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Feel At Home with these 30 Most Popular Homestays in Chennai City

|Marianne Luz Molo
If you’re looking for a more vibrant city to stay in with lots of activities to do, look no further than Chennai! Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, this vibrant city has ancient temples, beautiful art, and natural wonders for the world to see. The perfect vacation spot for travelers looking to experience Indian culture in a different light.

As the cultural capital of India, Chennai prides itself on its deep-rooted traditions and long heritage. They are avid fans of Tamil films, and you can hear Carnatic music being played everywhere in the city, whether on the streets or in theatres. If you’re craving some South Indian cuisine, Chennai is known for Chettinad food and the whole capital is even called a foodie’s paradise. Aside from the rich culture, the capital is also popular for its Marina Beach and British-era type architecture.

Book your trips now to experience Chennai's culture, art, and wonders!

1. FriendlyStay

Ideally situated 1.7 km from Ramasamy Nagar Children Park, away from disturbances of the big city, it’s a perfect homestay for aged people and weary travelers looking for a moment of peace.

The property has 11 rooms equipped with TV, WiFi, air-conditioning, power backup, RO & UV processed clean water, a bathroom, and an open terrace for the garden view. FriendlyStay’s gorgeous garden is what keeps their guests coming. This whole greenery is a feast for the eyes and takes away the stress of travel. It shows how caring and meticulous the host at this guesthouse is towards their guests and the property itself.

If you’re looking for a place to destress or unwind after a long journey, book FriendlyStay now and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this homestay in Porur.
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2. Mer Vue Villa

At Mer Vue Villa, guests can enjoy the attractive beaches of Chennai surrounding this accommodation. Known for its spacious rooms and great location, nothing comes close to having a great time during the summer than at Mer Vue Villa.

Thishomestayyfeatures well-maintained rooms with a beautiful view of Covelong and Ajay beach. Each room has air-conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a kitchen, a dining area, a safety deposit box, and a private bathroom.

A vacation at Chennai’s astonishing beaches is a hard opportunity to pass up, make the trip now and experience a different kind of summer.
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3. Costa Verde Luxury Seafront Villa

This villa is in the upscale neighborhood of Seashore Town on East Coast Road. It is a seafront villa with a breathtaking sight of Uthandi beach that tourists and locals alike all flock to.

The rooms at Costa Verde have air-conditioning and a private bathroom. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, a dishwasher, and a microwave. The property offers an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, a terrace, and a bar. Free WiFi and private parking are also available to the guests.

This is a highly recommended homestay for leisure travelers going around Chennai city. Book your reservations now and rest assured that Costa Verde Luxury Seafront Villa will make your stay worthwhile.
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4. Iris Comfort Inn

If you’re craving some home food away from home, Iris Comfort Inn is your best homestay. With their friendly staff that serves a delightful breakfast and a feel-good atmosphere, guests get a well-deserved pampering.

The inn provides allergy-free rooms, a garden, free WiFi, and a shared lounge. The host speaks both Hindi and English to accommodate travelers from all walks of life. The property is also in good proximity to the airport for extra convenience. Just one night’s worth of stay will leave you with a memorable experience at this homestay.

With a very attentive host and a lovely decorated property, Iris Comfort Inn is a great stopping point in your journey around Chennai city.
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5. Avuraa Hospitality India

Only 250 m away from Metro Juice Bar and Juiceteria, this guesthouse is known for its talented cook and extremely secure location.

All rooms include air conditioning, a closet, a flat-screen TV, a fridge, and a private bathroom. The guesthouse also features a terrace with a garden view. Bed linens and towels are available to the guests when needed, and some rooms even have an electric teapot and balcony. There is a 24-hour front desk in case of emergencies and the staff is quick to act on any problems.

Overall exceptional accommodation with a great view of the city and concierge service of a 4-star hotel.
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6. The Lord's Prayer

Only a 4-minute walk from Elliot’s beach, this family stay has one of the best caretakers in Chennai and is considered the place to go for first-timers coming to the city.

The Lord’s Prayer has a very accommodating host who is willing to educate tourists about Indian customs and culture. You can never go wrong with staying at a place built by people who are passionate about customer service and their own culture. The property offers free WiFi and air-conditioning with each room having a dedicated bathroom.

Make sure to book your reservations for this homestay as soon as you can to relish and learn more about Chennai from the locals themselves.
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7. The Colour Inn

This inn is situated 4 km from the center of the city and is known for its exceptional staff that put great emphasis on the saying, “cleanliness is next to Godliness”.

The rooms they have come with a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a shower, bath, and toiletries. The kitchen has a working fridge, an oven, and a microwave. Breakfast is always available in different culinary options. For tourists who want to explore the area, this accommodation has a cycling area nearby and a car rental service for convenience.

