Zostel vs Hotel

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair

Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air

Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light

My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim

I had to stop for the night…

Yeah! You always have to stay for the night. A huge challenge while backpacking is, to secure a base that gives you a comfortable space for relaxation and at the same time keeps you in high spirits for the remaining journey. I agree that there are budget hotels, motels and bed n breakfast rooms available but all or most of them generally cater to the first of the two requirements. Their inability to provide a wholesome lodging experience has given rise to the concept of backpacker’s hostels and this idea has gained significant traction in many parts of the world.

Zostel is one such one-size-fits-all kind of backpacker’s hostel chain in India. Whether you are in your teens traveling to explore the first chapter of life or in your twenties traveling to enjoy the thrills of life or in your thirties traveling to reignite your love affair with life – Zostel perfectly suits your requirements. Zostel takes care of your basic needs of hygiene, comfort and safety in an efficient manner and at a very affordable cost. While a 2/3 star hotel will empty your pockets, the money you save while living in Zostel can be used for far more significant things like conquering a mighty Himalayan peak or rafting in rushing water of Ganges or basking in the beauty of Taj Mahal or getting an Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala or enjoying a cultural evening in Rajasthan and many such exhilarating activities.

It is true that you might not get privacy but why do you want it at the first place when you are travelling to experience the world and socialize with others. As compared to the closed and isolated rooms of a hotel, in Zostel you will get to share dorms with strangers from other corners of the world who will soon become your friends over the course of your stay at Zostel. How do you then strengthen your newly formed friendship with the other travelers? Zostel facilitates this too with its embedded culture of shared fun. In contrast to wide and boring lobby of a hotel, Zostel has vibrant community rooms with facilities like TV, internet kiosk, music player, board games, books and novels to read and arrangement to simply sit and gossip.

Zostel believes in the philosophy of ‘eat well, travel often’ so we also let you eat the most delicious food during your stay at Zostel almost for free. How is it possible? Of course it is when you prepare the food for yourself in the Zostel community Kitchen and we have unflinching faith on your culinary skills.

Most of you are here for travel and do not want your mind to take the pain of thinking too much. Zostel goes a step further to help you and plans your perfect evening experiences in the city where you are staying. While hotels can just give you direction about what to do, Zostel becomes your partner-in- crime in actually doing the stuff.

Beyond all the things mentioned above, in Zostel you find a sense of belongingness. You’ll get a feeling of home away from home with its share of fun, frolic and entertainment. Apart from experiencing the world, experiencing youthfulness at Zostel gives you another solid reason to travel. So start feeling alive, come to Zostel, live your life and live it. Now. Travel more, travel far, travel long, stay in Zostel, become a Zosteler and we’ll make sure you never leave and always remain connected to us.

“Relax,” said the night man,

We are staying here to receive.

You can check-out any time you like,

But you can never leave…

Writer, DV.