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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

HOTs hostel Jeolikote is India's first Hiking hostel. It makes you believe and realize that in life what is important is not how many breaths we take...but, what takes our breath away.

Hots hostel is surrounded by valley and located in mid of jungle, which means one has to hike uphill and down hill both for 670 meters to reach the property which is a highly pleasurable and invigorating exercise . Not to mention the amazing scenic beauty you take in on the way.

Hostel is established in 150 years old British era colonial houses in area of 1 square feet.

For all foodies out there we have a cafe where you will get to taste some mouthwatering homemade food by our local village staff.

You can either sit in the open area and enjoy your meal amidst the surrounding nature or you can sit inside in the cosy interior. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 May 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay at this Hostel. It’s ideal if you are looking to escape the heat and chaos of the cities.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Dec 2017
    Awesome place. Lovely people. Delicious food. Perfect for backpackers looking to get away from the hustle bustle of city. Place is few miles away from Nainital, situated in the small village of Jeolikote with perfect views. Highly recommended. Great work by the people from HOTs. Looking forward to explore other properties by HOTs :)
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Sep 2017
    This hostel is perfect for backpackers who want to get off the beaten track. You must make a short uphill hike to arrive... totally worth it once you see the place. HOTs offers amazing views, clean cozy rooms and a funky cafe chillout area for socialising. The staff are super friendly made me feel really at home. The food in the cafe is delicious and very affordable. Great place to spend a few days relaxing, hiking or bathing in the nearby waterfall! Highly reccomended! 😀
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Sep 2017
    How many properties have you seen with an in-house Waterfall? Well, HoT hostel has got one. Tucked away in a quiet corner of the lower himalayas, the setting couldn't have been more beautiful. The atmosphere and the hosts make sure that your time is well spent the way you wish. You'll come back richer with some new friends. There is a small hike of about 40 minutes that leads you to temple with some grand views of the valley below. The place is well worth multiple visits!
    India, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    26 May 2018
    The best place for being with self. Shorya is amazing who helped in every single way to make your visit more memorable. Humble staff and good weather. What else is needed! Just the fear of leopards makes it more adventurous!
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Sep 2017
    City dwellers, if you ever get a feel to settle in the mountains, then this is the place to look forward to. Nested in middle of a jungle, a 20mins walk disconnects you from the rest of the world. If in middle of mountains, a 150 year old Brit-era building, a small water stream nearby is not enough to make your stay worthwhile, then you also have a HOTS cafe. Stayed here for only 1 night (9th Sep), and it was completely worth it and I am already thinking of going back again for a longer period.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Nov 2018
    It's beautiful and amazing, we planned to stay for 1 day, ended up staying there for 5, just imagine the the facilities and atmosphere of the place, it binds you in, and you're enticed to stay longer. The pet Shanti, she's the most happy companion, she goes for walks with you, helps you smile and everything. Must stay.
    India, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    20 May 2018
    It was really amazing experience
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    08 Jun 2019
    Best place to detach yourself from the material world, nice staff all cooperative, specially Vivek and Manish.. I will be keep coming for future travel here Worth booking the Villa instead of doom rooms. Historical place made at the time of British Rule. Enjoy Plums and Mangoes freely.. 8.5 out of 10.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    13 Jun 2019
    Don’t book here. I did and arrived to find it shut. Then it was hard to get my deposit back from them. Very unhappy with this whole process
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball