Traveling and vacation always give an amazing experience. It comes with a lot of adventure, comfort, learning, and gaining knowledge about different cultures, traditions, and food. But have you ever thought of sharing a room or staying with people from various corners of the globe? Though sometimes, it becomes hard to gel up with strangers from different cultures, at the same time, it can be a fantastic experience.

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You must be gushing over the idea and wondering where to get this culture- that‘s in a Hostel. Staying at the hotel gives you all that privacy, but staying at a hostel helps you to come out of the comfort zone and get the new travel confidence.

Here are some amazing, affordable, and best hostels in Rishikesh to stay at on your next visit.

Blue Jay Hostel

Book on Hostelworld Book on from $7 / 6-dorm 4.6/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Located in the quiet neighborhood of Tapovan in the foothills of the Himalayas is the Blue Jay Hostel. Blue Jay offers guests a luxurious stay in Rishikesh near all amenities including ATM, medial facilities, markets, and local tourist destinations. The hostel provides spacious common areas with plenty of seating and TVs, shared restrooms on each floor and a rooftop cafe. All dorms come comfy beds that include fans, lights and curtains as well as plenty of storage for all your belongings.

The staff of Blue Jay understand what travelers want from a stay in Rishikesh and will help all guests plan their itinerary to get the most out of their trip. The neighborhood is located near many great cafes, restaurants and yoga schools ensuring all guests have the best at their disposal. In addition to assisting guests plan their days and where to visit in the area, the hostel also provides guests with many planned events and services including movie nights, evening prayers, yoga sessions and complimentary chai at the rooftop cafe.

goStops Rishikesh

Book on Hostelworld Book on from $4 / 10-dorm 3.8/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

gostops Rishikesh is centrally located in the town offering easy access to many restaurants and cafes in the area. The hostel is also conveniently located near many tourist spots and renowned markets in Rishikesh allowing guests easy access to all the holy town has to offer to make the most out of their trip.

The hostel offers a friendly staff ready to help guests will planing their stays with tours around the town as well as helping provide transportation. The hostel itself offers beds with curtains and secure storage for all your belongings. The common areas provide a great space to relax and meet fellow guests. goStops also provides many books, a home theater, musical instruments and equipment for many recreational activities.

Guests have commended goStops’ friendly and helpful staff as well as great interactions they have had with fellow guests in the hostel’s wonderfully equipped common areas. Many have also praised the hostels many amenities including the bonfire area, many recreational options and the great centralized location allowing them to explore the town with ease.

Zostel Rishikesh

Book on Hostelworld Book on from $5 / 8-dorm 4.4/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

One of the best and highest rated hostels, Zostel Rishikesh is a stunner and a perfect place for an affordable and comfortable stay. The place is dreamy with the colorful dorms, artistic common rooms, and an amazing terrace to sit and relax. Zostel rooms reflect a bohemian charm and the common room decor is done in ‘The Beatles’ theme.  The hostel has dormitories, private rooms, and also has a females-only dorm with all the basic amenities.

The place is located in Tapovan, away from the hustle-bustle of the market and city. Just 3 km away from the main bus stop and 1 km away from the famous Lakshman Jhula, Zostel is an amazing place to be.  The hostel provides basic facilities of internet, is located near major shops and cafes, 24-hour reception, board games, gaming zone, etc.

Moustache Rishikesh

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**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Rishikesh is famous as the Yoga capital of the world. The place is best known for  yoga, meditation, and spiritual practice, and sees a high number of tourists.

Moustache, a hostel with the quirky name is the best place to be at as it caters to such a diverse crowd and provides an energetic and enchanting environment for all the tourists and travelers. With all the basic facilities and great service, this hostel offers dorms with a mesmerizing view of the Mountains and also offers private rooms.

Shiv Shakti Hostel

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**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Another amazing and budgeted hostel for the backpackers, Shiv Shakti Hostel has a stunning terrace with an incredible view of the River Ganges. The place comes with some special facilities like organizing family meals on Thursdays and you can avail fresh tea at any hour. The another and topped facility charms all the dog lovers- as a friendly dog named Blacky is there to greet the guest.

Backpackers hostels are the need of every highly visited tourist place, and Shiv Shakti is one of the best places to be when traveling to Rishikesh. They offer amazing dorms and private rooms with all the basic amenities and safety. They are the first ones to provide a room with USB chargers. They also provide rooftop yoga classes, sunrise trek, evening yoga, and a rooftop lounge where you can plays cards and chat with the other guests and travelers.

The Hosteller Rishikesh

This hostel in Rishikesh is just 5 km away from the city bus stop. The hosteller is located in the middle of the busy lanes of Rishikesh. The hostel is a great choice for the backpackers and solo travelers and gives you the perfect view of Ganges River. Yoga, Spirituality, Adventure, and Gateway are the four major reasons to stay at this place and enjoy its mouth-watering multi-cuisine facilities.

You will get almost every facility to have a comfortable stay from free Wi-Fi to city maps, outdoor pool, currency exchange, 24 hours house keep facility, etc. Not only this, the place also offers board games, basic daily use electronics like hair dryer, reading light, iron, etc. The friendly and helpful staff of the place makes your stay better, comfortable, and safer.

Live Free Hostel

Book on Hostelworld Book on from $5 / 8-dorm 4.5/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

The place and the staff are highly motivated and energetic that creates a positive and lively aura in the hostel that can uplift anybody’s mood. At this place, you feel free and relaxed, as the property is away from the noisy market and roads. The rooftop lets you have a stunning view of the River Ganges, and the free spaces at the hostel invite you to hang out with the other fellow guests and travelers.

Live Free serves amazing Indian and international food to satisfy the palate. They also organize daily yoga sessions on the rooftop. You can stay in dorms (including female-only), private room, they also have a female-only dorm for the solo female traveler, with all the amenities.

Hotel Tatsa

If you want to witness and experience the serenity of the city, purity of River Ganges and sanctity of yoga, you must stay at Tatsa. The place is vibrant with the bespoke decor and comfy rooms and dorms. It provides all amenities like kettle, toiletries, TV, Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, free breakfast, and 24 hours reception.

It also provides separate travel-adventure desk, multi-cuisine cafe and also organizes rafting tours, Ganga tours, treks, yoga and meditation classes, etc. A place at a wonderful location, superb staff, and fantastic cleanliness, stands out.

Nammastay Traveller’s Hub

Book on Hostelworld Book on from $33 / 8-dorm 4.3/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Another amazing and affordable backpackers hostel in Rishikesh is Nammastay Traveller’s Hub. The place located just 500 meters away from the Lakshman Jhula has a multi-functional playground. A person can hire a bike, scooter, and cycle directly from the property. The place ensures comfort and leisure for the travelers and you feel the lively vibe at the place. With all the basic facilities like Wi-Fi, laundry service, etc., the place is one of the best to stay at during a visit to Rishikesh.

It is rightly said that it’s is a big world out there to explore. Traveling experience is one of the best things in life. Remember to ditch those fancy hotels and book a hostel for your next trip to enjoy cultural diversity and uniqueness.

Author Bio: Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He provides yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. He loves writing and reading the books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.  For more information about him visit his website.