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Craving for next-level fun in McLeodganj?

“All college hostels are crap.” Sure I know, been there, experienced that!

But how does the idea of a backpacking hostel sound to you?
This excellent backpacking hostel is called as THE BACKPACKERS INN.

Located in McLeodganj, this hostel is imbued by the European backpacking culture, which I’m sure each one us wanted to experience after watching Kangana Ranaut’s crazy movie ‘queen’. Over the years, the travel quotient has reformed for the young travellers who now wish to stay in quirky dorms instead of hotel rooms, who promptly put their right foot forward for adventure instead of sleeping after checking their mails.  Thus, hostels like this one attract oodles of both Indian and foreign travellers, owing to their cheap but comfortable and safe accommodation. Here, they are part of a more prominent global family and where they can both feel at home and explore beautiful destinations at the same time. Unlike my stupid college hostel, this hostel is indeed a jazzy place to stay.

Mountain city of McLeodganj
The gorgeous mountain city of McLeodganj 🙂

Welcome to the Backpackers Inn, Mcleodganj!!

When I first saw this hostel online, I was dumbstruck and immediately decided to stay here for my McLeodganj trip. Easily located via GPS, this hostel is situated on the central mall road. On reaching the hostel, I was warmly greeted by the hostel staff, who are very compassionate and hospitable.

Illustrating the hostel, I would say they have an amazingly playful aura with artistic graffiti’s and doodles crafted on the corridor walls and attractive picture frames displayed all over. The entire hostel premises cheers you up and mingles you in the carefree hippie vibe of the city.

The hostel has a beautiful terrace which is my favourite part. The terrace gives a breathtaking view of the entire city of McLeodganj and is ideal for gazing at the beautiful velvet black sky dabbed with millions of stars. Encompassed by mountains, you can witnesses the most surreal sunrises of your life from the rooftop and the balcony.
The balcony is king-size with a plush seating arrangement to the most mesmerizing view. It is a serene place to relax and munch the yummy food cooked by the staff. And at night, it is a fun place to enjoy a little, of course, a party with your friends.

backpackers inn, mcleodganj
Isn’t that an incredible sitting for bonfire and beer !! cheers 😛
backpackers inn, mcleodganj
This upcoming new portion of the property has my heart 🙂

An insight into the quirky Property

There are four-bed dormitories and six-bed dormitories and extravagant personal rooms available to choose from according to your comfort zone.


The dormitories are incredibly spacious, comfortable, airy and safe and have numerous shelves go neatly arrange stuff. They have cute bunk beds and funky graffiti on the walls and colourful lighting, which makes you fall in love with the place. To stay in such dorms with your friends or with unknown travellers from distant lands is an altogether ravishing experience.

backpackers inn, mcleodganj
Quirky dorm stays!

Private rooms

The private rooms are ornate with a comfy bed, elegant furniture, a neat bathroom, and a balcony to give you the best panorama of the mountain peaks.

Private rooms in mcleodganj
Minimalist comfy bedrooms

Common room

This is another one of my favourite things in the hostel, the standard room, where all the global travellers come together as the Backpackers family and share their travel stories and form a unique bond with one another, the relationship of everlasting wanderlust. In this room, geographical boundaries and native tongues know no barriers. This is the seat of ultimate oneness, where all travellers eat together, play games together, read along and yeah, party together.

The interiors of the common room are decored in vibrant colours with animated graffiti’s and hanging dim light lamps. The seating arrangement includes bean bags that let you snug like a bug in the rug and comfortable low lying tables with comfortable mattresses.

The common room has bookshelves stacked with good novels of all times. It also has famous table games such as Uno, Ludo, chess, soccer foosball, scrabble (I guess they are well versed with the fact that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy) and a super sexy music system which makes me wanna dance like a crazy.

Chaperoned by Mr Ganesh, the rightful owner of Backpackers inn; the reception desk has all information that you would need while being in McLeodganj. From the detailed map of the city to the famous visiting spots, the reception desk has it all. There are various informative posters that give you an amplified junket of in and around town. All the payment procedures and the order for food are also made at this very corner.

Backpackers Inn, Mcleodganj
Cheers to good times!!

Kitchen This is where many souls work really hard to serve the yummiest food. After all, the solution to all problems is finger-licking good food. Trust my word, the food here is actually delicious.

Meet Your Host!

Mr Ganesh is the rightful owner of the Backpackers inn. He is an extraordinarily benevolent man who is ever ready to help travellers to his full capability. He manages all the bookings and the payments and treats his entire staff with utmost respect and kind.

The best thing about him being, he is a genius at recognizing voices and remembering his guests. Even after months of staying at his hostel, when I happened to recently call him up, he identified me instantly and was all the more considerate towards me.

Thumbs Up For This Homely Hostel…

So, guys, this is all that I have to write about this enticing hostel but trust me there is a lot more to experience when you actually venture it. Indeed, A home away from home.

The hostel is quite cheap, and one gets to savour the best of the facilities at dirt low prices which are not available at any hotel. In addition to this, it is incredibly safe for travellers, especially solo females. So, you can be your own boss and stay fearlessly.

I thoroughly relished my stay here at Backpackers inn, and I am actually looking forward to going back again soon. I urge every gipsy soul to experience this hostel at least once when they visit the marvellous city of McLeodganj.

bacpackers inn, mcleodganj
How about some play? 😉

Book Here!!

The hostel is located on the mall road and is easily reachable. It can also be reached via Jogiwara road.

  • Booking details– You can book it online from hostelworld.com or booking.com.
    You can also directly reach Mr Ganesh at his contact number- 09882255111.
  • Note- Kindly note that all information is accurate to 2019. Also, this is not a sponsored post. It is a genuine review more out of heartfelt affection for this hostel as I am a regular guest here, and this hostel never fails to surprise me!

Do visit this homely hostel and do come back and tell me your fascinating travel tales. Until then wishing everybody out there merry journey and a splendid stay..!!

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  • Riya Trehan
    Posted May 20, 2020 10:35 am 1Likes

    Its so well described content. I just can’t wait to be there asap after this lockdown. I really wish i too ll be able to get great pictures like these and make memories 😘🥰🥰😘🥰😘🥰

    • Navneet
      Posted May 20, 2020 6:56 pm 0Likes

      Thank You, Riya Trehan!!
      Yeah, it’s an amazing place to be at post theses tough times. Do visit and share your pictures with me, I would be more than glad!!:)

  • Simar
    Posted May 21, 2020 7:32 pm 0Likes

    Wow! The photos are amazing ! 🤩🤩 just inspiring one to travel. Thanks for sharing them. Love the content. ♥️♥️

    • Navneet
      Posted June 5, 2020 5:59 pm 0Likes

      Thank you so much for the kind words! This made my day.
      Happy Travelling & Good Luck

  • Dr Kavisha Bajaj
    Posted May 26, 2020 2:24 pm 0Likes

    Very well described…
    Will definitely visit your recommended places as soon as the lockdown ends.🤗🤗

    • Navneet
      Posted June 5, 2020 6:02 pm 0Likes

      @Dr Kavisha Bajaj
      Thanks a lot for the kind words! Yeah, you should definitely go visit this cute hostel and do tell me about your experiences.
      Happy Travelling & Good Luck!!

  • Aakarshit
    Posted May 26, 2020 2:40 pm 0Likes

    Wow! This post is so amazing and inspiring that I wish that this pandemic ends soon. I will definitely go and explore the splendid view of mountains.
    Keep up the informative work .
    Way to go🤗

    • Navneet
      Posted June 5, 2020 6:02 pm 0Likes

      Thanks a lot for the kind words! Yeah, you should definitely go visit this cute hostel and do tell me about your experiences.
      Happy Travelling & Good Luck!!

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