10 Best Budget Hostels in Manali for Backpacking Holidays


Manali is a paradise for travellers, hikers and adventure seekers. With snow-capped peaks, peaceful villages and evenings around a bonfire, this place lands on every average Indian’s bucket list.

Here are some affordable hostels in and around Manali to make your dream trip more affordable:

1. Alternative life

Located on the banks of the Beas River, the hostel is a gateway to Solang, Gulaba and Kothi. It also has an on-site restaurant and a shared lounge, as well as a beautiful garden and terrace from which you can admire the landscape of Manali. The hotel also offers a car rental service.

Location: About 2.6 km from the Hidimba Devi Temple, the place is located in Old Manali.

What advantages you will find here: The hostel has a private bathroom and a wardrobe. It also offers a peaceful environment to work in, with a breathtaking balcony and a view of the river. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is also available.

The hostel offers a peaceful environment to work in, with a breathtaking balcony and a view of the river.

Average cost per night: Rs 600 and more.

2. Orchards House – the hidden tribe

A lovely property with comfortable rooms, a shared lounge and a restaurant. There is a well maintained garden, and many indoor games are available inside the place.

Location: Located in Old Manali, 2 km from Hidimba Devi Temple.

What benefits you will find here: Evenings at Orchard’s House are for entertainment with music and food. Well-appointed rooms and a free continental breakfast are available. Nearby areas are popular for trekking.

Average cost per night: Rs 330 and more

3. Safar Inn

Located very close to popular travel destinations like Circuit House, Manu Temple and Tibetan Monastery, this hostel offers a pleasant stay. The place is surrounded by a beautiful garden and offers free breakfast during the stay.

Location: Located in Old Manali, less than 1 km from Hidimba Devi Temple.

What advantages you will find here: If you are not interested in food in the restaurant, we have a communal kitchen from which you can cook. It is ideal for family trips as there is also a children’s playground within the premises of the hostel.

10 Best Budget Hostels in Manali for Backpacking Holidays
It is ideal for family trips as there is also a children’s playground within the premises of the hostel.

Average cost per night: Rs 600 and more

4. Young Monks Inn

A quiet property with a manicured garden, shared lounge, restaurant, and space for business travelers. Accommodation comes with complimentary breakfast.

Location: Located in Manali, about 1.9 km from Hidimba Devi Temple.

The benefits you will find here: The accommodation offers evening entertainment and a concierge service. All rooms in the hostel have mountain views. The area is popular with skiers and cyclists. A car rental service is available.

Average cost per night: Rs 340 and more

5. Zostel

A property that offers a splendid view of the mountains from the terrace and offers a variety of activities throughout the place. Rooms at the hostel also offer garden views. Private rooms are also available for guests.

Location: Located 2.5 km from Hidimba Devi Temple, 300 m from Manu Temple and 1.5 km from Circuit House.

What benefits you will find here: A free continental breakfast is served daily. The place is a paradise for hikers and cyclists. The hostel staff will accompany these activities.

10 Best Budget Hostels in Manali for Backpacking Holidays
The hostel rooms have a beautiful view of the garden.

Average cost per night: Rs 700 and more.

“If you think staying in luxury hotels makes your trip memorable, you’re wrong. Zostel is what makes your trip beautiful and memorable. Beautiful people, amazing vibes, mesmerizing views of snow capped mountains and delicious food. The real luxury is here,” one Instagram user wrote.

6. La Vaca India

At this hostel, rooms are fitted with a terrace with a view of the lake. Guests of the accommodation are served with an American breakfast. Activities in and around Manali, such as hiking, are available here.

Location: Located in Manali, 5 km from Hidimba Devi Temple.

What advantages you will find here: An on-site restaurant, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden can be found here. Private rooms are also available for families.

10 Best Budget Hostels in Manali for Backpacking Holidays
At this hostel, rooms are fitted with a terrace with a view of the lake.

Average cost per night: from Rs 300.

7. White Forest

Offering breathtaking views, this hostel is equipped with a comfortable seating area. They also offer free American breakfast daily.

Location: This property is located in Old Manali, 1.6 km from the Tibetan Monastery.

What advantages you will find here: There is a shared living room, as well as a garden and a terrace where you can relax. Evenings here are all about entertainment with bonfires and music.

“I can stay here all my life,” wrote one Instagram user.

10 Best Budget Hostels in Manali for Backpacking Holidays
Offering breathtaking views, this hostel is equipped with a comfortable seating area.

Average cost per night: Rs 380 and more

8. Destination of Peace

This is a house at the end of the village, in a beautiful, quiet and secluded location, surrounded by cherry apple orchards and with 360 degree views of the Himalayan range. Both shared dorms and private rooms are available here.

Location: This picturesque property is located in Old Manali.

What benefits you will find here: The bungalow is well maintained with hot showers, homemade organic food and free Wi-Fi. The balconies are well furnished with beautiful artwork, making it a perfect spot for reading or other entertainment.

10 Best Budget Hostels in Manali for Backpacking Holidays
The bungalow is well maintained with hot showers, homemade organic food and free Wi-Fi.

Average cost per night: Rs 700 and more

9. The teacher’s hut

A property with dorms and private family rooms, the place offers concierge and currency exchange services for guests. There are mountain views from almost every room here.

Location: Located in Old Manali, about 2.3 km from Hidimba Devi Temple.

What advantages you will find here: A car rental service is available for excursions around Manali. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. Paid airport shuttle service is also available here.

10 Best Budget Hostels in Manali for Backpacking Holidays
There are mountain views from almost every room here.

Average cost per night: Rs 360 and more

10. TreeNido

It is a community house for backpackers and travelers. It is a serene area famous for the Vashisht temple and the hot springs. Guests can enjoy spectacular views of the beautiful Beas River and snow-capped mountains from their rooms.

Location: Located in a peaceful village near Mathiyana Anganwadi Center in Vashist.

What are the advantages you will find here: Guests who stay a week or more can use the kitchen to prepare food. Dorms and private rooms are available.

10 Best Budget Hostels in Manali for Backpacking Holidays
It is a serene area famous for the Vashisht temple and the hot springs.

Average cost per night: Rs 700 and more

(Editing by Divya Sethu)

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