Back packing hostels are a global phenomenon for tourists all across the world.These places are not too expensive and fun to stay at. Though this idea is yet to catch up in India, some backpacking hostels have already started operations in a few places.
Here is a list of some Popular Hostels in North India
Zostel, a newly launched hostel, has become quite popular among tourists. The décor of the place has an international feel to it. One can choose from six-bed or eight-bed dorm rooms. Female-only dorms are also available, and individuals are free to rent private properties.
The rooms are clean and air-conditioned. Free Wi-fi is the highlight of Zostels.
Residents can access communal kitchens, read books in the lounge, play games and/or watch TV.
Private lockers and laundry service are provided as well.
Zostel currently has its properties in Jaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan.
To book a room there, visit their official website: zostel.com
2. Moustache Hostel
Moustache Hostel is one the best hostels in Delhi. It was started by backpackers for backpackers. The hostel is equipped with all the basic amenities. Hostelers can enjoy and interact with each other in the common room. They can play games or hang out on the terrace or in the garden. The hostelers have an unlimited access to wi-fi. They also have their personal lockers. There is a meditation room for the spiritual kinds.
The hostel has 64 beds in total, spread over eight rooms and two floors. Each room is equipped with eight bunk beds.
Moustache Hostel is located in South Delhi’s residential neighborhood of Greater Kailash I. The nearest Metro train station is 900 meters away and it takes around 50 minutes to reach Old Delhi. Other tourist attraction nearby is the Qutub Minar which is around 20 minutes from the hostel.
More information is available on the Moustache Hostel Facebook Page.
3. Stops Hostel, Varanasi
Stops Hostel in Varanasi is a new chain of niche hostels. Launched in 2014, it was an instant hit with the travelers. The hostel has a cool and groovy feel to it and is equipped with a library, kitchen, and has lots of balconies and verandahs. They also have an Indian street food bar.
The owners arrange for various activities like Bollywood night, Indian cook-outs, local music events, and vibrant festival celebrations.
More information is available on the Stops Hostel Facebook Page.