Hostels in Gujarat Hostels in Gujarat

You are looking for hostels in Gujarat? 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 Gujarat 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 Gujarat.

All Cities in Gujarat

We list every single hostel in Gujarat and the world. In total, we have 4 cities in Gujarat 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 Gujarat 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 Gujarat. 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 Gujarat

Gujarat is a state in Western India. It is bordered by the Indian states of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh, the Arabian Sea, and the Pakistani province of Sindh. The capital city is Gandhinagar, and its largest city is Ahmedabad. Other large cities include Surat, Bhuj, Vadodara, and Jamnagar. Travellers can arrive in Gujarat by air or train. The international airport at Ahmedabad has flights from London, New York, Singapore, Doha, and Dubai - to name a few. Train travel in India is relatively simple; you can get to Ahmedabad from New Delhi and Mumbai directly. Within the state, regional train travel or private car is best.

Budget accommodation in Gujarat is found in Ahmedabad, but traditional, European-style hostels are difficult to find in Gujarat. Instead of a backpacker hostel, consider a guesthouse or inexpensive hotel.

Once you have your hostel accommodation sorted, you can explore this vibrant state. Gujarat has some of the best examples of Indus civilisation. Lothal is believed to be one of the world’s first seaports and has the world’s earliest known dock; today you can see the preserved ruins of the city marketplace and the dock. The Archaeological Museum next door has the artefacts that were uncovered, such as beads and gems, as well as more prominent artefacts from the Indus civilisation and its trade with other ancient civilisations. Nearby, you can view the ancient water reservoir at Dholavira, another ancient Indus city. More recent history and archaeology comes from the Muslim Sultanate rule, the Mughal Empire, and the Portuguese Empire and trade, as well as later British colonial rule.

Travellers should not miss the Taranga Jain temple or Rani ka vav, a stepwell in the town of Patan. It is one of the world’s best preserved subterranean water storage sites and is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The seaside towns are a popular destination as well; the Somanath temple is well worth a visit. A unique geological feature in Gujarat is the Great Rann of Kutch: a salt clay desert in the Thar desert. It is located in the north between the Pakistani province of Sindh and Gujarat states. Gujarat is also the only place in the world where you can see pure Asiatic lions.

Gujarat has a fascinating history (the most famous person from Gujarat is Mahatma Gandhi) and plenty to see; travellers should not miss this rich Indian state. Whatever you choose to do in Gujarat, you will enjoy it!

expert for Gujarat hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Gujarat hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Gujarat?

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 Gujarat 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 Gujarat 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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