With metro cities becoming popular for higher-education and job hubs, the hunt for paying-guest accommodations (PG) is also on the rise. Cities like Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune are popular PG destinations as well. Starting January 2020, Housing.com forayed into the PG segment with as many as half a million PG listings to start with across 12 Indian cities. The attempt is to make searches for a PG simpler and help millions of students and working professionals base their decision on what is available in this otherwise informal marketplace.
Gayatri Srinivas has just got through St Stephens College in Delhi and is using Housing.com to explore PG options in Delhi. If you are one such house-hunter looking for a PG on rent, follow these simple steps to find your perfect PG on Housing.com.
Go to Housing.com and opt for the PG/Co-living option. Enter the city of your choice and opt for the locality/landmark you have shortlisted.
Srinivas is going to study in St Stephens College, Delhi University, and has not opted for the hostel/residence on campus. A good locality to shortlist may be Jawahar Nagar which is very close to her college campus. Your choice of a location should be on the basis of distance from the college/job area where you would need to frequent. Jawahar Nagar (Kamla Nagar) works for a student because it has everything that a student requires. There are provision shops, hangout zones, book stores, easy connectivity through public transport, a police station in the vicinity, stationery shops, libraries, etc. More importantly, it is very close to the college.
Enter the location you have shortlisted and proceed
Srinivas’ search for a PG in Jawahar Nagar threw up a range of choices. The map alongside helps her to understand the location of each of these co-living properties and also shows the broad price range that they command.
Shortlist on the basis of gender, room type, your budget and availability of food in the PG.
Srinivas narrowed down the list by entering the relevant details. She prefers a PG accommodation for girls. She’s keen on a double-sharing property and wants that the PG should provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on all days. We have kept the price range set to maximum to see what options are available. Now, Housing.com will show a range of options that suit Srinivas.
Browse through your options to arrive at the best fit.
Now Srinivas can go through each of the PG properties available for girls and compare her options. She can look through the pictures, figure out the additional amenities and even contact the owner or caretaker of the property to confirm the details.
Do inquire about additional payments such as security deposit and get to know the house rules before finalising on the property. Happy searching!
What are the factors to consider when choosing a PG house?
The location of the paying guest accommodation, should be close to the college/job area and also have basic necessities, such as provision stores, easy connectivity through public transport, stationery shops, libraries, banks and entertainment zones.
Why should I use Housing.com to search for PG homes?
The Housing.com website has over half a million PG listings, with PG options across 12 Indian cities.