Hyderabad finally has its own well designed backpacker’s hostel where travel bees can flock to for a comfortable stay. Travellers or Hyderabadis seeking change can head to this hostel without having to spend a fortune.
Stay At Hyderabad's First Backpacker's Hostel For As Less As INR 650 Per Night!
What Is It?
How Do I Get There?
Beehive, a hostel, is located in a quiet neighbourhood in the otherwise bustling locality of Banjara Hills. The hostel which is located on Road No 12 is apparently a popular choice for hanging out amongst the city folk and is meant for solo travellers and families, alike. It is a 40 minute cab ride from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in off peak hours, and is a family-run communal hostel.
Chai, Conversations & Dorms
Beehive is the first of its kind space in Hyderabad. The husband and wife duo who started the hostel in August last year, believe in connection through conversations over chai and coffee, rather that 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 on glass before they picked it up. The hostel aims to be eco-friendly by segregating its waste, and discourages wastage of water and electricity. There’s a pop of bright colours against subtle shades that make the place very dynamic.
A Space Apart
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 bee hive, of course. ‘Elixir’, ‘Nectar’ and ‘Honey’ each accommodate upto six people in their bunk beds. Each room has its own bathroom. The 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.
Make your way here, and be a part of Beehive’s community culture. For only INR 650 a night, you get to find a fam within strangers!
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