The staff is disciplined and trained at The Colour Inn to make sure that your stay has next to no inconveniences as you enjoy the sights of the city.
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8. Peace Inn

A cozy little inn just 500 m from Marina beach, Peace Inn is a beautifully decorated homestay for small families and solo travelers looking for an overnight stay.

What makes this homestay so worthy of the price is its excellent tour desk that guides locals and tourists throughout the property while giving tips on living in Chennai. They also offer laundry services. And for traveling guests, an airport shuttle and car rental service are also available.

Peace Inn is an amazing accommodation n a top-notch location and offers nice and cozy rooms for an affordable price. Make the flight to Chennai city now and experience the Peace Inn tours.
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9. Thangam Balaji Guest House

Surrounded by top attractions like the Government Museum of Chennai, this guesthouse is a great accommodation to unwind before exploring the rest of the city.

With its convenient location and high value for money, it is a worthwhile stay in the ever-busy IT hub of South India. The accommodation has rooms with a satellite TV, and a private bathroom with a shower. The guesthouse also comes with a 24-hour front desk and car rental services for your convenience.

At Thangam Balaji Guest House, you can get a good night’s rest while staying in the heart of Chennai city.
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10. Hotel Chennai Gate

Hotel Chennai is located in the center of the busy city and therefore is only a few minutes away from all the famous attractions the city has to offer. It is only 0.6 mi from the famous Chennai Museum and the popular Express Avenue Shopping Mall.

They offer air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen cable TV and seating area. The bathrooms come with a shower and free toiletries as well. To make this accommodation feel more like home, Hotel Chennai Gate has ironing services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities available to guests.

You can never run out of things to do while staying at Hotel Chennai Gate.
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11. St. Xavier Guest House

Are you looking for a homestay in a good neighborhood? Located within Thousand Lights Mosque, St. Xavier Guest House is a treat for spiritually-inclined travelers.

This guest house is a part of one of the largest mosques in the country and is known as a place of worship for Muslims. It carries a peaceful and light atmosphere throughout the day, turning the whole property into an area of relaxation. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and a fan, with a seating area to enjoy the fresh breeze of Chennai.

Try visiting this local homestay and you might just gain a deeper understanding of South India’s history.
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12. Hostel Ghandi

Located 200 m from Ponnusamy Hotel and Little Mount Subway, Hotel Ghandi is a one-of-a-kind accommodation for budget backpackers.

The guesthouse is a friendly little hostel built on a quiet backstreet but with easy access to local transportation, airlines, and restaurants. It is also just a 14-minute walk from Anna University and 5 km away from the Indian Institute of Technology. A homestay in the very heart of the industrial pub of Chennai. All rooms have a balcony, a shared bathroom, and a kitchen with a fridge.

From the welcoming staff greeting you at the entrance to the cozy balcony and rooftop terrace, Hostel Ghandi is a top recommended homestay for travelers wanting to visit the nearby institutions.
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13. Paradise Guest House

Famous for its European travelers, Paradise Guest House houses a friendly environment and feel-at-home experience for a much lower price.

This accommodation is only a 7 min walk from Marina Beach, perfect for a summer trip, and a 19 min walk from Spencer Plaza Mall for shopaholics. It features a garden with free private parking and a terrace. The rooms include a private bathroom with a vegetarian breakfast being served every morning.

Whether you're staying for one night or the whole weekend, this homestay will make you feel at home. Bookmark this accommodation for your future travels to Chennai and have a splendid summer journey in this cozy little guest house.
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14. Daffodils Serviced Apartment

About 900 m from Kalaignar Karunanidhi Park, this apartment is beautifully decorated with red accents and white block tiles to make it appear neat and vibrant.

The rooms are air-conditioned with a closet, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen, and towels. It is also close to Marina beach for a quick getaway from the rowdy atmosphere of the shopping district of Chennai. Aside from the convenient location, the staff is also quite accommodating even to last-minute bookings which shows the passion these people have for hosting guests.

If you’re ever in the city visiting museums and the various memorial parks, have a look at Daffodils Serviced Apartment and add the experience to your Chennai journey.
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15. Lloyd's Guest House

Only 0.6 mi from Vani Mahal Music Academy, this guest house is the perfect homestay for travelers looking to expand their knowledge of South India’s musical culture.

The staff operates a 24-hour front desk and room service. A laundry service and extra luggage storage are also available for traveling guests and those staying for longer than one night. The homestay is surrounded by rich cultural attractions, such as the Fort Museum and Vivekananda House. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a TV with satellite channels, and a private bathroom with a shower.

