Chennai, the capital city of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is counted among the most visited cities in the country by foreign travellers. With its rich culture, traditional cuisine, myriad attractions, strong economic presence, prominent educational institutions and world-renowned hospitals, there is nothing in this city that does not appeal to a traveller; be it leisure, corporate or medical. It has a broad industrial base of automobile, IT, manufacturing, healthcare, finance and more. Furthermore, Chennai has one of India’s most crowded beaches, largest shopping district (by revenue), Tamil film industry, and a lot more that result in the high influx on visitors in the city. In order to cater to their requirements, there is a good number of premier and budget hotels in Chennai City, offering clean and sanitized rooms and all kinds of modern in-room amenities and services like free Wi-Fi.

Top Budget Hotels in Chennai City

For travellers who are looking for an accommodation that offers all essential facilities yet are not too heavy on the pocket, there are many budget hotels in Chennai on offer. These properties maintain a high level of personal as well as premises hygiene and offer a safe, 100% hygienic stay.

To help you make a decision, here’s a list of 10 best-rated budget hotels in Chennai:

1. FabHotel Ishka Inn, T Nagar, Chennai

FabHotel Ishka Inn, T Nagar | #1 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

FabHotel Ishka Inn, T Nagar | #1 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

  • Why book this hotel?
    • 100% Safe & Hygienic Rooms
    • Prime location in the major CBD and shopping district of T Nagar
    • Just a walk away from Super Saravana Stores, Nalli Silks, Pothys and other popular stores
    • Popular shrines like Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam and Arulmigu Karaneeswarar Temple and parks, such as Natesan Park, Panagal Park and Jeeva Park, within 2 km radius
    • Good connectivity to the MNCs and more in the commercial hub of Nungambakkam (4 km)
    • A 5-minute drive from Mambalam station on the Chennai Suburban Railway Network while the nearest Chennai Metro station is Saidapet (Blue Line), located 10 minutes away
  • Distance from:
    • Airport: Chennai International Airport (13.8 km)
    • Railway Station: Chennai Egmore (7.2 km), Chennai Central (8.4 km)
    • Bus Station: Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (6.3 km)
  • Rating: 4.8/5

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2. FabHotel Sky Bay, Kodambakkam, Chennai

FabHotel Sky Bay, Kodambakkam | #2 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

FabHotel Sky Bay, Kodambakkam | #2 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

  • Why book this hotel?
    • 100% Safe & Hygienic Rooms
    • Easy access from the Grand Southern Trunk Road
    • Proximity to numerous studios being located in the hub of Tamil film industry, Kollywood
    • Merely a 10-minute drive from the famous Vadalpani Murugan Temple
    • Easy access to major commercial areas like West Mambalam, T Nagar and Nungambakkam
    • A short walk from Kodambakkam Suburban and Vadalpani Metro (Green Line) stations
  • Distance from:
    • Airport: Chennai International Airport (12.7 km)
    • Railway Station: Chennai Egmore (8.2 km), Chennai Central (9.9 km)
    • Bus Station: Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (4.1 km)
  • Rating: 4.8/5

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3. FabExpress PP Residency, Padur, Chennai

FabExpress PP Residency, Padur | #3 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

FabExpress PP Residency, Padur | #3 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

  • Why book this hotel?
    • 100% Safe & Hygienic Rooms
    • Prime location off the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR)
    • Less than a 10-minute drive from The Marina Mall, a shopping and entertainment centre
    • Direct access to tourist attractions in Mahabalipuram (24 km) in less than half an hour
    • Good connectivity to the IT corridor of Chennai via Rajiv Gandhi IT Expressway
    • A walk away from Hindustan University Gate and Decathlon Opp bus stops
  • Distance from:
    • Airport: Chennai International Airport (29.2 km)
    • Railway Station: Chennai Egmore (34.5 km), Chennai Central (35.6 km)
    • Bus Station: Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (36.3 km)
  • Rating: 4.8/5

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4. FabHotel Corporate Inn I, Anna Nagar, Chennai

FabHotel Corporate Inn I, Anna Nagar | #4 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

FabHotel Corporate Inn I, Anna Nagar | #4 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

  • Why book this hotel?
    • 100% Safe & Hygienic Rooms
    • Merely 2 km from the arterial road of 2nd Avenue, a buzzing dining and shopping hub
    • Easy access to VR Chennai Mall (2.5 km), located less than a 10-minute drive away
    • Nearby attractions include Anna Tower (1.9 km) and Chetpet Eco Park (4.4 km)
    • Ambattur Industrial Estate, home to numerous industry giants, at a 20-minute drive
    • Hardly a 5-minute drive from Anna Nagar East Metro station (Green Line)
  • Distance from:
    • Airport: Chennai International Airport (18.5 km)
    • Railway Station: Chennai Egmore (5.8 km), Chennai Central (7.2 km)
    • Bus Station: Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (6.2 km)
  • Rating: 4.8/5

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5. FabHotel Prime Santhome Inn, Mylapore, Chennai

FabHotel Prime Santhome Inn, Mylapore | #5 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

FabHotel Prime Santhome Inn, Mylapore | #5 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

