Where to Stay on a Budget in Kolkata

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Sridevi Nambiar

Travelling to the City of Joy, but don’t have a lot of cash to splash? Fear not, Kolkata is home to a selection of budget hotels where you can have a comfortable, safe stay, without breaking the bank. From good locations to cosy rooms, these urban boltholes have it all!

1. Broadway Hotel


Founded in 1937, Broadway Hotel has been a landmark at the very heart of Kolkata’s central business district for eight decades. While the hotel is rich in irresistible old-world charm – think mid-20th-century style furnishings, vintage décor and large, airy rooms – you don’t have to sacrifice any of your standard modern amenities either. With free wi-fi, 24-hour check-in, and a well-stocked bar and restaurant, a satisfactory stay is on the cards. Not all rooms come with air-conditioning or hot water, though, so check with the reception desk prior to booking. Rooms cost from INR980-INR1,795 (£11.50-£21).

2. Park Palace Hotel


Located within minutes of the city’s major tourist and commercial attractions, this modest hotel provides comfortable, air-conditioned rooms at great value. With free breakfast, well-stocked minibars, complimentary wi-fi and 24/7 room service, Park Palace Hotel lets you enjoy all the benefits of a standard stay at very fair prices. Prices of rooms and suites start around INR2,500 (£29).

3. The Hotel Avisha


Situated approximately nine kilometres (5.6 miles) from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, The Hotel Avisha is also less than half hour away from prime sights in the city. With a strong emphasis on hospitality and good service, the hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with wi-fi and flat-screen TVs as standard. There’s also a restaurant that serves Indian, Bengali and Indian-Chinese meals throughout the day. Room prices start at around INR1,000 (£11.70).

4. Hotel Galaxy

Hotel, Guesthouse

Located right in central Kolkata, just minutes from all of the city’s must-sees, Hotel Galaxy offers clean, comfy rooms at excellent prices. A hit among backpackers and shoestring travellers around the world, this delightful little guesthouse also provides free wi-fi, hot water and remarkable service. There’s also a mini-library within the property. Rooms are priced around INR1,000 (£11.70).

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5. Hotel Park Inn

Hotel, Inn

Perks at the Hotel Park Inn include 24/7 room service, free wi-fi, rooms fitted with standard amenities such as TVs, and complimentary breakfast. And while the courteous staff and their hospitality more than compensates for the lack of luxury, your wallet will thank you for your hotel choice. Rooms from INR1,200-INR2,000 (£14-£23).

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