Sprawled along the Bay of Bengal, Chennai boasts of one of the most extravagant lifestyles. Adorned with beautiful Dravidian temples such as Kapleeshwarar temple, Marina Beach, Fort St. George (India’s oldest church), and more such amazing tourist attractions, Chennai attracts a large number of travellers from all over the country. In recent years, the city has witnessed large-scale infrastructural development and has amassed a diverse working population.
Holiday accommodations such as guest houses available across the metropolis cater largely to this migrating population and occasional visitors to the city. Appointed with modern amenities and multiple beds, these are one of the best budget accommodations in Chennai.
Here are a few other benefits of staying here:
For as low as approximately INR 1300 per night, you can book a guesthouse room and enjoy your stay with amenities such as AC, cable TV, and parking facility. Most lodgings allow at least two guests for the price of one and more guests can be accommodated for an additional price of about INR 400 per night.
Cash on Arrival
Guest houses offer you the luxury to book the accommodation with a token amount and make the rest of the payment upon arrival. So, even if you are short on money, you can easily book a room in the city in advance and pay the remaining amount when you check-in.
Additionally, guest houses offer meals, which you can request the host to provide. Another advantage of living here is you get to taste some authentic South Indian delicacies. Idlis, Rasam, Sambhar, Masala Dosa, and Vada are some of the South Indian dishes that are rather popular across the country, so do not forget to try them at the place of their origin.
Guest houses are easily available across the city. To help you plan your stay better, here is a little information on the locations where you can rent a guest house accommodation.
T. Nagar (short for Thyagaraya Nagar) is a popular shopping area in Chennai. It is known for its numerous saree and jewellery shops selling silk sarees and beautiful gold ornaments. Other popular stores such as Saravana Stores and Nalli Silks can be found in this area. The proximity of T. Nagar to other prominent locations such as Saidapet, Parry’s Corner, and Teynampet, and places like Pondy Bazaar, make it a desirable residential area.
Parry’s Corner is one of the most prominent commercial areas in Chennai. If you are travelling here for business reasons that require you to frequent Parry’s Corner, renting a holiday home in this area would be a good idea. Parry’s Corner has a wide array of rental accommodations that you can choose from.
Porur is about 17 kilometres away from Thyagaraya Nagar and has an extensive range of guest houses. Karambakkam Bus Stop is situated in this area. If you are travelling by bus and want to stay in proximity to the bus stand, Porur is the best place to rent an accommodation.
Anna Salai Road
Anna Salai Road (also known as Mount Road) is a prominent thoroughfare and can be considered to be the lifeline of transport in Chennai. The road is lined with the offices of some renowned companies. The proximity of Anna Salai to the famous Marina Beach makes it one of the most ideal neighbourhoods to rent a guest house in Chennai.
Apart from the above mentioned locations in Chennai, you can also find guest houses in Vadapalani, Anna Nagar, Medavakkam, Egmore, and Guindy.