So you’ll be traveling around Rajasthan alone as a solo backpacker in India, and you would like to have at least some level of normal social interaction.
Or, maybe you’re just looking for a cheap place to stay! 😉
Either way, there are hostels in Rajasthan that can give you budget accommodation and a chance to be meet people and maybe even find a travel partner to your next destination.
The cities listed below are where to go in Rajasthan that you’ll want to travel through so you’ll have a chance to stay at a hostel!
Also see how to spend your weeks in Rajasthan, including Udaipur (city of lakes), Jaipur (pink city), Jodhpur (blue city), Jaisalmer (golden city), the Thar desert (camel safari), Agra, and the Taj Mahal for backpacking North India.
First, WHY the listed cities are worth visiting in Rajasthan.
Then, a list of the best hostels in each of these cities.
What are the best cities for hostels in Rajasthan?!
Where to look for hostels in Rajasthan?
Have a look to these top cities:
Things to look for in a hostel
None of these things will make or break your stay, but they could be extra things that you may want to look for!
- Common area
- Rooftop access
- Fort views or lake views depending on the city
- Hot water shower
- Filtered water provided
- Breakfast or snacks for purchase on-site
- Private room – meet people but have your own room!
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Jaipur is the Pink City of India, and a part of the famous Golden Triangle of India, and it’s a good place to go if you’re looking for to explore Rajasthan’s history and culture.
There are a number of forts and palaces to visit, and if you are short on time, this could be the best place to go if you want to get a glimpse of the royal past of Rajasthan.
This is the biggest city in Rajasthan, so it means that you’ll experience some of India’s hustle and bustle when you’re here too.
Best hostels in Jaipur
- Blue Beds Hostel
- The Big Mooch (no private rooms, no A/C)
- Jaipur Jantar Hostel
- Wanderer’s Nest
- The Hosteller Jaipur
Go for a 3-day Jaipur itinerary.
Udaipur is the city of lakes in Udaipur, and you can get the most of this by staying at a lakeside hostel that overlooks Lake Pichola. (Another thing to look for in a hostel specific to Udaipur!)
You can get a glimpse of Rajasthan’s royal past in Udaipur too, with a visit to the City Palace.
Udaipur is also a good place to make a couple of day trips to heritage forts. At the end of the day, you can return to relax on the rooftop of your hostel with lake views!
In general, Udaipur can be a nice place to stay for a few days if you’re looking for a city to take a little bit of a break.
Best hostels in Udaipur
Go for a 3-day Udaipur itinerary.
Jodhpur is the Blue City of India and it’s know for its blue streets.
You do kind of need to go on the hunt for them, but that can be part of the adventure!
And once again, Jodhpur has some royalty to be seen with the palace that’s within the Mehrangahr Fort.
Best hostels in Jodhpur
Go for a 2-day Jodhpur itinerary.
Pushkar is best known for the camel festival that usually takes place in November.
It can still be worth a visit even outside of festival time.
Pushkar is another city that can be a nice place to stay for a few days if you’re looking for a low-key city to rest up in.
Best hostels in Pushkar
Most people make a trip out to Jaisalmer pretty much just for an overnight camel safari.
And it really is a trip out to Jaisalmer, because it’s kind of far away from the rest of the tourist destinations in Rajasthan.
While Jaisalmer is a laid-back city that could also be a good city to relax in, if you’re not interested in a desert tour, you might not find a trip to Jaisalmer to be worth it.
But if a desert tour sounds fun, then definitely consider this city!
Best hostels in Jaisalmer
Go for a 3-day Jaisalmer itinerary.
HAPPY HOSTEL STAY IN RAJASTHAN!
- 3 days in Udaipur
- 2 days in Jodhpur
- 3 days in Jaisalmer
- 3 days in Jaipur
- 1 days in Agra