You are looking for hostels in Andaman & Nicobar Islands? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Andaman & Nicobar Islands hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
We list every single hostel in Andaman & Nicobar Islands and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.
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Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one of seven union territories in India. It is a group of islands located where the Bay of Bengal merges with the Andaman Sea. The territory consists of two groups of islands, namely the Andaman Islands north of 10 degrees north latitude and the Nicobar Islands south of 10 degrees north latitude. East of the islands is the Andaman Sea while to the west they are flanked by the Bay of Bengal.
The capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is Port Blair. The Nicobar Islands also have a capital town of Car Nicobar. The combined area of all of the islands is 3,185 square miles. The land is home to the Sentinelese people which is traced back to the Stone Age and does not associate with outsiders. For the rest of the population, Hindu and English are the official languages. Tourism is in its beginning stages. Therefore, it can be challenging to find a hostel in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Most of the hotels springing up cater to the rich tourist.
For your best bet of finding a hostel or economic, hostel-type accommodation, head to Port Blair, South Andaman Island. You should be able to find a night's lodging for two between $10 and $35. The rooms' furnishings and facilities may well be basic, but you will most likely only sleep and shower there. Since wifi is hard to come by in the region, you might as well leave your devices at home. There are so many opportunities to snorkel, scuba dive, sea-walk, and pursue all kinds of other sea activities by the many beaches, you won't be missing your connection to the virtual world.
Here you can also take advantage of the Andaman Water Sports Complex where they offer Glass-Bottom Semi-Submarine, Banana Boat, and Speed Boat Rides. Additionally, you can practice your jet ski skills, set your eyes on the statue of Rajiv Gandhi, or catch a ferry to one of the other islands.
Close by, you will find the Cellular Jail Complex. It tells the history of Indian and British freedom fighters who were taken prisoner. Be sure to watch the Sound and Light Show presented in English as well Hindi.
Then you can head over to the Kalapani Museum, a three-story building wherein photos and dioramas visually tell the story of the region's struggle for independence and the subsequent changes.
After your busy day of history and fun in the sun, choose from the numerous restaurants in the capital city for some amazing Indian vegetarian or seafood dishes. Then head back to your hostel by the beach and fall asleep to the lulling sound of the sea.
Handwritten by local expert for Andaman & Nicobar Islands hostels Jakob Lombardi
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There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.
This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.
You can search for exacty hostel prices in Andaman & Nicobar Islands here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.
If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.
We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.
Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.