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Backpacker Panda is a brand name which supports the modern day youth hostel eco-system. Backpacker Panda is synonymous to its independent hostel network. Our name is your reassurance of good quality, budget accommodation that you can trust. We enable you to meet different people of different cultures, backgrounds and experiences which will empower you to build a better society. Backpacker Panda provides you with the backing for any shortcomings you may face during your travel. You have a partner to communicate and resolve your plans and issues at all times.
A hostel is a quality budget accommodation offering a friendly environment. It is a perfect way to get to explore a country and meet people from around the world while using the communal facilities such as kitchen, social lounge area and bar. Hostels offer a wide range of options including shared rooms (either singles sex or mixed) and private rooms.
IBHN welcomes everyone regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex or political opinion. For kids below certain age and for families look for hostel specific rules. For long term stay or large group reservations, please direct the request to
Hostels are open to everyone. Minimum age limit may exist in certain hostels. Please check the information page of the hostel on There should be no upper limit to stay at the hostel.
Hostels have a wealth of information and local knowledge to make your visit to the city exciting. many hostels organise wide range of trips and activities themselves or through partnerships. If you want something to be organised you may check with the hostel for it. Generally you will find that IBHN hostel staffs are co-operative with your requests.
Pets are welcome at some hostels. Please check with the hostel or call us before making the booking.
many hostels have adopted the need for wheelchair users. We recommend you to get in touch with the hostel before making the booking as many hostel structure may not support easy access for the wheelchair.
Guest safety and security is our primary concern. Majority of the hostels will have lockers or safes in the room where your belongings could be kept. Some hostels may require you to have your own padlock or hire/purchase one from the reception.
Sleeping bags are not always permitted at the hostels due to hygiene regulations. Bed linen would usually be provided by the hostels.
The assured quality standards set out the level of welcome, comfort, cleanliness, security, privacy, facilities and technology adoption.
The check in and check out time of the properties may vary. It is best to look at the property section on our website to get the most accurate time. If you do arrive a little early, we try to help you relax at the communal area. Ask for free wi-fi or games to relax.
We recommend that you always obtain adequate travel insurance before you leave on your travels.
In most hostels towels may not be included in your price. if they are not included, you will need to carry your own towel or hire one from the hostel. Please check with the hostel directly.
Yes, innate most of the hostels. Booking options would display female exclusive dorm option if it is available.
Please send us an email with your flight, train or bus details and we will reach out to you to help you out in the best possible way. Write us at:
Unfortunately, most of our hostel may not allow the resident of the same city / town to stay at the property since it is for travellers. Please check with the hostel directly if they may allow.
It’s been never so easy to book a bed with us. Simply go to our home page and add your destination, dates you want to stay with us and number of people and follow the booking process and payment.
Absolutely. We have taken every security measure and complied with Information Technology Act to ensure that your data stays protected.
Please contact us by email to request for the discount if there is any promotion running at the time of your booking.
In case the availability of a particular room type is displayed as '0' for a particular date range, you can still make the booking by breaking it down into separate room types for the duration of your stay. Eg: While making a booking from 27-March-2017 to 30-March-2017 for a six-bed dormitory, if you see the availability on the last day i.e. 29-March-2017 as zero; you can go ahead and make a booking from 27-March-2017 to 28-March-2017 in a six bed dormitory and create a separate booking for 28-March-2017 to 29-March-2017 by selecting a different room type apart from the ones unavailable.

Paris

Paris is the capital of France.

Tokyo

Tokyo is the capital of Japan.

