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Hostels in Manali

Zostel Manali, Stayers Hostel, Folklore Hostel Manali, Gostops Manali, The Culture Nation Hostel, Alt Life – Manali, La Vaca India Manali, The Crazy Indian Pad , Madpackers Hostel Manali, Moustache Manali and Many more

Relish the pristine views of the Himalayas while you are backpacking at some of the best hostels in Manali. Curated for all the adventurers and soul-seekers out there, these hostels let you carve out your oasis of peace where you meet new folks and create memories to cherish for a lifetime. From the variety of activities offered by the Zostel Manali to the perfect location of Gostops Manali, every hostel here will ensure that you get everything needed for a fun vacation in the hills.

Manali hostels offer all the facilities which will help you enjoy a warm and comfortable stay in the mountains. Further, some of the hostels let you cherish the old-world charm like Folklore Hostel and Mad packers Hostel as they are located amidst the villages and treat you to the traditional Himachali food. Also, if you are a fan of sitting for hours watching nature and sipping a cup of hot tea then places like Moustache Manali and Alt Life Manali definitely promise to take your breath away. 

Here are the list of Hostels in Manali:

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Zostel Manali

Located amidst the picturesque setting of the Himalayas adorned by apple orchards, Zostel Manali is one of the most popular hostels in Manali. A paradise for mountain lovers, this hostel boasts a superb garden café along with all popular amenities to make it a comfortable stay for everyone. If you like adventure, Zostel Manali also offers many nerve racing activities like snowboarding, trekking, and paragliding.

The hostel offers a wonderful break with its tranquil ambience along with offering the most picturesque views of the valley. The foodies here also get an opportunity to relish authentic Himachali food at their popular café.

Location: Manu Temple Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131, Man?li, India

Cost: Starting INR 1000

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Stayers Hostel

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With a curated garden, a shared lounge and many more amenities, Stayers Hostel boasts to be one of the favourite hostels in Manali for backpackers. This place is close to most of the major tourist spots in Manali and offers a warm ambience for all its guests so they won’t feel they are away from home.

While staying here, you can enjoy the unfiltered mountain views and let time pass by. The restaurant here serves lip-smacking food with continental and Asian options. Guests here can indulge in adventure activities here and also go hiking to enjoy the mountain vacation when they are here.

Location: Stayers Hostel and Cafe, the opposite hill of Rocky's Cafe, Old Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

Cost: Starting INR 800

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Folklore Hostel Manali

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Stay at the Folklore Hostel Manali to enjoy the picturesque views of the Himalayas and soak in the old-world charm when you are on your vacation in Manali. This beautiful hostel in Manali is located in Old Manali and always brimming with backpackers who visit here to retreat into the tranquillity and peace offered in the mountains of Manali.

The hostel is well known for having its famous Street Café where you can enjoy many dishes from authentic local and continental cuisine. Other amenities which you can enjoy at the Folklore Hostel Manali include tours/travel desk, board games, café, bicycle hire etc.

Location: Manu Temple Rd, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 17513

Cost: Starting INR 600

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The Culture Nation Hostel

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Inviting people from all cultures and nations to embark on their dream mountain vacation, the Culture Nation Hostel is one of the best Manali hostels. Some of the popular amenities offered here include a terrace, a garden and a shared lounge.

Guests here will love to meet like-minded people and enjoy a fun-filled vacation while exploring all the beautiful tourist spots nearby. While staying here, you can also relish the delicious food cooked by professional cooks or enjoy a sparkling bonfire session at their rooftop terrace.

Location: Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 17513

Cost: Starting INR 700

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Gostops Manali

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An attractive stop for all the young lads to enjoy the vacation of their dreams, Gostops Manali is one of the best Manali hostels to be with your friends and family. Amidst the enchanting setting of the mountains, this beautiful hostel offers all the amenities and is known for its warm hospitality.

Apart from its services, the hostel is also famous for inviting people from all cultures and nationalities. When you are here, you can enjoy a plethora of activities like yoga, food walks, pub crawls, beer pong, karaoke, live music etc. Further, they also have a common fun station area where you can mingle with like-minded folks and enjoy playing on PlayStation, board games or watching Netflix.

Near Oakland House, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 17513

Starting INR 900

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Madpackers Hostel Manali

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Located amidst one of the most peaceful landscapes, this is one of the most gorgeous hostels in Manali. This place is set amidst the quaint village farms which take you into an old-world charm. When you are here, you can forget the worries of life and enjoy the views of the hills and the serene vibes that fill up the landscape.

Apart from offering mind-blowing views of the mountains, the hostel is strategically located to help you discover the surroundings on your mountain vacation. Various amenities which can be enjoyed here include an house restaurant, free wifi, 24*7 reception etc.

Location: Apple County, Manu Temple Rd, VPO, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

Cost: Starting INR 600

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Moustache Manali

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Located in Old Manali, Moustache Manali is one of the most preferred hostels in Manali for backpackers. With gorgeous mountain views that greet you from the hostel, this place is for everyone wishing to break the monotony of life.

It offers a terrace that has a beautiful view of the Manaslu river where you can take your morning walks and just enjoy being in the realm of nature. Further, the breathtaking views of the Himalayas are just a bonus while you are staying here. Some of the amenities which you can enjoy while staying here include a library, board games, etc.

Location: Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

Cost: Starting INR 600

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The Crazy Indian Pad

One of the most refreshing hostels in Manali, the Crazy Indian Pad offers a warm and comfortable stay for all its guests. It is located close to the major tourist spots of Manali and ensures a warm and homely stay for everyone. It offers rooms with beds equipped with lockers, reading lights and linens.

For the adventurers, the hostel allows you to indulge in outdoor sports ensuring you get the full quota of adrenaline rush. It also offers an in-house restaurant that serves a range of delicious cuisines.

Location: Village Srilanka, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

Cost: Starting INR 800


Alt Life – Manali

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Stay at Alt Life when you are looking to enjoy one of the most ecstatic mountain holidays when choosing from hostels in Manali. The hostel is tucked away in a serene landscape that comprises snow-clad mountains, deodar trees, apple orchards and the sparkling waters of Beas River.

It is located close to all major tourist spots and offers 12 private rooms and 8 dorms for its guests. Other amenities which you can enjoy at the hostel include an in house restaurant, cafe and a co-working space. Moreover, the hostel also promises to take your breath away with the stunning views of the lush green forests and beautiful mountains.

Location: Clubhouse Rd, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131

Cost: Starting INR 900


La Vaca India Manali

If you are looking for a stay in Manali hostels where you can just relapse into the serenity of nature and enjoy the unbridled views of the glinting sunrise and hovering clouds, then La Vaca India Manali promises to be one of the best places for you. Facing the gurgling waters of River Beas, this hostel is for everyone you are wary of urban life. It offers dormitory beds along with a range of rooms to help you savor the best of Manali. With a very calm ambience, this hostel is for all adventurers and nature lovers.

It is located close to all the tourist attractions of Manali and provides a homely environment for all its guests. When you are here, you can enjoy playing board games with your friends or just savor a cup of hot tea while relishing the views of the Himalayas.

Location: V.P.O Vashisht Tehsil Manali Distt, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175103

Cost: Starting INR 600

People Also Ask About Manali

  1. Which are the best hostels in Manali?

    1. Zostel Manali: Set amidst the scenic glory of the Himalayas, Zostel Manali offers tours and treks, a café, indoor games, wifi and a dining area to let you enjoy a super vacation. One of the most popular Manali hostels, it invites all the backpackers for a fun-filled stay.

    2. Gostops Manali: For all the travel buffs looking for a wonderful hostel in Manali, should definitely try a backpacking vacation at Gostops Manali. It has a café that serves delicious dishes and also allows you to engage in adventurous activities like paragliding, skiing, hiking etc. 

    3. Madpackers Hostel Manali:
    Enjoy the serenity of the Himalayas when you are at Madpackers Hostel Manali. One of the most scenic Manali hostels, this place offers various facilities like free wifi, bonfire, café etc. 

    4. Himalayan Hostel:
    With all the necessary amenities and the best hospitality, the Himalayan hostel is truly one of the best hostels in Manali for backpackers. Apart from the panoramic views of the Himalayas, it offers amenities like café, restaurant, bar etc.

  2. What facilities and amenities are available in Manali hostels?

    Various facilities and amenities which are available when you opt for a stay in the hostels in Manali are 24*7 hot water, travel desk, laundry,

    common room, lounge, in house restaurant, housekeeping, cafe, private rooms, shared washrooms etc. 

  3. What is the price range of Manali hostels?

    The average price range for staying in Manali hostels varies from INR 600 to INR 1500 per night per person.

  4. What is the best time to visit Manali?

    The best time to visit Manali is from March to June as this is the time when the weather is pleasant and the temperature ranges between 10 to 25 degrees celsius.

