Majority of the travellers are low on budget and cannot afford to stay in hotels throughout their trip and that is where these hostels come in. People assume there is no concept of hostels in India but, that’s far from the actual truth. It is true that they are not as widespread but, India has lots of amazing budgeted hostels for the travellers to crash at. Here is a list of some the best ones in the country that give you all the basic amenities at a low cost.
• Youth Hostels
Youth hostels started the trend of backpackers’ hostels for the convenience of the travellers at affordable prices. These are spread out to most parts of India like Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Manali, Port Blair etc. It is also a part of the Hostelling International.
Tariff: The tariff ranges from Rs. 300 – Rs. 2000, depending whether you want to stay in dorm or a private room, AC or non-AC.
A popular and growing chain of hostels with branches in Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Kasauli, Varanasi, Jaipur etc, it provides the travellers with all the basic amenities and more at affordable prices. Zostel has free Wi-Fi and cable connections, lockers, housekeeping, clean rooms and much more. They organize various social events throughout the year!
Tariff: Rs. 600 – Rs. 2000, depending on whether you choose to stay at a dormitory or a private room.
• Vedanta Wake-up!
One of the most famous and best hostels for travellers visiting South India, they provide the guests with a hint of ethnicity with works or literature and music instruments along with accommodation. It is located in Kanyakumari and cities of Kerela and organize barbecues and musical nights to entertain and bring the guests together.
Tariff: Accomodation ranges from Rs. 300 – Rs. 1500
• Mustache Hostel
Located in Delhi and Jaipur, this hostel like the name suggests, is quirky and perfect for the young travellers. They have game rooms, a terrace to enjoy the night sky and beautiful lush and green gardens to relax in along with basic amenities a guest would need. This secure and clean gives a traditional Indian touch to everything.
Tariff: Price of rooms is displayed in dollars and start from $9 which equals to about 600 INR.
• Social Rehab
This clean and safe hostel that provides the guests with dorm rooms as well as private rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable connection, books, guides etc, is located in Bangalore city. They offer discounted trips to Goa, Kerela, Hampi etc as well. They have a kitchen and complimentary breakfast to kick start the day with delicious food.
Tariff: A bunk bed in a dorm of 6 costs Rs. 700 – Rs. 800 and a twin private room costs Rs. 2275. They have separate all-female dorms as well.
• Prison by #thehostelcrowd
Prison located in Goa is the only party hostel in India. For the travellers who come to Goa to enjoy the nightlife, this hostel is where you want to be staying at. With a special party shuttle, it takes you to the best parties in Goa for a trip you will never forget!
Tariff: A bed in a dorm of 10 costs Rs. 450 and goes up to Rs. 500 for a bed in a dorm of 4.