Zostel

Zostel is India’s first chain of backpackers’ hostels. They provide travelers with dorms and rooms in their hostels at reasonable rates. Founded in 2013, the company was has only grown ever since. And why not? It tick marks all the boxes on a backpacker’s list!

Zostels give you the true experience of solo traveling. You share rooms with people unknown to you with diverse backgrounds and make connections all around the world! You get to choose the type of room you would want to stay in or if you wanna save a little more there’s always the option of dorms, which are equally nice!

Here’s a list of all the cities that have Zostels:

1. Agra, Uttar Pradesh: This Zostel is just a 10 minutes walk away from Taj Mahal and provides deluxe dorms as well as private rooms.

2. Alleppey, Kerala: This one is situated right at the Allappuzha beach, one of the major tourist attractions of the place.

3. Aurangabad, Maharashtra: The hostel is located just 7 kms away from the Aurangabad airport and 3.4 kms away from the railway station which gives it a prime location.

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4. Bengaluru, Karnataka: Situated in the party hub of Bangaluru –Indiranagar, Zostel Bengaluru is the perfect place to make new friends. It also houses a rooftop lounging area.

5. Bir, Himachal Pradesh: Zostel Bir is a perfect paragliding hostel which is a tourist attraction there, and also at a good location to explore a few biking trails.

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Life at Zostel – Bir. #zostel #zostelbir

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6. Chennai, Tamil Nadu: The hostel is located close to all the major landmarks and thus is apt for any traveler.

7. Chikmagalur, Karnataka: It’s a treat for all nature lovers as it is located in between a sprawling coffee plantation with trees and coffee shrubs all around.

8. Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh: Zostel Chitkul is the best place to be in this village. It gives a view of the Himalayan ranges on one side, whereas the Baspa river flows behind it.

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#Repost @chitkul_backpackers ・・・ @ZostelChitkul Come to the fire, Feel it burn in your belly, Shine out through your eyes. Come dance in the fire, Let it fuel your prayers. In the end, you will not see the physical beauty in others that caught your eye, but the fire that burned within them. This kind of beauty is the bonfire you had to attend #zostelChitkul #bridge #Chitkul #Kinnaur #lastvillageofindiab #himalya #himachal #snow #SnowTourism #snowday #travel #offbeatlocations #instatrip #rider #biking #royalenfield #travelblogger #travelphotographer #backpackers #snowfall #mountains #himachalpradesh #himachal #himalayas #monument #love #life #like #follow4follow DM : For Stay and Tours in and around Chitkul and Sangla Valley @zostel @tripotocommunity @thrillophilia

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9. Coorg, Karnataka: The vibe at this hostel is perfect to meet new people and mingle in the lap of nature.

10. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh: The Zostel is situated in the Himalayan peaks of Chamba, making it a nature lover’s delight.

11. Delhi: Centrally located, a short distance away from the Airport metro, train station, Connaught place, and Old Delhi, this one is a go to place for all, especially those in city for a brief period.

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@zostel – Zostel Delhi is a backpackers hostel located in Paharganj, New Delhi, just 500 m from the New Delhi Railway Station. Paharganj is a great choice for travellers interested in sightseeing, city trips and street markets. . . The hotel is 1.2 km from the Connaught Place, 3.5 km from the Karol Bagh Market and 3.9 km from the iconic India Gate. The Maharana Pratap ISBT is 5 km and the Delhi International Airport is 12 km away. . . Free WiFi access is available.Each room here will provide you with air conditioning. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries. At Zostel Delhi you will find a 24-hour front desk and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a games room and a tour desk. @hostelsofindia featuring @zostel . . #zostel #india #zosteldelhi #paharganj #indiantraveller #exploreindia #soindia #solotravel #followforfollow #follow #delhi #dildilli #dfordelhi #mydelhi #backpackindia #backpackers @backpackersworld @backpackermag #delhitravel #zostel #startupindia #startup #entrepreneurs #entrepreneursofindia #tourism #travelandtourism #natgeo

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12. Gokarna, Karnataka: It is a beautiful sea view hostel on a cliff overlooking the Gokarna Main Beach.

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This is what happens in the common room at #zostelgokarna

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13. Jaipur, Rajasthan: This is the award winning hostel of the Zostel team and is located centrally, near Hawa Mahal.

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14. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan: Located inside the famous Jaisalmer fort, this one gives a royal feel. It also houses a sky lounge which provides a breathtaking view of the city.

15. Jodhpur, Rajasthan: Zostel Jodhpur is in Makrana Mohalla, that is the heart of the city. It is short walk away from Ghanta Ghar and overlooks the Mehrangarh fort.

16. Kochi, Kerala: It is a cosy hostel situated in between all the Portugese houses in Fort Kochi and is close to all tourist attractions.

17. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu: It is perfectly located as it is secluded and in the lap of nature but also close enough to the centre of the town.

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Celebrated Christmas at Zostel and it was much more fun than I expected! There was a bonfire and we played games and sang songs.. Got introduced to a Canadian game and received a cool souvenir pen as a gift! My first Zostel experience and I absolutely loved it.. The bonfire made the cold nights, warmer and the cute puppies made the sunny day’s, cooler.. Met such amazing people out here.. The staff was very sweet especially @rohitgoswami5842 and inspite of the recent cyclone, the place is running surprisingly well.. I am so looking forward to stay at Zostel again 😊😊😊 . . . . . . . . . #zostel #zostelkodaikanal #kodaidiaries #kodai #kodaikanal #hostel #hostellife #hostelworld #christmas #nature #naturephotography #bonfire #mountain #mountains #mountaintop #travel #travelphotography #traveller #travelling #forest #trees #positivevibes #goodvibes #goodmorning #goodday #sunday #lovemylife #instagood

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18. Leh, Jammu and Kashmir: Zostel Leh provides a picturesque view of the Himalayas and the city and is a short walk away from the Leh Palace and the main market.