    Further, it is also a great time to indulge in many outdoor activities like paragliding, rafting, trekking and other mountain adventures. 

  5. What are the best Himachal treks that we can book with Thrillophilia?

    Here is the list of the best Himachal Pradesh Treks that you can book with Thrillophilia:
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"One of the cheapest and best sightseeing around the internet, perfect guide cum driver who knows all the ways and points , well guides with all the tradition over there , on time pickup and will take you for lunch however your budget is, almost covered all the places in Manali, thank you for such a wonderful trip."
Karthik Karthik Hampta Pass Trekking
"The Hampta Pass Trek is a Total bliss. You get high with the mountains..the scenic views; the hot Maggie's and definitely with Snow. But also it's a moderate level; as I was a bit towards the heavier body persons,there were very little difficulties..otherwise it's the best one could ever do; to embrace Life."
24 December 2019
Thanks to Thrillophilia for providing such an amazing and thrilling package in Manali. It was really an awesome experience. The camps and amenities were fantastic. My friends and I enjoyed trekking with our guide Chetan bhaiya. He is very caring and nice guy. Our evening was well spent around a mesmerising bonfire and DJ music. It was like a treat for everyone. Food served was good. The splendour view of mountains covered with snow and enchanting waterfall rejuvenates yourselves like anything. Infact, river rafting was a chilling experience in the cold!! I would recommend others to try such wonderful camping and spend their time in the lap of nature away from busy and chaotic routine life. It is really worth enjoying!
24 October 2018
Mukul Mishra Chandratal Trek
Hampta Pass was my first multiple day trek and I had an amazing experience overall. The base points like Chika, Jwara, Balu ka Ghera are all placed very well from each other and serve as a perfect checkpoints for the overall trek. Our trek started on 14th Oct and due to snowfall our group could not complete the trek and we had to come back from somewhere near Blau ka Jheel. So my advice would be to plan this trek before September end otherwise it gets too cold and you can't even compete the trek. But apart from this, the Hampta Pass Trek is thoroughly enjoyable with scenes that feel straight out of some fairytale or wallpapers. As for beginners, this trek is easy-to-moderate with only very few tough patches. Happy Trekking!
30 November 2015
Balamani Mishra Manali To Leh Cycling Tour
Fantabulous time spent in the lap of the mountains, our entire cycling group had gone together and we enjoyed immensely. The cycling trip was really difficult at some time but the feel of it was really good. so positivity and cycling through high passes and snow clad peaks was really good. even the camping was good. after a long day of cycling they served us really good food everyday . The group leaders were also very helpful and were able to handle the fairly large group with utmost ease.
09 March 2021
Dreams Come True Paragliding - Time to Fly High and Capture all natural views through your eye. Remember it for your entire life. River Rafting - Enjoying the Beas River water flow with cool and chillness loaded fun activety. I booked both activity through thirllophilia. they took me at reaching point. Adventure begins. enjoyed very well. i suggest every to book activity through thirllophilia. Trust and safty. every thing went veryyy well as they mentioned. Thanks Thrillophilia By saravanan From chennai
01 March 2021
Subrajit Jena Manali Igloo Stay
it's really thrilling and amazing experience. hospitality was awesome. People there are very caring in nature love to see their clients to be happy. food was good. It's a Happy Stay. love to visit once again.
The owner of the camp was most humble he helped me and made sure I didn’t face any issues he went out of the way to manage things it was the best experience I ever had
28 January 2021
Mukesh Choudhary Riverside Camping In Manali
Thanks to Thrillophilia for providing such an amazing and thrilling package in Manali. It was really an awesome experience. The camps and amenities were fantastic. My friends and I enjoyed. Dishu the man at the Camp and Manoj the manager both were very caring and nice guys. Our evening was well spent around a mesmerising bonfire and DJ music. It was like a treat for everyone. Food served was good. First time experienced the adventures of Paragliding and it will one of the best memories. Infact, river rafting was a chilling experience in the Ice - cold water !! I already recommend 2 of my friend groups to try such wonderful camping and trustworthy and caring nature of the staff. It is really worth staying , enjoying and a lifetime experience.!
20 January 2021
Kunwar Bhanu Manali Igloo Stay
Amazing expirence ...mr.tashi is a good human with alot of knowledge and expirence ...he fulfill every desire of their client nd make environment worthy for you ... And help u stay in that great tough adventure ... Do it for sure once atleast ... Full star to igloo team. Thanx

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