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Top 5 Hostels for Backpackers in India

There is no greater source of excitement than travelling solo. You discover new places, meet new people, and above all, you get to know yourself better. Travelling to any destination in India is like riding a train of sights, sounds and scape which can tire anyone. No wonder that after getting exposed to a trail of new adventures; one would like to relax in a cosy and comfortable room towards the end of the day. All this while, if you get to make new friends with whom you can share stories, it is like an icing on a cake. The only way in which one can enjoy all these is at hostels, which not only provide a budget accommodation but also allows you to mingle with other explorers and to get a hang of local insights. Here we are with the list of top 5 Hostels for Backpackers in India, who offer an experience exactly like this.

Stops Hostels

Discovery, community and reliability are three important values on which the chain of Stops hostels run. Run by a husband-wife duo, they make efforts to make your stay more ‘social and explorative.’ You can choose your favourite read from their well-stocked library; watch documentaries on India; cook together with fellow explorers in a well-equipped kitchen; and philosophise with other travellers- it’s all about discovering India in its own style. After making a promising debut in the eternal city of Varanasi, they have now opened branches in other Indian cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Kolkata.

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Jugaad Hostels

The simplistically designed interiors of Jugaad hostels are invigorating. Different from the hordes of colourful and graffiti-infused architectures of other hostels, its all-white and rustic walls offers a refreshing break. An eco-friendly accommodation, it works on recycling methods which is unique in its own way. There is a well-quipped kitchen at the terrace where you can cook sumptuous meals while friendly conversations with fellow explorers. All this and much more are available at an affordable cost.

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As unique as its name, this Backpackers’s hostel started serving explorers in the capital city of India and is the first preference for travellers looking for a comfortable stay on a shoestring budget. Run by Amber, one of the first entrepreneurs to make a mark in the hostel hospitality, Moustache has also started in the Pink City of Jaipur. Its sprawling terrace is the perfect place to relax yourself with some Yoga with an instructor, forming an peaceful space. It also organises guided tours for its guests.

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Claimed to be one of the first chains of Backpackers’s hostels in India, Zostel has made a name in the hospitality scape of major cities like Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, Agra, Varanasi, Delhi, Goa, Jaisalmer, Ooty, Mysore Pushkar, Rishikesh and Khajuraho. Also, it spans in two cities of Vietnam including Da Lai and Hanoi. The branded chain operates on the motive to empower the crazy traveller inside you by providing an opportunity to interact with travellers from all round the world. They have huge base of loyal customers who like to chill, exchange experiences and want to have a fun-packed vacation.

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Prison Hostels

Self-acclaimed as ‘India’s first & only party hostel,’ Prison has interiors just like its name. Located near Anjuna Beach in the party capital of Goa, this unique hostel offers many quirky experiences. Among all of these, the arrival via a truck is the main highlight. Much to the likes of party junkies, it offers best accommodation, good company in addition to limitless beer! Hence, in case you want to meet new people; party like never before; and have an amazing time, head to this hostel. And what’s more, you can rent scooter to explore the calm trails leading to serene beaches in Goa in order to relieve yourself from the hangovers of the night before.

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