11 Best Guesthouses and Hotels in Mysore for All Budgets

Where to Stay in Mysore

Mysore is a favorite south Indian tourist destination, not only for yoga but also for its attractions such as the famous 10 day Dasara festival, magnificent Mysore Palace, and Mysore Zoo. There's a wide range of accommodations that are reasonably priced. Choose from this list of the best guesthouses and hotels in Mysore for all budgets. Or, check out special Mysore hotel deals on Tripadvisor and save.

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    Part of the luxurious Windflower Resorts chain, the sprawling and picturesque Mysore flagship property is situated in a peaceful spot at the base of Chamundi Hills not far from Mysore Zoo. Perfect for pampering, facilities include a world-class spa the offers more than 30 different treatments, with a focus on Ayurveda. Accommodations consist of 39 studios, villas and suites. Rates start from around 5,400 rupees per night, plus tax. Breakfast is included.

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    The regal Royal Orchid Metropole Hotel is a former Maharaja's residence, built in 1920 to accommodate distinguished British guests. This well-maintained heritage property has imperial arches, imposing pillars, and ornate corridors that all add to its Colonial old-world charm. Authentic Indian cuisine is served in the hotel's restaurant. There are four suites, 12 heritage rooms, and 14 royal rooms. Expect to pay around 5,100 rupees per night upwards plus tax, with breakfast included.

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    Want an intimate and harmonious place to stay? La Villa is an elegant boutique bed and breakfast with just three guestrooms in an immaculately renovated heritage villa. This exceptional property is a relatively new one -- it opened in 2014 -- and is managed by a French couple. Local artists exhibit their works in the patio art gallery.  Rates start from 4,500 rupees, plus tax. A gourmet breakfast is included and it's delicious, with real French delights!

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    Mysore's iconic Green Hotel is housed in Chittaranjan Palace, which was constructed for the city's princesses. The building is surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens with formal lawns and shady trees. Its restful and creative atmosphere understandably makes it a favorite with returning and long-term guests. The hotel's dedication to sustainable tourism is admirable. Many energy saving initiatives have been incorporated, and all profits are distributed to charitable and environmental projects in India. Indian handicrafts made by award winning craftsmen also feature prominently in the hotel's decorations. There are 31 themed rooms, each with its own individual character. Expect to pay around 4,000 rupees upwards per night. Breakfast is included.

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    If you're looking for a conveniently located, quality hotel in Mysore, Pai Vista is the place. It's right near the city's bus terminus and Mysore Palace. The hotel's restaurants are intriguing to say the least -- one is jungle themed and the other cave themed. The decorations and food are both outstanding. There's also a pub that's dedicated to rock music, and a small outdoor swimming pool. Rooms are very clean and modern. Wireless Internet is free. Rates start from around 3,000 rupees per night, plus tax, with breakfast included.

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    Mysore Bed and Breakfast
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    This cozy and ambient bed and breakfast is located in the home of Stephen, an English expat. Manjula, a wonderful cook and housekeeper, assists him in running it. And yes, she does give cooking lessons. Together, the welcoming duo have hosted travelers from across the world. The property is situated in a quiet residential area around 10 minutes from Mysore Palace. It's decorated with paintings and handicrafts from all over India, which are a great talking point. There are four guest rooms on the second floor with two bathrooms shared between them (most people say that the lack of private bathrooms isn't an issue though). Guests can use the rooftop garden, downstairs kitchen, and the communal living room. Expect to pay around 2,000 rupees for a double room per night. Read reviews here. In addition, Stephen leads bicycle tours of Seringapatnam, which shouldn't be missed.

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    Situated in the renowned residential district of Gokulam, close to some of the best yoga schools in Mysore, the French-owned Anokhi offers something very different to the usual accommodations. It is more of a sanctuary for travelers than a hotel. There's a cafe that serves delicious European food. The guest house has three basic rooms and a studio. Rates range from 1,800 rupees to 3,100 rupees per night. Wireless Internet, 24 hour hot water, use of kitchen facilities, washing machine, and filtered water are all included. Plenty of books to read, garden, and groovy artwork add to the appeal. Some people have complained of the hard beds though, and it isn't close to popular attractions. Read reviews here.

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    Hotel MB International is a very popular, modern budget hotel that's excellent value for money. Guests appreciate its central location, cleanliness, helpful and friendly staff, free wireless Internet, hot showers, and tasty food. There are 25 rooms. Rates start from around 1,000 rupees plus tax per night.

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    The smart-looking Aishwarya Residency opened in December 2010 and quickly became one of the best budget hotels in Mysore. It's located quite centrally off the main road and adjacent to Government House, and is very clean and decorated in attractive warm tones inside. The hotel doesn't have a restaurant on the premises but it's possible to order room in from an extensive menu and either eat it in your room or on the rooftop garden. Other drawbacks: small rooms and hot water only in the morning. Rates start from 990 rupees a night, plus tax.

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    Sonder is Mysore's first backpacker hostel. It opened in mid 2015 in an upscale residential neighborhood and has a great vibe plus all the facilities you'd expect to find at such a place. These include kitchen, common room, board games, library, washing machine, and free wireless Internet. Numerous activities are planned including city bicycle tours (bikes are available for rent), cooking classes, and hiking.  There are three air-conditioned rooms -- two six bed mixed dorms and a four bed female only dorm. Expect to pay 700 rupees per night. Breakfast is not included.

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    India's most prevalent backpacker hostel chain, Zostel, is now in Mysore!  It's located in an atmospheric, newly renovated, heritage mansion close that's central to all the city's attractions (walking distance to both the zoo and the palace). Guests particularly love the many hangout areas, including rooftop terrace. There mixed dorms with four and six beds, as well as a six bed female only dorm. Expect to pay 550 rupees per night for a bed in a dorm and 1,400 rupees for a private double room with bathroom. The private rooms are really spacious and an outstanding deal.