Affordable Serviced Apartments in Chennai

March 12, 2009


Serviced Apartments combine the advantages of a short-stay hotel rooms with that of rental residential apartments.

Also known as Apartment Hotels / Guest Houses, Serviced Apartments offer fully furnished residential units on a daily, weekly or monthly rental basis. The cost of renting a service apartment is usually lesser than renting of hotel rooms, but provides comparable facilities and a much larger space.

A typical Serviced Apartment in Chennai would have facilities like air-conditioned bed-rooms, fully equipped kitchens, refrigerators, internet (broadband/wifi), in-house catering, gym, LCD/plasma TVs, DVD players, home theatre, washing machines / laundry services, geysers and more.

Staying at serviced apartments would be an excellent option for visiting friends/relatives and their families, when they have to make a short stay in the city, probably to combine a function (like marriages) with local site-seeing. These type of accommodation also enjoys patronage from corporate visitors, like executives dropping in for a training / seminar. has a long List of Serviced Apartments in Chennai, with details like daily/monthly rent. You can use the Map View of all the Service Apartments in Chennai to narrow down on the locality of your choice.

So the next time you are looking for a Serviced Apartment, you know that you can drop by at


Women’s Hostels in and around Velachery, Chennai

February 28, 2009

Velachery with its proximity to companies in OMR and with very good public transport facilities to other parts of the city, enabled by the Chennai Metro Buses and MRTS services has become home to a lot of hostels for women.

A majority of them are opposite TCS and near Perungudi Railway Station, owing to the comparitively lesser costs in setting up hostels in that area.  Some of the women’s hostels available in Velachery are listed below.

The following hostels will be a good choice, in case you plan to work in TCS or in case you plan to use the MRTS (Perungudi MRTS station) to reach your work place..

Om Shivagiri Ladies Hostel –  Opposite TCS and very near Perungudi Railway Station. 

Praveena Women’s Hostel –  Opposite TCS, Near Perungudi Railway Station

Chella’s Home – Working Women’s Hostel –  Opposite TCS, Near Perungudi Railway Station

M.M Women’s Hostel –  Opposite TCS, Near Baby Nagar bus-stop

Shiva’s Nest is also near MRTS station, but this one is near Velachery MRTS..

Shiva’s Nest –  Before start of flyover on the Velachery side, road towards right.

The following hostels which are at walkable distances to Vijayanagar Bus Terminus, are ideal if you plan to use the metro buses..

Sri Sairam Working Women’s Hostel –  Near Vijayanagar Terminus, Opposite Pillai Hospital

Yoga Ladies Hostel –  Near Cee Dee Yes shop on Taramani Road.

Other options include..

Rani Ladies Hostel –  Alankar Apartments, Near Iyyappan temple in Dhandeeswaram

Dhanalakshmi Ladies Hostel –  Near Alacrity Apartments in AGS Colony

The complete set of Women’s Hostels listed above are shown in this map view. Click on the bubble icons to know more details of the hostel.

In case your hostel is not listed in,  kindly comment here with details, so that we can add it to our directory.

One more best answer : Hostels in Sholinganallur (OMR / Rajiv Gandhi Road)

November 26, 2008 is proud to have provided one more best answer (at Yahoo Answers) for people searching for hostels. This time for a question by Pramod S, who was interested in Hostels near Wipro in Sholinganallur, the answer given by was voted as the best answer.

Quote from the Yahoo Answers, for the question “Can I get list of hostels for girls and boys in chennai specifically around wipro in Scholliganallur?

Sholinganallur is a fast developing area, but currently only a few hostels like Sai Mohanashree, Anandham, Chettinadu and Mummiy’s are available.

If you want better choice, you may also consider nearby areas like Thoraipakkam, Velachery, Thiruvanmiyur and Adyar, all of which usually have company-arranged buses plying from (or through) them, to reach offices in OMR (Old Mahabalipuram Road) / Rajiv Gandhi Road.

Check out the following page for Map of Hostels, PG, Serviced Apartments in Sholinganallur, Chennai……

Details of a few hostels in Sholinganallur..

This best answer comes after those mentioned in the previous blog.

More Hostel and PG entries added for Chennai

November 26, 2008

Was working on a few enhancements in (including support for a secure-code based authorization for editing individual entries) and also in populating more data. Now the number of entries has increased from just 10 entries (all in Velachery) to reach the 50 entries mark.

The Map of Hostels, PG, Serviced Apartments in Chennai looks better now. Probably, I will make the map view as default, so as to avoid the need for sorting and the resultant indexing problems.

By increasing the entries, I was able to answer a few questions, like..

Hi can you please suggest some descent boys hostel for it employee in mylapore ,chennai?

(Chosen as Best Answer)

Can anyone suggest some good hostels in chennai for working women?
areas near to adyar, thiruvanmiyoor preferred
(In Voting)

Where can i find the best ladies hostels in chennai?
(In Voting) does get a decent number of hits every day. Need to put in some effort to add even more entries into, so as to improve it even better.

[As posted in my personal blog, on 11 Nov 2008]

Search for Hostels, Paying Guest accommodation and Serviced Apartments

October 13, 2008

We are happy to have launched the initial version of our website focussed on providing details on affordable accommodation at We strive to provide an easily searchable database of Hostels, Paying-Guest accommodation, Bed and Breakfast (B&B) and Serviced Apartments.

To enlist your service, login with a Google account and add the details. You can also update your details at any time, using the same login. This listing service is provided free of cost.

We have done some hostel-to-hostel data collection in Velachery, Chennai and added it as the initial seed data. [Velachery Hostels]. The website provide details on the facilities, food and the rates (where available)

A map view for the location of the hostels has also been provided. This view also supports filters. So, if your requirement is to find all women’s hostels/PG in Chennai in one map, you can do so.

Reviews, rating and support for photos will be added soon.