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The Hosteller

Located right on the Shimla Mall Road, The Hosteller Shimla is the epitome of comfort, style and beauty. This brand new backpacker hostel is three storeys tall - ho....

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Natural beauty

Natural beauty

Shimla is filled with beautiful green mountains, tranquil trails, pine and oak forests, sparkling streams and more.

Taste of history

Taste of history

The rich colonial past of Shimla is reflected in the architecture of the city, telling stories of decades gone by.

Well connected

Well connected

Other must see scenic destinations like Kufri, Narkanda, Chail, Auli, Mashobra, and Naldehra are very close to Shimla.

Right on Mall Road

Right on Mall Road

Located on the famous Mall Road, The Hosteller Shimla is practically unmissable. Very accessible for all.


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 kms 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 operating airport is Chandigarh Airport, about 124 km from the hostel. It is about 3.5 hours away.


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1 PM

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11 AM

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Guest Visit

10 AM - 8 PM

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8 AM - 2 PM & 6 PM - 11 PM

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24 Hours

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24 Hours

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 Shimla?

The Hosteller Shimla is located near Daizy Bank Estate, The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001.

Travel Directions.

Kindly find below the travel direction. From the new bus stand take a cab/bus for the lift. From the lift counter take a Rs 10/- ticket and get escalated towards the mall road. On the front side, you will see the Indira Gandhi sports complex. Towards the left, there will be an upward trail heading to the Indian bank, take that trail and walk for 10 minutes, it will directly drop you at The Hosteller. The Hosteller Shimla Route - • Way 1: Longer but convenient ~ 20 Min. walk • Way 2: Shorter but quite steep ~ 15 Min. hike For any other queries contact: 9816822201

Which is the closest airport to the property?

Chandigarh Aiport, approximately 124 km away and Shimla Airport approx. 17 Km

How to get to The Hosteller Shimla from Chandigarh Airport?

You can get a bus or a cab directly to Shimla from Chandigarh.

Which is the nearest railway station?

Chandigarh or Kalka Railway Stations, both 100 km away.

What is the best time to visit Shimla?

Shimla is pleasant all year round. For breezy mornings and pleasant evenings, choose summer and early monsoon. For snowfall and really cold weather, choose deeper winter months like December and January.

Is there an in house cafe?

Yes, The Hosteller have cafe.

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.

What are some things to do?

Fun skiing at Kufri Take a walk down the Ridge ​​Stroll down the Scandal Point Chharabra sunset and sunrise point Be a part of the heritage walks Himalayan Nature Park Green Valley Khara Pathar Banthia Devta Temple Theog Town

Is the hostel pet friendly?

Yes, we are a pet friendly hostel. But pets are not allowed in the dorm rooms.

Does the hostel have Wifi?

We have good wifi which is suitable for workation.

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?

No, parking is not aviailable at The Hosteller Shimla.

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.


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.

The Hosteller Shimla is for travellers looking to experience staying at close proximity to The Mall Road along with picturesque views. Keeping in mind that mall road are accessible only on foot and so are we (situated at a distance of 10 - 12 minutes from the lift parking).

Guests with local IDs 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 Shimla 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.