Though there is no dearth of hotels in Shirdi but if you are looking for neat and economical stay options in Shirdi, the Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan Trust offers online booking. Sai Baba Sansthan Trust manages three ashrams, with combine inventory of close to 2400 rooms. All these three ashrams are within close vicinity of Sai Baba Temple. Accommodation in these ashrams is comfortable and peaceful. The trust has three stay options in Shirdi viz. Sai Ashram, Dwarawati and New Bhakta Niwas.
Accommodation in Sai Ashram, Shirdi
It (Sai Ashram Phase 1) is the oldest of all three and has close to 1536 rooms, which can accommodate up to 9000 devotees. Of 1536 rooms 1152 are common rooms with attached bath room and 384 air-conditioned rooms. Besides, the ashram has a common services block where you have restaurant for Sai devotees. The Sai Ashram also has an Open Air Theatre (OAT), which can accommodate up to 2000 devotees for Sai Kirtans, Bhajans and other cultural programs.
Accommodation in Dwarawati, Shirdi
Built in 2008, Dwarawati is close to the Bus stand. It is approximately one kilometre away from Sai Baba Temple. Dwarawati has 334 rooms, dormitories and large rooms to accommodate small groups or families of six to ten people. There are 80 air-conditioned rooms as well. Dwarawati is also well equipped with the facilities like 24 hr. water supply, electricity supply (with power back-up), parking and security. You can get a basic room for as little as Rs. 100. Air-conditioned room can be booked for Rs. 800 – 1000.
Accommodation in New Bhakta Niwas, Shirdi
The New Bhakta Niwas as the name suggests has 542 rooms of various categories. This complex is located on the highway and the trust runs round the clock shuttle service between temple complex and New Bhakta Niwas to ferry the devotees. It is about one kilometre from Sai Baba Temple. This complex is well equipped with canteen facility, parking space, 24-hr water supply, electricity supply (with power back-up) and security.
Accommodation in any of the above ashrams can be booked online.
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