If you're visiting India on a budget and can't afford to stay in one of the many opulent palace hotels in Jaipur, you can still have a memorable stay in a heritage property. As the center of Jaipur is chaotic and crowded, it can be a good idea to choose a hotel located a short distance away.
Here are five of the best budget hotels in Jaipur below $50.
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1. Devi Niketan
Devi Niketan is a family owned and operated heritage hotel, situated in a quiet, central residential area of Jaipur. The hotel has fourteen rooms located over two floors, plus numerous shared spaces such as courtyard and rooftop. However, the bonus that you get for staying at this hotel is the swimming pool and large sunbathing deck! The hotel has plenty of character and charm, along with clean rooms, wireless Internet, games, and a "take one-leave one" library.
Expect to pay 2,100 rupees ($46) for a standard double room, and 2,750 rupees ($60) for a deluxe double room, per night. Taxes and breakfast are additional.
The Hotel Pearl Palace has a number of outstanding features that make it a very popular budget hotel in Jaipur -- it's a family run hotel with friendly staff, enthusiastic service, and clean rooms. The interior of the hotel is furnished with traditional Rajasthani handicrafts. Wireless Internet and rooftop restaurant add to the hotel's appeal.
The hotel has a wide range of rooms to choose from, with rates starting at only 350 rupees ($8) per night for a small double room with a shared bathroom. An air conditioned super deluxe double room costs 950 rupees ($21) per night. Family rooms, sleeping six people, are also available for 1,100 rupees ($24) per night. Breakfast is additional.
The highlight at Hotel Anuraag Villa is the delightful garden, which has been likened to an oasis in the middle of the bustling city. The hotel has simple, well appointed rooms, great staff, and tasty food (vegetarian only). It's located in a residential district only a few kilometers from the Old City. Guests who love to read will appreciate the hotel's library. There's free wireless Internet too.
Rates start from 790 rupees ($18) plus tax, per night, for a double without air conditioning. The super deluxe studio room with garden view is 1,890 rupees ($40) a night.
A fabulous bargain in Jaipur, the Sunder Palace Guest House offers spacious, spotlessly clean and comfortable rooms at cheap prices. Undeniably top value for money, many travelers rate it as one of the best budget hotels in India. The hotel is located a short rickshaw ride away from the hustle and bustle the Jaipur city center, in an attractively decorated building with welcoming front garden. There's a rooftop restaurant, which offers excellent views and tasty vegetarian food. To top it all off, the owners and staff are very helpful, and the hot water is reliable.
Room rates range from 700 rupees ($15) to 1,300 rupees ($28), per night.
5. Baba Haveli
Baba Haveli is another inexpensive gem of a hotel in Jaipur. Its professional and efficient owner commenced his career as a simple taxi driver, which put him in touch with the needs of tourists. The really captivating feature of this hotel is the colorful hand painted murals all over its walls. The way the hotel has been decorated gives it a really appealing ambiance. Be sure to catch the spectacular view of the sunset over Jaipur from the rooftop restaurant! The only drawback is that the location, while quiet, is around 30 minutes from the Jaipur city center. Don't be discouraged though.
Expect to pay 1,500 rupees ($32) for a deluxe room, and 2,000 rupees ($43) for a super deluxe room, per night. Breakfast is included.