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Right in the heart of India’s ‘Little Lhasa’ is The Hosteller Mcleodganj Mall Road. A five minute walk from the colourful Mall Road, this hostel is in the middle of....

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Common area

Common area

Front desk

Front desk

Indoor games

Indoor games



Power backup

Power backup

Water dispenser

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Tibetan culture

Tibetan culture

Home of the Dalai Lama, Mcleodganj is infused with the peaceful Tibetan culture and many stunning monasteries.

Camping & trekking

Camping & trekking

Take the opportunity to trek up the gorgeous trails of Triund, Minkiani Pass, Gallu, Kareri, Indrahar Pass and more.

Foodie's delight

Foodie's delight

Mcleodganj is full of exciting cafes and most of them have outdoor seating with brilliant views of the Dhauladhars.

Prime location

Prime location

The hostel is located right on the Mcleodganj Mall Road, making all nearby attractions super accessible.


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Chandigarh Railway Station - 251 km. One can reach from this train station to the hostel using local cabs or buses.

Bhuntar Bus Stand is 174 km from the hostel and one can reach from this bus station to the hostel using local cabs or by bus from the Bhuntar Bus Stand to Dharamshala Bus Stop, which is 4.3 km away from the hostel (tentative fare: 500/-) .

Closest airport is the Bhuntar Airport (Kullu Manali Airport) which is 173 km away from The Hosteller McLeodganj Mini. You may hire local cabs from the airport. They charge on the basis of km driven & waiting time. - You may also opt for Prepaid taxi which would charge you around INR 6000.


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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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9 AM - 3 PM & 6 PM - 11 PM

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24 Hours

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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 Mcleodganj, Mall Road?

The Hosteller Mcleodganj, Mall Road is located in Magic Forest Area, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219.

Which is the nearest airport?

Airport serves as the nearest airport to Mcleodganj. However, very limited flights of few airlines serve Mcleodganj. Therefore, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, serves as the nearest and major airport to Mcleodganj.

Which is the nearest railway station?

Pathankot Railway Station located around 90 km away serves as the nearest railhead to Mcleodganj.

What is the best time to visit Mcleodganj?

The best time to visit Mcleodganj is between October and February, i.e. the winter season and between March and June, i.e. the summer season.

Does The Hosteller Mcleodganj, Mall Road have a cafe?

Yes, there is an in-house cafe at the hostel.

Is the hostel pet friendly?

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

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.

Is outside food allowed at the property?

Guests can order & consume outside food in the designated dining areas and private rooms only.

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.

What are some things to do in Mcleodganj?

Visit Dal Lake Stroll local market Camping Star gazing Take a peek into Tibetan culture Bhagsunag waterfall

Does the hostel have parking?

Yes, parking is available.

Do the rooms have attached washroom?

Yes, all private rooms and dorms have attached washroom.

Is the hostel available for special events?

Yes, you can send an email to

Is power backup available in your property?

Yes, power backup is available at the property.

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 and Airtel 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 with the exception of Bhandardara, Kasar Devi, Agra, Jim Corbett, Naukuchiatal, Ramgarh, Tirthan Valley & Kareri till June 30, 2023. Please Note: Guests below the age of 18 are not allowed in the dorm rooms.

The Hosteller Mcleodganj, Bhagsu is for travellers looking to explore the serene and silent mountain villages, avoid the mundane city life’s hassles and are looking o travel light (preferably a backpack as we are 120 steps upward from the main road).

Guests with local IDs will be allowed admission to our hostels except for Jodhpur, Mussoorie by The Stream Side, Shangarh, Chikmagalur, Fort Kochi, Coorg and Coorg Madikeri.

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 eggitarian as well as vegetarian options. To maintain the backpacking culture and community spirit we promote self service in all our cafes.

    We are a PET-FRIENDLY hostel chain. All our locations with the exception of Mussoorie By The Stream Side, Jaisalmer Sam Sand Dunes, Mukteshwar, Jodhpur, Jeolikote & Lonavala allow pets in private rooms. Please Note: Pets are not allowed in the dorms and guests are fully responsible for the upkeep of their pets and will be liable for any damages caused.

    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.