The Bunker Backpackers Hostel

Upper Dharamkot, Opposite Heena Cafe, Dharamshala

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The Bunker Backpackers Hostel


Overview of Hostel

Away from the hustle bustle of the maddening crowds, located amidst the serene foothills of the Himalayan Dhauladhars at 6,900ft (2,100m) is the Bunker Backpackers Hostel, a quaint and cozy hostel that many backpackers have come to call home. We provide six bed mixed dorms, four bed mixed dorms and

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If you are reaching Dharamshala by bus, you should be able to get a bus or shared cab to McLeodGanj easily. There is usually a bus every 15 minutes. Once you reach McLeodGanj, you will have to catch an auto-rickshaw (tuk-tuk) or taxi to reach The Bunker.

You can either take a cab/auto till Dharamkot square and walk for 15-20 minutes (as we are located one km from the Dharamkot square) which will cost you ?70 by the auto and ?100 by the cab. Otherwise you can take a taxi till the nearest parking (Please give Heena Cafe as the landmark) which will cost you around ?200 for the cab (tuk-tuks might not come till here). The Bunker is located just 10 steps up from Heena Cafe.

Landmark: Heena Cafe, Dharamkot is the nearest landmark. If the tuk-tuk/cab says he doesn't know it, ask them to go till Dharamkot Square/Chowk from where you can get further directions.

Preferred Taxi Drivers -
Kamlesh - +91 9736 802 803
Pratap - +91 9857 939 873.

Located near

While Lower Dharamkot is known to house some of the best cafés with cuisines from around the world, Upper Dharamkot promises you plenty of peace and the best mountain views. The Vipassana and Tushita Meditation centers are a fifteen minute walk from the hostel and offer courses all year round. An hour long hike up the mountains will lead you to the lesser known Himalayan Waterfalls. The Triund trail takes 3 hours from the hostel while the Snowline is an hour and a half further up from Triund.

Conditions & Policy

Age Restriction

1.Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. 2.Check in from 12:00 to 23:00. 3.Check out before 10:00 . 4.Payment upon arrival by cash. Credit card will be accepted from Dec.18th, 2017. 5.Reception working hours 09:00-23:00. 6.Age Restriction: Children below 18 years (whether accompanied or unaccompanied by a guardian) are not allowed. 7.Taxes are included. 8.Breakfast not included. 9.No pets allowed as we have our own two lovely dogs for you to play with. 10.No curfew. 11.Smoking is allowed on the property but not allowed inside the rooms. 12.No alcohol is allowed on the property. 13. In case of a group, you would be purposefully allotted different dorm rooms. 14.We strictly DO NOT allow a group stay of more than 4 people at our hostel. 15.If the group behaviour is seen as a hindrance to the property environment, seen as a disturbance to others staying at the hostel, or create troubles in the management functioning, the Property Manager, upon subjective evaluation, retains the full right to take required action which may also result in an on-spot cancellation (without refunds). 16.We do not recommend our hostel to families. 17.Please carry your passport for verifying the reservation. (PAN Card is not accepted as a valid ID) 18.You are required to make a 100% pre-payment at the time of your check-in. 19.Lockers for your valuables are available in each dorm room, however the hostel will not be held responsible for any lost/stolen/damaged luggage. 20.Non-resident guests are not allowed inside the property.