Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Youth Hostels India for Backpackers

Youth Hostels India provides good quality budget accommodation that offers a comfortable night's sleep in friendly surroundings at an affordable price for backpackers. They are a useful way to get to know a country at a low cost and meet others who share a love for traveling.

India Youth Hostels are open to everyone, including backpackers. However age limits may apply for children in some places. Young people are usually given priority, if room vacancies are few. Youth Hostels India may be single sex or co-ed. There are also special Christian youth hostels India like Salvation Army hostels, YMCA hostels and YWCA hostels.

The Youth Hostels Association of India is a union of the various India youth hostels. To avail accommodation in any of the member hostels, you have to be a member of a Youth Hostel Association affiliated by the International Youth Hostel Federation, London UK. If you are not a member, you have to become a member of your respective association by visiting the nearest Youth Hostel Association office. This can be done either before you start your journey or on arrival at the respective Youth Hostel.

Foreign citizens are required to purchase a Welcome Stamp (one per night up to a maximum of six nights) upon arrival in the youth hostel in India. To search through a list of youth hostels India, click here.

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