10 Best Hostels for Backpackers in Mumbai – Budget Friendly Stay

We all love to travel, don’t we? But the effort and the money that goes into each journey that we undertake is huge, which makes it difficult to head out every few months to some new destination in the world. To save up on these hassles, the best way is to backpack around the world! 

Mumbai – The Backpacker’s Heaven

Mumbai is the perfect place to head off to for a backpacking trip. With many hiking sites and hill stations nearby, Mumbai acts as a perfect base and even exploring this mega-city is something that can take a lot of time. Fortunately, some of the finest backpacking hostels have found home in Mumbai and here are the best of them! But if it is luxury that you’re looking for, check out the best 5 star hotels in Mumbai!


You simply can’t forget the Whhhy-Emm- Ceee-Aeee song, can you? Spread out over 100 countries, this organization has even found home in Mumbai and hosts accommodation for tourists, students and working women. With very cheap tariffs and excellent facilities, this is your place to head to!

Cost: Rs. 330/- and above.
Address: 18, YMCA Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai.

2. Backpacker Panda – Appetite

If you’re into travel, it is impossible that you have not come across the name – Backpacker Panda. One of the most popular hostel chains in India, Backpacker Panda – Appetite is its first hostel in Mumbai. Comfortable beds, a common kitchen and common rooms are available. Moreover, you get free laundry and Wi-Fi. How awesome is that?

Cost: Rs. 799/- and above.
Address: Plot No. 186, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Society, Close to Chakala Metro Station, Next to Gurdwara, Andheri East, Mumbai.

3. Anjali Homestay

This is the perfect place for you if you are interested in socializing with fellow backpackers. The homestay offers an ideal transit point thanks to its proximity to the airport. They even arrange free pick-ups from the airport and have free WiFi and cable TV for your entertainment.

Cost: Rs. 650/-
Address: A/101, New Bimla Apt., Charan Singh Colony, Andheri East, Mumbai

4. Cool Stay Residency

This place provides semi-private bunks and has both AC and non-AC dormitories for you to choose from. The location is ideal for anyone looking to explore western Mumbai and enjoy the comforts of a hostel.
cool stay residency

Cost: Contact Hostel
Address: C-10, Modi House, Dalia Industrial Estate, 5th Floor, Opp. Lakshmi Industrial Estate, New Link road, Andheri (West), Mumbai

5. Travellers Inn

This is one of the cheapest hostels in the city, especially in South Mumbai. 17 years in business, this place provides basic amenities at affordable rates and is a popular budget accommodation among all tourists.
hotel travellers inn

Cost: Rs. 650/-
Address: 26, Ballard Estate, Adi Murzban Path, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai

6. Wanderers Backpackers Homestay

In close proximity to the airport, this is the place that you can rely on for all your backpacking needs. It’s a perfect place for those wishing to connect with fellow travelers and is located close to the famous ISKCON Temple.

Cost: Rs. 800/- onwards.
Address: B/402 Kulshree Heights, Sher-e- Punjab, Opp Sai Krishna Hotel, Andheri (East), Mumbai

7. Hotel Windsor

This iconic hotel kicked off its operations in 1937 and since then has served thousands. Located near the bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, it offers comfortable rooms with modern amenities at budget rates. Known for its proximity to the famous Gateway of India and shopping area of Colaba, this is the perfect place for all backpackers.
hotel windsor

Cost: Rs. 685/- onwards.
Address: 10, Kumptha Street, Ballard Estate, Mumbai

8. Eden Guest House

This guest house is located close to the Mumbai International Airport, is among the most budget hotels in the city and can work for your backpacking vacations well. The dormitory is clean and comfortable; you can rely on this for your accommodation in Mumbai.
eden guest house

Cost: Rs. 300/- onwards.
Address: No 2-A, Marol Maroshi Road, Opp Seven Hills Hospital, Andheri East

9. Rest Inn

Located in Jogeshwari , this hotel has a dormitory facility available for all backpackers and these well-furnished dorms are built to ensure supreme comfort for you. This is one of the most affordable hotels in town.
Rest Inn

Cost: Rs. 295/-
Address: 12-14 and 17-19 Sani Shopping Center, Railway station Road, Jogeshwari (W) Mumbai

10. Basti – A Backpackers Hostel

Located in the sprawling neighborhood of Santacruz, this hostel is the perfect place for all backpackers, especially for the younger generation. With catchy interiors that are sure to make your stay exciting, you can even socialize here with all the other tourists. Free WiFi and Air conditioning make your stay comfortable over here.
basti hostel

Cost: Rs. 949/- onwards.
Address: Main Avenue Krishna Kunj Annexe, Santacruz, 400054 Mumbai

We hope that this article is the most comprehensive guide for you to go backpacking in and around Mumbai. If you haven’t indulged in backpacking yet, it’s about time that you explore this fun activity. Do let us know your reviews of these hostels if you’ve visited any of them!

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