Located majestically on the east banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is an amalgamation of great food, colourful culture, and great sightseeing places. This is Indian’s third biggest metropolitan city and is also fondly referred to as the Cultural Capital of India. If you are looking to visit a city that stuns you with its varied faces, try this amazing city. Kolkata is home to uncountable artists, writers, poets, and musicians. While the olden day Kolkata was the centre of the empire for the East India Company, the current city is filled with businesses, industries, and educational institutions that take the city's economy higher every year.
If you have plans of visiting Kolkata either for business or for leisure, then you should think of staying in one of OYO Room’s homestays. A homestay is an old lodging concept that has been getting immense popularity in the recent past. The idea of staying in a local residence instead of a regular hotel is an appealing idea to many travellers. When you stay in a homestay in Kolkata, you can experience how the locals live and enjoy the architectural brilliance of the city. All these holiday homes from OYO Room are located in central areas making it easy for you to travel around for work and also for sightseeing.
Amenities at Homestays in Kolkata
There is no dearth of amenities that each of these holiday homes provide to you. All homes come with a fully functional kitchen. Most times, hotels charge exorbitant amounts of money for the food they serve in their restaurants. Other times, people get sick eating from random places. You can avoid both these hassles when you cook your own food in these kitchen spaces. The kitchen comes equipped with essentials like a fridge, a microwave, an induction stove and all utensils needed for cooking and serving. Apart from this, the homes also come with a television set, geysers in all bathrooms and comfortable beds and seaters.
You can expect 24 hours power backup in all holiday homes in Kolkata on OYO Room. The properties are either guarded by security guards or are CCTV monitored. Privacy is another factor that makes many people prefer homestays over other modes of lodging. When you book the entire house, the rooms and the common areas completely belong to you and your family. You do not have to share the amenities with other guests and you can relax and enjoy the space privately.
Best Homestays in Kolkata
A vacation needs to be luxurious and comfortable for you to enjoy it to the fullest. Such a premium vacation will be remembered for a long time. There are so many properties listed on OYO Room that fall under the premium category. These come with the best of amenities, high-end features, and clean and comfortable interiors. Most of these houses are large and also offer open gardens or lawns for you to relax in. Premium homes are fitted with air conditioners in every room and help you enjoy the five-star treatment. Below are a few options for these best homestays in Kolkata that you can consider for your next vacation.
1.OYO Home 30591 Vibrant Stay Ruby Hospital is located near the Gitanjali Stadium and has amazing reviews on OYO Room’s page. This is a 2 bedroom house with king size beds, geysers, television sets, and air-conditioned rooms. The house is 24 hours CCTV monitored. There are so many restaurants and eateries located less than half a km from the house. The vibrant look of the house and the addition of a kitchen space make this a great choice.
2. OYO Home 36464 Vibrant Stay is a one bedroom house that is located on the Rajdanga Main Road. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very neat. You get 24 hours in-house staff facility with this house. You can reach out to the person in charge for any help that you need. This house is also surrounded by awesome eateries on all sides and you just have to step out of the house to enjoy eating local Kolkata delicacies.
3. OYO Home 38122 Pleasant Stay has a 4+ star rating with hundreds of positive reviews on OYO Room. This one bedroom house is on Arjunpur, Kaikhali and is 24 hours CCTV monitored. All basic amenities are included in this house and you will be in the centre of bustling markets and shopping complexes when you stay here.
Other options of premium homestays in Kolkata can be booked here.
Budget Homestays in Kolkata
If you do not have the bandwidth to spend a lot of money on your lodging, do not worry. OYO Room brings to you budget-friendly properties that cost next to nothing for a day's stay. These properties make no compromise on the quality or experience you get while staying there. All basic amenities and safety measures will be taken care of and you can expect to take back only happy memories. Below are a few popular holiday homes in Kolkata that are priced very reasonably.
1.OYO Home 36459 Elegant Stay Ruby Hospital is located on the Madurdaha Road in Hussainpur and is a self-serviced independent home. The rooms are clean with attached flat screen television and geysers in the bathroom. The house is fully power backed up. There are lots of restaurants and shopping areas located close to the house.
2.OYO Home 40254 Elegant Stay Salt Lake is near Central Park in Bidhannagar and the home is situated in a peaceful area. You can expect all basic amenities like a king sized bed, geysers, fridge, TV and CCTV security in this property. The rooms are air-conditioned and cosy to stay in.
3.OYO Home 41190 Spacious Stay Rajarhat is a splendid property that has amazing reviews on the OYO website. The view from the home is serene and peaceful. You can expect your rooms to be cleaned every day and you can take help from OYO’s captain for any assistance that you need regarding sightseeing or local interests.
You can look for more such budget-friendly homestays in Kolkata.
Homestays Near the Most Popular Locations in Kolkata
If you want to stay near the most bustling area in Kolkata, you can choose homestays near the Howrah Railway station. This makes it easy for you to commute and you can find taxis and autos any time of the day in this area. Kolkata’s Salt Lake City or Bidhannagar is a central point from where various sightseeing places like the Victoria Memorial, the Indian Museum and the Howrah Bridge are quite easily commutable. There are so many good homestays on OYO Home in this area. This is a great pick for vacationers. If you are travelling to Kolkata on work and want to be near the airport, then the homestays around the Kolkata International Airport are perfect choices. Whichever homestay you pick, you can be sure that you will have a memorable experience there.
