AAO Hostels Wins Funding from Government of Karnataka

AAO Hostels Wins Funding from Government of Karnataka

Bangalore, March 23, 2017


AAO Hostels wins Idea2POC competition organised by Karnataka Startup Cell and Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka on November 15, 2016 at Bangalore. AAO Hostels is being granted Rs. 40 Lakhs to develop technology to promote tourism through backpacking culture in India. The Hon’ble CM Siddaramaiah Parameshwara honoured Mr. Mahendra Pyati, Co-founder, AAO Hostels and congratulated on topping the list of grant recipients.

“Congratulations Dear Mahendra. Our state and this country is in need of such ideas to promote the tourism with the help of technology. I wish you all the best”, shared Mahendra about his conversation with the Hon’ble CM.

AAO Hostels is working on developing an online platform for backpackers to find quality backpackers hostels across India. It will also help other aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to start up backpackers hostels. Not only an online platform, AAO Hostels also aims at developing mobile applications to make the technology handy for hostel accommodations.

The mission of AAO Hostels is to bring backpackers hostels concept in every young individual’s’ mind while travelling on a limited budget.

“We will not refrain ourselves at being just a hostel booking platform but we have a mission to create and curate the whole ecosystem of backpacking in some or the other way”, says Mr. Saurabh Jain, Co-founder.

In another interview, Mr. Mahesha, Co-founder said that today’s youth is willing to travel solo and somewhere down the line the freedom has been granted to do so from Indian parents. Hence, AAO Hostels is stepping in to create a platform at the right time and he thanked Government of Karnataka to trust on AAO Hostels and give a chance to implement the idea through Idea2POC.

AAO Hostels made its way competing 127 applications from technology background promoting travel and tourism in the state and country in various ways.

About AAO Hostels:

AAO Hostels provide affordable accommodation for backpack travellers with basic facilities such as WiFi, baggage store, laundry service and much more. Now, with the support of Startup Cell, Government of Karnataka, AAO Hostels aims at becoming an aggregator platform for such backpackers hostels in India.

Anant Deep

Public Relations Officer

AAO Hostels