Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Leh, India. You can choose from 9 Leh hostels. In total, there are 20 cheap places to stay in Leh such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $4 for a dorm.
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 Leh, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Leh? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Leh alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Leh. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Leh. To help you make friends with Leh before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Leh, India, is the capital city of the Indian kingdom Ladakh, situated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Leh is at an altitude of just under twelve thousand feet, and due to its high altitude, many travelers to Leh face altitude sickness. Leh is covered in snow for most of the year. You can fly directly from Delhi to Leh and many budgets Indian airlines offer cheap fares now. Srinagar-Leh highway is open from May-September while Manali-Leh highway opens mid-June to September. Since the altitude gradually increases when you are coming from Srinagar, the chances of experiencing altitude sickness are very unlikely on this route. Both journeys, however, take two days with an overnight stop.
Individual taxis are expensive, and if you are on a budget, shared taxis are the most popular mode of transport to get to Leh, and also for visiting other nearby attractions such as Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, Tsomoriri Lake, and Turtuk. Buses (both ordinary and deluxe buses) also operate from Srinagar and Manali to Leh. There's also a bus from Delhi, which takes up to three days to reach Leh. Due to its popularity as a summer destination, there are now many Leh, India hostels in the town center. If you are an environmentally conscious traveler with a budget, there are now eco-hostels in Leh, India, and homestays in the region for a more authentic experience. Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa are a few iconic landmarks in the region.
Recently, Leh is also becoming a winter destination for those who love a bit of adventure. However, the temperatures drop down to minus-seventeen degrees Celsius and most of the restaurants and accommodation options shut down during this period of the year. While it's definitely not a place for partying, due to the region's Tibetan Buddhist culture, guest to the region experience a warm, welcoming vibe. Leh and the nearby areas at least need two weeks to explore. During your first day or two, it's advised to take plenty of rest to acclimatize to the high altitude of the Himalayan region.
Written by local enthusiast for Leh hostels Zin
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Leh. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Leh. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Leh costs on average $7 for a dorm. A hostel in Leh with private rooms costs on average $34.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Leh 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.