15 Best Places To Stay In Pondicherry On A Shoestring Budget

  
Have you ever wondered how it would feel to take a walk on the cobblestone streets of a small French town? How about taking a turn at the next 'rue' and watching as the pristine beach comes into view? Before you start making mental calculations and dissuading yourself from pursuing this experience, do yourself a favor and head out to Pondicherry. This former French colony lets you experience the laid-back and carefree ambiance of Nice or Bordeaux right here in India. Take a walk through town, sample the various flavors or relax at the beach. Or if you want to get in touch with your inner self, spend some time at the Aurobindo Ashram. There's so much to do! And best of all, you can savor this experience on a budget that's not too hard on your pocket. 
 
We bring you the top 15 hotels that provide you the best of both worlds - a comfortable stay at a reasonable price. These hotels will welcome you to Pondicherry with the calm assurance that you'll be taken good care of, without ever straining your budget.

1.Raj Residency

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Raj Residency is a very amicable guesthouse featuring stylish and contemporary décor, with extremely good hospitality.  It is at a distance of 6km from Pondicherry domestic Airport, 2 km from the Railway Station and just a 3-minute walk from the Bus Station. The guesthouse is a great choice for everyone looking out for an accommodation that is right in the heart of the city.
  • Amenities Free Wi-Fi, Room service, Free Parking, currency exchange services, car rental services, laundry/dry-cleaning services
  • Budget for Two Rs.1200/ Night for A/C; Rs.1000/Night for Non A/C
  • Attractions - It’s is just 2km from the very famous Aurobindo Ashram. 2.5 km from the Manukula Vinayagar
  • Address - 26, Cheran street, Mullai Nagar Opposite to New Bus Stand Puducherry - 605 005. India

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2.Aadhaar Guest house

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If you love solitude and your time away from the hustle bustle of the city, then Aadhaar Guest House is the place for you in Pondicherry. Offering a home-like ambiance, this place has solace that can be shared by travelers from all walks of life. This place has a beautiful roofless bathroom on the terrace for the guests to enjoy a panoramic view of the beautiful bamboo garden and the incredible Bay Of Bengal at a distant. This gorgeous place is relatively new with the Pondicherry Railway Station just 1.4 km away and the Puducherry Airport just 8 km away. 

  • Amenities Free Wi-Fi,  Free Bicycle, Airport Shuttle, laundry/dry-cleaning services
  • Budget for two Rs.2000/ Night For A/C; Rs.1400/Night For Non A/C
  • Attractions - Goubert Avenue (Beach Road), The Former French Quarter, Indira Gandhi Stadium, PADI Dive center, Kallilay Surf School
  • Address  11, 2nd Cross, Soupamal Clovis Street, Opp. Volontariat, Uppalam, Pondicherry 605 001

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3. Coramandal Heritage

The Coramandal Heritage is a 150-year old colonial house which now serves as a warm and cozy place to stay for travelers. The rooms hark back to the olden days, with furnishings made of dark wood and floors covered with tiles. But that doesn't mean you have to compromise on the basic necessities. When you do decide to step out of your room, the Aurobindo Ashram is just a 5 minutes walk away and Auroville Beach is not too far either at 10 km from the hotel.

  • Amenities Free Wi-Fi,  Cash Point, Coffee Shop, Laundry/dry-cleaning services, Bike Rental, Airport Shuttle
  • Budget for two Rs.1600/ Night For A/C; Rs.1400/Night For Non A/C
  • Attractions - Bharathi Park, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Pondicherry Museum, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, The Consulate General of France
  • Address  Hotel Coramandal Heritage, No.36 Rue Nidarajapayer  Pondicherry 605001

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4.Raj Classic Inn

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If you want the feeling of a home away from home, this is the place to be. The staff at these service apartments leave no stone unturned to make your stay a memorable one. Whether you're just passing through or planning a long vacation , this centrally located hotel will keep you comfortable with its well-appointed interiors and modern architecture. The quality of service and the hosts' personal touch will leave you smiling.

  • Amenities Free Wi-Fi, Complimentary Breakfast
  • Budget for two Rs.2250/ Night
  • Attractions - Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Sri Aurobindo Hand Made Paper Factory, The Consulate General of France, Pondicherry Museum
  • Address - #18, Sri Aurobindo Street, Near Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry - 605 001, India.

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5.Hotel Jayaram

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Who doesn't love shopping? Well, when you stay at the Hotel Jayaram, the city's best shopping malls are just a stone's throw away. After an enjoyable day out, you can kick back and relax in your luxurious room. And if you feel like grabbing a bite, step into the hotel's restaurant for a choice of Western or Chinese cuisine. Or you could order room service to have it delivered while you take in all the luxuries the hotel has to offer.

  • Amenities Free Wi-Fi, CCTV, Laundry/Dry Cleaning, Car Parking
  • Budget for two Rs.1800/ Night
  • Attractions - Botanical Garden, Sri Aurobindo Hand Made Paper Factory, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Bharathi Park
  • Address- Hotel Jayaram, 90, Kamaraj Salai, Puducherry - 605011.

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6.Lotus Bay View

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This hotel redefines luxury. The rooms show off the best of modern design blended with state-of-the-art facilities. You even get your very own private balcony where you can relax over a cup of tea in the evening. And did we mention this hotel is located right on the Rock Beach? Let the cool sea breeze soothe you while you enjoy the comforts on offer.
  • Amenities Free Wi-Fi, Room Service, Car Parking
  • Budget for two approx. Rs.2500/ Night
  • Attractions - Bharathi Park, Pondicherry Museum, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Sri Aurobindo Ashram 
  • Address-  01-B, Rue Bazar Saint Laurent Street, Beach Road, Pondicherry - 605001

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7.Ramana Residency

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We all love vacations but the idea of moving out of the comfort of our homes can be a bit intimidating. Ramana Residency is a hotel plus serviced apartment in the heart of Pondicherry where you're never too far from a friendly face. The courteous staff ensures that your needs are met at all times and the hospitality is top-notch. Rooms are well-furnished to provide a luxurious and comfortable stay. 
  • Amenities Free Wi-Fi, Room Service, Airport Shuttle
  • Budget for two Rs.1100/ Night Non A/C, Rs. 1500/Night A/C
  • Attractions - Botanical Garden, Pondicherry Railway Station, Port of Pondicherry, Bharathi Park, Manakula Vinayagar Temple
  • Address-  47, amman koil street, orleanpet,, 605005 Pondicherry, India

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8.Treebo Grace Inn

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This hotel is a traveler's delight. The hotel is located in Pondicherry's Heritage Town and features neat, well-appointed rooms with all the basic amenities. 
  • Amenities- Free Wi-Fi, Room Service, Room Service
  • Budget for two approx. Rs.2500/ Night
  • Attractions - Bharathi Park, Pondicherry Museum, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Saraswathi Thirumana Nilayam
  • Address-  No: 82, Ambour Salai, White Town, Pondicherry - 605001, India

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9.Velvett Villa

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This is a heritage house which has been turned into a hotel, but the staff and service will make you feel right at home. It features bright interiors in quirky colors which set it apart from other hotels of its kind. It also has a terrace where you can bask in the warm sunlight and take a look at the city from a high vantage point. The place is best known for extremely spick and span premises.
  • Amenities Free Wi-Fi, Room Service, Restaurant, Airport Shuttle
  • Budget for two - approx. Rs.2000/ Night
  • Attractions - Bharathi Park, Pondicherry Museum, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Botanical Garden
  • Address-  111 Needarajapayar street, 605001 Pondicherry, India

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10.Kings City Residency

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This hotel is located in a relatively quiet part of the town, so if you're looking for a relaxing vacation, this is where you stay. Of course, you can still walk to a lot of tourist attractions nearby. Or perhaps you would like to hop on a bicycle? This hotel provides them, free of charge. Warm, friendly staff and excellent food make this hotel a great choice.
  • Amenities Free Wi-Fi, Restaurant, Car Parking
  • Budget for two approx. Rs.1500/ Night
  • Attractions - Bharathi Park, Pondicherry Museum, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Sri Aurobindo Hand Made Paper Factory
  • Address- No-72, Chetty Street, B/w MG Road & Mission Street, Heritage Town, 605001 Pondicherry, India

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11.Ungal Vasantabhavan

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Don't let small hotel rooms cramp your lifestyle. At Ungal Vasanta Bhavan, you get spacious rooms, well-furnished interiors, and delicious vegetarian food. Situated in the center of the city, you get access to every major tourist hotspot in Pondicherry. Oh, and the breakfast is complementary for the duration of your stay.
  • Amenities Free Wi-Fi, Room Service, Car Parking, Restaurant, Airport Shuttle
  • Budget for two approx. Rs.2500/ Night
  • Attractions - Botanical Garden, Sri Aurobindo Hand Made Paper Factory, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, The Consulate General of France
  • Address-  ECR Road, Pakkamutayanpet, 605008 Pondicherry, India

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12.Treebo South Avenue

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A luxurious stay and a central location make Treebo South Avenue an excellent proposition for travelers hoping to experience Pondicherry's history and culture. The hotel offers large, fully-equipped rooms, a garden and even some space for cycling so there's never a dull moment. The well-trained staff takes pleasure in providing the most comfortable stay for you.
  • Amenities Free Wi-Fi, Room Service, Car Parking, Restaurant
  • Budget for two approx. Rs.2500/ Night
  • Attractions - Bharathi Park, Pondicherry Museum, Botanical Garden, Port of Pondicherry
  • Address-  No. 151, 152, Subbiah Salai, Opp. Puducherry Railway Station, Puducherry - 605001 Pondicherry, India

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13.Pondicherry Executive Inn

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This boutique hotel is located in the picturesque French Town in Pondicherry. Cozy rooms with complementary breakfast and a private balcony offer a comfortable, relaxing environment. Warm, hospitable staff make sure you always have everything you need during your stay.
  • Amenities Free Wi-Fi, Room Service, Car Parking, Restaurant, Airport Shuttle
  • Budget for two approx. Rs.2750/ Night
  • Attractions - Sri Aurobindo Hand Made Paper Factory, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, The Consulate General of France, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Pondicherry Museum
  • Address-   1A Perumal Koil Street, White Town, 605001 Pondicherry, India

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14.Hotel Sun park

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In the heart of the city lies the Hotel Sun Park, a relative newcomer to the hospitality industry. However, once you step into the hotel, the level of professionalism and the beautifully done interiors will leave you amazed. Rooms are modern and the furnishings are luxurious. The hotel staff is at your service, 24 hours a day, which is really impressive.
  • Amenities Free Wi-Fi, Room Service, Car Parking, Restaurant, Airport Shuttle
  • Budget for two approx. Rs.2000/ Night
  • Attractions - Bharathi Park, Pondicherry Museum, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, The Consulate General of France
  • Address -  No. 18, Rangapillai Street, Near BSNL Head Office, 605001 Pondicherry, India

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15.Annai Residence

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Traveling for business or pleasure? Annai Residence makes a compelling case to be your place to stay, with its commitment to providing the highest standards of service. The rooms are luxuriously appointed and the decor exudes warmth. If you're looking for a comfortable holiday experience, your search ends here. 
  • Amenities Free Wi-Fi, Room Service, Car Parking, Restaurant
  • Budget for two approx. Rs.2000/ Night
  • Attractions - Bharathi Park, Pondicherry Museum, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Sri Aurobindo Hand Made Paper Factory
  • Address-  #138, Anna Salai, 605001 Pondicherry, India

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So, what are you waiting for? You know you deserve a vacation. Grab your camera, pack your 'attaché case' and book your French holiday at any of these hotels, right here in India. Budget is not an excuse anymore, so go ahead and experience the best Pondicherry has to offer.
 
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