Solo Trip

December 2016

Thank you Backpacker Team.... Firstly I want to share my personal experience.

I never thought I would travel solo. It kind of just…happened. And I’m glad it did, because it changed my life...When the time came to book my tickets I was faced with a big decision: Travel solo or stay home and give up on an experience I had been looking forward to for months. I worried I would feel awkward or that I would be lonely. I worried I wouldn’t be able to communicate with anyone because of language barriers. I worried about finding accommodation and ordering food and getting ripped off. But most of all, I worried I would miss out on an enriching opportunity.The best thing about traveling solo is it forces you to interact with locals and not just talk to your travel buddies from home.Probably the greatest gift solo female travel has given my life has been the experience of ultimate freedom. I'm thankful I have such supportive parents...When you travel solo you decide where you’ll go, what you’ll do and when you’ll do it. There’s nobody trying to change your plans and there’s no need to compromise. You’re in complete control of your travel experience, and it feels good.And while I know there are bad people and dangerous places in the world, solo female travel has turned me into an optimist that believes there are many more safe places and people with kind hearts. It has taught me how much more worthwhile life can be when you live it to the fullest without regrets.....

Thank you so much for making my trip so memorable. Perfectly organised. Just the way I wanted it. All you guys have worked on this and made my trip possible and the best part... SO AFFORDABLE.

I am definitely looking forward to travel through you guys again. Very soon.

P.S Add a few more destinations

- Poornima Menon

Paris, Barcelona and Rome trip

February 2017

Hi guys, I have just returned from the Paris, Barcelona and Rome trip. This trip was extremely well planned by the backpackers co. Especially the hostels and the personal tours. I love the every bit of it. The hostels chosen by them are one of the top notch hostels and top rated hostels with great hospitality and comfort. The tour guides were also very knowledgeable and experienced. They helped us trying local cuisines and places. 

We travelled and explored as locals and not the typical tourists who are just interested in sightseeing.

Overall, it was hell lot of a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

Looking forward for travelling again with the Backpacker.

I would recommend every backpacker to try them at least once and see the difference between them and other tour operators.

- Raj Kumar

Eastern Europe

April 2017

Our trip to Germany, Czech Republic & Austria with The Backpacker Co. was an excellently planned, very well executed, and an exceedingly fun trip. 

One of their organizers, Saumya Tiwari was a part of the trip and she managed the entire itinerary beautifully. We faced no problem anywhere. She had done a good amount of research on each of the cities and guided us on what, when, and where in the cities that we visited. Furthermore, she had also taken care of all the logistics, such as checking-in at the hostels, meeting with the walking tour guides, etc. 

I strongly recommend a backpack-trip across Europe with The Backpacker Co.

- Yash Marda

Eastern Europe

April 2017

Looking up for a solo trip?!, The Backpacker Co. would be the perfect one to choose! Went for a solo trip for the second time with them, and had an amazing trip to Berlin Prague and Vienna, the hostels are excellent and safe the inter city travel accommodations to walking tours in each city were perfectly organized.Saumya from their team was a great help and was fun to be with through out the trip.

Anyone planning for a backpacking trip to Europe must go through these guys!

- Karishma Shah

Eastern Europe

April 2017

Hi friends, i took the Eastern Europe trip recently, undoubtedly i am extremely pleased with my decision to travel solo with the backpacker co expertise guidance, just pack your backpack and leave everything up-to them, you will have a experience of your life which you gonna cherish forever. I would also like to congratulate Saumya Tiwari who represented backpacker co and did her best to make our trip a super success. I would highly recommend every person who is thinking to travel and explore the beauty of nature, don't wait for tomorrow today is the day fly with them & create memories. All the best to the Backpacker co team.

Cheers to Life :)

- Rahul Kumar

Eastern Europe

April 2017

Well planned and managed. BIG shout out to Ms.Saumya Tiwari for being super helpful, accommodative and fun :) Met some great people and made some new friends! Highly likely to travel with Backpacker again, real soon!

- Juhee Bhandarkar

Eastern Europe

April 2017

I did my trip to Eastern Europe In May 2017 with The Backpacker co. It was my first solo trip and I am glad to say that It exceeds my expectations.It was well planned and choice of hostels are the best. We were a group of 23 people and from beginning to end it was well planned and executed perfectly under the guidance of SaumyaTiwari our cute mentor from Backpackers. I met with awesome people and I cherished their company as a co-traveler. It was one of my best trips and sweet memories of this trip remain forever. I love to travel with this company and like kind of people again and again. Thank you very much for the mesmerizing moments of my life.

- Sanjay Sharma

Eastern Europe

April 2017

It is perfect for solo travellers who have never backpacked before. I took the east europe trip with a dear girl friend and it was an amazing experience, the credit for which goes largely to Saumya Tiwari the tour manager.

I did think that the Value For Money factor could be much better on finding out what hostels & intercity travel cost , however i would have still chosen to go for this trip all over again for the amazing group of people we met and the energy that Saumya and the group created.

- Majida Ukani

Eastern Europe

April 2017

One of the best trips I have been on. I can say this without a shadow of a doubt! Its difficult for me to come back to reality now. Very well organized and executed by by the backpacker co. Our Travel buddy/friend Saumya Tiwari from the backpacker co was amazing at handling everything. Highly recommended for other solo travellers seeking a fascinating trip to Europe!

#Fascinating #Mesmerizing

- Vinayak Chowdhri

Eastern Europe

April 2017

Just returned from a fabulous Eastern Europe tour. This is a great opportunity for solo travellers and Backpacker co, especially Saumya, ensured we had a great time every single day of the trip. She was with us through out, guiding us and giving us tips on the best places to visit. I would highly recommend this trip for those who would like to experience solo travelling and are not sure how to go about it.

- Raoul George

Eastern Europe

April 2017

I had been planning a trip to Europe for the last 1.5 years, looked at many itineraries, packages but I wasn't really convinced with anything before I found out about The Backpacker Co. I would rate them 5 stars on everything starting from pre travel research, planning and the actual execution of the trip. For someone who has never done a solo backpacking trip, it's the best buy as you get a feel of both solo and group travel. Their choice of hostels, destinations, sightseeing activities were really well picked! The trip wouldn't have been a success without our travel manager/buddy, Saumya who ensured everything was proper, she is a super fun person and now my go-to travel advisor for all future travels!

Met some amazing bunch of people on the Eastern Europe trip, can't believe the trip is over. Still feels fresh in my heart!

- Esha Gupta

Eastern Europe

April 2017

If you want to experience Backapacking, staying in Hostels, meet people from different countries and yet not miss out on any kind of fun? Then The Backpacker Co is one stop shop for all your needs. 

My brother and I joined in for the Eastern Europe tour. It was simply awesome and all the crazy adjectives that I can think of, would not be enough to express the wholesome experience we shared with the bunch of 23 others.

A shout out to Saumya for making this trip smooth and memorable. 

It's nearly a fortnight since we are back, but trust me in our headspace we are still roaming the streets of Europe.

So, next year I am looking forward to joining them for another tour. Hope to see some new and old faces :)

- Sanjana Jhawar

Eastern Europe

April 2017

From the best stay to the best of the places to see, I loved travelling with them . And yes how can I forget to the best of all people I had ! Real time big cheers to Saumya Tiwari ( With the normal stress face,lol ) who made it happen to be the best of all one would have ever expected ! Surely would love to travel with them once am reloaded for the trip again. To all those, whom backpacker has given Eastern Europe memories are a family now !

- Vandan Shah

Eastern Europe

April 2017

The tour i did was eastern europe and was an amazing experience seamlessly orchestrated and a celebration of life under the expert and passionate guidance of SaumyaTiwari.I enjoyed the variation in activities, choice of hostel accommodation and restaurants, knowledge, commitment and general demeanor of our tour guide. There is nothing that I didn't enjoy...In my experience the best tour I have been on...Very good value for money... Everything happened on time, as planned and seemingly without any effort at all .saumya is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, passionate, professional, kind, accommodating, gracious - everything one could ever wish for in a travel buddy and now a darling friend :-)

Strongly recommended thebackpackerco to explore a new you and new dimension of the world altogether

- Vijaya Patil


July 2016

"Hello Backpacker team!  

Sorry I've taken a while to get back - been busy catching up and getting into the daily routine.   

First of all, thank you to all at Backpacker Co for the fabulous organisation of the trip.   
From start to finish, everything went like a dream - from the information provided, to the hotel bookings, the sightseeing, the guides- Everything was organised seamlessly and without a hitch. The people we dealt with were all most helpful. It made the whole experience that much better - like visiting with family! 
I just adored the whole experience and am still savouring and remembering the holiday with a smile! :)

We were touched by the welcome letter at the hotel on arrival and also your enquiring after our welfare and providing an emergency contact number during the crisis in Turkey that took place while we were there. Thank you so very much!  Everything was peaceful where we were, and we were safe and comfortable, but that message from you made us feel so much better and put us at ease about what to do in case of an eventuality. God Bless!
We do look forward to travelling with you again and have been spreading the word about Backpacker amongst friends and family too!

