We all have friends from outside the city that just pass by, are here for a night or two and then are gone again. For that very purpose, we’ve put together a list of hostels that they can crash at while they’re here.


Three different types of rooms so that you can choose as per your convenience and need for privacy. Everything is air conditioned and there’s wi-fi access for all guests. There’s a common room with computers in case you’ve got some spare time and/or email to check. What we love is that they’ll make detailed itinerary’s for you and offer travel advice is you want it, free of charge. They also take guests on walks around Delhi, on pre-structured routes. You can join in free of charge, and if you’re feeling generous, donate, for their troubles. The best part? You get to see Delhi through seasoned eyes.

Where: 5 Ara Kashan Road, opposite New Delhi Railway Station

Contact: +91 7728897594/ +91 9654496628

Price: INR 499 {Dormitory; one bed}; INR 1000 {Standard room; double bed}; INR 1499 + taxes {Luxury room; double bed}

Book yourself a room, or find out more here.

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Hotel the Spot

For a home away from home, this is the hostel to stay at. They have a standard and superior category rooms, as well as ones with twin beds if you’re the kind that needs your space. Family run, they make you feel welcome, so we’re sure you won’t be homesick. Equipped with wi-fi, a cafe with computers and printers, and lots of like-minded people to meet and befriend. Breakfast is also included.

Where: 867-868 Gali Chandi Wali Main Bazar, Pahar Ganj

Contact: +91-9312832541/ +91 9711450830 / 011 23580168

Price: Standard rooms {non A/C} INR 895 {single bed}; INR 965 {double bed}; INR 1145 {three beds}; Superior rooms { with A/C} INR 985 {single bed}; INR 1095 {double bed}; INR 1325 {three beds}; Rooms with twin beds– INR 1155

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Moustache Hostel

What you can expect is clean and quirky spaces, minimal but covering all your essentials, with funky art-work all over. They have two types of rooms, which are inclusive of lockers, wi-fi and breakfast. There’s a colorful, welcoming common room, a terrace, and they provide you with the option to play tennis, board games or read their books on Delhi and India so you can plan out your itinerary.

Where: S-25, Greater Kailash 1

Contact: 011 40793437

Price: INR 500 {Non A/C}; INR 600 {with A/C}; this is inclusive of wi-fi, breakfast, lockers and other amenities.

Book yourself a room, or find out more here.

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Youth Hostels Association of India

They have over 150 hostels in India, and are spread over 90 countries in the world, so you can rely on them. They have separate dormitories for men and women, and private rooms with double beds. There’s a common dining room, a library, a gym and a common room to chat up the new friends you’ll make. Ask about their membership, it earns you access to all their hostels, in any part of the country, and the world.

Where: 5, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri

Contact: +91 7827999000

Price: INR 300 {dormitory; non A/C}; INR 600 {dormitory; A/C}; INR 1500- INR 2000 {private rooms}

Book yourself a room, or find out more here.

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Madpackers Hostel

For them, it’s all about the travel. They’ll welcome you with open arms while you stay, and make sure you’re uber comfortable. They have dormitories, only female rooms, as well as mixed. They also have private rooms, both A/C and non A/C, at different rates. Breakfast, wi-fi, towels and unlimited tea and coffee is inclusive of the room charge. They organize food walks and bar crawls that you can opt for, if you’d like. You can also opt for dinner, if you’d like.

Where: S-39A, Third Floor, Panchsheel Park

Contact: +91 98186 71874

Price: INR 650 {dormitories}; INR 2000 {private room; non A/C}; INR 2500 {private room; A/C}

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Jugaad Hostels

Contemporary interiors, we’re talking chic exposed brick and clean bedding, with a common living area. The terrace is open to all, with a shack and a few hammocks for those lazy mornings. The regular dorms have 8 beds, and there’s an all-female dorm with 6 rooms. If you’re looking for more privacy, they’ve got private twin rooms as well. All those housing options you see in all your favorite movies? Dead-ringer for those, this one.

Where: F-128, Jhandu mansion, R.K. Puram

Contact: Call +91-8510005900 or email stay@jugaadhostels.com

Price: INR 650-750 {dormitories}; INR 2250 {private room}

Stops Hostels

A stark contrast to most hostels, Stops boasts of wooden flooring, colourful walls, and comfortable beds. They also have a lot to keep you occupied – a well-stocked library complete with books and documentaries and films on India, airy balconies and common kitchens where you can conduct all your culinary experiments.

Where: Stops Hostel Delhi 4/ B,, 23, Asaf Ali Rd, Dariya Ganj

Contact: 011 41056226

Price: Starting at INR 650 for the dorms, INR 2,500 for a private room for two {prices include taxes + breakfast}

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