The Best Cheap Hotels in Munnar, India

Many hotels in Munnar have scenic views of the surrounding tea plantations
Many hotels in Munnar have scenic views of the surrounding tea plantations | © liaksandr Mazurkevich / Alamy Stock Photo
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Keeping costs down comes easy in this scenic Keralan hill station, where the only thing that’s elevated are views of the Western Ghats – visible from many of these budget-friendly hotels. Here’s our pick of the bunch in Munnar – bookable with Culture Trip.

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The scenic beauty of South India’s most important tea-growing region is all about its unspoilt natural spaces, spice-stitched plantations and rich wildlife. You’ll inevitably want to be out and about exploring the trails, forests and national parks, so save your travel funds by picking a budget-friendly accommodation, whether an always-reliable small Keralan chain hotel, a delightful country homestay or a backpacker-style guesthouse. Here are the best stays in Munnar for cost-conscious travellers.

Oyo 9324 Munnar Castle

Budget Hotel

Large bedroom at OYO 9324 Munnar Castle with cream walls, wooden floors and view over trees
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If you’re on the hunt for a budget-friendly base that’s within a 10-minute walk of the Main Bazaar but still surrounded by greenery, this bright modern-build property in the eastern part of town ticks all the boxes. Suitably comfy rooms have filtered water, mini-fridges and colourful prints – just the ticket after a sunrise hike past misty tea estates or a South Indian cooking class with a local chef. It’s near the Munnar Rose Garden, along the road to the spectacular 1,880m (6,168ft) Top Station viewpoint.

Grand Plaza Munnar


Orange and red walls in room at Grand Plaza Munnar
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Business-style comfort meets a warm, homely atmosphere at this well-dressed hotel in southern Munnar, where thoughtful details such as handmade soaps, filtered water and various community projects support sustainable local tourism. Rooms are soothingly adorned with rich woods and calming tones; some have views of the surrounding shola forest, the Western Ghats and the rushing Muthirapuzha River. Perks include cooking classes, a modern gym and a restaurant serving international and Indian cuisine.

Clouds Valley


Dining area at Clouds Valley Leisure Hotel with expansive view over trees
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A small-scale, long-established Keralan chain is behind this bright, smartish address in southern Munnar. It’s handy for transport links, the bazaar buzz and in-town restaurants and sights (such as the former Munnar train station). But you’ll want to venture out to hike, bike and visit tea estates, soul-stirring viewpoints and the wildlife-rich Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Eravikulam National Park. Go for a valley-view room to take in those glorious emerald-green tea plantations.

Issacs Residency


Double bedroom at Issacs Residency with cream walls, white linen and red soft furnishings
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Sitting on a low-rise hill in the thick of Munnar town, the Issacs Residency has an excellent and convenient location. There are many thoughtful touches to this well-established mid-range hotel, such as neatly tended flower gardens lining the driveway, Ayurvedic massages on request and black-and-white South Indian temple photos in the restaurant. Rooms are cosily decorated in earthy-red and terracotta tones and have desks and kettles; book one with views across the gorgeously green hills.

For more options, discover our guide to the best hotels in Munnar and book now on Culture Trip.

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