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

Situated in the lap of nature, Zostel Ooty is a backpacker hostel that allows you to mingle with fellow travellers over bonfires & hikes. Set amid rolling hills with views of Doddabetta Mountain, this modest hostel is only 2.8 km from Ooty's Government Rose Garden and a 5 min walk from the main bus/railway station.

Nestled in the ‘Blue Mountains’ of the Nilgiris, Ootacumund or Ooty stands at over 2,200 meters and has all the staples of a charming hill station. With cool temperatures all through the year, it's inviting setting amidst verdant green hills has rightfully earned Ooty the moniker, ‘Queen of the Blue Hills’. Quaint bungalows and heritage buildings reflect Ooty’s colonial past and make it an ever-growing and popular holiday destination in southern India.

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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Oct 2019
    Zain Bhai ....our host is one of the best guy I have met in my life. Looking forward to many more visits.
    India, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2019
    It was an awesome stayed, well managed property with a nice staff and the beautiful view from the zostel. Thank you for giving me such a nice experiance, will look forward to stay with you again in upcoming trips.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Aug 2019
    What an amazing place to relax in! Ever since we have got back all we have been thinking about is when do we go back here! Zain has done it once again! Amazing Vibe!! killer location!! Danced till we dropped! Slept like a log! Had the time of our life! kudos to the entire team for the special memories! In Zostel we Believe! ✌🏻🍻
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    What a experience... awesome..went in july end.. weather was so cold..had to buy sweatshirt.. We had bonfire, dance till 1 in the night. Everything is good.. except food..which can be better prepared...
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    15 Sep 2019
    Best for solo travellers and there food is so yum...😘😘😘 i travelled solo so that I really enjoyed zostel stays
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Sep 2019
    I loved my stay at the Hostel! It is little bit outskirts, in the nature and there is an amazing view of Ooty. I enjoyed and if I come back it will be definitely there!:)
    Slovakia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    16 Nov 2019
    Great hostel, with fantastic staff. Very good recommendations on activities in Ooty and Coonoor. Would recommend.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    26 Jul 2019
    Nice location, good views and staff were helpful although we did find it difficult to find things to do. We joined a tour at the suggestion of the staff. It was ok but not a must do. In the end we just took ourselves off to walk up the big hill to see a tea plantation which was more fun
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Nov 2019
    Booked 2 nights but only stayed for 1. People in our room were so noisy, up at 6am shouting and absolutely no respect for others staying there. The people running to hostel were really nice but we just think that people should be told not to disturb other people who are staying there. They just need to enforce their own rules.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 Sep 2019
    Despite the nice aesthetic the staff could have been more helpful and knowledgeable about the area... The bunk beds were decent but had to ask for new bed sheets as they were dirty. The service of food was pretty s**t and the breakfast sucked. The actual hostel building was nice with an outside area which I’m sure would be great in peak season.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi