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Top 10 Budget Hostels In Bangalore, India - Updated 2020

Top 10 Budget Hostels In Bangalore, India
Poonam
Poonam
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As Bangalore receives more and more young professionals, expats and travelers each year, hostels are popping up across the city, providing modern spaces that are geared towards offering authentic and social experiences for their guests. Most of the hostels are kitted out with chic dorm-style rooms, and perks like free breakfast and WiFi are also available. In addition, they are conveniently located near the main attractions and easily reachable via different forms of public transport. Here’s our pick of the best hostels in Bangalore, India, many of which are perfect for those looking to mingle and meet fellow travelers and like-minded souls.

1. Backpacker Panda Bengaluru

Located in the neighborhood of Indiranagar, the Backpacker Panda is within close walking distance to some of Bangalore’s best pubs, including Toit Brewpub and Loft 38. Unsurprisingly, this is the property that prides itself on its lively atmosphere and is set up so that you can relax after a night in the town. Dorms and private rooms with air conditioning and ensuite washroom, a colorful seating area with board games, free WiFi and secure lockers are some of the other perks guests can expect at the Backpacker Panda.


Backpacker Panda Bengaluru

Address: 3001, 5th Cross, 12th A Main, HAL 2nd Stage

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2. The Little Blue Window Hostel (from USD 5)

Offering a relaxed and cozy vibe, the Little Blue Window Hostel is a great place for tourists and backpackers looking for a safe, clean place to make their home away from home. The hostel provides rooms with single and double beds, free WiFi, projector screen for movies and live sports screening, and a shared kitchen for those who wish to prepare their own meals. There’s also a terrace and lounge area, where fellow travelers can congregate and socialize.


The Little Blue Window Hostel

Address: 743, 13th Main Rd, Sunshine Colony Stage 2, BTM 2nd Stage
Price: from 5 USD

Darts Pub crawls Themed dinner nights Express check-in/check-out Games room Cycling Bottle of water Shared lounge/TV area

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3. Locul.Uptown

The perfect location for those hoping to explore Bangalore, this hostel is conveniently located near the must-visit attractions of the city, including Cubbon Park, Bangalore Palace, and Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park, among others. There are many accommodation options to choose from at Locul.Uptown, ranging from six and four-bed and mixed dorms that are perfect for group travelers, to private rooms with a queen bed that is suitable for couples. If you’re a solo female traveler, you can rent a bunk bed in its double six-bed women’s dorm. You can hang around with other guests in the common room, or lose yourself in a book from the hostel’s library. Also, every reservation here comes with free breakfast, WiFi access, and yoga sessions.


Locul.Uptown

Address: 40, Abshot Layout, Sankey Cross Road, Vasath Nagar, Near ITC windsor manor circle

Badminton equipment Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Cashless payment available Postal service Currency exchange Free WiFi First aid kit available Breakfast takeaway containers

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4. Zostel Bangalore

Zostel is one of the renowned hostel chains in India, and its Bangalore outpost is located in the coolest neighborhood of Indiranagar. It features female-only and mixed dorm rooms with bunk beds, bedside lamps, and a storage facility. Some dorms have a contemporary shared washroom as well. There’s also an air-conditioned common room and a rooftop lounge area that are perfect for mingling. Be sure to seek out the amiable staff, who are more than happy to advise you on local hotspots to visit.

Also See: Top 12 Things to do in Bangalore at night


Zostel Bangalore

Address: 2032, 17th Main Road

Library Concierge service Bicycle rental (additional charge) Shared kitchen Live music/performance Street parking Games room Fruits

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5. Tribe Theory Startup Hostels Koramangala

With a communal vibe and it’s bang-on location close to the major attractions of the city, Tribe Theory Startup Hostel is a perfect place for travelers who want to explore the city and are eager to meet new people. The hostel has a women-only dorm with eight beds, and two mixed dorms fitted with 8 or 10 bunk beds and a seating area. It also features several social spaces, including a terrace with a gorgeous view of the city’s skyline and a common area for dining, working and small meet-ups. Free WiFi and a kitchen are also available.