Q. How can I book homestays in Kolkata?
Colourful streets, the majestic Hooghly River flowing around, the stupendous Howrah Bridge and the mouth smacking street foods are all these that make Kolkata an enchanting place to be in. Kolkata provides zillion sightseeing places for tourists and is also filled with industrial hubs and business centres. Irrespective of whether you are a business traveller or a tourist, you can book clean homestays in Kolkata and enjoy the city to the fullest. OYO Home brings to you so many options for homestays in different parts of the city. You can pick from affordable choices and luxurious homes and enjoy the amenities these homestays offer.
Q. How many Homestays in Kolkata are available for booking?
At any point in time, there are XYZ numbers of homestays you can choose from OYO’s website. Homestays or holiday homes are a kind of lodging where you get to stay in local residences instead of hotel rooms. You can experience the traditions and culture of the people of Kolkata when you stay close to them this way. Since a lot of people are choosing homestays over other modes of lodging these days, you will have to book early to be able to find your favourite property available. Depending on how many people stay with you, you can look for compact studios or sprawling bungalows.
Q. What are the basic amenities available in Homestays in Kolkata?
In any holiday home in Kolkata that you book through OYO, you get multiple amenities and facilities to enjoy. The most important amenity that homestay offers is privacy. You can enjoy the entire space for yourself when you book the whole property. You do not have to handle noisy guests and random people roaming around. These homestays also come with 24 hours power backup, geysers and clean RO water to drink. All homes are located in safe environments and are CCTV monitored or guarded by security guards. If you want to make your own food in the homestay, you are also free to use the kitchen space. The kitchen is filled with essentials like microwaves, induction cooktops, refrigerators and utensils, and tableware. The rooms are also fitted with television sets.
Q. What is the price range of Homestays in Kolkata?
The price of the homestay you book entirely depends on factors like the location, the size of the house, the features added and the amenities provided. The budget-friendly homestays start at prices as low as XYZ. These homes come with all the basic amenities needed to stay peacefully. You can also expect your rooms to be cleaned and maintained neatly. The premium homes on OYO’s page come with top end amenities and are located in prime spots. These charge you a tad bit higher when it comes to per night costs. When you enter the Home category on OYO, you can use the price filter on the page to narrow down choices that fall in your budget.
Q. Will there be any caretaker available at the homestay?
Caretakers are available 24*7 in few homestays in Kolkata while in others, you can take the help of OYO’s support team virtually for any queries that you might have. You can check the particular property page on the website or the app to know what kind of support you will be provided. All homestays in Kolkata are, however, visited by the housekeeping staff for maintenance.
Q. How will I manage my meals in a homestay?
There are several reasons why a person may prefer to make his/her own food instead of sourcing it from out. Cooking your own food is cheaper. It takes less time than venturing out to buy food. Cooking is also healthier and safer for the tummy. Keeping all this in mind, all holiday homes in Kolkata have their own functional kitchen. You can make coffee or tea in the morning, cook a simple breakfast and pack your own lunch to take it with you while sightseeing. You can also come back home and make a hearty dinner and rest for the night. Whilst you are in Kolkata, do experiment making some of the city’s special food like Macher Jhor, Jhalmuri, Kathi Rolls, Mishti Doi, and Phuchkas.
Q. How can one commute from homestays to the major parts of the city?
All homestays in Kolkata are located in easy-to-access areas. They are either amidst busy commercial streets or near calm and serene residential areas. It is, therefore, very easy to commute to different places from your homestay. You can find innumerable taxis and auto rickshaws for rent in Kolkata. The suburban trains are available in plenty and cover all major routes. If you want to experience real Kolkata, hop on to a local bus or a tram. Homestays near the Hooghly River can be reached easily by using the ferry services.
Q. Which are the best budget homestays in Kolkata for stay?
There are so many cost-efficient homestays in Kolkata that you can stay in. These cost next to nothing for a night’s stay and come with amenities needed to keep you safe and protected. Irrespective of how less you pay for your stay, you can expect CCTV monitoring of the property, television sets in the room, clean and hygienic bedding and kitchen space. Below are a few options you can pick from. These all charge very nominal rates for their properties on OYO.
OYO Home 36486 Alluring 1BHK Medica Hospital
OYO Home 30591 Vibrant Stay Ruby Hospital
Q. Which are the famous and luxurious homestays in Kolkata?
Just like there are affordable properties to choose, OYO also brings to you luxurious and premium homestays that you will love staying in. These are available in the form of high rise apartments, villas, bungalows, and independent homes. The houses are all monitored for safety and are located in areas that are pleasant and central to the city. You can find really spacious homes that you can visit with a large group of friends and family and enjoy the trip. Consider the below few options for such luxury homes.
OYO Home 42258 Designer Stay Em Bypass
OYO Home 41557 Comfortable Stay
OYO Home 38094 Eclectic Stay
Q. Will I be required to book the entire property or will I be able to request for just one room?
You can book the entire property if you need privacy. When you book the entire home, you will have no one to disturb you and your loved ones. If you are travelling on a budget or if you like socializing with other guests, you can always book just one room and share the common spaces with like-minded travellers. OYO allows you to choose both options.