The Manali Weekend Itinerary Under ₹ 4k

Stay At The Hosteller

For me stay is as important as the place itself. My entire mood gets ruined if I wake up to no water in the bathroom or see a dirty linen as my bedsheet, the night before. But at the same time I don’t want basic stay facilities to burn a hole in my pocket. There are many cheap hotels in Manali but nothing that I would recommend.

Bunk beds, soft pillows, clean linens – everything a budget backpacker desires and much more.

I just didn’t want to pay more than 500 per day for a good hotel.I also didn’t want to be duped by paying less and end up at a local shoddy dormitory with no facilities.

In comes The Hosteller, a branded chain of backpacking hostels. Honestly, the vibe here with the facilities provided at just so economical rates (399 per head, I kid you not) bowled me over. This turned out to be one of the most economic and valuable decisions I made to cut down my expenses.

The Hosteller, Manali stands in the backdrop of a clear blue sky.

Facilities at The Hosteller

Staying at a hostel is the best thing that has happened to the backpacking scenario in our country. Travelers no longer have to choose between expensive hotels and substandard stay with little or no services. It was only a matter of time that the hostel culture spread from Europe to India. And what a wonderful fusion of east meets west as these hostels adapt to local culture and thrive in the area.

Guitar, drinks, strangers turning friends – nights like this are a common sight at The Hosteller.

The hosteller had a good travel vibe to it, right from the fascinating world art doddlery to happy smiling faces all over and, ofcourse, the uber cool ‘The Hogger’ cafe, that I was fully impressed with. To top it all, it had a common chilling space with colorful & fluffy cushions, video games (Xbox/Playstation), snooker & table tennis tables and more. The Hosteller also boasts an open kitchen where guests cook to their own tastes.

The hosteller group photo

Making friends at a hostel and going for impromptu trips together is the best part.

After checking in the 6-bed mixed dorm at The Hosteller that cost me INR 300 per day, I had already exhausted INR 1300 from my quota of INR 4000. I was happy that the money I had saved here could be diverted to other valuable experience in food and travel.

So here’s the important information in a glance, that I used for my stay:

Stay Options The Hosteller. 
Average Cost INR 300 – 1500 per day per bed
Website Links The Hosteller Manali
Important Tip Keep your valuables locked in the locker available at the hostel.

Socialise with other hostellers and plan trips.

Drop a comment below with your queries and I will get back to you.

Click on below links to read my complete itinerary to Manali (from Delhi) under INR 4k.

Day 1 Itinerary






With A

Dash Of Adventure

Day 2 Itinerary









Escape To Naggar

What You should do now

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