25 August 2018 | 3 min read

5 Backpacker Hostels You Should Check Out Instead Of Hotels


It is no secret that when it comes to travel, backpacker hostels not only prove to be an economical option but also offer a unique experience – that’s why they have become the first choice for backpackers and travellers. This, in turn, has led to many backpacker hostels reinventing themselves, so that they can offer a unique and memorable stay to their guests.

So, the next time, you plan a getaway from the city, check out these hostels that are not just affordable but also offer a unique perspective into the culture and heritage of the region. That’s not all. All these hostels are located at a driving distance from the Capital, making them a perfect getaway, especially for those who are looking to escape the noise and chaos of the city. So, go ahead, book a Zoomcar and check into these hostels that offer a getaway, unlike any other.

Tip: Use your Debit Card for easy bookings at these mountain hostels.

1. Zostel Manali

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Located in the old neighbourhood of Manali, an 11-minute walk away from the Hidimba Devi Temple, this Zostel property is a stunning space surrounded by woods and offers breath-taking views from the private rooms. For those on budget, the mixed, as well as female dorms, are available that offer a comfortable stay, while you can relish Himachali food at their beautiful garden café.

Distance from Delhi – 545 km

Where – Manu Temple Road, Old Manali

Tariff – INR 499 per night / INR 2238 for a private room

2. The Lost Tribe Hostel

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A youth hostel in the truest sense, The Lost Tribe in Manali offers warm hospitality to the backpackers with its amazing services and comfortable stay options while you mingle with the co-travellers. They have also introduced Capsule Beds that will give you privacy and peace during your stay.

Distance from Delhi – 539 km

Where – Kullu – Naggar – Manali Rd, Jagatsukh, Opp Punjab National Bank

Tariff – INR 399 per night

3. HOTs Hostel Almora

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Staying true to its name, the unique themed Heart of Travellers’ Almora property is perched on the edge of a ridge and offers spectacular Himalayan views from each of the backpacker hostels. The community kitchen lets you gel with other travellers while gorging on yummy treats.

Distance from Delhi – 409 km

Where – Mangaltha Linguntha Village, Sheraghat, Almora

Tariff – INR 399 per night

4. Gypsy Child Mountain Hostel, Sankri

A small village Sankri is a reserved place with just a couple of grocery shops, a government school, and a mix of wooden and concrete houses, with apples hugging their walls. Nothing much happens here, and that is exactly its charm.

Come here and check into this cosy hostel in Sankri range that retains its old-world charm with its colourful exteriors and cheerful rooms and offers a homely stay experience. Adventure seekers can go on a trek and explore the local village. Although it is only 170 km from Shimla, it is blissfully quiet and far from the maddening crowds.

Distance from Delhi – 426 km

Where – Hari Dun Road, Village Saur Sankri Range, Govind Wildlife National Park, Sankri

Tariff – INR 499 per night

5. Mudhouse Experiential Hostel

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Located amidst the mighty mountains and on the bank of a river, this stunning backpacker hostel offers a traditional experience where you can relax, go fishing and soak in the fresh air. You will not fall short of pictures, as the hostel offers ample scenic views like waterfalls, mountains, and pine trees.

Distance from Delhi – 498 km

Where – Gadhagushaini Road, Opposite Jibhi Camps, Jibhi, Tirthan Valley, Dist-Kullu

Tariff – INR 499 per night

Feature photo source: Zostel


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