Hostels in Uttar Pradesh Hostels in Uttar Pradesh

You are looking for hostels in Uttar Pradesh? 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 Uttar Pradesh 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 Uttar Pradesh.

All Cities in Uttar Pradesh

We list every single hostel in Uttar Pradesh and the world. In total, we have 8 cities in Uttar Pradesh 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 Uttar Pradesh 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 Uttar Pradesh. 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 Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is an area in the northern part of India that extends from the eastern outskirts of New Dehli all along the Nepali border. The two most popular towns to visit are Agra and Varanasi.

Agra is most famous for the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This amazing tribute from the sultan to his deceased wife as a mausoleum is a must see and should not be missed. Another stunning site in this area to visit is the Agra Fort. Agra is a relatively small town and most of the hostels are located quite close to the main centre. Given the popularity of the Taj Mahal, it is a good idea to book your Agra hostel in advance so you don't miss out. It is also worth noting that a lot of scams operate on the bus and trains getting to and from Dehli to Agra. Be aware that when asking what platform you need to take the train from that people will lie to you and then try to offer you their private transport later 'for a good price' after they have given you the wrong information.

One of the other incredible places not to be missed here is Varanasi. This town is incredibly spiritual and you can feel the strong connection between the Ganges and the people who live on it here. This body of water is their life for them. It is where they are born, they live, wash and eventually, if they are Hindi, it is where they return to the earth after they die. You can observe the cremations along the river but it does require a mindfulness of the people grieving and can be quite confronting. Outside of the amazing spiritual journey you will take along the Ganges, there are some incredible silk and scarf shops in Varanasi and it is a great place to do some shopping to take home some amazing Indian produce.

Lucknow is also a great place to visit. While it is not as popular as the other two destinations, there is some really interesting buildings and history here. If you have the time it is well worth the visit.

Hostels in Uttar Pradesh are mostly found in and around these three cities. The majority of the hostels are in either Agra or Varanasi.

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Handwritten by local expert for Uttar Pradesh hostels Globetrotter

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

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 Uttar Pradesh?

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 Uttar Pradesh 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 Uttar Pradesh 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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