Affordable Hotels To Stay In Himachal Pradesh

  • SEEMA NANDE
  • UPDATED May 21, 2018
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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. Snow King Retreat

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Featuring a quaint, Victorian design, the Snow King Retreat is located in one of the most scenic areas of Kufri, the Fagu top. To behold panoramic views of the adjoining region, this resort boasts of a lovely revolving restaurant that gives you a scenic 180 degree view. The rooms are snug and well-accommodated with basic amenities. 

Approximate price per night: INR 4500

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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 

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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 Gulmarg Regency

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Shimla has an unmissable cantonment town charm, and it is hotels like the Hotel Gulmarg Regency 2-star hotel that bequeath you with it the town’s ‘pahadi’ quintessence. With its classic, wooden, Himachali interiors you are sure to get a taste of the local vibe. Every room offers panoramic views of the surrounding region! Some of the best things to do in Shimla like The Ridge, The Mall Road, Circular Road and the Jakhu Temple lie at a walking distance from the Hotel Gulmarg Regency. 

Approximate price per night: INR 2745

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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 

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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. Bonfire Manali

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A basic hotel that stays true to its cozy name, the Bonfire Manali boasts of warm, aromatic wooden furniture, snug beds with colourful furnishings, and scenic views of the mountainous terrain engulfing this humble accommodation. It lies barely a ten-minute away from Manali’s most sought-after thing to do, the Hadimba Temple. The hotel’s management can arrange an airport shuttle for you among its comforting amenities like free WiFi and private bathrooms. 

Approximate price per night: INR 1799

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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

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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 

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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. Birds View Resort

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Does a good blend of panoramic views and clean, spacious rooms fit the bill for you while choosing a place to stay? Then you’ve got to check out the  Birds View Resort! Featuring basic amenities like a double bed, a coffee table, a dresser and television for recreation this hotel dons a beautiful colonial structure, making it easy to spot. 

Approximate price per night: INR 3150

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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. The Fern Surya Resort Kasauli Hills, Dharampur

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Boasting of a lovely verandah seating featuring tables- the perfect spot to indulge in a hearty breakfast, soaking up some pahadi sunlight, the Fern Surya Resort Kasauli Hills is time and again chosen as one of the best affordable places to stay in Himachal Pradesh, by those drawn by the natural beauty of Kasauli. 

Approximate price per night: INR 3000

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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

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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. Anupam Resorts

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With a huge lounging area, that is perfect to spend time at when it gets too cold in the evenings, the Annex Hotel is perched on the popular Sunset Point road in McLeod Ganj. On-site dining available at this hotel so you don't have to get out in search of options to satiate those hunger pangs. 

Approximate price per night: INR 1960

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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

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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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SEEMA NANDE SEEMA NANDE

A deep-dyed Piscean, Seema is a dreamer. This extends to the fact that she is seldom in another world of her's or dreaming of the place she would rather be. A wild-child at heart and a keen observer otherwise, Seema's free-spirited psyche is eternally quenching for new experiences. There is no poison for her as restorative as Life, she is the one who will give you the cliched 'I-am-high-on-life', should you offer her a drink. She gets hungover on the feel of a new place, food and conversations with strangers! All this adding to the way she feels and writes!

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