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2nd Floor, Hotel Imperial Polo, Opp Polo Ground, Main Airport Road, Near Paanch Batti Circle, Jodhpur, India

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98 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Amazing staff making this an unforgetable stay!

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


My stay here was the best stay of my whole trip in India. I was lucky enough to be one of the few people in the hostel and spend the time with the manager Sapan and his friend - we had a great time sightseeing and I can't wait to visit again! The fort is absolutely amazing!


Zostel Jodhpur is superb. However a word of caution - domestic Indians generally aren't used to travelers' hostels. Hence the lack of dorm etiquettes. The bunch that checked in on our last night probably mistook the concept to be a regular college students' hostel. They walked in at 10pm and we were already sleeping after a tiring day. Kept the lights on for long and were very noisy. They went out after an hour with the lights still on and came in late being noisy again.


Very friendly staff. Good value for money hostel. It's maybe a little far from the all the main attractions of Jodhpur but the bus picks up right outside the hostel and is cheap and quick. Anybody looking for a hostel in Jodhpur can't go wrong with this place.


Nice place but a bit far, even bus stop is just at the door. As in all Zostels, WiFi sucks. I liked the staff. I would stay again.

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Hello! Thank you for mentioning the staff, we're glad we could make you feel at home. About the location, we are lesser than 12 minutes from Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh fort and Umaid Bhawan. As you mentioned, we're well-connected with the public transport as well. About the WiFi, sorry you felt so. We'll make sure we fix it. We're glad you'd choose to stay with us again...looking forward to hosting you soon :) Cheers, Zostel


Staff were amazing, we had the best laugh of our whole trip to India here as the common room really makes everyone get to know eachother. The hostel was clean and comfortable and food from downstairs was really good. But it was the people that make this hostel so good - thanks to "Dream", "Blue Lotus" + "God" for taking us on a late nite Indian road trip for spicy chicken and chai! Action Jackson next time! Also, they ordered a sports channel for us just so I could watch a Man U match, amazing!!


Big room compared to Zostel Jaipur which made it better. Helpful staff but still, got ripped off on my way to the train station when the receptionist arranged my journey to go there. They always end up wanting their catch which is a bit sad / unfair for the travelers.

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Hi, thank you for highlighting the staff and the spacious rooms. You seem to have misinterpreted a couple of things- we are not the kind of people who cheat customers just to make a quick buck. At night time, the prices go up and this is something that is not under our control. It is the drivers who have this rule, and it has been around for ages. Please do not assume that our staff was behind this. We appreciate the rest of your review though. Thank you, Zostel


Nothing is within walking distance - which means taking an auto/tuk-tuk ride everywhere. You can get a lock from the front desk to put your valuables in a locker and it seems safe enough. The atmosphere is ok, a lot of young people but it doesn't have that buzz that I've experienced in other highly rated hostels. I actually think this is due to the fact that the place itself (outdoor area, rooms, bathrooms esp) aren't very nice. And here's a warning - there's no hot water. Brrr.

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Hi! Our location is actually an asset because we're within 12 minutes of Mehrangarh, Umaid Bhawan and the city centre.Plus we're well-connected with the public transport, yet not in the midst of all the hustle.You just need to switch on the heater for hot water, staff would have been happy to help.We maintain the communal areas well and have received 100+ reviews praising the vibe!We're sorry you didn't feel the same, hope to host you again so we can give you a better experience. Cheers, Zostel


Clean and comfortable dorm and common area but really far from the fort and town center. Good place for meeting like minded travelers.

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Hi! Thank you so much for highlighting the cleanliness, comfort and ambience. We always get to host some interesting people, so it's great to know you liked it :) About the location, we're lesser than 12 minutes from Mehrangarh fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan. And we're well-connected through public transport as well! We hope you will visit us again :) Cheers, Zostel


Another great Zostel. Excellent communal space, nice balcony and chilled atmosphere. The restaurant below is tasty and sends your food up (still continuing my search of India to find someone who can fry an egg properly though!) Staff are awesome, especially Sapan - you are a legend my friend! Little far away but excellent regular buses so not a problem. Highly recommend.

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Hi! Always great to see a familiar face, glad you loved our Jodhpur Zostel. Good to know you liked the atmosphere, the cool balcony, the staff and the food. About the location, we're lesser than 15 minutes from the main attractions and well-connected via public transport. About the egg...hehe, we're a little cuckoo about making it a full fried one :) Do visit us again and we'll make sure that you have the best fried egg of your life! Cheers, Zostel


Lust Loved it

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Hi there! Thank you so much for your short and sweet review. We're glad you loved our Zostel so much. Appreciate it. Do visit us in our other Zostels in Jaipur, Udaipur, Agra, Delhi, Goa, Varanasi! See you soon :) Cheers, Zostel


We booked here because we had a great time in Zostel in Jaipur, but we were really disappointed ! Except for one guy, the staff was not nice, they spent their time watching bollywood movie in the common area (so nobody except them in this area !!), they didn't talk... The location was really far from the center. The accomodation were not clean at all and the rooms were really small... I will not recommend this hostel to anyone, because it was not jice and way to expensive !!

