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The recent decade has witnessed a surge of female solo travellers. They can either be working women on professional tours or a tired corporate worker in need of a break.
Nature is a teacher, and a healer. For a travel bug, exploring the corners of the world is invigorating. It is what keeps one going in life. The recent decade has witnessed a surge of female solo travellers.
They can either be working women on professional tours or a tired corporate worker in need of a break. Everyone feels rejuvenated after a bit of travelling.
Much more than the itinerary, it is the accommodation that worries a female travelling solo. Standard hotels are pocket-heavy, hence, recently hostels or dormitories have started grabbing attention.
They are affordable, safe, hygienic, and trustworthy. They make travelling hassle-free, so that it is one less worry on your mind. Below, we have mentioned 5 chain of hostels spread across the country that females travelling solo can avail:
Chain dormitories by Zostel are what female solo travellers prefer these days. They can seem pricey for a hostel, but are more reasonable when compared to an actual hotel.
Online reviews approve of their heart-warming services, including their maintenance of the property, safety, and the community building activities it holds.
Imagine looking at thousands of fireflies in the tranquil settings of Wayanad in Kerala along with a few more strangers!
Moreover, they offer you options to choose between unisex dorms, or gender-specific, depending upon your level of comfort. It would be advisable to check out the property and their prices on the Zostel website before undertaking the journey. Your budget matters!
Price range: Depending upon city; ₹400 onwards.
Food: Not included. They have a fully equipped kitchen which could be used to make your own food. However, it is chargeable.
If anyone comes near to the massive spread of Zostel properties, then it is Backpapcker Panda.
They are located in more than 50 Indian destinations and overseas as well, namely Kathmandu, Colombo, Phuket, etc. As a female solo traveller, you will find the dorm rooms safe, affordable, hygienic, and washrooms clean.
Apart from that, the properties have a common room where you can mingle and meet with different people, gaming rooms, common kitchen, and a space for entertainment together. Sounds eventful right? A very ironic name indeed!
Price Range: Depending upon city; ₹ 600 onwards.
Food: Depends on property.
A branch of the International Youth Hostel Federation, YHAI is a government-sanctioned organization that provides dorm rooms at an extremely affordable rate.
YHAI started with the aim of increasing the backpackers trend in the country, they arrange multiple treks and exploration programmes that bring youths together. Their dorm accommodations are safe and trustworthy.
Contrary to the usual public washroom scenes, female solo travellers online have reviewed that YHAI washrooms are hygienic and are regularly cleaned. They organize treks that are too lucrative to miss. So if you are in search of some adventure, this should be your go-to option.
Price Range: Depending upon property, ₹ 375 onwards.
Food: Breakfast included.
A considerably affordable chain of hostels, The Hosteller can be found across major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi, Pushkar. These hostels are located in the prime spots, so that it is easier to avail the best of the city.
Even though at the moment they offer mixed dormitories, the rooms for men and women are different.
Their tariffs begin at a reasonable rate in comparison to the deals that they offer, including decent rooms, clean washrooms, warm welcome, and community-builing events. These hostels can be pretty upbeat if you plan to stay for 2-3 days.
Price range: ₹ 499 onwards.
Food: Breakfast is available, but excluded from room tariffs.
The up-and-coming chain of hostels, GoStops have established properties in popular tourist havens like Leh, Kasol, Goa, Bir, but also in professional cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore.
Their well-thought-out community activities include nature walks, musical nights, open mic, art workshops, etc. So it can be an all-fun trip for you, inside and out. Or, if your work tour can be a well-balanced trip of work outside and fun inside if you choose to stay here.
Their rooms are vibrant, comfortable, and affordable. Though they are smaller, their dorms are cosy and clean. Mostly hygienic, it is still advisable that you look up reviews of the particular property you are willing to stay in from beforehand.
Price Range: Depends upon property, ₹ 500 per night onwards.
Food: Not included.
The world is fast-changing, and nothing moulds an individual better than travelling. And more travelling. And some more travelling.
So, if you are a young female who has the liberty to travel solo, it is okay to have fears of your own. But do not let that deter you from having adventures of your own.
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