Traveling To Mumbai? These Cost-Effective Hostels Are Accepting Guests

    Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, travel has been on a halt for the past few months. However, now, as we are taking small steps and seeing things open, we are seeing people travel too. It could be because of an unavoidable emergency, be business-related, a special occasion or maybe just folks visiting from another state or country. 

    If you're on a tight budget and travelling to Mumbai, we've curated a list of pocket-friendly backpackers hostels which are accepting guests currently.

    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.

    You can also check out the salons open in the city of you're looking for a quick pampering. 

    Co-Hostel, Bandra


    Bandra West, Mumbai

    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. If you're heading here, you'd require the Aarogya Setu app, would have to brief them for the purpose of your travel and undergo the routine temperature checks on arrival.

    Price: INR 700 per bed, per night.

    Booking: You can either call them on 098565 64545 or book online. 

    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 699 per bed, per night.

    Bookings: Call them on 099855 44000 or book online. 

    Indie Stays, Santacruz

    Indie Stays

    Santacruz East, Mumbai

    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 purpose in that area, 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 800 per bed, per night. ( INR 2,400 for a single bedroom. INR 3,500 for double bedroom)

    Booking: You can call them on +91-22-68606860 or book online.

    Salaam Namaste Backpackers, Oshiwara

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

    Price: INR 799 per bed, per night.

    Bookings: You can call them on +91 9820798198 or book online on multiple third-party websites.

    Backpackers Villa, Andheri

    Backpackers Villa

    Andheri East, Mumbai

    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 700 for female & INR 650 for male.

    Booking: You can call on 97687 70088 for bookings. Or book on their website as well. 

    Mumbai Staytion Dorm, Andheri

    Mumbai Staytion Dorm

    Andheri East, Mumbai

    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 600 per night

    Booking: You can call them on +91 9833725472.