Cancellation and / or modification
Date changes (without reduction in number of nights booked) can be done subject to availability and applicable rates. All decisions regarding booking modifications are purely at the management’s discretion
You will receive confirmation email after the booking is complete. Alternatively, you may login with your email to view your booking details with us on
To cancel or amend your booking you need to contact us at Reservations that are cancelled before the free cancellation period from the arrival date are not charged. While failing to cancel before the free cancellation period from the arrival date or no shows will incur cancellation charges in full. Please check for the free cancellation period of each property on the property page. Group Booking: Any booking qualifying as group booking (booking of 4 or more people) may have different cancellation policy.
Longest duration policy may be different for each hostel. Please check on the hostel page for exact details.
For long term stay please fill up the following form https://www.backpackerpanda.com/longstay or contact us at

Tokyo

IBHN (International Backpacking Hostel Network)
IBHN is a federation for the hostels and not just a booking channel. IBHN will leverage you for improved technological implementation, quality, guest interaction, volunteer programs and visibility.
A hostel is a quality budget accommodation offering a friendly environment. It is a perfect way to get to explore a country and meet people from around the world while using the communal facilities such as kitchen, social lounge area and bar. Hostels offer a wide range of options including shared rooms (either singles sex or mixed) and private rooms.
Backpacker Panda is a digital platform for IBHN to create visibility for the hostels and empower the hostels with technological advances promptly and efficiently to stay ahead of the curve. The platform has been created to provide an advantage to the associating hostels to interact with the global community, educate the travelers and improve the eco-system to create a better modern society.
There are multiple ways to list as an IBHN. A hostel must achieve the quality standards prescribed by IBHN and continue to improve as updated. Typically IBHN accepts a limited number of hostels per city or town to avoid network competition. Hostels may apply by writing to for them to be a part of IBHN.
The assured quality standards set out the level of welcome, comfort, cleanliness, security, privacy, facilities and technology adoption. These standards are reflected in the ‘Handbooks’ provided to the network hostels. They focus on hostel management and operations by virtue of ‘best practice’ from quality systems around the world and tailors them to the specific needs of the modern day hostels.
Common facilities such as common room, wifi, self-kitchenette, city map, bar, restaurant, library, games and laundry facility are quite common for the hostel. Additionally, services such as group activities, tours, discounts and of course the advice of local staff can be found at the hostel. For specific facilities visit the hostel page on
IBHN welcomes everyone regardless of race, nationality, color, religion, sex or political opinion. For kids below minimum age and for families, please look at the hostel specific rules. For long-term stays or large group reservations, please direct the request to
Hostels are open to everyone. Minimum age limit may exist in certain hostels. Please check the information page of the hostel on www.backpackerpanda.com. There should be no upper limit to stay at the hostel.
Hostels have a wealth of information and local knowledge to make your visit to the city exciting. Many hostels organise a wide range of trips and activities themselves or through partnerships. If you want something to be organised you may check with the hostel for it. Generally, you will find that IBHN hostel staffs are co-operative with your requests.
Pets are welcome in some hostels. Please check with the hostel or call us before making the booking.
Many hostels have adopted the need for wheelchair users. We recommend you to get in touch with the hostel before making the booking as many hostel structures may not support easy access for the wheelchair.
Guest safety and security is our primary concern. Majority of the hostels will have lockers or safes in the rooms where your belongings could be kept. Some hostels may require you to have your own padlock or hire/purchase one from the reception.
Sleeping bags are not always permitted at the hostels due to hygiene regulations. Bed linen would usually be provided by the hostels.
The use of the name 'Backpacker Panda' as a hostel name is permitted only upon IBHN approval. Additional terms and conditions will apply. Please write to for specific requirements.
Group reservations are welcomed in most of the hostels. Typically, the full amount is requested at the time of booking. Cancellation policy for group bookings may differ from the regular cancellation policy of the hostel. Booking of four or more people qualifies as a group booking.
Volunteer program launched from hostel to hostel as requested by the hostel.
In addition to listing the hiring requirements, staff training manual, videos and analytical reports are provided to improve the staff efficiency.
Yes, hostels can maintain their own rules and regulations and facilities. Any updates or changes must be updated with the IBHN via email IBHN focuses on management and operations efficiency to achieve assured quality standards.
Monthly network fees as participation fees is critical to the sustained development of IBHN and its effort in creating visibility amoungst youth, improving technology, customer support and most importantly creating means of interconnecting with other network hostels. Network fees may change for different countries.
IBHN has limited the number of hostels that can be part of IBHN in each city.