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“Basic, cheap accomodation in fantastic location!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Shield Guest House

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Red Shield Guest House
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Basic, cheap accomodation in fantastic location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

After reading other reviews on here, I was hesitant about staying in Red Shield. But, after looking around other parts of Mumbai and not finding anything cheap or good, I went to red shield.

Sure, it's basic, but I was paying 250 rupees for dorm, breakfast and locker, all in an AMAZING location! The Taj Mahal Palace is opposite!

The staff were so kind and friendly, and I met great travellers here. I'm a woman travelling alone, and always felt safe.

I stayed there a week and loved my time. It was just like many other hostels I've stayed in in Europe, and I cannot complain about anything.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank ractravelling
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

If you're hoping for service with a smile, helpful friendly staff and well maintained rooms; then look for somewhere else to stay.

In comparison to the ludicrous prices that other places charge and one of few places that offer dorms the price is unbeatable.

This whole place feels a bit like a halfway house and sea to be cleaned upon the whim of management (and whoever thought it'd be a good idea to have a 16 bed dorm with one bathroom needs to be shot).

Once you get over the rooms, staff and smell it is a good place to meet other travellers and has a really good location. (Don't pay attention to the address listed here its useless, have a look a google maps.)

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GoneFishing81
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

First stayed at the red shield guesthouse in 1969 and on numerous occasions since then.
Not for the soft traveller as it is very basic but has the advantage of being safe, it is in a great central location and is very affordable. If you are not to picky this is accommodation is more than sufficient.

Room Tip: ask for an A/c room as these are larger and have a bathroom
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Anna2546
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

if you are traveling across India and trying to save money, this is the cheapest place in Mumbai, its got the essentials, including a toilet, shower and drinks. i met a lot of travelers there, it's in a great location for tourists as well.

Room Tip: go for dorms, they are really cheap, only 250 rupees
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Harry C
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Malmo, Sweden
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

typed some mail to them, very very ignorent about my questions.
Did not answered to what i was writing, took more then 2 weeks for them to reply, and still they have not relied my latest mail. After reading other peoples experiences I,m very happy we didn't go there. Phone number, on their own homepage is wrong and I asked for anotherone, they didn't answer me.
In my view that's same as saying we don't want any customer.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Limtub
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Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

India doesn't always offer fancy and clean accommodation, so after 2 months I am used to a little bit of discomfort. Paying 850 rupees for a double room with private (not attached) bathroom that runs out of water is quit cheap for Mumbai. Also stayed in the big girls dorm (250 per night), about 20 beds. Sheets were dirty, toilet never stopped running and just 1 bathroom for 20 people?
Staff is really unfriendly, computers have the worst internet (for 40 rupees an hour) and you pay for luggage storage. Pretty bad vibe in the place on general.

Room Tip: Don't get any.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Red Shield Guest House
Address: 30 Merewether Rd | Electric House, Colaba, Mumbai (Bombay) 400 039, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Mumbai (Bombay)
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Ranked #165 of 523 Speciality Lodging in Mumbai (Bombay)
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