Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

-Bed allocation and early check-in is subject to availability and may be chargeable at the hostel.
-Groups will be assigned the same dorms.
-No room service or baggage carrying service is available
-Contact our reservation team for group reservations of more than 6 people before you make the booking. These have to be approved in advance.
-The group leader should ensure that the entire group cooperates with our staff during check-in and also during the stay. It’s a win-win for all.
-We care about our inmate’s safety and reserve the right to refuse entry (at the hostel without refund) or cancel the reservation of groups (at the hostel without refund) whose members participate in inappropriate behaviour of any kind.
-Please do not smoke, eat or drink inside the dorm. We have an outdoor café for all miscellaneous activities except drinking alcohol of course :)

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled 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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

• Experience Rishikesh in the new normal •

Are you unsure about the new destination for your travel plans? Do you want to go out but don't feel safe?
We know that COVID-19 has brought the world to a cease and travel industry has been hit the worst. But we also know how much we all are longing to go out and experience the world.

We have taken an initiative to provide you with a safer place to live.

•Government guidelines followed
•Daily contactless temperature check
•Daily deep cleaning of all spaces
•Mobile Check-In and Check out
•In room food service using your Mobile
•Only group bookings for dorm
•In house staff stay to avoid outside contact

Your health, experience and comfort matter the most to us and we pledge that #YourSafetyIsOurPriority - today and tomorrow.

Let's show the world that we can still relax and have fun in the new normal.

In the foothills of the Himalayas, 800 meters from Laxman Jhula Bridge which connects two of Rishikesh's villages, our hostel is nestled in one of the best locations, Tapovan, a quiet and serene locality. With easy access to major tourist attractions, supermarkets, ATM, medical facilities, it is the center of popular cafes, restaurants, Yoga schools and ashrams in Rishikesh.

We are a team of young travelers and our priority is to make our guests feel welcome and their stay as comfortable as possible,
also help them to know and explore more.

When you hear the word hostel, you tend to let go of the luxuries a hotel provides but our budget hostel is a catch for the facilities it offers.
It has been designed to maximize comfort from the point of view of a traveler's daily life.
We offer:

●A cozy common area, hangout lobbies on each floor, a tour desk and 24/7 front desk, CCTV camera and a lift.

●There are various safety measures in place like thermal screening at check-in, regular disinfection of all touch points and the entire property. We take special care of your safety in the hostel.

● A rooftop cafe, Cafe The Nest, that serves delicious food and a beautiful open terrace with breath-taking views of the mountains.

Above all, an amiable and welcoming team that is always ready to help.

We would love you to come pay us a visit the next time you are in or around Rishikesh and have a memorable experience with our Blue Jay family!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Feb 2020
    Blue Jay was an excellent hostel. We loved our chai here. I mean...our TIME here. But there is free chai...just in case you were wondering... Also the hostel group was awesome, from the friends at the front desk to the cafe upstairs all of the workers welcomed us in and made us feel at home. The hostel itself is quite nice with a fun common room downstairs and a relaxing patio upstairs. This is also the only place in all of India that we have stayed which had shower doors! Woohoo!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Jan 2020
    Blue Jay was amazing especially the tours with Badu, Swati and Risikesh! Beds were so clean and it’s in a great location would definitely recommend
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Jan 2020
    A seriously awesome hostel in Rishikesh! It had the European vibe about it which I have been missing throughout India, and it made a great impression of a hostel for my girlfriend who was staying at one for the first time. The staff are incredibly friendly and make you feel at home immediately. The hostel runs a bunch of activities during the day so you get the most out of Rishikesh, and we even did an impromptu family dinner which was great! Super clean and very good value for what you get.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Jan 2020
    Quite cozy and chill place.. The hospitality of the staff is legendary (Mr. Rishikesh, Good Job) I’m sure they put a lot of effort to keep happy a wide range of visiting hosts.. We have been dealt good, place is the cleanest and really secure. If you’re up for it have a good time too ;)
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Feb 2020
    It was a wonderful stay. The construction building is new, the facilites are very clean and the staff is very good. Very well located. I had a great time there, and I would definitely go back.
    Costa Rica, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Jan 2020
    Lovely hostel, so well managed and really clean and great bathrooms, nice cafe at the top too
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    11 Feb 2020
    Hostel was impeccably clean and the facilities/rooms/toilets/showers were excellent. But, the atmosphere didn’t have an “it factor” that you sometimes find in hostels.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Jan 2020
    Lovely new hotel / hostel a short walk from Laxma Jula Bridge. Very clean double room with lovely shower room and balcony. Nice rooftop cafe (although unfortunately shut for the last day or so of our stay due to staffing problems). Staff were really helpful - and we thoroughly enjoyed a sunrise trek which they organised as a group tour. Would thoroughly recommend.
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    28 Feb 2020
    Overall the stay was nice. However the hostel could have provided basic toiletries like towel and small soap bar with the accommodation.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 5.4


    01 Feb 2020
    Extremely rude and cunning hostel manager. Ruined the whole stay. Hostel staff rudely enters in dorm rooms at 2,3,4 AM and wakes everyone up by making sounds and turning lights on.
    India, Mixed Group, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi