Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer Lola
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.
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.
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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