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Leo Village Rd, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, Kaza 172114 India
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 14/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 14/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 23 Speciality lodging in Kaza
Zostel Spiti has the distinction of being Asia's highest backpacker hostel. Top ranked by guests, Zostel Spiti fosters new friendships and helps you explore the majestic Spiti on a budget. With air pure enough to freshen you for a lifetime, SPITI valley rests in Himachal Pradesh at a height ranging from 3800 m to 4270m. Himalayas’ favourite child is still largely untouched by the intricacies of the man-made world. You have to cross one of the world’s highest passes and drive on the world’s most treacherous road and prove your unflinching determination to enjoy what Spiti has to offer. Even though the cold winds are ever flowing, time seems to stand still while you appreciate the wonders of Spiti. An oasis in the cold desert of Spiti, Zostel Spiti offers a comfortable stay in Kaza. After admiring the rising mountains just behind the hostel to your heart’s content, you can cure your tiredness in our dorms, private room, tents and common areas, and mingle with other travelers.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Game room
Shuttle bus service
Adults only
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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English, Hindi
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Aakash K wrote a review May 2020
New Delhi, India568 contributions10 helpful votes
This zostel is the best place to stay in kaza. Amazing location with a volleyball court in front. The best part is you get to meet new people and listen to their adventures which makes you more thrilled and uplift your experience.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Rishav Sharma wrote a review Feb 2020
Amritsar, India50 contributions
It was an unplanned trip which turned out to be one of the best trips of my life. It was a life changing experience there as I met so many people there and spent great quality time there with my friends and we also explore the nearby local markets. Highly Recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Mukul Sharma wrote a review Nov 2019
Mumbai, India4 contributions
An amazing place in the midst in the mesmerizing Spiti Valley. Zostel has one thing which any other place lacks - a beautiful volleyball court. Everyone gathers in the court in evening for a game or 6!. I must say this was the highlight of the trip to play at 12,000ft. Zostel provides you with an amazing stay which uplifts your entire travel experience. Everyone must stay in Zostel and interact with all the awesome people who manage that place and, if you are not running short of oxygen, then share a beedi with them. With respect to food order well in advance as the kitchen takes time to dish out your meal.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Great view of fields and starry sky
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Smitha wrote a review Aug 2019
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Stayed at Zostel for 3 days after Pin bhaba Pass trek . This place is awesome for solo travellers and Backpackers. Night sky Views from Zostel are mersmerizing, Comfortable dorms & Friendly and supportive Staff. One of my best trips and stay at zostel made it more memorable
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India27 contributions28 helpful votes
When you move towards Tabo from Kaza, on the right side you see the usual Zostel Logo in orange with a background of mountains and clear sky. Zostel Kaza, The place where I met some of my friends for life. I visited Spiti Valley In June’18, reaching Spiti via Manali is a task in itself, after a long 16 hr bus journey, I ended up In Kaza, situated within walking distance from city center (btw everything in Kaza is in walking distance) Zostel Kaza provides Rooms, Ridge Tents and Swiss tents for stay. The Rooms are basically dormitories with 6 bed, 4 bed and 8 bed type accommodation whereas Ridge tents are for two. Living in tents in Spiti Valley is a Experience you will never forget, so I sugeest try to book a tent if you can. Further, Zostel kaza has two common areas, one is a closed commen area with cozy cushions and board games, another is open air common area with tables, the open air common area is a Treat @ Zostel Kaza as it has a great view of starts in night, I think, zostel Kaza is one of the best places for stargazing and astrophotography in Kaza City center. As far as washrooms are concerned, they were clean and tidy and has running hot water form solar heaters as well as electricity based geysers. Electricity & Wifi are come and go but considering the place I will rate it as good. The food from café is amazing, I would suggest you to try the cheese sandwich and sea buck thorn tea from café. Staff is just amazing, they helped with everything you need, from Taxi to accommodation at various villages of Spiti Valley, they will even go out of their way to help people with things they need. I will give Zostel Kaza 5 Stars cuz everything from service, location, food, staff is just amazing.   I hope you have a wonderful experience of the valley 
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Deep B, Manager at Zostel Spiti
Responded 15 Mar 2019
Thank you so much for the review and rating,! Had a wonderful time hosting you at our Zostel. We're glad you felt the Zostel "vibe"...being in the common room with people from all over the world and talking about anything from coffee to travel experiences - it's the absolute best! Our Staff would be happy to host you again at our Zostel. Hoping our paths cross soon :) Cheers, Zostel
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IndiaHimachal PradeshLahaul and Spiti DistrictKaza
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zostel Spiti
Which popular attractions are close to Zostel Spiti?
Nearby attractions include Langza (6.0 km), Hikkim (3.6 km), and Komic Monastery (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zostel Spiti?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Zostel Spiti?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Zostel Spiti?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zostel Spiti?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sol Cafe, The Himalayan Cafe, and Hotel Deyzor.
Is Zostel Spiti located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Kaza.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zostel Spiti?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.