I wish you all the best for your continued growth, success and prosperity. And please never lose the personal touch- I'm sure its what makes your company so special and unique.”

- Sarah Osman


July 2016

"I had a great holiday trip in Europe and an awesome time in Iceland . Everything was perfect as expected . Now that I am back home safely I would just want To thank u again. 

All the activities were booked so perfectly in Iceland that I didn't even have to even think too much about it once I was there  .. I had ample time to enjoy and take in the beauty of each place everything like I wanted . Definitely I'm coming back to you guys soon!"

- Umair Masood

Backpack Spain

May 2016

"Thank you so much The Backpacker Co for sorting everything out so smoothly. You'll made this process so EFFORTLESS! Cheers! GOOD VIBES FROM EUROPE!!! "

- Parthiva Nag

Backpack Italy

June 2015

"The trip was everything that was promised - beautiful places, wonderful people at hostels, brilliant hostels and self-discovery too.

Two things that stood out for me were

- The choice of hostels

- Perfect mix of planned stuff and time to explore on my own

All in all, I think I discovered how I want to travel! I look forward to travelling with you guys again and soon!"

- Sria Majumdar

European Hangover

May 2015

"Slept for most of yesterday and today! I'm feeling the opposite of homesick. If there is a word for that."

- Mikail Khona

Italy, France & Spain

May 2015

"We would like to thank you guys for the wonderful and memorable vacation we had!

We are really happy about the hostel picks and the transportation chosen for us. The location of the hostels, train and flight timings, hop on hop off, cycle tour were perfect and we only have praises for your great planning!

All that we did was peacefully enjoy and soak in the spirit of each place. All in all it was a meticulously planned vacation given to us on a silver platter!

We would love to explore the eastern side of your Europe some day. Inspired by Yogi and Suchna's Japan Her way His way, maybe that will be our next destination. :)"

- Mahesh Subramanian

Western Rocker

July 2014

"Hi guys,

First, thanks for the awesome and well planned flashpacking trip to three great countries. I wouldn't have taken the life changing decision to go on this trip, if not for your "Girlfriend Getaways" (perfect solution to my "quarter-life crisis" : ) Thanks for answering all the endless questions and for the all the support before and during the trip from end (the idea of solo travel was a little unnerving).

Second, super flexible itinerary. Totally perfect for a person like me. The chance to wander off on my own with the comfort of a group at the end of the day. It was good fun with the group on the bicycle tour and intercity journeys, but it was also great to do stuff on my own like the Paris Opera, St.Oeun flea market, the classical concert at Sainte-Chapelle.

Third, great choice of hostels. Thumbs up for great location, clean sheets, rooms and loos( the opposite of all the stuff written abt hostels online). The hostel staff were extremely helpful in all the hostels and they all had coffee vending machines in their lobbies( total life saver!!! : ) P.S. Loved the hostel in Barcelona!!!!

Thanks again to all the people at BackpackerCo for the great trip!! Looking forward to planning many more trips with you in the future :)"

- Keerthi Lakshmanan

Italy France Spain

June 2014

"Hi All

Both Twinkle and I had a wonderful time in all three countries through The Backpacker Co. The whole backpacking experience is something completely different from a normal vacation, and better one in our opinion when compared to a guided tour, since we had the option to do what we wanted when we wanted. The hostels that were booked for us were awesome (especially Barcelona and Florence) and the overall experience was wonderful!!

In a way, it felt a little like going back to India (since we now live abroad) and hanging out with friends due to the time we spent with other backpackers travelling through the three countries.

Kudos you guys!!"

- Keyur and Twinkle Patel

Italy France Spain

March 2014

"Dear Backpacker Co Team,

The first day river cruise and dinner in Paris was just perfect and relaxing after the long and tiring flight and it was good getting to see the city all lit up at night. The hostel was perfect, very central and the dorm room, roommates and hostel staff were great too. The days spent in Paris were perfect and I got to do everything at a comfortable pace and even managed explore on my own.

Barcelona and Florence were beautiful. The bike tour in Barcelona was just as described by the itinerary and really fun. The Chianti wine tour was very scenic and the rain there made it even better!

Overall it was a very comfortable and memorable trip all through. I found nothing lacking in any of the services that you arranged for. The transfers, the choice of hostels, the tours etc. were all good. You guys are doing a great job, keep at it! I look forward to going for a holiday through your group again so your travel voucher is a welcome bonus. Thanks again and wishing you all the best."

