We’ve got all bases covered including the best hostels in Delhi for travellers of all types, whether you’re a solo traveller or a couple.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when you …
are tired of bad and crappy hostels
want to avoid the “young party kids”
are happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
We condensed it all to the 3 seriously coolest hostels in Delhi.
At the moment there is no 5 star hostel in Delhi. In fact, this is our very first hostel guide for India, full stop!
You should also add Jaipur to your India Bucketlist. Here’s our guide to 3 best hostels in Jaipur (for female solo-traveller). North of New Delhi you find as well the famous backpacker hot spot Rishikesh. Here you can find a guide to hostels in Rishikesh.
Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 10€ up to 18€ per night. This is a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Student hostels in India: It is quite common for Indian students to live in a hostel during their studies. Be aware that these are usually not the nicest ones because they are cheap and awkwardly located.
Plus the fact that students aren’t always the most sociable… they have work to get done!
On the plus side; there are tons of cool backpacker hostels in Delhi. As a traveller, you should opt for the backpacker hostels, including the great hostels included in this article.
So, please, make sure you check if your hostel is for students or actually travellers. It is a huge difference in India.
1 Day in Delhi: Got limited time? Read this simple and cool guide to spend 1 day in Delhi with exploring historic sights.
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This is the perfect option for those wanting to experience the true chaos of Delhi, with a relaxing oasis to retreat to.
Still not decided where to stay in New Delhi India?
There is always a good place right there for you. Hostel accommodation in Delhi is worth a try.
Forget about hotels and embrace the Delhi new hostels that we have for you. We want to provide you a Delhi accommodation cheap and budget friendly without sacrificing the quality of your stay.
There are plenty of hostels Delhi has to offer and we are giving you the best of the best! Well, you only need to choose one, right?
goStops Delhi Hostel
Zostel South Delhi
New Delhi YMCA Tourist Hostel
Come and experience the best of Delhi. You can visit Delhi main places, and try out bar and restaurant in South Delhi with your new found friends. Backpackers Delhi has a lot of activities in stored for you.
goStops Delhi Hostel
If you want to be in the midst of Old Delhi, goStops Delhi is the place for you!
Their private rooms and dorm rooms are clean, comfortable and very spacious. The common rooms is a great place to meet and hang out with people from all over the world.
The staff are very helpful and friendly. They also organise old Delhi City tour for a low price that guests will surely enjoy.
24-hour front desk
Location: The goStops Delhi hostel is 1 km away from the famous Jama Masjid, 1.5 km away from the historic Red Fort, 2 km away from India Gate and 2.5 km away from Connaught Place. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is 16 km away, but easily accessible by the Airport Express metro station located 1.5 km from the hostel. The Delhi Gate Subway Station is just 5 m away from the hostel.
Zostel South Delhi is one of the hostels in South Delhi. It is all about good ambiance and relaxation. It is just so peaceful and it is very rare in Delhi area.
Their common areas are all very nicely decorated and very spacious. Great for meeting new backpackers!
The property is beautiful and the environment is very safe. The hostel has day trip and night activity that is great for solo travelers looking to meet others.
24-hour front desk
Location: Located in one of the most premium yet peaceful locations in New Delhi, it is situated 3.7 km away from the famous Qutub Minar, 7 km from the Garden of Five senses, 3.2 km from the world famous Chattarpur Temples and 2.8 km away from DLF Emporio mall. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is just 8 km away whereas the intercity metro is just 2.5 km away from the hostel.
AmigosIndia is one of the best youth hostels in Delhi. It’s home away from home.
If you really want to enjoy your vacation this is the place where you should stay. If you talk about money its worth and value for money.
Atmosphere surrounding facility and specially people they are amazing. We would recommend this place to all fun-loving people and yes for those who want to explore India and get some peace and happiness.
So, check availability right away.
Facilities for disabled guests
Very good breakfast
Location: Lodhi Gardens is 12 km from Amigos India, while Lotus Temple is 12 km away. The nearest airport is Delhi International, 13 km from the hostel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
This New Delhi hostel doesn’t have dorm rooms but it has plenty of private rooms that makes it perfect for families and small group of friends.
It is quiet at night so you can really sleep well for more energy the next day.
Location: The popular Connaught Place is 980 m and the Shivaji Stadium Metro Station is 850 m. The hostel is 780 m from the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, 2.3 km from Jantar Mantar and 3.4 km from the India Gate. The Rajiv Chowk Metro Station is 2.5 km and the New Delhi Railway Station is 2.1 km. It is 10 km away from Soul Stay Delhi. The Delhi International Airport is 13.3 km away.
LetsBunk Poshtel is the cooler hostel option due to its interior design; more luxury and stylish!
Are hostels in Delhi safe?
We only want the best for you so the hostels that we feature in this guide are definitely safe. Not sure about the others.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Delhi. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
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What are the best hostels in Delhi?
You can find the best Delhi hostels in this article!
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