Hostels in Assam Hostels in Assam

You are looking for hostels in Assam? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Assam hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Assam.

All Cities in Assam

We list every single hostel in Assam and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Assam 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 Assam 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 Assam. 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 Assam

Assam is one of the Seven Sister States of northeastern India which are connected to the rest of the country via a 14-mile strip of land called the Siliguri Corridor. Assam is known for its tea, silk, and the first drilled oil well of Asia. It provides up to twenty-five percent of India's petroleum. Its capital is Dispur while its largest city is Guwahati.

Assam's Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, help attract ecotourism. The state is one of the last habitats for the Asian Elephant. It is also credited with helping animals like the one-horned Indian Rhinoceros, the Wild Water Buffalo, and the Pygmy Hog avoid extinction. All these distinctions help attract wildlife tourism.

The ideal time to travel here is from October to March due to the mild climate. In January you can share in the Bhopal Bihu Festival as well as the Harvest Festival. Upon arriving at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (also known as Guwahati Airport) in Borjhar, Guwahati, you will be in the perfect place to find Assam hostels. If you cannot locate a hostel, there are many hostel-type, economical accommodations in Guwahati. Look for lodgings called "Palace," "Inn," or "Regency" if you are looking for low-budget options. For $10 to $25 per night for a room for two, you can expect an average of 3 1/2-star quality, including clean rooms, friendly staff, free (mediocre) wifi, and good in-house food options. Be sure to bring some cash since many venues do not accept credit cards. Once you are settled in to your hostel, you can begin your sight-seeing.

From Guwahati, you can easily reach the famous Kaziranga National Park. This sanctuary is open from the first day of November until the last day of April. Two thirds of the One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros reside here. Other animals you can visit are elephants, tigers, swamp deer, wild buffalos, as well as birds and reptiles. There is also a variety of beautiful flowers and plants. You can even go on different safaris. The photo opportunities are ideal for avid nature lovers and photographers alike.

Another exciting point for your itinerary is the Umananda Temple. From your Assam hostel, ask where you can catch the ferry to Peacock Island. You can take a government ferry for about 30 cents, or you can take a private ferry for double or ten-fold that price. The short boat ride will take you over the Brahmaputra River to the smallest river-island in the world. Be prepared to ascend hundreds of steps to reach the beautiful temple atop mount Bhasmacala. Once up there, enjoy the view as well as the intricate beauty of the interior of the temple which was built by King Gadadhar Singha. Fortunately, you are permitted to take photos even within the shrine. You will see amazing creations, including the idols Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Lord Hanuman.

expert for Assam hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Assam hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Assam - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Assam. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Assam. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Assam

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, and 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 comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Assam?

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 Assam here on 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.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Assam 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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