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Right beside the verdant Green Valley, The Hosteller Kufri, Shimla is a no-brainer when deciding on a perfect Himalayan getaway. Located on the national highway lea....

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Great Himachali getaway

Great Himachali getaway

Kufri is only 21 km from Shimla and 50 km from Narkanda, making it a perfect pitstop on your travels.

Himalayan National Park

Himalayan National Park

Enjoy a safari in the Himalayan National Park in Kufri, which is home to almost 200+ species of birds and animals.

Apple picking

Apple picking

Famous for its sweet and shiny apples, Kufri is full of large apple orchards where you can do your own picking.

Spacious common areas

Spacious common areas

The hostel has a two storied café cum dining area as well as a huge semi-open terrace hangout spot.


You can travel either to Kalka Railway Station and onwards in a bus, or choose to ride the Toy Train all the way to Shimla Railway Station; which is about 18 km from the hostel.

Buses to Shimla are very frequent and easily available from all major cities. Both HRTC and private buses ply here.

The closest airport is Shimla Airport, about 20 km from the hostel. The second closest airport is Chandigarh Airport, where flights are more but it is about 3.5 hours away.


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11 AM

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10 AM - 8 PM

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9 AM - 3 PM & 6 PM - 11 PM

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24 Hours

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Strictly mandatory to follow all Covid guidelines as mandated by GOI at all times during the stay. For more details, refer to our policies.

We have a doctor, ambulance, or such facilities on call in case of any emergency.

All common spaces at the hostel are CCTV secured.

The Hosteller reserves the right to admission based on the discretion of the management.

For all guest-related policies, refer to the policies which can be located on the main page.

What is the location of The Hosteller Kufri?

The Hosteller Kufri is located in Fagu, Tehsil Theog, Kufri, District Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171209

Which is the closest airport to the property?

Shimla Airport - 38.60 Km Chandigarh Airport - 146 Km Bhuntar Airport - 183 Km

How to get to The Hosteller Kufri from Shimla Airport?

You can get a taxi from the airport which is approximately 38.6 Km far and takes you 1 hours 30 mins to reach our property.

Which is the nearest railway station?

The Shimla Railway Station is around 13 km away from Kufri. Cabs and buses are available from there to the city. The Shimla Railway Station is not well connected to the rest of the country. A train to Chandigarh or Ambala Station is more convenient and one can again take a cab or bus or even the toy train to then reach Shimla or Kufri from there.

Which is the best time to visit Kufri?

Kufri remains snow-covered between November and March, allowing for a variety of winter sporting activities. While choosing an ideal time to visit Kufri, you should also consider your reasons to visit this place. If you enjoy sports, you can schedule your vacation during the winter months when the snow is excellent for skiing. Summer months are ideal for individuals who want to enjoy some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.

Is the hostel pet friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed in the hostel. However, pets are allowed in private rooms only and not dorms.

Is there an in house cafe?

Yes, The Hosteller Kufri, Shimla have Café.

Is smoking allowed inside the property?

Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas and not in any rooms or indoor common areas.

What are some nearby places to visit?

Jakhu Temple Jakhoo Gondola The Ridge Shimla Circular Road The Mall Road Victory Tunnel Indian Institute of Advanced Study Tara Devi Mandir

Is breakfast included in the room rate?

If breakfast is included, it will display "Breakfast Included" below the room type. If it is not mentioned, breakfast is not included.

Does the hostel have Wifi?

We have good wifi which is suitable for workation.

What are some things to do in Kufri and Fagu?

Fun Skiing at Kufri Chharabra sunset and sunrise point Himalayan Nature Park Green Valley Khara Pathar Banthia Devta Temple Theog Town

Are there lockers in the dorms?

We provide lockers in the dormitories only. Every bed has an attached locker for guests to keep their valuables. It is advised that you carry a lock for the locker if needed. However, availing a padlock from the reception will be subject to availability and at an additional cost. It is advised that you carry a lock.

Is the hostel available for special events?

Yes, you can send an email to

Does the hostel have parking?

Yes, but the parking is subject to availability.

Do the rooms have attached washroom?

Yes, every room has an attached washroom.

Is power backup available in your property?

No, power backup is not available.

Does the hostel have AC in rooms?

No, air conditioning is not available at the hostel as the weather remains pleasant throughout the year.

Are all the mobile networks available at the property?

Jio network works well.


1454 Reviews












The rooms are amazing and beautiful. The food is finger-licking good and the staff is very friendly. The property is beautifully made and it is very clean and tidy.




The Location was very beautiful, we could see the whole valley from the terrace. The Kitchen serves delicious food. The property is well made with so many facilities. With warm lights and a cool ambience.




A bright yellow-black building on the highway of Kufri should be on the bucket list of every young traveller who loves to chill out with people.


The Hosteller is a chain of backpacker hostels and is well suited for young backpacking travellers. As a brand, we do not recommend families and do not allow all those below 18 years of age to stay with us, nor do we allow admission of kids or infants under 18 years old, even if travelling with legal guardians.

Guests with local IDs are allowed in this property.

Visitor (Non-resident guests) timings: 10 AM to 8 PM only. In case the guest wants to meet the visitor, they can do so in our waiting area or common spaces. Note, visitors are not allowed inside any of the rooms, at any time.

Drugs/Substance/Alcohol abuse is STRICTLY prohibited at all our hostels. In case anyone is found possessing or consuming drugs/alcohol during their stay, strict action shall be taken against him/her and the person would be asked to vacate the hostel immediately and would be blacklisted from staying at our hostels forever.

All our hostels have dedicated smoking areas. Smoking inside the dorms is strictly prohibited.

We cannot guarantee accommodation in the same dorm room in the case of 3 or 4 people travelling together. Allocation of a room in a specific private room category may vary depending on availability. That will strictly be subject to availability until the time of check-in.

All cancellations, if informed 7 days prior to the check-in date, shall be eligible for a 100% refund. In case cancellations happen within 7 days of the check-in date, there wouldn’t be ANY refund and will attract 100% cancellation charges. If the guest doesn’t show up they will be charged the total price of the reservation.

Any and all cancellation requests are attended to by the central reservations team. To cancel your booking, kindly write to them at Please make sure to mention your reservation ID and all relevant details in the same e-mail.

The Hosteller's Unbox Cafe serves eggetarian as well as vegetarian options. To maintain the backpacking culture and community spirit we promote self service in all our cafes.

    The Hosteller Kufri is pet friendly.

    We shall accommodate people as per guidelines issued by the state or the central government and all guests are advised to adhere to it strictly.

    We advise our guests to do a pre-arrival check-in to ensure contactless service. We shall be sending pre-arrival check-in emails to all guests.

    Our cafes are also sanitized 3 times a day to ensure servicing our guests with freshly prepared food.

    Guests are advised to strictly follow management guidelines & ensure social distancing at all costs.