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Explore South India with us at these 6 locations

Explore South India with us at these 6 locations
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By Ruchi Joshi

22 Mar, 2023

The southern part of India is bestowed with an abundance of diversity in landscapes, terrains, history, culture, wildlife and a kind of calming beauty that is difficult to find elsewhere. Whether you are a beach person or a mountain person, whether you like tea or coffee, whether you are a fan of natural scenic beauty or ages-old forts; or whether you prefer a relaxing vacation or an adventure filled trip - South India will indulge all kinds of travellers with its gems and treasures. 

If reading all that about the glories of South India is giving you some #FOMO, read on to find out about our 6 amazing backpacker hostels that are arms open to host you here:

1. The Hosteller Fort Kochi  

Fort Kochi is famous for its Indo-European architecture and aesthetic, cultural diversity, beautiful beaches and huge Chinese fishing nets. To match the vibe, this hostel in South India has hints of regional aesthetics mingled with modern style. We have even got separate workspaces for all you workophiles and the free high-speed WiFi will make sure your work runs as smoothly as your trip. The hostel is also equipped with a fully functional cafe to take care of all your hunger pangs and serve you delicious treats.

fort kochi hostel

Our two common kitchens allow you to make yourself a bowl of Maggi or a hot cup of coffee at any time of the day (and night :P). And on one of those evenings when you want to take a break from roaming around Fort Kochi and still have a fun time, you can head over to our common terrace area which has plenty of games, and a projector to binge watch your favourite Netflix show. Make friends, bond over music and movies, and most of all make unforgettable memories.

2. The Hosteller Coorg Madikeri 

Coorg, officially called Kodagu, is the highest producer of coffee in India.  Our fanatstic location is such that you get to wake up to the aroma of freshly drying coffee as the hostel surrounded vast coffee estates. There is also plenty of greenery in the vicinity and a private pond inside the hostel premises to take all your walks around. If you are a true coffee lover Coorg Max would be the best place to stay, don’t you think? You can choose from dorm rooms and private rooms as per your comfort and need. Whatever your choice, we will make sure you are cosily tucked in and wake up well-rested.

coorg madikeri hostel

Madikeri Fort in Coorg was was built in the 17th century and serves as a beautiful historical landmark with admirable architecture. It is one of the must-visits when in Coorg and lucky for you, The Hosteller Coorg Max is stone's throw away from the town of Madikeri. You can also spend your late evenings sprawled on the suspended beds at our terrace café while engaging in interesting conversations with fellow backpackers.

3. The Hosteller Coorg  

Out of all our hostels in South India, this was the first. This one is centrally located with major tourist attractions nearby. Visit Raja Seat Garden, Abbey Falls, Tibetan Monastery - the Golden Temple of Coorg, etc. Since it is right off the highway, the surrounding is full of mesmerizing natural scenery. If you want to wake up to the cool morning breeze and the chirping of the birds then Coorg Mini is definitely the one to go for. You can choose between our dorms and private rooms which are so spacious that even Hagrid and Grawp can stay comfortably together.

coorg hostel

Oh and how can we forget about our 3-bed sharing cottage with its own porch? From budget-friendly to luxury, you get all the choices. Our café will serve you lip-smacking food and beverages. Gorge on as you enjoy jamming session with fellow backpackers. With spacious dorms, airy private rooms and wide corridors, you are going to love staying at Coorg Mini.

4. The Hosteller Munnar  

Munnar is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Kerala. It is famous for its widespread tea plantations. Munnar means three rivers, symbolizing the Mattupetti, Nallathanni, and Periavaru rivers that flow here. The interiors of our hostel capture the essence through the designs and artefacts. Feel the same level of calm and freshness inside the hostel as you do while exploring the Kashmir of South India.

hostel in munnar

There are large bay windows at our property through which you can watch the clear blue skyline of Munnar. An open terrace, comfortable working space, games and bonfire place! Get ready to socialize and turn strangers into friends. 

5. The Hosteller Chikmagalur  

Congratulations! You've arrived at the destination where coffee was cultivated for the first time in India. Chikmagalur is the place we need to praise for making our mornings bearable and our hectic days manageable. Situated in a charming spot, this cozy little home away from home feels like a breath of fresh air. Soothe your eyes and soul as the calming greenery surrounding the hostel helps you shed away all stress. And hey, we have no scarcity of open spaces. 

hostel in munnar

Surrounded by deep green woods, it feels like an enchanting sight right out of a Disney movie. The breezy open cafe right beside the hostel is where you can brew up some interesting stories. The expansive grounds will take you back to childhood and remind you of playgrounds where you ran around till your breath got heavy. You can also indulge in a lively game of volleyball or badminton. During the coffee flowering season, the ripe coffee cherries are dried here and then processed to make coffee beans. You can watch it live or check out our specially-designed murals that creatively depict the whole process.

6. The Hosteller Ooty  

A place where time stands still, worries vanish and happiness greets you with open arms! Yes, that's The Hosteller Ooty for you. With an extremely beautiful and earthy vibe, this heritage hostel is more than 100 years old and will take you back to another century. Ready to time travel with us? Surrounded by nature, it's the perfect cottage themed hostel and offers the best amenities to travellers. Pack your bags and a whole lot of enthusiasm because our massive outdoor area is the place to bring out the child in you. Tag along with your buddies for a game of badminton or choose to go solo and make that much-needed yoga session happen. 

ooty

The cool and breezy air, scented with the pines, will be your companion throughout the trip. If you love minimalism, our hostel will win you over with its vintage furniture, arched interiors and lovely warmth. You can chill around the roaring bonfire and share travel experiences with fellow backpackers from around the country. When city life becomes a bit too much, our hostel and its countryside location will help you de-stress. 

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