Zostel Chennai, Chennai

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Zostel Chennai is a small and bright hostel with the choice of mixed dorms or a private double, all with en suite. The property is spread over three floors, with ample common space, including a roof terrace and kitchen.
Rooms are air conditioned and good Wi-Fi is available throughout. There is free tea, coffee, and drinking water available any time. Breakfast is not included.

The Location

The hostel is in T Nagar, which is famous for its shopping and markets, though they are not exactly on your doorstep -- it would take you about forty minutes to walk to the action. Or there is a bus stop just a five-minute walk from the hostel with links to the markets or to other main bus stops, where it is possible to grab a cheap local bus to other destinations in Tamil Nadu. Around the hostel, you will find a couple of small tea/snack stalls, or after a ten-minute walk, you will find other shops and restaurants. The area is pleasant, quiet, leafy, and feels safe. The hostel is easy to find with the use of Google Maps, or grab an Uber or Ola.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm is spacious and clean. The beds each have a power point, light and comfortable mattress. There are lockers (large enough to store your whole bag inside) in the rooms, which is good, as you are not provided with a key to the room.

The bathrooms are probably the only letdown in this hostel, as they are quite old and the standards of cleanliness are not in keeping with the rest of the hostel. They are basic and the water gets hot enough; though there is plenty of space for your toiletries, they could really use some clothing hooks. In addition to the en suite bathrooms in the rooms, there are additional bathrooms located on the ground and first floors.

Common Spaces

The ground floor features the main common room, with a large wall-spanning sofa, TV, board games, and book exchange. The first floor has a large open space, though it's lacking in seating other than a bean bag. The roof terrace is a lovely space to enjoy, it is mostly sheltered too, which is a definite benefit so you can enjoy the sun without getting burnt. On the ground floor you will find the kitchen, which features a stove and microwave, plus lots of Indian-style food trays and cups.

This hostel attracts a young crowd of both backpackers and local tourists, with a nice, social atmosphere.


This hostel is a clean, comfortable, and relaxing option; it's a good choice for Chennai.
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Zostel Chennai, Chennai
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Zostel Chennai, Chennai
Zostel Chennai, Chennai
Zostel Chennai, Chennai
Zostel Chennai, Chennai
Zostel Chennai, Chennai
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on Jul 8, 2018


Explore Chennai with Zostel - a cosy backpacker hostel right in the middle of the action. Close to the most major landmarks of the city, we offer an apt base for a social traveler alongwith the promise of brand Zostel.

Right in the heart of Chennai, Zostel is located in T Nagar, the shopping hub of the city. Not far from the coastal regions, Zostel Chennai offers the best place to make new friends and explore the city together. Feel free to lounge around in our airconditioned common room during the hot days while share your travel stories with fellow backpackers on our rooftop lounging area till late into the night.
If the traveller in you is calling out, we’ll hear it well. Every day in Zostel is happening, complete with doses of laughter and experiences. Chill out with the coolest set of people from around the world and travel without hassles.
Before your mischievous minds starts wandering far, let us put one thing real straight, We take the comfort of each and every traveller very seriously.
Also, if getting intoxicated is all you’re looking for, we urge you to look ELSEWHERE. At Zostel, we’d rather pass and share episodes. ;)

Our friendly, local team will further help you plan and explore the unique mix of old world charm and cosmopolitan layer of Chennai. Explore the metropolitan city’s famous markets & attractions or take a ride to the Marina Beach - the possibilities are truly endless when you're in Zostel Chennai.

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Location and Contact


New No:120, Old No:61, Varun villa, Ellaiamman colony, 5th street, Teynampet , Chennai, India



Address: New 120, Old 61, Varun Villa, Ellaiamman colony, 5th street, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Zostel Chennai is part of the hostel chain Zostel

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Website Zostel Chennai Chennai www.zostel.com
Phone Number: +91-11-39589002
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Party Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller


Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage


Pub Crawls

Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

City Tours (500)

Towels (30)

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment



Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets by Each Bed

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Airport Pickup


Wheelchair Accessible


Service Animals

Max. Age: 75

Min. Age without Parent: 19

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 14 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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