Do you have a small budget but still want to travel? Hotel booking apps like Urbanpod, Zostel, and Backpacker Panda could help you with budget roadtrips, while also helping you connect with fellow travelers. For example, Urbanpod, India’s first capsule hotel, offers a stay at a starting price of ?? 990. “The cost of accommodation varies between Rs 990 and Rs 2,500 per night for one person, depending on the pod categories. The single pod, which is for one person, is for Rs990. The cost for double occupancy is 2,500 rupees, ”said Hiren Gandhi, Urbanpod co-founder.
The company currently operates only in Mumbai with 140 pods. “We plan to expand into cities such as Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. We are trying to reach places of pilgrimage and train stations, ”Gandhi said. Gandhi said small entrepreneurs, entry-level management professionals, backpackers and solo travelers opt for their services. and 150 square feet, with basic amenities like Wi-Fi, breakfast, and restrooms.
The concept of a backpacker hostel is also on the rise. “We welcome Indian backpackers between the ages of 18 and 35. Culture sees traction. We have 27 hostels, ”said Akhil Malik, co-founder of Zostel. The company offers dormitories as well as private rooms. “The starting price for a bed in the dormitory is ?? 500, depending on location, ”Malik said, adding that they offer free Wi-Fi. The company offers hostels in cities including Dalhousie, Chitkul, Spiti, Varanasi and Udaipur. Backpacker Panda has 13 destinations listed on their website. The company has a price of ?? 400- ?? 900 for one bed per night, with WiFi, locker and other amenities.
What you should know
Remember to check the cancellation policy, as there may be different rules for group and individual bookings. As this is low budget accommodation, items such as towels and toiletry kits may come at an additional cost. Some hostels do not allow you to stay if you are from the same city. All these places will ask you for proof of identity. Some do not accept the Permanent Account Number (PAN) card as proof of identity. You can read the reviews to get a feel for their service. You also have other options such as Airbnb, host families, and hotels. Compare prices between segments to get the best deal.
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