Being a hub of coaching institutes and commercial centres, East Delhi remains the first choice of students and working professionals looking for Paying Guest (PG) accommodations. 99acres unlocks the list of top PG destinations in the region and the factors underlining the trend.

A paying guest (PG) accommodation offers a multitude of amenities and attracts lower rents, due to which many students and young working professionals prefer them. If you too are looking for a PG accommodation in East Delhi, Laxmi Nagar, Shahadra, Preet Vihar and Shakarpur are a few areas that offer scores of such options at competitive rates. These areas have also been rated the best on 99acres by former and current residents. Most reviewers praised the superior connectivity and lifestyle amenities in these locales, among others, such as environment and safety.

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Laxmi Nagar

Laxmi Nagar is a famous PG hub in East Delhi, housing numerous coaching institutes and electronic shops. The micro-market boasts of several affordable PG options in builder floors and independent houses. A twin sharing room in Laxmi Nagar is available at Rs 4,500-6,000 per month, while a single room costs around Rs 7,000-11,000 per month. These charges are inclusive of electricity bills; however, facilities like meals, geyser, Wi-Fi and Air Conditioner can be availed at an additional rent of Rs 3,000-4,000 per month.

On reviewing Laxmi Nagar on 99acres, a tenant shares that it is a self-sufficient locale with an excellent transportation facility. The area is well-connected to Central Delhi and Anand Vihar via a dedicated station on the Blue Line ofthe Delhi Metro. However, some reviewers have also highlighted “frequent traffic jams”, “parking issues”, and “water shortage” in the area. 

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Housing many reputed colleges, such as IP University, Shyam Lal College and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College at a distance of about five km, Shahadra remains a cynosure among students. As per Ishu Mittal, a PG owner in Shahadra, "The area encompasses several double and triple sharing PG options with monthly rentals starting from as low as Rs 4,000 per bed and ranging up to Rs 12,000 per bed. While most PGs offer basic amenities like a cupboard, electricity, and food, top furnishings, such as a refrigerator, Air Conditioner and washing machine, can also be accessed at a premium." With regards to commuting, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses frequently ply and a dedicated metro station on the Red Line of the Delhi Metro, ensuring hassle-free travel to prominent destinations.

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Social conveniences nearby popular PG hubs in East Delhi

Coaching institutes


Healthcare facilities


Aakash Institute

Ahlcon International School

Makkar Multispeciality Hospital

Parsvnath Metro Mall

Bansal Learning

DAV Public School

Aarogya Hospital

Star City Mall

Ashish Arora Classes

Somerville School

Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital

Cross River Mall

Hillwoods Academy

Shanti Mukund Hospital

Pacific Mall


Siddharth International School

Max Balaji Hospital

East Delhi Mall



A popular hub for computer training and nursing institutes, Shakarpur offers many single, double and triple sharing room options in independent builder floors in the range of Rs 3,000-8,000 per month. The area is served by Laxmi Nagar and Nirman Vihar Metro Stations and Vikas Marg, Madhuban Road, and Noida Link Road. Aakash Arora, Broker, Arora Properties, adds that Shakarpur will also be linked to the under-construction Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System via the New Ashok Nagar Metro Station. This will further improve the area’s connectivity in the near future. 

While Shakarpur ticks all the boxes of a quality residential hub, many reviewers on 99acres spoke about high noise pollution in the area due to heavy vehicular movement. Also, being a low-lying expanse, Shakarpur is prone to waterlogging during monsoons. 

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Preet Vihar

Preet Vihar is a developed locality with many families residing in the neighbourhood. This makes it a safe choice for students. Laxmi Nagar, a popular educational, commercial, and retail hub, is a mere four km from Preet Vihar. “Finding a fully furnished PG in the area is not difficult; however, most properties have landlords staying within premise, resulting in time-bound entry and exit. Monthly rentals for PG accommodations in Preet Vihar start from Rs 4,500 per bed, excluding meals. Moreover, security deposit is around Rs 2,000, which is refundable at a notice of 15 days”, shares Deepa Gupta, Broker, Pearl PG.

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The above areas not only offer PG/hostel options, but you may also find many apartments on rent here. A 2 BHK unit on rent in these areas is available at Rs 8,000-12,000 per month. The prices, however, may exceed in the case of a fully-furnished property.