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8.8
Excellent
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Excellent location
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  • Lakshman Jhula410 m
  • Tera Manzil Temple500 m
  • Shiv Gauri Pashmina World630 m
  • Lakshman Jhula Bridge1.12 km
  • Parmath Niketan Temple1.13 km
  • Ram Jhula1.17 km
  • Swarg Ashram1.25 km
  • Bharat Mandir1.47 km
  • The Beatles Ashram2.24 km
  • Omkarananda Ashram2.24 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Live Free Hostel

    Laxman Jhula Road, Opposite Anand Dham, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Tapovan, Rishikesh, India, 249192 - See map
    "Live Free was an great hostel to stay at for a solo traveler - I purposely stayed at a hostel to meet other travelers and have a sense of safety."
    Jennifer M. - May 18, 2018
    Excellent service
    8.9 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.4 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Balcony/terrace

    Property ranking|Compared to 960 Rishikesh properties
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    Value for money score
    8.9/10
    Location score
    8.8/10
    Service score
    8.9/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.5/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Rishikesh properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Rishikesh properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Rishikesh properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Rishikesh properties
    Value for money8.8
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportJolly Grant Airport (DED)
    Distance to airport14.8 km

    Rooms available at Live Free Hostel

    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Standard Private Room
    Standard Private Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 double bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 2 bunk beds
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     Deluxe Private room
    Deluxe Private room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 double bed
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    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed  Basement Dormitory Room
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Basement Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • 4 bunk beds
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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    • 2 bunk beds
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    What people love about Live Free Hostel

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "I had a private room which was clean, had hot water, and even AC!"

      Jennifer M.

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      May 18, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Great staff and the Holi party arranged was surreal experience."

      Ankit

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      March 5, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Design was very cool and laid-back atmosphere."

      Daniel

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      November 28, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "The price was VERY affordable and stayed there the whole 2 w..."

    Jennifer M.

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    May 18, 2018

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff was real nice and helpful to book bus ticket back ..."

    Mathieu

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    January 10, 2018

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    American
    Vegetarian
    Vegan

    Restaurants on site

    Cafe Live Free
    Cuisine:American, Chinese, Indian
    Menu:Buffet

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Live Free Hostel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (59)Booking.com Reviews (474)
    8.7
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    10
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities8.4
    Location8.8
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.8
    High score for Rishikesh
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (22)
    8-9 Excellent (7)
    7-8 Very Good (4)
    6-7 Good (2)
    <6 Below Expectation (2)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (15)
    Jun - Aug (6)
    Sep - Nov (9)
    Dec - Feb (7)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nathalie from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

    Amazing Hostel ”

    Dorms are clean, staff is super friendly and very helpful. Big common areas and a yoga hall on the roof top. I can only recommend this hostel and will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed October 12, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Maggie from China
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Exceptional”

    live free is wonderful hostel. location good. staff very nice and the cafe food is delicious there has big balcony and rooftop. everything is perfecgt I recommend

    Reviewed September 21, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Erica
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2019

    Very good ”

    Good location, rooms clean and bed comfortable. Good restaurant. Great value for money

    Reviewed September 12, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sarah from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    Love this place”

    A great stay at Live Free. I ended up extending for a whole week as the vibe is great here. Very clean rooms, ability to do laundry, free communal meals on Tuesday are a good way to meet people. Staff are also very friendly and helpful. Best place I've stayed in India so far 😀

    Reviewed August 30, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    carole from France
    Couple
    Deluxe Private Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Exceptionnal !”

    Amazing stay there. Exceptional staff. Helped with food, wifi, bedroom availability, medicines when we where sick, transport,.... Had travelled a lot, but from far the best service I've ever seen. Far better that what I could imagine!

    Reviewed August 22, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Adam from United States
    Couple
    Standard Private Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Excellent”

    Room was nice, but nothing special for the cost, decent wifi, nice cafe with pool table, staff super friendly

    Reviewed May 24, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Paul from Ireland
    Couple
    Standard Private Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Great budget stay ”

    Decent size room, warm shower, good location, WiFi, yoga on rooftop and great staff. It was perfect for a budget backpacker

    Reviewed January 23, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Pol from Spain
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Very very good hostel”

    Nothing bad to say about

    Reviewed December 25, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Daniel from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Excellent”

    good location in Rishikesh. room was in basement but not cold. design was very cool and laid-back atmosphere. providing a lot of advice what to do in Rishikesh.

