Hostels in Meghalaya Hostels in Meghalaya

You are looking for hostels in Meghalaya? 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 Meghalaya 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 Meghalaya.

All Cities in Meghalaya

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

Meghalaya is a state in the northeast end of India. In Sanskrit, its name means “abode of clouds.” It is the wettest area in India and its main industry is commercial forestry. Since this state is not geared particularly toward tourism, accommodations are few and far between. The good news is that Meghalaya hostels tend to be very clean and provide a welcoming vibe. As is common in less touristy areas, hostel-type accommodations call themselves many different names such as “guest house.” You will need to have a discerning eye or do some research online to pinpoint the Meghalaya hostels you wish to stay at.

In the city of Cherrapunji (Cherrapunjee), you will find many points of interest for your itinerary. Fortunately, here you will also find hostels to settle into for a rejuvenating night’s sleep. One of the most acclaimed spots in the city is the Double Decker Living Root Bridge. It is located on a long walk between Tyrna and Nongriat villages.

A living root bridge is created using pliable roots of certain trees which are then anchored to the other side of a body of water. Stones and sticks are used to add stability to the bridge. It takes a descent of about 3,000 steps to reach the Double Decker Bridge. It is made of two levels of crossing. Beneath it, you will find a natural pool of clear, turquoise water. Once you have crossed the bridges, you can admire the waterfalls and take a dip in the natural pools. Thankfully, you will be able to find hostel style accommodations nearby in the village to rest your legs before you head back again.

About a two-hour trip from Cherrapunji, you will come upon Shillong. This is another great area to find a hostel in Meghalaya. In this city you can learn so much about the region at the Don Bosco Center for Indigenous Cultures. Learn about Meghalaya history, try some northeast Indian cuisine in the cafeteria, and go up on the roof for the skywalk.

In Shillong, you also can visit the college area of Laitmukhrah where hostels abound. In this place you can visit the All Saints Church as well as find some good places to eat and have tea.

About a 45-minute drive away, you can visit Laitlum Canyons, meaning “end of hills.” Located in the Khasi Hills, here you will have beautiful photo opportunities as you take in the hills, gorges, and villages.

expert for Meghalaya hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Meghalaya hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Meghalaya?

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 Meghalaya 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 Meghalaya 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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