Best Places for Backpackers in Rishikesh, India.

Enjoy backpacking around Rishikesh, India without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Rishikesh, India.

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Top 22 hostels in Rishikesh, India.

These are the 22 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Rishikesh, India.

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Shalom Backpackers Rishikesh

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Shalom Backpackers Rishikesh

Shalom Backpackers overlooking the ferocious Ganges river, is just 5-min away from the main bus stop & in the middle of the bustling narrow lanes of Rishikesh. Once inside the hostel, travellers could feel the touch & taste of Rishikesh (meaning one who could control all the senses) and is multi-the...
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Blue Jay Hostel Rishikesh

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Blue Jay Hostel Rishikesh

We, at Blue Jay Hostel, Rishikesh, are constantly doing our best to deliver the best experience to each patron. We have named our establishment keeping in mind the traveler’s spirit. To those of you who are unaware, the Indian Blue Jay is a migratory bird found in Rishikesh. Only a couple of min...
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Shiv Shakti Hostel

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Shiv Shakti Hostel

Why stay with us? We have a central location with a stunning rooftop hangout and an incredible view of the Ganga. We have dinner parties every Thursday and an array of activities offered throughout the week. There is fresh chai available all hours of the day. You'll be greeted by our friendly dog...
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Sonu Guesthouse

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Sonu Guesthouse

Sonu guest house have three types of rooms categories are available for guest. Guests can choose from its 12 budget guest rooms and one 6 bad mixed dorm which seamlessly beautyful, well vantilated with regional charm. The standard rooms are with fan, tiled/marble flooring and hot and cold shower.T...
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Moustache Rishikesh

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Moustache Rishikesh

A SPECIAL TREAT: FREE MASALA CHAI EVERY EVENING. THE TREAT IS ON US. Hit a charge to the levels of your passion, because this town in the Sivaliks, might challenge your bodily hormones. Rishikesh, the traveler's town, where the Beatles have left their trails, continues to play the hymn of peace si...
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Skyard Hostel

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Skyard Hostel

Skyard Hostel offers a panoramic view from Each floor of the flowing river that soothes the senses of travellers. You can choose to sip a free chai while relaxing on a hammock in our garden or spend some quality book reading time in the balcony admiring the beauty of nature Rishikesh offers. Sky...
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Zostel Rishikesh

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Zostel Rishikesh

Zostel Rishikesh is a top-ranked, activity-led hostel located in the yoga hub of Rishikesh. As a bohemian backpacker hostel, we help you explore the town like no other. At 12-15 min walk from the bustle of the city centre & the river Ganges, fresh air is what surrounds our hostel in Tapovan - per...
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Bunk Stay Rishikesh

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Bunk Stay Rishikesh

You’ll find Bunk Stay nestled in front of wild jungle on the hill behind the famous Trayambakeshwar temple, a short 5-minute walk from Laxman Jula bridge. When you reach the rooftop cafe and look out at the view, you’ll soon realise why you struggled up the hill with your luggage. This is a plac...
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Indian Culture Hostel

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Indian Culture Hostel

Indian Culture Hostel is a beautiful place. In the heart of Tapovan, only 5 minute walk from the famous Laxman Jhula Bridge and the market, and still in a very peaceful and quiet environment. We have a big garden where you can sit quietly and enjoy the fresh air and the birds singing. Experience...
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Hashtag Hostel

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Hashtag Hostel

Hashtag, a luxurious yet bohemian backpacker activity-led hostel located in the yoga hub of Rishikesh, lets you enjoy the serenity of nature close to the enchanting Ganga. We offer a choice of private rooms and dorms with gorgeous view of mountains. Hostel supports a multi-cuisine cafe & kitchen,...
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Hipostel

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Hipostel

Hipostel – A small hippy home in the lap of beautiful mountains. Hipostel – The culture kingdom near the holy river Ganga. It is not just a place to stay, it’s a place to experience real culture, traditions and rural life of India. It is the ultimate Rural Hippy Stay in Rishikesh. Located at sce...
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Live Free Hostel

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Live Free Hostel

We are a team of open minded young people, who are looking forward to welcome you in our hostel. Our goal is to make you feel free and relaxed while you are staying with us.We are always motivated to provide you not only the best place to stay, but also the best company to LIVE FREE. The property...
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Into The Unknown

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Into The Unknown

Home ground for adventure seekers who are passionate about travel. Budget stay options available from private rooms to a bed in a dormitory. All the private rooms and dorms have en suite washrooms with hot shower. Clean and Beautiful 5 storey building with a lift is a gigantic canvas for travellers...
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goStops Rishikesh (Stops Hostel Rishikesh)

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goStops Rishikesh (Stops Hostel Rishikesh)

goStops Rishikesh is a unique yet most economical and tourist-friendly hostel situated in the holy town of Rishikesh. The location of the hostel is central—offering travelers with many eating and exploration options including famous markets of Rishikesh. After long and tiring trips, guests c...
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Nammastay Traveller

