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Colonel's Cottage Village Gajar, Kasiyalekh, Near Neelkanth Hotel, Mukteshwar 263136 India
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#2 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Mukteshwar
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Zostel Mukteshwar is a backpacking hostel in the Himalayan mountain range. Overlooking a vast expanse of hills in a secluded and peaceful area, it is a rejuvenating hub for travellers who love getting away to the mountains. With 2 common areas looking out at the scenic mountains, 2 terraces for hanging out, and a sports ground for volleyball and badminton, Zostel offers the most eventful stay to travellers in Mukteshwar. The rooms here are clean and spacious, designed to embrace ample sunlight, with balconies tagging along to all of them. At the in-house café, you can enjoy the serene vibes as you munch on freshly prepared home comfort food. Adding to the natural surroundings are the lemon, apricot, plum, and walnut trees in the yards! You can also take a stroll to the nearby farms, wherein they grow seasonal fruits, flowers, and nuts.
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Free parking
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Breakfast available
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Hindi
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Swarnim Mehta wrote a review Jun 2022
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India97 contributions5 helpful votes
Well....positioned as a cheap stay option, it does the needful, however, there are many deceptions when it comes to the setup & food, as against what is described online. First up, forget about any kind of service, as they promote the statement of being a hostel & not hotel. Photos are deceptive, & though the property setup isn't bad particularly, yet, it is not as beautiful also as shown online. Food served via the in house kitchen, is at best below average. The only items you might like a little would be cold coffee & tea. Please don't even think about trying the poha, biryani or sandwich if you care for your taste buds. One amazing thing about the food available here is that even when you would find it useless, still you'll end up paying a fortune for the same, especially considering the setup USP (low budget). Hence, if possible, do try to manage your food from outside. Please be prepared to deal with an extensive house fly issue here (which as per the manager is incurable). Some games (like dart board) are just for show as the required accessories (darts) are not available. Overall maintenance of the property (rooms etc.) also comes across as a bit of a concern area. The list goes on.....hence, if you wish for a cheap stay at Mukteshwar and are ok with quite a few forced compromises, then this is the place for you. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid eating @ Aunty's kitchen. Be ready to pay per water bottle (over MRP). Accept games as...
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Riya mehta wrote a review Jun 2022
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I asked these people to stay at there place after making an online booking, when i almost reached they told me my pet is not allowed and asked me to go away. This is the worst place to be … if u are with a pet. This is my service dog u guys , i had to camp out alone in the trees with my pet… being a girl it was a hard night as i was scared of animals. May zostel come down to ashes .
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Komal N wrote a review Nov 2021
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Had a great time. Lovely people around, good aura, healthy food #aunty k haatho ka khana. The room was clean and tidy. The staff was very helpful and always smiling. Shivangi presence makes the place lively.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Deep Banka, Owner at Zostel Mukteshwar
Responded 20 Mar 2022
We’re so glad that you enjoyed staying and exploring with Zostel! It is travellers like you who add to the social spirit of Zostel, and we’re thankful that you took the time to leave an honest review about your experience. Hoping to see you again soon. Cheers, team Zostel! \z/
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Hitesh Shah wrote a review Nov 2021
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The Hilly View, Hostel Environment, Friendly kitchen of aunty, Co-operative and very cool staff, Gaming activities and everything is just too awesome. It was this much good that you don't even want to go outside to explore different places.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 20 Mar 2022
Cheers to the great times, dear Zosteler. We hope you enjoyed meeting new people and exploring offbeat places through our hostel and fellow travellers. Here’s to many more adventures together. Much love, team Zostel \z/
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Soumya Gupta wrote a review Oct 2021
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I lived in Zostel Mukteshwar for a week along with a friend. It was a work from hills trip and I couldn't have asked for better experience. Super amazing stay specially the view. Loved the vibe of the common space and special kudos to Shivangi, the manager of the property and the whole team. The best part of the trip was the super tasty food by aunty which didn't make us miss home food. Made some amazing friends there. Look forward to staying here again sometime!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Deep Banka, Owner at Zostel Mukteshwar
Responded 20 Mar 2022
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We’re glad that we lived up to your expectations, and hope that we’ll host you again soon at yet another Zostel. Our on-ground team sends you a virtual cookie for your kindness. 🍪 Cheers, team Zostel \z/
