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Reviewed October 14, 2016

Even though it's maybe one of the cheapest places in Mumbai, I never met such a careless staff which just looks at you when they need their money. The beds are without bedsheets, the dorms are in a really bad condition, and because there were only two power plugs in this dorm (in the other dorm there is not even... More 

1 Thank Nathanael B
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

I visited the Red Shield Guest House recently and I'm writing a positive review -- even though I didn't stay there. The last time I spent the night there was in 1966! Fifty years ago, it was a cheap, respectable place to stay, in a great location. It looks like it still is. Red Shield Guest House was my home... More 

1 Thank Thora Q
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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Excellent location, next to the beautiful Taj Mahal, one block from the sea, walkable distance to all the pretty areas in Colaba/Fort. The hostel is not a travel agency, however all services are available down the street. Good money change and shopping deals in the area too. Plenty of food options at all prices (note that this is posh Mumbai... More 

1 Thank Pepiiite
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed April 6, 2016

It is clean. OK. It is cheap to stay in dorm. But there it ends. Staff is creating problems. There is only one room with available power plugs. It is supposed to be open till 23.00. Staff is consistently trying to drive you out 2 hours before that. No WiFi. There are computers for rent. But there has to be... More 

2 Thank Honza87

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Reviewed March 19, 2016

We tried to book a double room in advance by sending an email but we never got a response so we decided to just turn up. The prices have gone up recently (not yet reflected on their website) and a double room is now Rs1300 per night, dorm beds are Rs350 per night. We arrived around 7am and the staff... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Worst hostel I've ever been to. - The staff is so unbelievable unfriendly. Not a single smile, not helping and they  act like they hate that you are there. - Matress without sheet   No light in the corner of my room - after  daylight it was basically completely dark. - No wifi. - Dormrooms are 350 Rupees per person.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing value compared to pretty much all the other budget places in Colaba. The dorms are super cheap- and can be empty. But then a group of 25 loud students could turn up at anytime, so I went for a private room. It's all very basic, but it was pretty clean, airy and I saw no cockroaches... More 

1 Thank Geoff_Broccolli
Bordeaux, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2016

We stayed here for one night (because we couldnt stand to stay any longer). A double room is 1300 rupees with a shared bathroom and breakfast included. It is well located. The room is very basic with a bed with a very thin mattress, dirty sheets and nothing more. The shared bathrooms were dirty with old hair and one was... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed January 26, 2016

My review of VERY GOOD is quite relative. Don't expect luxury accommodations, by any means. It's the experience and the fun you have for the extremely low price that I give it a good rating. But do expect to meet a lot of interesting people - people that you may end up doing a Bollywood scene with, and sometimes even... More 

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Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Some people may complain about this place, but really, it's so cheap. Especially when compared with the rest of Mumbai. I agree it is very basic, with no WiFi, but at these prices you can't complain. Everything is perfectly adequate and there is a lot of other backpackers there. Def recommend.

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Additional Information about Red Shield Guest House

Address: 30 Merewether Rd | Electric House, Colaba, Mumbai (Bombay) 400 039, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Mumbai (Bombay)
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Red Shield Guest House Hotel Mumbai (Bombay)
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Unsure what the double rooms were like, but the dorm room we were in had BEDBUGS. You have been warned.”
 of 5 bubbles jackc_nz, Feb 10, 2015 | Read review
“nothing more to say . . .”
 of 5 bubbles littlbuddha, Sep 28, 2014 | Read review
“Be sure to have a pair of flip-flops”
  • Bring a clothesline; wash your clothes by hand
 of 5 bubbles jbriggs926, Jul 5, 2013 | Read review
“ask for an A/c room as these are larger and have a bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles Anna2546, Apr 23, 2013 | Read review
“go for dorms, they are really cheap, only 250 rupees”
 of 5 bubbles HarryC39, Mar 19, 2013 | Read review
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