Hospet is the gateway town to Hampi with bus and rail connections.
Hospet town (now renames Hosapatte ) is the ideal base for exploring Hampi, if you are looking for some better comforts , facilities and onward travel conveniences, than those available in Hampi village.
There are a good number of hotels available in the town, right from the upscale to budget traveler type lodges.
Most of the Hospet's hotels are near the bus stand or railway station. The 2km or so busy stretch of the Bus Stand Road from Hospet Jn railway station to the KSRTC bus station is the hotel hub.
A few of them, you can literally walked to from bus stand or railway station. For the rest, hire an autorickshaw.
A brief list of hotels in Hospet is below. Of course there are many more in the town. Some are listed in the online booking/review portals like booking.com , makemytrip.com, tripadvisor etc. There are many more. See the ratings and do online reservation through one of those portals.
If your travel plan is ad hoc, it's easy to walk-in and check for availability at the many hotels on the Bus Stand Road.
|Hotel||Location|| Type of Hotel|
|Shanbhag Towers||Opposite to the Hospet bus station|| Mid budget hotel|
|Hotel Malligi||Located near Hospet bus station|| Three star hotel|
|Hotel Priyadarshini||Located on the Hospet bus stand road|| Budget hotel|
|Hotel Karthik||On the way to Hospet city from the railway station|| Mid range budget hotel|
|Krishna Palace||Near Hospet Bus stand|| Three Star hotel|
|Hotel Hampi International||Opposite to Hospet railway station||Mid budget hotel|
In short, the ideal base for exploring Hampi is one of those basic/budget type accommodations available around the Hampi Village. Hotels in Hospet town are more practical from a travel/facilities standpoint. If you are looking for a splurge, there are quite a few luxury type accommodation in the region, though some of them are a bit far, but accessible from Hampi.
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