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Featured Hostels in Kolkata

The Salvation Army Red  Shield Guest House
2 out of 5
2, Sudder St, Colootola, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal
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The price is Rs3,798 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Located in Dharmatala, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sudder Street and New Market. Eden Gardens and Netaji Indoor Stadium are also within 1 mile (2 ...

2.5/5 (4 reviews)

"Very very bad and poor service😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡"…"

Reviewed on 28 May 2019

The Salvation Army Red Shield Guest House
Offbeat CCU Bunkers
1 out of 5
36/F Topsia Rd, Kolkata, WB
The price is Rs1,160 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Located in Kolkata, this family-friendly hostel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Science City, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Salt Lake Stadium and New Market. Victoria Memorial ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"スタッフが親切 水回りがもう少し綺麗だと良い"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2019

Offbeat CCU Bunkers
Newtown Backpackers
2 out of 5
CC-50,Dipsa co-operative housing society, Action Area-1,Biswa Bangla Gate, Newtown, Kolkata, West Bengal
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Located in New Town, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Rabindra Tirtha and Biswa Bangla Convention Centre. Axis Mall and Mother's Wax Museum are also ...

Newtown Backpackers
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Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Hostels and More in Kolkata

Kolkata offers 477 accommodation options, and if you have a hard time finding hostels in the area, you can still pick a place that meets your needs. For those who prefer to spend less on overnight costs and budget more for exploring, you can get great deals on Expedia. If you're interested in cultural experiences, you can check out the monuments while you're here.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Kolkata?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're experiencing new places, so here's some information that may be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically April and May, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 34° C and night-time temperatures average 13° C
  • April-June: 36° C is the daytime average and 22° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 32° C and night-time averages are around 24° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 32° C during the day and 13° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 2338 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Kolkata?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Victoria Memorial
  • Eden Gardens
  • Salt Lake Stadium
Natural Features
  • Milennium Park
  • Chandpal Ghat
  • Maidan
Cultural Attractions
  • Indian Museum
  • Asiatic Society
  • Birla Planetarium

Overall, Kolkata is known for its:

  • Monuments
  • Temples
  • University life
  • Museums
  • Cultural attractions
  • Parks
  • Churches
  • Cafes
  • Riverfront

How to Get to Kolkata and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in Kolkata (CCU-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Intl.), located 7.5 mi (12.1 km) away from the city centre. After you've arrived, you may want to make use of public transport. Nearby metro stations include Central Station, Chandni Chowk Station and Esplanade Station. To check out more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Kolkata Sealdah Station, Kolkata BBD Bagh Station or Kolkata Eden Gardens Station.

Other property types in Kolkata

Hyatt Regency Kolkata

Hyatt Regency Kolkata

5 out of 5
JA 1, Sector 3, Kolkata, West Bengal
The price is Rs4,675 per night from 20 Oct to 21 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (290 reviews)

"Its amazing!!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2020

Hyatt Regency Kolkata
The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

5 out of 5
15 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal
The price is Rs5,250 per night from 16 Oct to 17 Oct
4.7/5Exceptional! (476 reviews)

"Serenity in the heart of the city. Beautifully manicured lawns and very well kept facility. The staff were so welcoming, respectful and attentive. A must-stay, bucket list spot when visiting Kolkata."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2020

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
Hotel Park Victoria

Hotel Park Victoria

3 out of 5
55B Mirza Ghalib St, Kolkata, WB
The price is Rs1,199 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct
3.9/5Very Good! (11 reviews)

"Everything is good"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Hotel Park Victoria
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Hostels and More in Kolkata

Kolkata offers 477 accommodation options, and if you have a hard time finding hostels in the area, you can still pick a place that meets your needs. For those who prefer to spend less on overnight costs and budget more for exploring, you can get great deals on Expedia. If you're interested in cultural experiences, you can check out the monuments while you're here.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Kolkata?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're experiencing new places, so here's some information that may be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically April and May, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 34° C and night-time temperatures average 13° C
  • April-June: 36° C is the daytime average and 22° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 32° C and night-time averages are around 24° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 32° C during the day and 13° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 2338 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Kolkata?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Victoria Memorial
  • Eden Gardens
  • Salt Lake Stadium
Natural Features
  • Milennium Park
  • Chandpal Ghat
  • Maidan
Cultural Attractions
  • Indian Museum
  • Asiatic Society
  • Birla Planetarium

Overall, Kolkata is known for its:

  • Monuments
  • Temples
  • University life
  • Museums
  • Cultural attractions
  • Parks
  • Churches
  • Cafes
  • Riverfront

How to Get to Kolkata and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in Kolkata (CCU-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Intl.), located 7.5 mi (12.1 km) away from the city centre. After you've arrived, you may want to make use of public transport. Nearby metro stations include Central Station, Chandni Chowk Station and Esplanade Station. To check out more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Kolkata Sealdah Station, Kolkata BBD Bagh Station or Kolkata Eden Gardens Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Kolkata?
By staying at a hostel, you can reduce your spending on accommodations and set aside more of your budget for sightseeing during your trip. If you’re interested in cultural experiences, you can check out the monuments while you’re here.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms), budget prices and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Kolkata?
Ready to book a hostel? These top picks have the best reviews from our customers and could be a good place to start: The Salvation Army Red Shield Guest House - Located within a 5-minute walk of New Market. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers, free toiletries and linens in all rooms. Offbeat CCU Bunkers - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. Rooms come with towels, showers and lockers. Newtown Backpackers - Located within a 20-minute walk of Biswa Bangla Convention Centre. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a restaurant. Rooms come with showers.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Kolkata?
Good weather’s always better when you’re discovering new places, so here are some stats about the seasons: The hottest months are usually April and May, with an average temperature of 29°C, while the coldest months are January and December, with an average of 21°C. The rainiest months in Kolkata are March, August, July and September, with each month seeing an average of 417 inches of rainfall.
What is there to see and do in Kolkata?
In general, Kolkata is known for its monuments, temples and university setting. Major attractions include New Market, Dakshineswar Kali Temple and Eden Gardens. Get out into nature with places such as Botanical Gardens, Maidan and Deshapriya Park. Cultural attractions include Victoria Memorial, Science City and Indian Museum.
What's the best way to get to and around Kolkata while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Kolkata in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Kolkata (CCU-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Intl.), located 7.5 mi (12.1 km) away. Once you’re on the ground, you might want to use public transport during your trip. Walk to nearby metro stations such as Central Station, Chandni Chowk Station and Esplanade Station. To see more of the area, take a train from Kolkata Sealdah Station, Kolkata BBD Bagh Station or Kolkata Eden Gardens Station.