20 Best Hostels for Backpackers in Himachal

Life as a student is always full of instantaneous ideas and plans taking actions rapidly. A trip to Himalayas for adventurous activities is always on top of the list. But, these plans taken in haste leave no time for students or adventurous backpackers to book a hotel in advance, we have a list of 20 such budget stays in Himachal Pradesh lined up when you find yourself hanging in the precipice of any such situations. These hostels are located near the best of places to visit, presenting soothing rest after a daylong adventure and astounded gawking at the nature.

Zostel Bir

Distance from Delhi

Zostel Bir is 515.1 kms away from Delhi if you take the NH 44; it takes around 9 hours 47 mins to reach Zostel Bir which lies in P.O. BIR, Tehsil Baijnath, District Kangra, Chougan.

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This hostel in Chougan is built fittingly 86kms from the Bir Billing paragliding site. It won’t take you more than 4 hours from your hostel to reach the famous paragliding site of Bir. At the height of 2300m, Bir Billing paragliding experience is enthralling, with the majestic views of the Dhauladhar Ranges and the entire emerald green Kangra valley.


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To visit the billing valley, you’ll have to travel for 3 hours to Billing valley 74kms away. Bir, a small town in the Kangra district well known for its Tibetan culture and population lies 28kms from another picturesque town of Billing, the entire expanse of stretch that joins these two towns is copious in tranquil and profusely woven natural beauty of stunning mountains, the wild flora and the orchards and terraced fields providing with staple food. Deer Park Institute 41 kms away and Baijnath temple 7.5 kms away are another two places where you’ll cherish each moment. People also indulge in various mountain sports like trekking, hiking, mountain cycling etc.


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Facilities in the hostel

Zostel Bir is a friendly place with very kind and generous staff; it offers free parking of your vehicles, a good restaurant to haul up your Bir memories and free high speed WiFi. They have beautiful clean and spacious rooms which provide scenic vistas through their windows as the sun rays gush in creating an aura of inimitable ambience, it also has a business center and an event room.

The average pricing for a standard room is set at from INR 706-1284.

Zostel Manali

Distance from Delhi

Zostel Manali is 539.4 kms away from Delhi if you take NH44; it take almost 12 hours to reach Zostel Manali which lies in
Old Manali Manu Temple Road, near Drifters’ Cafe, Manali Tehsil 175131, Manali.


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Things to do near the Hostel

Zostel Manali is set 97kms away from the roaring Beas River, 1.35 kms away from the Vishisht temple and baths, 88kms away from the Hidimba Devi temple and 27kms away from the Manu Temple.

If the nature lover in you wants to gaze at the snow reigning on the mountains and the thriving green hills with delicate flora, Kullu Manali is the best place. 4-5 days are enough for this refreshing trip and May- July are recommended months to visit in summer, while in winter when snow greets everyone November to January are said to be the best.

There’s a list of things to do- visiting the old temples with rich mythical tales, Manali bird sanctuary show a great deal of the fauna. Trekking, river crafting and rafting. Adventure sports in Solang valley are also quite thrilling.

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Facilities in the Hostel

Zostel Manali is a luxurious hostel suited best for people seeking calm and peaceful surroundings, as you sip coffee sitting by the window, you’ll be astonished at the centuries old European and Israeli cafes, their architecture provides an essence to the panoramic view of Manali. It has both smoking and non-smoking rooms available, with free WiFi and a restaurant with relishing delicacies.

The average pricing for a standard room is from INR 899- 2199

The lost Tribe hostel

Distance from Delhi

The lost tribe hostel is 532.6kms away from Delhi via NH44 the shortest route, it takes almost 11 hours and 31mins to reach the lost tribe hostel which lies in Naggar Road, Jagatsukh, Manali Tehsil 175143, Manali.


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Things to do near the hostel

The lost tribe hostel is carefully set 5.91kms away from the gushing Beas River, 5.43 kms away from the Hidimba Devi temple, 4.3kms away from the Van Vihar national park and 4.7kms away from the Pandoh Dam.

If the nature lover in you wants to gaze at the snow reigning on the mountains and the thriving green hills with delicate flora, Kullu Manali is the best place. 4-5 days are enough for this refreshing trip and May- July are recommended months to visit in summer, while in winter when snow greets everyone November to January are said to be the best.

There’s a list of things to do- visiting the old temples with rich mythical tales, Manali bird sanctuary show a great deal of the fauna. Trekking, river crafting and rafting. Adventure sports in Solang valley are also quite thrilling.

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Facilities in the Hostel

The lost tribe hostel is a luxurious hostel charily named to bring in conviction, peace and calm to the lost souls seeking to explore themselves. It has free parking for your vehicles, with free WiFi and a restaurant with relishing delicacies, they also provide with airport transportation and shuttle bus services.

The average pricing for a standard room is from INR 642-1092

Nomads Hostel

Distance from Delhi

Nomads hostel is 518.9kms away from Delhi via NH44 the shortest route, it takes almost 11 hours and 17 mins to reach the Nomads hostel which lies in
Village Chojh near Chojh Bridge Kasol, Manikaran Road, Kasol 175105.


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Things to do near the hostel

Nomads hostel is 76.5kms away from Vishasht temple and rafting in Beas River in Manali. Cradling in the lap of the Parvati valley, Kasol is also known as the Israel of India, it’s on the way to the holy town of Manikaran with hot water springs. May and June are the only suitable months to visit. The cascading Parvati River that flows unrestrained is also a mighty sight.

There’s a list of things to do- trekking in this stoner’s paradise is an experience you’ll always hold to your heart. Hiking in the jungle area along the trails of the Parvati River, Trekking to Kheer Ganga amongst the hot water spring will be mesmerizing.

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Facilities in the hostel

Nomads hostel is a well built clean and spacious hostel, with well furnished rooms and WiFi services.

The average pricing for a standard room is from INR 642-835

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The hosteller Kasol

Distance from Delhi

The hosteller is 517.5 kms away from Delhi via NH44 the shortest route, it takes almost 11 hours 19 mins to reach the Hosteller which lies near Blue Diamond, Kasol 175105.


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Things to do near the hostel

The hosteller is 18.40kms away from Nicholas Roerich art gallery, 18.47kms away from Kheer Ganga, 21.12 kms away from Basheshwar Mahadev temple, 3.59kms away from Naina Bhagwati Mandir. Cradling in the lap of the Parvati valley, Kasol is also known as the Israel of India, it’s on the way to the holy town of Manikaran with hot water springs. May and June are the only suitable months to visit. The cascading Parvati River that flows unrestrained is also a mighty sight.

There’s a list of things to do- trekking in this stoner’s paradise is an experience you’ll always hold to your heart. Hiking in the jungle area along the trails of the Parvati River, Trekking to Kheer Ganga amongst the hot water spring will be mesmerizing.

Facilities in the hostel

The Hosteller is a beautiful clean and luxurious hostel with airport transportation services, WiFi services and a restaurant.

The average pricing for a standard room is from INR 706-1862

HosteLaVie McLeodGanj

Distance from Delhi

HosteLaVie McLeodGanj is 478.2 kms away from Delhi via NH44, it’ll take not more than 9 hours 15 mins to reach HosteLaVie McLeodGanj which lies in the Upper Bhagsu Nag, Tehsil Dharamshala, District Kangra, McLeod Ganj.


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Things to do near the hostel

HosteLaVie is 1.11kms away from Kalachakra, 31kms away from Bhagsunath temple, 64kms away from Bhagsu waterfall and 1.28 kms away from Tsechokling Gompa. You can also visit the holy land of Dharamashala with flags in hues of crimson and yellow floating in the air. Dharamashala will leave you in awe and wonder, not only at the shades of green and brown it offers, but at the peace and harmony in which the Indians live with the Tibetans, forming a multicultural red and yellow Indian Tibetan community. May- July are recommended months to visit in summer, while in winter when snow greets everyone November to January are said to be the best.

There’s a list of things to do- pay your homage at the Bhagsunath Temple and be blessed by the Lord Shiva. Don’t forget a peak at the Bhagsu falls. A boat ride to the Dal Lake will lift your spirits up and take a tour at the royal Kangra Fort. Visit the Kangra art museum and the magnificence the Kangra valley upholds with all the tea plantations and the Dalai Lama Temple Complex. There are a lot of monasteries if your interest towards the Tibetans happens to kindle up.


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Facilities in the Hostel

HosteLaVie is a beautiful hostel with spacious cozy rooms, free high speed WiFi and a restaurant.

The average pricing for a standard room is from INR 706-1156

Pink House

Distance from Delhi

Pink house is 476.2 kms away from Delhi via NH 44 and NH503; it’ll take not more than 9 hours to reach Pink House which lies Opposite Youngling School, Jogiwara Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala.


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Things to do near the hostel

Pink house is 40kms away from a Tibetan museum, 38kms away from Kalachakra temple, 29kms away from Jawaji temple and 42kms away from Dalai Lama temple complex. You can also visit the holy land of Dharamashala with flags in hues of crimson and yellow floating in the air. Dharamashala will leave you in awe and wonder, not only at the shades of green and brown it offers, but at the peace and harmony in which the Indians live with the Tibetans, forming a multicultural red and yellow Indian Tibetan community. May- July are recommended months to visit in summer, while in winter when snow greets everyone November to January are said to be the best.

There’s a list of things to do- pay your homage at the Bhagsunath Temple and be blessed by the Lord Shiva. Don’t forget a peak at the Bhagsu falls. A boat ride to the Dal Lake will lift your spirits up and take a tour at the royal Kangra Fort. Visit the Kangra art museum and the magnificence the Kangra valley upholds with all the tea plantations and the Dalai Lama Temple Complex. There are a lot of monasteries if your interest towards the Tibetans happens to kindle up.

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Facilities in the hostel

Pink house provides with smoking and non smoking rooms, it has spacious rooms with free internet and a restaurant.

The average pricing for a standard room is from INR 1156-2312

Mcleod backpackers

Distance from Delhi

Mcleod Backpackers is approximately 459kms away from Delhi via NH44; it won’t take you more than 9 hours to reach Mcleod Backpackers which lies near German bakery Street, Bhagsunag parking, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala.


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Things to do near the hostel

Mcleod Backpackers is 1.18kms away from Kalachakra, 21kms away from Bhagsunath temple, 54kms away from Bhagsu waterfall and 1.26 kms away from Tsechokling Gompa. You can also visit the holy land of Dharamashala with flags in hues of crimson and yellow floating in the air. Dharamashala will leave you in awe and wonder, not only at the shades of green and brown it offers, but at the peace and harmony in which the Indians live with the Tibetans, forming a multicultural red and yellow Indian Tibetan community. May- July are recommended months to visit in summer, while in winter when snow greets everyone November to January are said to be the best.

There’s a list of things to do- pay your homage at the Bhagsunath Temple and be blessed by the Lord Shiva. Don’t forget a peak at the Bhagsu falls. A boat ride to the Dal Lake will lift your spirits up and take a tour at the royal Kangra Fort. Visit the Kangra art museum and the magnificence the Kangra valley upholds with all the tea plantations and the Dalai Lama Temple Complex. There are a lot of monasteries if your interest towards the Tibetans happens to kindle up.

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Facilities in the hostel

Mcleod backpackers have spacious and well furnished kitchenette rooms, with airport transportation services and a restaurant.

The average pricing for a standard room is from INR 642-1669

One light hostel

Distance from Delhi

One light hostel is 539.4 kms from Delhi via NH44; it’ll take you almost 12 hours to reach One light hostel which lies nearr Manu Temple Road in Old Manali, Manali.


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Things to do near the hostel

One light hostel is built 99kms away from the cascading Beas River, 91kms away from the Hidimba Devi temple, 25 kms away from Manu temple and 1.35 kms away from the Vishisht temple and baths. If the nature lover in you wants to gaze at the snow reigning on the mountains and the thriving green hills with delicate flora, Kullu Manali is the best place. 4-5 days are enough for this refreshing trip and May- July are recommended months to visit in summer, while in winter when snow greets everyone November to January are said to be the best.

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There’s a list of things to do- visiting the old temples with rich mythical tales, Manali bird sanctuary show a great deal of the fauna. Trekking, river crafting and rafting. Adventure sports in Solang valley are also quite thrilling.

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Facilities in the hostel

It has spacious kitchenette rooms, with a bar and lounge along with free internet services and a restaurant.

The average pricing for a standard room is from INR 708-1348

Zostel Dalhousie

Distance from Delhi

Zostel Dalhousie is 563.1 kms away from Delhi via NH44 and NH9; it’ll take you almost 10 hours to reach zostel Dalhousie which lies in Kholpukhar, near Gandhi Chowk, Dalhousie.


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Things to do near the hostel

Zostel Dalhousie is 1.27kms away from St. Patrick’s Church, 3kms from St. John’s Church, 52kms from Khajjiar Lake and 4kms away from Gandhi Chowk. Dalhousie is set amongst the towering Pir Panjals and the lush will make your heart skip a beat at the panoramic vista. The serene and calm of the nature is set to soothe and de-stress you in its tranquility. The best time to visit is from April to July.

There’s a list of things to do- St. John’s, the oldest Anglican Church in the town has a deep profound connections with Indian history. Panchpula, Chamera, Satdhara are the cascading waterfalls which gush down the hill, this is one of the best places to visit in Dalhousie. Trek in this exciting topography and reach Dainkund Walk, Bakrota Walk or Ganji Pahadi Walk. You can also visit Khajjiar, also known as the Switzerland of India.

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Facilities in the hostel

Zostel Dalhousie has beautiful and well furnished, luxurious non smoking rooms with free WiFi services and a restaurant.

The average pricing for a standard room is from INR 899-2376

Nirvana retreat

Distance from Delhi

Nirvana retreat is 540kms away from Delhi via NH44, it’ll take not more than 12 hours to reach the Nirvana Retreat which lies in Hadimba Temple Road, near D.P.S School Manali.


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Things to do near the hostel

The nirvana retreat is 1.17kms away from the Beas River, 18kms away from the Hidimba Devi temple, 1.28kms away from Van Vihar national park, 1.22 kms away from Manu temple. If the nature lover in you wants to gaze at the snow reigning on the mountains and the thriving green hills with delicate flora, Kullu Manali is the best place. 4-5 days are enough for this refreshing trip and May- July are recommended months to visit in summer, while in winter when snow greets everyone November to January are said to be the best.

There’s a list of things to do- visiting the old temples with rich mythical tales, Manali bird sanctuary show a great deal of the fauna. Trekking, river crafting and rafting, adventure sports in Solang valley are also quite thrilling.

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Facilities in the hostel

The nirvana retreat has clean cozy and luxurious rooms. The average pricing for a standard room is from INR 835-3660

Dream Land Home stay

Distance from Delhi

Dream land home stay is 275.3 kms away from Delhi, it’ll take you almost 5 hours to reach via NH44, this home stay is set near Sai Baba Temple, in Kasauli Brewery Road, Garkhal, Kasauli.


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Things to do near the hostel

Dream land homestay is located 14.62 kms away from Kali Mata temple, 17.33kms away from Pinjore Gardens, 21.79kms away from the Rock Gardens of Chandigarh and 11.99 kms away from the sunset point. This city, well connected to three states offers solace from the hustle bustle of life. March to November are the best months to visit, if you want to walk in snow December and January are the best months.

There’s a list of things to do- visit the Anglican Christ Church, and walk to the Gilbert Trail, and don’t forget to experience the beautiful crimson hues the sunrise and sunset points bring. Trek to the lower mall which leads to the monkey point which is said to be the shape of Lord Hanuman’s foot.

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Facilities in the hostel

They provide with well furnished kitchenette rooms, free parking for your vehicles, business center, free internet connection, children activities and airport transportation.

