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“Best budget hotel, but still, few things to consider...”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of India Guest House

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India Guest House
Ranked #11 of 369 Mumbai (Bombay) B&B and Inns
Quemchi, Chile
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“Best budget hotel, but still, few things to consider...”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

We stayed 10 nights in India Guesthouse (we had to stay that long in Mumbai and with our budget it was the only hotel we could afford). The room we got was very nice, quite big, with window, a desk, double bed and there´s free wifi (that sometimes works, though). Rs$600 per night. The toilets are shared but they are kept very clean and with toilet paper, so thumbs up for that. The staff is very helpful too.
The location is the best in Colaba, so that´s something to consider.

Bad things: the walls don´t reach the ceiling, so when you are sleeping is very easy to wake up with your neighbor´s light, people talking, music, etc... And because of that, there´s also not much privacy... even one day a girl that was staying next to us climbed the wall and said "hi" from the top of it... very weird.
Our room was next to the room where the staff sleeps, so EVERY morning at 6:50am we woke up with their alarm clock and all the talking that came after... So, after a couple of days that was VERY annoying.

In conclusion, best price in Colaba because Mumbai is so expensive, clean rooms, great location, but consider it just for a couple of nights.

Room Tip: ask for a room with window, if you can. consider not sleeping in a room next to the staff´s room...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Good place to stay , convinent location, for the price it's good. Needs a little renovations. Overall a good place to stay for a night or two . The staff is courteous and offer service with a smile... Would recommend this place. We could be going back to stay again. Taxi if required can be booked with the staff who can assure that the taxi is there on time for pick up ( for the price of course!!)

  • Stayed January 2014
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

This place seems to be the only cheap place in Mumbai. The location is amazing, in a central area near the bay, 5 minutes walk to taj mahal Palace, markets and other sights. The staff were helpful and courteous.
The shared bathrooms are new and really clean (not just 'Indian clean') and we're numerous enough that I never had issues with getting to use one. However, the single room was ridiculously tiny, with just a single bed against the wall and a small desk and enough space to move/get dressed. The guesthouse is at the 4th storey so it's a work out to get upstairs, and with the walls not reaching the ceiling, noise became an issue for me when I was trying to sleep at 7pm.
All in all though, for one night stay it's cheap enough that you'll suffer through the tiny room so that you'll be in the heart of Mumbai's most beautiful area.

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

This place unfortunately was very average. The only real reason to stay is because of the price.

The rooms are extremely basic and don't provide much comfort, and the hotel has a strange layout.

However, if you're backpacking and only looking for a place to rest your head, then this May suit on a small budget

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

India Guest House was a good choice at Colaba. Near the Mumbai India Gate, the hostel stays close the main builds and touristic zone at Mumbai. Colaba is a "island" at the city, clean and organized.

The hostel has a good cost-benefit. However, a IMPORTANT TIP: at the summer, prepare yourself for hot nights! India Guest House don't have AC, just fans.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Fans in the room without windows are pretty ineffectual and make the rooms incredibly stuffy and hot. Also the lack of ceilings means that if other people have their lights on, this can keep you awake. No wifi. The bathrooms however are really nice especially by Indian standards!

Room Tip: Get a window room if possible.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Hampi, India
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

I will keep this very simple , my second visit to Mumbai was only overnight so I choose the most budget option which was India guest house .

It has bare as bones rooms, simply small single beds, a fan and a tiny table, rooms are dorm style with open roofs and thin walls separating each room , there is a shared bathroom which is very clean and tidy... and modern compared to the rooms .

Rooms are very claustrophobic , and can heat up even with a fan , so if you don't like small places, dont choose here or opt for a window room which will cost you 100 rps extra per night .

We payed 500 rps for a dbl room, no window .

It is a great budget option, perhaps the cheapest in Mumbai , it is in an awesome location, close to shops, cafes, bars, etc and 5 mins walk to the gateway of India, 30 mins walk to the beach , and approximately 10 min drive from the main train station, I think its a good option for short stay but I personally couldnt stay longer than a few days .

Also no WiFi , but staff are friendly and helpfull and will help you find internet cafes or anything else you may need.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: India Guest House
Address: Kamal Mansion 1/49 India Guest House Arthur Bunder Road | Colaba, Mumbai (Bombay) 400005, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Mumbai (Bombay)
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Ranked #11 of 369 B&Bs / Inns in Mumbai (Bombay)

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