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Nestled in the bosom of the verdant valley, The Hosteller Kareri is the first hostel in this vicinity. Relaxing, utterly peaceful and perfect for the folks looking ....

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Common area

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Indoor games

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Offbeat and exotic

Offbeat and exotic

For people who love going off the grid and into the heart of the mountains. Enjoy this reclusive and serene location.

Love the lake

Love the lake

Only a 5 hour hike away lies the glistening Kareri Lake, a high altitude freshwater lake. Lakeside camping is also possible.

Uninterrupted views

Uninterrupted views

Enjoy uncut, unadulterated and uninterrupted views of some of the most prominent peaks of the Dhauladhar Ranges.

Terrace cafe

Terrace cafe

Take your morning cup of coffee or piping hot maggi with a side of stunning views. Snow capped peaks and all.


Pathankot or Kalka are the closest train stations. Journey onwards to Kareri has to be completed in bus or cab.

Buses are easily available to Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. From there, one can drive to Kareri or get a shared cab.

Nearest airport is Gaggal Airport. Flights are infrequent there. Otherwise, you can opt for the Bhuntar Airport.


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1 PM

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Check Out

11 AM

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Guest Visit

10 AM - 8 PM

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9 AM - 9 PM

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7 AM - 11 PM

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Common Area

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 Kareri?

The Hosteller Kareri is located Shahpur, Himachal Pradesh 176216

Which is the closest airport to the property?

Gaggal Airport is the closest.

What is the nearest railway station to the hostel?

Chandigarh Railway Station is the nearest.

Can I reach Kareri directly by bus?

No, the last bus station is Dharamshala. From there, you have to take a cab.

What is the best time to visit Kareri?

Lucky for travellers, Kareri Village is great all year round. For sunny mornings and pleasant evenings, choose the summers. For snowfall and colder weather, choose winter. Summer months from April - June and autumn months of September - mid November are best for the Kareri Lake Trek.

Is there an in house cafe?

No, we do not have inhouse cafe in The Hosteller Kareri.

Is smoking allowed inside the property?

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

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?

Kareri Lake Trek Minkiani Pass Trek Indrahar Pass Trek Triund Trek Lakeside camping Exploring local cafes Forest hikes Star Gazing Mcleodganj town visit

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, there is no parking available in The Hosteller Kareri.

Do the rooms have attached washroom?

Yes, every room has an attached washroom.

How many backpacker hostels are in Kareri?

None apart from us. He he.

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.


112 Reviews












A really cool new hostel in Kareri. Nice picturesque views all around and peaceful surroundings make for the perfect place to unwind.




The only hostel in a unique place but quite tough to reach maybe that's what makes it good. Well-planned space, interiors, multiple common areas, and a rooftop café with a great view.




Very comfortable stay, and friendly hosts. Such a joyride with the in-house doggos too.


The Hosteller Kareri is family - friendly till September 30th 2023. Please Note: Guests below the age of 18 are not allowed in the dorm rooms.

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.

Rains Cafe (not operated by The Hosteller) serves vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian options. To maintain the backpacking culture and community spirit we promote self service in all our cafes.

    The Hosteller Kareri 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.