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“YMCA - Central - well located to sights and food”

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YMCA Central Branch
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“YMCA - Central - well located to sights and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

The reviewer (Patrick) before me is pretty "spot on" and i rather focus on other tips for travellers and avoid duplication.

It is 5 mins walk to the Gateway and many of the westernised restaurants like Moshe, Indigo which is mentioned in many guidebooks on Mumbai (however pricey compared with local food and to cater for the international tourists and well heeled locals).

Also near to the Coloba shopping street and many side street bazaars for local colours and food (if you got strong guts) and the far end of that road is Sassoon Docks where fishermen bring their catch to Mumbai.

Also 10 mins walk to the buzz around Victoria (Train) Terminus where there is both designer and street market/peddlars.

Its a 15 mins to right of hotel to Nariman Point where there is a different sort of crowd and a promenade to watch people and fitness crowd.

The room has aircon (but no control) and a fan and it can be uncomfortable if you cannot control the temperature. There is a window to see the outside world (but side of other buildings rather).

Here are few more pictures of the hotel. I would come back for its basic accomodation and cleanliness.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Great location in Colaba, close to Leopold café, the Prince of Wales Museum, and also within a short walking distance from major tourist attractions such as the Gateway of India, Horniman Circle, the High Court and the University of Mumbai, etc.

The rooms are clean and very reasonably priced for Mumbai standards, and they are equipped with AC and a plasma TV with some cable movie channels. Hot water is abundant.

There is free luggage storage on the day of your check-out. Unfortunately, the YMCA Central Branch does not provide internet, but there are internet cafés closeby. Table tennis players will be happy to find several ping pong tables at their disposition.

The price range is similar to the YMCA International House in Mumbai Central, with the difference that at the YMCA Central Branch in Colaba you are not obliged to spend the 800 rupees per day for breakfast and dinner, and instead you are free to have all your meals outside which is very useful given the abundant eating options in Colaba. If it is more convenient for you to stay in Mumbai Central, however, the YMCA International House is a great option and its rooms offer a slightly higher standard than those of the YMCA Central Branch in Colaba.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

I got a tip about this place from a friend who was looking for a decent hostel for her University attending son..she did recommend it for out of town visitors on short visits.
There are two sections..one for working males and the the other, across, on the opposite side of the building. Rooms are clean,airconditioned, decent attached bathroom, LCD TV with cable and the best, is the location.A quiet street, next to Colaba (less than 5 minutes walk).
The only problem is Food! There is a Canteen type of place..which will serve you basic breakfast..(not included in tarrif), but reasonably priced and edible, but no room service.One has to walk across to the other side for this.Its strange, if you need mineral water, they will send it to the room, but if need Tea in the morning..that is not allowed??
Room tarrif for a double is Rs 2000, which is reasonable for a city like Bombay. There are an amazing amount of other food options around Colaba, so that did help. Its definitely more than a hostel!!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Property: YMCA Central Branch
Address: 12 Nathalal Parekh Marg | Colaba, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Mumbai (Bombay)
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Ranked #16 of 526 Speciality Lodging in Mumbai (Bombay)

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