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Hostel Gandhi
2 out of 5
3 Velachery Main Rd, Chennai, TN, 600015
The price is ₹690 per night from 24 Mar to 25 Mar
per night
24 Mar - 25 Mar
8/10 Very Good! (2 reviews)
"I have stayed for one night, unfortunately this has been the weakest accommodation I got in India during 3 weeks. The area was a bit smelly. I can't evaluate the breakfast cause they started after my departure. I would not come back."

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2019

Hostel Gandhi
JK Guest house and dormitory
2 out of 5
20 Triplicane High Rd, Chennai, TN, 600014
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The price is ₹491 per night from 23 Mar to 24 Mar
per night
23 Mar - 24 Mar
JK Guest house and dormitory
Redlollipop Hostel
2 out of 5
129/67 RK Mutt Road, Mandaveli, Chennai, TN, 600028
9/10 Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Wonderful hostel, stay here
"Amazing hostel Excellent check in Friendly people Clean rooms Free lockable storage Great price"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2019

Redlollipop Hostel

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Hostel11 Elliot's Beach
2 out of 5
55 Annai Velankanni Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600090
Hostel11 Elliot's Beach
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Somerset Greenways Chennai
4.5 out of 5
No. 94 Sathyadev Avenue, MRC Nagar, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600028
8.8/10 Excellent! (158 reviews)

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2023

Somerset Greenways Chennai
Olive Serviced Apartments
2 out of 5
No. 36, Anna Nedun Salai, Facite Road, Kandanchavadi, Perungudi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600096
10/10 Exceptional! (1 review)
"the rooms were very clean"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

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Swarna Sudarshan Service Apartments
2.5 out of 5
No 16 Anna St, Chennai, TN, 600119
8/10 Very Good! (1 review)
Decent hotel
"Stay was good, food and cleanliness can be improved. Good staff. But the road in front of the apartment was filled with water for so many days even though the rain was stopped. Hard to travel in such scenarios"

Reviewed on 8 Dec 2021

Swarna Sudarshan Service Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Chennai?
By staying at a hostel, you can reduce your spending on lodging and set aside more of your budget for sightseeing during your trip. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its temples and entertainment venues.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in lots of shapes and sizes, but all of them have a few things in common, including low prices, a social environment and shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too).
What are the best hostels in Chennai?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the highest reviews from our customers and could be a good place to start: JK Guest house and dormitory - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. You’ll find showers, TVs and lockers in all rooms. Hostel Gandhi - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels, showers and free bottled water. Redlollipop Hostel - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Chennai Mandavelli Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers, lockers and desks in all rooms. Hostel11 Elliot’s Beach - Property features include free WiFi, laundry facilities and a lift. Rooms come with showers and linens.
How many hostels will I be able to find in Chennai?
If you’re looking for somewhere affordable to stay in Chennai, one of Expedia’s 5 hostels might be a great option for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Chennai?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re experiencing new places, so here are some stats that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually May and June, with an average temperature of 33°C, while the coldest months are January and December, with an average of 27°C. The rainiest months in Chennai are November, October, September and August, with each month seeing an average of 276 mm of rainfall.
What is there to see and do in Chennai?
Depending on what you’re interested in, you might like to explore these things around Chennai. Get out into nature with places such as Edward Elliot’s Beach, Thiruvanmiyur Beach and Marina Beach. Cultural attractions include Raja Muthiah Hall, DakshinaChitra Heritage Museum and Devi Cineplex. Visit landmarks such as Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple Mangadu and Fort St. George.
What's the best way to get to and around Chennai while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Chennai in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Chennai International Airport (MAA), 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away. When you’re out and about, you may want to make use of public transport. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Chennai International Airport Metro Station, LIC Metro Station and Mannadi Metro Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Palavanthangal Station, Chennai St. Thomas Mount Station or Chennai Guindy Station.

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