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
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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 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Dec 2019
    I had a wonderful stay at zostel kodaikanal,the room very too cozy and super clean.The staff working there were nice, especially the manager Rupesh bhai,he is a gem of a person and takes good care of every guest.It was worth every penny and Highly Recommend!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Nov 2019
    A+. I would stay again.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    12 Feb 2020
    This is one of the most amazing zostels in India due to the location, Security, cleanliness and most importantly the staff. All of them are very friendly. Kalpesh and Mrunali at the zostel made my stay ecstatic and value for money. Food is delicious with a view in the backyard. I definitely recommend this to all kinds of travelers.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    13 Oct 2019
    The property manager is a bit like a hostel warden
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    18 Nov 2019
    The hostel has a really nice view and the garden is super chill. The breakfast is delicious. The rooms are modern and super clean. The chill area is beautiful. It is super cold so pack accordingly. 2km walk from lake, not too many restaurants around.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Dec 2019
    Clean dorms and bathrooms but the whole place was absolutely freezing in December, doors and windows all left wide open. Dinner was vastly overpriced, but the hostel’s relative isolation makes finding somewhere else a bit of a mission. No atmosphere in the common areas, and I was kicked out of the room before official checkout time so they could change the sheets.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 Oct 2019
    Zostel Kodaikanal is a beautiful property in the city of Kodaikanal. Location and view is good and adequately close to the city. It looks much much more beautiful in pictures than it actually is. You'll find a lot of things which are broken or creaking. Staff was ok-ish, they weren't rude but not as hospitable as other zostels. Community kitchen and board games are very basic. Overall, it's a good place.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    09 Jan 2020
    This hostel is a lovely building in a nice setting. Not too far for me to walk to town. There were a lot of very young guests during my stay, so I didn't get a lot of sleep. I'm no square, they just kept making noise all night even after being told. I would recommend experienced travellers to stay close by in Vattakanal - much better vibe and better town. Kodi is very local touristy, plus the hiking is epic in Vatta. I cut my stay short in Zostel and left for Vatta. Staff were nice in refunding.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    26 Nov 2019
    Very Boring And Laid Back Zostel, not what i expected
    India, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 5.7


    12 Nov 2019
    Average stay I expected much more for the price, also the manager came across as incredibly unfriendly and even rude at tjmes
    England, Male, 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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi