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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Shalom Backpackers overlooking the ferocious Ganges river, is just 5-min away from the main bus stop & in the middle of the bustling narrow lanes of Rishikesh. Once inside the hostel, travellers could feel the touch & taste of Rishikesh (meaning one who could control all the senses) and is multi-themed hostel on 4 major reasons to visit: Adventure, Spirituality, Yoga & Getaway.

Hostel supports a multi-cuisine cafe & kitchen, river facing garden, chilling space, a swimming pool, open porches & balconies to hang loose, library area, and a adventured filled travel desk, for activities like river rafting, bungee jumping, etc.

Come, chill at the favourite backpacker hostel in Rishikesh to learn more about how one can calm & control the senses of all the materialistic things in the world.

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Cancellation policy: 3 days before arrival.
2. Check in from 13:00 to 23:00.
3. Check out before 11:00 noon.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash. Credit card is accepted.
5. Reception working hours: 24 hours.
6. Age Restriction:18+.
7. Taxes not included. 1000-2499 INR, 12% tax; 2500-7499 INR, 18% tax; over 7500 INR, 28% tax.
8. Breakfast not included.
9. No pets. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Nov 2019
    Love this place
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    20 Oct 2019
    Friendly staff and amazing location.
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Oct 2019
    During our stay we had three rooms and in one of them there were a live bed bugs.. What is actually pitty because otherwise it was really great hostel, with nice views to river, atmosphere and amazing stuff. I can recommend to stay, just check your bed.. Haha 😃
    Czech Republic, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    25 Nov 2019
    Very friendly and helpful staff. Make sure you keep your things locked away as sometimes the monkeys will go into the rooms. Central but quiet location with a nice view of the Ganges river.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    01 Nov 2019
    Having a great stay at shalom, originally only booked two days but have extended my stay for a further week. Great atmosphere and chill vibes overlooking the picturesque Ganga. Rooms are left open but have sufficient luggage space that you can use a lock. Not sure I’d get in the pool.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    31 Oct 2019
    We loved the location of Shalom and the views were amazing over the river! , great cafe attached to the hostel too , AMAZING PANCAKES :) staff were very friendly and genuinely wanted to help, the only thing that could be improved is the hygiene of the Rooms. As there was a very pungent smell and my friend had bed bugs , overall pretty good hostel :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    03 Nov 2019
    Very friendly staff that helped with a taxi.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    27 Oct 2019
    The hostel is very well located and the views of the Ganga river are stunning. The staff is amazing!!! they organised activities for the guests to see a real Diwali celebration, with fire ceremony and free dinner. All the staff is really helpful and they also helped me to get my phone recharged. They are awesome! thanks guys! definitely I would stay there again
    Argentina, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Sep 2019
    View of the ganga river from hostel is amazing. Service of the cafe of the hostel is very slow. Also food is not at all good. They charge too much. Even if you order soup it will take 1.5 hrs to serve it. Washrooms are not clean. If you are living in dorm style room, roommates has to be co-operative. In our case, we were 3 girls living in 4 style bed mixed dorm room. 4th person was male & he was so untidy. He used to bring his other friends in our room & they used to use our washroom, bed.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    13 Nov 2019
    There were bedbugs in my bed, the stuff could hardly speak English except from the manager. As it wasn’t so clean in the room I had a terrible allergic reaction. But I met super cool people over there, who made my stay pleasant
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Reading Light
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi