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Zostel Ooty

Ginny Bansal
After the exhausting morning episode Zostel Ooty offered the best possible relief it could. Situated in Lovedale in the Foothills of Nilgiris is this beautiful hostel which gives you an opportunity to be one with nature. It offers outdoor tent facilities  and one cottage with 4 rooms out of which two are dorms with 6 beds costing upto 700 per night and 2 rooms which are double seaters. Each room here is named after a tourist spot in Ooty. We being a group of 6 had a dorm completely to ourselves with a huge common space with two comfortable couches and a chess themed flooring. The decor itself is something you'd love about Zostel in the first place.  There is a dining space and a Bengali cook who makes you whatever you wish to have. Coming to the hospitality of the caretakersthere are two people who operate this place and take care of all you need. For all the dog lovers, the hostel has it's faithful caretaker Labrador. There is also a hammock right outside the cottage to enjoy a cup of coffee and admire the coffee plantation around the place. We spent the rest of our day indoor. It got colder with dusk resulting in rain thereafter.We used the common space to our liking as there were not many tourists on the first day. Then we happened to meet Heta who was a passionate traveler herself and was interning with Zostel Ooty. She made herself comfortable sharing a cup of coffee with us and we got along quite well. The rest of the night was dedicated to good food,drinks and music and obviously the amazing weather.We could manage to light up a bonfire for sometime just outside the cottage and interacted with 2 foreign tourists who joined us.