15 Best Places to Stay in Agra so Reasonable You Will Not Want to Leave!

Putting India on the global map is the majestic city of Agra located at 111 miles from the capital city Delhi.The primary reason being the sublime Taj Mahal, Agra, over the years has been a lodestone in attracting tourists, national and international alike. The once capital of the Mughal Empire, Agra bestows opportunities to experience the rich bygone culture, impeccable architecture, food that makes you forget your diet and an unexpected dose of tranquility owing to the River Yamuna. Not surprisingly, this is one of the most-looked-forward-to places on any tour, even the classic golden triangle - New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur!

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Juxtaposing this royalty is the number of some mighty reasonable hotels sprawling across the city. Agra’s proximity to the backpacking destinations in the North also owes to the fact that, the city is well frequented by backpackers. Thus, the city has no dearth of accommodation options, especially those looking for cheap places to stay in Agra. If you are Agra-bound anytime soon or somehow this blog has compelled you to be so, here is a list of 15 best places to stay in Agra. These places; cheap and centrally located, befitting the basic amenities if not more, are perfect for crashing in after a day of sightseeing or just staying in.

 

1. Bonfire Hostels

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Adorning paintings with Mughlai motifs, the walls of Bonfire Hostels are vivid, vivacious and fresh. Accommodating dormitories as well as standard bedrooms, this hotel has lovely sit outs spread throughout, with Indian seating and upholstery. The bohemian vibe of this place draws plenty of international tourists. 
  • Address: Shilpgram Rd, Taj East Gate Road, Near Four Point Sheraton Hotel, 282001 Agra, India 
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Free parking, Restaurant, Pets allowed, Airport shuttle, Room service 
  • Budget: 149 INR onwards 
  • Attractions nearby: TDI Mall, Taj Mahal, and Mehtab Bagh 
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2. Hotel Viren Sofitel

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Basic and simple furniture across the entire hotel enhances the minimalistic characteristics of the Hotel Viren Sofitel. Lying at walkable distance from most of Agra attractions, this hotel is apt to crash in after all the city exploration. The rooms also feature some indoor plants that add to the characteristic simplicity of the hotel.
  • Address: 41, Bansal Nagar, Fatehabad Road, Agra, Taj Ganj, 282001 Agra, India
  • Amenities: Free parking and Room service
  • Budget: 600 INR onwards 
  • Attractions nearby: Taj Mahal, TDI Mall, Mehtab Bagh, Moti Masjid and Agra Fort 
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3. Krishna Haveli

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The name sure does sound apt for this very royal city, but clean, colorful and basic rooms are what is just enough for you to look forward to this place. The porch of the hotel is nice and cozy with cane furniture and floral-printed upholstery. Featuring a sun terrace, the Krishna Haveli offers panoramic views of Agra. The friendly staff, adds to the value of money factory of the places.  
  • Address: 32-A Amarlok Colony, Opp Jalma Hospital, Near Shilpgram, 282004 Agra, India 
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Free parking, Restaurant, Non-smoking rooms, Room service
  • Budget: 600 INR onwards 
  • Attractions nearby: Taj Mahal, TDI Mall, Mehtab Bagh, Moti Masjid and Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
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4. Hotel Ravi Palace

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Large spacious rooms, central location and some great amenities for kids and alike, Hotel Ravi Palace is indeed one of the budget hotels Agra has. There is a children’s playground for the kids, while the adults can spend the evening watching lounging at the many seating areas throughout the hotel. The in-house restaurant serves a basic menu of American, Chinese, and Indian cuisine. 
  • Address: A7, Tajnagri Phase-1, Behind Basai Police Chowki, opp. Four Points by Sheraton, Fatehabad Road, Agra, 282001 Agra, India 
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Free parking, Restaurant, Airport shuttle, Room service, Daily maid service
  • Budget: 600 INR onwards 
  • Attractions nearby: TDI Mall, Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bagh and Moti Masjid 
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5. Backpacker Panda Friends Agra

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As aforementioned, Agra witnesses a considerate number of backpackers. At the Backpacker Panda Friends, along with meeting some interesting fellow travelers, you can indulge in some good food too. Lying at barely a kilometer’s distance from the Taj Mahal this is one of the best hotels in Agra near Taj Mahal. The entire hotel features only dormitory style accommodation.  
  • Address: C/O Friends paying Guest house, P-6, Taj Nagrai, (Near Shilp Gram), Eastern Gate Taj Mahal,Tajganj, Agra, 282001 Agra, India 
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Free parking, Restaurant, Airport shuttle, Room service, Daily maid service
  • Budget: 499 INR onwards 
  • Attractions nearby: TDI Mall, Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bagh and Moti Masjid 
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6. CrashPad Agra

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Paintings of elephants, sparrows perched on trees, peacocks, Lord Shiva and the asanas of the sun salutations, the walls of CrashPad Agra are as Indian as it could get. The lounge area is the prettiest part of the entire hotel, complete with lots of cushions, low-seating, a TV and even Indian musical instruments like the table. There is an option of a dormitory as well as standard bedrooms with single and double beds.
  • Address: House No. 15, Handicraft Nagar Fatehabad Road, Opposite Hotel Atithi, Behind Pizza Hut, Taj Ganj, 282001 Agra, India 
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Free parking, and Daily maid service
  • Budget: 799 INR onwards 
  • Attractions nearby: Taj Mahal, TDI Mall, Mehtab Bagh, Moti Masjid and Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
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7. Hotel Chanakya

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Agra hotels list is incomplete without the mention of Hotel Chanakya. Featuring rooms that are the quintessential lavish rooms from the 1990’s, this hotel is a good choice if you want something a little away from the attractions. Moderately sized rooms and bathrooms with a bathtub are the notable features of Hotel Chanakya.  
  • Address: Shamshabad Road, Near All India Radio Station, Shaid Nagar Crossing, Rajpur, Shaheed Nagar, 282001 Agra, India 
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking, Restaurant, Airport shuttle, Non-smoking rooms, Room service
  • Budget: 891 INR onwards 
  • Attractions nearby: TDI Mall, Agra
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8. Hotel Gathbandhan

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With a very distinct name through the list, Hotel Gathbandhan is one of the best places to stay in Agra, should you be looking for budget-friendly without compromising much on luxury. With well put together interiors the rooms of this hotel are spacious yet cozy. Situated in an area popular for cycling, on your stay here, you must rent a bike from the hotel and explore around, for a unique experience.
  • Address: Sikandra - Bodla Road, Near Flyover, 282007 Agra, India 
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Free parking, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Daily maid service
  • Budget: 1250 INR onwards 
  • Attractions nearby: Guru Ka Taal and Akbar's Tomb 
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9. Optimum Tara Palace @ Taj

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The Optimum Tara Palace @ Taj is the epitome of value-for-money for more reasons than one! The rooms are rather luxurious with king-sized beds, marble tiled floors, and very good lighting.  Located in one of the best areas to stay in Agra, this hotel can be easily walked to from the Taj Mahal. The in-house Garlic Restaurant cooks up some lip-smacking fare of the favorite - Indian, Regional, Chinese & Continental cuisine. 
  • Address: Opposite Jalma Hospital, Ship Gram Road, Taj Ganj, 282001 Agra, India
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Family rooms, Free parking, Restaurant, Room service
  • Budget: 1299 INR onwards 
  • Attractions nearby: Taj Mahal, TDI Mall, Mehtab Bagh, Moti Masjid and Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah 
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10. Tourist Rest House

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A pleasantly verdant delight, in a city full of civilized constructions, the Tourist Rest House is accommodated within a lush garden of Agra! Its outdoor café serving some local as well as global cuisines only makes a stay here a cherishing one. The rooms are clean with fresh linen and most have a patio outside, to sit out and read a book perhaps. The lush foliage of the hotel is what makes this property a distinct one.
  • Address: 4/62, Kutchery Road, Opp Zila, Parishad, Baluganj connecting Taj Mahal Road, Rakabganj, 282001 Agra, India 
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Family Rooms, Free parking, Restaurant, Airport shuttle, Room service
  • Budget: 1500 INR onwards 
  • Attractions nearby: Agra Fort, Moti Masjid, Jama Masjid, Agra Fort Railway Station, Mankameshwar Temple, Agra Cantonment, Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bagh and Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah 
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11. Aaradhya Residency

