Hostels in Rajasthan Hostels in Rajasthan

You are looking for hostels in Rajasthan? 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 Rajasthan 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 Rajasthan.

All Cities in Rajasthan

We list every single hostel in Rajasthan and the world. In total, we have 11 cities in Rajasthan 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 Rajasthan 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 Rajasthan. 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 Rajasthan

Rajasthan is one of the most spectacular regions of northern India. It is home to incredible palaces, rich history and harsh deserts. It is the epitome of everything that you would expect to experience in this wonderful country.

There are loads of hostels in this region that you can choose to stay in. Some of the major towns that you should visit are Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Pushkar. Each of these towns has an abundance of hostels so you should not need to book a hostel in advance. Some of the smaller towns, however, only have a few hostels, which you will want to book before you go just to make sure you have somewhere to stay.

The majority of Rajasthan is accessible by trains. They can take quite a long time to get from place to place so sleeper trains are a popular method of commuting from one place to another. Beware of scammers at the train stations who will lie to you and try to get you to take a taxi to your destination for a ridiculously expensive price. Always triple check where you leave from so you don’t fall victim to any scams.

Each of the cities has something about it that is different and magical. Jaisalmer is the desert city. You can stay within the walls of the fortress and explore the marvels of the narrow streets within the old town. You can also do a Thar Desert safari from here and spend a night camping in the desert.

Jodhpur is a city of palaces and incredible history. It is also the home of the original Jodhpur pants, used for riding and made popular by the polo-playing royals. It is known as being the 'blue city' due to the city’s areas that contain blue paint on the walls. On the other end of the spectrum is the 'pink city,’ also known as Jaipur and the region’s capital.

Udaipur is the lake city. The lakes are manmade and beautiful. You can take a ride on the water and explore the area. It is also worth checking out the palace here.

As far as really cheap shopping goes, your best bet is the city of Pushkar. There are loads of markets and stalls here. However, you need to learn to bargain and haggle as well as make sure that what you are buying is genuine. The vendors will raise up the prices of fake merchandise and tell you it is real silk. It is worth taking a course or a look at how to identify real silk and wool products before you start shopping.

Otherwise, enjoy the marvelous architecture, culture, colors, people and food that this region has to offer. It is such a special part of the world and takes quite a long time to explore and experience thoroughly.

expert for Rajasthan hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Rajasthan hostels Globetrotter

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

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 Rajasthan?

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 Rajasthan 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 Rajasthan 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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