Ten-Second Takeaway

Catch up with fellow travelling entrepreneurs and connect to the city’s startup community with Construkt’s all new Startup Hostel.

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With Bangalore’s reputation as the startup hub of the country, it wouldn’t be surprising if you’ve come across quite a few aspiring entrepreneurs {from different cities}, hoping to launch their dream venture and make it big. And that’s exactly what the group Construkt {a city-based global platform for entrepreneurs, known for the Construkt startup festival} had in mind when they decided to develop a space for the startup community. A place designed for hackpackers {that’s how they refer to the travelling entrepreneurs and startup founders}, the Startup Hostel is barely a week old and was founded by Shashikiran Rao and Karan Bahadur {from Construkt}.

However, it’s not just a room and necessary facilities that they provide. True to the concept, they cater to entrepreneurs in the city or new in town {it’s open to others, too, they add}, hoping to expand their network. Having been part of the startup ecosystem for the past four years, they will readily help you out with contacts and connect you to the community here. They also provide information about events and workshops you can look out for. And, there’s always the opportunity to learn from your peers {read co-habitants} and collaborate even!

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construkt hostel in bangalore

Source: Construkt

The five bedrooms {four dorm rooms and one double room} which can occupy up to 20 people, are simply designed with beds, lockers {you get safety lockers, too} and even a blackboard {for those impromptu discussions}. Vibrantly done up in white, orange {a colour associated with Construkt} and blue, the hostel has plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces that let you work or have a quiet brainstorming session with your team/partner.

Look out for the upcycled furniture here. From huge spools {which were used to hold electric wire} converted into stools to a bathtub that has been turned into a sofa, almost everything you see here is the handiwork of the Construkt team. Apart from common spots like the living room, dining room {which will soon have a photo wall, we’re told} and the kitchen {all stocked with utensils and appliances}, they also have a nook on the staircase landing which makes for a comfy library. Oh, and, tea, coffee and cookies, on the house!

 Where: 3097A, 6th A Main, 13th cross, 2nd stage Indiranagar

Price: INR 850 per bed for a night {if you’re staying for longer periods, they customise the package for you}

Contact: bookings@construkt.me

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here to book a spot.