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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Situated in the lap of nature, Zostel Kodaikanal is a backpacker hostel that allows you to mingle with fellow travelers over bonfires & hikes. Set amid rolling hills and green surroundings, with views of The Palani Hills, this modest hostel is only 15-min drive from Kodaikanal Lake, a major highlight of the land and only 1.3kms away from Kurinji Andavar Temple.

Nestled in the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, at over 2,133 meters and has all the staples of a charming hill station, with pleasant weather, all through the year.

With a variety of dormitories, we have plenty of places where travelers can mingle apart from the cozy common rooms. Mixed-gender dorms and Female dorm rooms feature 2-6-8 Bunk beds, a locker for each bed, Wi-fi, shared washrooms, in-house café and en-suite facilities. There are also cozy private rooms in the quaint, scenic backpacker hostel above Palani range, between the Parappar and Gundar Valleys.

Come here to rejuvenate every sense in your body and you will leave with an unprecedented calm and a resolve to come back!

1. Cancellation policy: 3 days before arrival.
2. Check in from 12:00 to 23:00.
3. Check out before 10:00 am.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash and card.
5. Reception working hours 24 hours.
6. Age Restriction. Guests must be 18 years or more, regardless of whether they are accompanied with adults or not. We do not recommend our hostels to families.
7. No pets.
8. In case of a group of 4 or more, you would be purposefully allotted different dorm rooms.
- We strictly DO NOT allow a group stay of more than 8 people at any of our hostels.
- If the group behavior is deemed unfit at the property, the Zostel Property Manager, upon subjective evaluation, retains the full right to take required action which may also result in an on-spot cancellation without refunds.
9. Please carry a valid Govt Photo ID card for verifying the reservation. (PAN Card is not accepted as a valid ID)
10. Local residents/guests carrying a local ID would not be allowed to check in.
11. You are required to make a 100% pre-payment at the time of your check-in.
12. Lockers for your valuables are available in each dorm room, however the hostel will not be held responsible for any lost/stolen/damaged luggage.
13. Non-resident guests are not allowed inside the property.
14. Alcohol or substance abuse is strictly prohibited in the hostel premises. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Sep 2019
    Zostel kodaikanal is one of the best zostel property. Beautiful scenic view and marvelous nature. I really feel bliss to live here. I would love to specially thanks to Property Manager Mr. Kalpesh Mehta for making our stay so fluent & Mr. Mani for cooking us yummiest food.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2019
    Great property and staff! Had a phenomenal time
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Sep 2019
    Superb Atmosphere, i absolutely have no doubt in choosing the places to stay in Kodaikanal, it will be Zostel only
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Aug 2019
    It was a life changing experience for me. Amazing crowd, ambience was top notch, good vibes, friendly staffs. I will for sure stay only in zostel kodaikanal hre after. Must visit!!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    It's just the place to be in when you're in kodaikanal
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Sep 2019
    The place to be when in Kodaikanal. Period. Side Note: the host, went an extra mile in helping me with first aid, as I had injuries while checking in.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    19 Jun 2019
    The place situated at a beautiful cliff. Facilities n ambiance is on point..just that there is no connectivity from zostel to other places. If they tie up with cab authority, it will be cheaper for hosteliers! Also, food should be prepared little extra (since the food is so tasty it dsnt last for long 😋)
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    28 Jun 2019
    Lovely hostel in a beautiful location with a great communal area. We were unfortunate with some bad roommates but other than that a great place!
    Scotland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    01 Jun 2019
    Property is Great. Management is PATHETIC The hostel is amazing property with great open spaces. It can be better if managed well, specially the property Manager "RAGHAV". That guy was very arrogant and always looking for ways to throw people out of property. Cafe timings are also very bad. Only breakfast and dinner is what you can be sure of with only 2 options on each. Apart from that everything depends on the Cooks mood and your nationality. Overall BAD EXP. WITH STAFF
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    09 Jun 2019
    Honestly! We are very disappointed with the room we were given with. We had chosen a private room in this property and it really felt like a Dingy Room in the basement with no ventilation. And given the stench in the room. Good god! I really suggest Zostel people not to rent out this as a private room or rather use it as a godown to dump stuff “stop selling people lime” with even calling it a private room. Very very disappointed. Can’t believe we spent so much on that s**t hole.
    India, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi