Jaipur is a remarkable city and a popular destination for tourists from all parts of the world. Canadians usually come to Jaipur to see the Hawal Mahal palace, Naharagh Fort, and Jantar Mantar. Most recently this city was used to film the 2012 comedy “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. If you are looking to save money, we’ve listed four of the best hostels in Jaipur below.
This hostel makes the top of our list because it is officially approved by India’s Ministry of Tourism. It has both hotel and hostel facilities and is located in the heart of Jaipur. In case of a power outage (which is very common in India), a 24 hour power backup service is available.
Hotel Kaylan has all the services you could expect, including refrigerators, television, telephones, and a laundry service. It is located 13 kilometers from the airport and with walking distance from the Central Bus Station and Railway Station. It also offers a dining hall with several choices of Indian and international food.
For a true taste of Indian architecture, consider the Vinayak Guesthouse, recommended in 2009 by Lonely Planet. A small family runs this place and they are very friendly and happy to help out tourists. It is conveniently located in the city, making it perfect for tourists who want to relax after a long day of traveling in the city.
Vinayak Guesthouse offers two types of rooms: Deluxe with AC, color TV and hot/cold shower, and simple private rooms with a shard bathroom. Tourists from all over the world have heard about Vinayak Guesthouse, so it is also a great place to meet people and make new friends.
The Mahal Kandela is twice the price of the average Jaipur hostel, but you also get twice the service. It is located in one of the best neighborhoods in Jaipur and personal managed by former members of the royal family, what could make you feel more royal than that?
The Mahal Khandela has an atmosphere of royalty with its spacious rooms, large windows, and beautiful paintings on the ceilings and walls. A swimming pool, roof-top BBQ, and sunbathing areas are also available. When booking a room, a complimentary breakfast is also added.
The Suryaa Villa comes with all the trimmings for a budget guesthouse: a poolview courtyard, traditional décor and architecture, and an ideal location. All rooms have AC and satellite TVs with free WiFi offered throughout the hostel.
With Yoga being popular for many Canadian tourists, Yoga classes can be arranged on request. One of the most popular spots in the Suryaa Villa is the swimming pool, which offers the perfect spot to relax after sightseeing in the hectic and chaotic Jaipur.
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