Hostels in Chennai, India

5 hostels available. Prices start from $5 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Chennai

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Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…the gated individual building is entirely set up for backpackers and budget travelers. we also provide free continental break fast. The 24/7 front desk service will provide you with the … More

Elements Hostel

Free Breakfast
"…The staff are awesome and really friendly and helpful. The kitchen is always clean and well equipped. The rooms are really nice and clean. They also have a little rooftop restaurant with sit-outs … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…The first floor has a large open space, though it's lacking in seating other than a bean bag. The roof terrace is a lovely space to enjoy, it is mostly sheltered too, which is a definite benefit … More
"…Water problem is one big headache. none of our issues will be addressed even if we take it to the notice of the warden or to the management. BEWARE GIRLS!!! this is not the right place to stay if … More
"…* Library with books & games. * Lively international atmosphere. * TV Peaceful garden & roof top relaxation area * Great place to relax after a day of traveling or sightseeing. * TV, Mini Gym. … More

Hotels in Chennai

"Broad Lands is a century-old property built during the colonial times built in the style of the indo sarcenic style, with open courtyards, silent rooftop to catch some of the sun and the stars. … More
2/1 Crescent Road Shenoy Nagar More

Hotel Mount Manor

Free Breakfast
"…7. Check-in will not be allowed even with reservation if the guest is below 18yrs of age. 8. All guests should present valid address and id proof in original at the time of checkin. In case of … More
"…Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes not included - 12% Breakfast not included. No curfew." …"The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport, 16 km from the property. If you need any … More
"…We offer a wide range of rooms, from cozy rooms to spacious suites. All of our rooms are clean, comfortable and neat--and if you're looking for something a little more luxurious, we've got that … More

Guest Houses in Chennai

"…At Royal Green Accommodation you will find a 24-hour front desk and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a ticket service and a tour desk. The property … More

Hostels in Chennai, India

5 hostels available. Prices start from $10 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Chennai (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Chennai.

Chennai (formerly -- and in some cases locally still -- known as Madras) is the capital of the Southern India state of Tamil Nadu. As it's of the major metropolises in India, Chennai offers a lot of variety when it comes to accommodation, entertainment, cultural, and gastronomic experiences.

The city is huge, but there is a suburban train connecting different parts of the city and the outskirts. Same as the local buses, the train tends to get quite busy and some might find the experience stressful. Like anywhere else in India, taking an auto-rickshaw (motorized) or rickshaw (bicycle, also known as tuk-tuk by some travelers) is always an option, as drivers for both are always parked in strategical points or constantly driving by.

Apart from some famous religious sites (belonging to the Christian, Hindu, and Muslim faith), Chennai is famous for its extensive beachfront. This is not the kind of beach where people come for sunbathing or even swimming; the waters are rough and the local customs keep visitors from stripping down to get into the water, especially women. The beach is more a place to come to for walks and to have a snack; for travelers, it makes a perfect spot for people watching and -- if you get lucky and act friendly -- meet some locals and learn more about life in Chennai and India in general.

There is a lot on offer when it comes to hostels in Chennai, and some of them even cater to women only. Anna Nagar, Adyar, Velachery, Kilpauk, Abiramapuram, ECR, or OMR are considered nice areas to stay, so look for a Chennai hostel in one of these.

Written by local enthusiast for Chennai hostels

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Chennai Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Chennai, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 5
Average dorm price $11
Average private room price $22
Cheapest hostel in Chennai Hostel Gandhi with $9
Party hostels in Chennai Hostel Gandhi (2 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 6.6

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