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Residency Hotel: Most VTer's I've met have stayed here!!! Grand Residency Hotel & Serviced Apartments Review
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I have not personally stayed here but most VTer's who I've met in Mumbai have stayed here!!! So it must be a nice place!!! I have seen the rooms and the place is quite good for the price and the surroundings as well as the location in the heart of the CBD (Central Business District) of Mumbai at Fort with all the major attractions also very close by. The CST (Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus) Railway Terminus and Churchgate railway station are also within walking distance from the hotel!!!

Unique Qualities: Single Rooms from Rs1400 to Rs1500 and Double Rooms from Rs1500 to Rs1650 plus tax of 10%. Extra person in room at Rs120 plus 10% tax. All rooms are airconditioned. Tea & coffee machine and a small safe in all rooms. Breakfast not included but can be ordered for about Rs75 and lunch or dinner for about Rs150. Free internet facilities for checking your email or Rs30 for 30 minutes of surfing!!!

Address: 26, Gunbow Street & DN Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001

Comparison: about average

Directions: Opposite Citibank and Khadi Bhandar. On the main road (DN Road) from CST to Fort.

Other Contact: Reservation: 22618986/22615500

Phone: 22625525/6/7/8/9 Fax: 22619164

Price: US$20-40

Theme: Hotel

Website: http://www.residencyhotel.com Email: residencyhotel@vsnl.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 18, 2005
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Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Hostel.: YWCA in Mumbai.

I have not stayed here personally but just for the information of fellow travellers to Mumbai!!!

Rates are from Rs524 to Rs1800 depending upon the type of bed (dormitory) or room plus a service charge of 10%. Breakfast, tea, coffee and buffet dinner included in the rates. Check Out Time is 12 noon.

Address: YWCA International Centre Hostel, 18, Madam Cama Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400001.

Comparison: about average

Directions: Opposite the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Museum. One more location at Jay Prakash Road, Andheri as well.

Other Contact: email: ywcaic@bom8.vsnl.net.in

Phone: 22025053/0445/0598

Price: less than US$20

Theme: Hostel

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 6, 2005
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Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Hostel.: YMCA in Mumbai.

I have not stayed here personally but just for the information of fellow travellers to Mumbai!!!

The rates are from Rs435 to Rs1500 depending on the type of bed or room plus an additional service charge of 10% as well as Rs100 for a temporary membership for 90 days. Check Out Time is 12 noon. Many hotels may offer cheaper options and better locations and facilities too!!!

Address: 18, YMCA Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai.

Comparison: about average

Directions: Near Mumbai Central (WR) Railway Station.

Other Contact: Fax 23071567 email ymca@vsnl.com

Phone: 23070601/23091262

Price: less than US$20

Theme: Hostel

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 13, 2004
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The Salvation Army Hostel: Cheapest hostel in Colaba area!!!

I have personally not stayed here but this tip is only for information of fellow travellers to Mumbai!!!

The rates are as given below:-

Individual dormitory per bed Rs140.
Family Room per person Rs150.
Double Room Rs400.
Double Room (Air Conditioned) Rs500.
Maximum stay for one week only.
Check Out Time is 10 am.
Reservation Timings :- 0800 to 2000 hours.

Unique Qualities: Cheap compared to the local hostel or hotel rates in the Colaba area of South Mumbai!!!

Address: Red Shield House, 30, Mereweather Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400039.

Comparison: least expensive

Directions: Behind Taj Mahal Hotel at Colaba.

Phone: 22841824

Price: less than US$20

Theme: Hostel

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 13, 2004
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Hotels New Bengal, Oasis & Kishan.: A few cheap hotels!!! Hotel New Bengal Review
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Here's a list of a few small places that you might want to try out if you are on a very low budget and are not a stickler for fancy rooms!!! The prices are all inclusive of taxes but don't include breakfast.

Hotel New Bengal
'B' Sitaram building Dr. D N Road, Opposite Police Commisioner's Office, Near Crawford Market, Mumbai 400001.

Attached bath non A/C rooms Rs.650.
Common bath non A/C rooms Rs.380.

Hotel Oasis
276, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Opposite the General Post Office and CST Railway station, Next to Shere Punjab, Mumbai 400001.
Tel: 56376521.

Non A/C Double room Rs.640.

Hotel Kishan
Shirin Manzil, Walton Road, Near Electric House, Colaba, Mumbai 400039.
Tel: 22833886.

Non A/C room Rs.510.

Unique Qualities: These are some of the cheaper options in the South Mumbai area with minimum facilities at the offered price!!!

I have not stayed in any of these hotels as I don't need to in my own city but these are the really cheap places that can be tried out if you are on a really low budget and want a place to stay in the downtown area of the city!!!

Address: As given above.

Comparison: least expensive

Directions: In South Mumbai, near the railway stations.

Price: less than US$20

Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 26, 2004
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