Hostels in Bangalore, India

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Get to know Bangalore (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bangalore. To help you make friends with Bangalore before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Bangalore is also named and spelled Bengaluru - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Botanical garden

Popularly known as the “Garden City” of India on account of the lush greenery that meets the eye wherever you go, Bangalore (Bengaluru), India, is a hot spot for tourism throughout the year. It is the capital of Karnataka and fifth-largest city in India, and is filled with colorful parks and tree-lined streets. The city enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year because of its elevation. A number of hostels in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India, dot the cityscape to cater to the large influx of tourists from within and outside the country.

Bangalore was once a retirement community for army personnel and later became a haven for anyone who wanted to get away from the bustle of city life. Today, the bustle of city life has caught up and overtaken this quiet little city as it has become the information technology capital of India. Many IT powerhouses like ISRO, Wipro, Infosys, Flipkart, and Biocon have established bases in Bangalore, bringing with them a culture that is as diverse as India is. Right from the moment you step into Bangalore, you will find eateries catering to different palates, shops that boast of multi-cultural ware, and hostels in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India, that accommodate families and individuals for a few hours to a few months.

As the day wears on, Bangalore’s amazing nightlife becomes evident when some of the country’s most happening discos and pubs come to life. One of the best places to hang out in the city is Brigade Road, where rows of shops lining both sides of the road have everything you need. You can shop for hours here, enjoy street food or gourmet dishes, refresh yourself with a tangy drink, or even stop off and enjoy the latest flick that’s hit the cinemas! If you’re visiting from out of the country, you can pick up some great souvenirs from different parts of India at great prices. Don’t forget to bargain, though, as vendors tend to hike prices based on each prospective buyer!

There is a good choice of hostels in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India irrespective of whether you’re traveling alone or with a group. Most popular locations are reasonably priced. Be sure to book in advance, as Bangalore (Bengaluru), India hostels are full throughout the year. Booking a Bangalore (Bengaluru), India hostel in advance usually does not carry a fee and you can cancel your booking without a penalty up to a day or two in advance, should you find better hostels in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India.

Choose a Bangalore (Bengaluru), India hostel that is closer to the city center or the airport, depending on how long you plan to stay in the city. If you plan to spend your days touring the city and roughing it out among fellow shoppers looking for bargains, downtown Bangalore and the city center have several options for you. Most hostels in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India offer complimentary breakfast and well maintained rooms and dorms. Some hostels in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India also include additional paid services such as free Wi-Fi, laundry services, and daily meals on request. Since the city draws large crowds throughout the year on work and leisure, book your stay in advance to get the best accommodation.

Written by local enthusiast for Bangalore hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Bangalore hostels Joy Barboza

FAQ about Bangalore Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Bangalore. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Bangalore. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Bangalore costs on average $7 for a dorm. A hostel in Bangalore with private rooms costs on average $19.
Hostelz.com shows all 31 Hostels in Bangalore. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Locul.Uptown and Woke HSR Layout are the best rated hostels in Bangalore for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 31 hostels in Bangalore, India. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Bangalore such as
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Bangalore.

Your Packing List for Bangalore

Your Packing List for Bangalore

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Bangalore and India.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Bangalore Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Bangalore, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
31 Total number of hostels
$7 Average dorm price
$19 Average private room price
$3 Cheapest hostel in Bangalore
Heritage Time Traveller's is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Bangalore
Cuckoo Hostel is the best rated
Most Bangalore hostels are located in
Koramangala
6.6 Average rating of all hostels

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Tiruvannamalai (181 Km / 112 mi.)
Kotagiri (190 Km / 118 mi.)
Ootacamund (199 Km / 124 mi.)

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

It's a beautiful city! It is not very crowded and doesn't have particular rush-hours. It's a must go. It is home to numerous public sector heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications, machine tools, heavy equipment, and defense establishments. Bangalore is referred to as the "Silicon Valley of India" due to its pre-eminent position as the leading contributor to India's IT industry. Bangalore has developed into one of India's major economic hubs and was rated by CNN as the "Best place to do business" in the world. Apart from this, Bangalore is known as the "Garden City of India" because of its greenery and the presence of many public parks, including the Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park. It is such a serene and beautiful place to enjoy.

Akki

Beware of traffic. You can beat the traffic by using a two-wheeler for longer distances within the city and cycle for short distances. If you are a traveller, just use rental cycles (Yulu) or rental two wheelers (Bounce) for point-to-point solutions. For long term rentals, try wheelstreet / royalbrothers.

dashki

The city was rather beautiful earlier but has now become a bit more crowded. A growing number of IT companies have set up base here and made it more like a metropolis. The nice side about Bangalore, though, is the fact that there are many nice getaways which take you back to the good old days. Of course, if you love shopping, you'll never get tired here.

Joy Barboza

It is home to numerous public sector heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications, machine tools, heavy equipment, and defense establishments. Bangalore is referred to as the Silicon Valley of India due to its pre-eminent position as the leading contributor to India's IT industry. Bangalore has developed into one of India's major economic hubs and was rated by CNN as the "Best place to do business" in the world. Apart from this, Bangalore is known as the "Garden City of India" because of its greenery and the presence of many public parks, including the Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park. It is such a serene and beautiful place to enjoy.

Anonymous

It's a beautiful city -- not very crowded and doesn't have particular rush-hours. It's a must go.

aamod

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