The Best Hostels in Ladakh Starting at Rs 289 per Night!

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The vast terrains of this land hold secrets of its ancient roots and culture. Never-ending skies and beautiful valleys amidst the towering mountain range, make it the perfect place to escape your daily bustling city life. With its unmatched beauty, it is no wonder then, that Ladakh is such a popular choice among travellers.

However, with all its glory, what makes it such a great choice is that it can be done comfortably on a budget. While guesthouses have stayed one of the best choices for a stay here; over the last few years, hostels have gained a lot of appreciation and popularity as well. With low prices and an opportunity to interact with like-minded travellers, they are the perfect choice for your next trip to Ladakh. Here are some of the best hostels in the area.

HosteLaVie

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Also known as the Himalayan Bunker, it is very conveniently located for all the activities you would have planned during your stay in Ladakh. Only 4 km away from Shanti Stupa and 3.6 km. from Soma Gompa, you can choose to trek your way to unbelievable views or spend time in the hostel attending their daily in-house events. The service and guidance provided by the staff here is one of it's much appreciated points and a hit among travellers.

Where: House no. 91, Norgyasling, Near Govt. Degree college, Leh-Manali highway, Leh Ladakh, 194101 Leh, India

Ideal For: Backpackers, trekkers, photographers and families seeking a budget vacation

Accommodation: The hostel offers stay options between a 6 and 10 bed mixed dormitory and private stay options in a Standard and Deluxe Room with twin sharing.

Price: The 10-bed mixed dormitory starts at Rs 289 per person per night, while a 6-bed mixed dorm starts at Rs 349 per person per night. Private stay options on twin sharing per night start at Rs 1049 for a Standard Double Room and Rs 1509 for a Deluxe Room excluding taxes.

Zostel

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Probably the most known hostel chain in the country, Zostel is known for well-maintained hostels at premium locations around the country. The Ladakh hostel is located conveniently close to the Main Bazaar and is at a close distance to most tourist attractions. Walk over to some of the most beautiful places in the region or relax on its rooftop café while taking in the beautiful views around you. This hostel is one of the most beautiful and top-rated in Ladakh.

Where: Shaheen Guest House, Karzu Road, Near Circuit House, Karzu, 194101 Leh, India

Ideal For: Backpackers and travellers seeking budget accommodation near the city centre.

Accommodation: The hostel offers a choice of four and six bed mixed dorm and a 4-bed female dorm with private options such as Standard, Deluxe and Superior Deluxe Room.

Price: Tariff starts from Rs 1500 per room per night in a basic twin private room excluding taxes.

Ree Hostel by Raybo

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This hostel is inspired from temporary tents called Raybo in the local language. When shepherds leave for long journeys into the secluded valleys, they stay in tents made up of Yak Hair. The tents in this hostel are designed similarly and give you a glimpse into the life of a Ladakhi local shepherd. However, don’t let the nomadic look fool you as all the rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as free WiFi, warm quilts and wooden bunk beds.

Where: Middle Tukcha Road. Behind Hotel Snowland Street No. 455, 194101 Leh, India

Ideal For: Travellers wanting to experience the local culture on a budget.

Accommodation: The hostel offers a 6-bed mixed and female dormitory and private stay options in a Double room with mountain view and a King Room with mountain view on twin sharing.

Price: The 6-bed mixed dormitory starts at Rs 499 per person per night including taxes and breakfast. Private stay options on twin sharing per night start at Rs 1999 for a Double Room and Rs 2299 for a Deluxe Room excluding taxes and including breakfast.

Raybo Hostel

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Located close to the main market, it is similar to Ree hostel as both of them are from the same chain of hostels. However, this hostel is surrounded by lots of greenery and a picturesque view of the Stok Kangri range while being minutes away from the main market. They also organise for activities such as meditation, biking tours and trekking expeditions.

Where: Main Tukcha Road, 194101 Leh, India

Ideal For: Travellers looking at a very low budget and value for money options.

Accommodation: The hostel offers a 4-bed mixed and female dormitory and an 8-bed mixed dorm.

Price: The 8-bed mixed dormitory starts at Rs 399 per person per night including taxes. The 4-bed mixed and female dorm costs Rs 499 per person per night including taxes.

Youth Cultural Centre

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Go back in time with a stay in this hostel which is located in a 150-year old building. Now refurbished with traditional knowledge and the latest technology, it is designed to control the temperature inside the building. With an in-house library and an art gallery that depicts the rich culture of Ladakh, guests have a lot of options to entertain themselves even within the hostel. The hostel also offers you a chance to cook your own food by renting out the kitchen on a daily basis.

Where: Raku House, Main Tukcha, Leh Ladakh , Leh, India

Ideal For: Travellers seeking stay in a culturally rich environment on a budget

Accommodation: The hostel offers a 4-bed mixed dormitory and a standard twin private room.

Price: The 4-bed mixed dorm starts at Rs 410 per person per night, while a standard twin private room costs Rs 1500 per room per night.

Rover’s Den

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Located five minutes from the main market and bus station, is this rustic hostel. With rooms that offer you a view of the surrounding mountains, you are sure to leave all your stress behind. In the evenings, activities such as bonfire, games and music are held in the open-air space where you can spend your time interacting with travellers from across the globe.

Where: Rover's Den, Near Women Alliance Office, Chubi, Leh-Ladakh, 194101 Leh, India

Ideal For: Backpackers and travellers seeking stay in a conveniently located hostel equipped with all the facilities.

Accommodation: The hostel offers stay options between a 4 and 6 bed mixed and female dormitory. Other options include stay in a Double and Triple bed with shared bathrooms and a double bed deluxe room.

Price: The 4-bed mixed dormitory starts at Rs 530 per person per night, while a 6-bed mixed dorm starts at Rs 500 per person per night. Double and Triple Bed with shared bathroom costs Rs 350 per night, while a private stay in a Double bed deluxe room costs Rs 1400 per night on twin sharing excluding taxes.

Happy Drifters

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Young and vibrant in its feel, this hostel has been started by two friends who are equally passionate about travelling. With facilities such as an in-house kitchen, lockers and reading lights, it is a good pocket friendly option located right at the centre of the city. Basic clean rooms with an open kitchen, it is an ideal pocket friendly option.

Where: Near SNM Hospital, 194101 Leh, India

Ideal For: Backpackers, trekkers and all travellers seeking a home away from home!

Accommodation: The hostel offers stay options between a 4-bed male and female dormitory. Other options include private stay in a Standard room with double occupancy and a Master bedroom with 4 bed occupancy.

Price: The 4-bed mixed and female dormitory starts at Rs 370 per person per night. While a Standard room with double occupancy starts at Rs 1599 per room per night and Master bedroom costs Rs 3499 per room per night excluding taxes.

Ecology Hostel

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Combining budget stay with eco-friendly technology, this is a popular stay option with travellers. Closer to Shanti Stupa than most other hostels in the region, it provides magnificent views right from your room. However, the serene location does not take away its accessibility as it is a walking distance from the Main market and popular eateries in the area.

Where: Yourtung Ladakh Ecological Development Group, Shanti Campus, Below Shanti stupa, yourtung, Leh, 194101 Leh, India

Ideal For: Travellers who are eager to reduce their carbon footprint.

Accommodation: The hostel offers stay options between a 4-bed mixed dormitory and private stay options in a Double standard room. All rooms are powered by solar energy and are modestly designed with basic amenities.

Price: Tariff starts from Rs 300 per person per night excluding taxes.

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