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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent my last night in India here and barely slept a wink. Lumpy pillows, a noisy school group who were rowdy till 1am, mosquitoes...There was no wifi, the fan and some of the lights didn't work. Grotty atmosphere. No soap, towel, sheets or toilet paper provided. On the upside the location is fantastic! But is it worth it if you...

Thank MJMcK71
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Red Shield guest house is a great place for backpackers, college students, and executives travelling on a tight budget. The location is simply awesome. It is about 5 min. walk from the Gateway of India and 1 min from the Taj Hotel. Good place ... i would definitely recommend.

Thank Shirsendu M
Taguig City, Philippines
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We stayed in this guest house for 3 nights. We stayed in one of the non AC rooms. The guest house is old and has no internet connection but despite of this, the location is perfect. It is 2 minutes walk to taj mahal palace and 5 minutes walk to the mumbai gate. rooms and hallways are spacious, sheets are...

Thank Solitairezz
Reviewed 14 October 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...

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

1Thank Thora Q
Reviewed 2 July 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...

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

2Thank Honza87
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 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...

Thank Edgar K
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 18 March 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....

2Thank Cara C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 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...

1Thank Geoff_Broccolli

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Address: 30 Merewether Rd | Electric House, Colaba, Mumbai (Bombay) 400 039, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Mumbai (Bombay)
Also Known As:
Red Shield Guest House Hotel Mumbai (Bombay)
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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, 10 Feb 2015 | Read review
“nothing more to say . . .”
 of 5 bubbles littlbuddha, 28 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Be sure to have a pair of flip-flops”
  • Bring a clothesline; wash your clothes by hand
 of 5 bubbles jbriggs926, 5 Jul 2013 | Read review
“ask for an A/c room as these are larger and have a bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles Anna2546, 23 Apr 2013 | Read review
“go for dorms, they are really cheap, only 250 rupees”
 of 5 bubbles HarryC39, 19 Mar 2013 | Read review
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