New Delhi: 16th March 2022: Live Free, a group of hostels that blend social culture with innovative design, lip-smacking food, and a community-driven atmosphere, has completed five successful years of offering the best hospitality services in the serene and religious lanes of Varanasi and Rishikesh. Marking their fifth year of successful operation in the hospitality industry, Live Free has proudly added another chapter to their brand’s legacy.
With eventful years filled with noteworthy achievements, tremendous growth, impactful partnerships, and industry accolades, Live Free looks ahead to continue providing best-in-class services, ranging from comfortable stays and memorable travel experiences to events like heart-pumping white water rafting and adventurous treks.
Speaking on the occasion, Arpan Dabas, Co-Founder, Live Free, said, “These five years have been an extraordinary experience. We would never have predicted the effects of the pandemic on the travel or hospitality industry. It accelerated the need for hotels and accommodation providers to improve their efficiencies and find creative solutions in this challenging environment. With a motto to live free and a community-driven mindset in the backdrop, we ensured to empower enthusiast travellers to have a fun-filled and memorable yet hassle-free experience. As we look ahead, we envision more and more opportunities for further growth to help our members witness the beauty and spirituality of Rishikesh and Varanasi.”
Talking about the expansion Dharmendra Sharma, Co-Founder, Live Free, quoted “We are already working in that direction and very soon we will add more locations to our portfolio. We are expanding organically because we do not want to lose our identity of backpacking hostel, we want to maintain the backpacking vibes in our hostel and do not want to be any other Hotel.”
“With the world still reeling from the aftermath of the pandemic, the hospitality sector experienced a direct hit. And Live Free adapted seamlessly to thrive in varying conditions and cope with the sudden changes. Happily delivering our support, we offered services based on our significant knowledge and expertise in the field.”, he adds.
“This year marks our significant progress supporting our hostels by creating a dynamic array of services and tailored solutions to help our customers witness a surreal experience in the lap of nature”, commented Dabas. “We are proud to foster a friendly, comfortable, and community-driven atmosphere for our beloved travellers.”
In the last five years, Live Free has ensured that the beauty of Rishikesh, ‘the Yoga Capital of the World’, and Varanasi, one of the oldest spiritual and religious cities in the nation, sweep you off your feet. With a range of budget-friendly rooms, be it dorms or private accommodations, they offer hygienic and comfortable amenities. While catering to all your needs, from common spaces to rooftop cafes with spectacular views, Live Free Hostels offer a relaxing environment to witness unforgettable moments, becoming your home away from home.
Since its inception year, Live Free has received numerous accolades. The list includes prestigious awards like the Travel and Hospitality Award and Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. In addition to these recognitions, they also received the Guest Review Awards for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018.