Hostels in Uttarakhand Hostels in Uttarakhand

You are looking for hostels in Uttarakhand? 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 Uttarakhand 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 Uttarakhand.

All Cities in Uttarakhand

We list every single hostel in Uttarakhand and the world. In total, we have 7 cities in Uttarakhand 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 Uttarakhand 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 Uttarakhand. 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 Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, once known as Uttaranchal, is a state in India that used to be part of the Uttar Pradesh region. It is famous for its scenery and the many religious destinations scattered around the area. Naturalists and religious pilgrims alike visit Uttarakhand.

With its many different historic sites to take in and places to unwind, Uttarakhand is fast becoming one of the top tourist destinations in India.

Accommodation in Uttarakhand isn’t hard to find at all. There are many cheap hostels in the region and the people are friendly and hospitable. The cuisine in the area is rich and diverse. Experiencing the heritage of Uttarakhand is possible even if you don’t leave your hostel.

You can find affordable hostels, hotels and other places to stay within reach of the major landmarks in the region.

While staying in Uttarakhand, be sure to visit the capital Dehradun. It is located right at the base of the Himalayas and offers a good view of the mountain range. The Ganges River flows past the city, as does the Yamuna River.

The area is known for its wealth of natural attractions as well as the ancient architecture showcased in the older buildings. Here you can check out the robber’s cave, the Rajaji National Park, the Tiger Falls, and the Mindrolling Monastery.

The Nainital Lake District is another part of the Uttarakhand region you should make sure to visit. It is found around the Naini Lake, in a valley surrounded by a mountain range.

You will enjoy relaxing in the natural beauty of this part of the region, with visits to the Eco Cave Gardens, Naina Peak, Thandi Sadak, the Naini Lake itself, the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiffin Top, among other sights.

If you prefer the mountains, Mussoorie is a good place to go adventuring. Known as the Queen of Hills, it is located 6,000 feet above sea level. With many species of wildlife in the area, pleasant summers, and a view of the Himalayas, this area is a good place to stop and take a breath.

You can enjoy a day out on the Camel’s Back Road, the Adventure Park of Mussoorie, the Mussoorie Lake, and the Bhatta Falls. You can also visit Sir George Everest’s house, whom the famous Mount Everest was named after. If this pilgrimage doesn’t suffice, try visiting the temples of Rishikesh instead for a holy experience.

expert for Uttarakhand hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Uttarakhand hostels Jakob Lombardi

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

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 Uttarakhand?

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 Uttarakhand 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 Uttarakhand 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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