How is Stops Hostel #RedefiningTravel?
A nondescript Harry Potterish entrance leads to the Stops hostel in Delhi 6. Nestled on the ground floor of an old building, you have no idea what you’re in for from the looks of it, until you walk in. Sprawled across the front lounge are 3 of the cutest dogs who are there all day should you feel like playing with them or snuggling in the comfy couches. Just as you’re done with the reception you walk into not just a Hostel, but a house full of curious ongoings in every corner. From Yoga classes to a BBQ to a planned sunrise boat tour – you can basically do anything at Stops. Oh, and they give a bed, room, & breakfast as well. Wow.
We caught up with Stops Hostel co-founders Pallavi and Pankaj who were inspired to start Stops (get it?) through the course of their travels. “We are proud of our country and want people to experience the many Indias that are there in our country.” We agree!
Stops Hostel is present in Varanasi, Delhi, & Jaipur is coming soon! You can easily get a bed for anywhere between INR 400 & 800 per night that also includes breakfast and taxes. Stops is rated 4.5 on 5 on Tripadvisor. A really nice review caught our attention – “A dream hostel in a very quiet backroad somehow hidden by the perennial horn blowing soundtrack of the Indian cities.” Stops hostel seems to be making this a bit of a tradition!
“Our communal areas- for example our Movie Room and Fully Stocked Communal kitchens are very unique. Also unique is our focus on organizing interesting walking tours and daily events which gives the travelers a great opportunity to break the ice, plan their day better and explore the city from a local’s perspective- Some examples are our pub crawls, theater club, cookout nights, bollywood dance nights, and food hopping!” – make Stops a unique pitstop for travellers on their travels in India.
Stops is the only hostel we found that conducts its own walks as well and organizes a whole host of activities. According to the founders – “Pub crawls, food hopping through state bhawans, all night movie marathons, going for Indian theatre and plays, art crawls, stand up comedy shows, zumba classes, exploring areas like Pandara Road and Connaught Place at night, walking along India gate to have ice cream, midnight snacking at Jama Masjid, Qawali at Nizammudin Dargah, light and sound Show at Old Fort ending with lovely desserts at Khan Market. The list is endless and as eclectic as our lovely city.” is just a glimpse of what all you can find in this wonderful store of goodies.
If you’re travelling to India and stopping over in Delhi, we recommend you pay Stops hostel a visit!