Hostels in Karnataka Hostels in Karnataka

You are looking for hostels in Karnataka? 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 Karnataka 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 Karnataka.

All Cities in Karnataka

We list every single hostel in Karnataka and the world. In total, we have 9 cities in Karnataka 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 Karnataka 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 Karnataka. 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 Karnataka

Karnataka is a region in India that is well known for its rich cultural heritage. The history of the entire country can be found in this part of it. Karnataka is known the world over for its colorful communities, diverse cultures, exotic flavors, and stunning landscapes. You see hills and plains, waterfalls and rivers, cities and villages, and a mixture of ancient culture and modern technology.

The diversity of the community in Karnataka is one of its main attractions. There are several tribes and sects across the region including the Kannadigas, Kodavas, Tuluvas and the Konkanis, all of whom are native to the area. Located in South India, Karnataka also plays host to the largest Tibetan settlement in that part of the country.

When you visit the capital city of the area, Bangalore, you will also see a large European population. English is spoken in the larger cities, while a knowledge of Hindi, Telugu, or Tamil should help you get by in the villages and small towns. Religion in the region is diverse too, with Jains, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, and Buddhists living in harmony.

Accommodation in Karnataka is easy enough to find. You should search for hostels that are located near the many museums and historic sites of the area. Hostels can also be found in the cities and smaller towns. If you’re looking for something other than a hostel, there are also many hotels and homestays scattered around the region.

One thing Karnataka is truly famous for is the local cuisine. You should try out the traditional feasts of the region including the sweeter Kannadiga cooking and the other tribes’ food. International cuisine isn’t hard to find in the cities, where the large expatriate population has set up their own eateries and foreign restaurants.

You can also visit one of the many museums in the region for a better historically enlightening experience. The Government Museum is a good place to start. If you want to see ancient finds, check out the Archaeological Museum. Others include the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, the Folklore Museum, and the HAL Aerospace Museum.

If you are looking for more natural experiences, there are also parks and guided tours through the countryside to take advantage of. From climbing the hills to exploring the banks of the rivers, Karnataka is a region you won’t tire of easily.

expert for Karnataka hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Karnataka hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Karnataka?

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 Karnataka 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 Karnataka 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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