Beautiful lessons in history, a breathtaking view of the Bay Of Bengal, the best of silk and temple jewellery and food that will hit all the right spots, Chennai has that (and we feel really proud about it) and plenty more to offer. Which is why even the humidity and linguistic barriers (if you don't know Tamil) doesn't stop travellers from flocking down to this bustling metropolis.
If you're on your way to experience the magic of this city blending old with new but don't want to spend a bomb on accommodation, we suggest you check into any of these hostels. Although few in number, we bet these will make your stay a lot more interesting, especially if you're travelling solo. Ready to explore?
Disclaimer: All the hostels in this list are following the required safety guidelines with regular disinfection of premises and staff health checks. Going out to communal spaces, however, can still put you at some risk. We recommend you undertake all safety precautions in terms of facial masks and ample social distancing.