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Backpacker Hostel in a Forest Garden - 1

Shared room in farm stay hosted by Utsow
1 guest1 bedroom3 beds2.5 shared bathrooms
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Our Backpacker Hostel is our shoutout to travellers seeking minimalist accommodation, great conversations, scrumptious organic meals and a cultural exchange in a permaculture forest garden.

You can even join us and give a hand in regenerating a forest garden in Darjeeling and earn your meals with us. :)

The space
Our place is part of a forest garden project where we are trying to revive a neglected acre of land into a forest that's bursting with life. So even though you are connected to the highway, you would get to experience the joy of being amidst brooding trees, chirping birds and gurgling rivers. You can find your own solitude-spot in the forest or mingle with backpackers and travellers from across the world and share experiences and travel stories.

Guest access
Our guests have access to our entire forest garden. From green cardamom fields to our vegetable gardens to our indigenous species of old forest fruit and cherry trees.

Other things to note
1) We love food and we will serve you the tastiest of the local delicacies that either our organically grown in our vegetable gardens or sourced from local organic farmers. The meal charges for organic vegetarian meals are as follows:
a) Breakfast: Rs. 150/-
b) Lunch: Rs. 250/-
c) Dinner: Rs. 250/-

*Rs. 50 extra for non-vegetarian meals.

You have the option to earn your meals for the whole day with us by volunteering for 6 hours/day in one of our projects. You also have the option of eating out from any of the local restaurants that are walk-able distance (100m away) from our place.

2) Pls note that the earth house is connected to the motorable road by a stone-paved pathway through our private forest. It is a 5 minutes hike from the main road. We will take care of transporting your luggage, however we expect you to be fit enough to be able to walk this trail to the dwelling.

3) We are on a quest to create a plastic free environment, hence the guest would be requested to use only the designated trash bins for disposing their organic and inorganic waste.

4) The charges mentioned are per person per bed. We can accommodate upto four person in the hostel room. Please select the number of guests accordingly while booking. The pricing will vary accordingly.
Our Backpacker Hostel is our shoutout to travellers seeking minimalist accommodation, great conversations, scrumptious organic meals and a cultural exchange in a permaculture forest garden.

You can even join us and give a hand in regenerating a forest garden in Darjeeling and earn your meals with us. :)

The space
Our place is part of a forest garden project where we are trying to rev…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
3 single beds

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
First aid kit
Essentials
Free on-street parking
Building staff
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Our neighborhood or '8 Mile village' is an interesting place as it is at crossroad of a small farming hamlet which is slowly integrating with the modern economy. There are shops that dot the main road with choicest offering of local cuisine and indigenous fruits and vegetables (locally produced) and there are trails that take you away from the main road and introduce you to happy-go-lucky villagers who would warmly welcome you into their humble abodes for a cup of tea.

For nature lovers and fitness enthusiasts there are plenty of forest trails for running, cycling and hiking as the Senchel Wildlife reserve is just 30 mins hike from our place.
Our neighborhood or '8 Mile village' is an interesting place as it is at crossroad of a small farming hamlet which is slowly integrating with the modern economy. There are shops that dot the main road with choi…

Hosted by Utsow

Joined in May 2015
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A grounded wanderer...literally! Since the last couple of years I have been working on a permaculture project in Darjeeling where we are trying to revive a plastic-waste-ravaged acre of land into a thriving food forest. Permaculture has been a guiding light for me in this quest and I am glad that I bumped into this concept while backpacking and wandering in the remote mountain hamlets of the Himalayas. Hence, from wandering and discovering remote getaways I have grounded myself to gardening and foresting full time. One of the projects here is our experiments with natural building techniques where we leave no carbon footprint. We invite you to stay in our forest garden if you would like to experience living in the lap of nature. No televisions, no gadgets, no fancy lighting, no fast wifis but just good ol sitting-by-the-fireplace and sharing travel stories from around the world to experiencing the local food and culture. If you would prefer some lonesome time you can also indulge in some forest therapy by walking down to our woods and sitting by our waterfall.
A grounded wanderer...literally! Since the last couple of years I have been working on a permaculture project in Darjeeling where we are trying to revive a plastic-waste-ravaged ac…
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We love meeting and interacting with travellers and this accommodation is part of the main house. However, the room and the property also provides enough privacy whenever you want to spend sometime alone.
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House rules
Check-in: 12:00 - 18:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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