    Reviewed November 28, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Aoife from Thailand
    Couple
    Standard Private Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    Very good”

    Good location. Clean, bright rooms. Lots of hot water and WiFi was adequate. Nice that they had a water filter too.

    Reviewed November 03, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Charlotte from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Private Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    Overall ok stay ”

    Stayed here while in Rishikesh as price seemed reasonable (only through Agoda) online for a private room. Staff seemed uninterested on arrival and throughout our stay. (Foreign lady was friendly though). Food in the cafe was good valve although staff working there didn’t seem interested in taking our order. Room was okay but bathroom didn’t seem like it had been cleaned in a while, cleaning rota on the way was dated to January. Overall if you’re just staying for a few nights it would be okay as it’s in a good location but I’ve stayed in a lot nicer, friendlier hostels/hotels for the same price in India.

    Reviewed May 22, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jennifer from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Private Room
    Stayed 10 nights in April 2018

    Great stay for solo traveler ”

    Live Free was an great hostel to stay at for a solo traveler - I purposely stayed at a hostel to meet other travelers and have a sense of safety. I had a private room which was clean, had hot water, and even AC! The price was VERY affordable and stayed there the whole 2 weeks while in Rishikesh. Staff were helpful and kind, location was perfect, and great company from all over the globe. The BEST part were the balconies - no matter the weather (it was HOT) you could hang outside and watch and listen to the streets and even catch amazing thunder and lightening shows. Few steps from many great cafes/restaurants and they also had a great place to hang out and cafe onsite. Fantastic stay and highly recommend !

    Reviewed May 18, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    dan from Israel
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    A home in rishikesh”

    I liked my stay in live free very much! They have alot of cool hostel things like once a week free dinner to all'mvie night'poker nights. and in addition not all the stuff is indian for they do work with "Workaway" mixing their original stuff with travelers. I'd recommend this place to anyone!

    Reviewed May 10, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nikita from India
    Couple
    Deluxe Private Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Amazing ambience with great and friendly staff”

    Amazing service by the Live Free staff. Great rooms and ambience. They have a great cafe at the ground floor which has great options of games. Also has a pool table. You've travellers across the globe you can interact with.

    Reviewed April 04, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    TimTim from India
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Private Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

    Excellent”

    a really cosy place for people to stay in and immediately be absorbed into a family like atmosphere - good food, lovely people, array of sports to engage in and very helpful staff - just really nice people who have come together to make this place very homely

    Reviewed March 23, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Pawan from India
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Nyc..Highly recommended”

    i stayed there as a solo traveller. well maintained rooms..facilities are good..thanks to Vida & Boss. they are very supportive.. i learnt poker & rummy from them..hehehe...there are free yoga class also..i highly recommended it...everything is good..plz go & enjoy..

    Reviewed March 22, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ankit from India
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Potluck of fun!”

    Amazingly chilled out place and people staying there bring so much to the table. Great staff and the Holi party arranged was surreal experience. It's "the" place to stay if you looking to avoid denting your pocket yet making the most of it in Rishikesh!

    Reviewed March 05, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    thomas from United States
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Private Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Super firiendly and helpful staff, clean room.”

    From my arrival, the staff were so welcoming and friendly, all the way through departure. The room is perfectly equipped and clean. The location might be a little hard to find at first, but it is well-placed between Tapovan and Laxman Jul (both easily walkable). I had very noisy neighbors in the room next door, but that is no fault of the hostel. That can happen anywhere. Besides that, Room 207 is a corner on the top floor and a good choice for privacy, light and airflow.

    Reviewed February 22, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Bruna from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Private Room
    Stayed 6 nights in January 2018

    Good value for money ”

    The hostel has a very nice terrace where you can sit and take a sunbath or even take a nap on one of the hammocks. The rooms are spacious but a little cold and the mattress is hard. We struggled a little to get warm water but once you understand how it works the shower gets really hot. The breakfast is poor and expensive for the city standards but you have a lots of options at the main street just 5 minutes walk from there or even fruit sellers just around the corner. The staff is very helpful and you can get some good tours with them for a fair price. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed January 31, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mathieu from Canada
    Couple
    Deluxe Private Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    lovely place with nice staff”

    5 min walking from the bridge. close to ATMs and to nice restaurants. we took a nice room for 4 nights. the staff was real nice and helpful to book bus ticket back to Delhi. we even had free dinner on Tuesday nights. I would stay here again

    Reviewed January 10, 2018
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