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Shiv Shakti Hostel

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A cost efficient hotel, which has an amazing roof top view from it's common room. It's a backpackers' paradise. The hotel staff is very efficient and very friendly, and always at hand to help you plan your itinerary. Another good thing about the hostel is that it is always bustling with life, vibrancy is at the heart of it.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I spend 4 nights at the shiv shakti hostel and really enjoyed my stay. It's a very clean hostel, comfortable beds and a really nice rooftop hang out area. There is also yoga classes available here. The best thing about the hostel is all the staff particularly anu and naveem. Every one of them are very welcoming and friendly and...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have known about Shiv Shakti for a while now and always heard wonderful things about this value for money hostel. I finally had the chance to spend three nights here. Very cozy place, well designed rooms and a shower that dispenses hot water non-stop! I loved their rooftop, you can just sit and enjoy the view of Ganga River...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here we spent 3 nights at this hostel. Had a great vibe to it and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms could have been a bit cleaner there was a funny smell coming from ours and the rooftop lounge had beautiful views but felt that not many people knew about it because it...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Everything was amazing. The staff aren't only helpful, they are wonderful people who became great friends in only 3 days! So so shanti. I am absolutely in love with rishikesh and will definitely come back to stay in Shiv Shakti. If you need help with anything at all, they will help you here :) namaste!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Place was amazing, staff were excellent, location perfect. The place was very well run and they aimed to make all the guests feel like family. They have lots of daily activities that really brings people together. So much shanti

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I spent one week at Shiv Shakti, after three month in Rishikesh, meeting amazing people all staying at this place... I would recommend ! Thumbs up for the family diner on thursdays and thanks for the good time we had !

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Rosenheim, Germany
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed over a week in Shiv Shakti Hostel... The hostel has a great location on the other side of the river with lots of cafes, shops and yoga classes close by. Was really makes this Hostel so special is the staff! They're all very welcoming at any time at the day and always eager to help and to know...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is by far hands down the best hostel I've stayed at in India. Shiv Shakti feels like home and Surresh, Mohit, Lex, Adi and the rest of the staff were awesome. They went above and beyond to provide the best stay, rafting and booking information. This hostel is pretty much a 5 star hostel you would find in Europe...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shiv Shakti is just an amazing place, hard to find words to describe it. Right when we arrived we got invited to sit down and have a chai, then to join their free bollywood dance class and a birthday celebration where they shared momos and cakes with everybody. The whole staff is incredibly loving and welcoming, especially Anu, she is...

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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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shiv Shakti Hostel

Address: Near Sant Seva Ashram | Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh 249201, India
Location: India > Uttarakhand > Rishikesh
Price Range: $10 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shiv Shakti Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“They are all good”
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“All the rooms and dorms are unique”
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“Common area could be larger”
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“My favorite dorm was the one with the balcony! That one has a nice bathroom :)”
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