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Traveling through India as a woman can be a daunting experience. Whether you’re with a group of friends or riding solo, we’ve selected five of the best hostels for women in India. From relaxing beach-side hostels in Goa to party hostels in Agra, take a look at our top picks.

1. Road House Hostel, Goa

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Goa, in South India, is known for its incredible beaches and sleepy backwater town vibe. The Roadhouse Hostel has gender-based dorms and gender-based toilets, giving women total privacy. It’s right by the beach and near some of Goa’s best cafes.

Book your place to stay at The Road House Hostel from $4 a night.

2. Red Lollipop Hostel, Chennai

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Chennai is known as a spiritual destination for those looking to relax. The Red Lollipop hostel has female-only dorms and is conveniently located directly across the road from a bus depot, taking you to destinations all over the country. Guests love the hostel’s free breakfast and speedy wifi — which can be hard to find in India!

Book a bed at the Red Lollipop Hostel from $7.50 a night.

3. The Madpackers Hostel, Delhi

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The Madpackers Hostel in Delhi is known as one of the best hostels in India — and you are almost guaranteed to meet like-minded travelers. While the hostel pulls in a party crowd during the evenings, during the day it provides a quiet retreat from the chaos of Delhi. Guests describe the hostel as a peaceful oasis in the middle of one of the world’s most hectic cities. The hostel features female-only dorms, alongside mixed dorms.

Book a bed at The Madpackers Hostel from $9 a night.

4. Zostel, Jaipur

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Zostel Jaipur is part of the Zostel hostel chain that has branches in India’s main cities. Zostel is known as a great place for women to stay, offering a ‘Superior Female-only Dormitory’ that is super clean, fresh — and offers women a quiet retreat. The hostel has a large chill-out area, with sofas, big cushions, musical instruments and bookshelves.

Book a bed at Zostel, Jaipur from $4 a night.

5. Bedwiser Backpackers, Agra

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With a cheeky name that links Budweiser beer and beds, it’s no wonder that this hostel is known for its great party atmosphere. The hostel is in a prime location, just one mile from the Taj Mahal and is known as a great place for solo travelers. The hostel features four-bed female dorms, along with mixed dorms.

Book a room at Bedweiser Backpackers from $5 a night.

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