Bunk It Up In Bombay At These Affordable Backpacker Hostels!

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We all want a peep into the City of Dreams – Mumbai. I don't think anyone would pass on the opportunity to get a picture clicked in front of Mannat, chill by Marine Drive as late as 4am and gorge on scrumptious vada-pavs. However, the high cost staying in a hotel usually serves as a deterrent to visit the city. For all of you who want a budget stay in an expensive city like Mumbai, here is the only list of hostels that you need.

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Photo of Zostel Mumbai, Bhavani Nagar, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Zostel Mumbai, Bhavani Nagar, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

This is one of the most famous chains of hostels that is spread all across India, and Mumbai is no exception. At Zostel Mumbai, expect its quirky decor, high level maintenance and interactive spaces to make your stay comfortable as well as fun. Located in the hub of Indian Cinema, the theme of Bollywood runs strong across the property. A stay at Zostel will provide you a break from the overwhelming view of high-rise buildings which is something you can't run away from in Mumbai. The surroundings are airy, covered with coconut and palm trees. It's the ideal place to rewind after a tiring day in the city that never sleeps.

Location: Karotra Niwas Off Military Road Near Prime Academy School, Marol, Andheri East

Cost: A bed here will cost you anywhere between ₹799- ₹999. You can also opt for a deluxe room that will cost you about ₹2,499.

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Photo of Locomo Hostel - Mumbai Airport, Monghibai Road, Navpada, Vile Parle East, Vile Parle, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Locomo Hostel - Mumbai Airport, Monghibai Road, Navpada, Vile Parle East, Vile Parle, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Locomo Hostel - Mumbai Airport, Monghibai Road, Navpada, Vile Parle East, Vile Parle, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

Situated in close proximity to the airport, Locomo Hostel is a newly opened hostel that is already gaining popularity among backpackers. Featuring a garden, tastefully done spacious rooms and even a rooftop, Locomo Hostel is a fun place to be. If you're someone who is looking for the rare combination of cleanliness, beauty and affordability, there's no need to look further. Be assured that you will always be entertained at Locomo with activities like table tennis, darts, books and a game of knots and crosses at your disposal. Most importantly, interact with travellers from numerous countries across the globe and make friends for a lifetime!

Location: Krishna Villa, Monghibai Road, Vile Parle East

Cost: A bed here will cost you anywhere between ₹499 - ₹899. This cost is even inclusive of breakfast!

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Photo of Bombay Backpackers, Kurla West, Kurla, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Bombay Backpackers, Kurla West, Kurla, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Bombay Backpackers, Kurla West, Kurla, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

This is another hostel that is full of life and colours. A small, cozy space which is themed around travel, the hostel features colourful walls done up in murals and graffiti that reflect the culture of Mumbai. At the same time, the rooms are themed around different modes of transport . You can bunk in the tuk-tuk dorm, bus dorm or train dorm for a completely different experience. The hostel also has a kitchen, games, and a common area to chill with other travellers. The hostel has other properties around Mumbai, near the airport, the beach and in Matheran.

Location: LBS Road, BKC, Kurla West

Cost: A bed here will cost you about ₹899, inclusive of breakfast.

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Photo of Horn Ok Please Mumbai Hostel, D Monte Street, Santosh Nagar, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Horn Ok Please Mumbai Hostel, D Monte Street, Santosh Nagar, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Horn Ok Please Mumbai Hostel, D Monte Street, Santosh Nagar, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

Situated in Bandra, one of Mumbai's prime localities, the hostel is a gorgeous property done up in pastel and indigo tones. This cute little space has all the amenities you may need– free wi-fi, coffee machines and access to kitchen. Its common area that is always bursting with life will barely make you want to retreat to your rooms. With bundles of games and books, forget all your worries and indulge in the carefree ambience of Horn OK Please Hostel.

Location: 22 D Monte Street, Bandra

Cost: A bed here will cost you about ₹749, including breakfast

Photo of Arma Hostel Qube Stays, Government Colony, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee
Photo of Arma Hostel Qube Stays, Government Colony, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

Arma Hostel gives you an experience of a "qube" stay that imitates the arrangement of a train. With one set of bunk beds followed by another, you'll feel as if you're still travelling! This is a tiny hostel, however, it is located amidst the party and foodie hub of Mumbai – Bandra. It offers common bathrooms that are modern and hygienic. Apart from this, the hostel has an outdoor seating that serves as a common area for travellers.

Location: Government colony, Bandra East

Cost: A bed here will cost you anywhere between ₹599 - ₹649. You can pay an additional ₹100 to avail breakfast.

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Photo of Hostel Mantra, SV Patel Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Hostel Mantra, SV Patel Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Hostel Mantra, SV Patel Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

Hostel Mantra envelopes within an aesthetic little world that aims at providing utmost comfort to its guests. The hostel celebrates the idea of oneness and community as it hosts travellers from around the world. A map of the world right at its entrance adorned with pictures of travellers exemplifies this ideology. The common room is equipped with loungers and bean bags that point towards a high screen which is ideal for movie or match-nights. A characteristic feature of the rooms is that they have caged boxes under beds where you can safely leave your luggage.

Location: S.V.P Nagar, Andheri West

Cost: A bed here will cost you between ₹649 - ₹799. If you prefer privacy, you can also opt for a double-bed room that costs ₹2,499. These costs are inclusive of breakfast.

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Photo of Backpacker Panda Andheri, S B Singh Colony, J B Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Backpacker Panda Andheri, S B Singh Colony, J B Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Backpacker Panda Andheri, S B Singh Colony, J B Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

Located right across a market, this traveller pad is another great option if you're visiting the city. Equipped with a kitchen, snack-bar and even a game room, this is a lively place to be at. You can chill at its porch or common area, reading a book or catching up on work thanks to the hostel's free wi-fi. The hostel's rooms are bright, hygienic and ideal for a short stay. You can also make use of a tour-desk where you will be assisted in planning your trip around the city.

Location: Plot No. 186, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Society, Andheri East

Cost: A bed here will cost you between ₹649 - ₹749

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Photo of Backpacker Panda Colaba, Walton Road, Near Bata Showroom, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Backpacker Panda Colaba, Walton Road, Near Bata Showroom, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

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Photo of Backpacker Panda Colaba, Walton Road, Near Bata Showroom, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Saumiabee

This is the ideal hostel for those who want to live in the heart of Mumbai – Colaba. The majestic Gateway of India is only 5 minutes' walk away from the hostel and the Colaba Causeway only 500m; there couldn't be a better option that Backpacker Panda. Guests have access to a terrace, common lounging space and the kitchen, The hostel is neat, clean and has all amenities to make you feel comfortable.

Location: 15, Walton Road, Colaba

Cost: A bed here will cost you between ₹799 and ₹1,099. You can also opt for a double-bed deluxe and private room that will cost between ₹2,999 and ₹3,799.

With these affordable options, you need to plan a trip to Mumbai soon and witness its magic for yourself.

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