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Shiv Shakti Hostel

Near Sant Seva Ashram Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh 249201 India
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#4 of 411 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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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Rhea Rastogi wrote a review Nov 2020
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Having travelled a lot across the country, this is by far one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in! It has a great location as its is right in the middle of lakxman jhula. Cherry on top is the staff who wori there. There are no words enough to describe the kind of hospitality and comfort you recieve from nitin and rishikesh when youre at their hostel. They are vedy friendly and would be able to guide the travellers thoroughly as to what to do and where to eat etc. They have great comfortable dorm beds with clean white linen. They also have personal rooms with great view. Plus to satisfy your social animal they also have a great rooftop sitting area where you could unwind and connect with other fellow travellers. All in all it is a 10/10 hostel. There is absolutely nothing
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Date of stay: November 2020
Tushar rastogi wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I am an avid traveler and have stayed in a lot of backpacker hostels till now across the indian subcontinent. Shiv shakti is has been my best experience so far. They have the best location,right in that sweet spot of laxman jhula. Exactly where you have to be. There staff is extremly friendly and over time they will surely become your friends which you look forward to catch up with on your next trips. Nitin,rishikesh,Sanjay they were very freidnly and most helpful. They will guide you exactly on what to do and where to go. Anu,the owner of the hostel is the vibe setter of the place. She is super chill,very cool and oh-so-friendly. They have very clean beds. Clean bed linen. A very beautiful decor which sets you up with your travel vibe. They also have a very smooth and fast
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Anurag wrote a review Oct 2020
Lucknow District, India1 contribution
I have been to Rishikesh twice before but this time after I stayed in shiv Shakti hostel my love for Rishikesh has increased manifold. It is amalgamation of many things, few I would like to mention is Anu and her staff were very helpful and friendly and treated me in a very nice way. The location of the hostel is best because from here all the cafes and the ghat is at walkable distance even one can access the waterfall easily. Best is to go for early morning walk/bicycling/running amidst the forest, do believe me its an amazing experience. In the end end for me the hostel felt like home, will keep visiting again much love for everyone :)
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Date of stay: July 2020
Aiko U wrote a review Aug 2020
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I stayed in this lovely hostel in August 2019 and I have have great memories of it! The staff there is super lovely, cooperative and helping. They showed us around, cooked for us, danced with us, helped us find medicine when we needed it. I can absolutely recommend staying there, no matter how short or long your stay will be!:)
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Date of stay: September 2019
Adham wrote a review May 2020
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions3 helpful votes
My stay at Shiv Shakti was a memorable one to say the least, Anu and the all staff were very hospitable and made we feel very welcome and safe. The rooms and toilets were maintained all throughout the day which I was really happy with. The rooftop has an incredible view which is where I spent most of my time, also the food was tasty and fresh. I can’t wait to go back at the end of the year & celebrate my birthday on the rooftop which the owner said I could do :) Jai Hind
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Date of stay: April 2020
US$13 - US$23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaUttarakhandDehradun DistrictRishikesh
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