- Mohammed Sadiq

Eastern Europe

May 2014

"I am totally thrilled by the experience of the Eastern Europe trip that was arranged by The Backpacker Co team. It was fun and interesting right from sharing dorms with travellers from around the globe to club hopping to biking all over. The hostels were simply amazing and all centrally located, it was very convenient to reach anywhere from my hostels and I could get-in and go-out at any hour of the day.

Moreover, I never thought I would end up saving so much on my accommodation and intercity travel expenses that could afford me an overwhelming and enchanting Opera experience as well.

All thanks to The Backpacker Co team for transforming me in to a complete FLASHPACKER!"

- Somika Mohapatra

Backpack Europe

April 2014

"The trip was fantabulous! My friend and me had a great in Europe. And thank you Backpackers, esp. Malavika for making this happen hassle free. Backpacking was an experience in itself and backpacking in these beautiful cities made our trip a great adventure.

Our favourite hostel was in Amsterdam! Even the hostel in Florence was so charming, and the restaurants recommended were fab. The Barcelona hostel was really run professionally, best part being some few free tours organised by the hostel for their guests!

I must say the tours that backpacker co booked us onto were really fun and interesting. We had a great time. Biking tours are a great way to get familiar with a city. Our favourites were the Barcelona biking tour and red light district tour in Amsterdam!

The trains and flights were all comfortable.

Thank you again for everything!"

- Apoorva Cheruku

Europe in the Winters


"I had a really nice chilllllly trip - just the kind that I wanted :) and in large part it went well because you had organized it very well. I was very happy with the hostels -- now I wonder why I never tried them before! :).

Thank you solo much!"

- Rabia Fathima

Backpack Turkey

April 2014

" The trip was fantastic. The backpacker co team gave a lot of helpful suggestions for our trip and planned our trip really well. The Mallorca and Turkey Hostels were the best we have stayed at and we could give these hostels a 10 on 10.

Everything else was also fantastic, stay, internal travel, etc. Turkey was absolutely fabulous! From one window we had a view of the Blue Mosque while from the other the view of the city. Our room was like a doll house and we could still run back to stay there! All the accommodations were very well located.

Thank you for planning our trip!"

- Archana Iyer and Abhishek Raghavan


"Thoroughly enjoyed my trip with the Backpacker co. all the hostels booked for me were very comfortable and extremely fun places to be put up at. Liked that we were given our own space and time to sightsee and explore. Also very pleased with all the rail bookings for internal travel.

All in all I had a fabulous experience and would definitely book trips through you guys in the future."

- Raissa Cherian


"It was a very well planned trip. Disha was very helpful and it really helped having her there and the trip being an escorted one. All the hostel bookings were great and all very centrally located.

Even the table bookings for Oktoberfest were great! The entire Oktoberfest experience was amazing.

All the information given prior to the trip like the dossiers, information for Oktoberfest were very helpful.

I have only positive feedback and will definitely travel with you guys again!"

- Anand Rajagopalan

Backpack Europe

"I recently took a solo backpacking trip to Europe with no pre-decided schedule. I wanted to keep it flexible so that I could explore the locales as I wished and at my pace. The Backpacker Co. team arranged excellent, safe and centrally-located accommodation for me, and booked all the inter-city travel by rail/ bus. They also shared a very helpful dossier that included useful tips, key attractions, and restaurants known for their local cuisine.

Suchna and her team were very responsive and enthusiastic. I would definitely recommend The Backpacker Co. to anyone who needs assistance with their holidays that are not run-of-the-mill."

- Prajakta Kotasthane

Backpack Europe

"Seeing the whole world has always been my dream, and traveling to Europe was my biggest fantasy... The Backpacker Co. has made my dream come true in the best possible way, by giving me company for my Euro adventures, 6 beautiful people, who are also sure to be our lifelong friends!! I am a big fan of The Backpacker Co. & Yogi and Suchna & I really hope I can work with them some day!! N travel too....!! :)"

- Virali Vora


"You made travelling so easy for me on my so called "Alone yet adventurous? German trip in July, I am really grateful. Knowing there?s so much to do and plan for a trip, got to know how much there is that a planned person can miss out on!

Right from train tickets to bus routes within cities, the guidance Gale from your team provided about the local rules you gotta follow at certain times in Europe really shows attention to detail. Tips were really helpful, saved money and time!

I need more help from you for all the travels in future, because you have made me realize...

I LOVE TRAVELLING! You guys are awesome!

I just wanted to say thanks for all your work. Our trip was FANTASTIC. It was perfect and i loved every minute of it and i will definitely recommend you to everyone i know (i have already begun singing your praises). val said to let u know that if u ever need anyone to lead a trip to these places do think of us we now know our way around really well."

- Johanna and Valerina Braganza