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Beautifully painted zostel walls at Leh …. This is the common area where u can watch TV , play cards, uno, monopoly, carrom, and DARTS….. we spent most of our time playing darts here (and I m winner for life…. 🙂 ) . Met ice PPL…… They wished us luck for the trek… And we're curious to know how did it go once we were back… On 4th floor they have a cafe called shooting star…. U can see Shanti stupa, Leh palace and STOK while sipping Ur cuppa of chai or coffee …. the food they served was delicious… Chapatis felt home made… Hot water was provided…. And I left one of my bags in the luggage room before I headed off to trek… Worry free .. !!! Zostel also provides free water… Imagine a bed in the dorm for 500 + free water !!! This zostel is flooded with bikers… #art #zostel #zostelleh #chill #beanbags #walls #creative #darts #roundtheworld #travel #backpacker #meetnewpeople

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19. Manali, Himachal Pradesh: It is situated in Old Manali with a view of the Himalayas, apple orchards and a gorgeous garden café.

20. McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh: It is tucked in a corner in Dharamkot, providing peace and tranquility. It also has an in house café.

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#401 This picture was clicked on the morning of 5th of November from @zostel Mcleodganj. The sun had risen and it was spreading it's warm rays on the misty mountains making me lazy and relaxed. The hot sun rays along with the body piercing chilly winds of the mountains was an amazing thing to feel up there. Zostel Mcleodganj is located at such a beautiful location that one would not want to leave the scenic beauty surrounding the homestay. As morning proceeded I saw people staying around doing their daily chores. The grazer was taking his mules to have their breakfast in the pine forest. Kids playing around in the sun as it was a bright, shiny Sunday. At a distance I could hear some local folk music which was the wedding song being played at someone's wedding. In the midst of the sound of the wedding song, the mules walking and the kids playing, there was calmness. There was a feeling of spirituality and that of love. Love for mother nature, love for each other. I was sitting in front of my dorm and looking at the Tibetan colourful flags indicating how strong the wind is blowing. I sank in the love that mother nature was providing. I closed my eyes and felt the cold breeze and in the next second, warmth of the sun. It was tranquil. It was pellucid. It was Mcleodganj. . . . . . #zostelmcleodganj #mountainside #travelamen #travellingram #travel #trip #november5th2017 #photography #instagram #instagood #instatag #photographersofindia #photographysouls #dharamkot #dharamshala #dharamshaladiaries #zostel #oreo #sceneries_of_nature #scenic #sunrise #love . . . . . . 🏔️⛰️🏔️⛰️🌄💕

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21. Mumbai, Maharashtra: It is one of the most liveliest places to stay in Mumbai for a tourist and is just 4 kms away from the Mumbai International Airport.

22. Mysore, Karnataka: Zostel Mysore is located in Gokulam, that is in the north of the city. It is a yoga retreat and is surrounded by aromatic spice stores and incense stalls.

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@zostel, Mysore – This boho-urban accommodation on the streets of Mysore surely takes one down the memory lane of the Malgudi days. How about spending your day exploring the city and your night playing monopoly, uno, guitar, ping pong with your roommates! (which ago includes a couple of kittens) @hostelsofindia featuring @zostel Thankyou @monikaaasingh for sharing this with us! #hostelsofindia #hostellers #hostelrecommendation #hostels #hostelworld #hostellife #soindia #mysore #mysorepalace #exploremysore @mysore_photograph @mysoresocials @hostelsofindia #comment #likeforlike @indiapictures #followforfollow #follow #indiantravellers #inspiredtraveller #zostelmysore #zostellife #zostel #indianhostels #explorers #startupindia #entrepreneurs #followindia #backpackerstory #backpacker_photography

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23. Ooty, Tamil Nadu: This hostel gives pretty views of the Doddabetta Mountain and is just 2.8 kms away from the Government Rose Garden.

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#zostelooty merry Christmas

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24. Panchgani, Maharashtra: Zostel Panchgani promises what the rest of the town does –scenic beauty and peacefulness.

25. Pushkar, Rajasthan: It is one of the coolest hostels in town with an in-house swimming pools and café.

26. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand: It is an activity led hostel in the yoga hub of Rishikesh. The place has got a Bohemian feel to it which makes it unique.

27. Spiti, Himachal Pradesh: Along with being reasonable, this Zostel is the perfect place to stay as it is one of Asia’s highest backpacker hostels.

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Interiors at #zostelspiti

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28. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir: It is located in Nishat, a 5 mins walk away from the famous Dal lake which makes it and ideal location to stay.

29. Udaipur, Rajasthan: The hostel is conveniently located in the centre of the city, providing amazing lake views from the rooftop.

30. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh: Carrying on the feel of this old city, Zostel Varanasi is rustic yet comfortable and one of the best places to stay.

Zostels are truly a blessing for all those who carry a love for traveling, exploring, and meeting new people!

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