I stayed during two months in May and June 2013 and I was very surprised by the great stay that I had. It was lovely to wake up every morning with the newspaper at my doorstep which I would then bring down to read while having the complementary breakfast. Also if you are an early riser and want some tea before breakfast, you can ask for one and it will be delivered for free, something that is always nice!
The location is unbeatable, you are right at the centre of everything and you can go to all the places that you may wish to visit walking: Marine Drive, Victoria Station, Museums, Kala Ghoda, Taj Mahal, Colaba Causeway, Gateway of India... It is also very convenient as close by there is a supermarket (Sahakari Bhandar) where you can buy all kinds of food only inconvenience is that there is no fridge at your disposition in the hostel. But you don't necessarily need one as both your breakfast and dinner are provided by the YWCA. The food changed everyday, it is quite good but for those that can't handle Indian food, you will have to eat somewhere else for dinner as the food is all Indian (although once a week they have Chinese).
Having travelled across India and having stayed in the country for lonf periods of time I can only tell you how hard it is to keep a place clean, well, here everything was always perfectly clean: the room, common areas, etc... This was such a relief!
One last thing, the staff is very friendly and although they are not masters of English they do understand and talk to you every day which is always nice!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- YWCA - International Center, Mumbai is a medium size guest house situated in the heart of the Commercial Capital of Mumbai City, a five minute walk from the Gateway of India and within short distance of the city's prime spots - Churchgate/CST Railway Stations, Nariman Point, Queens Necklace, Jehangir Art Gallery, and Museums. Apart from well furnished air-conditioned rooms,we also have fully equipped, air-conditioned conference rooms for full day and half day programs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ywca International Guest House Hotel Mumbai (Bombay)