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Explore Globe Mumbai Homestay
Ranked #3 of 399 Mumbai (Bombay) B&B and Inns
Fairbourne, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Great host for anyone wanting to stay in real India!”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

I thoroughly recommend Sachin as a host who an give a great insight to real India. Sachin is willing to share in your experiences as well as advise you on what's available locally. His apartment in Mumbai is well situated next to vibrant markets and no more than an hour away from most Mumbai tourist experiences. He also has links to many other cultural experiences throughout India, all of which seem exciting to me. He is an honest person driven by a powerful motivation - to share in cultural experience for the benefit of global cohesion. :-)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Sachin provided a fantastic standard of service for us both before and during our stay in Mumbai. The tour of the city was excellent and gave us a useful introduction to the city and helped us to understand Indian life as well as showing us the key sights. Sachin knows the best places to stop off for snacks too :)

We were also very grateful that he could help us to book some train tickets, which would have been very difficult to do from the UK and it was important to do this in advance to make sure we could get a seat. He will make sure you know where you're going for onward travel. He also gave us some curry cookery tips and made us a delicious mutton curry for dinner one evening. His family were very accommodating to allow this to take place.

The homestay flat is a little further out from the centre than most tourist hotels, and is quite basic but it is in a nice area with a park nearby and some great restaurants that Sachin can recommend - we ate at Campus, just down the road (very good dosas).

Overall we would highly recommend Sachin's services and homestay if you want to have a great introduction to Mumbai.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We had 10 days in Mumbai, and many people asked us what we were going to do in 10 days. We filled every day, and would have happily stayed longer, Sachin is a great host and the property is in a fantastic location a real Indian neighbourhood, only 50 minute train journey to Colaba. We were invited to his home, and also into the community to celebrate Holi. This was an amazing experience. Sachin was extremely helpful with booking trains, accommodation and busses for us, he also cooked us a lovely chicken curry one night. He couldn't have been more helpful. We would certainly return if we ever visited Mumbai again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

I stayed at Sachin's place for the first two days of a month long trip in India. It was a fantastic first start to my journey, and Sachin spent a lot of time with me in those two days. He is a very pleasant person and easy to talk to. I received a great introduction to Mumbai and India from Sachin. The apartment was well prepared for my arrival, and he was attentive in making sure my stay was comfortable. I would recommend to anyone to come visit Mumbai and spend some time with Sachin. He'll help you discover the India you are hoping to find. Thanks, Sachin :)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

I was in Mumbai for a week and had the chance to do a Mumbai Suburban tour with and following Indian Tee in an Indian house. Sachin the Guide is a very nice person with very good English. He will prepared the tour according to my requirements. Also if you do not have a clue about your tour just leave it up to Sachin he has a great deal of experience and is highly motivated to prepare a unforgettable tour for You. I had a great half day with Sachin in Mumbai and I can highly recommend a guide discovering Mumbai. Bye Thomas

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights (not consecutive) in December. The apartment itself is clean but fairly basic, there's a cold water shower, a squat toilet, a reasonable sized bedroom and a kitchen if you wish to prepare your own food. The bed was slightly short for me (I'm 6ft) when stretching my legs out.

The real reason to stay here is because of Sachin, he is a fantastic host and will go out of his way to make sure your stay is comfortable. He is more than happy to be your personal tour guide and you can really make use of his local knowledge. Sachin assisted us in booking train tickets, taxis and came to dinner with us a couple of times, ensuring that we didn't get ripped off and knew exactly what we were doing/getting.

When we first arrived we met Sachin at his home (5-10 minute walk from the apartment), we had the pleasure of meeting his parents who made us feel very welcome, providing us with some food and drink.

The location is good, you can get a taxi from the airport, Sachin will advise you what to tell them regarding directions. The train station is walking distance and that makes it easy to get around, there is a nice park nearby and plenty of decent places to eat.

I would advise communicating with Sachin before you arrive, if you let him know what sort of things you want to see and do during your stay he will be able to offer advice and be prepared for your arrival

Thanks Sachin, we hope to meet you again one day

Jamie & Sophie

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed at Sachin's private apartment for our first 4 nights in early January., and the whole experience was excellent.

In the suburb of Mulund, the apartment is far enough away from the chaos of central Mumbai to be relaxed and comfortable, but close enough to be convenient for the important sights, and there are interesting things to see and do in the immediate locale. A a pre-paid air conditioned taxi from the airport should cost about 1500 rupees.

The apartment itself is of a good standard; clean, tidy, and plenty big enough for two. Coming from the western world, there are certain ways in which you should adjust your expectations: there is no hot water, the toilet is of the Asian 'squat' style, and the kitchen - while handy for preparing cheap eats - is pretty basic. We soon got used to all of this and embraced the authentic experience.

Sachin himself is a great host, and your comfort is his primary concern. As well as providing you with the private accommodation; he is also able to offer advice, and services as a guide as and when required at extra cost. Whether you want a full-time guide, or feel confident enough to set out entirely on your own is fine by him, just be clear about what you require.

We mixed private exploration with time with Sachin's guidance - we had a great day out cycling to the caves at Sanjay Gandhi National Park on his recommendation, enjoyed local cuisine with him, and benefited massively from his experienced company on our visit to central/south Mumbai's landmarks.

Sachin's knowledge and friendly, considerate nature helped make our visit to Mumbai a success, and we'd happily recommend the exploreglobalhomestay to anyone wanting to experience the amazingly vibrant city of Mumbai.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Explore Globe Mumbai Homestay
Address: Behind Deshmukh Garden | Mulund-E, Mumbai (Bombay) 400081, India
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Location: India > Maharashtra > Mumbai (Bombay)
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 399 B&Bs / Inns in Mumbai (Bombay)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One room Kitchen Condo Unit(Air-Conditioned) In northeast Mumbai in suburb name mulund East. This is very calm and very much residence area, away from traffic of Mumbai. There is one beautiful garden of 6 Acre Land hardly 5 mins walk from the homestay. All public transport stations are within 5-8 mins walking distance and its very well connected to all cities in India. It has cooking gas and utensils. Also prepared meals will be supplied. Its on 4th floor where one can go by an elevator. We also provide travel desk where assistance to travel all over India is provided. ... more   less 
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