8 Best Budget Hotels & Hostels To Stay In Chennai, India - Updated 2023

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Chennai is the heart of South India. This majestic city is India’s fourth most populous city. This capital of Tamil Nadu was formerly known as Madras. It is one of the biggest commercial, cultural, economic and educational centers in South India. Why fret over the soaring high prices of luxe hotels when you can get a pleasant stay at a budget hotel?

1. Ibis Chennai City Centre: An AccorHotels Brand (from USD 71)

This is the preferred hotel amongst most travelers owing to its proximity to the US Consulate, Apollo Hospital, Sankara Nethralaya, Express Avenue Mall and Chennai Central Railway Station. Ibis lives up to its international brand presence and offers a modern spacious budget accommodation with well-designed rooms equipped with basic amenities such as electric kettle, safe deposit, mini-fridge, and free WiFi. The hotel also has a multi-cuisine restaurant where breakfast is served from 4 a.m. until noon.

ibis Chennai City Centre - An Accor Brand

Wifi Available

Address: 690 Anna Salai, Mount Rd, Near US Conuslate, Thousand Lights

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

2. Savera Hotel (from USD 72)

If you’d like to enjoy the marina beach, then the Savera Hotel is at a stone’s throw from the beach. It is 18 minutes (1.5 kilometers or 0.9 miles) walk to the beach, but you can easily take a cycle rickshaw or auto rickshaw to ride to the beach. The property boasts a spa, fitness center, outdoor pool and a restaurant serving a variety of Western and Asian dishes, as well as Indian specialties. All its rooms are elegantly styled with white walls, classic wooden furnishings, neutral fabrics and comfortable beds.

Savera Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: No 146, Dr. Radhakrishnan Road

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden

3. Hotel Avenue 11 Boutique Residences (from USD 52)

If you would rather stay in the heart of the city for great connectivity, particularly if you are planning day trips around Chennai, then Hotel Avenue 11 Boutique Residences is ideally located as it is close to the city center. The nearest bus stop is 600 meters (0.37 miles) from the hotel. Everything you need in a hotel is provided for the convenience and comfort of guests, such as TV, kettle, toiletries and more.

Avenue 11 Boutique Residences, Poes Garden Chennai

Wifi Available

Address: No 11, Raghava Veera Avenue, Poes Garden

Parking Restaurant Room service 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

4. The Belstead (from USD 53)

This is a newly constructed property, so the prices aren’t sky high for now. But, it is modern, classy and attractive. Right from the hotel building to its lobby and the rooms, everything has been articulated with minute attention to details. The entire environment inside the hotel building is such, that you will forget about your long tiring day and simply enjoy your stay.

The Belstead

Wifi Available

Address: 103, M.G Road, Nungambakkam. Chennai

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Business centre

5. The Raintree, Anna Salai (from USD 78)

The Raintree, Anna Salai is a luxurious property with five-star facilities such as spa, sauna, fitness center, meeting rooms, trendy restaurant and bar, and a rooftop pool offering stunning views of the city’s skyline. It is located a 20 minutes’ drive from the Chennai International Airport. It has upscale, sleek, tastefully designed rooms with wooden flooring and large windows overlooking the city. Although the WiFi is complimentary, it is only available for two hours.

The Raintree, Anna Salai

Wifi Available

Address: 636, Anna Salai, Teynampet

Parking Restaurant Room service 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Lift

6. Quality Inn Sabari (from USD 54)

Sabari is located in the heart of Chennai’s shopping district and has a multi-cuisine continental restaurant, trendy bar, utility shop, free parking, free WiFi and a business center with fax and photocopying services. The cozy rooms at this property are elegantly decorated and have ample space. Each room comes equipped with a flat-screen TV, a minibar, an electric kettle and a bathroom with amenities.

Quality Inn Sabari

Wifi Available

Address: No.29, Thirumalaipillai Road

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

7. The Raintree, St. Mary’s Road (from USD 90)

This property is literally a steal for this price! Located in the city center, this property is surrounded by lush greenery so you can go for morning walks and immerse yourself in the beauty of this quiet residential neighborhood of Alwarpet. There are four dining options in the hotel and a rooftop swimming pool offering sweeping views of the city’s skyline, free WiFi, free parking, and a complimentary buffet breakfast. Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at The Raintree, St. Mary’s Road in its elegant rooms, luxurious modern decor and wooden flooring.

The Raintree, St. Mary’s Road

Wifi Available

Address: 120 St. Mary's Road Alwarpet

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden

8. Red Lollipop Hostel Chennai (from USD 7)

To enjoy the true essence of this city while backpacking, the Red Lollipop Hostel in Chennai is one of the best-rated hostels in the city often frequented by foreigners. This property is 12 minutes’ walk from the Marina Beach. It has free WiFi, common living area with a TV, food canteen and an ATM.

Red Lollipop Hostel Chennai

Wifi Available

Address: 129/67 Ramakrishna Mutt Road Mandavelli Chennai

24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Games room Internet services Express check-in/check-out Currency exchange

Stay in Chennai for less than 90 USD per night!

The Gateway of South India attracts a number of people especially tourists who land here at the airport, spend a night in the city and travel to one of the exquisite South Indian cities in its outskirts. So, when traveling on a budget, check out this list.

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Ishita Gupta is a freelance Indian writer with a passion for travelling extensively and discovering new destinations that also reflects in her style of writing. While charting the road less...Read more

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