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Going on a short trip? Quirky and pocket-friendly hostels for backpackers in India

Going on a short vacation? Who doesn't love to travel to distant places with just a backpack, a map and no plans? While it may seem like a dream to many people due to their work commitments or lack of budget, things are changing in India in terms of tourism facilities.

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Who doesn't love to travel to distant places with just a backpack, a map and no plans? While it may seem like a dream to many people due to their work commitments or lack of budget, things are changing in India in terms of tourism facilities. A bunch of young start-up ventures and hostels have been opened for a comfortable stay at a cheaper rate and to create an atmosphere for the young backpackers. For those who feel this is unreal, we have curated a list of popular places where you can settle without digging a hole in your pocket.

Zostel, Bangalore: India's first chain of backpackers, Zostel was initiated by four students who loved to travel. There are bunk beds in AC dormitories present at key tourist spots like Jaipur, Ooty, Delhi and Agra. (Source: Zostel/Facebook)

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Horn Ok Please, Mumbai: This is a social backpacker's hostel in Bandra for travellers on a budget.

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International travellers hostel, Varanasi: It is claimed to be the summer house of the Queen of Nepal. Located in Varanasi it offers washing machine, lockers, common kitchen, recreational room and a bistro for backpackers. (Source: International travellers hostel/Facebook)

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Moustache hostel, Jaipur: Created with vibrant colours that highlight the local traditions and crafts of the city, Moustache offers AC dorms and multi cuisine rooftop in Jaipur.

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Old Quaters, Goa: Being the ideal getaway for beach lovers, the place offers several economical hotels and guesthouses. But this hostel in an old Portugese building gives the perfect vacation vibes. Located at the centre of Panaji's Latin Quarter, the four bed dorms have lockers, bikes for hire and a cafe too.

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Bunkyard, Udaipur: If you are looking for a peaceful place to spend your long weekend, and witness the beautiful sunsets and sunrise in Udaipur, then head to Bunkyard. It is a popular spot for backpackers that is designed with arches, boasts of ornate lamps, formitories on musical themes, a restaurant and open terrace to view the beautiful city. (Source: bunkyard/Facebook)

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Backpackers Panda, Colaba: A home ground for all the travellers, this is the place to play, chill, meet new people and show off your foosball skills. (Source: Backpacker Panda/Facebook)