Where to Stay in Jaipur | The Best Hotels, Palaces, and Affordable Hostels
Visiting Jaipur? Our guide to where to stay in Jaipur features the best luxury hotels, historic havelis and affordable hostels in the city.
From every angle, in every light, Jaipur is achingly beautiful.
Known as the "Pink City" for its trademark terracotta-coloured buildings, this charming, colourful, and the beautifully authentic city is made for explorers, backpackers and photographers alike.
Beyond the obvious beauty, Jaipur is blessed with some of the most beautiful, charming and unique accommodation options in India. This is both a blessing and curse for travellers of course, as choosing where to stay in Jaipur can become an overwhelming task.
As you might’ve guessed, that’s where this guide comes in handy.
We’ve reviewed some of the best Jaipur hotels, ancient havelis, boutique hotels, and hostels to help you find accommodation that’s right for you, based on budget and travel styles.
We’ve also included an overview of the districts you should stay in, based on our own experiences travelling there.
In short, our curated guide on where to stay in Jaipur is everything you need to book the accommodation of your dreams, in the city of dreams.
THE BEST AREA TO STAY IN JAIPUR
Jaipur, like most cities in India, is a sprawling metropolis, and as such, a lot of the best hotels and haveli’s are scattered throughout the city’s boundaries.
Fortunately, while it’s sprawling, it’s not necessarily large, and a lot of the best hotels and areas to stay are located close to Jaipur's famous heritage sites and landmarks.
THE OLD CITY
One of the best areas to stay in Jaipur is the Old City, home to many of Jaipur's most famous attractions. The Old City is known for its narrow, winding streets and colourful bazaars, and is a great place to experience the city's unique culture and history.
Many of the city's best-rated heritage hotels are located here, so if you fancy staying in a palace (known as Haveli in India), this is your chance. However, many hotels in the area lack the elegance of a more modern-style establishment, so if you’re after a modern hotel room, it’s maybe best to look in the C Scheme area (listed below).
This is where we stayed during our visit to Jaipur, and we found it safe, wildly colourful, and exuding ambience.
C SCHEME AREA
C Scheme is the neighbourhood to stay in for those looking for upscale hotels, as the area is home to many of the city's best 5-star hotels, which offer luxury amenities and comfortable rooms.
It’s also home to a lot of the best hostels, so if you’re a backpacker visiting the city, this is where to look.
This residential area is known for its high-end restaurants, cafes and shopping areas, so is an ideal starting point for first-time visitors to Jaipur.
A great choice if you're looking for a more upscale and modern experience while in Jaipur, we highly recommend basing yourselves here.
Another popular area to stay is Raja Park. Known for its lively atmosphere, it’s a hugely popular shopping and dining destination, which makes it ideal for lovers of Rajasthan’s outrageously good culinary scene.
The Raja Park area is home to a number of popular markets, such as the Bapu Bazaar and Johri Bazaar, where you can find everything from traditional Indian clothes to jewellery and souvenirs.
Home to a variety of affordable to high-end hotels, you can’t go wrong staying in this part of the Pink City.
If you're looking for a more peaceful and budget-friendly option, the suburban Bani Park area is a great choice.
The area is known for its peaceful atmosphere and is home to a number of budget-friendly hotels and guesthouses.
While in Bani Park you can also explore the nearby Sisodia Rani Palace and Garden, or enjoy a peaceful stroll in the nearby parks near Rambagh.
THE BEST LUXURY JAIPUR HOTELS
THE OBEROI RAJVILAS JAIPUR
Soak in the magnificence of one of the best luxury hotels in Jaipur. Stylish rooms inspired by the era of Maharaja and infused with the breathtaking beauty of Mughal details provide top-notch comfort.
Stepping outside, a soft pink facade dominated by domes and minarets alongside 32 acres of luscious gardens with exotic birds and peacocks make your fairytale dreams come alive. Built around an 18th-century temple to Shiva, just outside the historical city, Oberoi Rajvilas also makes the best hotel in Jaipur for a romantic getaway.
Where | Goner Road, Jaipur
Amenities | Spa & wellness, fitness centre with a pool, 3 on-site restaurants, tennis court, children’s playground, garden, outdoor fireplace, beauty salon
Tips | If you’re looking for a safari experience, book the Royal Tent. There are also cooking classes, themed dinner nights, yoga or meditation
BOOK | Oberoi Rajvilas
JAI MAHAL PALACE
With its central location and world-class amenities, Jai Mahal Palace remains as one of the best luxury hotels in Jaipur. The colonial-style interior perfectly blends irresistible 18th-century charm with 21st-century comfort offering the best of Rajasthani heritage and culture.
