Live Free Hostels

About Live Free Rishikesh

Ever since the Beatles rocked up at the ashram of the late Maharshi Mahesh Yogi in the late ’60s, Rishikesh has been a magnet for spiritual seekers from all over the world. Today this city is known famously as the “Yoga capital of the world”, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation centers.

Whether you are an adventurer seeking thrilling experiences, a spiritual seeker looking for inner peace, or a wanderer in search of inspiration, Rishikesh has something to offer to everyone. It is not just a place on the map; it is an experience that touches the soul.

Since its inception in 2017, Live Free Rishikesh Hostel has been a vibrant hub welcoming individuals from across the globe. Offering a myriad of activities, including weekend musical gigs, Tuesday communal dinners, festive celebrations, and fun gatherings, the hostel ensures that its guests are entertained and immersed in the cultural richness of Rishikesh. Moreover, it facilitates local tours and adventurous escapades such as rafting, camping, and trekking, providing visitors with unforgettable experiences amidst the scenic beauty of the region.


Our Rooms

4 Bed Mixed Dormitory

Why Choose Us

Prime Location

Live Free Rishikesh is located in Tapovan, which is the hub of various ashrams, yoga schools, cafés, and many more. It is within walking distance of Lakshman Jhula, a suspension bridge that stretches along the river Ganga and is one of the prominent landmarks in the area

Perfect Weekend Vibes

Live Free Rishikesh organizes live band music on the weekends for the guests which creates a vibrant and lively atmosphere full of energy. It provides an opportunity for guests to unwind, connect with others, and enjoy quality music in a cozy and welcoming environment.

Various common spaces

To ensure that our guests have a social & comfortable stay, Live Free Rishikesh has various corners of common spaces such as hammocks & hangout spaces in the huge corridors, open rooftops suitable for large gatherings and peaceful mornings and a cozy in-house café with diverse and yummy food options

Hostel Directions
with Map

If you take any private transportation, you will be reached directly to the hostel. Or else you can take a shared tuk-tuk from Haridwar/Rishikesh bus stand which drops you at Tapovan Chowk on the main road from there you have to take a road down towards Laxman Jhula and after walking for 10 mins our hostel is on the left after divine resort.

Via Air

Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 28 kilometers away. From there, you can hire a private taxi to the hostel for INR 800-1000 (approx.)

Via Train

Haridwar is well connected by trains from Delhi, Varanasi, Rajasthan, Amritsar, etc. One can reach Haridwar by train and then opt for local transportation to Rishikesh either by bus (INR 35), taxi (INR 800-1000), or shared auto-rickshaw (INR 50)

Via Bus

Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun, Chandigarh, and New Delhi. Buses depart from the Kashmere Gate ISBT, New Delhi for Rishikesh every day almost every hour. You can choose from a regular (INR 250-300), Janrath (INR 400-500), or a Volvo (INR 750-800)

Via Car

Private taxis are available from Delhi airport to Rishikesh starting from INR 4000



What is the location of Live Free Rishikesh?

Live Free Rishikesh is located on the Lakshman Jhula Road near Anand Dham, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand – 249192

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

Nearest airport: Jolly Grant International Airport Dehradun
Nearest railway station: Rishikesh railway station
Nearest bus station: Rishikesh bus statio

What is the best time to visit Rishikesh?

April – June and October – February are the best times to visit Rishikesh

Does Live Free Rishikesh have 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 power backup available in your 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 Rishikesh?

• Attending Ganga aarti at Triveni Ghat or Paramarth Niketan
• Long walks on the ghats by passing through Ram Jhula & Laxman Jhula
• Visiting Beatles ashram, Parmarth Niketan, Geeta Bhavan and temples such as Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Kunjapuri Temple etc.
• Attending workshops of Yoga & Meditation or Ayurvedic wellness
• Hiking to nearby caves & waterfalls
• Most importantly indulging in adventure activities such as Bungee, Zipline, Rafting Kayaking, and others