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Kodaikanal Sivanadi Road, Kodaikanal 624101 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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Updated 14/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 242 Specialty lodging in Kodaikanal
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Situated in the lap of nature, Zostel Kodaikanal is a backpacker hostel that allows you to mingle with fellow travelers over bonfires & hikes. Set amid rolling hills and green surroundings, with views of The Palani Hills, this modest hostel is only 15-min drive from Kodaikanal Lake, a major highlight of the land and only 1.3kms away from Kurinji Andavar Temple.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Game room
Entertainment staff
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Adults only
Baggage storage
Wifi
Breakfast available
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Kitchenette
Bidet
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Rajul wrote a review Aug 2021
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As a female solo traveller, there were lot many questions which bothered me before the trip.All thanks to Vignesh and Anshul who not only helped me out with from sight seeing but also feel at ease and comfort. At zOstel, right from hygiene to fun all is at priority. From day sight seeing to night time parties, the place is perfect for a break !!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Deep Banka, Owner at Zostel Kodaikanal
Responded 19 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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Daniel R wrote a review Jul 2021
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It was an awesome stay. Vignesh helped me right from the day I planned my trip and guided me to reach Zostel Kodai smoothly. I traveled solo and made some good friends. Thank you Zostel. Looking forward to travel again 🙂
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Deep Banka, Owner at Zostel Kodaikanal
Responded 19 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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Tejas M wrote a review Jul 2021
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No words could describe this place. The place , the vibe , the location , the staff just so perfect. I visited this place with my wife since we didn't want to go to a typical couple hotel/resort. Oh boy! Thank god we chose to do that or else we would have been bugged. The manager Vignesh is one gem of a guy and every other staff are so warm just adding up to the vibe of this place. A big 5/5 for this place 🎯
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Deep Banka, Owner at Zostel Kodaikanal
Responded 19 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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Yeshvanth wrote a review Apr 2021
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Had a great, comfy and fun stay. Never expected stay to be so good. Best part is u can come solo and u will never feel alone or left out. So much of positive vibes all around. Got some very good friends. Vignesh and dipankar were so kind. And found someone who keeps the group together #hasnaop . Perfect place for workation. More than the place people making it more special.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Deep Banka, Owner at Zostel Kodaikanal
Responded 19 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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prabhath m wrote a review Apr 2021
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Zostel Kodaikanal is an amazing place to stay! It's close to the town, yet nestled away from the noises! Kudos to manager Vignesh & his team! They make your stay most comfortable and enjoyable!! Head to Zostel Kodaikanal to make beautiful memories and friendships!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Deep Banka, Owner at Zostel Kodaikanal
Responded 19 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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Rohit A wrote a review Mar 2021
Gold Coast, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
The place has an amazing vibe and it is as the photos are. The place is in a perfect set up with a lovely common area as well as cozy rooms to sleep. The people also add up to the vibe. Do ask the desk for the things which can be done nearby as they are very helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Deep Banka, Owner at Zostel Kodaikanal
Responded 19 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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Susannah shiny wrote a review Mar 2021
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My stay at zostel, kodaikanal was perfect. Couldn’t have found a better place to relax. Special shout-out to the staff that’s super friendly and genuinely helpful. Didn’t even feel the need to explore kodaikanal, This place was enough. Food here is delicious and budget friendly. Thank you, zostel for making my vacay extra special.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Deep Banka, Owner at Zostel Kodaikanal
Responded 19 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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S. K. J wrote a review Mar 2021
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Staying at zostal on my first solo trip is just awsome. I think everyone should stay atleast once at zostal to feel what I feel. I meet some cool people there nd the conversation we had is just mind blowing. Just awsome
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Deep Banka, Owner at Zostel Kodaikanal
Responded 19 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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Ashikgem wrote a review Mar 2021
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Zostel kodaikanal is like watching shawshank redemption. It might seem like a very boring movie before u start but only towards the end will u realise it's one of the best movie ever. The property was amazing. Lotta wonderful people with their stories. The manager (vignesh) was just another fellow traveller. Wonderful fella!! The folks in the property were very helpful and no one said "no". And LUNA ❤. Wonderful freaking place!! Wonderful freaking trip!! And people writing the reviews, quick tip. "Just because it's free dont spit your words, think for a second before u write anything." Will be back for more !! very soon !! Cheers!!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Deep Banka, Owner at Zostel Kodaikanal
Responded 19 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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Gowtham wrote a review Mar 2021
5 contributions
First of all, the 7th photo in the above album is literally the bed I stayed in for 5 nights. It brings back a lot of memories now as I’m writing this after couple of weeks. Alright.. Cominv back, it was a wonderful place. The maintainer were cool guys and the cooks are simple superb. This was MG first zostel and I’ve been blown away by the experience. You get to meet a lot of wonderful folks over here. Food was unexpected though. The vibe of this place is awesome. The swing outside the home is awesome. And the common room is the most awesome place.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Deep Banka, Owner at Zostel Kodaikanal
Responded 19 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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PRICE RANGE
$21 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaTamil NaduDindigul DistrictKodaikanal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zostel Kodaikanal
Which popular attractions are close to Zostel Kodaikanal?
Nearby attractions include Kodaikanal Lake (0.8 km), Kurinji Andavar Temple (0.6 km), and Danish Display (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zostel Kodaikanal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Zostel Kodaikanal?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a bidet, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Zostel Kodaikanal?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Zostel Kodaikanal?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zostel Kodaikanal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orchard Restaurant By Hotel Kodai International, Flavours, Le Poshe by Sparsa, and Domino's Pizza.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zostel Kodaikanal?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Zostel Kodaikanal?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zostel Kodaikanal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.