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Featured Hostels in Chennai

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Zostel Chennai
Zostel Chennai
New No 120, Old No 61, Varun Villa, Ellaiamman Colony, 5th Street, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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4.5/5 (8 reviews)

Its just like home. Not a hotel room. Cheap & also able to find so many new friends from all over the world...

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2019
Located in Central Chennai, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Music Academy and Consulate General of the United States, Chennai. Marina Beach and Chennai ...
2.0 out of 5.0 2nd Floor, Modern Towers, beside Royapettah Hospital, above 99 Gym, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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4.8/5 (4 reviews)

Friendliness of the owners. Location is easy to get around.

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2019
Located in Royapettah, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Express Avenue and Consulate General of the United States, Chennai. Marina Beach and Chennai Citi ...
Redlollipop Hostel
Redlollipop Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 129/67 RK Mutt Road, Mandaveli, Chennai, TN
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4.5/5 (2 reviews)

Good ambiance, nice to meet other poeple. Easy to get food etc in neighborhood.

Reviewed on 9 Apr 2019
Located in Raja Annamalai Puram, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Thome Cathedral and Kapaleeswarar Temple. Marina Beach and Chennai Citi Center Mall ...
Hostel11 Elliot's Beach
Hostel11 Elliot's Beach
2.0 out of 5.0 55 Annai Velankanni Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Located in Mylapore Tiruvallikk, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Elliot's Beach and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Old Mahabalipuram Road. Theosophical Society Headquarters ...
JK Guest house and dormitory
JK Guest house and dormitory
2.0 out of 5.0 20 Triplicane High Rd, Chennai, TN
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Located in Central Chennai, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Anna Salai and Marina Beach. Fort St. George and Chennai Citi Center Mall are also within 2 ...

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Hyatt Regency Chennai

Hyatt Regency Chennai

365 Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    5.0 out of 5.0
    4.1 out of 5 (247 reviews)

    Hyatt Regency ChennaiRs4,687

    5 Oct-6 Oct

    Hyatt Regency ChennaiRs4,687
    Taj Club House

    Taj Club House

    No 2 Club House Road, Off Mount Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
      5.0 out of 5.0
      4.4 out of 5 (304 reviews)

      Taj Club HouseRs5,200

      27 Sep-28 Sep

      Taj Club HouseRs5,200

      What Is a Hostel?

      If you're hoping to find low-cost places to stay in Chennai, a hostel could be a great option for you. These dorm-style accommodation options come in quite a few different forms, but all of them have three main qualities in common:

      • Low prices
      • A social setting
      • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)

      By going with a hostel in Chennai, you can cut your spending on accommodation and set aside more of your trip funds for fun things to do during your holiday. You can check out the temples and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

      When Is the Best Time to Visit 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 typically May and June, while January and February are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 35° C and night-time temperatures average 22° C
      • April-June: 39° C is the daytime average and 26° C is the night-time average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 37° C and night-time averages are around 26° C
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 34° C during the day and 23° C at night
      • Average rainfall is 1228 inches in a year

      What Can I Do in Chennai?

      Depending on your interests, you might appreciate these places to visit:

      Natural Features
      • Guindy National Park
      • Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa
      Cultural Attractions
      • Raja Muthiah Hall
      • Government Museum
      • Theosophical Society Headquarters
      • Phoenix Market City
      • Ampa Skywalk Mall
      • Express Avenue

      Overall, Chennai is known for its:

      • Temples
      • Shopping
      • Cafes
      • Cultural attractions
      • Churches
      • Entertainment
      • University life
      • Live music

      How to Get to Chennai and Around the Area

      You can fly into the nearest airport in Chennai (MAA-Chennai Intl.), located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city centre. After you've arrived, you may want to use public transport during your trip. To check out more of the surrounding area, take a train from Chennai Pazhavanthangal Station, Chennai St. Thomas Mount Station or Chennai Guindy Station.