Hostels in Punjab Hostels in Punjab

You are looking for hostels in Punjab? 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 Punjab 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 Punjab.

All Cities in Punjab

We list every single hostel in Punjab and the world. In total, we have 2 cities in Punjab 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 Punjab 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 Punjab. 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 Punjab

Punjab, India, is a state in the northern region of India. Its name is made up of the Farsi words “panj” (meaning “five”) and “ab” (meaning “water”). It is the land of five rivers, namely the Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, and Jhelum. It is also the only Indian state with a majority of Sikh residents. The major industry in the region is agriculture, as well as manufacturing of scientific devices and electrical products.

If you are in town on a budget, your best bet is to head to Amritsar. In this city, you will find some of the most modern hostels in Punjab, India. For a price that's quite reasonable by Western standards, you can rest your head in a clean and safe environment. There is so much more to the region’s hostels in Punjab, India -- many are very highly rated, offer tours, and provide a friendly vibe. Other advantages when staying in a Punjab, India hostel is the staff’s ability to communicate in English and advise about sightseeing spots.

Whether you choose to take one of the numerous walking tours offered in English or you decide to make your own itinerary, Amritsar has a lot of goodies on which to feast your eyes.

For a breathtaking view of epic proportions, make your first stop at Harmandir Sahib. Literally translated as “the home of God,” this temple was built for the Sikhs. Since Sikhism is an all-inclusive religion, which values individuals of all beliefs, more than one hundred thousand visitors from different religious backgrounds enter the temple every day. Often referred to as the “Golden Temple,” it is a beautiful sight of gold set against the contrasting white buildings surrounding it. The temple’s dome is covered in more than one thousand six hundred pounds of pure gold. As you go inside, the ornate beauty continues. To maintain the decorum, be prepared to remove your shoes and cover your head in respect to the magnificent temple (head scarves are provided for those who do not bring their own coverings).

For the next stop on your itinerary, you might enjoy walking to the structure exactly across from Harmandir Sahib; Akal Takht means “throne of the timeless one.” If you linger past sunset, you can witness the beautiful lighting of this magnificent building. Finally, you can walk the marble path around the lake to breathe in the serene air and take some souvenir pictures before heading back to your Punjab, India hostel.

expert for Punjab hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Punjab hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Punjab?

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 Punjab 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 Punjab 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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