Staying in their thematic suites with opulent antique furniture and a mix of wooden and golden details will make you feel like royalty. The luxurious, marble bathrooms are also nothing less impressive.
Where | Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur
Amenities | Thematic suites, multi-cuisine restaurants, garden with BBQ facilities, 2 outdoor pools, spa, tennis court, games room, children’s playground
Tips | Spa treatments and cocktails by the pool are great options to unwind after a hectic day
BOOK | Jai Mahal Palace
Get a taste of royal heritage in a form of pure luxury transpiring from every corner of this architectural gem. Also known as 'The Jewel of Jaipur', Rambagh Palace comes alive with each room, hallway, and garden having a story to tell.
Extravagantly decorated interiors with rich textures, impeccable details, and hand-carved marble cupolas add to the hotel's grandeur. Overlooking the perfectly manicured Mughal gardens, all the suites and rooms are a retreat on their own.
Where | Bhawani Singh Road, Jaipur
Amenities | 5 on-site restaurants, children’s corner, gardens with peacocks, indoor & outdoor pool, fitness, spa & wellness facilities
Tips | This is the best hotel in Jaipur to get a taste of the royal lifestyle.
BOOK | Rambagh Palace
THE LEELA PALACE JAIPUR
The list of the best luxury hotels in Jaipur simply isn’t complete without adding the Leela Palace. Nestled against the majestic backdrop of the Aravalli range, this uber-luxurious palace is a lavish feast for all the senses. Rajasthani architecture meets fine Indian heritage grounds offering a blissful escape close to the key heritage sites. Y
ou can choose from different types of accommodation, all exuding sophisticated luxury with top-of-the-line amenities designed to offer you the best of comfort and class.
Where | Jaipur-Delhi Highway, NH11, Kukas, Jaipur
Amenities | Rooms, suites, private villas, fitness centre, swimming pool, jacuzzi, laundry services, on-site restaurant & bar
Tips | Book a Maharaja suite and feel like true royalty
BOOK | Leela Palace
Samode Haveli is the best hotel in Jaipur if you're looking for an intimate royal retreat close to all the city sights. The opulence of the hotel's interior is seen among private courtyards, grandeur fountains, and one of the prettiest pools in Jaipur.
Inside, richly-textured mahogany furnishings, antique arches, and golden details add a touch of elegance making you feel like you're in a glistening Bollywood movie with glamorous backdrops.
Where | Gangapole, Jaipur
Amenities | On-site restaurant, 2 swimming pools, outdoor fireplace, terrace, wellness centre
Tips | If you're an early riser, the hotel organises curated morning walks to witness the city come alive
BOOK | Samode Haveli
Situated on the outskirts of the city, Trident Jaipur is everything you want from one of the best luxury hotels in Jaipur. Boasting the mesmerizing views of Mansagar Lake with the backdrop of the Aravalli Mountain range, this hotel is an ideal mix of world-class service, modern luxury, and Mughal hospitality.
Well-equipped spacious rooms, large venues, gorgeous marble bathrooms, and lavish gardens make it hard to leave this perfect getaway place.
Where | Amber Fort Road, Opposite Jal Mahal, Jaipur
Amenities | Rooms with garden or lake views, outdoor pool with a bar, spa & fitness centre, garden with barbecue facilities, children’s playground, on-site restaurant business centre
Tips | Book a room with a lake view and wake up to postcard-perfect views
BOOK | Trident Jaipur
THE BEST MID-RANGE JAIPUR HOTELS
Set in a beautifully preserved traditional Shekhawati mansion, Shahpura House is perfect for those looking for an eco-friendly stay with world-class comfort. From shimmering ceilings and carved marble inlays to colourful wall murals and dark-wood antique furniture, attention to fine detail transpires through every corner.
A wealthy history blends seamlessly with the comforts of the present providing a wonderful sense of welcome.
