Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Madurai, India - Updated 2024

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Madurai, India, is Tamil Nadu’s second largest city after the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai. It is fondly known as ‘The city that never sleeps’. Madurai is continuously busy irrespective of the hour of the day. Venture out any time of the day and try some of the best things to do in the city as you will find this place to be wide awake. Great for those who to grab that midnight snack. To make your visit to this hardworking city fruitful, read on as we have selected the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Madurai, India.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 05, 2024.

1. A bedroom in an apartment in Madurai (from USD 13)

Stay in this single room with an ensuite bathroom in a residential apartment belonging to a middle-class South Indian family. Experience the first-hand warm hospitality and the caring nature of the hosts and get to know Madurai on a personal level. Offered here are 2 single beds as well as a balcony that looks out into the neighborhood. Learn typical South Indian cooking if you are game or enjoy the vegetarian treats in the nearby restaurants like Hotel Sree Sabarees and The Modern Restaurant. As for meat lovers, British Bakery Café offers breakfast and brunch options. Nearby attractions to this Airbnb rental is Meenakshi temple, the city shopping center, and St. George’s Church.

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2.49 km (1.6 mi) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
216 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is spacious private bathroom a balcony and a fan included
i liked the small balcony for the room
there is a wifi and they served us an excellent indian homemade breakfast
there were mosquito nets at the windows and a big fan at the ceiling
they offered us coffee (very good) breakfast and we had a lovely dinner during our stay
clean beds clean towels etc
good safe clean and welcoming
this was a clean basic bedroom and shower room in madurai
peaceful clean and value for money
-the room was clean private and comfortable
jeyaraman was a great host
the host was very helpful and kind
our hosts were extremely generous with their hospitality
jeyaraman was an amazing host
the host is very nice and helpful
the location was good close to the railway and bus stations and to the centre
the place is close to transport facilities also secure and pleasant
the apartment is near the menakshi temple but still with enough distance to have peace and quiet time
lovely people great location in a calmer neighbourhood
the location is really good you can reach mostly of the places in a few minutes by rikshaw
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2. Pleasant suite with a balcony (from USD 35)

Ornamented with vibrant trees, this two-bedroom rental invites you over to a comfortable stay in Madurai. Inside the unit, ironing facilities, a refrigerator, and a split-type air-conditioning unit are provided. You can also use the TV, WiFi, board games, and reading materials for entertainment. This property also has a designated workspace and a full kitchen for its guests.

There is an eatery within the premises of the accommodation. But if you want to visit any nearby dining option, you can head out to Murugan Idli Shop and try its savory rice cakes. You can also visit the sacred Koodal Azhagar Temple to pay respect and adore its architectural grandeur.

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
1.17 km (0.8 mi) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
123 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was great there is complimentary breakfast with the best coffee i’ve had in a while
beautiful property & appliances available awesome complimentary breakfast
very clean and comfortable place
clean and very nice
the apartment was exceptionally clean on our arrival
but overall the accomodation was good clean and quiet
excellent place clean functional ample parking
responsive host and staff
wonderful host and hostess
canteen staff is also very helpful
everything fulfilled our expectations the staff was extremely friendly and helpful
the staff is very courteous and helpful
great stay good location and few minutes from madurai meenakshi temple
being at a very central location this place was quite convenient for easy travel and restaurant options
the location was very close to all major attractions and still remained very peaceful and serene
it is nearby to all major tourist places like temple palace etc
wonderful location wonderful facilities superb host
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3. Quaint apartment in a gated community (from USD 40)

This serviced apartment rental inside a gated community is a great choice for those who demand privacy. Perfect for large groups of travelers, this property provides a full kitchen, an airy living room, a flat-screen TV, WiFi, and an air-conditioning unit for its guests. Also, you can bring your car since there is a free parking space within the premises of this accommodation.

If you’re looking for nearby points of interest, you can take a short drive to the historic Gandhi Memorial Museum and learn more about the late spiritual leader of the country. You can also visit Rajaji Park if you’re with kids and enjoy a peaceful stroll around.

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2.8 km (1.8 mi) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
81 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 2 Beds 12 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
overall very nice experience apartment is well maintained and equipped with all basic amenities
the apartment was really clean and has an open air parking available
we were a group of 5 adults and 2 kids and our stay was comfortable
rooms are big and quite clean as well
apartment was kept clean
biggest plus: neat clean and hygienic
host was very courteous
mamta was a great host and flexible
mamta was responsive throughout
great place and great hosts
- courteous and helpful hosts
location is only good if you have your own vehicle
the location is slightly outside the city but is accessible from public transport as well
it was a great stay pretty near to nh and most of the shops are nearby
very nice place to stay in madurai
excellent place to stay in
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4. Experience great hospitality in Madurai (from USD 11)

Stay in an air-conditioned guest room of a residential apartment along with the hosts who are more than happy to share their knowledge and experiences of Indian culture. Like some of the best serviced apartments in Madurai, this accommodation offers you with a plush double bed and a neat ensuite bath for your utmost comfort.

Guests can make use of the complimentary wireless internet. Take a short ‘tuk-tuk’ (local taxi) ride to the Meenakshi Amman Temple and thereafter to the Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, a 17th-century palace. Also close to the residence is the Gandhi Memorial Museum and the Archaeological Museum, both which are about 10 minutes by foot.

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
1.86 km (1.2 mi) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
122 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning was very helpful and there weren't any mosquitoes
the room is very nice as well with ac
the room is cozy and the wifi is the best i've had in india so far
the room was clean and the ac worked very well
the bed was comfortable for a peaceful night of sleep
clean room with attached bath
the room was clean and has an ensuite bathroom
nice and clean please to stay in madurai
room was clean and suited my needs
the room is simple clean private with access to fast wifi
saravanan and smt sudha were great hosts they made us feel home
saravana and sudha were great hosts
saravana is an amazing and helpful host
saravana and his family were extremely helpful and knowledgeable
saravana and family are great hosts
good place close to transport
location was residential yet easy to either walk or bus into madurai centre
it's not far from town and it's situated in a peaceful street
the neighbourhood is safe and colourful typical of madurai
the location is good for a charming local neighbourhood and the street is quiet
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5. Stay in part of a private home in Madurai (from USD 11)

This private home has a private entrance and is located in central Madurai. This accommodation comes with a living room, an air-conditioned bedroom with a cozy queen bed and ensuite bath and kitchen which is ideal for 2 guests. An extra mattress can also be arranged if needed. The host family is warm and hospitable and provides delicious home cooked South Indian food. As for those interested in learning to cook the yummy food, free cooking lessons are offered. This nice, quiet place has a terrace that offers breathtaking views of the Pasumalai Hill and the neighboring region. Finally, nearby attractions can be reached by hiring a taxi at nominal charges.

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
3.15 km (2.0 mi) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
219 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
they have also thoughtfully provided tasty breakfast and excellent filter coffee
c and everything you need for a comfortable stay
breakfasts of idli dosa uttapam appam chutney sambar and fresh fruits are delicious
it was a pleasant experience having a tasty & sumptuous home made breakfast at the roof top garden
the stay was very comfortable and homely
—and it is scrupulously clean
the flat was really clean and independent while being with a local family
neat and clean place and essential items were placed in the house thoughtfully
the place is clean and has all basic amenities
place was neat and clean and in a very safe and convenient location
the hosts are friendly people
the hosts are friendly
his parents were amazing hosts
wonderful place and best hospitality by host parents
highly supportive and affectionate hosts
good stay near madurai bus stand
sam's place is located close to the railway station and popular shopping center
great location and budget friendly place
close to everything and still a nice hideout tucked away
easy to get to the city center by bus very convenient
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6. A plush room in a villa

Stay in this property in Madurai that offers four-bedrooms. Perfect for 12 guests, this villa is in close proximity to the tourist spots of Madurai. As for safety and security, this villa is located in a gated community. There is also a parking facility here. You will find a variety of restaurants that where you can taste the local cuisine. This is a place worth coming back to since this Airbnb also comes with a team to look after their guests’ comfort. With complimentary wireless internet and breakfast during their stay in this accommodation, guest will get to experience being in a 3-star hotel.

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2.28 km (1.5 mi) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
8 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
the house is maintained really well spacious and is clean throughout
i highly recommend this place for other tourists who needs a clean n best accommodation
our hosts were really wonderful
what a wonderful hosts both mr anbu n mr anand were
the owner and the caretaker were very helpful and ensured that our stay was more than comfortable
anand was a great host and was very helpful
the caretaker boy was very helpful
anbu's place was ideal for a family visit to madurai
perfect place for family it's near by meenakshi temple and market
this place is the best option in madurai if you have a large group
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7. An entire house with a private entrance

Consider staying in this independent property near the city’s center. This property offers 3 air-conditioned bedrooms with 3 king size beds with 3 bathrooms making it an ideal house for 6 guests to stay in. Guests booking the entire house get access to a private entrance with a well-equipped kitchen and access to the lawn outside as well as complimentary wireless internet.

If your trip is only for one day, rent this house in Madurai as it is located close to many amenities like restaurants, supermarkets, grocery stores and convenience shops.

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
5.18 km (3.3 mi) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
23 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in villa 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tv and ac were working nicely
it has all the basic requirement for a comfortable and quiet stay
we booked two rooms and our stay was very comfortable
accurately described and very clean
rooms are very clean and well-maintained
there's a small and clean lawn outside the rooms
the place is very clean cozy and well placed
king size comfortable bed with clean linen
the host was very friendly
the host was very welcoming and went an extra mile to accommodate our request
thank you for hosting us
both the caretaker and the manager were very friendly
the caretaker is very helpful
a bit far from the main bus stand but absolutely worth it if you're looking for peaceful surroundings
location shared is accurate
it is close to a great little breakfast place and the caretaker is very helpful
a good place to stay in madurai
we were there for only 1 night and the place had a very positive effect on us
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8. A spacious and private room in a bungalow

Traveling to Madurai by yourself or with a travel companion? Book this tranquil bungalow that offers a spacious and private room and is equipped with a bedroom and a private bathroom. The room is equipped with all the necessary essentials and good lighting. Some rooms also offer sofa sets, as well as tea and coffee making facilities, for a higher price. Mingle with the other guests in the lobby or simply relax.

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
7.17 km (4.5 mi) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
Private room in bungalow 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. A deluxe air-conditioned room in a villa

Stay in this super clean, bright and air-conditioned room that is part of a four-bedroom villa in Madurai. Ideal for 2 guests, this villa features a bedroom and a private bathroom. The location is great for guests since they will near the city center and have a relaxing time in this Airbnb minus the chaos of the city. Guests also get complimentary wireless internet and breakfast during their stay here. Last, but not least, hail a private cab that will take you on a 10-minute drive to Meenakshi Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Gandhi Memorial Museum and the Archaeological Museum

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2.15 km (1.4 mi) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
23 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

10. A spacious room in a bungalow

Stay in this amazing bungalow that is tastefully furnished. It is located in an area where guests can get to the city center and the airport within a few minutes. Also, being away from the city guests can experience a life of serenity and relaxation, especially during the night. The spacious, bright and clean house offers a bedroom with a double bed for up to 4 guests.

Also, offered here is an ensuite bathroom that is totally private from the rest of the house. Get total freedom and comfort in this awesome Airbnb with 2 grass lawns. From here, you can drop by nearby attractions including the Kalimangalam Kurrupuswany Temple and Vandiyur Lake.

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5.31 km (3.3 mi) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
10 reviews  
Private room 2 Beds 4 Guests

11. A modern house, close to Meenakshi Temple

Situated in close proximity to the Meenakshi Temple, this accommodation is a heritage house that offers a perfect blend of both antique and modern style, for an unforgettable stay in Madurai. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms available to cater to up to six people. You can sit back and relax in the spacious living room whenever you want to recharge your energy before going out again.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the appliances and utensils you may need to whip up some delicious meals. Wireless internet can be enjoyed by guests and it is included in the price.

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Madurai- 1, Tamil Nadu, India
405 meters (0.3 ft) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
12 reviews  
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is really a royal room with all imaginable comfort
balaji’s king room does make you feel like a king out there
rooms were very clean
this place is nice and jagan is really helpful with all the help we needed
great place with great location
the location of the place is superb as you can just walk to meenakshi temple
good place to stay near the temple and the heart of the city
madurai is a crowded place and therefore one can easily feel a bit claustrophobic
perfect place to stay in madurai and for visiting the temple
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12. A comfortable bedroom with a friendly hostess (from USD 19)

Prepare yourself to have a wonderful stay at this fine Airbnb vacation rental. Discover the locality and the not so touristy places by the help of the hostess who will be an asset on your travel to Madurai. Rented only to females and couples, this spacious house offers a bedroom with double bed and an ensuite bathroom. If lucky, get treated to some delicious home cooked South Indian fare along with titbits of the local culture and history shared by the hostess. Check out “Jallikattu”, a bull taming game scheduled during January with the hostess, a spectacle not to be missed. This place is also close to many tourist spots, restaurants, hospitals, pharmacy, departmental stores and handmade textile shops.

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
5.69 km (3.6 mi) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
36 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the budget room was clean and simple with a firm mattress and a private rustic bathroom
renuka was such a lovely host
perfect for me as a solo traveling female and first time in india renu is a great host
good to have hosts like renu it was a feel at home experience for me
renukadevi also shared a lot of local knowledge with me which i found to be very helpful
what made my stay is renukadevi as she is independent sharp/intelligent kind and very welcoming and gracious
place it's in the very peaceful neighborhood
i needed a quiet safe and comfortable place to stay and renuka's place is just the right mix
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13. A heritage house near the famous Madurai temple

Stay in this house of the 1920s, offering guests a view of the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple right from the rooftop. Guests get to book this single room located on the 3rd floor featuring a king size bed. The house was renovated to suit the current trends and offers the latest amenities. The owners have maintained the heritage value of this property by keeping the structure intact. This is truly an ideal place to stay if you would like to explore the Meenakshi Temple and its whereabouts. So, while you are here, be sure to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee on the terrace while admiring the beautiful temple

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305 meters (0.2 ft) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
6 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

14. A comfortable room in a boutique hotel

Welcome to this boutique hotel that features plenty of comfortable rooms, suitable for all kinds of travelers. Inside your room, you can enjoy sleeping peacefully on a comfortable bed with crisp linen. Enjoy either cold or hot water available in the bathroom. You can also find an air conditioner, a flat-screen TV, and a wardrobe, for maximum comfort. Wireless internet is granted for free throughout your stay.

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2.89 km (1.8 mi) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

15. A place where you will feel right at home

Stay in this private apartment that features an air-conditioned bedroom. Guests can also access the spacious living room, the dining room, and kitchen which is well equipped with a refrigerator and stove. With the complimentary wireless internet and a balcony that looks out onto the neighborhood, guests will appreciate the peaceful and friendly atmosphere of the neighborhood. With friendly hosts, guests will instantly feel at home when they enter this property. The hosts are ready to help their guests plan their trip around the city and offer guidance to get the best out of their trip to Madurai. Being in the center of the city guests will appreciate the numerous conveniences surrounding the accommodation.

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
3.45 km (2.2 mi) from Meenakshi Amman Temple
13 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
very clean and fresh linen
their house is tidy spacious and very very clean
clean neat and well equipped home
extremely clean space and very helpful guide to go about in madurai
very very friendly and caring hosts
they are the most friendly host and welcome guests whole heartedly and yet very professional
love the place and very caring hosts
stanley and celina’s place is a wonderful place to stay in the heart of madurai
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An atmospherically stimulating city that fascinates you with its culture

One of the oldest cities in the southernmost state of Tamil Nadu, Madurai, India, is the quintessential metropolis that has been busy for ages. Despite being really busy, the locals have the time to show their hospitality. All the above vacation rentals, all which are offered by the owners, make their guests as comfortable as possible within their means and beyond if possible. A haven for guests who want to feel right at home. Therefore, this place is guaranteed to win your heart.

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