There’s no dearth of hotels, across budgets, in Bangalore. But if you’re the kind of traveller who doesn’t particularly like the manufactured look of hotel rooms and want an intimate feel of what it means to live in this city, then Airbnbs are tailor-made for you. Whether you’re here for a vacation or are just passing by Bangalore, Airbnb accommodations make you feel like you’re not very far from home. In many cases, they also give you an opportunity to interact with locals and other travellers, plus, you can save money. LBB travels through localities finding the best Airbnbs to stay in.

An Artistic Private Room Close To Coles Park

Source: An Artistic Private Room Close To Coles Park

Source: An Artistic Private Room Close To Coles Park

Close to the Central Business District, you will be sharing your space with a friendly host and her family. The spacious room can easily accommodate two people. Choose this space if you’re a traveller who wants to explore the city’s landmarks with ease and also wants to stay in a vibrant old neighbourhood. If you’re in Bangalore for more than a month, the property offers a 25 per cent discount for long stays. For an extra fee, transport from the airport and food can be arranged.

Where: Frazer Town

Price: INR 1,749 upwards per night

Type of Stay: Private Room

Can Accommodate: 2 people

Find out more here.

Hostel Space In Cooke Town

Source: Hostel Space In Cooke Town

Source: Hostel Space In Cooke Town

The Meditating Monkeys, a vibrant hostel, has won votes from backpackers and budget travellers. The cosy nook, just a short ride from the city’s centre, is set amidst a charming neighbourhood {if you explore its streets you are sure to spot a few vintage bungalows}. The hostel itself is perfect if you are looking for a comfortable space where you can possibly catch up with other travellers.

Where: Cooke Town

Price: INR 1,480 upwards per night

Type of Stay: Private Room

Can Accommodate: 3 people

Find out more here.

A Hip Studio In Jayamahal

Source: A Hip Studio In Jayamahal

Source: A Hip Studio In Jayamahal

Located in a plush neighbourhood in Bangalore, this studio apartment will surely add colour to your trip. Done up in happy colours and equipped with modern facilities, this space comes with a four-poster bed, a small study space, a fully-equipped kitchen and other modern facilities. Two caretakers will help you out with any queries or trouble you have while using facilities or if you need a meal cooked {for an extra fee, of course}.

Where: Jayamahal

Price: INR 3,498 upwards per night

Type of Stay: Entire apartment

Can Accommodate: 4 people {do note that, any more than 2 people and you’ll have to pay an extra charge}

Find out more here.

Compact Apartment In Kasavanahalli

Source: Compact Apartment In Kasavanahalli

Source: Compact Apartment In Kasavanahalli

If you’re in town for business, around the Electronic City area, then this small apartment will suit you perfectly. A young couple rents out this 1BHK space that is set in a gated community. However, a short walk and you’ll be able to access grocery stores and a handful of restaurants. Families are welcome here and they’ll arrange for extra mattresses if you’re bringing children along {an extra charge is applicable if more than two guests are checking-in}.

Where: Kasavanahalli

Price: INR 1,884 upwards per night

Type of Stay: Entire Apartment

Can Accommodate: 3 people

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Private Room With A Balcony In Koramangala

Source: Private Room With A Balcony In Koramangala

Source: Private Room With A Balcony In Koramangala

Want to have easy access to the some of the best restaurants and pubs in the city, the next time you’re in Bangalore? This place in Koramangala might just be the answer to your prayers. For your money’s worth, you’ll get an AC room {a blessing, if you come by in the summer} that comes attached with a small balcony. You’ll also a get WiFi and a freshly-prepared breakfast in the mornings.

Where: Koramangala

Price: INR 2,018 upwards per night, per person

Type of Stay: Private Room

Can Accommodate: 4 people

Find out more here.

Home With A Pool Near Indiranagar

Source: Home With A Pool Near Indiranagar

Source: Home With A Pool Near Indiranagar

This spacious home makes for a serene spot amidst the hustle-bustle of the city. A short drive from Indiranagar, this place is perfect for couples and small families who need more than just a room when they are travelling. The pool, the terracotta garden and a small study come in handy if you’re planning to spend a chunk of your time indoors. If you want to explore nearby attractions in MG Road or Indiranagar, you can take a Metro ride from the station nearby.

Where: Near Indiranagar

Price: INR 4,037 upwards

Type of Stay: Entire Home

Can Accommodate: 3 people

Find out more here.

Private Room Near Cubbon Park

Source: Private Room Near Cubbon Park

Source: Private Room Near Cubbon Park

In the heart of the city, you can explore Bangalore with ease from this duplex flat. You’ll be sharing space with the young owners of the house, who will be happy to share their knowledge of the city. You can check into a pleasantly-decorated room on the ground floor that assures you of privacy. If you’d like to use the kitchen or any of the other common areas, those are available too. Can’t do without your early morning walk or jog? Then just hop over to Cubbon Park that’s at a short distance from here.

Where: Near Cubbon Park

Price: INR 2,220 upwards

Type of Stay: Private Room

Can Accommodate: 3 people

Find out more here.

Brand New Apartment Near New BEL Circle

Source: Brand New Apartment Near New BEL Circle

Source: Brand New Apartment Near New BEL Circle

Looking to stay at a place that’s not too far away from the airport but still accessible to the city? Book this apartment that is close to the Moevenpick Hotel in North Bangalore. Getting to the centre of the city, or the airport, shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes if you stay here. It also helps that the apartment is immaculately furnished and comes equipped with all the modern facilities. You’ll also get homemade breakfast everyday and your hosts will even give you cooking tutorials, on request.

Where: Near New BEL Circle

Price: INR 2,151 onwards

Types of Stay: Entire Apartment

Can Accommodate: 2 people

Find out more here.

Private Room At A Penthouse In Indiranagar

Source: Private Room At A Penthouse In Indiranagar

Source: Private Room At A Penthouse In Indiranagar

Close to 100 Feet Road, this penthouse is just a hop, skip and jump away from many of the best restaurants, bars and shopping hotspots in the city. At just a little more than INR 2,000, this room is a bargain considering the upscale neighbourhood. You’ll also get access to the cosy rooftop where you can catch up on work, reading or just sipping on a cup of coffee.

Where: Indiranagar

Price: INR 2084 upwards

Type of Stay: Private Room

Can Accommodate: 2 people

Find out more here.

An Artful Apartment In HBR Layout

Source: An Artful Apartment In HBR Layout

Source: An Artful Apartment In HBR Layout

If you love to stay in a place that can tell a story, then this apartment is just right for you. Also, if you are on a business trip to the nearby Manyata Tech Park, this place is ideal. But it’s very likely that once you get here, you’ll spend a good chunk of your time gazing at the artistic displays in the home itself. When you’re hungry, stop by Kammanahalli, which is in the vicinity, or head to Indiranagar or MG Road, which are half an hour away.

Where: HBR Layout

Price: INR 1,210 upwards

Type of Stay: Private Room

Can Accommodate: 1 person

Find out more here.

Featured image via: A Hip Studio In Jayamahal