Welcome to your detailed guide for New Delhi hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in New Delhi, India. Compare prices for New Delhi hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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 New Delhi, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most New Delhi hostels are located in
Paharganj, Vasant Kunj, Pahar Ganj
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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 New Delhi? 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 New Delhi alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in New Delhi. 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 New Delhi. To help you make friends with New Delhi before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
New Delhi is one of the largest cities in India and impresses with lots of temples, museums, and cultural activities. It is spread out vastly and it is pretty difficult to find your way if you are not a local. The choice of your hostel in New Delhi will largely contribute to how easy it will be for you to find the sight you want to visit.
The best place to look for a New Delhi hostel is around Connaught Place. It is a central location, taxis are always available and it is a fairly safe neighborhood. You will probably bump into lots of hostels in Karol Bagh; you should only choose to stay here if you need to be close to the railway station, otherwise it's not the nicest or safest neighborhood. The more upscale New Delhi hostels are way outside of the city center since this is safer and less polluted; but if you plan on doing lots of sightseeing it's less convenient.
After arriving at the airport, take a pre-paid taxi directly to your hostel (pre-booking is highly recommended). Do not let the driver convince you that your hostel does not exist, has burnt down etc. Getting around in New Delhi is a hassle since the public transport system is not very comprehensive and your only chance of getting where you want to go is to take a taxi or a motor-riksha. The latter is much cheaper but can be quite adventurous. Be aware that driver might try to take you to shopping malls where they get commission for bringing in tourists. The safest option is to have your receptionist order a taxi for you.
Try to visit New Delhi in winter since during summertime temperatures will be around 40 degrees. If you have extra time, take a fast train to Agra and visit the legendary Taj Mahal.
Written by local enthusiast for New Delhi hostels Mona
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in New Delhi. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in New Delhi. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in New Delhi costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in New Delhi with private rooms costs on average $20.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for New Delhi 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.