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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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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8.7
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Why stay with us?

We have a central location with a stunning rooftop hangout and an incredible view of the Ganga. We have dinner parties every Thursday and an array of activities offered throughout the week. There is fresh chai available all hours of the day. You'll be greeted by our friendly dog, Blacky and we are always available to make your stay more enjoyable and to offer advice on the best places around town.

Shiv Shakti Hostel was dreamt up two years ago when we recognized the need for a backpackers hostel in Rishikesh. We have been continuously innovating and can safely say we were the first hostel in Rishikesh to offer free wifi, the first to offer dorm rooms and the first with usb chargers.

Our Hostel
We have 3 great common areas where our guests can hang out and meet other travelers:
-A rooftop lounge where guests can play cards or chat while enjoying a view of the Ganga.
-A rooftop yoga area where nightly yoga classes are held. The area also has chairs and cots for a perfect reading spot.
-A fun front desk lobby area that is always full of life from the hostel guests and staff to visitors from outside the hostel looking to enjoy some of the treks or adventures offered by us.
We have 8 private rooms and 3 dorms. All have access to free wifi, plenty of power outlets, usb chargers, lockers, and bed linens.

Our Activities
Sunrise Trek – An amazing tour with our english speaking guides where guests will enjoy an incredible view of the sunrise. Breakfast is provided on the trek.
Thursday Dinners – Every Thursday we have a family meal as a hostel. It's a great time to meet other travelers from the guesthouse and feel a part of our family.
Evening Yoga – Yoga is offered on our rooftop six nights a week where our guests will be challenged physically and mentally.. It's offered on a donation basis.
This is not a corporate chain hostel. We are an intimate, down-to-earth group of mates who love traveling and socializing. Come be a part of it!

Property Policy and Conditions:
# Our policies are getting on your nerves? Shanti! Shanti!

Our Guest Profile
●Our hostel is loved by back-packers, young adults, older adults, young couples, older couples, very few senior citizens, prowling wolves, idealists and romantics!
●Our guests may be quiet, loud, and quirky at times, very decent at times, free thinkers, religious at times and love that wear skimpy attire (just kidding!).
●So kids below 18, pets and parents – no entry! Sorry about that! Gulp!
●Our tolerance for families staying with us is courteously very low because of the nature of our awesome “hostelish” environment; and the expected quirkiness of some of our guests!

Guest Check-In (or Sneak-in)
●Please flash when sneaking-in to our place! ☺
●Foreigners must flash their valid passports during sneak-in at our cool front office!
●All back-packers and younger couples from India must flash any of these: Aadhar card, Passport, Driving License, Voter ID card.
●Hello all fellow back-packers and younger couples! Please hide your PAN Card at our front office!
●Attention residents of Rishikesh! Please sneak back into your own home; or freeload with a friend or relative!

Booking Extensions
●How wonderful if you can bore us to death by staying longer – but please check for availability of floors, rooms, beds and baths.
●The updated and current published room rates will apply for any extended stay with us (Please note that the rates can be higher or lower – whichever applies at the time of extension of stay).

Sneak-In / Sneak-Out Timings
●You can sneak-in at 13.00 hours.
●And sneak-out right before 10.00 hours.
●We change the timings only during earthquakes! Just kidding!
●You can sneak-in early – if there are rooms; and if we like you!
●You can sneak-out late – if the next guest got lost, arrives late, the room is available; and if we like you!
●Hanging out at our cool and friendly foyer or roof-top is ok – while waiting to sneak-in, or sneak-out. But no funny business please!

Payments (Ka-Ching!)
●We do not refund, period! Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching!
●No show? We charge in full! Ka-Ching!
●Please make full payment 48 hours before your confirmed sneak-in time to avoid auto-cancellation. Ka-Ching!
●So you wish to cancel? That must be done at least 72 hours before your confirmed sneak-in time. Otherwise… Ka-Ching!
●We will grab your cash, credit cards (+ 3% charges) and e-transfers. Ka-Ching!

Group Stays
●Large group? Let us decide if you can crash with us!
●Groups of 6 and more – we are shit scared of you! Our place turns from cool to the forbidden-city!
●Groups of 4 and above! We will send you packing to different dormitories.
●Let’s say a group decides to be outrageous! Like? You know! Doing that group thing! Out they go!
●We reserve the right to refuse admission (on the spot with no refund), or cancel the booking of groups (on the spot with no refund) whose members engage in any form of inappropriate behaviour (Such as in disturbing other guests or any such behaviour that is considered culturally and socially insensitive as well as unacceptable by us and by our complaining guests)!

Others
●Please hold on to your belongings very tight at all times! The management will not be responsible for valuables and personal belongings placed in the guest’s lockers located within the dorms.
●Also, all guests must take sole responsibility for the safety and security of their luggage and personal belongings.
●We declare that we are a self-service joint! But please make a beeline for the front desk if you need anything!
●Wanna pop a pill, smoke pot and go to Nirvana? No way – out!
●Wanna flash at will? Get too cuddly with your mate in the open? And turning other guests into voyeurs! No way – out! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Nov 2019
    Amazing place! In my opinion the best place in Rishikesh to stay. Especially the people working over there (Sunny, Anu, Monu, Ankit, and Kajal) are so kind and helpful! I had a great time at this hostel and there are so many nice people in this place. I highly recommend this place to everyone :)
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Nov 2019
    What an amazing team that have now become friends! Everyone - Sunny, Anu, nitin, kaju, Ankit - was so welcoming and helpful. I was travelling on my own, but it was so nice knowing I could always go home to a friendly face :) The location is right in Luxman Jula, perfect for shopping and dining out. I couldn’t recommend Shiv Shakti enough!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Nov 2019
    Great hostel with clean beds, friendly staff, and a great location off the main road.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    16 Nov 2019
    Really nice place to stay
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    01 Oct 2019
    Everything was perfect but since the common area was not functional for the time being, that was the only low point.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    28 Oct 2019
    Very good service. Large private room with a private bathroom for a good price. Ideal location. Right in the heart of the downtown Laxman Jhula area. My room was on the ground floor and had no window. The good part about this is that all the rooms on the first floor are completely protected from the loud noises of being in downtown. I would stay here again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    08 Nov 2019
    Awesome location and room was good. However, there wasn’t a clear common area and the hostel lacked much social atmosphere. Maybe we missed the crowds! Room (private) had no hot water. Staff were very generous with helping my partner who was unwell and organising a ride to the bus stop. 👍👍
    New Zealand, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    22 Sep 2019
    It will be easy for them to add a better common room. It was very hard to meet people. They are supposedly building up the rooftop, so in a couple weeks hopefully that is done and there will be a good place for hostellers to meet and make friends. Other than that, good place. Beds are very comfortable and great
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    15 Nov 2019
    The staff here were lovely and so helpful, and the location was great. Unfortunately though all the gaps around the windows and doors in our room meant we hardly slept due to the noise outside and inside. Furthermore the shower was ice cold and the water came out brown, and most of the plugs didn’t work... A shame because I think the hostel on the whole looked great but our room let it down.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.7

    Rating

    27 Sep 2019
    The staff were clueless which beds to give us when we checked in. As the beds they told were neither clean not empty. Inspite of telling them constantly to recheck the beds approx three times that we should not be disturbed in d night. Again they came and flashed torch in the eyes when we were sleeping. And the day I was going to checkin they called and told that the payment is pending when I had already done the payment. Worst management ever seen. Have no knowledge about rishikesh also.
    India, All Male Group, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


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