Hostels in Andhra PradeshHostels in Andhra Pradesh

You are looking for hostels in Andhra Pradesh? 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 Andhra Pradesh 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 Andhra Pradesh.

All Cities in Andhra Pradesh

We list every single hostel in Andhra Pradesh and the world. In total, we have 2 cities in Andhra Pradesh 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.

All Andhra Pradesh hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Andhra Pradesh. 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.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is a state along the southeast coast of India. It consists of two regions, the Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema. While its capitals are Amravati and Hyderabad, its largest city is Visakhapatnam, a commercial center with a major port. The state has a tourism department which actively promotes Andhra Pradesh as a tourist destination for its beaches and water sports, caves, national parks, and religious landmarks.

Hostels in Andhra Pradesh are often called "residency" or "dormitory" and can be found in several cities, including Visakhapatnam, Anantapur, and Tirupati. With an average of about a 3 1/2-star rating, the hostels run about $10 to $40 for a room for two per night. You can expect decently clean rooms, good locations for access to restaurants and sightseeing, helpful staff, air conditioning, and maybe even complimentary breakfast or tea.

First you will fly into the state's only international airport in Visakhapatnam. This city, being the commercial hub of the entire state, is a great place to begin your itinerary. There are plenty accommodations to be found for the weary traveler. From here you can also reach all other regions via the five domestic airports, by train, bus, or taxi.

For the first stop on your itinerary, travel about 50 miles by train with restaurant service and scenic view to Borra Caves. The beautifully lit, natural caves filled with formations of stalactites and stalagmites will keep you quite entertained. With a 1,000 steps to climb and lots of walking to do, this is an activity for the energetic traveler. Cameras are allowed for a surcharge.

Another must-see destination in Visakhapatnam is Kailasa Giri, It is a park atop a hill. You begin by ascending the hill via the Ropeway. Once you have reached the top, you will be gifted the spectacular view of the city and beaches below. Spend some time walking through the gardens, admiring the Hara-Parvati statue, and breathing in the fresh air. If your feet are weary, a toy train will take you on a scenic drive through the park. Be prepared to enjoy up to a full day in this natural wonderland.

No visit to India is complete without entering at least one temple. So for your final destination, about 8.5 miles from the main airport, go via bus or staircase up to Simhachalam Temple. It is built in the Kalinga style. It is the sole temple dedicated to the Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, the third and fourth incarnations (avatars) of Lord Vishnu, who are represented by the statue of the Man-Lion (lion head on human body). Many sub-temples, a stone throne, and a wooden chariot are among the many points of interest. Be forewarned that cameras are not allowed within the shrine. They do keep cameras safe for visitors. Entrance is free, but it might be very crowded, so for about $1.50 you can get a speedy entrance. Don't miss the delicious free food they offer. The site also includes hostel-style buildings offering rooms, some for free, others for nominal fees.

expert for Andhra Pradesh hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Andhra Pradesh hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ on Hostels in Andhra Pradesh

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

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.

How much are hostels in Andhra Pradesh?

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 Andhra Pradesh 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.

When to book hostels?

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.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Andhra Pradesh safe?

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.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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