Travelling To Delhi On A Budget? These Cool Hostels Are Where You Should Be Staying!


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A city that is soaked in history and is yet modern in every imaginable way. A city that is a beautiful confluence of traditions and cultures. A city with an energy so strong that no geographical boundaries can contain it. A city that welcomes you with open arms and makes you fall in love with it. A city that is Delhi.

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Being a true Delhiite at heart who's travelled well enough in the country, I can confidently vouch for the fact that one hasn't really seen India till they've spent time in its capital city of Delhi. To put it in simple words, Delhi beautifully brings under its wings all that India is about.

While there's no end to the luxuries one can indulge in while in Delhi, the best way to get to know the city is to be on the streets—right where the action happens. Backpacking through the capital can be quite a unique and unforgettable experience. To make things easier for your next expedition to Delhi, here's a list of Delhi's best hostels you can put up in to actually explore the city without shelling out big bucks!

Photo of Hide-In Hostel, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: D-2, Third Floor, Near Saket Metro Gate no. 1, Saket

Ideal for: Solo female travellers and women in Delhi looking for a place to crash for a night

What's so special: If you're a woman travelling solo to Delhi, safety is bound to be one of your biggest concerns. Hide-In Hostel located in Saket solves all those problems for you in a jiffy. This gem of a hostel is well-equipped with CCTV cameras, guards and lockers to make sure you have nothing to worry about while in Delhi. To top that, Hide-In has also introduced a new concept for women who've been working or partying late and find it difficult to travel back home at odd hours. Give Hide-In Hostel one call, pay just ₹100 and sleep peacefully in a female dorm—no questions asked!

Accommodates: The hostel has separate 10-bed female dorms apart from the usual mix mixed dorms. If you're looking for personal space, rent a deluxe room that can accommodate up to two guests.

Price: Starts at ₹350 for a bed in the dorms while a deluxe room will cost you around ₹2,000. The prices are inclusive of breakfast. Women crashing for a single night will have to pay just ₹100 which will sort them for 9pm to 9am.

What's nearby: Stroll around in PVR Anupam Complex; explore the ruins of Siri Fort and treat yourself to a meal in one of Shahpur Jat's cafes.

Photo of The Hosteller Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: 123/1, Saidulajab, Saket

Ideal for: Travellers looking for a comfortable stay with ease of connectivity to Delhi airport 

What's so special: Strategically located in the heart of South Delhi, The Hosteller is an ideal spot for anyone looking to explore Delhi inside out. Apart from providing clean and cosy accommodation options, the hostel also boasts of a community kitchen, rooftop cafe, gaming and gym facilities, a mini-library and a work space.

Accommodates: As for mixed dorms, guests can get a bed in 4, 6, 8 and 10-bed dorms while female travellers can put up in 8 and 10-bed dorms. If you are looking for privacy, the hostel also has deluxe double rooms that come adept with all standard amenities.

Price: Starts at ₹499 for a bed in the dorms and can go up to ₹2,499 for a deluxe double room with balcony. The prices are inclusive of a delicious breakfast.

What's nearby: Go shopping in Saket's famed malls; explore the Garden of Five Senses and visit Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Delhi's most popular tourist spots.

Photo of goStops Delhi (Stops Hostel Delhi), New Delhi, Delhi, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: 4/23-B, Asaf Ali Road, Daryaganj, Chandni Chowk

Ideal for: Travellers wanting to explore Delhi's old world charm

What's so special: Located amongst the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk, a stay at goStops Delhi is the best way to explore Delhi's magical charm. The staff at goStops organises guided food trails and history walks through the most exciting parts of the city. However, if you're not in the mood to step out, watch a film at the in-house movie theatre, play with pets on the property or simply laze about in common areas, striking conversations with travellers from around the world.

Accommodates: The hostel offers bunk beds in 4, 6 and 8-bed mix dorms as well as 4-bed dorms for female travellers. One can also rent double rooms here that come with private bathrooms, air-conditioning, wardrobes and sitting area amongst other facilities.

Price: Starts at ₹599 for a bed in the 8-bed mix dorm and goes up to ₹2,999 for a twin room. The prices are inclusive of breakfast.

What's nearby: Go on a street food trail in Chandni Chowk market; walk through the lanes of the Walled City and explore ruins of a bygone era; shop for spices at Asia's biggest spice market, Khari Baoli.

