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Zostel Jodhpur Reviews

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

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122 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 66%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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This is an excellent budget option. The staff are friendly and welcoming and clearly work hard to make sure the hostel looks nice. They are knowledgeable about the area and will give straightforward and helpful information. Bathrooms are clean, common area cozy and dorms cozy and comfortable. This is an excellent budget option.


Great staff who went out of their way to make you feel welcome. Willing to help you with future travel bookings for the next stage of your trip in India. Enjoyed watching the cricket with the staff when I needed to relax. Allowed us to use the hostel while we waited for out night train to Jaisalmer. Great first experience of the Zostel chain will definitely be using them again this trip.

  • 22nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A little bit outside of Jodhpur but Anand is a great guy, taking care of all your needs. Everything is nice and tidy. Wasn't that busy in march because of shoulder season but this Zostel has the potential to be perfect with the right crowd. I definitely recommend this place!

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Hi! Thank you for taking out time to let us know about your experience. We're glad you found our place to be clean and tidy and that you liked the staff! About the location, yes, we're not in the centre of the city but we are accessible via public transport and tuktuk. Do visit us in the peak season and we're sure you'll have an even more amazing time. Anand would be happy to host you again. Cheers, Zostel


We booked this hostel thinking about the laundry facilities that it mentioned. But it is far away the reality! The washer machine does not even have a door, and there is no dryer machine nor space for hanging the clothes! This hostel is far away from the city center, they have 3 showers and toilets for the hole floor (30 pax). And the internet does not worked so well either. We booked 3 days and only stayed 1.

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Hi! First off, let us clarify a couple of things. Our washing machine is completely in working condition. Few washing machines in India have a dryer, and since we get plenty of sunlight, we don't need one. There is a clothes' stand on the terrace to hang clothes. Our hostel is lesser than 12 mins from the city, so we're accessible but not in the centre of chaos. We understand that might not suit your preferences. Sorry about that. Thanks, Zostel


Away from the main Fort but taxi will take you to the Fort for 60 Rupees. Arrived and staff were lying around in guest room and not too helpful. I might be old fashioned but staff should still be professional, I am finding this at most Hostels in India.

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Hi! Thank you for letting us know about your experience. We might be young but that does not mean we are not professional. We only visit a guest's room if we are having a conversation with them, otherwise we do not encroach on their spaces. A staff member might sometimes sleep in one of the dorms if the other guests in the dorm are okay with it or they are alone and need some company. We did not mean to cause any inconvenience. Thanks, Zostel


First of all, this hostel is located in out of nowhere. You can't even find restaurants, except one on downstairs, unless you take a tuk tuk, taxi or bus. Daytime staff couldn't care less about travelers and spoke poor English. The restaurant in downstairs tried to overcharge us by not giving the bill (just said 400 rupees), but when we asked for breakdown bill, it was 300. I don't understand what this hype about Zostel chain, but this one was really the worst of all. Cannot recommend.


Very good, just as every other Zostel is. Slightly out of town, but it is nice to be away from all the noise. Plus they order taxis into town for around 50 rupees

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Hello there! It's so great to know that we could live up to your expectations when it comes to Zostel. You rightly said that though we might not be at the very centre of the city, we are away from the chaos and pollution. We're always happy to help travellers hitch a tuktuk too. Looking forward to hosting you again :) Cheers, Zostel


Very nice stay in a very very good dorm. Clean and comfortable !

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Hello! Thank you so much for the short and lovely review plus the rating, we really appreciate it when travellers take out time to let us know about their stay. It's good to know that you liked the dorms and found everything to be clean and comfortable. Do visit us in Jaipur, Udaipur, Goa, Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Vadodara as well. Cheers, Zostel


Sympathyc, it's good value for money, little kitchen, great to cook by yourself if you can't eat no more spicy specialities ! Little far from center but very good and cheaper taxi service with the Apps of jodhpur, ask the team !


Pretty decent hostel and my first Zostel experience, nice atmosphere marred only by the manager having a drinking session with some friends who passed out in the room and snored all night! Bit of a pain to get to and from town.

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Hello, thank you for letting us know about your experience at Zostel. We're glad you liked the hostel and the atmosphere. We'd just like to say that our manager was just giving company to some of the other guests, because he has to be available at all times to handle check-ins, issues, etc. We're are truly sorry for the inconvenience caused and we'll make sure this remains a one-off incident. We are well-connected via tuktuks and buses to the city. Cheers, Zostel


This hostel attracts young travelers that follow lonely planet and want to meet others doing the same instead of thinking for themselves and actually exploring. When I was there the employee was getting drunk with his friends on the balcony and being extremely loud until 1am, then I had to wake him up off the floor at 9am to check out. Very unprofessional. Would never consider staying at another zostel.


All Zostels are very recommendable. Great facilities like washing machine and common kitchen.

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Hello! Well, well, seems like we have a true blue Zosteler here in the blue city! Thank you so, so much for the great review and rating. It's always nice to hear that we could live up to the expectations of our amazing travellers. We're glad you enjoyed the facilities that we provide. We hope to host you again soon - that Zostel passport needs some stamping :) Cheers, Zostel


It's a bit out of the way, but not too bad. It's a good hostel with good beds and a good vibe.

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Ahoy there! It's so great to know that you liked our hostel, felt the beds were comfy and you enjoyed the Zostel vibe. About the location, it is a little away from the city, but that also means it's away from all the noise, pollution and chaos. We're still very well-connected via public transport and within 12 minutes of all the attractions in the city. Hope that we can host you again soon :) Cheers, Zostel


Amazing staff making this an unforgetable stay!

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

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Hiya! With a few words, you've really made us happy, we're over the moon right now! Thank you so much for taking out time to let us know about your wonderful experience. Glad that we have a little space in your mind now. We'll keep flooding you with memories...come by again soon so we can chill together some more :) Cheers, Zostel


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!

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Hello! Thank you so much for the beyond amazing review and rating. We're so glad that we could be the best stay in India, woot! So happy we could show you around Jodhpur. It is a lovely city indeed and the fort is absolutely majestic. Sapan would be really glad to host you again. Stop by the blue city and Zostel soon :) Cheers, Zostel


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.

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Hi! Thank you so much for the great review and rating, we appreciate it. We're so sorry about the inconvenience caused to you by the other guests. Backpacking and hostels are still a relatively new concept but it's catching on. We have dorm rules which most guests follow but sometimes we enforce them if a particular traveller is causing any issues. We'll keep an eye out for such things more vigilantly. Thank you for the suggestion. See you again! Cheers, Zostel


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.

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Hello there! Thank you so much for giving us such a lovely review and rating, appreciate it! It's great to know that you liked the staff, and props to you for highlighting the affordability of our place. As for the location, we like to maintain a balance between being accessible yet slightly away from all the chaos in the city. We are still well-connected with all the attractions though :) We hope to host you again in the near future! Cheers, Zostel


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

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