Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI)

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Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI) New Delhi Reviews

Amandac08 Amandac08
18 reviews
Amazing Value, Clean, Safe, and Friendly hostel. Jan 07, 2011
My travel buddy and I stayed here for all but 1 or 2 nights of our trip March 20-April 5 ish. The hostel is a great value Averaging roughly $10 USD a night for a private room with 2 single beds & a private bathroom.

My travel buddy did say when she arrived the bathroom needed some cleaning but every day there after the staff kept both the room and bathroom very clean with fresh sheets daily. Everything was very clean especially by Indian standards. There is a lift in the lobby which is helpful for those of us who find stairs difficult.


Western style shower and toilet in the bathroom. The room had 2 single beds that could be pushed together to make a double, a small dresser with mirror, and an Armour.

The room was on the 2nd floor and stayed fairly cool with the fan on so the lack of AC was nothing major. The hostel also has a sign out front stating that it is eco friendly using recycled water, solar heating etc...


The hostel serves breakfast that's simple but very good and filling. Normally breakfast was an Indian style omelette's (Yum!) with a few slices of bread, a banana, and jam. Tea was available for an extra 10 Rs. You have to purchase food vouchers from the front desk for breakfast, evening snacks, and dinner. (I don't remember the exact cost but I thin it was around $1 USD) They also have snacks available for sale when the dinner hall is open (cookies, chips, water soda). Stuffed Paratha was available for snacks at 4 p.m. for Rs. 25/ $0.50 ish.

Dinner also simple but good usually consisted of rice, dal, subsi, roti and other simple vegetarian dishes.


The entire staff everyone from the kitchen staff to the cleaning crew and front desk attendants were always friendly and helpful which made our stay that much more pleasant.


The location always felt safe even walking home from the near by market at night felt safe. The area is extremely quiet. There is a small market place a short walk away with a post office, pharmacy, various places to eat, ATM machine, and internet cafe. The hostel has free WIFI that is open during dinning hall hours but you often have to go to the front desk and ask them to turn it on. A taxi stand is about a 5 minute walk away as well. The hostel is gated and has a guard posted outside.

Overall our stay was great I will definitely return during future stays in Delhi. You do have to purchase a membership card but its worth it and you can also use it at their other affiliated locations through out India. The only down fall is you have to check out every 7 days for 1 or 2 nights.
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raghu1981 raghu1981
1 reviews
May 06, 2007
YHAI provides low cost hostel accomodation and interesting adventure / nature / family oriented travel programs across India. I am a life member and am very proud to be associated with this non-profit, volunteer based organization. You can rely on this to book cheap and decent acco in all major cities and tourist places in the country and meet fellow travellers :)

In addition to using their hostel facilities, I have done an unforgettable Himalayan trek with them. Thier professionalism, attention to detail and love for the travellers is amazing!
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loyalpradeep says:
Hi guys,

I am interested to go for trekking at sarpass organized by YHAI. I am 25 years old and have no experience before. So can any one tell me am I able to do it and where to by the tekking related stuff like jerkins and torch like.
Posted on: May 11, 2009
raghu1981 says:
Hi Sharon,

The YHAI in New Delhi is at Chanakyapuri, which is a very central part of New Delhi. It is the locality where most of the embassies for different countries are located and its not far away from Janpath. I have stayed there and being the HQ it was pretty decent. There multiple convenient transport options in Delhi so staying there should be fine. The exact address and contact details for YHAI are as follows:

Youth Hostels Association of India
5, Nyaya Marg,
New Delhi - 110021

Telephone - 91 (011) 26110250, 26871969
Fax - 91 ( 011) 26113469
Email -

If you need any specific info you can always write to meā€¦hope you have a great time in India!
Posted on: Mar 02, 2008
Sharon13 says:
Could you please let me know if it the YHAI is near Janpath? Or the Habitat congress centre?
Thank you. Sharon
Posted on: Mar 01, 2008

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