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Rashi Nigam wrote a review Oct 2021
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My first solo, backpacking trip turned out to be a very positive experience courtesy Zostel Mukteshwar. Shivangi, the property manager, is super helpful and attentive to guests' requirements. The people I met there were all very inclusive so I never felt I was traveling solo. The view is breathtaking. The food is home-like. For those looking to work from the mountains the internet worked fairly well throughout. And for those looking for fun, that never ends here. I met intriguing people, made a ton of friends. Fresh breather post COVID! Mukteshwar as a city is gorgeous and peaceful. Cannot recommend it enough if you are looking for an escape. This has to be experienced once!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 20 Mar 2022
We’re so glad that you enjoyed staying and exploring with Zostel! It is travellers like you who add to the social spirit of Zostel, and we’re thankful that you took the time to leave an honest review about your experience. Hoping to see you again soon. Cheers, team Zostel! \z/
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Sourabh Bhardwaj wrote a review Oct 2021
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I lived in zostel mukteswar for a week and i wish I could have stayed for longer. People here are amazingly sweet and this place feels like a home. Also the morning views are amazing. I will be coming back here soon.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Deep Banka, Owner at Zostel Mukteshwar
Responded 20 Mar 2022
Cheers to the great times, dear Zosteler. We hope you enjoyed meeting new people and exploring offbeat places through our hostel and fellow travellers. Here’s to many more adventures together. Much love, team Zostel \z/
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Ankur wrote a review Oct 2021
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This is the perfect hotel for a weekend getaway in Mukteshwar.The staff was the nicest staff I have ever encountered at a hotel, from Shivangi the Zostel maneger to aunty. This place feels like home, food was amazing. It's a home away from home, do visit.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Deep Banka, Owner at Zostel Mukteshwar
Responded 20 Mar 2022
Hurray! We’re thrilled to know that you had a good time staying with us at Zostel Mukteshwar. Thanks for taking the time to put in a good word about us here. We’d love to host you again across our destinations in India and Nepal. Plan soon & keep Zosteling! \z/
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shafali agarwal wrote a review Sep 2021
40 contributions31 helpful votes
Zostel mukestwar was a perfect stay for me .Being a solo traveller I was looking for comfort and ease which was both there . I came with a week plan and extended it to 3 weeks still was hard to leave this place . View from this place is gorgeous in every weather. Shivangi is a lovely host and understands the need of the traveller and even helped me in planning trips around as well . She’s helpful and supportive . Aunty is the heart of the place which adds family vibe to this hostel. I did like the Home style food cooked here especially when you opt for longer stays . Dorms are spacious and wifi connectivity is good which helped me work remotely without any issue (except few days when there was a connectivity issue ). Found family & friendly vibe far away from home . This zostel is Totally recommended !
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 20 Mar 2022
We’re so glad that you enjoyed staying and exploring with Zostel! It is travellers like you who add to the social spirit of Zostel, and we’re thankful that you took the time to leave an honest review about your experience. Hoping to see you again soon. Cheers, team Zostel! \z/
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Eshan Shukla wrote a review Sep 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia2 contributions1 helpful vote
I went here on a solo trip, shivangi the hostel manager ensured smooth check-in and ensured all the demands are fulfilled. All efforts were made to ensure comfort for all the guests. Aunty ensured that we feel at home and not like we are at a hotel, situated at a beautiful location, and hygiene was properly maintained. Food was good but can be improved Will be visiting again soon.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 20 Mar 2022
Cheers to the great times, dear Zosteler. We hope you enjoyed meeting new people and exploring offbeat places through our hostel and fellow travellers. Here’s to many more adventures together. Much love, team Zostel \z/
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$14 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUttarakhandNainital DistrictMukteshwar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zostel Mukteshwar
Which popular attractions are close to Zostel Mukteshwar?
Nearby attractions include Chauli Ki Jali (5.4 km), Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls (1.4 km), and Mukteshwar Dham (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zostel Mukteshwar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Zostel Mukteshwar?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Zostel Mukteshwar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zostel Mukteshwar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Chandi mati, Nirvana Organic Kitchen, and Restaurant at The Birdcage.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zostel Mukteshwar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does Zostel Mukteshwar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.