I did some research and it seemed quite difficult to find a decent place on a budget in Chennai, and the YWCA happened fit the bill. Basically, our flight arrived late at night and we just needed a place to stay within our budget and then head south the next day. The YWCA is relatively clean, although with an institutional feel. Breakfast is included, which makes mornings easier and we indulged in their lunch buffet as well, which was also very good. And the staff was super friendly and really helpful.
I'm not sure about location relative to key sites (as I didn't see any), but it was across the street from the train station which was great as we were able to book all our trains for our 5 weeks in India. If you're only here a night or two and you're not too fussy the YWCA is a good budget choice (keep in mind it is more expensive than the Lonely Planet quoted).
- Also Known As:
- Ywca Guest House Hotel Chennai (Madras)
- Ywca Guest House Hotel