The average pricing for a standard room is from INR 4238- 4944

The Chanderbhaga

Distance from Delhi

The Chanderbhaga is 652.2 kms away from Delhi via NH44; it’ll take you more than 15 hours to reach The Chanderbhaga which lies in Leh Road, Opp New Circuit House, Keylong, and Manali.


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Things to do near the hostel

The Chanderbhaga is set beautifully 26.97 kms away from Chitkul, 43.10 kms from Bhimakali temple, 60.63 kms from Yamunotri temple and 75.12 kms away from Tirthan Valley. You can visit Manali and revel yourself in all the challenging mountain and water sports.

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Facilities in the hostel

It has free parking services for your vehicles and a restaurant. The rooms are luxurious and well furnished.

The average pricing for a standard room is from INR 2312-2761

Bonfire Manali

Distance from Delhi

Bonfire Manali is 539.2 kms away from Delhi via NH44; it takes almost 12 hours to reach Bonfire Manali which is located near Manu Temple Road, Manali.

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Things to do near the hostel

Bonfire Manali is situated 1.13kms from the roaring Beas River, 1.61kms from the Vishist temple and baths, 77kms from Hidimba Devi temple and 30 kms away from the Manu temple. If the nature lover in you wants to gaze at the snow reigning on the mountains and the thriving green hills with delicate flora, Kullu Manali is the best place. 4-5 days are enough for this refreshing trip and May- July are recommended months to visit in summer, while in winter when snow greets everyone November to January are said to be the best.

There’s a list of things to do- visiting the old temples with rich mythical tales, Manali bird sanctuary show a great deal of the fauna. Trekking, river crafting and rafting, adventure sports in Solang valley are also quite thrilling.

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Facilities in the hostel

Bonfire Manali has cozy and luxurious rooms, the average pricing for a standard room is from INR 1413-3917

YOLO Backpackers Hostel

Distance from Delhi

YOLO backpackers hostel is 538.9kms away from Delhi via NH44, it takes almost 11hours and 30 mins to reach YOLO backpackers hostel situated in Old Manali.

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Things to do near the hostel

YOLO backpackers hostel is situated in old Manali, its 600mts from the Manu temple, 3.4 kms from Vashisht temple and baths and 41.1 kms from water rafting in river Beas. Manali bird sanctuary and trekking in Kullu and Solang is also famous and nearby.



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Facilities in the hostel

YOLO backpackers hostel has cozy and clean rooms, the average pricing for a standard room is from INR 771-2183

Home Inn Shimla

Distance from Delhi

Home Inn in Shimla is 348.6kms away from Delhi via NH44 and NH5; it takes almost 7 hours and 25mins to reach Home Inn located in Lakkar Bazar Road, in Ragyan lower Dudhli, Shimla.


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Things to do near the hostel

Home Inn in Shimla is 51kms away from Jhaku temple, 87kms from the Mall, 85kms from Shimla Christ Church and 88kms from The Ridge. Are you delving deep into the history of modern India? Shimla not only gives glimpses of it, breathe the air of Shimla for once, you’ll feel that you belong to this hill station. From the past of Indian glory to the sophistication of the British life, from the beautiful natural painted scenes to the gothic architecture, Shimla is bound to show you all. May- July are recommended months to visit in summer, while in winter when snow greets everyone November to January are said to be the best.

There’s a list of things to do- visit the Gaiety theatre and appreciate the art, not only of the plays if you happen to see one but also the beautiful Gothic structure with Victorian history. Trek to Jakhu hill and don’t forget to say your prayers at Lord Hanuman’s temple. A visit to the viceregal lodge will out you in a haze, the architecture is crafted to entice you. Shop at the mall road and don’t forget to see the Christ Church and the Scandal point from where the Maharaja of Patiala eloped with the daughter of the then viceroy of India in 1892. Once in the Ridge, give a Shot to your Polo skills at Annandale.

