What Is It?

Trippr is a budget-friendly, uber cool backpackers hostel. A perfect spot for travellers on a tight budget with beds in a dormitory setting, the rooms are done up with quirky decor and funky interiors. Clean towels and bed linen, free WiFi, lively community spaces to unwind — what more could one ask for? And all of this at the most pocket-friendly rates!

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Attached to Trippr is Coffee Barn Cafe, a cute little cafe serving some delicious food and drinks. They are known for their yummy pastas, sandwiches and milkshakes. And of course, the most heavenly freshly brewed filter coffee! The property that plays home to the hostel and the cafe, is perhaps one of the oldest heritage bungalows of Chikmagalur town. While the bungalow itself is home to the hostel, the verandah and yard in front of it has been converted into a cafe.

Where Is It?

One of the main advantages to travellers is its location in proper Chikmagalur town, so access is not an issue.

How Do I Get There?

From Bangalore, Chikmaglur is just around 250kms away — a four-hour drive. Though there are several buses that ply between Bangalore and Chikmaglur, it is advisable to take your own car or bike, as the journey becomes more comfortable and quick {buses take around 6 hrs approximately}. There are also trains available, but they take 7 hours.

What Is Unique About It?

Though Trippr is nowhere close to offering luxury, it most certainly is comfortable, clean and cool. There is a great vibe about the place and the people running it with passion. Trippr also offers guests guidance from local experts on sightseeing and nearby adventure trips and activities that can be done. Apart from the spacious, yet cosy dorms, the backyard of the bungalow has been converted into a colourful and interesting community space with bean bags, board games and books — a place for guests to relax, unwind and energise themselves among fellow travellers. Last but not the least, dog lovers will fall in love with Jager — Trippr and CBC’s very own labrador!

Best Time To Visit?

Fortunately, Chikmagalur can be enjoyed in different ways in every season! All through the year on the weekends, the city is filled with tourists, so try and make it during the week, or find a relatively quieter weekend to visit.

#LBBTip

Remember this is a shared living space. If you are lucky enough to book out an entire room with people you know, it’s great! But that might not always be possible. Hence, one must keep in mind that not all travellers are the same, so adjusting is the name of the game.

Price: INR 549 per bed per night, special student discount at INR 429 with ID, INR 300 for two at CBC

Photos: Coffee Barn Cafe