Affordable Hotels in Himachal Pradesh - Being on a Budget Is Not That Bad after All!

Planning a trip to the beautiful Himachal, but are you on a restricted budget? Here is a list of the best affordable hotels in the most visited Himachali towns ShimlaManaliKasauli  and Dharamshala. This is especially for the ones who believe in booking a hotel just to crash at night, given their enthusiasm for venturing and exploring the place extensively. Some of these affordable hotels in Himachal Pradesh are actually more than just a place to spend the night, with warm comforting interiors and recreational activities within, in case you decide on not going out! 

Affordable Hotels in Shimla


  

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The capital of Himachal Pradesh is also the most visited town in the state. Once the summer capital of British India, it is known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts. It is also one of the most visited and popular hill stations in India.

1. Galleu Hill Resort

Situated away from the hustle of the town, Galleu Hill Resort is a 3-star property located at the outskirts of Shimla. Spacious, airy and well-lit rooms, featuring simple decor and furnishings with essential necessities, is what the hotel offers. Certain rooms have private balconies with a panoramic view of the valley and the mountains.

Approximate price per night: INR 3199

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2. MyHome Staycations

  

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Serene Homestay offers spacious 2-bedroom accommodation with magnificent views of Shimla. The popular Mall Road is a 15-minute walk from here. The property features free Wi-Fi throughout and some rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day and a shared kitchen.

Various activities, such as skiing and horse riding are facilitated here. Popular attractions like the Victory Tunnel and Jakhu Temple are close by. The Toy Train Railway Station is 2.5 kilometers.

Approximate price per night: INR 3000

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3. Dhanlaxmi Apartments 

Featuring free Wi-Fi, Dhanlaxmi Apartments is situated 1.9 km from The Mall Road. With certain units having a seating area for your leisure, some rooms offer views of the mountain and the town. Popular attractions like Victory Tunnel and Circular Road are close from the property. Dhanlaxmi Apartments also has special Vegetarian breakfast options and free parking.

Approximate price per night: INR 2500

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4. Hotel Golf Links

  

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Perfect for a charming and memorable holiday escape, Hotel Golf Links makes you experience the supreme natural beauty and refreshing weather. It is situated, in the outskirts of Shimla at a 40 minutes’ drive from the main town near the historical Golf Course of Naldehra.

Approximate price per night: INR 2000

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5. Hotel Sidharth Regency

Located at just 200 meters from The Mall Road, Hotel Sidharth Regency features free Wi-Fi and private on-site parking. You can enjoy the beautiful view of mountains, from some rooms.

The hotel also facilitates car hire. Closest attractions to the hotel are the Victory Tunnel, which is 600 meters and the Circular Road that is at 300 meters. The nearest airport is the Chandigarh Airport at 60 kilometers.

Approximate price per night: INR 1781

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Affordable Hotels in Manali


  

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Shimla-Manali has almost been like a single term as if it was mandatory to go to Manali if you were visiting Shimla and vice versa! Manali has a huge number of visitors throughout the year, given the vast activities and places to see this town offers. Manali is a well known hill station in India for honeymoon.

1. Vivaan Manali 

Located just 3 km from the scenic Beas River, Vivaan Manali operates a 24-hour front desk to assist guests at all hours. Free Wi-Fi access and other basic amenities are available. The Hadimba Temple is at 5 kilometers, whereas the town of Kullu is at 39.3 kilometers from Vivaan Manali.

Approximate price per night: INR 3000

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2. Gautam Shala Cottage

  

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One of the bestsellers in Manali, Gautam Shala Cottage offers accommodation in the picturesque village of Goshal! Every room comes with basic amenities and free Wi-Fi, certain rooms feature a seating area to just chill out after a day's venture. All rooms have panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains, Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and the Jogini waterfall. The Manali Mall is at 4 kilometers, Solang Valley at 8 kilometers and the Bhuntar Airport is 52 kilometers.
 
Approximate price per night: INR 3000

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3. Riverdale Manali

Riverdale Manali offers accommodation, free private parking, and basic room amenities. The hotel also provides dry cleaning services.

Car hire too can be arranged by this bed and breakfast. The area is popular for fishing and is located close to popular attractions like the Hidimba Devi Temple at 4.4 kilometers and the Manu Temple at 3.4 kilometers.

Approximate price per night: INR 2200

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4. Hotel Shingar

  

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Set in the Model Town district in Manāli, 800 meters from the Hidimba Devi Temple, Hotel Shingar features free Wi-Fi access, free private parking, and an on-site restaurant. All the rooms have basic amenities and some feature a seating area to relax after a busy day along with panoramic views of the mountains, river, and the town.

The hotel also offers bike and car rentals. Tibetan Monastery is 200 meters while Circuit House is 700 meters from this place.

Approximate price per night: INR 1500

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5. Guest House Sunflower

Located 1.2 kilometers from the Hidimba Devi Temple, Guest House Sunflower features a restaurant, free Wi-Fi, and private parking. Every room comes with basic amenities. The homestay also offers free use of bicycles, bike, and car hire. The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport at 87 kilometers.

Approximate price per night: INR 1200

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Affordable Hotels in Kasauli


  

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Kasauli is a cantonment and town, located in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. Established as a Colonial hill station, Kasauli lies 77 kilometers from Shimla. The town is popular as a health resort and much more under-developed than its counterpart touristy destinations.

1. Dippy's Hotel 

One of the bestsellers in Kasauli! Dippy's Hotel features a barbecue, children's playground, an on-site restaurant and free private parking. Certain rooms have a balcony or patio. This hotel also features free Wi-Fi.

Approximate price per night: INR 4500

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2. Whispering Pines Home Stay

  

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Whispering Pines Home Stay offers comfortable accommodation in Dharampur, 15 kilometers from Kasauli. Free private parking, essential necessities is available on site, is what the hotel features. The hotel also provides free shuttle service at the property.

Shimla is 60 km from Whispering Pines Home Stay. The nearest airport is Chandigarh Airport, 60 km from Whispering Pines Home Stay.

Approximate price per night: INR 3062

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3. Dev Villa

Another Kasauli bestseller is Dev Villa that facilitates a barbecue night and splendid views of the mountains. Free Wi-Fi and basic amenities are provided in every room. This hotel is located amidst popular hiking spots. Closest airport to Dev Villa is the Chandigarh Airport at 33 kilometers.

Approximate price per night: INR 2500

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4. Hotel Sunrise Cottage

  

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A sun terrace is the highlight of this hotel from where you can gasp at the beautiful views of the mountain. The hotel also has a restaurant and free private parking. Car hire can be arranged by the staff.

Approximate price per night: INR 1600

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5. Hotel Royal Regency

Situated at 35 kilometers from Shimla and 18 kilometers from Solan, Hotel Royal Regency has rooms featuring a seating area and basic amenities that you require. It is a newly constructed hotel. with clean rooms and homely cooked food and a very reasonable tariff.

Approximate price per night: INR 1150

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Affordable Hotels in Dharamshala


  

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Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, Dharamshala is a hillside city, home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile. Magnificent views of the mountain, great hikes and many health resorts amidst a strong Tibetan culture, is what makes Dharamshala distinct.

1. Hotel Holiday Hill

Offering a restaurant that serves Indian, Chinese and continental cuisine, Hotel Holiday Hill is located at a distance of 500 meters from the Dalai Lama Temple and 2.5 kilometers from the Knagra Valley Temple. Every room is well decorated and comes with free Wi-Fi access along with other basic amenities. There also is a beautiful terrace here. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk and car rental facility.

The HPCA cricket stadium is 6.6 kilometers from here, the McLeodganj bus station at 1.5 kilometers, the Pathankot railway station at 87.7 kilometers and the Gaggal Airport at 15.7 kilometers. This is a good ‘value-for-money’ hotel.

Approximate price per night: INR 3185

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2. McLeodganj Homestay

  

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McLeodganj Homestay offers a glass-roofed garden café, serving home cooked organic food accompanied with views of the Kangra Valley! It also houses a flower and plant nursery. The homestay uses locally grown vegetables, egg and meat in its Chinese, Indian, Continental and Italian delights ranging from pancakes, porridges, and pasta, bread, and salads - comfort food on your vacation  is a must! The homely rooms and cottages offer free Wi-Fi and basic amenities; heaters are available at an additional charge.

Situated at 50 meters from the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Mcleodganj Homestay is within a 10-minute walk to central McLeodganj, 1 kilometer from Bhagsu Waterfall and 1.2 kilometers from His Holiness the Dalai Lama Temple.

Approximate price per night: INR 3125

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3. Annex Hotel

Offering an exclusive Rooftop cafe, Annex Hotel is located at barely 500 meters from one of the most important Buddhist site, Dalai Lama Temple. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, and rooms come with basic amenities. The best part of this place is the library. Activities like day treks, hiking and camping can be arranged by the Annex Hotel.
 
Approximate price per night: INR 2500

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4. Jukaso Palace

  

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A restaurant, essential necessities, a seating area is what the humble Jukaso Palace offers. Some rooms offer views of the mountain or garden.

Approximate price per night: INR 2000

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5. Green Hotel

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant, and a terrace, Green Hotel is one of the bestsellers of Dharamshala. You can even shop at this property, as there are some shops here. All rooms are equipped with basic necessities.

Approximate price per night: INR 1200
 
  
Now you got to stop complaining about expenses as this list has got your back!
 
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