Top 10 Budget Hotels In Darjeeling, India - Updated 2021

budget hotels at darjeeling

Imagine boarding the smallest Toy train crossing the sleepy junction ‘Ghum’, which means sleep. After crossing the criss-cross roads, you reach the Queen of Hills - Darjeeling. Darjeeling is located in the northern part of Bengal, the prime state of Eastern India. A trip to Darjeeling promises the glimpses of snow-capped Himalayan peaks like Khangchendzonga, the heavenly taste of Darjeeling tea with freshly baked cakes, and the serenity of Buddhist Monasteries. Technically, the city of Darjeeling was established by the British settlers. It was their vacation town for the summer. Later, it became the main base for the tea trade around this area. This town still features the architectures which reflect the British era.

The tourist favorite Darjeeling is also famous for its town center which is known as Mall. The Mall possesses some of the traditional cafes and bakeries. An early morning expedition will take you to the Tiger hill, which will give you a glimpse of the sun rising beyond the Himalayan Mountains. You can also take a horse-ride to the nearby zoo to visit the red pandas and snow leopards. Catering to the needs of various travelers, this city offers a trip to fit every budget. If you are opting for a budgeted trip to Darjeeling, the city has lots of choices to offer you for accommodation.

1. Sinclairs Darjeeling (from USD 90)

The Sinclairs Darjeeling is located near Chowrasta town square. The hotel gives an excellent view of the peaks of Kanchendzonga. The interior of this hotel is impressive, with hardwood décor and glass windows to offer the view of the city. Some of the rooms feature private balconies which offer excellent views of the city and the surrounding peaks of the Himalayan Mountain.

Sinclairs Darjeeling

Address: 18/1, Gandhi Road
Price: from 90 USD

Tour desk Internet services Billiards Luggage storage Indoor play area Shared lounge/TV area Airport shuttle Packed lunches

2. Serenity Home Darjeeling (from 50 USD)

This cozy and comfortable property is located very close to Tiger Hill. From the balcony or the windows, you can enjoy the view of the Darjeeling city and the surrounding hills. There is an onsite restaurant which offers you a variety of food.

Serenity Home Darjeeling

Address: B.K Gongba Road, Below Golden Height, 734101 Darjeeling, India (see map)

Price: from 50 USD

3. Dekeling Hotel (from USD 34)

This budgeted yet luxurious hotel is located in the middle of the tourist hub of the town. It provides an excellent view of the surrounding peaks, especially the Kanchenjunga mountain range on a clear day. The common lounge of this hotel comes with a small library which allows you to enjoy staying indoors if you are not willing to go out, without missing the excellent views of the surrounding hills. The in-house Dekeva’s Restaurant offers various cuisines, like European, Tibetan, Chinese, and Indian.

Dekeling Hotel

Address: Dekeling Hotel, 51 Gandhi Road
Price: from 34 USD

Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Non-smoking rooms Restaurant CCTV in common areas Breakfast in the room First aid kit available Dry cleaning Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays

4. Magnolia Residency (from USD 38)

The cozy comfortable hotel has a charming sun terrace from where you can enjoy the sight of the surrounding Himalayan hills. The rooms are cozy and comfortable, which offer all the modern facilities. The prime highlight of living in this property is definitely the open air sun deck, where you can enjoy your breakfast under the early morning sun.

Magnolia Residency

Address: Dr Zakir Hussain Road
Price: from 38 USD

Tour desk Laundry CCTV in common areas Car hire Airport shuttle WiFi Ironing service Invoice provided

5. Singtom Tea Estate & Resort (from USD 122)

The property is located amongst nature, just a few kilometers away from the Mall road. The house features the typical architecture of Darjeeling which was established in the British era. The spacious villa features a huge lounge to enjoy the surrounding beauty of the town. The villa also has a garden attached to it.

Singtom Tea Estate & Resort

Address: Singtom Tea Estate, P.O. North Point
Price: from 122 USD

WiFi On-site parking Food can be delivered to guest accommodation All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Themed dinner nights Terrace Gift shop Room service

6. Krishna Residency (from USD 47)

Located 4 minutes away from the bus stand, this hotel provides a comfortable stay. The hotel features a lounge to meet the fellow travelers and cozy and comfortable rooms for your stay. The attractions like Peace Pagoda and Batasia Loop are a few minutes’ drive away from this property.

Krishna Residency

Address: 51/1 Lebong Cart Road
Price: from 47 USD

Luggage storage Shared lounge/TV area WiFi available in all areas Lockers Restaurant Face masks for guests available Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Internet services

7. Himshikha Homestay (from USD 24)

Although it is a small property, this chic homestay offers you spacious rooms and excellent views for a much-budgeted price. The sun terrace of the homestay is the perfect place for enjoying your morning tea, whereas the whole property gives an authentic view of the surrounding tea gardens.

Himshikha Homestay

Address: 14/A/4 Augusta Villa Hooker Road
Price: from 24 USD

Daily housekeeping Laundry Kid meals 24-hour security Heating Shared kitchen Shared lounge/TV area Dry cleaning

8. Dekeling Resort at Hawk's Nest (from USD 70)

Dekeling Resort at Hawk’s Nest is a 19th-century beautiful villa. This house was originally constructed as a summer villa for Sir William Ferguson Ducat. Today, this building has turned into a family-run holiday home. Being built in the late 19th-century, it features Colonial heritage, which has been kept more or less intact; like the original tiled fireplaces, and the artworks made by the wood and glass. Alongside local authentic dishes, the in-house restaurant also serves Tibetan, Chinese and Indian dishes.

9. Tathagata Farm (from USD 61)

The Tathagata Farm gives you a chance to stay literally in the lap of nature. There are wooden cottages which will give you an authentic experience. The property is situated in an Organic Village of Darjeeling. It also features an outdoor swimming pool.

10. Mount Royale (from USD 23)

This cozy and comfortable hotel offers a memorable stay at a most budgeted price. This prime property is located very close to the Tiger Hill. So, it is perfect for the visitors who are dying to pay a visit to Tiger Hill to watch one of the greatest sunrises of the world. The in-house restaurant offers a great view of the Himalayan Mountains from the surrounding glass windows. You can hire a bike from this property to explore this wonderful town.

A memorable trip without breaking the bank

There are a couple of experiences that are priceless in Darjeeling, and you don’t need to spend lots of money, or go bankrupt. Careful planning with budgeted stays, a bit of knowledge about good foods in the cheap yet well-known eateries, and you can have the trip of a lifetime without breaking the bank.

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