Hostels in Mumbai, India

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Get to know Mumbai (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Mumbai.

 Gateway of India

Like other cities in India, Mumbai is huge and busy, but you will immediately notice the European feel of the place in the architecture, the wide streets, and roundabouts and just the general persona of the city.

Mumbai is a city of stark contrasts, however -- poverty coinciding with extreme wealth; traditional customs along with modern; small, local, Indian restaurants beside Western chains; and decrepit accommodation just around the corner from luxury hotels. Shopping is excellent in the many markets and people watching on Chowpatty Beach may end up being one of your favorite memories in India.

Unfortunately Mumbai is one of India’s most expensive cities to visit, and price does not always equal quality as far as accommodation standards are concerned. The city is also very spread out, so choosing a Mumbai hostel location should be your top priority. Hostels in Mumbai near Colaba or close to Chowpatty Beach would be most desirable, since you would be close to most sites, markets, and areas of interest. You may want to avoid Kamathipura, as it is the red light district of Mumbai and is known for being quite dangerous, even according to locals. If you want to experience a different aspect of Mumbai, you could stay in a hostel in Bandra, which is known for nightclubs and bars and a top location for Bollywood actors to live. Bandra is also much closer to the airport than central Mumbai, so may be worth a night at the beginning or end of your trip. Overall, Mumbai is a great city with so much to explore and eat and buy; it is a very approachable first glimpse of India or a happily accepted break for the tired and overly cultured traveler in need of a touch of Western comfort.

Written by local enthusiast for Mumbai hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Mumbai hostels Amanda Haehl

Mumbai Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Mumbai, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
56 Total number of hostels
$10 Average dorm price
$38 Average private room price
$3.5 Cheapest hostel in Mumbai
New Super Dormitory is the cheapest
4 Party hostels in Mumbai
Nap On Map Hostel is the best rated
5.6 Average rating of all hostels

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