Elements Hostel in Chennai | About Us

About Elements Hostel in Chennai: Mission

about elements hostel in chennai

The aim of Elements Hostel is to make Chennai a more welcoming city for its visitors. We want to make life and travel in Chennai as easy for you as possible. We offer safe budget accommodation in Chennai and we can also help you out with local information about the city and surroundings.

About Elements Hostel in Chennai: Vision

More than just a clean budget hostel in Chennai, at Elements Hostel we hope to offer a community during your stay. Our staff will do their best to make your visit as comfortable as possible and will help you enjoy a visit to Chennai to remember.  We also offer additional services, such as our rooftop canteen or local vehicles for hire.

Facilities on Offer in Elements Hostel

Elements Hostel offers budget accommodation in Chennai without compromising on security, comfort and cleanliness. All our rooms are air conditioned and come with free WIFI. We have a dormitory, a single room and a selection of king and twin rooms. We also have a restaurant-cum-party area on our roof terrace, which we can rent out for events.

For more about Elements Hostel in Chennai, have a look at the services we offer at present, which include:

  •      Airport pickup and drop-off option.
  •      Luggage storage facilities.
  •      Internet workstation.
  •      Clean drinking water dispensers.
  •      Friendly staff who can give you information about the city.
  •      Vehicle rental options, courtesy of our partners Chennai Garage.

If you would like to know more about Elements Hostel in Chennai – drop us a line!

Elements Hostel
11. Ramanthan Street
Off New Avadi Road
Chennai 600010

Tel.: +91 44 42849875/42849792
e-mail: [email protected]

Getting here:

By Bus: From Chennai International Airport, you can take public bus number 18. This runs from 5 a.m.-10 p.m., with frequent stops in the cities. The bus stop is just outside the airport gates. Take the bus to High Court bus stop and change to bus 54 to Poonamallee and get off at the Pachiappas College stop.

By Metro: You can take the metro straight from the airport to Pachaiyappa Station (INR 60) .  From there it’s just a 5 minutes walk to Elements Hostel. Just keep walking in your travel direction on the right side of  Vellore-Chennai Road/EVR road for about 100 m, then turn left in to New Avadi Road. Then take the first street to the right (Ramanathan Street) and after about 100 m more you’ll find Elements Hostel on your right side.

By Train: When you leave Chennai International Airport, you can take the train from Tirusulam Railway Station. This is just outside the airport gate. From there you’ll need go down the Great Southern Trunk Road to the underpass running under the highway, which will bring you out to the station. The train will take you into the city to Egmore Station and runs every 20-30 minutes. Because Indian train stations are chaotic, it’s best to get your ticket at the rail service counter at the station. The train journey takes around 30 minutes, costing INR 10 for 2nd class and INR 150 for 1st class (best option if you have luggage). Get off at Chetpet Railway station and go to the Ega Theatre side. You can either walk to the Tourist Information Centre or take a rickshaw from the Ega Theatre.

By Taxi: You have two choices when coming by taxi. You can either take or a call taxi when you come out of the airport, or you can take a rickshaw for a more authentic experience. Most taxi drivers won’t know much about Elements Hostel and how to get there (we’re quite small) so you will need to give a landmark. A good landmark is the Lifeline Hospital in Kilpauk. Most drivers will be able to find us that way. The taxi ride will cost you approximately INR 600-800.

By Ola/Uber: If you have data on your phone and an Uber or an Ola account, this might be the easiest option. Just request a ride to Elements Hostel via the app, meet the driver at the selected pick-up point and relax while the driver brings you to your destination.

You can leave your bags with us after checkout!

We can arrange an airport pick up or drop off at the best possible rate.

We can arrange a breakfast, lunch or dinner, in our rooftop canteen - Muthu Mess.

Use our free WIFI or our internet workstation to keep contact with the world.

We have clean, drinking water dispensers you can use for free.

Ask our staff for Tourist Information about Chennai and surroundings.

We can help you rent your own Ambassador or Rickshaw!

We can take care of any of your laundry needs - just ask at reception!