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Shiv Shakti Hostel

Near Sant Seva Ashram Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh 249201 India
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#4 of 409 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)
Bicycle rental
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Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Where_the_hell_Arya? wrote a review May 2020
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I traveled for 9 months by myself. This is easily the best hostel I've been to. The owner Anu has a great energy about her and know Rishikesh very well. I lived staying in this place and cant wait to go back!
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Date of stay: May 2020
Rosie A wrote a review May 2020
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This was my first solo trip along with my second hostel stay ever but Anu and her team were with me every step of the way. They made sure to communicate even before arriving. The stay at Shiv Shakti was amazing i would not go anywhere else. The staff was very accommodating and helpful in any activity that was inquired about, whether it was their own activities or things to do in the area they guided us in the proper direction and even helped with translation needs. The activities held at the hostel really made it feel like home and made the staff and other guests feel like family. I cannot wait to visit their wonderfully maintained hostel again and spend time with all the amazing people I met there.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Nimesh wrote a review May 2020
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Living in a hostel was totally a new and wonderful experience it was awesome how the staff manages it so well.will definitely come again there as it is soo good will also refer to the people who are visiting rushikesh ❤️💯
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Date of stay: December 2019
Carlena M wrote a review May 2020
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Shiv Shakti can become a home. Clean rooms, and bathrooms in the dorm rooms. One of the most comfortable mattresses I found at a hostel in India, and there is the little curtain on the bed. Huge drawers instead of lockers to store your bag, so nice. Really sweet, helpful staff. Family dinner on Thursdays. Amazing location right close to everything but down a quiet alley. Chill roof area to hang out. And make sure to go to the aarti fire ceremony with Anu she is just the best. All in all, on my list of best hostels ever. Thank you <3
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Date of stay: March 2020
Vinita wrote a review May 2020
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Rishikesh is amazing especially when you stay with Shiv shakti the vibe of this place is exciting they make your stay more fun, I have been visiting Rishesh from last 5 years and I try to stay with Shiv Shakti only, the staff is very friendly and supportive. Will suggest everybody visit this place
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Date of stay: October 2019
US$13 - US$23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaUttarakhandDehradun DistrictRishikesh
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