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Ditch Expensive Hotels Out There For These 5 Backpacking Hostels Across India

If you’re traveling on a budget and want to see the inner circles of a city filled with authenticity and the contrasting colors of life of locals, then ditching a luxurious and expensive hotel for these 5 most famous Backpacking hostels across India is exactly what you need.

That is to say, with an eccentric and quirky vibe of backpackers from all across the globe. These 5 backing Hostels will give you the amazing travel experience you always have been looking for.

1. Zostel

Zostel - Backpacker's Hostel

Zostel is India’s largest backpackers’ hostel chain (for now). It offers hostels with gorgeous views across the country, with a crowd from around the globe, giving you a chance to meet a lot of people and make new friends (which is the major reason why people prefer hostels).

Their hostels have a wide range of work-friendly places and a well-equipped kitchen as well as other fun services for you to get a home away from feels.

Locations: Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, Delhi, Goa, Agra, and Varanasi, etc.


Price: ₹700-₹2000

Also, read: 8 Reasons Why You Should Put Varanasi On Your Bucket-List Right Now

2. Backpacker Panda

Backpacker Panda

Backpacker Panda offers a comfortable stay with services like security lockers, kitchenette, neat and clean dorms, as well as, hot showers to its guests.

Certainly, their hostels are situated in many towns of India, giving you a wonderful stay experience across the country, with its all-fun vibe and artistic infrastructure.

Locations: Rishikesh, Chandigarh, Pondicherry, Port Blair, Goa, etc.

Price: Starts from ₹500

3. Youth Hostels Association of India

Youth Hostels Association of India

Youth Hostels is one of the largest chains of backpacking hostels across India. Firstly, they are an association of backpackers that offers its services in many cities of India.

Secondly, they also manage tours and treks for their guests all over the country.

Thus, Youth Hostels offers a fun and adventurous stay to backpackers on their solo trips looking for a fearless experience.

Locations: Hyderabad, Darjeeling, Port Blair, Goa, etc.

Price: ₹300-₹2000


Also, read: 10 Things You Should Pack for Your Goa Trip with Your Best Friends

4. GoStops Hostels

GoStops Hostel

Gostays offers a wide range of backpacking hostels in various cities of India. Their hostels with colorful dorms and generous staff vouch for your best experience in India. They offer a list of services ranging from TV, BBQ, sanitized dorms and lockers to hot showers, and more.

In conclusion, If you’re looking for a comfortable and affordable workstation away from your home, then GoStays stands perfect for you.

Locations: Munnar, Mussurie, Allepey, Duhossie and more.

Price: ₹600-₹2000

5. Madpackers Hostels

Madpackers Backpacker's Hostel


And last but not the least, our very own Madpackers.

The Madpckers Hostel was awarded the best hostel of India by the review website Hostel World.

Madpackers is famous for giving its guests a warm welcome from its staff and an eccentric view that matches the city’s vibe that it is situated in.

In short, with beautiful terrace gardens, a wide library, and their own personal yummy bakery, Madpackers offers all kinds of colors mixed with beautiful evenings created with a gorgeous ambiance just for you.

Locations: Delhi, Manali, Amritsar, Pushkar, Jibhi, and more.

Price: ₹600-₹2000

If you know of any extra-special backpackers’ Hostels for me to add to this list, then let me know in the comments below with a great background story. 😉


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