Up until now, tourists travelling on a budget have been led to believe that staying in Paharganj was their only option. But what if we told you that Delhi offers lavish options that are pocket-friendly and situated near the capital’s major markets and attractions? Here is our list of the best places to stay in Delhi on a budget.
A new concept budget hotel, this designer option can easily be recognized by its bright yellow and cream decor. Modern and minimalist, this budget hotel is located in the posh South Delhi area. It places you near all the major markets and promises a refund if you don’t enjoy your stay. Prices for these rooms start at 2700 INR per night for an air-conditioned room and the property is spotless.
Bed & Chai Guest House
Opened by two French women, this South Delhi accommodation is known for its simplistic but wondrous western comforts and gestures. Easy on the pocket, this comfortable guest house is located near the Greater Kailash main market in the high-end locality. This place has common rooms, a communal kitchen, a rooftop garden and clean comfortable bedding. Breakfast, along with a good cup of tea in the morning, is included in your stay. Dorm rooms generally cost 850 rupees per night and private rooms range from 2,500-3,600 rupees per night.
The Madpackers Hostel
A great place to meet people and share travel stories, this hostel is situated in Panchsheel Park, near Hauz Khas. The hostel has a lively rooftop terrace garden with a spectacular view of south Delhi. The property is also equipped with a communal kitchen, a WiFi connection, a lounge and a game room to relax in. Extremely easy on the wallet, rooms fall between 600 INR (shared) and 2000 INR (private) and breakfast is included.
With its four-room intimate setting that creates a homely feel, Jugaad Hostels is a contemporary option with a beautiful rustic look. Situated in R K Puram, the hostel has attentive friendly staff and plenty of modern accents that make it an interesting stop for tourists. One of the best budget hostels in Delhi, the place is steps away from a grocery store for convenience. The hostel itself has a set of hammocks and swings on the terrace, games and a PlayStation in the lounge as well as a shared kitchen and dining room. Prices here range from 700 INR to 2300 INR per day.
India’s first chain of backpacker hostels, Zostel is located near the New Delhi railway station. Its graffiti-designed walls take you away from the area’s hustle and bustle to a private haven. The only shortcoming would be the absence of a kitchen on the premises, but easy access to nearby eateries makes up for it. Also, hot water is available between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. as well as from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. only. Prices start at 500 INR and go up to 2300 INR per night.
An artistic apartment in the posh locality of Vasant Kunj in Delhi, this property belongs to a mother-daughter duo. This accommodation situates tourists in the centre of the city’s shopping areas and fun activities and offers privacy and security at the same time. The cost of a room here can go up to 2500 INR per night and covers breakfast. Maya’s Nest is among one of the best places to stay on a budget in Delhi.
A lively, artsy hostel in Daryaganj, this tourist spot places you near Old Delhi and its major attractions. Free breakfast and tea in the evening are part of your stay in this jovial place. A haven for animal lovers as well, they have three dogs on the premises. Room prices range from 600 INR to 3000 INR per night.