Hostels in Puducherry Hostels in Puducherry

You are looking for hostels in Puducherry? 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 Puducherry 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 Puducherry.

All Cities in Puducherry

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

Puducherry is a region in India which lies along the eastern coast of the country. It features coastline that stretches for over 30km. You can visit the many beaches lined with palm trees, take a look at the backwaters and fishing villages in the region, and stay in one of the many hostels, beach resorts and homestays in the area.

The heritage of the region is very diverse indeed. You must keep in mind that this isn’t a party region, unlike certain other parts of India. Here, you lose yourself in the cultural diversity, history and architecture. In Puducherry, you can explore the area to your heart’s content, take trips to the beaches and inland forests, and walk around the rustic towns and villages at your own leisure.

If you plan on staying in Puducherry, be sure to take a look at the many hostels in the area. The owners are very friendly, and the cuisine is to die for. Along with the hostels, there are also a number of other hotels, guesthouses and other accommodation available when you look for them. When looking for a hostel, search for one near attractions like the Tamil quarter and others.

The Ville Noir, or the Tamil Quarter, is an area within the town of Puducherry where the architecture and people are all of Tamil heritage, sprinkled with a little French too. From the long verandahs of Perumal Kovil Street to the mansions of Vysial Street, the Tamil Quarter has a lot of rich history to offer you. There are antiques on display everywhere, local artwork, and the cuisine filled with local delicacies.

For people addicted to France, the Ville Blanc (French Quarter) is another part of the city. You can walk through these uniquely French streets, filled with colorful houses and gardens. Many old buildings are now hotels and hostels. The atmosphere in the area is calming and gives off a rather Mediterranean aura.

Puducherry is famous for the beaches in the area. Four main beaches are present for you to laze around in. The Promenade features distinctive colonial architecture, ice cream and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi right next to one of Marquis Duplex. You can also check out the World War II Memorial that commemorates the French soldiers killed in action.

expert for Puducherry hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Puducherry hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Puducherry?

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 Puducherry 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 Puducherry 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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