It was 3 am and as the bright moon looked elegant, I laughed hard at a video. The protagonist of the video was an adventurous monkey, riding a pig! Alex, whom I met at Zostel – Jaipur, had captured it while exploring Jaipur.
After watching the video repeatedly, we resumed our discussion about India, while trying to fight back the laughter induced tears. After the discussion, as Alex confessed his love for India, I humbly concurred. India is a great country. There’s so much to explore! Travelling in India is memorable as you come across some of the most amazing experiences. But, what makes travel in India more fun? According to my own experience, it’s Zostel! When I stayed at Zostel Jaipur my experience was so good, I thought to share the Zostel concept here.
Initially, when I booked Zostel Jaipur, the affordable rate was the only reason to select this property. But, during my stay, I discovered many more reasons. As a traveler, you can expect all the basic amenities here. Clean beds, well maintained property, a kitchen at your disposal, proximity to city attractions , super fast WiFi, laundry services, secured lockers and more!
But, for me, the best part of staying here, was the travel community I interacted with. Being a part of the travel community is always fun! You share an experience and listen to many more! We talked about international politics, sports, sitcoms, movies and much more! I started a conversation with strangers. But, ended it with friends. This is not possible if you are staying in a Hotel. It’s only possible in backpacking hostels where you share the common area and your room with travelers.
If you are a solo traveler, look no further. Zostel is your best choice for accommodation. Who would like to sleep alone in a hotel when you can stay awake and chat all night with like minded folks? If you are a solo female traveller, you also have an option of female dorms where you would not be sharing your room with any guy. This would really help if you have apprehensions like Kangana Ranaut initially had in “Queen” movie.
Zostel is currently present in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Agra, Varanasi, Delhi, Goa & Vadodara. At every property, they have multiple options for you to select from. All the properties are artistically designed and look very vibrant. Zostel has great expansion plans and you will see them increase their presence rapidly. By this year’s end, they would have 30 properties across India, making India haven for backpackers! They will also be present internationally! There is an exciting journey awaiting Zostel and I am going to keep an eye on them 🙂
Here are some pics of their properties. I bet you would love them. (Source: Zostel Website)
Ask Zobu – AskMeAnything
This is yet another thing that I noticed about Zostel and was impressed by it. They have launched #AskZobu campaign in which you can get in touch with them and ask travel related questions. Under this #AskMeAnything campaign, they will provide you with an answer which would surely help you to travel better. Zostel is really engaging the travel community well.
Zostel is indeed an interesting concept in India. As a traveler, I always seek accommodation options which would help me connect with fellow travelers and Zostel is exactly what I was waiting for. If you are planning a trip to any destination, check if Zostel has a property there. If it’s affirmative, just go ahead and book it!
Have you stayed at any of these properties? Do write about your experience in the comments. Cheers!