While staying at the musical and film capital, it is the best decision to pick an accommodation conveniently placed in the middle of a famous music academy and cultural parks.
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16. Roshini Serviced Apartments

Surrounded by cafes and only 650 m from Jeeva Park, this apartment is a quiet place for travelers to unwind and get some additional work done while on vacation.

Roshini Serviced Apartments take special care of guests in the city for business or students who are here to study at Chennai's universities. They make sure to maintain a calm and quiet atmosphere. The property is close to parks for recreational purposes and away from the noisy shopping district. The rooms are fully air-conditioned with free WiFi access and a TV. A shared lounge is also available in case guests want a change of workspace.

Pack up your workspace into a suitcase and book your reservations at this business-friendly homestay.
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17. Premier Mansion

Looking for a homestay in the very heart of Chennai? Premier Mansion is a guesthouse attractively built in the center of the city surrounded by its shopping district and industrial hub.

Located in the center of Chennai, a 10-minute walk from Ma Chidambaram Stadium and 1.9 km from Spencer Plaza mall, this accommodation leaves you with the desire to go out and explore the city. The property is also close to Marina Beach and the Government Museum. Every room has air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom, with selected rooms having a terrace.

Stay in the bussing city and experience everything Chennai has to offer at Premier Mansion homestay!
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18. Max Classic Serviced Apartment

Max Classic Serviced Apartment is another good choice for a family stay. Located only 5 mi from Global Health City and 6.1 mi from Chettinad Hospital, this homestay is a budget service apartment worthy of its price.

The rooms are spacious and clean for a budget apartment and are perfect for large families looking for a homestay without leaving the heart of the city. Breakfast is served hot and on time every day and the staff is very accommodating to any guest inconveniences. The apartment is air-conditioned with a satellite TV and a terrace in each room.

If you’re looking for a budget homestay with exceptional service and meals, Max Classic is a great choice while you’re in Chennai.
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19. Just Guest House

Just Guest House is a great choice in homestays for guests only arriving in Chennai via Chennai airport.

With its convenient location within airport grounds, local transit, and Chennai trade center, it’s an efficient way to settle in once you land in the city. The property features a beautiful banqueting hall and a terrace, perfect for multiple guests who plan to meet up in the city without going too far into the district. The staff offers luggage storage, laundry, and dry-cleaning services. They also have a car rental service for sightseeing purposes and serve homemade food every morning.

The feel-at-home atmosphere and service of this guest housareis just what you need for your first steps into this city.
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20. New Metro Residency

For a more luxurious stay in the culture and film capital of South India, this guesthouse is a top recommended one. Its convenient location aside, it offers a high-class service. Rooms are well-managed befitting of a luxurious hotel.

The property is only a 19-minute walk from the Government Museum and is very close to Apollo Children's Hospital, a good homestay even for emergency nights. All rooms have air-conditioning, a terrace, and a private bathroom with a shower. Selected rooms come with a kitchen and a fridge while all of them have a flat-screen cable TV.

If you have the funds, this homestay is a worthwhile experience to have during your vacation in Chennai.
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21. Sweet Memories

Sweet Memories is an accommodation that wants travelers to experience the beauty of Chennai. Located deep in the heart of the city, they offer free bikes for sightseeing around the area.

Only an 18 min walk from the Government Museum of Chennai, this homestay is best for families on vacation because of its homely feel and exceptionally accommodating staff. They offer currency exchange for tourists and shuttle service for convenience. The front desk speaks English, Hindi, and Tamil as a bonus. The rooms are spacious with air-conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, a fridge, an electric teapot, and a closet.

Book Sweet Memories for your next trip and give your family the vacation they deserve.
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22. Alfouz Guest House

Featuring a beautiful terrace on the outskirts of the city, this guest house is a wonderful option for family and multiple guests.

Located within 10 km of the Government Museum Chennai and around 10.3 km from Pondy Bazaar, Alfouz guest house prides itself on its terrace view and quiet atmosphere that comes with being outside the city’s center. They offer non-smoking rooms and the property prohibits the intake of alcohol, a great choice for families with children. The property has free WiFi and a private bathroom for each room.

If you’re looking for safe and quiet accommodation to take your kids while still able to enjoy the city’s main attractions, book Alfouz Guest House now!
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23. The White House Opp Park Hyatt

This accommodation is a spacious guest house with clean rooms and well-maintained facilities. Only a 17 min walk from Anna University, travelers have dubbed it the perfect homestay in the heart of the city.

The property features a gorgeous garden with a terrace. The house is spacious, neat, and above average overall quality. An ala carte breakfast is served every morning, and free WiFi is available throughout the area. The rooms have air-conditioning, a private bathroom with a shower, and free toiletries.

