Once upon a time, your hotel cost was the most expensive part of holiday planning. People would be nervous about staying anywhere that wasn’t a 3-star or 4-star property. And the word ‘offbeat’? It would create more suspicion than interest!
But in the last 10 years, this attitude has changed. Young travellers have learned that it’s often smarter to adopt the backpacker philosophy—going for affordable stays, so that one can save up to splurge on food, shopping and sightseeing.
If you resonate with this mindset, you’ll love today’s story. We’ve picked out 5 vibrant budget hotels, hostels and homestays across India, which you can book for a quick getaway under Rs 999. Hygienic and highly-rated, these properties rarely disappoint their guests.
Take a look!
Blue Beds Hostel, Jaipur
Done up with sleek decor and touches of baby blue, Blue Beds is a surprising find under Rs.999. Located in the heart of the city, it’s well-connected to most tourist areas. The property’s restaurant serves continental food and Indian thalis, and you can pick from both dormitories and private rooms. Any bonuses? Why yes—a pretty terrace, and a balcony with every room!Book Your Stay
Nomad House, Puducherry
Located 2.3 kilometres from Promenade Beach, Nomad House is a warm place that combines the vibes of a beach shack with the efficiency of much pricier hotels. Guests rave about the hospitality here, as well as the great location, with the Botanical Garden and Sri Aurobindo Ashram nearby. Everyone wants a relaxing Puducherry trip once in their lifetime, and this could be your starting point!Book Your Stay
Crown Ville, Darjeeling
The view from your window won’t make you want to leave. But if you manage to get out of bed, know that Crown Ville is just 500 metres away from Neora Valley National Park. Famous for rare orchids and the red panda, it’s an untouched stretch of dense Himalayan forests and snow-capped peaks, and to find a quality budget hotel like Crown Ville so close by is rare. You’ll find all basic comforts like satellite TV, a hearty breakfast, an ATM, room service and free WiFi here.Book Your Stay
FabHotel Salt, Delhi
Less than 10 minutes from Delhi Airport, this hotel is an absolute steal for the service, accessibility and decor it offers. You get hassle-free access to tourist favourites like Aerocity, Mehrauli, and Hauz Khas, and can explore some of Delhi’s finest shopping malls in Vasant Kunj. The hotel has free private parking, a bar, a garden and a terrace. It also has a 24-hour front desk, room service, and currency exchange.Book Your Stay
Olive Indiranagar, Bengaluru
If a budget hotel’s in Indiranagar, you know it has to be good. The central location, known for its quality dining and nightlife, attracts a young and hip crowd, and this new hotel fits perfectly into the vibe. Stylishly done up in teal, yellow and white, Olive’s rooms feel fresh and modern. Apart from the usual amenities, a smart TV, meeting room, free high-speed WiFi and easy access to Bengaluru’s top sights will leave you no room for complaints.Book Your Stay
Just five minutes from the UNESCO-famous Khajuraho temples is Moustache, a hostel exploding with desi tadka. From the Warli art on its walls, to the abstract paintings inside, to the funky pops of colour in every room and common area, you’ll want to pore over every nook and cranny during your stay. Guests like the shared kitchen, 24-hour front desk, coffee machine and continental breakfast, and speak highly of the staff’s behaviour. Pick from private rooms or well-spaced dorms!Book Your Stay
Disclaimer: All prices are subject to change without prior notice. We advise our users to check the prices before making their hotel bookings.
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