Where | D 257 Devi Marg Bani Park, Jaipur
Amenities | 2 on-site restaurants, outdoor pool, garden, rooftop terrace, spa & wellness
Tips | Start your day with a dip in the shimmering outdoor pool or relax with Ayurvedic treatments at the luxury spa
BOOK | Shahpura House
DILEEP KOTHI | ROYAL BOUTIQUE LUXURY SUITES IN JAIPUR
Flawlessly mixing traditional charm with contemporary comfort, Dileep Kothi couldn't be better positioned. Spacious, luxurious suites with lovely refurbished interiors, top-notch amenities, and details that tell a rich family's history are bringing a sense of home to the heart of Pink City.
The unique charm, warm hospitality, and superb location are reasons for putting it as one of Jaipur’s best hotels the best hotel in Jaipur for first-time visitors.
Where | Sardar Patel Marg Dileep Kothi, 89, Dhuleshwar Garden, Jaipur
Amenities | Garden, terrace, shared lounge, on-site restaurant
Tips | Just around the corner, you'll find Deer Park - a haven for romantic walks or spending a fun day with family
BOOK | Dileep Kothi
For a taste of Jaipur with all its charms and quirks, Umaid Bhawan is the place to be. With a gorgeous, traditional Rajasthani ambience, warm Rajput hospitality, and outstanding Indian cuisine, it gives an authenticity that is hard to duplicate.
Remarkably carved balconies, attractive courtyards, lovely gardens, and airy rooms offer plenty of space to make yourself at home. When it's time to explore the city, the staff will anticipate your requests before you even vocalise them.
Where | D1-2A Behari Marg Via Bank Road Bani Park, Jaipur
Amenities | Rooftop restaurant, outdoor pool, garden, yoga classes, bicycle and car rental services
Tips | The rooftop restaurant features a live puppet show and serves a variety of local specialities
BOOK | Umaid Bhawan
HOTEL BISSAU PALACE
Our dreams of staying in an Indian palace came true when staying here, and Bissau Palace.
The hotel boasts four centuries of history with the richness of the antique decorations mixed with traditional Rajasthani architecture and modern contemporary elegance, and you can feel it when you enter the property.
It’s the kind of place where every detail has been considered and nothing is skipped, both inside and outside - the paintings, historical photos and frescoes were a particular highlight for us.
Located in the old city amid the orange and gooseberry plantations, Bissau Palace is the best hotel in Jaipur to escape from it all.
Where | Outside Chand Pole Gate, Jaipur
Amenities | Outdoor swimming pool with a bar, library, 2 on-site restaurants, free parking, garden, sun terrace
Tips | While gourmands will love street food tours, adventure buffs will enjoy walking with rescued elephants or booking a safari tour
BOOK | Bisseau Palace
If you’re wondering where to stay in Jaipur for a warm homestay experience with a classy note, Khas Bagh is the answer. Tucked away in the Aravali hills, this farm retreat will enchant you with its open courtyards, carved stone pillars, and elegant verandahs with arches.
Inside, antique furniture and hand-crafted details are charmingly enhanced with modern facilities while providing the royal Rajasthani experience with a local touch of authenticity.
Where | Village Natata, Amber, Jaipur
Amenities | Rooms, suites, outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, children’s playground, free parking, pet-friendly
Tips | With its leather sofas, velvet curtains, wooden details, and fancy chandeliers, the Polo Lounge is a stylish place to unwind after the hustle and bustle of sightseeing. Prepare to be transported to another era!
BOOK | Khas Bagh
ALSISAR HAVELI - HERITAGE HOTEL
One of the best places to stay in Jaipur to experience luxury without breaking the bank is Alsisar Haveli Heritage Hotel. Tucked right into the heart of Jaipur's walled city, this enchanting mansion is re-shaped into a contemporary garden of delights.
Boasting tastefully decorated and well-equipped heritage-style rooms, you'll have plenty of space to make yourself at home among this ambience of opulence and pure decadence.
Where | Alsisar Haveli, Sansar Chandra Road, Jaipur
Amenities | On-site restaurant, outdoor pool, spa & wellness centre, rooftop terrace, garden, reading hall, Tokree shop
Tips | Catch the fantastic view of the Nahargarh Fort (read our guide to the fort here) from the rooftop terrace while enjoying an afternoon drink
WHERE TO STAY IN JAIPUR | THE BEST BUDGET HOTELS + HOSTELS
DERA JAIPUR HOMESTAY
Tucked among luscious greenery, only a few steps from the hectic centre lies one of the best budget stays in Jaipur. The Dera Jaipur Homestay is an oasis of calm and tranquillity and is a perfect balance of classic contemporary comfort with refined forms and impeccable detailing.
