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About Live Free Mcleodganj

McleodGanj, also known as Upper Dharamshala is famous for its spiritual and cultural significance, breathtaking landscapes, and tranquil ambiance. It is an ideal destination for those seeking tranquility, adventure, and a deeper understanding of Tibetan traditions.

In Mcleod, you can experience the breathtaking panoramic view of snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, lush green valleys, and unique Tibetan culture in the lap of the Dhauladhar ranges of the mighty Himalayas.

Established in 2023 near the Dalai Lama Temple, Live Free Mcleodganj offers stunning views of the Dhauladhar ranges from every window and balcony. Since its inception, it has attracted travelers from various countries and hosts a range of activities, including musical jams, tuesday communal dinners, fun gatherings, and festivals. The hostel also organizes local tours and trekking expeditions for visitors to explore the surrounding scenic wonders.


Our Rooms


Why Choose Us

Prime Location

Live Free McleodGanj is located within walking distance from the main temple of Dalai Lama and the market area which makes it easy for guests in sightseeing

Stunning views all over

Being located close to the Dhaluadhar ranges of the Himalayas, guests of Live Free McleodGanj can experience a stunning view of snow-capped mountains all the time from most of the rooms and especially from the terrace

Parking & common spaces

To ensure that our guests have a social & comfortable stay, Live Free McleodGanj has various indoor & outdoor corners of common spaces to hang out, socialize, and have fun. Moreover, the huge parking area solves the major problem in the area which helps the guests in hassle-free stay

Hostel Directions
with Map

Once you reach Dharamshal take a bus/auto to reach Mcleodganj or directly book a taxi to reach hostel. Later, once you reach Mcleodganj Main Square, we are just 950 meters away. You can either take an auto or come by walk.

Via Air

The closest airport is Dharamshala kangra Airport which lies around 20 km from Live Free Hostel Mcleodganj. Either book n taxi or call the reception of the hostel to pre-book cab service for pick/drop

Via Railways:

Kangra Mandir railway station which is 37 km away and Pathankot railway station which is 90 km away are two nearby stations to Live Free hostel. You can either take a bus or hire a taxi from the railway station to reach the hostel

Via Road:

There are a couple of nearby cities from which you can come by bus/car to Varanasi. Distance of those places from Varanasi are: Kangra (25 km), Palampur (40 Km), Bir (70 km), Pathankt (90 km), Chandigarh (247 km), Delhi (550 km). These buses will drop you at Mann Filling Petrol pump of McLeod Ganj. It’s around 3.7 km from the hostel. You can take taxi or auto from there to reach hostel.



What is the location of Live Free Mcleodganj?

Live Free Mcleodganj is located within walking distance to Dalai Lama’s Main Temple Complex on Temple Road near Nagini Mata temple

Which is the nearest airport, railway station, and bus station to the hostel?

Nearest airport: Kangra Airport, Dharamshala
Nearest railway station: Pathankot Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Dharamshala Bus station

What is the best time to visit Mcleodganj?

March to June and September to November are the best times to visit Mcleodganj

Does Live Free Mcleodganjhave a café?

Yes, there is an in-house cafe at the hostel.

Is the hostel pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed in the hostel. However, pets are allowed in the private rooms only and not the dorms.

Is smoking allowed inside the hostel?

Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas and on Room Balcony. Smoking inside any Room/Dorm or indoor common areas is strictly prohibited.

Does the hostel have parking?

Yes, we have a parking facility which can be utilized as per availability.

Does the hostel have Wi-Fi?

We have good WI-FI which is suitable for workcation

Do the rooms have an attached washroom?

All the rooms have attached washrooms in our property.

Are there lockers in the dorms?

We provide lockers in the dorms. Each bed has a locker for guests to keep their valuables. It is advised that you carry a lock for the locker if needed. However, availing a padlock from the reception will be subject to availability and at an additional cost.

Is outside food allowed at the property?

Guests can order and consume outside food in the designated dining areas and private rooms only.

Is outside food allowed at the property?

Yes, power backup is available.

Does the hostel have AC in the rooms?

No, we don’t have AC anywhere in the property as Mcleodganj weather is cold for almost whole year.

Is there any age limit in the property or dorm?

There is no age limit in Live Free. However, we prefer kids to stay in the private rooms only.

What are some things to do in Mcleodganj ?

• Visiting the main monastery of Dalai Lama and attending his teachings in the Tsuglagkhang Complex
• Visiting other main monasteries and Buddhist temples such as Namgyal Monastery, Kalachakra Temple and others
• Long hikes to St. John’s Church, Dharamkot, Bhagsunag waterfalls and trek to Triund
• Exploring Tibetan culture by visiting monasteries, markets, streets, and cuisines
• Attending workshops on meditation, yoga, cooking, pottery and many others