6 Budget-Friendly Hostels In Manali For You

Discover affordable and comfortable accommodations in Manali with our list of popular hostels, catering to budget-conscious travellers and offering a unique shared accommodation experience in the beautiful mountain city
Representative Image, Photo Credit Shutterstock
Representative Image, Photo Credit Shutterstock

As travellers, we often worry about budget constraints while exploring new places. Whether you're a working professional or a backpacker, it's essential to find affordable and comfortable accommodations. Hostels are a great option that cater to these needs. They offer a unique shared accommodation experience allowing travellers to leave their comfort zones. Here, we have compiled a list of popular hostels in the beautiful mountain city of Manali. These recommendations will help you easily plan your next trip to Manali within your budget.

Orchards House The Hidden Tribe

If you're looking for an authentic backpackers' hostel experience, Orchard House in Manali is the perfect choice. Located amidst the picturesque mountains, this beautiful cottage offers cosy rooms and a shared lounge, ensuring a comfortable stay. The garden adds a homely touch to the hostel ambience. Guests can enjoy indoor games for leisure, and in the evenings, live music performances add to the vibe. The rooms are equipped with essential amenities, and a complimentary breakfast is served to start your day off right. Adventure enthusiasts can also explore the nearby treks for an exciting experience.

Tariff&nbspStarts at INR 330 (price range may vary)
Where&nbspAbout 2 kilometres away from the Hidimba Devi Temple in Manal

Safar Hostel

Orchard House is conveniently located near popular tourist attractions such as Manu Temple and the Tibetan Monastery, making it easily accessible for guests. The accommodation premises are designed to provide a comfortable and homely environment. A garden and a complimentary breakfast enhance the overall experience. The hostel also offers a shared kitchen facility for guests who prefer cooking their own meals instead of dining out. Moreover, Orchard House is not only suitable for solo travellers but also an excellent choice for family vacations.

Tariff Starts at INR 600 per night (price range may vary)
Where Old Manali with Hidimba Temple as a landmark. The temple is barely a km away from the accommodation.

Young Monk Hostel

The Young Monk hostel is the perfect choice for backpackers seeking an ideal stay. It offers a combination of dormitories and private rooms to cater to different preferences. The hostel provides a homely experience and a range of facilities to enhance your stay. Guests can enjoy a shared lounge, a restaurant, and a dedicated common space for those on a 'workation.' The complimentary breakfast offered by the hostel is an additional perk for travellers. After completing work or exploring the surroundings, guests can relax in the lounge area and enjoy some personal time while admiring the breathtaking mountain view outside. For adventure enthusiasts, the hostel offers skiing during the winter season, and cycling is also an option for those who want to explore the area.

Tariff Starts at INR 340 (price range may vary)
Where Manali, about 2 km from Hidimba Devi Temple


Zostel is a well-known and reliable option for affordable accommodations. They not only offer budget-friendly prices but also provide a welcoming atmosphere for tourists. In Manali, there are several Zostels to choose from. You can opt for the Old Manali Zostel, an ideal place for backpackers to relax and enjoy the benefits of apple orchards and a garden café.

Tariff Starts at INR 699 (price range may vary)
Where Manu Temple, Old Manali Road

Zostel Vashisht is another choice for backpackers and solo travellers. The accommodation offers stylish common areas, well-equipped dormitories, and private rooms that accommodate up to four people. One of the highlights of this place is the café that features a dedicated workstation, making it convenient for digital nomads or those who need to work while travelling. During your stay, you can enjoy immersive nature walks, treks, and hikes in the surrounding area.

Tariff Starts at INR 699 (price range may vary)
Where Near Vashisht Temple, VPO Vashisht, Manali


If you're a backpacker seeking an eco-friendly hostel experience, GlampEco is the perfect choice. Situated amidst snow-capped mountains, this off-beat accommodation offers a unique opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend quality time with oneself. While GlampEco is renowned for its Geodesic domes, its dormitories are equally impressive. Complete with bunk beds and essential amenities, the dorm experience here is highly recommended for budget-conscious travellers. The hostel also provides the option to stay in a mud house, although this accommodation type may come at a higher cost.

Tariff Dormitories' starting price is INR 789 (price range may vary)
Where Curve Number 33, Hamta Village AD Hydro Project Road, Prini, Manali


From backpackers and trekkers to working professionals, TreeNido has something for everyone. The property provides a dedicated space if you're looking for a tranquil environment to work remotely. On the other hand, if you desire a relaxing getaway amidst the mountains, TreeNido won't disappoint. True to its name, which means "free bird," the accommodation aims to make visitors feel comfortable and peaceful during their stay. From enjoying home-cooked meals to participating in yoga sessions, there are plenty of experiences to be had at TreeNido.

Tariff Starts at INR 700 (price range may vary)
Where Curve Manali, Village Koshla, Vashisht, Himachal Pradesh

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