Photo of The Madpackers Hostel, Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: S-39A, Third Floor, Panchsheel Park

Ideal for: Travellers looking for a homely stay

What's so special: The Madpackers Hostel is a friendly and relaxed hostel with an unmissable vibe that makes you feel at home. Right from the well equipped dorms to common lounge areas and a beautiful rooftop setting, everything is designed to promote the idea of community living. The friendly staff only adds to the warm hospitality to make sure your stay at The Madpackers Hostel is one to remember.

Accommodates: The hostel offers a hoard of accommodation options such as 4, 6, 8, 10 and 14-bed mix dormitories. Female travellers can also put up in their dedicated 6-bed dorms. On the other hand, people looking to rent a room also have a range of options ranging from double rooms with shared bathrooms to superior double rooms that come with air-conditioning, televisions, wardrobes and private bathrooms.

Price: Starts at ₹649 for a bunk bed while the superior double room can cost about ₹2,799. Prices are inclusive of a breakfast you will absolutely fall in love with!

What's nearby: Take a morning stroll in Deer Park; visit Emperor Humayun's tomb and go street shopping in Delhi's hottest markets in Greater Kailash.

Photo of LetsBunk Poshtel, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: T-40, Hauz Khas Village, Hauz Khas

Ideal for: Travellers seeking a luxurious stay in a typical hostel setup

What's so special: With a truly unique concept at heart, LetsBunk Poshtel is a one-of-a-kind 'luxury hostel' located right in the middle of Delhi's Hauz Khas Village. The hostel combines luxuries of a boutique hotel with the chilled out vibe of a backpacker hostel to result in a great fusion of sorts. To add to that, the hostel also has some beautiful work areas that are simply a dream come true for every digital nomad.

Accommodates: The hostel offers accommodation in 6 and 8-bed mix dormitories and 6-bed female dormitories. Additionally, there are Standard Queen Rooms that accommodate one traveller. Travellers in groups of 3 or 4 can also take up a Superior Quadruple Room that comes with one double bed and a bunk bed and can house a maximum of four guests.

Price: Starts at ₹750 for a bunk bed in a mix dorm and can go up to ₹5,000 for the quadruple room. All accommodation options come with a complimentary buffet breakfast for the guests.

What's nearby: Go on a cafe hopping spree in Hauz Khas Village; spend an evening by Hauz Khas lake and visit Delhi's favourite crafts bazaar, Dilli Haat.

Photo of Zostel Delhi, Arya Nagar, Delhi, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: 5, Arakashan Road, Near New Delhi Railway Station, Paharganj

Ideal for: Travellers looking for ease of accessibility in getting around the city

What's so special: Zostel Delhi, with its helpful staff, comfortable accommodations and vibrant setting carries the stamp of trust associated with India's premier hostel chain. Located in Delhi's very own backpacker heaven of Paharganj, the hostel is surrounded by some great places that can be explored on foot. On the other hand, connectivity from Zostel also makes it easier for travellers to venture out and explore different ends of Delhi.

Accommodates: While Zostel offers accommodation to women travellers in 6-bed female dorms, one can pick between 6 and 8-bed options for mixed dorms. Zostel Delhi also offers Deluxe and Superior Deluxe double rooms. Suckers for luxury can opt for an executive suite that comes laden with all modern amenities.

Price: Starts at ₹549 for a bed in a mix dorm and goes up to ₹2,799 for an executive suite. Guests can pay an additional ₹200 per person to enjoy a hearty breakfast.

What's nearby: Offer your prayers at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; go street shopping at Janpath and let your hair loose to dance the night away in Connaught Place's pubs.

Photo of An After Story, Shanti Kunj Main, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: 103, Shanti Kunj Main, Near Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj

Ideal for: Travellers looking to experience Delhi's famed hospitality

What's so special: Warmth and love is the name of the game at Delhi's An After Story. The plush hostel tucked away in one of the most posh localities of Delhi is best known for its unbelievably great service. Right from the time you set foot in Delhi till the time you've safely reached your next destination, the staff at An After Story makes it a point that everything is pitch perfect!

Accommodates: An After Story has both mix and female dorms with a 6-bed setup. Travellers looking for more privacy and comfort can opt for a twin room.

Price: Starts at ₹549 for a bed in the mix dorm while the twin room costs around ₹2,500 per night. All accommodation prices include a healthy breakfast with the stay.

What's nearby: Offer your prayers at Chhatarpur Temple; explore the majestic Tughlaqabad Fort and go high-street shopping in DLF Emporio.

