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30 Merewether Rd | Electric House, Colaba, Mumbai (Bombay) 400 039, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stayed here for one night and was glad it wasn't any longer. Bedrooms were dirty. I got bitten to hell and back during the night by bedbugs - I could actually feel them on me as I was trying to get to sleep. Bathrooms had no lights, no towels, no soap - just a bucket and a cold tap. Breakfast... More

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Worst people ever in India ! Very rude and unpleasant ! But it is a good price and location so it is up to you. They yell at people to follow their rules and they are just interested in your money. The nice people are the backpackers you meet there.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Cheapest digs in Mumbai. Good value and does the job well. Includes simple (but satisfactory) breakfast and security is good. You'll struggle with reasonably priced acc. in Mumbai especially if you're a lone traveller - most hang out here. At time of writing dorm bed was 250IRS including breakfast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in the dorm for a week, I've to say this is the most budget hostel in Bombay, they also include breakfast. Can have lots of informations for other travelers, a good place to stay if u are solo travelling Bollywood film will also come here to ask whether any travelers are interested to take part in the film,... More

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York, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

As a solo traveller I always find it nice to stumble upon dorm rooms in India! And at the Red Shield the communal area made it really easy to meet people. The rooms are a little shabby (and that's probably being kind) and the bathrooms are worse. Overall I had a good stay ad I saved some pennies staying in... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I've begun each of my five excursions in India at the Red Shield -- the first time in 1975. It was much cleaner then and cost about $1.50 a night for a double room. It's now $15 a night, much dingier and not particularly friendly, but it remains safe (for women as well as men) and, with its Colaba location,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

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... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

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... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 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.

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Address: 30 Merewether Rd | Electric House, Colaba, Mumbai (Bombay) 400 039, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Mumbai (Bombay)
Also Known As:
Red Shield Guest House Hotel Mumbai (Bombay)

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