All Hostels in Chennai

Welcome to your detailed guide for Chennai hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Chennai, Índia. Compare prices for Chennai hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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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.

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Cheapest hostel in Chennai


(Hostel Gandhi is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Chennai


(Zostel Chennai is the best rated)

Most Chennai hostels are located in

Indira Nagar

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Chennai for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Chennai for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Chennai? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Chennai alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Chennai. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Chennai here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Sriperumbudur Sriperumbudur (39 Km / 24 mi.)
Mahabalipuram Mahabalipuram (53 Km / 33 mi.)
Tirupati Tirupati (111 Km / 69 mi.)
Auroville Auroville (131 Km / 81 mi.)
Pondicherry Pondicherry (137 Km / 85 mi.)
Tiruvannamalai Tiruvannamalai (162 Km / 101 mi.)
Yelagiri Yelagiri (188 Km / 117 mi.)

FAQ about Chennai Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Chennai. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Chennai. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Chennai Hostels

A hostel in Chennai costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in Chennai with private rooms costs on average $26. shows all 14 Hostels in Chennai. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 14 hostels in Chennai, Índia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Chennai such as

  • 8 hotels
  • 2 guesthouses
  • 1 apartments
This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Chennai.

Zostel Chennai is the best rated hostel for partying in Chennai.
It offers: Pub Crawls.

Travel Tips for Chennai - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Chennai

Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Chennai and Índia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Chennai