A comprehensive guide to where to stay in Jaipur, known as the Pink City.
Jaipur is one of the most vibrant places you’ll see in India. It’ll embrace you with various ancient monuments to explore, some incredible street food to sample places to try out your own cooking skills (check out a fabulous cooking class with Payal!) and in between, you can just chill at a cozy homestay or impressively extravagant heritage hotels in Jaipur.
Talking about comfort and luxury, we suggest that you check out the website RARE India. They specialize in finding hotels with unique owners; imagine staying with passionate writers, film makers, conservationists, architects, poets, you name it!
We stayed a few nights at the impressive Khas Bagh, one of the boutique hotels of RARE, only ten minutes drive from the Amber Fort. It’s nestled in a secluded suburb of Jaipur, in a totally tranquil natural environment.
The owner is a polo player, which you can tell from the interior of the hotel. The rooms and common areas are tastefully designed with deluxe furniture and with an acute sense for detail.
The rooms are super spacious, bright, and very comfortable. There are beautiful and cozy window seats facing the garden, a writing desk, and a big bathroom. The hotel features an outdoor pool with a lavishly decorated polo lounge.
Where to stay in Jaipur
Bani Park is probably one of the best neighborhoods in Jaipur. It’s peaceful, safe, and one of the most prominent residential neighborhoods in the Pink City. It’s very well connected, and close to the railway station Jaipur Junction. The majority of the accommodations are budget and mid-range options with a superb value for the price.
Our top pick > WelcomHeritage Traditional Haveli
One of the most affordable heritage hotels in Jaipur. Not only will you be surrounded by amazing traditional architecture, but also you can chill at the pool or get pampered at their spa and wellness center. Breakfast included.
Mid-range > Shahpura House
A very charming hotel with an outdoor pool. The rooms are spacious with stylish traditional wooden furniture. Ideal for couples or those who need to unplug. The place features a spa and wellness facilities.
Budget > Hoztel Jaipur
Not a “dirty cheap” hostel where you go only to sleep. Hoztel Jaipur is a great place if you want to socialize and rest after a hot day. There is a movie room, and they organize morning yoga sessions for the guests, too. The rooms are super clean and you can choose a twin, double room, or a bunk bed in dormitories.
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Mirza Ismail aka M.I.Road
M.I.Road is only 1km from the Bani Park. It’s one of the main roads in the city that stretches along some of Jaipur’s major landmarks like Ajmeri Gate and Sanganeri Gate, a few cinemas and museums: Albert Hall Museum, Indian Murti Museum.
The road is quite busy during the day, so make sure that you ask for a room facing the quieter side. There are lots of street food options in the late afternoon and some some very good Indian restaurants, too. Our favorite one where we returned a few times was Midtown Multicuisine Restaurant. We had the best (and the biggest) garlic naan bread in our lives!
Our top pick > Comfort Inn Sapphire
As the name suggests, the place is indeed comfortable, especially the beds. The rooms and suits with A/C are big enough and quiet with lots of amenities and private bathrooms. You can dine at one of their two on-site restaurants.
Mid-range > Leisure Inn Grand Chanakya
Modern, clean and comfortable rooms. There’s a kettle, iron, and a safe box featured in each room. The hotel offers their services at a spa, gym, and a rooftop restaurant.
Budget > Atithi Guest House
One of the best budget options in the area. The rooms are very basic, yet neat. Guests can relax in a lovely rooftop area or lounge. Each room comes with a private bathroom with hot shower and a balcony. Air conditioning or fans available.
Amer Fort Road
The area stretches from the Hawa Mahal palace in the south up to Kanak Vrindavan garden in the north. There are quite a few public parks, gardens, and loads of Hindu temples in the neighborhood. It’s a great location for those interested in monuments and lesser know places situated in the northern part of Jaipur: Veer Hanuman Temple, Jal Mahal, or Kanak Vrindavan garden, particularly for the sunset.
Our top pick > Samode Haveli
An elegant upscale hotel with traditional Indian royal design. The rooms and suites are very spacious, with a seating area and a private bathroom with a bathtub. You can relax at the outdoor pool or let their masseuses take care of you at the wellness center.
Luxury > The Raj Palace
If you plan to “go big”, this is one of the most impressive 5 star hotels in Jaipur. Luxurious bedrooms and private bathrooms, high ceilings in a palace from the 18th century. Oh, have we mentioned an outdoor pool, gym, and fabulous massages?
Mid-range > Trident Jaipur
Ever stayed in a 5 star hotel in Jaipur for $60 USD per a double room? Well, this is Incredible India! Trident Jaipur is a wonderful place with antique Indian-style furniture. It features a gym, a huge outdoor pool, and spa. They also provide childcare service.
Budget > Chillout
Excellent value for clean ad basic rooms with a/c. There is a lovely rooftop terrace, clean private bathrooms. Very friendly owners.
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Welcome in one of the most posh and safest areas in Jaipur! It’s green, well connected to the other parts of the city, has a couple of hospitals, and most importantly, it’s the financial and authorities’ district (Rajasthan High Court, Income Tax Department etc.). (Which is the main reason behind the safe reputation of the area.)
Great area for shopping and café lovers. The neighborhood offers both luxury and budget hotels in Jaipur.
Our top pick > Magpie Villa
Very neat, basic and clean rooms. A small homestay nested in lush greenery. There is a washing machine, library, and kitchenette at customers’ disposal.
Luxury > Shakun Hotels And Resorts
Very affordable comfort and luxury. A modern hotel with basic rooms, a fitness center, and a refreshing pool. Note: the place serves only vegetarian food.
Mid-range > Golden Tulip Essential
Modern, spacious, very clean, and fancy hotel rooms with A/C, desk, seating areas and private bathroom. There’s a fitness center for the guests, too.
Budget > Jaipur Jantar Hostel
Simple and clean hostel with dorms, shared colorful lounge and a big garden. The rooms are with a/c.
The closer to the Amber palace you get, the more impressive hotels and resorts in Jaipur you’ll find. This area offers high-end type of accommodation where you can easily spend days indulging in their services in beautiful environment.
The neighborhood is situated in the north of the city. It’s a great location if you prefer to stay in the suburbs of Jaipur, closer to the palace and other sightseeing. Don’t miss out on the step well close by the palace!
Our top pick > Kawa Guest House
Artsy place with lovely interior run by an Indo-French family. There are only three rooms available, and a common space where the international artistic workshops are organized. Breakfast included.
Luxury > Fairmont Jaipur
If you’re looking for quintessential luxury in Jaipur, this is the place you should be looking at. Pompous luxury at its best. Huge and greatly designed rooms, very well equipped gym, spa, and incredible outdoor pool area. There are four on-site dining options. One of the best luxury hotels in Jaipur city.
Mid-range > Umaid Residency – A Regal Heritage Home
Pleasant interior resembling a palace. The rooms come with A/C and private bathrooms. Serves local and continental breakfast.
Budget > Cocoon Auberge
A family run place with minimalistic, clean & bright rooms with private bathrooms. Beautiful city view from the terrace. One of the best budget options near the Amber Fort considering the quality and location.
Another upscale and safe neighborhood in Jaipur where some prime politicians live. This is the heart of Jaipur city, with a metro station opened in 2015, lots of places to eat, ATMs, and many religious places to visit.
Our top pick > Barwara Kothi
The place is a reconstructed royal residence, featuring Colonial-style furniture. Serving Indian and Western breakfast. All rooms have a writing desk, A/C, and private bathroom. You can get your afternoon tea or coffee in their beautiful and very well maintained garden.
Mid-range > Palm 34
Modest, yet very clean and safe. The rooms come with A/C, a fridge, and TV. Breakfast included. Guests are allowed to use a shared kitchen.
Budget > Pachamama Hostel
Opened in 2020 in a great location. Dormitory and double or deluxe double rooms available. The place has a lovely rooftop lounge and exceptional food.
A nice area in the western part of the city. It lacks the touristy monuments, but it’s good for travelers who seek a quieter neighborhood. There is no direct metro line, so you’ll need to take a cab to arrive to the closest metro station. The luxury options here are limited, but you can find a clean and comfy room here for very affordable prices.
Our top pick > Rampura Kothi
A family run homestay with super clean rooms, comfortable beds and scrumptious homemade breakfast included. There is also a very nice green garden for chilling out.
Mid-range > Treebo Hotel R41
Simple rooms with large beds and basic amenities provided (TV, kettle, fridge, toiletries). Wonderful quiet location.
Budget > Abode Homestay
A clean place with basic interior. The rooms are equipped with private bathrooms. Some of them also feature a balcony. Guests can rest on a nice terrace with city views or at a common lounge. You can opt for a room with a fan or A/C.
Where to stay near the airport in Jaipur
The area of Malviya Nagar and Tonk Road is the best place to stay near the airport in Jaipur. You’ll find lots of food options, parks for resting or taking a morning run, some amazing monuments to explore (Jawahar Circle Garden with a playground), or go to the First Cinema to check out new Bollywood releases.
Our top pick >OSHO Villa Home Stay
You will be hosted by a local. Different types of room, each comes with a balcony, private bathroom and a/c. There is a shared lounge and kitchen at your disposal. Rooms are quite spacious, and the airport is only 1 km from the homestay.
Budget > Nadya Homestay for Female and Family
Very basic type of rooms, ideal for solo female travelers. Fabulous local host Nadya makes sure you’ll feel welcome. Homemade meals available.
Hope this comprehensive guide has helped you to decide where to stay in Jaipur on your next holiday in India. Enjoy, and make sure you stay at least a couple of nights at some heritage hotel in Jaipur!
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