Dream Vacation Destination


Welcome to our vibrant and enchanting backpacker hostel nestled at a walking distance from the iconic Laxman Jhula in the serene and spiritual heart of Rishikesh, also known as the yoga capital of the world. Our hostel offers the perfect blend of tranquility and adventure, making it an ideal haven for backpackers seeking a memorable experience.Accommodation at our hostel caters to every traveler’s preferences, providing both private rooms and dormitories. Whether you prefer the camaraderie of shared living spaces or the privacy of your own sanctuary, we’ve got you covered.Upon entering our cozy abode, you’ll be greeted by the lively atmosphere of our in-house cafe. Here, you can savor a diverse selection of local and international delicacies that cater to various palates, ensuring you stay fueled for your exciting adventures in Rishikesh.

The charm of our hostel extends to the open patio, where you can unwind, socialize, and soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding natural beauty. It serves as a perfect spot to make new friends, share travel stories, or simply bask in the tranquility of the moment.For those seeking a refreshing escape from the tropical heat, our sparkling swimming pool offers a delightful respite. Take a dip, lounge by the poolside, or simply relax with a book in hand – the choice is yours.

As backpackers ourselves, we understand the importance of connectivity and staying connected with loved ones. That’s why we offer high-speed internet access throughout the hostel, enabling you to keep your travel blog updated or share your thrilling experiences with friends and family.Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ever-ready to assist you with local recommendations and travel tips, ensuring you make the most of your stay in this magical city. Whether you’re in search of the best yoga ashrams, adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities, or hidden gems off the beaten path, we’ve got you covered.

So, if you’re seeking a memorable and immersive experience in Rishikesh, our backpacker hostel with its private rooms, dorms, in-house cafe, open patio, and swimming pool is the ideal home away from home. Come and be a part of our global family as we embark on a journey of discovery, adventure, and spiritual awakening in this captivating yoga capital.







The city's location along the banks of the holy river Ganges and amidst the Himalayan foothills makes it an ideal destination for adventure activities. Popular adventures in Rishikesh include white-water rafting, trekking, bungee jumping, zip-lining, rock climbing, and camping.

Nature and Scenic Beauty

Rishikesh is surrounded by natural beauty, including the Ganges flowing through the city, lush green hills, and the majestic Himalayan peaks. The serene atmosphere makes it an excellent place for meditation and contemplation.


Rishikesh is considered a sacred place in Hinduism, and it attracts pilgrims and spiritual seekers seeking spiritual solace and self-discovery. The Ganga Aarti, a daily evening ritual held at the Triveni Ghat, is a mesmerizing experience where devotees offer prayers to the river.

Yoga and Ashrams

Rishikesh is a major hub for yoga enthusiasts and spiritual seekers from all over the world. The city is dotted with numerous yoga schools and ashrams that offer various yoga and meditation programs, workshops, and retreats. Some well-known ashrams include Beatles Ashram (Chaurasi Kutia).

Dream Rooms

Room Types

Deluxe Double Room With Ganga View

Experience the epitome of comfort and serenity in our Small Deluxe Double Room with a breathtaking Ganga view. This charming room is thoughtfully designed to provide you with a cozy and relaxing ambiance. Unwind in style as you enjoy the latest shows on the flat-screen television, make use of the convenient wardrobe, and refresh in the ensuite washroom. A dedicated seating area completes the experience, allowing you to soak in the mesmerizing river views while enjoying your stay in absolute luxury.

Deluxe Double Room With Private Terrace

Indulge in our Deluxe Double Room, featuring a private terrace for your relaxation and an ensuite washroom for your convenience. Enjoy the luxury of hot water on demand as you unwind in the cozy seating area, and find your belongings easily in the open wardrobe. Your perfect retreat awaits.

Standard Double Room

Our Standard Double Room offers a comfortable and welcoming stay. Relax in the cool comfort of air conditioning while you catch up on your favorite shows on the flat-screen television. The ensuite washroom adds convenience to your stay, ensuring you have everything you need for a pleasant and enjoyable visit.

4 Bed Mixed Dormitory

Our 4-Bed Mixed Dorm is the ideal choice for travelers seeking a sociable and comfortable accommodation experience. Each bed comes with a personal locker to secure your belongings, and there are convenient charging points for your devices. With individual reading lamps, you can enjoy a good book or catch up on your travel plans. 

6 Bed Mixed Dormitory

Our 6-Bed Mixed Dorm is the ultimate choice for budget-conscious travelers seeking a comfortable and communal accommodation. Each bed is equipped with a personal locker, providing you with secure storage for your belongings. Stay connected with easily accessible charging points and enjoy personal reading lamps for your convenience.


To reach Shalom Backpackers in Rishikesh by bus, train, or airport, follow these directions:

By Bus:

Local Bus:

Depending on your location, you can take a local bus to Rishikesh. Local buses operate within Uttarakhand and connect various towns and cities to Rishikesh.

Interstate Bus:

If you are coming from another state, you can take an interstate bus to Rishikesh. Buses ply regularly between major cities and Rishikesh.

By Train:

Rishikesh Railway Station:

    • Rishikesh has its own railway station, “Rishikesh Railway Station (RKSH)”. You can book a train ticket to Rishikesh from major cities in India. From the railway station, you can take a taxi, auto-rickshaw, or walk to Shalom Backpackers.

By Air:

Dehradun Airport (Jolly Grant Airport):

    • The nearest airport to Rishikesh is Jolly Grant Airport (DED) in Dehradun, approximately 21 kilometers away.
    • Once you arrive at the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to Rishikesh.Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi):
      • If you’re coming from a different city or country, you can book a flight to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi, which is approximately 250 kilometers from Rishikesh.
      • From Delhi, you can either take a direct taxi to Rishikesh or take a domestic flight to Dehradun Airport and follow the same process as above.

Always confirm the current transportation options and schedules to plan your journey accordingly. Safe travels to Shalom Backpackers in Rishikesh!



CHECKIN – 1:00 PM   CHECKOUT– 11:00 AM    CAFE – 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM & 6 PM- 10:30 PM    RECEPTION  – 24 Hours

What is the location of Shalom Backpackers Rishikesh?

Shalom Backpackers Rishikesh, Tapovan is located in Laxman Jhula Paidal Marg,Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137.

Which is the nearest airport?

Dehradun Airport- Jolly Grant International Airport.

Which is the nearest Railway station?

The nearest railway station and bus station is Rishikesh railway station.

What is the best time to visit Rishikesh?

October to February is the best time to visit Rishikesh.

Does Shalom Backpackers Rishikesh, Tapovan have a cafe?

Yes, we do not have inhouse cafe in Shalom Backpackers Rishikesh, Tapovan.

Is the hostel pet friendly?

No, pets are not allowed in the hostel. 

Is smoking allowed inside the property?

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

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 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.

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 in Rishikesh.

Rafting Bungee jumping Giant swing Hot air balloon Ram Jhula Laxman Jhula Ganga aarti Triveni Ghat The Beatles ashram

Does the hostel have parking?

Yes, but the parking is subject to availability.

Do the rooms have attached washroom?

Yes, all rooms and dorms have attached washroom.

Is the hostel available for special events?

Yes, you can send an email to booking@shalombackpackers.com

Is power backup available in your property?

Yes, power backup is available.

Does the hostel have AC in rooms?

Yes, all rooms have air conditioning.

Are all the mobile networks available at the property?

Jio network works well.

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