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Not a conventional one, this residence converted into a hotel, is a fine place with all the basic amenities served very well. Situated in the locality of Taj Ganj, the property is not very close to the most popular attractions, however, the adjoin areas offer some really good architecture vistas.
  • Address: Plot No. 94, Taj Nagari Phase-2, Fatehabad Road, Beside CNG Pump, Taj Ganj, 282001 Agra, India 
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking, Facilities for disabled guests, Room service
  • Budget: 1500 INR onwards 
  • Attractions nearby: TDI Mall, Taj Mahal, and Mehtab Bagh 
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12. Hotel M House

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Still wondering where to stay in Agra? The Hotel M House, lying at a mere distance of 200 meters from the Taj Mahal, could be the most idyllic budget hotel! Apart from its very significant proximity to notable Agra attractions, the hotel is a good choice for its in-house rooftop restaurant Kesar Bagh, and a lovely terrace where you can just sit and do nothing!   
  • Address: Purani Mandi Crossing, Fatehabad Road, Agra-282001 Uttar Pradesh, India, Taj Ganj, 282001 Agra, India 
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Family rooms, Free parking, Restaurant, Airport shuttle, Non-smoking rooms
  • Budget: 1575 INR onwards 
  • Attractions nearby: Taj Mahal, TDI Mall, Mehtab Bagh, Moti Masjid, Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra Fort, and Jama Masjid 
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13. Aman Homestay

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If you want to experience Indian hospitality at its best, the Aman Homestay is the place to head! Making it to this list of best places to stay in Agra, this hotel is a beautiful Indian house where you are hosted by warm and friendly hosts. The house, essentially a huge bungalow features several rooms, some great sit-outs, and pleasing foliage. This is an actual homestay complete with a Pooja Ghar and very functional kitchen. 
  • Address: P-18, MIG Colony, Shilpgram Road, Taj Nagri Phase 1 Before Shilpgram Parking, 282002 Agra, India 
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Free parking, Restaurant, Airport shuttle, Non-smoking rooms
  • Budget: 1580 INR onwards 
  • Attractions nearby: TDI Mall, Taj Mahal, Mehtab Bagh and Moti Masjid 
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14. Hotel Little Pink

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Hotel Little Pink, is a humble hotel with nice bright rooms, having fresh linen and a very cooperative staff. Its proximity to Taj Mahal and very clean rooms makes this one of the best places to stay in Agra. The lounge area is nice and well-designed too, where you can just sit and relax. Its facilitates car hire, for nearby excursions. 
  • Address: Near Taj East Gate Road, Opposite Hotel Amar Villas, Taj Ganj, 282001 Agra, India 
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Free parking, Restaurant, Facilities for disabled guests, Non-smoking rooms, Room service
  • Budget: 1710 INR onwards 
  • Attractions nearby: Taj Mahal, TDI Mall, Mehtab Bagh, Moti Masjid, Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra Fort and Jama Masjid  
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15. Hotel Taj Plaza

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Saving my favorite for the last, Hotel Taj Plaza as the name suggests promises some breathtaking peek-a-boos with the Taj itself. Its rooftop café especially is one place where you can just be and admire the Taj from a distance. The in-house restaurant whips out some devouring Mughlai meals, only to have you licking your fingers! The hotel is surrounded by small and big shops where you can get your hands on some authentic Indian goods. 
  • Address: Taj Mahal East Gate, Shilpgram 'VIP' Road., 282001 Agra, India
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Family rooms, Free parking, Restaurant, Pets allowed, Airport shuttle
  • Budget: 1760 INR onwards
  • Attractions nearby: Taj Mahal, TDI Mall, Mehtab Bagh, Moti Masjid, Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra Fort, and Jama Masjid
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With so many reasonable options, you are bound to save some major money ironically in this majestic land of the Taj!

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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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