The Indian “homestay” experience has grown from strength to strength since the idea first emerged in Kerala, a decade or so ago. Now there are homestay tours and specialist agencies for the many hospitable families offering modestly priced accommodation in a variety of homes from city apartments to plantation houses
So, If you thought homestays in India were very modest, then think again! No, you don’t have to share a bathroom with the host family or sleep on the floor. In fact, you can enjoy some of the best accommodations and, on top of this, you get to feast on delicious home cooked food and receive personalized attention.
We have listest some of the best homestays in Gurgaon where you can indulge in a treat of experiencing famed Indian hospitality, home away from home.
Cinnamon Homestays, Gurgaon
Cinnamon is a delightful boutique homestay where the owners personally design the stay based on the needs of each guest. The owners, Manish and Shilpi are a chirpy couple who would make you feel at home and just like family!
Cinnamon offers cozy bed & breakfast and the guest house is replete with concept rooms, handmade posters, jugaad-lamps, personalized service and simple home-made food. The hosmestay provides babysitting services, laundry, dry cleaning services and safety deposit of valuables.
Where: MD 34, Eldeco Mansion, Sohna Road, Sector 48, Gurgaon
Call: 95605 50015, 98999 22259
Cost per night: INR 3500
Luxury Home Stays Gurgaon
If you are on the lookout for budget home stays and don’t want to compromise on the luxuries of life then this homestay in Gurgaon fits the bill. It is located at Gurgaon City Center and not far from the express highway (NH 8). They have 7 sophisticated rooms and Presidential Suites with high end amenities are the highlights of Luxury Home Stays. Italian marble bathrooms, exquisite furnishings, king sized beds and many such elegant comforts promise a fulfilling stay at Luxury Home Stays.
Where: 1 Sushant Lok, Gurgaon
Cost per night: starting from INR 1540
Awhaan is ensconced in greenery and opens on 3 sides to balconies, a private terrace, and ample of air and sunlight to stream in. The owner, Anuradha brings in the element of in-gathering into your stay & experiential insights into India.
The bedroom is fairly large (16’x21′) with 2 single beds and a day bed, a work table with 2 chairs, a dressing table, 2 cupboards (lockable), a pantry counter with fridge & electric kettle, crockery & cutlery (toaster & induction to heat pre-cooked food, available on request), and an attached bathroom. You can sit out on the terrace that has loungers. You can access the laundry room of the house with Clothes iron & ironing board available on request. The residence is well-connected with Wi-fi and power back up.
Where: Near Celebrity Homes, Gurgaon
Contact: log on to www.homestay.com/india/gurugram/163143-homestay-in-near-celebrity-homes-gurugram
Cost per night: starting from INR 2500
Affordable Homestays welcomes you with refreshing interiors, an atrium where the beauty of stained glass work is enhanced by a flood of natural light. The homestay provides personalized service and wide range of amenities. It offers 7 rooms and Luxury suites. Each of the guest rooms feature an array of modern conveniences including a flat-screen color TV with multi-channel cable, tea and coffee maker, well-appointed bathrooms with a complete range of toiletries.
Where: B – 516 , Sushant Lok Phase I, Opposite: Hotel Radisson Blu, Gurgaon
Cost per night: starting from INR 1500
The owner of Nestling Meadows, Sushmita stays with her husband and two children. She is an HR Professional who is currently on a sabbatical. Her husband is an Executive at a world-class multinational company. All of them are well-traveled and have a passion for wildlife. They stay in one of the posh colonies of Gurgaon – Vatika City. The flat has 3 bedrooms out of which 1 is meant for guests which has an attached bathroom. Amenities like, Telephone, Internet, Car Parking, Newspaper in the room & Breakfast is made available to guest.
Where: Sohna Road, Gurgaon
Cost per night: INR 1333
As a host, Pratibha tries her best to make your stay comfortable and a memorable one by providing every possible help/guidance. Her house is in the residential area of Gurgaon. It is half a Km from Medanta Hospital(Medicity) and about a Km from NH-8. Third floor of the house is for HOMESTAY guests. It’s an independent floor with a separate entrance/exit, equipped with all the modern ameneties like Air Conditioning, Hot Water system, Television, Refrigerator, cooking Range apart from beds, sofas, cabinets. There are three bedrooms with two single beds/one double bed in each room. Out of three rooms, two bedrooms have attached bathrooms and third bedroom has a shared bathroom. There is a sitting area in the centre with couches and chairs to relax and interact or to watch TV. There is also an independent kitchen which guests can use as per their requirement.
Where: Near National Highway, Central Highway
Cost per night: starting from INR 1550
While the idea of a homestay might sound quaint and alluring, it’s important to choose your homestay wisely. As with most accommodations, the quality is very variable. Those who prefer their privacy may feel more relaxed at a homestay that has separate accommodations for guests, rather than rooms in the family home. Also be aware of the type of food that’s served. Some homestays only prepare vegetarian cuisine, which may be an issue for hardcore meat eaters!