Mumbai is the center of fashion, finance, film and culture of the land. This coastal region flourished for centuries and today, it holds many monuments and traditional artworks as a remainder of its history. If you are looking for a cheap and ideal spot to crash for a while, it is better to ditch the commercial hotels and resorts and, choose hostels. There are numerous hostels in and around Mumbai.

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Here are the top 6 hostels to try, next time when you are planning a Mumbai visit.

Backpacker Panda Colaba

HostelWorld (*9.0) Booking.com (*8.7) Map Starts at ($13) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (September)

The best part about this hostel is that it is located very close to numerous tourist spots. It would be easier for you to roam around and be customized to the culture. Very close, you would find alleys filled with shops and the Colaba Causeway street market is just a few minutes’ walk away from the place.

If you are looking to blend in and enjoy the local life with parties, food and traditional events, this is the right place. Starting from private rooms to a shared room, you can different options to pick. The hostel provides free internet access, city maps, housekeeping services, and full-time security.

Horn ok please hostel

HostelWorld (*9.2) Booking.com (*9.2) Map Starts at ($10) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (September)

If you are looking for luxury, this is not the right answer. If you are looking for a safe space to chill and kick back or party, this is your destination. You will never feel alone while staying in this hostel, as it will be filled with free-spirited tourists, all the time. Free breakfast, free internet access and city maps will give you a head start. You can choose many services like housekeeping, travel desk, security lockers and much more.

This hostel is located in Bandra West, 30 minutes away from the airport and just walking distance away from Bandra station. You would be staying in the cultural heart of the city.

Bombay backpackers

HostelWorld (*8.0) Booking.com (*7.9) Map Starts at ($13) for 9 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (September)

This hostel take up the requirements to a higher level with comfortable beds, full air-conditioning, fast internet service, indoor smoking area, travel desk, and themed dorms. There are four dorms themed as local train dorm, red bus dorm, yellow black taxi dorm and tuk-tuk dorm.

If you are in for exploring Mumbai, you can find this hostel to your full requirement. The semi-furnished dorms hold cable TV, fridge, dishwasher, hair dryers, microwave and others. The hostel is located in Kurla West, making it easier to reach from the railway station and airport.

Basti

HostelWorld (*8.3) Booking.com (*8.5) Map Starts at ($9) for 6 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (September)

This is for the backpacking crowd of the land. The facility provides different styles of accommodation from themed dorms to non-ac mixed dorms. The motto of the hostel is to educate travelers about the rural life of Mumbai. However, the facilities are top-notch with fast Wi-Fi, phone stands, and equipped kitchen and so on. Indian styled home-cooked breakfast is included along with the stay.

The hostel is located in Santacruz West and less than 7 km away from the airport. The hostel is 2.5 km away from Bandra terminus. Thus, you can easily find transportation to reach any part of the city from the hostel.

Arma Hostel – Qube stay

HostelWorld (*6.8) Booking.com (*7.4) Map Starts at ($6) for 13 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (September)

Location is the main element of accommodation. Staying closer to the main areas will help you be closer to many attractions and facilities. With this idea, Arma Hostel has been established in the central part of the city, holding 60 beds. Located in Bandra, the region known for its nightlife, this place is an entertainment spot. Security features are up-to-date with digital entry, safety lockers and others.

This is a new hostel closer to Bandra railway station and bus stand. Starting from special designer beds to in-house restaurants, you will be pampered with facilities. Free parking and internet access are provided.

Hostel Mumbai

If you are a backpacker trying to live the vacation from the local’s point of view, this is the liveliest place to stay. The hostel is just 4 km away from the international airport and thus, you get to be closer to all forms of transportation. The hostel is located in the suburb region of Andheri East. Thus, you get to be a little away from the chaos of the city. The hostel does not aim at giving just accommodation. The Bollywood themed rooftop, café, common area for games and many more people just like you, you will be experiencing Mumbai from inside the hostel too.

The hostel holds travel assistance, who highlight the top destinations you should cover, hidden beauties and much more. Free internet service is available in the hostel. You can avail laundry services, housekeeping, security lockers and other services and facilities here.

After all, hostel stay need not be an option out of budget. Each of these hostels try to make your experience in Mumbai into memories that would etch in your heart. Mumbai is a vibrant city and you need the right accommodation to explore it, with ease.

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