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#5 of 401 Speciality lodging in Rishikesh
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Why stay with us? We have a central location with a stunning rooftop hangout and an incredible view of the Ganga. We have dinner parties every Thursday and an array of activities offered throughout the week. There is fresh chai available all hours of the day. You'll be greeted by our friendly dog, Blacky and we are always available to make your stay more enjoyable and to offer advice on the best places around town. Shiv Shakti Hostel was dreamt up two years ago when we recognized the need for a backpackers hostel in Rishikesh. We have been continuously innovating and can safely say we were the first hostel in Rishikesh to offer free wifi, the first to offer dorm rooms and the first with usb chargers. Our Hostel We have 3 great common areas where our guests can hang out and meet other travelers: -A rooftop lounge where guests can play cards or chat while enjoying a view of the Ganga. -A rooftop yoga area where nightly yoga classes are held. The area also has chairs and cots for a perfect reading spot. -A fun front desk lobby area that is always full of life from the hostel guests and staff to visitors from outside the hostel looking to enjoy some of the treks or adventures offered by us. We have 8 private rooms and 3 dorms. All have access to free wifi, plenty of power outlets, usb chargers, lockers, and bed linens. Our Activities Sunrise Trek – An amazing tour with our english speaking guides where guests will enjoy an incredible view of the sunrise. Breakfast is provided on the trek. Thursday Dinners – Every Thursday we have a family meal as a hostel. It's a great time to meet other travelers from the guesthouse and feel a part of our family. Evening Yoga – Yoga is offered on our rooftop six nights a week where our guests will be challenged physically and mentally.. It's offered on a donation basis. This is not a corporate chain hostel. We are an intimate, down-to-earth group of mates who love traveling and socializing. Come be a part of it!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Arnav wrote a review Apr 2021
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Very affordable. Clean room and bathroom, cozy bunk beds ( in dorm) with personal reading light, fan and charging port. Friendly staffs organize fun activities like movie night, etc. Great location for walkers. Has a very positive atmosphere overall.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Shishir Ritu wrote a review Apr 2021
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Pros- - it's affordable, clean, and tidy. - the residents were not at all noisy. - staff is courteous. would help you with bike rental, booking cabs and details of sightseeing. - the restaurant beside the hostel serves food in your room. - there are many cafes around at a walkable distance. Must try freedom cafe and little buddha which is 100mtr from the hostel. - Lakshman jhula is a 5 minutes walk -Taxi stand is hardly 100 mtrs away - rooms have attached balcony - Well connected wifi connection, good for people working from home. -there is a laundry service right in front of the hostel, one might required during a longer stay -ample provisional stores around the hostel Cons- - situated at 20mtr from the main road so carrying heavy luggage is a concern, though the staff will help you with that. - because it is situated in an alley, doesn't have a view from the window or balcony. - the furniture is a bit old and gives you a feeling of budget stay. - you will have to ask for toiletries and would have to go and fill your own bottles. As my husband and I were on a month-long tour, this place was much affordable. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a clean and tidy but also well connected affordable place.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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folkpoet80 wrote a review Mar 2021
Mountain View, California113 contributions82 helpful votes
This might be a good dorm from what it seems after reading reviews. However, their "Deluxe Double Room" is in very shabby condition. The sheets had big gaping holes in them and did not seem washed since many days. The quilt had bigger holes and seemed dirtier. So much for the sanitization claims in light of COVID. Not a single staff had mask on (that's their problem though). The room was very small, dingy and without any ventilation. The window opens up in a back alley without any mosquito screen so forget about opening it after March. The staff seemed nice but the room and the amount I paid for it was a rip off. The owner/management should stick to the dorm model and stop renting out rooms. The location is right in the bang of Lakshman Jhula market near all cafes and music stores, which is what I always prefer during my stay at Rishikesh. My rating: 0/5 for the exorbitant money the room cost me on top of dirty, worn out linen.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Jayaprasad R wrote a review Feb 2021
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Reaching hostel with big luggage is not easy as it located other side of Lakshman Jula. No auto or taxi allowed in that narrow road. You need to carry your luggage for at least one kilo meter. Hostel people were not ready to provide any help here. Also, reaching hostel in night is very difficult as it is located little inside the road. You can not find it easily. There is no lighted board of hotel in main road.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Bunk beds are good here
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Beyond J wrote a review Dec 2020
New Delhi, India1 contribution
So I was staying at the Hostel for more than 2 weeks it was an amazing stay the staff is really good it was 4 guys they were so helpful in every way possible the ambience of the Hostel is so good rooms are very clean toilets are very clean blankets and everything is so good but the there is an old man he says he's the owner of the place and he's so annoying he asks a lot of questions and sometimes he's a bit rude as well I don't think he's the owner of the place !!! But nonetheless it was an amazing stay kudos to the real owner and staff loved it!!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
US$13 - US$23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaUttarakhandDehradun DistrictRishikesh
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shiv Shakti Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Shiv Shakti Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Shiv Gauri Pashmina World (0.3 km), Scorpion Handicrafts (0.5 km), and Lakshman Jhula Bridge (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shiv Shakti Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What are some restaurants close to Shiv Shakti Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chatsang cafe, The Delight Cafe, and Ganga View Cafe.
Does Shiv Shakti Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Shiv Shakti Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shiv Shakti Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Shiv Shakti Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Beatles Ashram (2.6 km) and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram (4.1 km).