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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

In case of Group bookings free cancellation only if informed a week before the check-in date. If cancelled before 48 hrs of check-in date one night would be charged for cancellation. If cancelled after that guest will be charged full amount for cancellation.

Reduction in numbers by 2-3 is acceptable if informed atleast 2 days in advance.

Additional Terms and Conditions

You would be asked 6 days before your check-in, to pay full payment in advance for your stay by reception for confirmation.

Additional Info:

• In case of a group of 4 or more guests checking in together, the hostel requires a 100% non-refundable advance payment to be transferred to the hostel (bank account details or online payment link available on request, please email us) to be able to confirm the booking. Please note that normal booking and cancellation policies, does not apply to group bookings of 4 or more guests.
• If the group behavior is deemed unfit at the property, the Property Manager, upon subjective evaluation, retains the full right to take required action which may also result in an on-spot cancellation without refunds.
• Any group bookings which has not been informed and paid in advance, or has been made by several individuals/ separate bookings to make it appear as it is not a group can be cancelled or denied at any time in advance or on arrival.
• Hostel reserves the right to admission.

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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are a team of open minded young people, who are looking forward to welcome you in our hostel. Our goal is to make you feel free and relaxed while you are staying with us.We are always motivated to provide you not only the best place to stay, but also the best company to LIVE FREE.

The property is situated 400 mtrs away from LaxmanJhula (main backpacker destination) and is a bit off road making surroundings less noisy.

Lots of free spaces at our hostel invite you tohangout with other travellers. On our rooftop you can enjoy the stunning view of the Ganga, forest hills and the city, take a sunbath, feel the evening cold breeze from the mountains. You will also find common sitting areas on the balconies at each floor as well as an inside air conditioned lounge at the ground floor.

Our restaurant serves authentic Indian and international food. Feel free to enjoy some drinks and food!

Join daily Yoga Classes with our professional Yoga Teacher on the rooftop, while enjoying the sunrise and sunset.

Live Free Hostel offers spacious, airy and well-lit dorms and privates featuring simple decor and furnishing. We also have a female only dorm for solo female travellers. All the rooms are air conditioned and have attached bathroom. There are reading lights, charging points and lockers with each bed.

We provide conveniences such as good wi-fi, Reception Working Hours: from 06:00 to 23:00.,ticket assistance, private free parking space. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Dec 2019
    This hostel was so much fun. The staff was really friendly and fun and the guests were too. We booked for 1 night and eventually stayed for 9. We had such an amazing time here! The activities are a lot of fun. The food is really good. I’m definitely going back!
    Belgium, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Oct 2019
    Food was great! Rooms were clean. Service was perfect. Really enjoyed all the artwork and comfortable atmosphere the staff provided, with many activities and outings to enjoy. Ankur, Vayshalie and many other staff members were very hospitable! Staff was very helpful with booking tours and taxis upon arrivals and departures of guests. I stayed here much longer than anticipated. Checked out other hostels around rishikesh and not one of them were even close to Live Free!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 Mar 2019
    Amazing hostel! The best I've stayed at in India. Spacious room with a good size bathroom and hot water in 5 mins at the flick of a switch and AC. The whole place was cleaned from top to bottom daily and the guys did a really thorough job. My favourite part was the communal areas with hammocks and chilled vibes as well as a roof top with views of the town and river with yoga up there every morning. Pool table and free communal dinner every Tuesday. The team were super friendly. I recommend it!!
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    15 Dec 2019
    Nice atmosphere,great location,quiet yet close to activities,nice sunny terrasse,complete menu at restaurant,a lot of activities if you wish to book on site.would not hesitate to recommend.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    28 Mar 2019
    Staff were really nice and accommodating The beds were super comfortable I stayed in the basement too, which although has no natural light stays the coolest through the day The showers have great water preassure They have a great concern at keeping the hostel quiet especially in the evenings to respect all guest's need of sleep. Really enjoyed my stay here
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    25 Sep 2019
    Hello, I stayed twice in this hostel.A perfect location and place to stay for locals and international guests.Clean and spacious.Peace and tranquility.Would recommend to stay for all age groups, genders and nationalities.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    09 Oct 2019
    I don’t often leave reviews for places as it’s usually all same same, but Live Free Hostel was one of the best hostels I’ve stayed in in years of traveling. It’s not that it’s bougie or luxurious; but everything is basic and clean and pretty on the exterior. What really sets the place apart is the staff and the guests. Within hours you are made to feel like home, and like they were friends during my trip there and abroad. Totally recommend! There’s a chill vibe in the hammocks looking at the coo
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    26 May 2019
    I stayed here for 3 night and had a great time. The hostel is located not far from Laxman Jhula and is great value for money. The staff is very caring and a polite. The food in their cafe was also very good. I highly recommend this hostel to anyone going to Tapovan area of Rishikesh
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    11 Apr 2019
    Great hostel, good vibe as there was a lot of other travelers and various social areas to hangout. Room was spacious, clean & secure. Good bathroom, good facilities (rooftop yoga & a pool table) the food that they served was alright could find better for the same sort of price but the convenience was great. Would recommend to all.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 2.0


    22 Mar 2019
    I booked it online but wasn’t told that the room is in the basement. The staff showed gave me an ugly room in the basement which had bad smell and odour and also the way to the room was very untidy through the kitchen. The staff didn’t cooperate to give other room. Not happy at all! Very bad experience with Live free hostel and Hostel world.
    India, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi