Hostels in Nainital, India

8 hostels available. Prices start from $3 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Nainital

Youth Hostel
"…2. Check in from 10:00 to 23:00. 3. Check out before 11:00 noon. 4. Payment upon arrival by cash only. 5. Reception working hours 09:00-20:00. 6. No age restriction. 7. Taxes included. 8. … More
Youth Hostel
"…However, availing a padlock from the reception will be subject to availability and at an additional cost. It is advised that you carry a lock. Should any action by a guest be deemed … More
Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…- We believe in self-help and do not provide luggage assistance or room services. - Alcohol consumption is permitted at the premises as per the property’s discretion and local laws. Outside … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…but, what takes our breath away. Hots hostel is surrounded by valley and located in mid of jungle, which means one has to hike uphill and down hill both for 670 meters to reach the property … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…With tastefully designed interiors and scenic views on the outside, goSTOPS Nainital - Rooms & Dorms is a great choice for travellers looking for a lovely place on a budget. Being a picturesque … More
Party Hostel
"…As a brand, we do not recommend families and do not allow all those below 18 years of age to stay with us. Check-in - 13:00 to 23:00 Check out - 11:00 Journey Cafe (not operated by The … More
Youth Hostel
"…Be it at the open garden area surrounding the hostel, the bonfire pit all set for those cold nights or the mesmerising glass house on the top floor that will become your dream office space during … More
"…Check out from 08:00 to 11:00 noon. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes not included - 12% Breakfast not included. No curfew. We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age." …"From … More

Hotels in Nainital

"…Our Bhowali resort is perched on a mountaintop only 15 minutes from Mall Road (Nainital), Bhimtal, Kainchi Dham, and Naina Devi Mandir. Sunshine, lush green forests, non-polluted air, natural … More
"…Recommended experiences: Explore the ancient houses with British architecture. Go on village and nature walks. Take day trips to Bhimtal, Sattal, and Naukuchiatal. Important note: - Our … More
"…Terms and Conditions: Cancellation policy: 3 days 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 to 20:00 . … More

Hostels in Nainital, India

8 hostels available. Prices start from $6 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Nainital (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 Nainital.

Guess what? Nainital is also named and spelled Naini Tal - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Nestled in the arms of the mighty Himalayan range, Nainital (Naini Tal), Uttarakhand, India, is a hill station that beckons travelers from far and wide. Located in a valley that is also home to a pear-shaped lake, the mighty wall of mountains cradle this city and keep it away from the outside world. A trek up to the higher peaks surrounding Nainital will give you some magnificent views of rolling plains, tangle ridges, and snowy ranges -- the very canvas of a brilliant artist! Hostels in Nainital (Naini Tal), Uttarakhand are not many, so book in advance, as this city sees its fair share of tourism especially during the summer months.

A common belief is that the Naini Lake is one of sixty-four religious sites where parts of the goddess Parvati fell on earth while she was being divinely transported by Lord Shiva. The Naini Lake is said to be the spot where her eyes fell, and the literal interpretation of Nain-tal is "lake of the eye". A famous temple lies on the shore of the lake and is dedicated to the worship of the goddess Shakti.

A walk through the city of Nainital (Naini Tal), Uttarakhand, India, will bring you face to face with several nineteenth-century European schools that were once the seat of education of the children of British Colonial soldiers and officers during the Edwardian and Victorian eras. Some schools that are quite famous include the Philander Smith's College (now known as Halett War School, and then further renamed as Birla Vidya Mandir), the Diocesan Girls' High School (now known as the All Saints' College) and the Diocesan Boys' School (now known as Sherwood College).

Places of interest are aplenty in Nainital (Naini Tal), Uttarakhand, India. For literary minds, there are several libraries such as the Uttarakhand Academy of Administration, the Durga Lal Shah Municipal Public Library, the Kumaon University Library, the ARIES Observatory Library, and the Library and Documentation Center. Of course, boating on Naini Lake, also often referred to as the Queen of Lakes, is popular. The Flatts is an interesting recreational center where you enjoy a range of sports and there are several tournaments organized here.

Tiffin Top, on Ayarpatta Hill, gives you a magnificent view of the surroundings, while Kainchi Dham and Garjiya Temple are religious spots just waiting to be explored. While there are a few hostels in Nainital (Naini Tal), Uttarakhand, India, these are often booked way in advance. So plan your trip as soon as possible and find hostels in Nainital (Naini Tal), Uttarakhand, India, that are within the region of your exploration plans, so that you can enjoy your trip here to the fullest.

Written by local enthusiast for Nainital hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Nainital hostels Joy Barboza

Nainital 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 Nainital, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 8
Average dorm price $10
Average private room price $51
Cheapest Hostel in Nainital HOTs Hostel with $5.5
Party hostels in Nainital Zostel Plus Nainital (naina Range) (2 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 8.4

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