Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

We do not entertain new guests arriving past our check-in time i.e 10:00 PM. The guest room/dorm key-bearer (key-keeper) leaves at 10:00 PM and comes at 07:00 AM. Smoking anywhere inside the dwelling units or the building of the home-stay is strictly prohibited - a fine of Rs. 500 will be imposed on the defaulter(s). Distance from Shimla city centre - 6.5 Km by foot, 8 km by car and 12 Km by bus.

Paid Breakfast is served between 08:00 A.M - 09:30 A.M in the common dining room. Meals can be ordered from outside restaurants as per their food menu price & delivery charge. Delivery time is 01:00 - 01:30 hour. Last order for delivery is taken at 09:30 PM.

Guest rooms are clean, spacious & sunny with open-able windows and are equipped with desk, lockable wardrobe with drawers & attached balcony/terrace. All rooms have a clean bathroom with wall mounted/hand shower, shower curtain, hot water geyser, modern toilet with western seat & bidet.

All rooms come with fresh bed linen, fresh bath towels, quilts & blankets, toilet paper roll, bathing bar, shampoo and liquid hand soap. Bed linen/bath towels are changed after every 4 nights.

Taxis can be arranged for sightseeing. We also help with booking tickets (Bus/Train/Air) & offer currency exchange.

We have a sun deck, mediation room, WiFi lounge and a well-kept garden at home. You can also use the dining room, the fridge for stocking food, fruits or drinks & water filter for purified drinking water. The WiFi lounge is open from 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Hi-Speed Wi-Fi is also available in the private rooms free of charge.

Main area attractions include The Nyingmapa (Dorje Drak) Tibetan Monastery, Satya Sai Baba Temple (Sarva Dharma Mandir - Temple Of All Faiths), Harihar Udasin Shiv Shakti Mandir (Hindu temple & ashram) and Brahma Kumaris Spiritual Organization for Yoga and Meditation.

Aapo Aap is a private residence where the owners family resides. Top floors are meant for family use while the other floors have accommodation for the guests. It is a drive-in property with ample parking space.

The areas displaying 'Private Area' inside the homestay are off-limits for the guests. Please respect the personal space of their host family.

LGBTQIPA+ friendly accommodation.

Aapo Aap Home Stay Policies:

For all reservations, we require FULL (100 percent) advance payment to confirm your booking with us. Payment details will be sent to the email address provided by you at the time of booking. Payment is to be made within 12 hours of the email receipt else the booking will stand cancelled without any further notice.

Cancellation: The amount paid is fully refundable up to 8 days before the check-in date. Cancellation received up to 7 days before your scheduled arrival is non-refundable. No refund for late arrival, early departure and/or no-show.

A refund takes 7-10 working days to reflect in your original mode of payment. Any Payment/Deposit made on Hostelworld does not reach us and as such we cannot refund the same.

Early Departures/Late Arrivals: No refunds will be given for early departures or for shortening the duration of stay or arriving on a later date.

Check-in time is between 02:00 pm - 10:00 pm (14:00 - 22:00). Check out time is before 12 Noon.

Guests of in-house guests: The private room price mentioned is for 2 persons. Stay by a person(s) [Adults/Children], apart from the one(s) in whose name the original booking was made, would incur an additional charge as per additional room tariff or Rs.500 for extra person, subject to a maximum of 3 persons in a private room on additional payment.

There is a Rs.2000/- per person cash deposit (optional) against the dorm/locker key. You get this back when you return the dorm door/ locker key to us in an undamaged & reusable condition. No deposit required for the private rooms.

Electric room heater is available at an additional charge of Rs.300 per night, per heater. Hot water bottle (bed warmer) is available for Rs.50/- per night.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Oct 2019
    10/10 not just because the facilities were great or the staff was wonderful (though both were true). Outstanding experience overall! Beautiful quiet location on top of a ridge with great views (though stay elsewhere if town is #1 priority). Wonderful facilities kept to very high cleanliness standards. Peaceful atmosphere if you would like, or there may be a few other guests to hang out with. And the innkeeper is wonderful: 1st hostel I've been to where I wasn't pushed to buy tours, food, etc.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    Amazing host, made us feel so welcome and couldn't do enough for us! Rooms were spotless and very good value for money. Food was excellent! Best homestay/hostel I have ever stayed in.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    Excellent - surpassed every expectation. Aapo Aap was amazing! Shivi, the host, couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating and the home stay is absolutely beautiful - easily the best place for the price around! The location, just outside of shimla, is peaceful and within easy reach of the center so is not a problem at all. We have already talked about coming again in the future, thanks so much Shivi!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Jul 2019
    Really amazing location and very reasonable rate for the pricing. I'll always recommend this for Shimla.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Jun 2019
    It was SUPER CLEAN !! The place is awesome. The host helped us a lot in deciding how to plan our short trip. Plus the crowd in the hostel was pretty nice, met some really nice people.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Oct 2019
    The hostel is absolutely okay in all aspects, if u are okay with the fact that it's a tad bit far from the main road
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    28 Jul 2019
    It takes some time to get to Aapo Aap, but once you are there you are feeling like arriving in heaven. Stunning views from the huge balconies, beautiful house and garden and Shivi and his parents couldn’t be more welcoming and helpful! The food is home cooked and delicious, but you can also prepare your own food. The location is quite in a suburb of Shimla, close to the monastery (which is worth a visit) and a short walk and bus ride to the hustle and bustle of Shimla.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 May 2019
    Well, this is one of those exquisite places where you have an amazing combo of breathtaking views, extremely humble and hospitable host and value for money! I simply loved it. Shivi bhaiyya has a natural flair of bonding with people and is super affectionate. He is a super local guide. The rooms and the place are just 10/10. The WiFi can be improved a little bit though. Looking forward to many more visits in the future!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    23 Sep 2019
    It was a lovely stay at Aapo App. It is ideally located away from the noise and pollution of Shimla City. The hospitality and friendly behaviour of Shivi and his family along with all the employees were great. Highly Recommend
    India, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.6


    10 May 2019
    Amazing location out of shimla. You will have to get a bus or taxi but they run fairly regularly and are cheap. Staff were really helpful and helped us plan our walks and order our late dinner :)
    England, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities