On A Shoe-String Budget? These Affordable Backpacker Hostels Are Worth Checking Out

Mumbai is a spectacular city and is visited by tourists and travelers all throughout the year. Yes, things tend to get super expensive here but what we really like is the fact that there is something available for every mood and budget when it comes to stay. If you're on a budget, check out these really cool backpacking hostels that will make your visit to the city worth it.

Backpacker Panda, Colaba

Backpacker Panda

Colaba, Mumbai

If you’ve dreamt of living in the posh suburbs of SoBo but your bank balance isn’t really supporting your dreams, Backpacker Panda is here to rescue you. Stay in dorm rooms and enjoy the convenience of walking down to all your favourite places on your bucket-list (think Colaba Causeway, Gateway of India, Marine Drive, the works.)

Shell Out: INR 899 a night

P.S: They also have a branch in Andheri. Sign up and enjoy great deals and discounts on their website too.

Zostel, Andheri

Zostel Mumbai

Andheri East, Mumbai

The largest chain of hostels in Asia made its way to Mumbai a couple of years ago and was a hit instantly. The tourists swear by the station-themed rooms and the convenience of the location. 

Shell Out: INR 599 onward for the mixed-bed dorms. 

P.S: Along with the dorms, they also have private rooms available.

Basti - A Backpacker’s Hostel, Santacruz

Basti - A Backpackers Hostel

Santacruz West, Mumbai

With 6 dorms and 4 private rooms, this hostel in Santacruz makes for an excellent base for those who’re traveling in and out of Mumbai by air. With close proximity to the airport (and some pretty cool places in Mumbai) and beautifully designed with village-themed rooms, this hostel offers rooms that are super hygienic. 

Shell Out: INR 499 onward

Co-Hostel, Bandra


Bandra West, Mumbai

This cosy hostel lets you enjoy a complimentary breakfast on the rooftop and is located at a stone throw’s distance from Bandstand (which basically means Shahrukh Khan is your neighbour.) The hostel comes with 5 mixed dorms and one female dorm.

Shell Out: INR 849 onward

P.S: They've got one in Goa too, in case you're looking at planning a trip. 

Bombay Backpackers, Kurla

Bombay Backpackers

Kurla, Mumbai

We love the friendly vibe, the funky décor and the cosy atmosphere. Located in Kurla, this hostel is convenient if you wish to travel to the airport or even the Mumbai Central Station.

Shell Out: INR 699 onward

P.S: They offer a complimentary breakfast and free laundry services too. They have another branch near the airport called the Airport Hostel by Bombay Backpackers. 

Horn Ok Please Hostel

Horn Ok Please Hostel

Bandra West, Mumbai

This beautiful hostel is housed in a 100-year-old Portuguese bungalow! The hostel has 3 dormitories, with 1 all-female and 2 mixed ones. It is perfect for those travellers who’ve been missing the comfort and homely vibe of their families. So if you know where to send someone who’s been on the road since forever.

Shell Out: INR 849 onward

Bollywood Bed & Breakfast

Bollywood Bed & Breakfast

Santacruz East, Mumbai

If you love Bollywood, dancing and all things dramatic, this hostel is the right fit for you! With Bollywood inspired décor and dorms, complete with 60s themed rooms and posters, this hostel is highly recommended for those looking at a fun stay near the Mumbai airport. 

Shell Out: INR 699 onward