From splendid frescoes and the grandeur of Burma teak furniture to vintage photographs and Murano chandeliers, each corner breathes rich historical background. Hotel with a story to tell!
Where | Lt. Gen.(Retd), Dr. K. K. Singh, D-226 Tulsi Marg, Bani Park, Jaipur
Amenities | Garden, children’s playground, outdoor fireplace, treehouse, library
Tips | The hotel offers plenty of different activities such as yoga, cooking classes, folk music performances, cycling tours, mural painting, etc. so be sure to check their website and book in advance!
BOOK | Dera Jaipur Homestay
MUKAM, BOUTIQUE HOMESTAY
An oasis of calm amid a bustling neighbourhood of South Jaipur deserves to be on the list of best places to stay in Jaipur. There's a ton of character sprinkled through every detail of the cosy Mukam Boutique Homestay: repurposed materials, handcrafted furniture, and vintage details perfectly blend with Rajasthani prints, gorgeous frescoes, and local artwork.
Each room is an example of harmony between nature and contemporary comfort rounded with traditional colours and modern facilities.
Where | 11/33 Girdhar Marg, Sector 11, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur
Amenities | Double rooms, suites, garden, terrace, shared kitchen, bike rental
Tips | Rent a bicycle and go on a cycling tour for a completely unique experience of the city
BOOK | Mukam Boutique Homestay
DERA RAWATSAR - HERITAGE HOTEL
The family-run Dera Rawatsar Heritage Hotel truly celebrates and reflects the beauty of its setting. The shimmering pool is where you’ll want to spend afternoons soaking up plenty of sunrays while back inside, carefully decorated interior perfectly interprets the Indian style and elegance in a contemporary way.
When it's time to delve into this city's historic streets, you won't have far to go. Tourist attractions, restaurants, coffee shops, everything is right at your doorstep.
Where | D-194/C, Vijay Path, Bani Park, Jaipur
Amenities | On-site restaurant, free airport shuttle, outdoor pool, garden, room service, spa & wellness
Tips | Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage before treating your palate to local delicacies in an on-site restaurant
BOOK | Dera Rawatsar Heritage Hotel
HORN OK PLEASE HOSTEL JAIPUR
If you're looking for a place to immerse in the Rajasthani culture or simply to kick back and chill, look no further. The unique charm of the Horn Ok Please Hostel provides a wonderful sense of welcome while putting it one of the favourite places to stay in Jaipur for backpackers and solo travelers.
Stepping inside, you'll find wooden furnishings, traditional details, and a colourful décor perfectly blending with plenty of modern amenities.
Where | 1, Gopinath Marg, Off Mi Road, Jaipur
Amenities | Private rooms, mixed dorms, free breakfast, outdoor terrace, board games, laundry facilities
Tips | A terrace makes a wonderful spot for a morning coffee or an evening drink
BOOK | Horn Ok Please Hostel
Where to stay in Jaipur for an authentic local experience? Our vote goes to Vinayak Guesthouse, a charming hotel run by a small family. Tucked away in a quiet area of Bani Park but within close proximity to city sights, this guesthouse will give you that home-away-from-home feeling.
Minimalistic design complemented with bold colours, traditional details, and modern facilities rounds off well-equipped rooms and functional bathrooms.
Where | 4, Kabir Marg Bani Park, Jaipur
Amenities | Mixed dorms, private rooms, ensuites, rooftop restaurant, room service, laundry facilities
Tips |In the on-site multi-cuisine restaurant, be sure to opt for homemade Indian specialities. Yummy!
BOOK | Vinayak Guesthouse
Simple yet comfy, cloaked in sophisticated bluish tones that create a soothing atmosphere, Hoztel Jaipur is one of the best places to stay in Jaipur when on a budget. Strategically located in Bani Park, it is an easy walk away from all the city sights.
Inside, your comfort level is a top priority; all the rooms are equipped with spotless linens, high-quality mattresses, and modern amenities. A friendly atmosphere adds to the charm.
Where | D-100, B-2, Bihari Marg Bani Park, Jaipur
Amenities | Family rooms, mixed dorms, laundry service, garden, barber shop, outdoor dining area, pet-friendly
Tips | While away the evenings around the outdoor dining table, sharing a bottle of wine and a good conversation with fellow travellers
BOOK | Hoztel Jaipur
THE HOSTELLER JAIPUR
In the heart of Jaipur's Pink City, lies a colourful, vibrant hostel that fully satisfies every backpacker traveller's needs. You’ll love a fusion of Rajasthani art and culture that meets contemporary sophistication providing a warm welcome and a home away from home feeling.
