The locality called Virupapur Gaddi is just north of the Hampi village.
Why Virupapur Gaddi? For two reasons. First, even in the otherwise rural standards of Hampi, Virupapur Gaddi is the most laidback locality in Hampi. There are quite a few guest houses set in this rural backdrop.
Second reason, this is the party central of Hampi. Backpackers of all genre congregate at Virupapur, than at Hampi side of the river. Bachelor's may like this area, families (with kids) may not. So depending on what's your idea of vacation, you may want to head to Virupapur or keep away from all those party stuffs.
A list of popular hotels ( more aptly, guest houses) are listed below. Before that you may also want to know how to reach Virupapura Gadde. There are certain peculiarities to this location. Though Virupapura Gadde is just across the river from Hampi, there is no road connection.
Virupapur Gaddi is accessible by crossing the river near the Virupaksha Temple (see coracle ferries).
The road route is Hospet- Munirabad - Sanapur for accessing from Bangalore side, by road. Those from Hyderabad side, the route is via Gangavathi and Anegondi . Some of the guesthouses are reachable only by walk & two wheeler, as car would not reach. Park at Hampi and use coracle to cross to Virupapur.
You can walk in, check facilities , compare the price quoted and negotiate a bit before finally selecting one and check in. That's the style in town. Having said that, it's possible to book online (booking.com , makemytrip.com etc) as well. For many of the popular guest houses at Virupapur Gaddi. Some of them even have own websites.
Do advance booking if you are traveling to Hampi during peak season, as things do get overbooked, especially around the new year period.
There are many more , a few popular one are listed here....
| Guest House|
|1||Sunny Guest House|
|Shanti Guest House|
|Mowgli Guest House|
|Sri Lakshmi Golden Resorts|
see also Hampi Hotels & Lodges
Anegondi was the capital of the region, before it was moved to Hampi. In fact this was the core of a tiny kingdom that eventually expanded into the Vijayanagar Empire covering the whole of south India. Currently Anegondi is sleepy village with a principally farming community inhibiting it.