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To make a reservation, check the live availability, tariffs, facilities and hostel pictures please click here

If you are unable to book your stay due to any technical difficulty, you may drop us a mail at

If you need to cancel a hostel booking, make sure you check our guest policy first.

Drop a mail to with your reservation number and relevant details and we'll get it done for you.

Read our guest policy, which explains everything you need to know about cancelling a hostel booking and your eligibility for a refund.

Yes, there are no objections to unmarried couples staying in hostels as long as both show their IDs and are not local to the city.

If you have a confirmed reservation, you can reach out to to get you booking amended. Make sure to clearly mention your reservation number and the dates for amendment. 


  • The amendment is subject to availability on the new dates. 
  • The booking advance is non-refundable and would be adjusted in the new booking.

Make sure to read our guest policy for further details.

Contact the reservations team for group discounts or long stays.

Please drop us a mail at and we will assist you with the advance using other payment modes like Net banking, Debit cards, payment gateways, UPI Payments etc.

Don't worry, just get in touch with the hostel directly and give them your full name and date of arrival.

Alternately, drop us a line on

It all depends on availability. Get in touch with the hostel directly to check.

For special group discounts and offer, drop us a line on

We'll always try our best to put you and your friends in the same room except in case of non- availability where you might have different dorms.

Make sure you get in touch with the hostel before you arrive to make sure they know.

We are sorry, but you have to be above 18 years of age to stay in hostels.

Please have a look at our guest policy before making a booking.

Arriving and Checking-In

Check-in is any time from 1:00 PM and check-out is before 11 AM, full details can be found in our terms and conditions. Our reception's open 24 hours a day, just in case you want to drop off or leave your luggage.

Sure. Our reception's open 24 hours a day. Just give us a ring so we know you're still coming.

Yes, we have spaces in all our hostels for you to leave your luggage.

All our hostels are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Late check-out depends on availability. Make sure you contact the property manager to help you out.

We'll look after your bags while you're staying with us. Either side of your stay, we recommend it's best to speak to the hostel directly.

Hostel Services

All of our private single, twin and double rooms come with towels. For dorms you can rent or buy a towel from reception for a small charge.

No, we are not a pet friendly hostel

Yes you can, but we recommend you let the hostel reception team know if you're expecting a delivery. We don't accept responsibility for lost or damaged packages.

Yes, we supply all your bedding.

We have smoking zones in each hostel, but all dorm rooms are strictly non-smoking.

Friends and family who live in the city or are staying at other hostels are welcome in the social areas. However, outside guests are not allowed in rooms.

Yes, there are laundry facilities at all of our hostels. Prices vary from INR 15 to INR 30 per piece for a wash and dry.

Events are at the heart of our ethos. We make sure we have a range of events organised in all our hostels. Contact the hostel directly to know more.

Hostel has also ventured into the activity space with its new brand Experiences offering exclusive curated experiences to be the icing on the cake for your travels.

The entire property, including the rooms, are cleaned multiple times by our staff on daily basis.

We have free lockers in all of our rooms. You can bring your own padlock.

We also have luggage areas in our hostels, where you can store your luggage after check-out.

Food & Drinks

Breakfast is available in all our hostels for approx INR 150. Contact the hostel directly for exact prices and options.

No,We do not have community kitchens in our hostels. 

We have Café Shalom across hostels serving lunch & dinner.

Friends  who live in the city or are staying at other hostels are welcome in the cafe.

You can bring food from outside into the hostel, but we do have a cafe/restaurant in most of our hostels so you're never left hungry.


Shalom Backpackers is a one-stop destination for all travel freaks from cosy accommodation to the library, we have everything which will make your expedition feel like home. We assure you that you will walk-in as strangers but we’ll surely send you back with a group of friends who will share a common interest and passion area as you do.

Backpackers' hostels provide affordable, secure and hygienic accommodations to travelers. Usually, a backpacker's hostel consists of dorms for sleeping, secure lockers for storing luggage, clean bathrooms and a community kitchen facility.  Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available.

Please drop us a mail on  Make sure you include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Apologies! We are a youth hostel and hence, we do not allow guests below 18 years of age.

No, we do not have a group limit policy.
Due to Security reasons, You can only meet your friends from the city in the common area, that too if the Property manager is informed about the same in advance.
We have dedicated travel desk and would love to assist you in your journey forward.

Due to legality issues, we follow a strict no-alcohol / no-substance abuse policy at all hostels

Once your refund is approved by, It Shouldn't take more than 5-7 business days to reflect back in your account.

We have dedicated travel desk across hostels Our Property Manager will be more than happy to assist you with your city plans. You can explore Trips & Experiences section.

Absolutely, At Shalom we give immense attention on the security of our guests and their belongings. All the hostels are under CCTV surveillance 24x7, and every employee of Shalom has got his/her background checked and certified.

Yes, all the hostels have an in-house cafe/restaurant where you can order lip-smacking food at a reasonable cost.
Also, we can always help you order food from outside as well.

