Chennai is a pretty city, full of historic colonial buildings, old forts and temples, with lovely beaches and a port. All of this is why it’s so popular with international budget travelers and backpackers, who love visiting Chennai for its mix of history and modern amenities. With its many budget hotels, Chennai has lots of cheap places to stay, but budget travelers should look no further than these three budget hotels. They’re some of the city’s best.
The Pride Hotel, Chennai – A larger high-rise budget hotel, which is actually billed as a 4-star hotel, The Pride Hotel in Chennai is a centrally located hotel designed in a lovely contemporary style. Close to many of Chennai’s tourist attractions, the hotel is also near Chennai’s bus and train stations, so easy for budget travelers to get here.
The hotel’s guest rooms feature ensuite bath, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, TV with satellite, in-room high speed internet, and a safe. Every room is stylish, designed with pretty fabrics and accessories, and is well taken care of and clean.
You can’t beat The Pride Hotel for its facilities either. There’s a 24 hour coffee shop, a restaurant serving Indian and Western cuisine at inexpensive prices, a travel desk, a spa, a swimming pool and a small business center with computers and internet. There’s even a babysitting service, if you’re traveling with the kids.
For only $37 a night, The Pride Hotel is a budget hotel sure to please any traveler. The Pride Hotel is at 216 EVR Periyar Salai , Poonamallee High Road , Chennai.
Vijay Park Hotel – Another lovely budget hotel, the Vijay Park offers several styles and sizes of guest room at cheap prices.
The Vijay Park Hotel guest rooms each have en suite bath, air conditioning, satellite television, a mini bar, complimentary high-speed internet and tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms are a little old-fashioned but are spacious and clean, and as the hotel is in a quiet neighborhood, you’ll get a good night’s sleep too.
The hotel has an on-site restaurant, which serves a complimentary buffet breakfast, as well as lunch, dinner and snacks, with both Indian and Western menus. Room rates begin at $39 a night.
You’ll find the Vijay Park Hotel at 12jawaharlal Nehru Salai Inner, Inner Ring Rd Near Chennai Bus, Chennai.
Shylee Niwas Service Apartment Hotel – While advertised as a ‘service apartment’, the Shylee Niwas is more of a budget hotel as it offers all the regular hotel services with guest rooms that are just a big bigger than the norm.
At the Shylee Niwas Service Apartment Hotel, the guest rooms are decorated in a basic modern style and come with air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, comfortable beds, satellite TV, hairdryer, irons, in-room internet and room service. There is a small fee for use of the internet, but it’s nominal and fast, so it’s not a huge hardship. Rooms sleep two, but the hotel is quite accommodating and will bring in an extra fold-up bed if asked, for no extra charge.
Room rates begin at $39 a night, for a room that will sleep 2-4 people.
The hotel also has a kitchen, where you can order food and have it delivered to your room. There’s a variety of Indian and Western dishes to choose from and the quality is excellent. It’s cheap too.
The hotel is close to several shopping malls, Chennai’s tennis stadium and the US Consulate. The Shylee Niwas Service Apartment Hotel is located at 4th Cross St, Chennai.
The Pride Hotel, Chennai
Vijay Park Hotel, Chennai
Shylee Niwas Service Apartment Hotel