Hostels in Chandigarh Hostels in Chandigarh

You are looking for hostels in Chandigarh? 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 Chandigarh 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 Chandigarh.

All Cities in Chandigarh

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

Chandigarh is both a city and a union territory located in the north of India. It is the capital of both the states of Punjab and Haryana and is located in the midst of the two. French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier created the master blueprint for the city. Consequently, upon arrival, a big welcome signs bids you welcome to “the city beautiful.”

Besides its well-planned construction and plentiful greenery, Chandigarh is also beautiful because of its cleanliness. It is considered one of the cleanest and the first smoke-free of all cities in India.

There are only a few hostels in Chandigarh for those needing single occupancy deals. For your best bets of finding a Chandigarh hostel to your liking, you should consider hotel establishments with the words “inn,” “palace,” “plaza,” or “villa” in their titles, where you can find a room for two persons at $10-$25 per night. Since Chandigarh is not a huge tourist destination, accommodations can be a bit more expensive. The most economic options cover just basic necessities.

Since this city was planned and divided into sectors, you should have an easy time finding your way around as you explore the different sights. Sector 17, for example, is the shopping center of Chandigarh. As you pursue some shopping for souvenirs, you might wish to take photos at the “dove of peace” fountain. At night, the musical fountain is of particular interest. As music plays, a laser light show illuminates the fountain and the water dances. Since statues are forbidden in the city, you will find a lot of fountains sprinkled around the peaceful streets.

Another stop on your itinerary might be the Rock Garden. Once upon a time, a man named Ned Chand found some rocks and scrap at a demolition site and used them to create sculptures resembling animals, dancers, and many other objects. He placed his growing collection of odd sculptures near Sukhna Lake. His secret garden was discovered by city officials and inaugurated as a public attraction in 1976. Today, Rock Garden is an expanse of about 40 acres of waterfalls, archways, and sculptures made of scraps from construction areas.

Another worthwhile attraction to visit is the Government Museum and Art Gallery located in sector 10. Here you will see a museum of natural history comprised of fossils and artifacts, an art gallery collection of sculptures, statues, and paintings, as well as section dedicated to Chandigarh’s architecture.

Before heading back to your Chandigarh hostel, you might want to make one more stop at Rose Garden, directly across from the museum. This is the perfect, tranquil place for an evening walk as you breathe in the delightful aroma of roses.

expert for Chandigarh hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Chandigarh hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Chandigarh - from the Community

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FAQ on Hostels in Chandigarh

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 Chandigarh?

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 Chandigarh 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 Chandigarh 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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