Hostels in Maharashtra Hostels in Maharashtra

You are looking for hostels in Maharashtra? 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 Maharashtra 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 Maharashtra.

All Cities in Maharashtra

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

Maharashtra is a region in India that has Mumbai as its capital. It is a highly diverse region in terms of culture and populace. The main languages spoken in the area are Hindi, English, Gujarati, and Marathi. The temperature of the region ranges from a low of 12°C to a high of 34°C. If you plan on visiting thee area, try to plan your trip between September and April for the best experience on the coast. For the hilly areas of the region, the period between June and September should prove better.

If you’re looking for hostels in the area, you should find the majority scattered in and around the main towns and cities in the region. Mumbai, Pune, and Nagpur are all major tourist hubs. Most hostels here are relatively cheap and hygienic. They also happen to be quite affordable as long as you look in the right places. The people are friendly and hospitable, so staying in a hostel should be a rewarding experience.

Maharashtra has many monuments and museums to visit. In Mumbai, the Gateway of India is famous around the world. You should also check out the Chand Minar in Daulatabad. If you’re in the mood for a more royal touch, Kolahapur has a museum called the Shahaji Chhatrapati, located inside the Maharaja’s Palace.

There are many other palaces, museums and famous monuments in the region, including the Lal Mahal and the Aga Khan palace, as well as the Shaniwar Wada, Vishrambag Wada, and the Raste Wada. Museums in the area include the Coin Museum in Nashik, the Tribal Museum in Pune, the Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai, and over ten more located in and around the major cities. You can witness the rich heritage of the region and India at these.

If you happen to be a lover of the sea, Maharashtra has a coastline that stretches for over 330km. There are peaceful areas too, without the hustle and bustle of tourism. Ancient forts dating back to the colonial era can be found along the beaches too.

Maharashtra is a region known for the local wildlife. There are many wildlife sanctuaries in the region, along with national parks that house many exotic plants and animals. You can take a safari through these sanctuaries to witness the animals in their natural element.

expert for Maharashtra hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Maharashtra hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Maharashtra?

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 Maharashtra 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 Maharashtra 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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