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Old Manali Manu Temple Road Near Drifters' Inn Cafe, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised 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 sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • 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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#5 of 518 Specialty lodging in Manali
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Zostel Manali is set amidst panoramic Himalayan views, apple orchards and a gorgeous garden cafe - at the unbeatable location of Old Manali. Manali calls out to the adventure and mountain lovers alike. With a gushing Beas river to augment its beauty, Manali is situated in a valley with views of high peaks all around. Proud of offering something for everybody, Manali is an old favourite among backpackers and tourists alike. The adventure activities including snowboarding, trekking, and paragliding set adrenaline rushing in adventure lovers and makes it their go-to destination all year round. Zostel Manali is located right in the heart of Old Manali, the hub of backpackers. In search of peace and breathtaking views of the mountains, we went off-road and built the hostel in the village of Old Manali. The hostel also houses The Garden Café, which serves authentic Himachali food.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga room
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Game room
Car hire
Adults only
24-hour security
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Hiking
Skiing
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Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

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55Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
3Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Deep wrote a review Apr 2022
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Pleasant place lovely staff and rooms was just wondering. We travelled all over wit an ease and had sooo muchhh fun , clicked pic all over the scenes made some memories , and enjoyed alot . Super views and adorable place , will surely be visiting soon with him again Thanks for making our week .. lucky to got here in such a affordable place with 5 stars accommodations n surroundings.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 May 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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Mishiay wrote a review Mar 2022
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The ambience is amazing. The staff is very friendly. Clean rooms.Amazing food the view from all the floors is awesome covering snow peak mountains to cheery blossom . Advice must try it out . Will surely be back soon 🔥
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Deep Banka, General Manager at Zostel Manali
Responded 5 May 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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Rachit A wrote a review Mar 2022
Sikar, India3 contributions2 helpful votes
The property is overrated. I chose Zostel Manali because of decent experience at Zostel, Mcleodganj. But the property does not cater the proper amenities. The property is located in the midst of local houses. You have to anyways walk carrying your stuff to reach this property. Also the room with double occupancy is so so overrated and overpriced. The room is very small with basic facilities. The sheets and pillows were not properly cleaned. There was nothing called a great view from the room at the first floor. There is no soundproofing at the rooms. From early morning when you are sleep you can hear the voices of other people as well as squeaky noise of doors from upstairs and sideways. To the top of it the food was terrible. On the first day I didn’t eat but my friend did and he got diarrhoea and vomiting the next morning from their food. And when the next day he could not eat because of diarrhoea, I ate there and the next morning when we reached Delhi, I also suffered from diarrhoea and all . All and all this was the worst experience. There are pretty good hostels and hotels in old Manali itself with mesmerising views at the prices cheaper than Zostel.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Please avoid and go for hotels like tranquil inn etc.
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Responded 5 May 2022
We're really sorry that during your stay, we couldn't meet the level of service we always strive for. At the heart of the Zostel spirit is to ensure that travellers are truly enjoying their time with us. Everyday, we are trying our best to improve the travel experience, and we hope that the next time you stay with us, we'll be able to live up to your expectations. Thank you for sending in the review, it means a lot. Much love, team Zostel \z/
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Tavishi wrote a review Mar 2022
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Traveled with my two friends to Manali and we decided to stay for a day and then travel on to other places. But we were in for the most pleasant surprise at Zostel Manali, the ambience of the property and the food was just the starting point of attraction. We also met some amazing people and bonded so well that we extended our stay by a week. A big shoutout to Shubham for being so gracious with all the guests at the property. Trust him to go above and beyond to make sure everyone is having a blast. He is also your guy for the best spots in Manali! Zostel Manali was our hardest goodbye yet, highly recommend it to everyone who visits manali.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Deep Banka, General Manager at Zostel Manali
Responded 20 Mar 2022
Your kind words just made our day! It’s an absolute delight to know that you enjoyed staying and exploring with Zostel. See you on your next adventure! Cheers, team Zostel. \z/
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Ishmanjeet Singh Bedi wrote a review Jan 2022
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Zostel manali felt like home. Such a great time i had meeting other people of similar mindset. Shubham gaur made everything so comfortable. The entire staff is warm and friendly. Amazing time i had and i highly recommend it for solo travellers in Manali. Cheers!!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Deep Banka, General Manager at Zostel Manali
Responded 20 Mar 2022
Your kind words just made our day! It’s an absolute delight to know that you enjoyed staying and exploring with Zostel. See you on your next adventure! Cheers, team Zostel. \z/
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Shrushti C wrote a review Dec 2021
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Visited manali for the first time with my best friend. Stayed for 5 days in Zostel and enjoyed each and every moment spent there. We went for the views and scenery ended up making great friends. Special thanks to Shubham the manager, who made the stay worth while. Will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Deep Banka, General Manager at Zostel Manali
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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RoshniMehdi wrote a review Dec 2021
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This was my first trip to Manali and also my first time tripping with my bestfriend. I am so thankful that we chose Zostel for our stay because it turned out to be so much better than we expected!! We met great people, had a really comfortable stay in our room and also the Garden cafe serves great food!! Would like to thank Shubham for being such a great Manager and friend throughout the trip! Everyone, please do not think twice. Just book Zostel and you’ll love it
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Deep Banka, General Manager at Zostel Manali
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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Aarti Ramoul wrote a review Oct 2021
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Stayed for just one night. The place has a perfect vibe and you make new friends with ppl from different places. Only thing that wasn't great was food. Nutella sandwich wasn't grilled and french toast was just plain in taste. Overall, the place is recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Deep Banka, General Manager at Zostel Manali
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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Shantanu Dey wrote a review Oct 2021
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I stayed here for 2 weeks. It was like a second home for me. The hospitality they have here is just too good. I felt like I am at my home. The atmosphere and the ambience in the evening along with the young crowd, it never felt I will get a chance to be bored. If you are planning to visit old manali, you should definitely visit this place.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Deep Banka, General Manager at Zostel Manali
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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divyansha a wrote a review Sep 2021
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With an amazing view and even more amazing people around, zostel Manali is the ideal place for travellers. The place has a very distinct vibe to it. It’s a beautiful property run by really nice and accommodative people. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Deep Banka, General Manager at Zostel Manali
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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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaHimachal PradeshKullu DistrictManali TehsilManali
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zostel Manali
Which popular attractions are close to Zostel Manali?
Nearby attractions include Zana Falls (0.4 km), Club House (0.4 km), and Shepherds Trail Gaddi Trek (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zostel Manali?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Zostel Manali?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Zostel Manali?
Conveniently located restaurants include Renaissance, Casa Bella Vista, and Drifters' Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zostel Manali?
Yes, guests have access to a yoga room during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zostel Manali?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zostel Manali?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does Zostel Manali have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.