Photo of HOG Hostel, Greater Kailash 1 Road, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: 19, Hemkunt Colony, Greater Kailash 1

Ideal for: Travellers looking to meet and interact with people from around the world

What's so special: HOG Hostel is an extremely tourist-friendly property that blends comfort of a home while maintaining a cool, bohemian vibe. Accommodation options here come adept with all modern facilities while the terrace serves as a great place to get to know other like-minded travellers. HOG also has an in-house restaurant that dishes out lip-smacking Asian cuisine!

Accommodates: HOG Hostel offers 8 and 14-bed mix dormitories and 8-bed female dormitories. The property also has deluxe double rooms that can house a maximum of two guests.

Price: Starts at ₹350 for a bed in the dorms and goes up to ₹1,500 for private rooms. While guests putting up in dorms get a hearty breakfast by default, ones renting a private room can add it on to their package by paying a sum of ₹300 extra.

What's nearby: Offer prayers at Kalka Mandir in Kalkaji; marvel the beauty of Lotus Temple and indulge in world class food at restaurants in Greater Kailash's market.

Photo of Roots Hostel, Sainik Farm, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: Lane W-17, N Block, Villa no. 43, Sainik Farms

Ideal for: Travellers looking to disconnect from the city's madness

What's so special: An area best known amongst Delhiites for its lavish weddings, Sainik Farms also houses Delhi's best kept secret and a backpacker haven, Roots Hostel. Originally a private villa, the property has now been turned into a cool hostel. The hostel, owing to its location and vibe, while being in the middle of Delhi, is far away from its chaos. If you've never experienced a hostel stay before, this is exactly the kind of place you've been looking for!

Accommodates: Roots offers 6 and 8-bed mix dorms as well as 6-bed dorms for female travellers. One can also rent a double room that come with beautiful views of a lush green garden.

Price: Beds in dorms start at ₹350 while double rooms cost approximately ₹2,500. The prices are solely for accommodation and complimentary services. However, guests can enjoy breakfast at Roots by paying an extra ₹100 per person.

What's nearby: Go bird watching in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary; spend a day at Kingdom of Dreams and experience Gurugram's happening night life.

Photo of Jugaad Hostel, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: F-128, 4th Floor, Jhandu Mansion, Mohammadpur, R.K.Puram

Ideal for: Travellers looking for a no-frill community stay

What's so special: Jugaad, the practice of finding an intelligent solution at a low-cost has and will continue to go hand in hand with the spirit of Delhi. R.K. Puram's Jugaad Hostel brings the same concept to their hostel and solves all your accommodation problems with a simple yet vibrant property. Jugaad Hostel beautifully combines rock-bottom prices with comfort to make it one of the best hotels in Delhi.

Accommodates: Jugaad Hostel offers shared accommodations in the form of 6, 8 and 10-bed mix dorms as well as 6-bed female dorms. On the other hand, travellers in pairs can also go for budget and deluxe double rooms which are also very economical.

Price: Starts ₹599 for a bed in a dorm while deluxe rooms will cost you ₹2,400 per night. Prices include a healthy breakfast for guests living in a dorm while those living in private rooms can enjoy the same breakfast by paying an extra amount of ₹100 per person.

What's nearby: Visit Delhi's street shopping mecca, Sarojini Nagar market; eat at budget cafes in Satya Niketan and spend an afternoon learning about history of trains at Rail Museum.

Photo of Bunkin Hostel, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Siddharth Sujan

Where: C 59/b, Kalkaji, 110019 New Delhi, India

Ideal for: Travellers on a shoe-string budget

What's so special: If you believe that travelling on a tight budget always equates to cutting down on luxury and memorable experiences, Bunkin will prove you wrong in ways more than one. At prices which are almost too economical to be true, Bunkin offers a great hostel experience owing to its amenity laden dorms, friendly staff and ultra cool vibe.

Accommodates: Bunkin offers comfortable bunk-bed stays in 6 and 10-bed mix dorms. Additionally, there is also an option of going for an individual single bed in a mix dorm.

Price: A single bed in a dormitory room will cost you around ₹300 while a bunk bed in a mixed dorm will cost merely ₹350. The prices are not inclusive of any meals.

What's nearby: Visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary; pick up traditional Indian clothes at Lajpat Nagar market and relish street foods at CR Park's Market no. 1.

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Hi Siddharth, recommendations and budget hostel in Delhi is really fun, I would use this as a guide when I was in Delhi later, thanks
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