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Facilities in the Hostel

Home Inn Shimla has highly comfortable and luxurious rooms, internet facilities and relishing food are the most cherished, the average pricing for a standard room is from INR 1862-3596

Vardaan home Stay Shimla

Distance from Delhi

Vardaan home Stay in Shimla is 329.9 kms away from Delhi via NH44 and NH5; it won’t take more than 7 hours to reach Vardaan Home stay which is set in Raja Niwas in Railway Station Road which is in Shoghi, Shimla.

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Things to do near the hostel

Vardaan home stay is set charily 4.64kms from the Pabbar Valley, 4.64 kms from the Hanuman temple, 6.58kms from the vice regal Lodge which will out you in a haze, the architecture is crafted to entice you and 7.92kms away from The Mall and don’t forget to see the Christ Church and the Scandal point from where the Maharaja of Patiala eloped with the daughter of the then viceroy of India in 1892. Once in the Ridge, give a Shot to your Polo skills at Annandale.

Facilities in the hostel

Vardaan Home stay in Shimla offers free parking for your vehicles, excellent room services, engrossing children activities and free high speed WiFi, the average pricing for a standard room is from INR 1348-2633.

The Bunker Dharamashala

Distance from Delhi

The Bunker in Dharamashala is 479.2kms away from Delhi via NH44 and NH503; it won’t take more than 9hours and 15mins to reach The Bunkar which is set in Village Dharamkot near Heena Cafe Village, Dharmashala.

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Things to do near the hostel

The Bunkar set beautifully in the holy land of Dharamashala with flags in hues of crimson and yellow floating in the air. Dharamashala will leave you in awe and wonder, not only at the shades of green and brown it offers, but at the peace and harmony in which the Indians live with the Tibetans, forming a multicultural red and yellow Indian Tibetan community. May- July are recommended months to visit in summer, while in winter when snow greets everyone November to January are said to be the best.

Source: trip advisor

There’s a list of things to do- pay your homage at the Bhagsunath Temple and be blessed by the Lord Shiva. Don’t forget a peak at the Bhagsu falls. A boat ride to the Dal Lake will lift your spirits up and take a tour at the royal Kangra Fort. Visit the Kangra art museum and the magnificence the Kangra valley upholds with all the tea plantations and the Dalai Lama Temple Complex. There are a lot of monasteries if your interest towards the Tibetans happens to kindle up.

Facilities in the hostel

The Bunkar offers cozy and clean Suites, Kitchenette and non-smoking rooms with free high speed WiFi and a restaurant with mouthwatering food. The average pricing for a standard room is from INR 642-963

Tibet World

Distance from Delhi

The Tibet world is 476.2kms away from Delhi via NH44 and NH503; it’ll take 8 hours 54mins to reach the Tibet world in Jogiwara Road McLeod Ganj.

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Things to do near the Hostel

The Tibet world is 350meters from the Dharamshala Flying Club, 650meters from the HH Dalai Lama Main Temple in Tsuglhakhang complex in Dharamashala, 58.5 kms from Kangra Valley via NH154 for trekking and viewing. People also go for trekking or hiking in the towering Dhauladhar ranges or paragliding in Billing and Barot.

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Facilities in the hostel

The Tibet world offers beautiful rooms delved deep into the Tibetan culture, free WiFi connection is also available, the average pricing for a standard room is from INR 600- 2400

Hobo Hostel

Distance from Delhi

Hobo hostel is 474.3kms from Delhi via NH44 and NH503; it takes 8 hours and 45 mins to reach the Hobo Hostel in Village Chakban on Khanyara road in Dharamashala.

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Things to do near the hostel

Hobo Hostel is 1 hour 42mins from the Kangra valley view point via NH154, 11.4 kms from Dharamashala flying club, 58.3kms from the Bir Paragliding adventure, and 24.1kms from Kangra Fort in old Kangra. People also go for paragliding in Barot and Billing and trekking and hiking in the Dhauladhar ranges.

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Facilities in the Hostel

Hobo hostel is pet friendly with free WiFi and free parking of your vehicles. The average pricing for a standard room is from INR 760- 1400


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