Where to stay if you are budget solo female traveller
We at Wander Womaniya believe that safety & security is a basic right for every solo female traveler irrespective of your spending capacity but unfortunately it comes at a price. There is a general perception that only costly accommodation options are safe for females traveling alone.
We are curating a list of safe & pocket-friendly hotels, BNB's (Bed & Breakfasts), hostels, guesthouses, camping sites, inns, service apartments, and basically various accommodation types across different categories within India & around the world which we recommend for solo female explorers.
Here are some safe properties where solo women travelers should opt to stay when visiting these respective destinations:
Delhi is considered probably one of the most unsafe places in India owing to a lot of bad incidents which the capital of India has witnessed in the past. So girls if you are in Delhi Wander Womaniya team recommends that you stay in The Hosteller Delhi.
It is located in the posh colony of New Friends Colony on Mathura road in south Delhi. The cost for a bed in a female dormitory starts from INR 500 / $ 6.5 per night.
Udaipur is really coming up well on the backpacker scene because so many foreign tourists love the city of lakes. There are many backpacker hostels mushrooming up in Udaipur however Gypsy is probably one of the best because of its central location and amazingly warm hospitality.
They offer really comfortable & clean dorms paired with clean washrooms.
It has been rated 5 stars by more than 100 travelers on Trip advisor.
Female dorm bed generally costs around INR 750 / $10 per night.
Kishmita & Nikhil are owners cum hosts at Cliff & Coral along with Mini & Cooper (Not the car but the cool doggo siblings of Varkala). It's a great hostel that totally matches the laid-back vibe of Varkala.
The dorms are clean, comfortable, and well maintained making cliff & coral an ideal choice for girls travelling solo to Varkala. Located at a comfortable walking distance from North Cliff, the tariff starting at just INR 399 / $5 per night. (There is no aircon in dormitories if an AC is a must for you there is a Zostel too)
Vista Beach retreat is a hotel and not a hostel, unfortunately, the hostel culture has not quite picked up in the Maldives as it continues to be a playground of the rich especially with its one island one resort-style.
Vista however is situated on Hulhumale beach on the public man-made island. It is perfect if you don't want to blow up money on an exorbitant speed boat and seaplane transfers & still enjoy the white sand beaches. There are many cafes & restaurants in the walking vicinity making it an ideal choice for solo female travelers. Cost starts USD 50 / INR 3500 per room per night
Visiting New Delhi for a short duration?
Could be work at Cyber City Gurgaon or to catch an onwards flight or maybe just to catch up with your girl gang, Ibis Aerocity is an affordable & safe option for solo female travelers to stay near Indira Gandhi Airport.
It is located in Aerocity which also has the corporate hub & shopping complex comprising of many happening clubs in Worldmark. Room costs start from INR 2500 / $33 per night.
You will have to pass through some narrow lanes to reach this hidden gem of a place that is right on the bans of the lake.
A nonsense small resort with 20 cottages and a pool overlooking the lake. It is pretty, easy on the pocket, centrally located, and has all amenities required for a girls-only vacation.
Each cottage costs roughly around INR 3500/ $47 per night.
Run by a Ukrainian couple, Inda hotel is a part of Inda family which has Boho's hotel (Varkala), True Thomas (South Indian Cafe) & Inda cafe (Continental & American). While Travel is life remains the most sought-after stay option in Varkala but its cost & unavailability make us vouch for the second best.
They have both AC & non Ac cottages near the cliff area, we recommend solo traveling females to stay at Inda hotel due to numerous reasons.
Cost starts at INR 2000 / $ 27 per night.