India Sikkim

Tag Along Backpackers

Incredible Place

An inspiring hub of sustainability, community, and authentic travel experiences

Inspiring People

A passionate team embodying dedication, and a commitment to supporting local communities, inspiring guests through their impactful initiatives

Impactful Planet

Discover the heart of Gangtok at Tagalong Backpackers - where culture meets comfort in the Himalayas.

Incredible Place

Cowork / Meet (Event Space / Conference Room) Guesthouse (B&B / Inn) Mountain

An inspiring hub of sustainability, community, and authentic travel experiences

At Tagalong Backpackers, we curate a range of on-site events and activities to enhance the guest experience. From cultural evenings featuring local music and dance performances to interactive workshops led by community members, there’s always something engaging happening at our hostel. We also host regular movie nights, language exchange sessions, and cooking classes where guests can learn to prepare traditional Sikkimese dishes. Additionally, our Travel Cafe serves as a platform for special events such as open mic nights, art exhibitions, and storytelling sessions, providing opportunities for guests to connect with each other and the local culture in meaningful ways.

Philosophy

What sets Tagalong Backpackers apart are the personal touches and unique details woven into its fabric. The hostel is not just a place to stay but a community-driven hub. With a commitment to zero waste, the hostel embraces sustainability through composting and preventing organic waste from landfills. The Travel Cafe, a vibrant social space adorned with decor contributed by local artists, serves as a platform for cultural exchange, fostering connections over food, music, and events celebrating Sikkimese culture. Additionally, Tagalong’s fixed departure trips support local ventures, offering guests immersive experiences and opportunities to contribute to the local economy.

History

 

Sisters, Manisha and Bhavana, saw the need for a backpackers safe space in their hometown, Gangtok, and have since created a community and travel agency to support local ventures.

Our space embodies values of openness, inclusivity, and authenticity. It inspires people to be who they are.

 

Mission & Vision

Tag Along Backpackers aims to share offbeat places and experiences through a local perspective.

There are 2 private rooms, as well as male, female and mixed dormitories. There is a common social area and kitchen, offering optional breakfast at an additional charge. The Travel Cafe is also a special community space.

Fixed departure trips with https://www.tagalong.asia/journeys

 

Inspiring People

Good for Groups Good for Remote Work Social / Communal

A passionate team embodying dedication, and a commitment to supporting local communities, inspiring guests through their impactful initiatives

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Manisha & Bhavana

Altered Host Member

A sister-duo passionate about hosting and sharing their love for their hometown

Host since ...

2017

We speak ...

English, Hindi, Nepali

We have lived in...

India

Guests, ask us about...

Tagalong Backpackers aims to inspire guests to embrace a more sustainable and community-focused lifestyle. Through our zero waste initiative, support for local ventures, and promotion of offbeat experiences, we encourage guests to consider the impact of their choices and travel experiences. We hope that by immersing themselves in our inclusive and authentic environment, guests will be inspired to adopt a more conscious approach to travel and life, fostering a deeper connection to the places they visit and the communities they encounter.

Impactful Planet

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Dedicated to fostering sustainable practices and supporting local ventures, contributing to a healthier planet and empowered communities

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– Tag Along Backpackers has a zero waste initiative

– The Travel Cafe offers a unique social space for conversations and connections, with food, music, and events that celebrate local culture. Artists are invited to contribute to the decor with their unique impression.

– The fixed departure trips support local businesses and contribute to the local economy of the community.

We are committed to a zero waste lifestyle and prioritize the simplest and most accessible steps, such as composting and preventing organic waste from ending up in our landfills.

 

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Our Location

Nestled amidst the verdant hills of Sikkim in Eastern Himalayas. Gangtok offers a tranquil escape amidst breathtaking natural beauty

Address

Tag Along Backpackers, Near Punjab and Sind Bank, Development Area, Gangtok - 737101, Sikkim, India

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