Do You Love Traveling but Running Low on Budget? Consider These 15 Backpacker’s Hostels

Traveling is such a relaxing experience. But most of us cancel our plan just because of low budget. But if you want to experience the life of a backpacker, you don’t have to spend a fortune for comfortable and luxury stay. All you need to know the places where you can stay without going out of budget. India witnesses millions of foreign tourists every year. If you think that they have a lot of money, you are wrong. Most of the foreigners stay in backpacker hostels where they get high-end facilities, neat-and-clean rooms, and Wi-Fi at affordable prices.

Take a look at some of the backpacker hostels in India where you can start your magical journey.

1. Stops Hostel, Varanasi

Stops Hostel, Varanasi

Initially started in Varanasi, now it has been expanded to Delhi. It is the grand place to stay in. However, the rates are high. It offers hot water, Wi-Fi, library, lockers, TV, kitchen, Billiards’ room, Air conditioning and other facilities.

Here are the rates –


Dormitory – Rs. 1000

Room – Rs. 3000


Dormitory – Rs. 600

Room – Rs. 2000

2. Jungle Hostel, Goa

Located strategically at Vagator Beach in Goa, this hostel is sandwiched between lush greens and trees, as the name suggests. Far off from the crazy parties, this hostel gives you ultimate peace and tranquility of the jungle. It never runs lack of options for having meals. It also offers hot water, Wi-Fi and lockers. It charges Rs. 500 for dormitory and Rs. 1800 per room.

3. Youth Hostel

The trendsetter of backpacker hostels in India, Youth Hostel Association of India manages these hostels. If you want to travel alone in the country, these hostels are both comfortable and affordable. Youth Hostels are located in various cities of India, including Manali, Delhi, Port Blair, Ladakh, Darjeeling, Goa, and Hyderabad. The association also organizes various tours and treks. The rates are fixed according to the facilities and cities. The rates vary from Rs. 300 to Rs. 2000 for dormitory and rooms.

4. By The Way, Cherrapunji

This backpacker hostel is located at the tourist destination which gets heaviest rainfall in India. Cherrapunji has a lot of places for sightseeing. You may not get the most of luxury here but rooms are very comfortable and clean. The price is also very affordable, starts from just Rs. 250.

5. Jugaadus Eco Hostel, Amritsar

At Jugaadus, you can make the most with little things. The hostel teaches the tourists about Punjabi culture and maintains their budget.  It motivates guests to be eco-friendly. All the furniture and items in this hostel are totally made of recyclable items. For example, tables are made of recyclable tyres. Here, you can find the reuse of plastic bottles and bags, Bamboo dustbins, etc. The rates start from just Rs. 400.

6. Vedanta Wake Up, South India

Vedanta Wakeup is one of the best backpacker hostels across India. Here, you will get facilities like books, games and Wi-Fi. You can also play some musical instruments and learn about local culture. The branches of this hostel are located in Alleppey, Kanyakumari, Port Kochi, Kovalam, Varkala and Thekkady. The room tariffs start from Rs. 300 onwards.

7. Social Rehab, Bangalore

It is one of the excellent hostels in India. You can enjoy some of the basic services like guide, games, books, Wi-Fi, clean rooms and safety. You can cook foods from 8 am to 11 pm in its kitchen. The prices for dormitory and rooms start from Rs. 700 to Rs. 2300.

8. Jostel

Founded as a startup in India, Jostel is currently located in several major cities of India and significantly getting popularity. It has hot water and comfortable rooms. The best part of Jostel is that you can enjoy other facilities like free Wi-Fi, gaming room, cable connection, locker, tea/coffee, and guest kitchen. Another best part of this hostel is that you can cancel your bookings even before one day. The facilities and environment are just perfect for any backpacker. The rates for room and dormitory are starting from Rs. 600 to Rs. 2000.

9. Red Lollipop Hostel, Chennai

Red Lollipop Hostel is first of its kind hostel in Chennai. It is located at a very peaceful location where backpackers can live with comfort. The rates start from Rs. 900 to Rs. 1000 for dormitory.

10. Woodlands Residency, Ooty

Located in the lap of nature and facing the stunning valleys of Nilgiri, Woodlands Residency has the panoramic views that will leave you awestruck. Along with few peaceful moments, you can also enjoy all the basic accommodation facilities. Along with located in the proximity to bus stand and railway station, it is also close to several sightseeing places. The rates start from Rs. 1080 to Rs. 1300.

11. Pink Turban, Jaipur

Located in the heart of city, this hostel is known for well cleaned rooms. You will find lots of options to enjoy delicious meals in and around Pink Turban. It has dorm rooms for both women and men. The dormitory rates start from Rs. 350.

12. Mustache Hostel, Delhi and Jaipur

You will find the amazing range of facilities in this quirky backpacker hostel, such as games room, kitchen for those who love home-cooked meals, garden to relax, terrace to have a quick walk at night, and other basic amenities like hot showers, lockers, Wi-Fi etc. It is rated high in cleanliness and security. You will find an Indian touch in this stunning hostel. The prices start from just Rs. 600.

13. Wonderers, Mumbai

Conveniently located in the proximity of Mumbai airport, this hostel has separate dorm room for both males and females. You can have a comfortable stay and rest while traveling in Mumbai. The dorm room prices start at Rs. 700.

14. Red Door Hostel, Goa

Located at the well-known Anjuna Beach in Goa, Red Door Hostel is architecturally design according to the traditional Goan style. It is named after “The Red Door”, its signature style. The hostel is located around several shops and restaurants. It offers private rooms and dormitory and prices start from Rs. 400 to Rs. 800.

15. Natura Ashram, Pondicherry

The lush green valleys, serene roads and ancient buildings are enough to add the feeling of tranquility. This area truly deserves a backpacker hostel and Natura Ashram comes to rescue. It is an eco-friendly hostel where smoking is prohibited. You will get all the facilities here but the stay is restricted to only 2 days. The rates for room start from Rs. 200 to Rs. 350.

Manoj Mehra, a blogger and co-founder of Blazed Story, He always tries to share top 10 lists for India and worldwide to increase The knowledge of internet users.
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