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Nammastay Traveller's Hub

Only 500 meter from LaxmanJulla we created a multi-functional playground for the curious new-age traveller ready to stretch their minds with new exhilarating experiences. Namma-Stay (Traveller Hub) is here to connect you to the local scene. May it be in the city or in one of our fly and fresh design...
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Nature Villa

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Nature Villa

Located in the heart of the holy city of Rishikesh, Nature Villa promises comfort and peace to its guests. Neighbored by a small stream, the sound of water pleases the mind and body during the day and sings a beautiful lullaby during the night. We have three rooms; one of the three rooms is a ‘f...
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Maa Ganga Guesthouse

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Maa Ganga Guesthouse

Maa Ganga Guesthouse is located in the center of Laxman Jhula, a quiet location with conveniency of everything within few minutes walk. You can walk to the ghat to experience the incredible view of Ganga in one minute. Maa Ganga provides single room, twin room, triple room and mixed dorm. We have...
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Shri Vyas Homestays

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Shri Vyas Homestays

Tranquility and peace directly facing the Rajaji National Park and the Ganges , with state of the art security systems in place for a relaxed stay. Clean white rooms with all amenities inside the rooms, bathrooms and in the building. All rooms are having connected access to glass and open terr...
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Mount Valley Mama Cottage

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Mount Valley Mama Cottage

Mount Valley Mama Cottage is one of the best Rishikesh Budget hotel providing 4 air conditioned and air cooled luxuriously appointed rooms and suites with attached bath, Wifi Enabled - Wifi Access in the rooms, hot and cold water, Colour TV with Multi channel cable, 24 hours power backup, Room Ser...
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Hotel Once Again

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Hotel Once Again

Hotel Once Again is a brand-new modern build hotel with big, clean, spacious rooms 7 min walk from the holy Ganga river. There is a rooftop with a stunning view over the Himalaya mountains where you can enjoy a chai or snack from our restaurant. Our dining hall is also faced towards the mountains, s...
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Hotel Saptrishi

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Hotel Saptrishi

Only a couple of minutes’ walk from the famous Laxman Jhula, the location is within walking distance from just about every significant tourist spot within Rishikesh. All rooms are designed to pamper the needs of our guests in the most distinguished manner. While you take care of travelling, we t...
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Travel Dreams Hostel

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Travel Dreams Hostel

Welcome To Rishikesh !! Are You Coming To Rishikesh ? Are You Looking For A Hostel Which Can Help You Out For Almost Everything While Your Stay In Rishikesh? Are You Looking For A Comfortable And Cheap Place To Stay? Then Check Out Our Hostel! We Are The Cheap And Best Travel And Back...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Rishikesh, India.

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The yoga capital of the world!

When I arrived in Rishikesh, India, I felt like I already knew the place. I instantly felt a connection to the gravity of its peacefulness, and from the moment I arrived, I took in the serenity of the Ganges. Known for its location at the foothills of the Himalayas, it is also widely popular globally for its endless amount of Yoga Teacher Training Schools. It was the reason I had also come to this ancient land of Hindu worship. I was not disappointed by my selection of yoga school, as I had chosen it for the style of yoga I preferred. In Rishikesh, there really is a matter of choice on what you want to expand your knowledge of yoga with. All yoga schools do however, have a similar routine of waking up for 6am meditation and mantras, followed by yoga classes, with Anatomy & Philosophy being taught in the middle of the day. Generally, a couple of hours plus for lunch break, which will predominantly be your study time, followed by late afternoon yoga, and evening meditation. The average 200-hour course runs 6 days a week for 1 month like this. Its intense, but if yoga was what brought you to Rishikesh, you will power through, and return home with a new bunch of life-long yoga buddies.

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Dayara Bugyal: Trekking in the snow

We had already spoken to a local guide who had briefly explained to us our itinerary for the next 3 days. The big day finally arrived and we started our journey from New Delhi ISBT (Kashmere Gate) to Rishikesh at 11 pm on Republic Day eve.

Jayantika Arora

Rishikesh and Haridwar: Spiritually blissful locations

  Rishikesh and Haridwar: Spiritually blissful locations  

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Rishikesh - Perfect Gateway for a Solo Traveler

                                           “Rishikesh – Perfect Gateway for a Solo Traveler “

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Rishikesh: Rafting on the Himalayan Foothills

Rishikesh, the beautiful city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand is a destination for all- the adventure seekers or the nature lovers, for the religious devotees or backpackers, for families or couples. It offers beauty, thrill, and peace. The holy Ganga or Ganges with its pristine water carrying a turquoise tint runs along the city giving it life and soul.

Meera Krishnadas

Rishikesh : An ideal destination for your next trip.

Why go somewhere else, when you can find heaven on earth right here at the foothills of Himalayas. Rishikesh is located in the state of Uttarakhand. It is known as “Gateways to the Garhwal Himalayas” and “ The Yoga capital of the world”.

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