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.
-The same dormitory allocation cannot be guaranteed for group reservations and is subject to availability.
-No room service or baggage carrying service is available
-We accept a maximum of 12 reservations for a group.

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

In the foothills of the Himalayas, 800 metres from Laxman Jhula Bridge connecting the two villages in Rishikesh, this hostel is nestled in one of the best locations.
Easy access to all main tourist attractions, supermarkets, ATMs, medical facilities. Tapovan is the hub of exotic cafes/restaurants, Yoga schools and Ashrams in Rishikesh.

Following the footsteps of the best hostel chains in Europe, our vision is to make a traveler’s life easy. Backpackers deserve all the comfort and ease in the world and that is exactly what we specialize in. We provide you a space to relax and connect with new friends. It is a one stop destination to make the most out of your stay in Rishikesh. When you hear the word hostel, you tend to let go of the luxuries a hotel provides but this budget hostel is a catch for the facilities it offers. Our team strives to make your stay memorable by helping you plan your itinerary and organizing activities like sun rise treks, adventure sports, Bollywood dance, evening Aarti , city tours, yoga sessions on the terrace etc.
Whether you just stop in Rishikesh for a couple of days, or you're planning an extended sightseeing and yoga detox trip, Blue Jay is the place to be. We have listed our facilities below for your convenience.

●A spacious yet cozy common area where you are welcome to choose your own seating arrangement- lie down if you feel like it and get lost in the perpetual flow of water in the adjoining fountain wall or you could spend some time reading.
●The common area is armed with multiple amenities such as an LCD screen for a movie night, speakers for a party night, a small library section, a washroom and a gaming area with various indoor games to spend some great time with your new friends on a rainy day.
●We also have cozy hangout lobbies on each floor with huge glass walls showing the beautiful view outside. There's also a common washroom on each floor, just in case., also a rooftop cafe with a breath-taking panoramic view of the town.
●All private rooms come with huge comfy beds, shower, toilet facilities, toiletries, a huge mirror, a table and a closet for your belongings. The deluxe rooms have a balcony as well.
●The dorm rooms have comfortable beds with lights, fans and curtains for each bed. There are lockers (with USB charging points) for your belongings and huge glass windows to Rishikesh’s trademark view
●You'll get Wi-Fi as well as all essential information about the goings-on in town.
●The hostel is equipped with a proper fire fighting system in place and pays top most attention to the safety of the guests.

General Directives and Policies for the patrons of Blue Jay Hostel

We cater to individuals only above the age of 18.
We require all patrons to pay upon arrival via cash, credit cards, debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Rupay)+ taxes.
Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.
Check in between 1 PM and midnight.
Check out any time before 10 AM.
Checking in requires a valid photo ID. No ID = No check-in!
Our reception is at your service around the clock.
No curfew.
We offer a secure space with smart card access to the front door, the floors, your rooms and locker.
We have a strict no-smoking policy.

Towels are available for hire at the reception for guests availing of dorm room facilities. For the ones who hire rooms, towels are included in your package.
We request all patrons to not litter so as to maintain cleanliness in and around their vicinity as a mark of courtesy towards other guests.
We would consider ourselves to be India’s first premium hostel. Not that we mean to brag, however, our experience in the hospitality industry has enabled us to cover minute details to ensure your comfort and convenience.
For instance, you won’t find any other hostel in India, apart from the Blue Jay, which offers its guests the convenience of a USB charger in the dorm bed locker which permits you to put your device on charging mode without any concerns. Apart from that, both bunk beds in the dormitory are designed in an impeccable manner to ensure that neither person hits their head against the ceiling or the base of the upper bunk. Such little things are not so little; we know what our clients need and we have done everything accordingly.
Besides, it is not bragging if we can back it up, right? We would love it if you come pay us a visit the next time you are in or around Rishikesh to know whether Blue Jay is legit or just simply too good to be true. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Oct 2019
    The staff were always happy to help with anything and the cleanliness++++. Thanks for making our trip in Rishikesh one to remember :)
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2019
    Highly recommended. New, modern, very clean. The staff are wonderful, excellent facilities and a great atmosphere. Stayed in a dorm, privacy curtains, fans, light and charge station. Close to the main access road, shirt walk to the action. Will be back.
    Poland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Sep 2019
    Very good place to stay, I strongly recommend to people for staying in Rishikesh. And the staff were very friendly
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Jul 2019
    Blue Jay is a seriously amazing Hostel, I can't recommend in highly enough!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Aug 2019
    Undoubtedly it is the best hostel in India right now and I hope they are able to maintain it the same way in future. Wish I could spend my entire stay there...
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    16 Jun 2019
    The Bluejay is a very well-kept hostel in this area. You get a sense of community at this hostel and they have great features and amenities. I would stay here again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 May 2019
    Fantastic hostel, they helped us book our onwards travel and organise a transfer when we got to Jaipur to Ranthambore.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Oct 2019
    We stayed in a private room. Excellent cleanliness and comfort. We heard no honking or noises, and it was only a short walk to the main road. Staff were helpful. The common area is mainly used for guests waiting to check out or who have checked out, and has a coffee shop vibe for lounging or working. Not very social but very peaceful. Would stay here again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    06 Oct 2019
    Such a great hostel. It’s fairly new and the staff really look after the place to keep it looking nice. Clean and comfy beds, hot showers and nice common space to hang out. Wonderful roof terrace to chill and do some morning yoga. Great location and close by to loads of shops and restaurants. Would stay here again!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 May 2019
    One of the most ultra modern well built hostels I've come across ever. Beds, dorm rooms, bathrooms, AC, common room, etc. were all comfy and fine. There is not much to complain about, except kitchen use is NOT allowed. If they can keep their dorm prices down, other hostels might have to up their game or perish!
    India, Male, 41+
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi