Cheap, safe and in New Delhi- any ideas
May 22, 2012 12:29 AM   Subscribe

Where can a single woman stay in Delhi for a few days that's both cheap and safe?

A friend wants to spend a few days in Delhi (24th-28th of this month) and needs a place to stay. She's a single woman in her early 20s and is pretty concerned about safety. Plus she doesn't have much money and would prefer to spend under Rs 1000 a night. Location doesn't matter as long as it's reasonably close to a metro station, but she'd prefer to avoid anything too far out of the way. Central/South Delhi would be nice, but other locations are good, too.

Any help would be much appreciated.
posted by Tamanna to Travel & Transportation around New Delhi, India (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Usually international hostels are pretty safe and cheap. I've never been to India, but she can check out and look at reviews and prices there.
posted by bearette at 2:00 AM on May 22, 2012

The tibetan quarter is cheap as chips. We always stay there and it's very safe, the kids love it. Majnu ka Tilla is the area. We stay at a few different guesthouses. Wongdhen House is pretty good and has a nice restaurant.

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posted by taff at 2:21 AM on May 22, 2012

posted by london302 at 3:06 AM on May 22, 2012

Rs 1000 is a pretty low budget, but I'm sure it's possible.

If it's not, then I recommend Lutyens Bungalow. My wife stayed there for a week while travelling on her own for work and enjoyed it.
posted by purephase at 5:18 AM on May 22, 2012

It's been over a decade since I've been there, so someone else will have to speak to safety, but I stayed at the New Delhi YMCA without any trouble. Looks like a single room with shared bath is 1100 Rs.
posted by BlooPen at 6:02 AM on May 22, 2012

I didn't feel unsafe in Paharganj, within walking distance of the New Delhi station. The hotels are nicer north of Old Gupta Road.
posted by Rash at 8:04 AM on May 22, 2012

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