Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Mumbai, India. You can choose from 49 Mumbai hostels. In total, there are 91 cheap places to stay in Mumbai such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $3 for a dorm.
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.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Mumbai? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Mumbai alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Mumbai. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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. To help you make friends with Mumbai before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
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 Amanda Haehl
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Mumbai. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Mumbai. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Mumbai costs on average $7 for a dorm. A hostel in Mumbai with private rooms costs on average $37.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Mumbai and India.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.