The city of Chennai has a lot to offer to any traveller on artistic, religious and traditional arenas. Every year it gets numerous tourists from across the globe. While the metro city does have numerous hotels and guest houses, it lacked a fun hostel for backpackers. Not anymore! The extremely popular Zostel has set shop in the city and is attracting visitors with beautifully designed rooms, dorms and great location. Started way back on 15th August 2013, Zostel is India’s first and the largest chain of backpackers’ hostels.

You can meet travellers from all around the world either in the common room or on the rooftop café – the choice is yours. Explore the metropolitan city’s famous markets of Sowcarpet and T Nagar or take a ride to the Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world- the possibilities are truly endless when you’re in Zostel Chennai.

 A traveller can either opt for a private room that comes with free wifi, laundry, shower, water dispenser and few other facilities or choose to stay in an eight-bed mixed dorm with lockers and bedside lamp.

The entire set-up has a chilled out vibe, is filled with colourful graffiti and has a certain warmness that is infectious. The fact that it has numerous cafes and eateries in walking distance is an added incentive. And if you don’t feel like stepping out, you can sit in the common room and chat with backpackers and travelers from different parts of the globe in the spacious common room.

The place has been earning rave reviews across travel forums and is definitely worth recommending.

Address : New No :120, Old No :61, Varun Villa, Ellaiamman colony, 5th street,Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018

Check out Zostel’s website for further details.

Image source: Zostel website

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