Traveling To Mumbai But Low On Budget? These Backpacking Hostels Are For You

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Mumbai's not as expensive as people from other States think of it to be. From food to accommodation to shopping, there are cheaper alternatives for everything in aamcha sheher. And if you're on a tight budget while travelling to Mumbai for work or leisure, we've curated a list of pocket-friendly backpacker hostels in the city for you. Oh and if you thought backpacking was only possible in the hills, try our city out! 

Disclaimer: All the hostels in this list are following the required safety guidelines with regular disinfection of premises and staff health checks. Going out to communal spaces, however, can still put you at some risk. We recommend you undertake all safety precautions in terms of facial masks and ample social distancing.

P.S: You can also check out the best salons in the city, if you're looking for a quick pampering sesh! 

Co-Hostel, Bandra

A hippy and uber cool hostel setup in the queen of suburbs - Bandra - Co Hostel is open and fully operational. Expect cozy bunk beds, AC rooms, a super vibrant rooftop chill area with a kitchen and a bunch of other activities.

Price: INR 599 per bed, per night

Horn Ok Please Hostel, Bandra

Another cool hostel in Bandra is Horn Ok Please. And and, it has been housed out of a 100-year Portuguese bungalow. How cool is that? If you're planning to crash here, just hit them up and they'll send you a pre-registration form which will include filling in your basic details. And to make sure social distancing is taken care of, they're offering only 50% of their space to the guests.

Price: INR 637 per bed, per night

Indie Stays, Santacruz

Right at the centre of CST Road in Santacruz, this hostel is in close proximity to BKC as well. So, if you're heading here for work, this is perfect for you. This one is actually super chic and well equipped with modern facilities. They've got single rooms, double rooms, dorms and even a super chic urban corner room. 

Price: INR 1,121 per bed, per night. ( INR 2,400 for a single bedroom. INR 3,500 for double bedroom)

Salaam Namaste Backpackers, Oshiwara

Salaam Namaste backpackers is the place for backpackers and the digital nomad. Expect a blast of colours, comfortable rooms, quirky decor, and lots of games.    

Price: INR 499 per bed, per night.

Backpackers Villa, Andheri

This one is kinda easy to spot even. Funky graffiti on their entrance welcomes you into this cosy abode. They've got a bunch of comfy dorms which are apt if you're looking for staying in within a budget.         

Price: INR 530 for females & INR 508 for males

Mumbai Staytion Dorm, Andheri

Bright yellow paint, Bob Dylan's paintings, old Bombay-themed art and quirky wallpapers, Mumbai Staytion Dorm is one the coolest backpackers hostels. And do expect tons of amenities. From free wifi to free breakfast, and from a cool gaming area to a common area with a television (and books) - they've got it all.

Price: INR 482 per person, per night

Backpacker Panda, Colaba

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 favorite places on your bucket-list (think Colaba Causeway, Gateway of India, Marine Drive, the works.)

Price: INR 611 per person per night

Zostel, Andheri East

We know you're probably already aware of this huge chain of hostels but a backpacker hostel looks pretty incomplete without a Zostel in it. Really. Zostel Andheri, with it's Bollywood and Mumbai Local theme, is all about making memories with strangers who become friends eventually. Make sure you eat a meal at their cafe, everything is delish. They've got the cutest in-house doggos who'll steal your heart too. 

Price: INR 549 per person per night

P.S: In case you're coming with your partner or family, they've got you covered with their deluxe rooms and suites.