Check Out These Quirky Hostels to Stay At For Your Next Happy Vacation!

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Staying at hostels while you travel is an excellent way to save money, meet people from around the world and revel in their gorgeous ambience. If you're someone who is as conscious of a place's aesthetic as its cost, here are the quirkiest hostels in India that you must visit.

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Photo of Bunkyard Hostel, Lal Ghat Road, Silawatwari, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Bunkyard Hostel, Lal Ghat Road, Silawatwari, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

Located by the serene Lake Pichola, Bunkyard Hostel in Udaipur embodies the very vibrant character of the city. The hostel is decorated with jharokas, jaalis and khirkis, finished with indigo Rajasthani murals. Every part of the property is Insta-worthy thanks to cozy corners that are artistically adorned. To make things more interesting, each dormitory is themed on music genres like jazz and ragae. Moreover, the hostel has the most delightful rooftop that overlooks the majestic Lake Palace, Jag Mandir on one side and the grand City Palace on the other side.

Cost with breakfast:

A bed in mixed/female dormitory (6 beds): ₹599

A bed in mixed dormitory (8 beds): ₹499

Double bed private room: ₹2999

Double bed private room with lake view: ₹3999

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Photo of OLD QUARTER by thehostelcrowd, Altinho, Panaji, Goa, India by Saumiabee

Old Quarter by The Hostel Crowd is a quaint property located in Panjim, Goa. Set amidst a former Portuguese colony, the art within and the architecture of Old Quarter is reminiscent of the affluent era gone by. With tastefully done up interiors, corners painted in pastel yellows and common areas embellished with books and candles, at Old Quarter, experience a Goa that is steeped in culture and history.

Cost:

A bed in mixed/female dormitory (4 beds): ₹500

Single room with shared bathroom: ₹1000

Basic Double Room: ₹1600

Standard Double Room: ₹2000

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Photo of Zostel Jaipur, Opposite Tourist Police Station, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Zostel Jaipur, Opposite Tourist Police Station, Kanwar Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Saumiabee

Located right in the middle of the walled city, Zostel is located at close proximity to Jaipur's most significant monuments, City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. Zostel is bedazzled with bright walls and colourful decor which echoes the zestful spirit of Jaipur. The common room is the main attraction of Zostel where numerous board games, a guitar and cards are laid out to keep guests engaged. The lounge also has a quiet space, coupled with a library with a rich collection of books.

Cost:

Bed in Mixed/Female Dormitory (4 beds, 6 beds): ₹499

Deluxe Double Room: ₹1499

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Photo of Nomadia Hostel by Anara Homes & Villas, Bipin Chandra Pal Marg, Block A, Chittaranjan, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Nomadia Hostel by Anara Homes & Villas, Bipin Chandra Pal Marg, Block A, Chittaranjan, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Saumiabee

Take your hostel experience a notch up by staying at this luxurious property located near Qutub Minar in New Delhi. Quirky walls with comic strips and a laid-back ambience, heightened with loungers are the defining features of this beautiful property. There are numerous common areas at the hostel, like a food bar and game stations where one can while away their day and also interact with others. There's never a dull moment at Nomadia Hostel.

Cost with Breakfast:

A bed in mixed dormitory (10 beds): ₹649

A bed in female dormitory (10 beds): ₹600

A bed in mixed dormitory (4 beds): ₹850

Deluxe Room: ₹2575

Photo of Prison Hostel, Mazal Waddo, Anjuna, Goa, India by Saumiabee
Photo of Prison Hostel, Mazal Waddo, Anjuna, Goa, India by Saumiabee

This is for everyone who likes to experience all that is strange and unique; no prizes for guessing what theme Prison Hostel in Goa is based on. Located amidst natural surroundings, 10 minutes away from Anjuna beach, the hostel is surrounded in mesh panels that give you a feeling of being entrapped within its walls. The only difference here, however, is the fact that the hostel is a haven you would love to stay within. The walls of the hostel are painted in modern art that burst of colours and life. The dorms of the hostel resemble bunks in prisons– minimalistic and plain but very clean and comfortable.

Check out Prison Hostel's Facebook page here to enquire for costs

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Photo of goStops Delhi (Stops Hostel Delhi), Chatta lal Miya, Chandni Mahal, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of goStops Delhi (Stops Hostel Delhi), Chatta lal Miya, Chandni Mahal, Old Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Saumiabee

Located in the heart of Old Delhi, goStops hostel is an enchanting property that caters to travellers who seek entertainment, interaction with co-travellers and a safe haven to come back to after a long day of sight-seeing. The common area of the hostel is equipped with a pool table, foosball table and numerous card and board games that are ideal ice-breakers when interacting with other travellers. Well furnished bedrooms and dorms that have all the supplies you may need make this an ideal choice.

Cost with breakfast:

A bed in mixed dormitory (8 beds): ₹799

A bed in mixed dormitory (4 beds): ₹899

A bed in female dormitory ( 4 beds and 6 beds): ₹949

double room with private bathroom: ₹3299

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Photo of Hots Hostels, Jeolikote, Uttarakhand, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Hots Hostels, Jeolikote, Uttarakhand, India by Saumiabee

Enveloped within mighty mountains of Kumaon, Hots Hostel in Jeolikote, located near Nainital is a recently opened property that you must visit. A subtle blend of Kumaoni and modern culture, the walls and decor of Hots hostel convey that it stands for both the past and present. Hosting travellers from all over the country, the hostel also provides curated trips around its property. With Hots, visit a hidden lagoon or hike up to a special sunset spot that only the locals know of. Spend your evening by a bonfire, under twinkling stars chatting with co-travellers and singing songs.

Cost with breakfast:

A bed in mixed/female/male dormitory: ₹399

King Suite with balcony: ₹1499-₹1999

Located in an off-beat location in Tirthan Valley, Jibhi, Mudhouse Experiential Hostel is tucked into a forest. The mud-house that is typical to villages and towns in hill-stations finds a twist at the hostel. Covered in quotes, murals and paintings, the very edifice of the hostel is inspiring and beautiful. While here, head to a river that flows close to the hostel or waltz amidst the forest in search of a meadow. The vibe of the hostel is extremely warm and welcoming; you're sure to meet amazing people and travellers while here.

Cost with breakfast:

Single bed in dormitory: ₹750

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