Best hotels and hostels in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

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    Electric Cats B&B

    Well-organised, sociable Electric Cats, close to the buzzing Indiranagar area, has good dorms (including one female-only dorm) with a shared bathroom. All beds have quality linen, private reading lamps and charging facilities. Drinking water and wi-fi are free, there's no curfew, and staff members are very switched on to travellers' needs, even organising Christmas dinners, pub crawls, barbecues and (free) yoga.

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    Casa Piccola Cottage

    Tastefully renovated, Casa Piccola has a personalised brand of hospitality that has garnered it a solid reputation. Its atmospheric rooms, with tiled floors and traditional bedspreads, offer a tranquil sanctuary. The garden features papaya and avocado trees. Book via the website for the best rates.

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    Taj West End

    Expect superb service at this very fine hotel, spread over 8 hectares of stunning tropical gardens. The West End dates to 1887, when it was established as a base for British officers, and it still oozes colonial-era class. Some of the city's best dining options lie within, include the Blue Ginger (Vietnamese cuisine) and the Masala Klub (Indian).

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    Oberoi

    The uber-opulent Oberoi is set in lush gardens around an enchanting 120-year-old tree, yet its central location could not be more convenient. It mixes colonial-era ambience with modern touches like tablet-controlled in-room devices and TVs in the bathrooms. Rooms all have balconies with garden views, and the spa and restaurants are superb.

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    Tom’s Hotel

    An excellent place with high cleanliness standards and bright, cheerful rooms, Tom’s allows you to stay in a central location – it's a 15-minute walk from Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Rd – and has a friendly staff and free wi-fi. There's a fine Mangaluru restaurant here, too, serving well-priced seafood dishes.

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    Laika Boutique Stay

    Hidden down a leafy side street, this welcoming guesthouse is a wonderful choice for those seeking a more local experience combined with style and comfort. Extra touches, including thoughtful service and home-cooked breakfasts, make it a great choice.

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    JüSTa MG Road

    This intimate, arty hotel has slick and spacious rooms with Japanese-inspired motifs throughout. It's very well located, with a metro station and shopping malls close by. The helpful, professional staff members are eager to please.

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    Leela Palace

    Swanky Leela isn’t actually a palace (it was built in 2003), but in terms of comfort it's fit for royalty – and golfers (it's next to a course). Gleaming marble, luxuriant carpets, regal balconies and period features are done superbly, as are its beautiful gardens, classy restaurants, bars and boutiques. Located within the Leela Galleria complex, 5km east of MG Rd.

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    Hotel ABM International

    This well-run modern hotel, near Anand Rao Circle, has neat, simple, well-presented accommodation, room service and fast wi-fi. There's a popular juice bar and restaurant downstairs, and it's walking distance from the Kempegowda Bus Stand and metro.

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    Hotel Empire International Koramangala

    Located in the trendy Koramangala area, this hotel is a good choice for party people as the area's thick with bars and restaurants. Rooms are decent value, though bathrooms are small, and there's room service from the good in-house restaurant.

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    St Mark’s Inn

    Designer hotel with an astonishing marble lobby and immaculate rooms decked out with modern decor and big, comfy beds. The buffet breakfast is quite a banquet. Rates have risen in recent years, and also vary considerably according to demand.

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    Temple Tree Hotel Wilson Garden

    A short stroll from Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, this hip hotel has sleek bathrooms and modish design touches. Garden-view rooms have great balconies, and the rooftop restaurant is superb for breakfast.

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    Lemon Tree Premier Ulsoor Lake

    This well-run hotel is 2km north of MG Rd, so it's close to the city's main shopping and entertainment district. Rooms are equipped with all mod cons, and there's an elegant restaurant where guests can tuck into a lavish breakfast buffet.

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    Hotel Ajantha

    Dependable, affordable budget favourite Ajantha is very close to Trinity metro station and has decent, well-maintained rooms with cable TV. There's a well-regarded restaurant in the compound and the complimentary breakfast is generous.

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    Purple Cloud Hotel

    A smart hotel that's well worth considering as an affordable base handy for Kempegowda airport (15km away). Rooms are modern and contemporary, and the in-house Fiery Indian Kitchen is recommended for North and South Indian food.

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    Mass Residency

    Run by very hospitable brothers (who are world travellers themselves), this guesthouse has comfortable-enough rooms and a great roof terrace ideal for socialising. It's in a relatively quiet location, 8km south of the centre.

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    Hotel Adora

    A seven-story budget option (there's a lift) with decent, if functional, rooms near the train station and Kempegowda bus stand. Staff members are friendly and helpful, and there's a good veg restaurant on the ground floor.

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    Vivanta by Taj

    In the heart of the city, this Taj Group hotel has boutique chic and five-star service. The pick of the rooms have rooftop views and a grassy lawn area. Its luxurious pool is perfect for lounging beside.

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    Youth Hostel Bangalore

    Popular with Indian students, this old-school hostel has decent dorms (though some have 26 beds!). Budget extra for bucket hot water (₹20), wi-fi (₹20 per hour) and a locker (₹20 per day). Discounts available for YHA members. It's close to Cantonment Train Station, north of the city. Checkout is 10am.

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    Meditating Monkeys

    This hostel offers a comfy base in a business-oriented city. Rates include a free veg breakfast, wi-fi, tea and coffee, and access to a kitchen and washing machine. Dorms are well presented and communal bathrooms are clean. It's a smoke- and alcohol-free zone. Located 4km north of Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Rd.