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Hi! We're sorry for the unsatisfactory experience that you had. Regarding the staff watching a movie in the common room, we apologize for the incident, it won't happen again. We usually keep the hostel spic-n-span, we'll look into this. About the location, we're lesser than 15 mins away from Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan and Mehrangarh fort, yet there's none of the mad bustle in our area. We hope you will give us another chance to host you and give you the experience you deserve! Cheers, Zostel


Finally a legit hostel in India! Keep it up guys (but please skip the servant-attitude, backpackers don't like that)

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Hi! Good to know you had such a great time at our Zostel, and thank you for calling us a legit one :) About the servant attitude, we're unsure what you mean. Each and every member of our staff is extremely valuable to the operation and they are treated so. However, we apologize if you felt any discord. Do stop by again and come Zosteling with us soon :) Cheers, Zostel


The best place to be in when you are in Jodhpur. I had heard a lot about this chain of hostels from other travelers, so i took a decision of trying them out in Jodhpur, I must say that these guys are doing an awesome job. Clean European style washrooms with very powerful showers , free and very speedy Wi-Fi. #LoveZostel

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Hi! It's great to know that you had such a wonderful time with us, we're so happy you decided to take the word of other guests who've gone Zosteling before :) Good to know you loved the clean rooms/washrooms and the facilities as well. #LoveZostel is our favourite hashtag forever and ever! :) Do stop by and visit us in Jaipur, Udaipur, Delhi, Agra, Goa and Varanasi as well. Cheers, Zostel


To start... We arrived, entered the hostel, walked around, shouted.. nobody came.. Security 0! I had to enter the rooms and find the guy that was supposed to be in the reception sleeping.. Then he said as it was 2AM we have lost our room.. It was only reserved til midnight.. I don't know how right he is since it was paid, and it says the reception is open 24h. Then, we went to that disgusting toilet and on the way back to the room i see a HUGE RAT, so, if you go there.. i wish you luck:)

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Hi! We're sorry about the unsatisfactory experience that you had. About the rat issue, there was some construction work going on in the area and every building was affected. However, we worked tirelessly to get rid of it immediately. And we're sorry about the staff - we'll make sure this does not happen again. However, we will say that our security is always top-notch and we keep the toilets really clean at all times. Once again, we apologize for your unsatisfactory experience. - Zostel


Perfect stay in jodhpur. Lovely helpfull people working there, nice atmosphere. Not in the city center, but i think that's a plus, because you stay out of the chaos, and a rickshaw ride is cheap. I would definitely recommend this place, as well as all the other zostel places in India!

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Hi! Glad to know you had a perfect stay with us, always makes us happy to hear that :) It's great you loved the staff and atmosphere. You're completely right about the location as well. It's close enough to everything worth seeing, but you can come back and relax after a tiring day as well. Hope you will visit us again soon :) Cheers, Zostel


Zostel was a decent place to stay in Johdpur; good value for money, very clean, comfy beds and decent common area to meet people. However, it's about 10 minutes from the city centre, where tons of hostels/hotels are located, the wifi is dodgy and the staff were uncommunicative and unhelpful. I'd recommend it if you're not worried about paying a little extra for ricksaw rides to/from the city every day - they'll try to scam you but you shouldn't pay more than 80 for a trip.

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Hi! Thank you for highlighting the affordability, cleanliness, comfort and the ambience. About our location, we're less than 10 minutes away from the main attractions like Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan and Jaswant Thada. We'd always be happy to help with hailing autos. We're sorry about the WiFi, we've fixed the issue. If you have any more feedback, drop us a line at zobu@zostel.com and we'll work on it. Hope you'll give us to provide you with a better experience next time! Cheers, Zostel


Had an absolutely wonderful experience here! Very helpful staff and a great atmosphere to spend time in. I wish I could have stayed a few more nights, just to hang out haha. Definitely recommend it if you're stopping through Jodhpur!

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Hi! We completely agree...we too wish you'd stayed a couple of more nights :) Glad to know you had such a wonderful experience with us. Thank you for highlighting the staff and the atmosphere. We're sure you must have made tons of friends here, us included. Do visit our other Zostels in Jaipur, Udaipur, Agra, Goa, Delhi and Varanasi :) Cheers, Zostel


Staff were genuinely helpful and did go out of their way to be welcoming. This is hostel is not in a good postion for ease of access to the main sights of the city. However the biggest problem for me were the two rats in the kitchen and the mice running around the floor in the dorm. I recognise that the vermin problem goes wider than the hostel which is above a hotel, but the lack of cleanliness in the kitchen is a problem.

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Hi! Thank you for mentioning the staff. About the location, we're withing 10 minutes of the main attractions like Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan, Jaswant Thada. About the rat situation, we sincerely apologize. Actually, there was work going around in the area and the whole street was affected. That is no excuse still, and we are very sorry about your experience. We hope you will give us a chance to host you again so we can give you a 5-star time. Cheers, Zostel


Nice hostel like the other 'Zostels' throughout Rajasthan. Little bit out of the way but a rickshaw ride to where you need to be is cheap. Staff are helpful and friendly.

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Hi there! Thank you for taking out time to give us this great review and rating. We're glad you found us to be consistent with the other Zostels you've visited and that you liked the staff. About the location, we're in a safe and secure area close to the city yet away from the hustle and bustle, so it's the perfect place to relax after a tiring day of exploring. We're also within 10 minutes of Meharangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan. Hope you will visit us again soon :) Cheers, Zostel

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