  • Why book this hotel?
    • 100% Safe & Hygienic Rooms
    • Prime location on Santhome High Road, not too far from the coast
    • Proximity to shopping hubs like Chennai City Centre (1.6 km) and Express Avenue (4.4 km)
    • Multiple tourist attractions in the vicinity like Santhome Cathedral Basilica, Chennai Marina Lighthouse, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Vivekananda House, Marina Beach and more
      • Easy access to the MNCs, consulates, government offices, etc. in Nungabakkam (5.8 km)
    • Thirumayilai MRTS station located less than 2 km away
  • Distance from:
    • Airport: Chennai International Airport (17.8 km)
    • Railway Station: Chennai Central (6.7 km), Chennai Egmore (7.2 km)
    • Bus Station: Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (11.5 km)
  • Rating: 4.6/5

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6. FabExpress Nestlay Rooms, Ambattur Industrial Estate, Chennai

FabExpress Nestlay Rooms, Ambattur Industrial Estate | #6 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

FabExpress Nestlay Rooms, Ambattur Industrial Estate | #6 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

  • Why book this hotel?
    • 100% Safe & Hygienic Rooms
    • Prime location on the Chennai Bypass Road (National Highway 48)
    • Popular malls like VR Chennai, Ampa Skywalk and Forum Vijaya Mall within 10 km radius
    • Prominent sites like Fort St. George, Santhome Cathedral Basilica, Guindy National Park, Government Museum, Dr MGR Memorial and others are all within an hour’s drive
    • Easy access to various manufacturing plants, textile industries and IT companies in Ambattur
    • Merely 10 minutes away from Ambattur and Pattaravakkam Suburban railway stations
  • Distance from:
    • Airport: Chennai International Airport (20.7 km)
    • Railway Station: Chennai Egmore (12.7 km), Chennai Central (15.6 km)
    • Bus Station: Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (7.2 km)
  • Rating: 4.6/5

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7. FabHotel Flamingo, Anna Nagar, Chennai

FabHotel Flamingo, Anna Nagar | #7 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

FabHotel Flamingo, Anna Nagar | #7 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

  • Why book this hotel?
    • 100% Safe & Hygienic Rooms
    • Easy access from the Grand Northern Trunk Road
    • VR Chennai Mall (1.8 km) located hardly a 5-minute drive away
    • Plenty of activities to indulge in, such as birdwatching, skating, etc., at Anna Tower (1.6 km)
    • A 15-minute drive from Ambattur Industrial Estate – home to plants, IT offices and more
    • Less than a 5-minute drive from Thirumangalam Metro station (Green Line)
  • Distance from:
    • Airport: Chennai International Airport (17.3 km)
    • Railway Station: Chennai Egmore (8.5 km), Chennai Central (9.9 km)
    • Bus Station: Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (2.8 km)
  • Rating: 4.5/5

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8. FabExpress Bharat International, T Nagar, Chennai

FabExpress Bharat International, T Nagar | #8 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

FabExpress Bharat International, T Nagar | #8 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

  • Why book this hotel?
    • 100% Safe & Hygienic Rooms
    • Prime location in the city’s costliest commercial stretch, Usman Road
    • Several high-end textile shops and jewellery stores at a walking distance
    • Nearby attractions include Natesan Park, Jeeva Park, Panagal Park and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, all located within 2 km radius
    • The commercial hub of Nungambakkam (4.6 km) located around 10 minutes’ drive away
    • Around a kilometre away from T Nagar Bus Terminus and Mambalam Suburban station
  • Distance from:
    • Airport: Chennai International Airport (14.2 km)
    • Railway Station: Chennai Egmore (6.6 km), Chennai Central (7.4 km)
    • Bus Station: Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (6.2 km)
  • Rating: 4.5/5

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9. FabHotel Metro Manor, Sydenhams Road, Chennai

FabHotel Metro Manor, Sydenhams Road | #9 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

FabHotel Metro Manor, Sydenhams Road | #9 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

  • Why book this hotel?
    • 100% Safe & Hygienic Rooms
    • At a short walking distance from the railway station
    • Malls like Express Avenue and Spencer Plaza located within a 15-minute drive
    • Popular attractions and landmarks, such as Fort St. George, Dr MGR Memorial, Government Museum, Victoria Public Hall and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, situated within 5 km radius
    • Proximity to many prominent government offices including Ripon Building
    • Central Metro station (Blue & Green Line), Chennai Park Suburban station and Chennai Park Town MRTS station all located less than a kilometre away
  • Distance from:
    • Airport: Chennai International Airport (21.7 km)
    • Railway Station: Chennai Central (1.4 km), Chennai Egmore (2.1 km)
    • Bus Station: Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (9.6 km)
  • Rating: 4.4/5

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10. FabExpress Kapsstone Service Apartment, Egmore, Chennai

FabExpress Kapsstone Service Apartment, Egmore | #10 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

FabExpress Kapsstone Service Apartment, Egmore | #10 of 10 Best Budget Hotels in Chennai

  • Why book this hotel?
    • 100% Safe & Hygienic Rooms
    • Merely a kilometre away from the railway station
    • Malls like Spencer Plaza, Alsa Mall, Bergamo Mall and Express Avenue within 2 km radius
    • Popular attractions nearby like Government Museum, Thousand Lights Mosque, Chetpet Eco Park, St Andrew’s Church, Victoria Public Hall and Ripon Building
    • Proximity to many prominent educational institutions, government offices and commercial neighbourhood of Nungambakkam (3.9 km)
    • Less than 2 km from Egmore Suburban and Egmore Metro (Green Line) stations
  • Distance from:
    • Airport: Chennai International Airport (19.5 km)
    • Railway Station: Chennai Egmore (1.2 km), Chennai Central (3.4 km)
    • Bus Station: Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (7.8 km)
  • Rating: 4.4/5

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