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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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: 2 day 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 8.3

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Aug 2022
    Beautiful hostel and beautiful people! The staff very helpful and kind. I had a really good time here.
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Aug 2022
    Cheap and reliable location close to everything. This hostel has an amazing view. Shout out to the front desk guy!! He goes above and beyond to make sure you feel comfortable
    Nepal, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Mar 2022
    Rakesh and Vicky are the sweetest hosts. We had an amazing time, made some good friends. Food is great too, and Mohan is super kind to take requests any time of the day. The location is pretty good, the property is well maintained and we're coming back to Shalom definitely.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    06 Aug 2022
    Great view of the river ganga, great staff and awesome food in the cafe.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    14 Sep 2022
    Comfortable stay, and quite nice experience for same and booking
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    17 Oct 2021
    Great place to stay in Rishikesh, near Lakshman Jhula in Tapovan. Wonderful kitchen staff, get to meet lots of travellers from all over. Budget stay also there with bunk beds. Superb view of the Ganga river with a garden to chill out.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    29 Sep 2021
    Experience was average. The vibe of the place is not that good.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    05 Aug 2022
    Rude and unhelpful staff, slow service. Gentleman at reception made several derogatory comments about my hometown of New York City and it's residents. Compulsory log in to their "web portal" to upload documents, etc. The check-in process should be to prove your identity pay, and that's it. I'm not interested in making an account in the proprietary portal of every hostel where I stay. The hostel construction is very MC Escher. Beds are comfortable.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    19 Sep 2022
    We arrived there in the morning and there was a locker on the gate. No one. We waited for more than 1 hour, calling their phone number, sending WhatsApp messages, ringing the bell. Nothing. One hour after they opened and they said the hostel is temporarily closed. However it still available on hostelsworld website. I lost my deposit and I had to find another hotel. Please, I want my deposit back ! They said I would be refunded in a few hours. I’m still waiting after 7 days.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    05 Nov 2021
    This was my worst hostel experience. The staff is very rude. My first day in Rishikesh was horrible because of hostel. They made us wait since morning 4am to 1pm. We asked if we can wait near reception and they refused. We had to wait in extremely dirty common area. It's over crowded. Location is good but hostel n staff sucks.
    India, 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