Hostels in Dharamsala, India

36 hostels available. Prices start from $2 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Dharamsala

"…All the latest facilities available with us provide you the most comfortable experience while traveling. Each room is a perfectly made according to modern theme, along with ample windows … More

Hobo Hostel

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"Hobo Hostel is located in the lap of the Himalayas with the local river called khad flowing less than 100 metres away, a casual walk away through the flora and fauna of the region. A lush green … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…In case anyone is found possessing or consuming drugs/alcohol during their stay, strict action shall be taken against him/her and the person would be asked to vacate the hostel immediately and … More
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"…* Dharamkot Cafes - 800m * Upper Bhagsu - 800m * Bhagsunag - 800m * Mcleodganj Square - 1.5Km * Dalai Lama Temple - 2Km Our rooms are clean, cozy and has all required amenities. Great … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The place has a perfect blend of past and present! Visit the ancient monasteries or take up a short trek, whatever you chose is going to surprise you for sure. A treat for the eyes await … More
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"…Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 12:00 noon to 18:00 . Check out from 08:00 to … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The Tibet Museum – 2.8 km Mcleodganj To Dharamshala Ropeway – 3 km Dal Lake – 3.3 km St. John Wilderness Church – 3 km Dharamshala Stadium – 10 km Young Monk Hostel & Cafe is a premium … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…8 Dorm Rooms, The Property Is Equipped With a Cafe and Co-Working Space that Can accommodate Up to 70 People. The Dorm Rooms are Created Keeping in mind the Dynamic needs Of The Travellers-- … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Further, if the group behaviour is deemed unfit at the property, the Zostel Property Manager, upon subjective evaluation, retains the full right to take required action which may also result in an … More
Solo Traveller
"…We take the comfort of each and every guest very seriously. Here in, we’d rather pass and share episodes … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…My property is located in Mcleodganj Himachal Pradesh. property will located in hill area. guest can view mountains. property address is below: Ward no.2, opposite of Hotel Pink White … More
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"The Bagpack provides a pleasant stay for your vacation or workaction with a view of the dauladhar mountain ranges. Set in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh region, The BAGPACK is situated 7.4 km from … More
Youth Hostel
"…5. No curfew. 6. No Smoking. 7. Reception working hours 09:00-23:00. - We strictly DO NOT allow a group of more than 8 people. In case of a group of 4 or more, you might be purposefully … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…If that’s not enough for you just treat it as a pocket friendly retreat. ***Property Policies & Conditions: 1. Cancellation policy: 2 day before arrival. 2. Check in from 13:00. 3. … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Check in from 13:00 PM to 23:00 PM Check out from 04:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Prepayment is mandatory to confirm reservation. You can connect with hostel and get link for payment. Taxes extra. … More
"…However, there are lockers for the safety of your belongings. There is also a balcony that belongs to the room, which is an amazing place to just sit taking in the views. The dorm is en suite, but … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
Khaniyara Road Darnoo, Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh 176215 khaniyara road Darnoo, Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh 176215 More
Solo Traveller
"…13. All the non-refundable bookings need to make 100% remaining payment in advance to confirm the booking. The hostel will send you the payment link to make the payment after the booking. 14. … More
Youth Hostel
"…Cafe operations are seasonal, the same can be confirmed with the hostel reception at the time of check-in. The Hostellers Unbox café serves eggetarian as well as vegetarian options. Meals … More
Digital Nomads Youth Hostel
"…Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes not included - 12% Breakfast not included. No curfew. Pets are not allowed." …"Hostel Hikers World, vaishno temple road, near to Krishna General Store, … More

Hostels in Dharamsala, India

36 hostels available. Prices start from $4 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Dharamsala (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 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 Dharamsala.

Guess what? Dharamsala is also named and spelled Dharmshala - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Dharamshala is the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh, a state within India. Previously known as Bhagsu, and alternately spelled Dharamsala, this city is world-renowned as the residence of the Dalai Lama. Situated within the upper Kangra Valley, Dharamshala is overshadowed by the Dhauladhar mountains and covered in thick forests.

In Hindi, Dharamshala is a type of sanctuary. In actuality, the city is a sanctuary for thousands of Tibetan exiles who collectively have recreated a miniature of the Tibetan capital Lhasa within their sanctuary, lovingly referred to as “Dhasa.” Many tourists travel to the city to study its Tibetan community by visiting the Tibetan Museum as well as Tibet World. The latter is a center where monks and Tibetans get to interact with visiting foreigners, exchanging language classes for yoga sessions, among other activities. The center also offers hostel accommodations.

The budget traveler is fortunate because there are several hostels within Dharamshala. Besides the Tibetan establishment, there are family-owned hostels scattered around the city. Whether you wish to walk along trails through the lush woods, shop within the commercial area, or be close to public transportation for onward travels, you can find an optimally situated hostel in Dharamshala. Look for titles such as “homestay,” “house,” and “backpackers” in order to locate as many hostels as possible. You likely will enjoy amenities such as complimentary meals as well as blankets, heating, and warm showers.

Once you have stowed your belongings safely within your hostel, you can easily walk or take a bus or train to your sightseeing destinations. Be sure to visit the Dalai Lama Center if you are a fan. Bhagsu Waterfall is a beautiful photo opportunity for nature lovers. Adventurers will enjoy spending a day hiking Triund Hill. For an afternoon of souvenir hunting, visit lower Dharamshala’s Kotwali Bazar, markets, and malls.

For travel between Dharamshala and just about anywhere else, Dharamshala Gaggal Airport, buses, and trains provide easy connections.

Written by local enthusiast for Dharamsala hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Dharamsala hostels Jakob Lombardi

Dharamsala 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 Dharamsala, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 36
Average dorm price $8
Average private room price $29
Cheapest Hostel in Dharamsala Oakview Guest House with $3.5
Party hostels in Dharamsala Eevolve (5 in total)
Most Dharamsala hostels are located in Mcleodganj
Average rating of all hostels 5.7

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