Anjali Homestay, Mumbai
Anjali Homestay, Mumbai
Anjali Homestay, Mumbai
Anjali Homestay, Mumbai
Anjali Homestay, Mumbai
Anjali Homestay, Mumbai
Anjali Homestay, Mumbai

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The Hostelz.com Review

Anjali Homestay is a hostel located near the airport in Mumbai, India. Staying here is a unique experience --while it is a hostel, with dorm rooms, it is also home to several Indian men, which means that you do not have the typical amenities some hostels may have and there are always men lingering around and smoking. However, there is the chance to have unique interactions that you would not have at a more mainstream accommodation.

The Location

Anjali Homestay is near the airport -- book a ride through a car app like Uber or Ola to get to the hostel. If taking rickshaws and taxis, insist on using the meter -- your rate will be a fraction of the price! Anjali Homestay is not in a very populated area and is far from the must-see sites, galleries, cool neighborhoods, and the best places to eat.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel has several dorm guest rooms with mixed-bed dorms and female-only rooms as well as private rooms. The dorm guest rooms at Anjali Homestay have locker storage. The mattresses on the bunk beds are not very nice; the top bunk in the dormitory room in which we stayed had a broken handlebar and was very dangerous. Sheets are included in the price of the room and are placed on the beds in advance for guests' ease and comfort. Towels are not included in the price of the room but can be rented. There are several shared bathrooms available for guests to use. Beds do not have charging stations or bed lamps at Anjali Homestay, which is a bit inconvenient. Dorm rooms have air conditioning, which is crucial in Mumbai's extreme spring and summer heat.

Common Spaces

There are not many common areas in Anjali Homestay. There is a common space with a table that also serves as a makeshift reception desk during the check-in and check-out. Many of the staff and guests smoke indoors here. This is also where guests eat breakfast, should they order it for the extra cost.

The Wi-Fi works well throughout the property. The environment is very social due to many interesting international guests, friendly hosts, and the large common area.

Summary

We enjoyed the homestay experience here, but other hostels in the area offer more comfortable amenities.
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Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer Lola

Published on 2017-07-26

Hostelz.com Guest Reviews


Lot better for good money

I am indian and wanted a cheap stay around andheri for 4 days. Thanks to anjali homestay. The only irking thing is trying to get to the place. Reading the hostel name would make an impression of old house but its a flat in apartment. You might want to call before relying to much on google maps. i got lost but was saved by few locals who knew about the place. The place has about 3 bedrooms, all well kept with bedsheets and neat looking. The hall you have TV, magazines, wifi to access. Mostly non-indians come here for quick nap before next flight. That way its also good to communicate people from various backgrounds. Everything's cool, nobody interferes. For commuters there is a metro station not too far also. I enjoyed my stay.

Mithil

Age 25, Indian
2015-11-03


Dirty and noisy, bad management

VERY BAD MANAGEMENT. My gf and I booked a double room online and got a confirmation email from the hostel. We informed them we would arrive at night, but when we got to the hostel they had given our room to someone else. Instead, they gave us two beds in separate dorms. I must say the guys working at the hostel were nice and tried their best, but it didn't solve the problem. Dorms -- noisy and packed. My gf's bed was tiny (50cm wide, maximum). Beds were stone hard. Bathrooms -- only two bathrooms for more than 20 people!! Dirty and uncomfortable (no toilet paper). Breakfast not included, was ok. Overall this hostel is very basic and could be an option if you need to stay somewhere close to the airport. Otherwise avoid.

Carlos

Age 32, Spanish
2015-03-31


The perfect way to experience Mumbai.

The perfect way to experience Mumbai. It's a hostel in the extension of a home of nice Indian family. It's located in a middle-class neighborhood close to the airport, a 15-minute auto rickshaw ride plus a 45-minute train ride away from the more expensive part of the city, but a great neighborhood to walk around and experience all the sights and sounds of India. Mumbai is tricky to navigate, but Raj, the father of the family, is always around to help with recommendations or to help you figure out anything you need -- the unique Mumbai city trains, a local SIM card, currency exchanges, the intra-city trains & buses, or anything else. Some visitors to India get food poisoning, but Raj can help you order safe, delicious food for amazing prices, delivered right to the hostel, so you don't have to be paranoid about getting sick. The WiFi connection was good, only went out for a few hours due to a power outage during the entire week I stayed there. This was great because there aren't many restaurants or cafes with WiFi in Mumbai. Also, tell him if you're interested in being an extra in a Bollywood movie, quite a unique, unforgettable experience. In summary, a reflection of India at it's best: a tight-knit family, super-helpful and personal guidance from someone "in-the-know", and amazing sites, food and culture.

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Scott

Age 26, USA
2014-07-18

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