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Mumbai - budget accommodation for Tuesday!

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1. Posted by SB (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

Hey guys, I'm getting into Mumbai (airport) on 29th May - Tuesday - and don't have any accommodation booked yet. I'm on my own, so a single would do, but I'm flexible. I'm not able to pay too much, though I know Mumbai is meant to be pricey, so I may have to consider more expensive options i guess. I'd rather stay in the centre if possible. Any advice would be much appreciated!! Thanks in advance!

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

I stayed at a place called Asha hotel. That was reasonably cheap and in the busy part of town where about 19 hour a day car hooting goes on, but the hotel was located down an alleyway off the street so it was quiet and possible to get a good nights sleep despite all the mayhem that happens on Grant Street. I don't have an address for it and last time I looked I couldn't even find a mention of it on google, but if you go for a walk along Grant street where all the taxis park on the side of the road directly opposite there it had a small alleyway where it was located down. A sign was out on Grant street pointing where the hotel was, but it wasn't the easiest sign to spot. Maybe some person who lives in Mumbai might know the details of that place.

[ Edit: Edited on May 27, 2007, at 4:28 AM by aharrold45 ]

3. Posted by SB (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

Ok, thanks for your help. Maybe I should put it a different way. If I just turn up at the airport and get a taxi to Colaba, will it be easy enough to find accommodation there? Thanks again!

4. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting SB

Ok, thanks for your help. Maybe I should put it a different way. If I just turn up at the airport and get a taxi to Colaba, will it be easy enough to find accommodation there? Thanks again!

better book ahead today. call different budgethotels from your guidebook. if u don;t have a guidebook (e.g Lonely planet) then contact me and I will help u with a few telephone numbers and adresses for the cheaper places in Mumbai.

5. Posted by Dem (Full Member 78 posts) 9y

Hi!

The cheapest place in town is the Salvation Army's Red Lodge, very well placed in Colaba, 2 minute walk from the Gateway of India. Has a dorm (150 rupees per night) and some singles and doubles. Well... it's not a great hostel, but it's very cheap compared to every other place in town and you will find many interesting people. Breakfast is included (hostel breakfast).

You don't need to book (lowest moment in season), and it's 24 hours available.

Hope it helped.

6. Posted by SB (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

Thanks both for your help - the issue of accommodation for the first couple of days is the slight anxiety mixed up in a great deal of excitement - i cant wait to see india. thanks again and have a great summer.

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