Mudhouse Experiential Hostel in Himachal Pradesh is going beyond the usual norm of offering cheap accommodation to young travellers; it’s giving them a space to experience life-changing moments in its truest sense. By Japleen Kaur
Located in Jibhi, Banjar Valley, the hostel is constructed out of hard work, passion, love, and happiness. Rahul Kumar the man behind the property believes in welcoming people that will make his home, a better place to live in. He is building a community that shares the ideologies of living life to the fullest, using eco-friendly and sustainable approach towards travelling.
Here’s everything you need to know about Mudhouse Hostel
Experience the Himachal Pradesh Mudhouse Hostel
What’s different about this hostel? It’s situated at a spot in the valley that not many know of and this makes it the perfect hidden gem that backpackers are slowly discovering. It sits right next to a stream, and just a five minute walk away from the Jibhi waterfall that has a cute wooden bridge along the way, transporting you to a village in Narnia.
Apart from 12-bedded dorms, the hostel has two private rooms with attached balconies that overlook the stream. Now that’s what we’re talking about! Wait, that’s not it. They also have a duplex cottage that can easily accommodate a group of six and is perfect for a family, too.
Balancing out the affordable backpacking needs with luxury room demands is something that makes this hostel stay ahead of the curve. And, with the recently opened 24×7 cafe at the property, there are more than enough brownie points in their kitty. Scrumptious, home-cooked meals around the bonfire with Prateek Kuhaad songs playing on loop, and a starry sky, and stories from strangers who become friends as the night ends to complete the setting — I’d say, this is the ideal getaway for sure.
Mudhouse is not your regular hostel, and there is a reason why it’s got experiential in its name. Events of all kinds that promote art and wellness keep happening here. Whether it was the Alternative Living Project where people got together for two weeks to build their own shelter, cook their food, and go back to the basics while having fun, or, The Mountain Circle, where workshops related to curate happiness took place. All the funds generated went towards benefiting the people of Kerala post the floods.
The last week of December will sure be freezing cold here, but the hosts, Rahul Kumar, Manpreet Deswal, and Ishleen Wadhwa will warm your hearts instantly. And it is a given that most people end up extending their stay when at Mudhouse; so, make sure you have ample extra leaves when you get there! Don’t forget to ask them about all the treks, and camps nearby as there are plenty, but don’t be surprised if they end up joining you, and give you the adventure of a lifetime.
How to the Himachal Pradesh Mudhouse Hostel:
Regular buses from Chandigarh and New Delhi ply to Aut from where you catch a cab to the hostel. Rest, you can always call the property manager, and she’ll assist you with your queries.
Room rates of the Himachal Pradesh Mudhouse Hostel
Rs. 600-700 for a bed in the dorm, Rs. 2500-3000 for the private room, and Rs. 6000 for the duplex. The rates depend on the season and time of visit.
Where can you eat at the Mudhouse Experiential Hostel?
The hostel has an amazing coffee shop that ensures you get warm food and drinks in the cool environs of Jibhi. The hostel has a shared kitchen, and some rooms have a kitchen and a microwave.
What are the best things to do and sites to explore near Mudhouse Experiential Hostel?
Some must-visit sites near the hostel are Chehni Kothi, Chhoie Waterfall, Jibhi Waterfall, Jalori Pass, and Serolsar Lake. Tourists can trek to Jalori Pass and Serolsar Lake. Don’t forget to take out time for stargazing. You can also partake in the various hiking and biking tours.
Is The Mudhouse Experiential Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed in the hostel.
Is parking available at The Mudhouse Experiential Hostel?
Guests not only get free parking but can also hire a car at the hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Mudhouse Experiential Hostel?
Guests can check-in and check-out anytime between 9 am to 9 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. On Monday, one can do so between 9 am to 9:30 pm.