Hostels in Bihar Hostels in Bihar

You are looking for hostels in Bihar? 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 Bihar 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 Bihar.

All Cities in Bihar

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

Bihar is a state in the east of India. Its name is derived from the word “Vihara,” or “abode,” and used to describe the many monks’ homes scattered about the region. Nowadays, Bihar is the largest vegetable producer and second-largest fruit producer of the country. Eighty percent of its residents work in agriculture. What truly attracts the 24 million tourists who visit each year, however, is the rich culture and ancient temples and pillars decorating the land. There are plenty of hostels for the budget-minded traveler to call his home while getting to know the beauty that is Bihar.

There are three major airports in this state. If you are flying into the city of Patna, you will have an easy time finding hostels for your stay. In general, there are many budget accommodations equivalent to a hostel, oftentimes calling themselves “inns.” They tend to provide private rooms with separate bathrooms instead of offering communal facilities. A room will cost you between $20-$30 per night for two persons. Although there might be a lack of amenities, you will likely be satisfied with the cleanliness, safety, and staff’s courtesy.

Once you have settled your belongings in one of Bihar’s hostels, you are ready to begin your adventure. Close to Patna’s railway junction, you can enter the temple of Hanuman Mandir and witness the magnificence of a large stone floating on top of water. If you wish to avoid the most crowded times, skip Tuesdays and Saturdays and attend during morning hours. Then you also can visit the ancient ruins of Nalanda, a former center of learning. Just 25 miles away are the archeological remains of the ancient city of Vaishali, the first home of democracy in the world. Buddha visited the city many times. Here you will find one of the best preserved Pillars of Ashoka. This pillar features a very fierce-looking lion on the very top.

Another city to discover on your tour is Bodh Gaya. Many of Bihar hostels are located in this popular tourist destination. Once you have secured accommodations in a hostel here, you are ready to experience more of Buddha’s history. As a start, you can get a close-up look at the 80-foot tall Great Buddha Statue, which depicts the religious icon sitting atop a lotus. Then you can go to Mahabodhi Temple where Siddhartha Gautama achieved enlightenment and turned into Buddha under the Bodhi tree. Leave your cell phone in your hostel due to the temple’s regulations. You will be allowed to take photos, so do bring your camera. You might just enter a different state of consciousness as you step into the ancient temple and take in its sights and sounds. The mixture of religious chanting, birds’ chirping, and gurus’ serene discourses can create an ethereal aura for many enchanted visitors. Since this temples’ doors remain open until nighttime, you might prefer to arrive past sunset in order to enjoy the cooler temperatures and evening chants. When you are ready to depart, the serenity will follow you to your hostel and allow for restful sleep.

expert for Bihar hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Bihar hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Bihar - 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 Bihar. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Bihar. 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 Bihar

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 Bihar?

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 Bihar 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 Bihar 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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