Yes, only if you have a booking with us. We will keep your luggage in our cloak room till you come back to pick it up. If you plan to keep the luggage for a long duration or before/after your stay, extra charges might be applicable. While staying with us in a dorm, lockers for your valuables are available in each dorm room, however the hostel will not be held responsible for any lost/stolen/damaged luggage.
Absolutely! Shalom has served more than 3000 solo female travellers till date and hasn't had any untoward incident in our 3+ years of operations. We have taken all safety precautions to ensure that you have a safe, fun-filled stay with like minded people. If you still aren't convinced, you can book a private room or a female-only dorm!
Depending on the location, you can rent cycles at very reasonable price. Upon your arrival, the property manager would be more than happy in assisting you with the same.

No, keeping in mind the comfort of others in dorm, our hostel policies do not allow more than one person on a single occupancy dorm bed.
I am reaching late at night, would there be someone to check me in?
Although there would be someone to check you in across all the hostels but we strongly recommend that you drop an email to the property beforehand if you are coming in between 10 pm-7 am. Cheers!

Yess!! At Shalom, all the festivals are celebrated with lot of joy and enthusiasm. This is regarding a bulk booking that I wish to make. Can I get some group discount? The best way to take this forward is to drop us an email to and we will revert! Cheers

Shalom Rishikesh

AddressNear Anandham, Besides Beatles Cafe, Laxman Jhula, Paidal Marg, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192

Get Direction

Phone079837 68609

To reach the property, you can take an auto-rickshaw or a taxi from Railway Station, Airport, or Bus Stand. You can tell them you need to go to ' Anandham'.

How to Reach:-

Dehradun Airport (Jollygrant  Airport)

Taxi- INR 900 in Normal Days, 1000-1200 Rupees in Month of May and June .

Bus - INR 40  from Airport to Rishikesh Bus stand and from rishikesh bus stand to hostel     sharing Auto(Tuk-Tuk) charge INR 20 and Private Auto (Tuk-Tuk) charge INR 200

Rishikesh Bus station to Shalom distance is 4.5 KM.

Haridwar Train And Bus Station

   Taxi - INR 900 in Normal Days, INR 1000  in Month of May and June.

   Bus - INR 45  to Rishikesh Bus Stand. 

Rishikesh Train Station (7 km)

Auto (Tuk-Tuk) is the only one option. Private Auto (tuk tuk) charges is INR 300 & sharing one is INR 40.

Rishikesh Bus station (4.5 km)

Auto (Tuk-Tuk) is the only one option. Private tuk tuk charges is INR 200 & sharing one is INR 20-30.


The Major Attractions near hostel are:


  • Laxman jhula- 0.5 km
  • Ram jhula- 2.5 km
  • Neer Waterfall Trek- 4km
  • Garur Chatti Waterfall- 4.5 km
  • Beatles Ashram- 4 km by foot
  • Adventure activities like Bungee Jumping, Flying Fox, Air Scooter, Rafting etc.
  • Learn Yoga in the birthplace of Yoga

We do not have parking space for four wheelers, two wheelers can be parked outside the hostel. The nearest parking for four wheelers is 100 metres away from the property.

Shalom Mcleodganj(Dharamkot)

Address: Upper Dharamkot, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219

Get Directions

Phone063957 75665

Shalom Mcleodganj is located in Dharamkot village( 2 km from mcloedganj).

Reaching the Hostel

From Mcleodganj Bus Stand:

Are you a hiker?


We recommend you to walk till the hostel which is just situated at 3.2 kilometers from the main bus stand. It is even good for your health with added chances to experience city life and interact with locals.

In case you don’t want to exert yourself much, then get an auto or a taxi to reach the end of upper dharamkot road. You have to get down at the end of this long winding road which itself is an amazing experience to witness some of the beautiful surroundings. After getting down, look for the signboard and get down to a 300m walk to the hostel.

(The expected auto charge is 130 rs and a taxi will cost you around 200 rs. Bargaining is your skill to try.)

From Gaggal Airport:

The nearest airport is Gaggal airport which is well connected to our hostel. In case you are coming from the airport, it’s about 20 kilometers. The only way is to hire a cab till upper Dharamkot which will drop you at the same spot as earlier (end of the road, upper Dharamkot).

After getting down, look for the signboard and get down to a 300m walk to the hostel.

Whoa! Road trips are fun!

Use technology and follow maps to reach till the end of upper dharamkot road. Park your car at the end of this road and get down to take a 300m walk till the hostel.

In case you have a bike then you can get into the narrow hilly road leading to the hostel.


Don’t Just Wait!

Let’s Hop Enroute !

Major Attractions and things to do:

  • Divine Indian Music Center - 0.6 km
  • Bhagsu Yoga Institute - 0.7 km
  • Body Temple - 1.2 km
  • Himalayan Therapeutic Studio - 0.4 km
  • Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre, Dharamsala - 0.6 km
  • Hatha Yoga World - 0.8 km
  • Ayuskama Ayurveda Institute - 0.8 km
  • Bhagsunath Temple - 0.9 km
  • Bhagsu Waterfall - 1 km
  • Dalai Lama Temple Complex - 1.8 km
  • Tibetan Museum - 2.1 km
  • Triund Hill - 2.7 km
  • Tsechokling Gompa - 2.1 km

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