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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Blue Jay?

Blue Jay is a budget backpacker hostel where travellers can house safely with like-minded travellers around the world. It is a community space with dormitory-style rooms, often with bunk beds, along with security, social events, shared bathrooms, a common area, and a cafe.
Blue Jay also features private rooms and is a self-serviced property.

When and why to book a stay with us?

When planning to spend your days in a budget, safe, secure, clean and comfortable place hosted by a welcoming and friendly team, Blue Jay is the place to be.

How much does it cost to stay in Blue Jay?

Prices vary according to season, occupancy and days of the week. You can always check the rates from our rates and availability tab on the website.
On average, you can expect to spend 300-600 INR per night for a bunk in the dormitory.

How to make a reservation?

Check our rates and availability here to make a reservation with us.
You can also contact our team directly by phone or by writing to

How can I cancel or change my booking? What is your cancellation policy?

Please check our cancellation policy here for more information.
Feel free to contact us for any assistance related to bookings and cancellations.

Do you have any age restriction?

We accommodate travellers over 18 and under 45 in the dormitories. There are private rooms available for everyone. However, we also restrict family reservations in the hostel. A valid ID must be provided before check-in. Accommodation is restricted for local residents.

Do you have any female-only dormitories?

We always have room for dormitories only for women in the hostel. A female-only dormitory is available for travellers who wish to share a room with other female travellers. You can also book a private room.

Do you have couple friendly room?

There are different categories of private rooms couples can choose from.

What is your check-in and check-out time?

Our check-in time is 1PM and check-out time is 10 AM.

We have a spacious common area with all necessary amenities that you can use in case you arrive early or leave later in the day after your check-out.

Is your reception open 24/7 for check-in?

Our reception is open 24/7. However, please inform us about late check-ins and midnight arrivals to allow us to arrange your accommodation accordingly.

What are your luggage storage options?

All our bunks have fitted lockers that are spacious and have a built-in locking system that is provided free of charge.
Private rooms have fitted wardrobes. You can store luggage in our common area before check-in and also after check-out.

Is there a curfew?

We have no curfew. However, we recommend that guests keep us informed about late night or early morning entries and exits. Voila!


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to share a bathroom?

We take great care of the cleaning in the hostel. The entire property is cleaned twice a day. We follow a strict SOP for everything, including sheets, curtains, towels, blankets, sofas, bathrooms and our cafe to provide a stay as clean and hygienic as possible. We cover minute details to ensure comfort and convenience.

Do you have planned events or activities in the hostel?

Our team makes every effort to make your stay memorable by helping you plan your itinerary and organizing activities like sun rise treks, adventure sports, dance and music sessions, evening prayers, Ganga Aarti, jam sessions, movie nights, family dinner, city tours, yoga sessions and much more. We have both indoor and outdoor activities lined up for a fun stay.

Is there any transport option to and from the hostel?

We offer transportation to and from Haridwar, Dehradun and Delhi. Requests for the same can be sent to our team online. You can also book a scooter with us at 500 INR per day from 9 to 9.

Do you have dedicated smoking areas?

Yes, we have dedicated smoking areas in the hostel. It’s a non-smoking property and smoking inside the property is prohibited.

What are your house rules and hostel policies?

See our policies page for more information about our house rules and policies.

Is Breakfast Included?

We currently do not have breakfast included with your accommodation. We have an in-house cafe with an à la carte menu that you can choose from. Easy and economical.

Do you have a shared kitchen for guests?

There’s no shared kitchen that can be used by guests to prepare their own meals.
However, we have a cosy rooftop café with a beautiful view of the mountains in the hostel.

Is your café open for everyone?

Guests can accompany their friends and other travellers who are not staying at the hostel can also visit our cafe. It is open to everyone from morning 8 till night 10.

Blue Jay

Blue Jay Hostel, Opposite Ayur Park, Near SBI Bank, Jonk, Badrinath Rd, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249201