Public transport is just around the corner, putting all the attractions just an easy ride away.
Where | Ratan Niwas, 36, Sanjay Marg, Hathroi, Jaipur
Amenities | On-site restaurant, rooftop café, shared lounge area, indoor games
Tips | Book a room with a balcony to enjoy a lovely view of the neighbourhood
BOOK | The Hosteller Jaipur
JAIPUR TRIP PLANNING ESSENTIALS
WHEN TO VISIT JAIPUR
The best time to visit Jaipur is between March - April, when the weather is pleasant (read: not too hot!), and the city is abuzz. This is, however, peak tourism season, so it can be busy (but isn’t everywhere in India?), especially at the main cultural attractions.
For this reason, we suggest exploring popular sights early, or later in the day to avoid the rush.
Wintertime (October to February) is also a favourite as the weather is cooler and dry.
WHAT TO DO IN JAIPUR
For all the details you need to plan your trip to India’s pink city, check out our comprehensive Jaipur travel guide, including the best things to do in Jaipur for the lowdown on what to do, where to eat, what to know before you go, and how to get there/around.
We’ve also a vast selection of guides on some of Jaipur’s main attractions, which you can read below:
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU SPEND IN JAIPUR
Jaipur is, without a doubt, one of the most wonderful Indian cities, so it’s plausible you may never want to leave. However, a minimum of 3 - 5 days is required to explore the city, feel its cultural rhythm, and see the majority of Jaipur attractions.
That being said, the main things to do in Jaipur can be done in just two days, especially if you’re part of a tour. But, you’ll certainly not gain a proper understanding of the rich culture and history that flows through the city’s streets.
HOW TO GET AROUND JAIPUR
Jaipur is a small city by Indian standards, however, it’s still large and can be hard to get around in parts. Thankfully, there are a number of transport options to get around the Pink City, including:
The Pink City of Jaipur is very walkable, however, if you want to explore further then the options below are best.
The local red JCTSL buses of Jaipur are the cheapest option. There are many bus routes located all over the city so they aren’t too hard to spot or navigate.
Autos are the most convenient and very affordable option to make your way around the city. You can hail one from the side of the street, at any location, any time of day or night.
TAXIS / UBER / OLA
Another convenient option is opting for a taxi, Uber or Ola. The price varies but is generally quite affordable - especially if split between a group.
RENT A CAR
At INR 1800 for a standard day, renting a car with a driver for a day is a great option - especially if you have limited time and want to get the most out of your day.
The least popular option but still a good one, if you’re an experienced rider. At only INR 400 for a day of rental, this option is budget-friendly.
The least recommended option - the metro of Jaipur is in the works but is still not set to be completed until 2030.
You can go from Mansarovar to Chandpole Bazaar currently, however, I wouldn’t recommend it.
INDIA PACKING ESSENTIALS
Travelling through India comes with a unique set of needs.
To help you have a comfortable, happy journey, we recommend bringing the following items with you:
REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE | THE BEST INVESTMENT WE’VE EVER MADE! We use the Grayl water purification bottles, which allow us to fill up from any water source, anywhere in the world (including train taps!). We used this bottle throughout India without issue
A TOTE BAG | The humble tote is a versatile little lifesaver when on the road. They're plastic-free, small, easily foldable, and can pack a surprising amount! Check out this range of beautifully designed, personalisable totes bags here
BIODEGRADABLE WET WIPES | Keep clean without destroying the planet!
HAND SANITISER | This is not something we’d actually recommend normally, but we now live in Covid times... so this can be a bloody great investment
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL ADAPTER | You’ll need a European plug to keep your gear going!
POWER BANK | Don’t get caught out without power for your devices
EYE MASK | For those annoyingly early sunrises!
BIO-FRIENDLY TOILETRIES | Avoid damaging and chemical-heavy products and facial scrubs with microbeads altogether. We recommend Lush solid shampoo, conditioner and bodywash bars, ocean-friendly sunscreen (Stream2Sea), a mooncup is a great investment for “that” week and Lip balm for the sun
TRAVEL INSURANCE | STAY SAFE IN INDIA
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