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The Best Hostels for Backpackers in India

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Updated: 25 July 2017
Backpacking has long been a popular way to travel in India, but it’s only recently that the country has seen an increase in budget backpacker hostels. Many come with a plethora of freebies thrown in, they’re cheap, and are also hot-spots for meeting travelers and swapping experiences. Here are our picks for the best hostels for backpackers in India.

Zostel, New Delhi


Drawing travelers and globetrotters from all over the world, Zostel has everything a backpacker needs: comfort, cleanliness and a lively vibe, all at a good price. Zostel is suitable for groups or solo travellers, as there are both air-conditioned dorms and private rooms. Female only dorms are also available. Laundry service, hot showers, private lockers, tea and coffee facilities, and free wireless internet are among the amenities. Plus, there is a fully-stocked kitchen and a lounge area that encourages travellers to mingle and have fun. Travel-talks, social events and parties are the highlights of this place. There are Zostel branches across India.

Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Airport transfers
Business facilities