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6. Cuckoo Hostel

Located in the heart of the lively neighborhood of Koramangala, Cuckoo Hostel is just as warm and welcoming as it is Instagrammable. Eco-friendly practices are high on the agenda, making this a great option for those looking for sustainable living. Expect to see beddings made of old industrial packaging, energy-efficient electrical appliances and free breakfast, which is prepared using greens and veggies sourced from the hostel’s terrace garden. Rooms range from mixed dorms with four or six beds complete with reading lights to a stylish private room. There is also a library, a jam room, and a common room, where guests can relax and meet new people during their downtime.


Cuckoo Hostel

Address: No. 561 17th A Main 6th Cross Koramangala 6th Block

Shared kitchen All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized WiFi Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Express check-in/check-out Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Badminton equipment Library

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7. Transit Dorms - Backpackers Inn & Hostel (from USD 6)

Transit Dorms is one of the best hostels for backpackers with separate male and female dormitories fitted with bathroom, wardrobe, free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. Added touches such as a lounge area, terrace with gorgeous city views and an in-house restaurant enhance its reputation, as does its excellent location in Koramangala with close proximity to several great cafes, restaurants, bars, and brewpubs.


Transit Dorms - A Backpackers Inn & Hostel

Address: 18th Main Road 1186 Cashier Layout BTM 1st Stage
Price: from 6 USD

Dry cleaning Free parking Tour desk Street parking Bike tours Concierge service Airport drop off Kid meals

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8. AAO Hostels Bangalore (from USD 6)

AAO Hostel is a homey hostel that offers four and six-bed mixed dorm rooms and a four-bed female-only dorm, each of which is outfitted with all the essentials and a balcony. There are several additional amenities here that make it stand out from the crowd, such as an interactive common room, board games, a terrace and a full-fledged kitchen where you can cook your meals. Another big plus is its location, right in the heart of buzzing Koramangala and easy to get to the city icons like Cubbon Park and MG Road.


B CUBE

Address: No. 191, 1st Floor, KHB Colony, 5th Cross, Koramangala 5th Block
Price: from 6 USD

Free WiFi Ironing service Terrace Bikes available (free) Fax/photocopying Internet services Lockers Library

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9. Manana (from USD 3)

Manana is a cozy home turned hostel that offers vibrant dorm rooms for up to eight people to stay in. Due to its location in Koramangala, many of the city’s popular restaurants and bars are nearby, making it perfect for anyone who is eager to discover the city’s nightlife during their stay. From a practical point of view, guests get access to the kitchen, free WiFi, washing room and games room.


Manana

Address: 648/H, 1st Main Road, Binnamangala, Hoysala nagar, Indiranagar,
Price: from 3 USD

Single-use miniature toiletry bottles (including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturiser, hand soap) Special diet menus (on request) Soundproof rooms Pub crawls Live music/performance Adult only Bicycle parking 24-hour security

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10. Electric Cats Annexe (from USD 6)

If you’re looking for a party-centric place to stay, Electric Cats Annexe in the lively Indiranagar is a great option. The hostel has one private room for those who prefer more privacy, while its other lodgings are dorm-style, with coed and separate female and male options. Some have rooms have air conditioning, while others are simple without air conditioning. It also has a rooftop terrace, which is a perfect place to relax, sunbathe, party and mingle with fellow travelers. There is no kitchen on the premises, but there are cafes and pubs nearby to keep guests social and satisfied.

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Hostels to suit all needs and budgets

Whether you want to stay close to the main attractions of the city or are looking for a quiet oasis away from the hustle and bustle, there is an accommodation option to suit you in Bangalore. Check out our above list of the best hostels in Bangalore, India and take your pick.

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Poonam is a freelance travel writer currently based in the Silicon Valley of India (Bengaluru). She has resided in about 5 Indian cities. So while there was never a permanent address, she had lots...Read more

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