Travelers from all over have dubbed it as the perfect homestay located in the heart of the city.
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24. Hanu Reddy Residences Wallace Garden

Located at Wallace Garden Street, this homestay is in a quiet residential area perfect for a relaxing Chennai vacation trip.

The property is surrounded by a beautiful courtyard and a garden. It is near the shopping districts for shopaholics, and the various art and archeological museums are also only a drive away. The rooms in this guest house have tiled or wooden flooring with working air-conditioning and a private bathroom. The in-house restaurant offers light refreshments to guests as long as they request them in advance.

A beautifully decorated homestay in a quiet area is a great choice when you want to get away from the hustle of the big city.
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25. Samrat Guest House KK Nagar

Located 8.1 mi from Marina beach, Samrat Guest House is a budget-friendly homestay for temporary stays in the city.

The property has a 24-hour front desk for your convenience in case guests want to plan a day trip around the area. The rooms are open and naturally cooled by fans to let in the fresh Chennai air, it also has a flat-screen satellite TV, a clothes rack, and a seating area. To get away from the heat, guests are encouraged to visit the nearby Marina beach. For fun activities, the famous Kapaleeshwar Temple is only 11 mi away.

Book a reservation at Samrat Guest House this summer and experience both comfort and the height of Indian culture.
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26. KLR Guest House

Located in the South district of Chennai, KLR Guest House is perfect for travelers who need a place to stay without requiring that much personal service from the staff.

Only a doorstep away from the Metro area, this homestay is open for last-minute bookings. They offer powerful WiFi worthy of the price of a budget homestay. The rooms come with a closet and a private bathroom featuring a shower and toiletries.

Overall, KLR Guest House is a perfect accommodation for busy guests who are okay with being left alone in their rooms without much room service or interference from the hosts.
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27. Delmon Residency

Situated conveniently in the center of Chennai, this guesthouse offers a more private and calm feel in contrast to the ever-busy atmosphere of the city.

The accommodation has private balconies featuring a city view of Chennai. The property has a restaurant, room service, and a 24-hour front desk for convenience. They also have a working ATM, a concierge service, and currency exchange for tourists. The guest house is only a 12 min walk from Chennai Central Train Station for the convenience of guests needing an early flight without sacrificing much on commute.

Avoid the hassling commute with Delmon Residency, a homestay of the highest convenience.
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28. GokStay

GokStay is a guest house with a shared lounge and a beautiful terrace meant for families and multiple guests staying for the weekend.

The lounge is decorated in vibrant children's illustrations to invoke a happy yet relaxing forest-like feel to the whole guest house. They offer family rooms with air conditioning, a TV, and a closet. Certain rooms have a seating area and private bathrooms with a hairdryer and towels available. The staff at GokStay are accommodating enough to provide information to guests wanting to look around the area.

Plan your trip to Chennai now and bookmark GokStay to experience the cozy little atmosphere this homestay has to offer.
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29. Sunshine Stay

Situated close to Chennai Centennial Square, Sunshine Stay guesthouse is well-known for its lovely decorated lounge and well-behaved staff.

The property is close to Centennial square, a well-known commercial building, making it a perfect landmark to find. The shared lounge area is one of their proudest features, with handmade paintings of Chennai’s local sights decorated around the room. Take in the sights of these paintings for hours and you will never be bored. The guesthouse offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage.

With its conveniently placed location and all-around wonderful vibe, Sunshine Stay is one of our top recommended homestays in Chennai.
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30. 3Star Villa

Only 2.2 km from Metro Nagar Park, this villa has cute rooms that uplift the sour mood from traveling around the city.

3Star Villa prides itself on its terrace overlooking its beautiful garden. The property also has a shared lounge and free private parking. A bar is available to guests as well as a shared kitchen and room service. The rooms are playfully decorated with butterfly patterns and you can tell that great care was put into making each of them as unique as the others. The property serves continental, Italian, or American breakfast every morning.

3Star Villa is a lovely little homestay worthy of the price while leaving you wanting to stay for longer.
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Whether you’re browsing through the internet for fun or genuinely planning to book a trip, Chennai is a great place to add to your next South Indian adventures! Enjoy the cultural difference between previous cities, and jam along to the vibrant sounds of Carnatic music deep in the heart of Chennai city.
Marianne Luz Molo
Born in Tacloban City, the cultural center of the Philippines. She has made trips to other parts of the country such as Baguio, South Cotabato, and Palawan. Cycling is her favorite mode of traveling as it lets her get close and personal with the locals. She seeks out the places with the most diverse customs and aims to let the world discover these hidden gems.

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