Traveling To Hyderabad? Go Crash At This Awesome Backpacker's Hostel
What Is It?
Hyderabad's own and well-designed backpacker’s hostel where travel bees can flock to for a comfortable stay. Travelers or Hyderabadis seeking change can head to this hostel without having to spend a fortune.
What Makes It Awesome
Beehive is the first of its kind space in Hyderabad, and it is located on Road No. 12, Banjara Hills. The husband and wife duo who started the hostel in August 2016, believe in connection through conversations over chai and coffee, rather than partying with alcohol. Therefore, this place is an alcohol-free zone, but hey, if you’re looking for a good time, you could always check out the hip bars in the area.
Adarsha, who quit her corporate job last year, and her husband, Mukul began Beehive, inspired by a place in Auroville on one of their travels. They have given the hostel a very homely, but minimalistic look. It does not have a dedicated reception area as they believe in welcoming guests themselves. The dorms are spacious and ventilated. Most of their interiors have a story — they’ve used industrial packaging wood and turned it into sofas, tires are hand painted to make seatings. The dining table was an unwanted piece of glass before they picked it up. The hostel aims to be eco-friendly by segregating its waste and discourages wastage of water and electricity. The hostel currently has three shared spaces — one exclusively for females, and two mixed where you and your squad can relax and socialise. The rooms are named as per the theme of a beehive, of course. ‘Elixir’, ‘Nectar’ and ‘Honey’ each accommodate upto six people in their bunk beds. Each room has its own bathroom.
This space imbibes a DIY culture that is trust-based. The founders have a jar where customers drop the MRP amount for the groceries and ingredients they use from the open kitchen. This place plays an interesting role in the local community by bringing people from all walks of life together and in hosting social entrepreneurs, wedding groups and backpackers from all over the world.