263 6958

15. The Madpackers Hostel, New Delhi

Address: S39-A, 3rd Floor, Panchsheel Park South, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110017

Contact: 098186 71874

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16. Anjali Homestay Hostel, Mumbai

Address: A/101, New Bimla Apartment, Charan Singh Colony, Andheri Chakala link road, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400093

Contact: 097698 72198

17. Backpackers Panda Hostel

Locations: Goa, Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur

Contact: 075065 27420

18. Hostel Bunkyard, Udaipur

Address: 165 Rajasthan 313001, 23, Lal Ghat Road, Silawatwari, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001

Contact: 075973 67957

19. Joey’s Hostel, Delhi

joey's hostel

Address: 1/49 Lalita Park, Laxmi Nagar, Main Vikas Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110092

Contact: 098186 42868

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20. Big Brother, Agra

Address: Gali No 1, Rajeev Nagar, Tajmahal eastern gate road, Near Hotel Amarvilas, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001

Contact: 082337 86825

21. Roadhouse Hostels

roadhouse hostel

Locations: Goa and Jaipur

Contact: 0832 652 5552

22. Pink Turban Hostel, Jaipur

Address: 15, Uniara Garden, Mooti Doongri Circle, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302015

Contact: 098282 94546

23. Bonfire Hostel, Agra

bonfire hostel

Address: Taj East Gate Road, Near Four Point Sherton Hotel, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 280002

Contact: 090454 50310

24. International traveller’s Hostel, Varanasi

Address: C-32/4, Vidyapeeth Road, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002

Contact: 0542 222 0058

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25. Crashpad Hostotel

Address: Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Pondicherry

Contact: 094138 18411

26. The Hosteller

Locations: Delhi and Jaipur

Contact: 098101 87717

27. The Red Lollipop, Chennai

red lollipop

Address: Door No 129/67, Ramakrishna Mutt Road, Mandavelli, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600028

Contact: 044 2462 9822

28. The Hostel Crowd, Goa

Properties: Jungle, Old Quarter, Jungle, Prison, Summer


29. Wanderers

Locations: Mumbai,Goa and Delhi

Contact: 096192 35302

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30. Jugaad, Delhi

jugaad hostel

Address:  F 128, 4th Floor, Jhandu Mansion, Mohammadpur,, Sector 1, R.K. Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110068

Contact: 085100 01800

31. Bunkstop, Jaipur

Address: 9, Bhawani Singh Lane, Sahakar Marg, C-scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302005

Contact: 096360 79990

32. InnDia Hostel, Amritsar

Address:  Celebration Enclave,Phase II,Near St.Jude’s School, 10, Fatehgarh Churian Road, Amritsar, Punjab 143001

Contact: 080540 04555

33. YMCA Hostels

Locations: Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Jaipur, Alleppey among 40 other destinations

Contact: 022-25572930 (Mumbai office)

34. Maya’s Nest, New Delhi

maya's nesrt

Address:  Flat No. 2038, C2, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070

Contact: 098116 04892

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35. Mystic Dervish, Jaisalmer

mystic dervish

Address: Dhibba Para, Near Gadisar Gate, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001

Contact: 096727 30954

36. Doodle Rack, Jaipur

doodle rack

Address:  31, Suraj Nagar East, Suraj Nagar, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006

Contact: 096020 12220

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37. Boribista Backpacking Hostel

Address: H-54, South Extension I, New Delhi, Delhi 110049

Contact: 099532 57298

38. Electric Cats Bed and Breakfast, Bangalore

electric cat bed and breakfast

Address: 1st Floor, 4th “E”, 1794, 6th Cross Road, 1st Block, Hal, New Tippasandra, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560075

Contact: 098452 90679

39. The Meditating Monkeys, Bangalore

the meditating monkeys

Address:  9/24, Lloyd Road, Cooke Town, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560005

Contact: 088614 59156

40. Sonder, Mysore


Address: No, 66, 3rd Stage Jayalakshmiruam Behind Chinmaya School Near Polarbear Icecream Parlour, Mysuru, Karnataka 570012

Contact: 089717 93193

41. The Happy Camper, Fort Kochi

happy campers

Address: KL Bernard Master Rd, Amaravathy, Kochi, Kerala 682001

Contact: 0484 221 7144

42. Bricks and Bamboo, Goa

bricks and bamboo

Address: 90 Monteiro Vaddo, Bardez, Flea Market Beach Road, Behind Cliff Monty, Opp. Artjuna Cafe, Anjuna, Goa 403509

Contact: 073871 11441

43. Pappi Chulo, Goa

pappi chulo

Address: Ozran Beach Rd, Vagator, Goa 403509

Contact: 080076 07197

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44. The Funky Moneky Hostel, Goa

the funky monkey hostel

Address: 773 san minguel vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 403509

Contact: 077091 29555

45. Bollywood Backyard Hostel, Goa

bollywood backyard

Address: Near the Football Field in Anjuna, Goa

Contact: 077559 40244

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