Hostels in Shimla, India

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

Hostels in Shimla

Abuzz OC

Free Breakfast Privacy Curtains
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"Set in Shimla, within 2 km of The Mall Road and 1.3 km of Victory Tunnel, Abuzz Oc offers accommodation with a shared lounge and as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The property … More
Solo Traveller
"…Located on the national highway leading to Reckong Peo and Spiti, this beautiful hostel is just a stone's throw away from all of Kufri's adventure activities. From ski sports to yak rides, and … More
Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation offers evening entertainment and a shared kitchen. All guest rooms at the hostel come with a seating … More
Solo Traveller
"…To maintain the backpacking culture and community spirit we promote self service in all our cafes. Guests can order & consume outside food in the designated dining areas and private rooms only … More
"Across its varying locations, Together Shimla is situated in the center of it all, embodying the juxtaposition between a city so alive that you can hear a heartbeat, and a space so peaceful you … More
73/1 Ram Bazar,Shimla 4th floor More
Solo Traveller
Below Firhil Hotel, Near Tunnel 103 ALtruist Technologies Pvt. ltd. More
Solo Traveller
"…And thanks to the ski ascents at every corner, you'll constantly be reminded of the thrill of the sport. The balconies in our private rooms are the perfect place to de-stress and spill tea over a … More
"…Featuring a private bathroom with a shower, rooms at the hostel also boast free WiFi, while some rooms include a mountain view. Guests at Zu-Zu Hostels can enjoy an Asian breakfast. The … More

Hotels in Shimla

"Banjara Mountain Retreat Chail Hills is situated in the lap of nature on the Hill Top of Chail. Banjara Mountain Retreat Chail Hills is just 2 hours drive from Chandigarh, in the salubrious … More
"…For all last-minute bookings, we do not accept cheque and net banking payment under any circumstances. Taxes not included - occupancy tax 12.00 % per room per night Breakfast not included. No … More

Guest Houses in Shimla

"…Both WiFi and private parking are available at the homestay free of charge. Fitted with a balcony, the units feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower and free toiletries. … More

Campsites in Shimla

"Camping in Shimla – At Jungle Stays, we offer a canvas of mountains and valleys, forests and fauna, walks and trails to lure you away from your gadgets. You get to enjoy and breathe a lungful … More

Hostels in Shimla, India

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

Get to know Shimla (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 Shimla.

The hill station of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India (also known as Simla), the largest city of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, is picture perfect as it abounds in natural beauty. The British were the first to "discover" this lovely hill station and immediately fell in love with it and made it their summer capital. When seen from the snow-clad Himalayan mountains, this little hill station -- which lies in between beautiful lakes and lush green pastures -- looks like an excerpt from the mind of a highly imaginative painter! What makes the hill station of Shimla unique is that it retains its Colonial charm and creates an ambiance that is found nowhere in India, no matter which part of the year you visit. The summers here are warm, with cool and pleasant evenings, while the winters are quite cold and the temperatures can go as low as zero degrees Celsius. Needless to say, then, hostels in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, cater to the different needs of travelers during both seasons.

Shimla is a photographer's paradise with great locations that make for picture-perfect shots. One of them is the Mall Road of Shimla, which is located at the heart of the town and is one of the busiest commercial places in the city. It was built by the British during their Colonial rule in India and has some interesting historic buildings. Another good place to visit is the Shimla Ridge, which is the heart of all cultural activities of the city. It is situated along the Mall Road and connects most major places like the Lakkar Bazaar, Mall, Scandal Point, and Jakhoo Hill.

If you are looking for a cozy picnic spot at Shimla, be sure to stop off at Annandale. It is a major tourist attraction and is located around two kilometers from the heart of the city, not far from most hostels in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. You can relax and unwind here and spend as much time as you would like to, without anyone making you leave. Glenn is another good picnic spot located about four kilometers from the heart of the city. It is made up of thick deodar trees and is a calm and tranquil place. The British used it as their playground for cricket, racing, and polo. Apart from these spots, add the Prospect Hill, the State Museum and Library, Summer Hill, and the Viceregal Lodge to your travel itinerary when you visit Shimla.

Shimla is home to several types of accommodation to cater to different needs. Hostels in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India, are the most affordable and practical means of accommodation for travelers who want to enjoy the region's scenic beauty and just need a comfortable place to sleep at night. Prices of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India hostels are often reasonable even at peak times, though it is advisable to book in advance to get the best rooms and prices.

Written by local enthusiast for Shimla hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Shimla hostels Joy Barboza

Shimla 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 Shimla, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 9
Average dorm price $10
Average private room price $57
Cheapest Hostel in Shimla Kumar Guest House with $2.5
Average rating of all hostels 7.3

FAQ about Shimla Hostels

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Travel Tips for Shimla - from the Community

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