Best stay for backpackers in Manali


Manali is an extremely popular and loved town in Himachal Pradesh. Almost all of us have memories of visiting Manali with our folks. During summer vacations Manali was always a pit stop. Basically, vacations were equivalent to Manali. 

As most of us already know Manali is famous for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It is famous for its jumping-off point for paragliding, mountaineering, and Rafting. It is set on the Beas river at the northern end of the Kullu Valley.  

Nowadays people want to spend time with themselves and go on solo trips to explore and understand their inner selves. These backpackers love places that are in close proximity to nature but also provide their adventurous nerves some relief. No doubt  Manali comes to their minds first. 

Lush and dense forests:


Lush and dense forests, endless burbling rivers, steep majestic mountains, all of it is worth everything. 

And for people who haven’t had the chance to enjoy all these mesmerizing views we are talking about, no worries, we’ve got you covered. 

We have come up with a list of the 5 best stay options for our backpackers who are planning an expedition.

  1. Zostel Manali

Zostel Manali is one of the most liked accommodations by people. They provide adult-only accommodation. There are all the basic facilities such as a restaurant, garden cafe,  free wi-fi, a shared lounge, and a garden. In the morning you can enjoy continental or à la carte breakfast. Guests who want some light outing can go cycling and hiking. 

The property is in close proximity to various attractions like Hidimba Devi Temple, Mannu Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Solang Valley, and Circuit House. You can also find some rooms with engrossing mountain views. So, start planning your trip now!

  1. Young Monk Hostel & Cafe

Young Monk Hostel and Cafe is located in such a way that you’ll witness the most scenic beauty of the place. It is not a kind of view that can be justified in words, you have to go there and see for yourself. Young Monk Hostel and cafe provides all the basic facilities like free parking, free wi-fi, BBQ, restaurant, shared lounge, and a garden. 

You can also go skiing and cycling. At the facility, you can rent a car as well. You can also visit Manu Temple which is just a 12-min walk from the property.

  1. Backpackers Headquarter Manali

Backpackers Headquarters is located near a relaxing riverside area. The cool breeze from the Manaslu River will cleanse your body and mind. Several cafes and restaurants lined up near the property. It is 2 kilometers from Manali Bazaar and NH3 road. Except for all the basic facilities like free parking, free wi-fi, a restaurant, and continental vegetarian breakfast, the property also has a rooftop cafe with amazing mountain views. 

You can also busy yourself while playing darts with your friends or fellow backpackers. Car rental service is also available. Tibetan Monastery and Solang valley are also close to the accommodation. 

  1. Monkbase Cafe and Hostel

If you are looking for a pocket-friendly stay option then you should definitely consider Monkbase Cafe and Hostel. They offer an in-house restaurant, shared lounge, garden free wi-fi, free parking, and last but not least your pets are also allowed on the property making it pet friendly. You can enjoy continental or à la carte breakfast. You can also go hiking, and also a car rental service is available at the accommodation. 

  1. La Siesta India Manali

La Siesta Manali is an authentic accommodation option. It is an extremely aesthetic place, with riverside views and mountain views.  This property offers free wi-fi, free parking, a restaurant, a bar, breakfast service, currency exchange, a fitness center, and car rental service and it is pet friendly. If you are wavering between which stay option you should choose La Siesta will not disappoint you. 

No matter how many time you plan a trip to Manali, it will always offers you something different and better. All my fellow backpackers don’t overthink just pack your bag and go! Be spontaneous but travel safe!