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The Hosteller Shimla

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9.0
Superb
32 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Welcome to The Hosteller Shimla. We are the friendly neighbourhood backpacker hostel amigos! But all puns aside, we are a chain of backpacker hostels that provides comfortable budget accommodation and enriches your stay with a plethora of fun activities.

Our spacious and creatively curated hostels are built in such a way that you can experience the best stay all while immersing yourself in the global backpacking culture. Each of our 25+ hostels provides modern facilities like clean and safe rooms, secure lockers, a well-stocked common kitchen, air conditioners, paid laundry services, equipped libraries, exclusive female dormitories, travel and transport services, a colourful and well-stocked cafe, well lit common rooms and wide open-spaces where our fellow travellers can bond over cups of lip-smacking coffee.

Right from when you enter The Hosteller to the last moment when you leave - we want it all to be taken care of. And that is precisely why we also pride ourselves on having an energetic travel desk who are always full of energy.

The Hosteller is a chain of backpacker hostels and is well suited for young backpacking travellers. As a brand, we do not recommend families and do not allow all those below 18 years of age to stay with us.

Check-in - 13:00 to 23:00

Check out - 11:00

Kindly find below the travel direction.

From the new bus stand take a cab/bus for the lift.

From the lift counter take a Rs 10/- ticket and get escalated towards the mall road.

On the front side, you will see the Indira Gandhi sports complex.

Towards the left, there will be an upward trail heading to the Indian bank, take that trail and walk for 10 minutes, it will directly drop you at The Hosteller.

The Hosteller Shimla Route - https://goo.gl/maps/maNX9gY82ga7aGh56

• Way 1: Longer but convenient ~ 20 Min. walk https://goo.gl/maps/khWWeBPaknW6DWLDA

• Way 2: Shorter but quite steep ~ 15 Min. hike https://goo.gl/maps/m8ujiHQ62xSvjVUw5

For any other queries contact us directly.

No curfew.

Specific policies may apply to different hostels under the brand at specific times of the year and the same shall be communicated at the time of check-in.

The guest will be charged a prepayment of the total price at any time before the arrival date for the reservation confirmation, in case the guest fails to make the prepayment the reservation is subject to cancellation.

Payment modes accepted at our hostels: Cash, Debit card, Credit card and UPIs.

Room charges are exclusive of taxes. Taxes not included, for a room below 7500 INR per night, there will be 12% taxes applied; for a room over 7500 INR per night, there will be an extra 18% taxes fee applied.

The guest can avail of an extra mattress at the time of check-in. Extra mattress is subject to availability.

In case the traveller arrives earlier than the check-in time, the guest can hang out in the common area/cafe until check-in time. (However, if the guests are arriving as early as 5:30-6 AM, it is highly recommended to book a bed for the previous night to ensure a good night's sleep).

Late check-out can be available on prior request and is subject to availability.

Travellers can keep the luggage, post check out, at the hostel's cloakroom, in case of late departure from respective cities.

We cannot guarantee accommodation in the same dorm room in the case of 3 or 4 people travelling together. That will strictly be subject to availability until the time of check-in.

We provide lockers in the dormitories only. Every bed has an attached locker for guests to keep their valuables. It is advised that you carry a lock for the locker if needed. However, availing a padlock from the reception will be subject to availability and at an additional cost. It is advised that you carry a lock.

Should any action by a guest be deemed inappropriate by the hostel or if any inappropriate behaviour is brought to the attention of the hostel, the hostel reserves the right to take action against the guest. Rest assured, proper investigations will be undertaken by the administration to ensure that the affair is dealt with in complete fairness.

Guests with local IDs will be allowed admission to our hostels except for Jodhpur, Mussoorie by The Stream Side, Shangarh, Chikmagalur, Fort Kochi, Coorg and Coorg Madikeri.

All cancellations, if informed 7 days prior to the check-in date, shall be eligible for a 100% refund. In case cancellations happen within 7 days of the check-in date, there wouldn’t be ANY refund and will attract 100% cancellation charges. If the guest doesn’t show up they will be charged the total price of the reservation.

Non- Refundable bookings are not eligible for any refund in case of cancellation at any time.

If the guest wishes to extend their stay at any hostel then availing a reservation will be subject to availability.

The room would be provided at the ongoing rates on the website and not as per the rates at which the previous booking was made.

Hostel management shall not be held responsible for any loss of luggage or personal belongings. Guests shall make sure not to leave their belongings unattended at all times.

Cafe timings and availability differ from one location to another, the guests can refer our official website for the same.

Cafe operations are seasonal, the same can be confirmed with the hostel reception at the time of check-in.

The Hostellers Unbox cafe serves eggitarian as well as vegetarian options.

Meals aren’t included in the room tariff and it can be availed on a-la-carte basis at our in-house cafes.

To maintain the backpacking culture and community spirit we promote self service in all our cafes.

Guests can order & consume outside food in the designated dining areas and private rooms only.

Drugs/Substance/Alcohol abuse is STRICTLY prohibited at all our hostels. In case anyone is found possessing or consuming drugs/alcohol during their stay, strict action shall be taken against him/her and the person would be asked to vacate the hostel immediately and would be blacklisted from staying at our hostels forever.

All our hostels have dedicated smoking areas. Smoking inside the dorms is strictly prohibited.

The guest shall be deemed unfit to continue any further at any of our hostels in case of drug abuse, non-adherence of guest and booking policies, misbehavior (Physical/mental/verbal or in any kind), theft, personal hygiene, vandalism, trespassing, non-payment/delay in payment of dues, other guest inconveniences or any such unwarranted actions. In all such cases, the guest shall be asked to vacate the premises immediately without any refunds.

Power backup is available only at selected locations and not at all The Hosteller properties.

Reviews & Ratings

9.0
Superb
32 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.3
  • Location
    8.9
  • Staff
    9.1
  • Atmosphere
    8.5
  • Cleanliness
    9.3
  • Value for Money
    8.8
  • Facilities
    9.2

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Latest Reviews

6.3
Good
Feb 03, 2023
An alright stay, if you've got the knees for it. Be aware the hostel is located quite far back from Mall Road and up some very steep hills. Once you arrive in the hostel you get to climb more stairs to your room as the lift is currently out of order. Ongoing maintenance and clutter around the hostel impacted the atmosphere of the hostel for sure. Also, no hot water entire stay. Apart from that, it is an okay price and the staff are quite helpful and friendly. Lots of water dispensers too.
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Male, 18-24
9.1
Superb
Jan 13, 2023
nice staff and location, lockers too small for a large bag
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Male, 25-30
8.9
Fabulous
Jan 12, 2023
Love clean place to stay, very friendly and helpful staff. Lacking a bit of character with loud yellow decor but very solid and secure nonetheless
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Male, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Ceiling fan
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi