Budget Hotels in Delhi

By Mridula Dwivedi December 26, 2012 6 Comments , ,

I have to admit I get completely stumped when someone asks forbudget hotels in Delhi. As I live in National Capital Region (NCR) I don’t need to stay in a hotel. There have been occasions when friends asked for recommendations for Delhi budget hotels and I was hard pressed to say anything.

One backpacking area full ofhotels in Delhi is of course Pahar Ganj and whatever I have seen of it from New Delhi Railway Station I don’t think I can recommend it to my friends. Yet people in the know have been able to find decent hotels, so I am told. But the general area doesn’t inspire too much confidence.

Hotels in Delhi

Hotels in Delhi

I have always struggled to find budget hotels in other parts of India too. These days the price of a budget hotels have gone up and yet to find a reasonably clean one is quite difficult. I remember two particularly bad experiences in Haridwar and Rishikesh. Even for 1500 rupees per night the hotel was just shabby. On the other hand I had a very good experience in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh recently. I just went with the recommendations on the net and it proved to be a very good choice. It was a hotel based out of a home which was very clean with the advantage of having home cooked food too!

Coming back to Delhi hotels another area that gets mentioned is Karol Bag but I heard from a traveler that it is also not of much use. I have heard of a few bed and breakfasts in Delhi and NCR which sound quite good but you get to know about them because of someone talking about it or by chance. I wonder what is the chance of a real budget traveler coming across these because they are not in those main backing areas.

So I actually get quite stumped when I have to find budget hotels. How do you go about finding budget hotels?

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6 thoughts on “Budget Hotels in Delhi”

  1. Hi Mridula,

    Thank you for sharing this post about the hotels. Budget depends on traveler to traveler, some spend more others spend less. The size of the wallet determines the context of budget, I guess. 🙂
    Keep posting 🙂


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  2. I don’t know if this qualifies as budget but I am a dedicated fan of Bajaj Indian Homestay at Karol Bargh. Going back there for the 3rd time in 2013.

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I am Mridula Dwivedi and I started blogging on 'Travel Tales from India' in June 2005. I renamed it Travel Tales from India & Abroad in 2016. Within a few months of the launch my travel blog found a mention on both the BBC and The Guardian. I also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video. I was recently featured on Via.com

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