8 homestays in Kolkata for that much-deserved staycation 

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Photo of 8 homestays in Kolkata for that much-deserved staycation by Saumitra Shinde

I clearly remember that cold evening when the train entered Howrah station and I first stepped in the city of joy.

It was December 2016 when a dear friend invited me to his home in Kolkata. I was really excited because this was going to be my first time in the east and adding to the thrill I was going to stay with a Bengali family for a week.

The one thing that I learnt while staying in Kolkata is that you can completely say goodbye to time and be your own king. Because it's probably the most relaxed city in India!

My experience got authentic only because I got a chance to stay with my friend's family and got to mingle in their soiree. But while not many of us are lucky to have Bengali friends :p, so here's a list of homestays that can make for your memorable staycation in cheerful Kolkata.

1. Homestay in 100 year old house

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Why stay here?

Topping our list is the beautiful traditional home in south Kolkata. It offers not just the warmth of the Bengali family but also a unique experience of staying in a 100-year-old charming house.

Located in the oldest neighbourhood of Kolkata, this house is sure to lure you with its artistic high ceilings and balconies.

Apartment style

A room with a balcony that runs along the entire length of the house.

Ideal for

Couples and Solo Travellers

Price

INR 1,280 per night

2. MIRRA Homestay

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Why stay here?

Hosted by Chanda family in the heart of south Kolkata, this four-storied house is equipped with all the modern amenities and plush interiors. If you want to spend a relaxing evening with your partner or family then their terrace is a perfect place to do so.

There's more to it!

You can learn to cook Bengali dishes with their in-house cooking classes & also learn to speak in Bengali with easy-to-grasp language lessons.

The host also organises special city walks that take you to a bygone era of British Calcutta.

Apartment style

Private room

Ideal for

Family, couples, and solo travellers

Price

INR 1,599 per night

3. Luxury Homestay

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Why stay here?

If you are looking for self-pampering and a luxurious homestay then we have found the right place for you. This state-of-art studio apartment hosted by a lovely couple lets you experience Kolkata like a royal.

The rooms are decorated in Swiss chalet style and the place has a rooftop garden for you to soothe your senses after a day out exploring the city.

Apartment style

Private room

Ideal for

Family and couples

Price

INR 1,100 per night

4. Spacious Apartment

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Why stay here?

This pretty apartment in the heart of your city is quite popular on AirBnB for its artistic interiors. It has easy access to major highways and other attractions in Kolkata.

If you happen to stay for more than 4 days here, the host will invite you for a Bengali meal with his family. Apart from that they also arrange for airport transfers on a chargeable basis.

Apartment style

Entire Apartment

Ideal for

Family and couples

Price

INR 2,300 per night

5. Park Street Heritage

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Hosted by one of Kolkata's oldest performing arts institutions Padatik, this space is located very close to the famous Park Street. The room is located on the top floor of their campus and comes with a beautiful rooftop garden.

The guests can also enjoy dance and theatre shows daily that are held at their campus. Not just that, you can also take part in the training if you want to explore the artist in you, free of cost.

The interiors of this place have elements that give you a glimpse of the city's culture.

Apartment style

Private room

Ideal for

Family, couples, and solo travellers

Price

INR 1,799 per night

6. RJS Guesthouse

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Why stay here?

Located only at 2kms from the airport, this modern styled apartment is your perfect option for short stays or if you have to catch an early morning flight.

It is located in a housing complex of 400 flats and is equipped with all the modern facilities. Rajarhat and Salt Lake are at a very convenient distance from the place.

Apartment style

Private room

Ideal for

Short layovers, business trips, solo travellers

Price

INR 1,599 per night

7. Heritage Kolkata

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Photo of 8 homestays in Kolkata for that much-deserved staycation  9/11 by Saumitra Shinde
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Why stay here?

As the name suggests, the place is in the heart of old Kolkata amidst the rustic charm of a bygone era. The artisan's village of Kumartuli is just at a 1 Km walk from this place. You can also enjoy a ferry ride on the Hooghly river or watch a beautiful sunset on their rooftop.

Cooking classes, homemade meals, and city tours are available on a chargeable basis.

Apartment style

Private room

Ideal for

Solo travellers and couples.

Price

INR 1,200 per night

8. Cozy Oasis

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Why stay here?

This beautiful white toned apartment in a yellow house is a sight for sore eyes. If you are a slow traveller who loves to read books, go for this place because it also comes with a hammock in the living room.

The house is 80-90 year old with 15 ft high ceiling and airy windows. Since it's located in a quiet locality there is limited traffic.

Apartment style

Entire Apartment

Ideal for

Couples and family.

Price

INR 1,700 per night

Khoop Bhalo? Then go ahead and plan your much awaited staycation in Kolkata.

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