Staying in a Paying Guest Accommodation in Mumbai is a reasonable option for newcomers to this city. It's a long trend in Mumbai that flat or bunglow owners let some part or a single room to someone who lives with landlord's family as a Paying guest. MumbaiPG.Com is an informational source for it's visitors to give a basic idea of this popular trend of Paying Guest accomodation (PG Accommodation) in Mumbai.
Since Mumbai is a large city, and rates of Paying Guest accomodations (PG Accommodations) vary significantly from one part of the city to another, there are big differences in the rates of these PG accomodations. Generally pg accommodation in the South Mumbai part is known to be costlier than the Paying guest accommodations which are in western suburbs Like Andheri, Vile-parle and Khar-Bandra belt. Areas of northern Mumbai like Borivali, Kandivali and Mira Road are even cheaper to get a pg accommodation.
For Example, in Northern Mumbai one can usually get a sharing basis Paying Guest accomodation in about 1000/- to 1500/- per month and a single room in 2000/- to 2500/- but if you go a little down in the Map of Mumbai, say in Andheri area, then you will get a sharing paying guest accomodation in around 3000 bucks and single room is going to cost you around 5-6 thousand (starting Rates). Andheri is the biggest suburb of Mumbai and provides so many options of paying guest accommodations. Andheri east is mainly industrial and has lots of companies and offices in areas like MIDC, Chakala, Saki Naka and SEEPZ. Housing societies in these areas makes the most of their additional rooms by providing PG accommodations to working bachelors in these companies. Easily available accommodations in Andheri east is most likely to be found in areas of Marol, Marol Maroshi bus depot, MIDC, JB Nagar, Chakala and there are a number of home owners in and around Shere Punjab housing society who are willing to provide pg rooms to students and working bachelors.
Most paying guest accomodations are on sharing basis. Rent on sharing accommodations in these areas ranges around 2200 to 3500 or 4k per month per head. It depends on the facilities provided and the number of people sharing a room. So if you are new to Mumbai, or a student or first timer who came to join some company or college training, then these areas are ideal to you. All above mentioned places are not very far from Andheri east railway station. Now let's have a look on Andheri west. Here most PG accommodations are costlier than Andheri east because areas like Lokhandwala, Aadarsh Nagar [Andheri's Aadarsh nagar has nothing to do with "Aadarsh housing society!!! Plz don't get confused here: ( That great monument is in South Mumbai : -(, ] Versova, Yaari Road and Oshiwara are very costly. All these are posh localities and VERY WELL CONNECTED WITH 'BEST' BUS SERVICES as well. This belt belongs to rich and famous of Television industry plus it also has lots of good hang out areas like shoppers stop and all major shopping centers, nice and famous restaurents, hotel. etc. are in good numbers here. Here Sharing accommodations' starting range will be around 5k - 5500 per head. Single rooms can be upto 10 - 12k.
Generally 1 bhk or 2 bhk flats are shared by 3-4 people and owners charge them around 2-3 thousand per head. Andheri east has vast industrial area so there are limited option for paying guest accomodations but Andheri west is known more as a residential area and there people can find more options. IN ANDHERI WEST - Sharing basis paying Guest accommodations (mostly for male) are available in areas around Fun Republic, Laxmi Industrial Estate, Lokhandwala main buildings and Andheri Link Road. IN ANDHERI EAST - PG Accommodations (Single/Sharing) are available in Saki Naka, Chakala, MIDC, J.B. Nagar, Marol, and Seepz. Bandra is even costlier than Andheri where you get a sharing basis pg accomodation in around 3-4 thousand and gets a single room in around 7-8 thousand. Furnished pg accommodation or room in these areas can cost you uotp 12 to 15 thousand rupees plus the security deposit. If you get a paying guest accomodation through a broker then you may need to pay the brokerage that is generally equivalent to one month's rent.
Andheri is one of the most sought after areas for paying guest accommodations because it has vast and posh localities of Versova, Oshiwara, Lokhandwala, Yari Road, Andheri Link Road, Aadarsh nagar etc. Along with luxurious residential belt, these areas are base of Television, Event Management, Modeling and Education Institutes, Colleges, trainingg Industry hence these areas of Andheri west are popular among working males, females, ladies and professional trainingg candidates. Flat owners of these areas understand the need and there are always good pg accommodations for working bachelors, working ladies, students, boys, girls, males and females. Rates of PG Accommodations in these Andheri areas are 4-5 k per person on a twin sharing basis. If you do a little extra searching and are lucky enough then you can even get a separate single room PG accommodation (with a family) in around 6-9k per month. Amount equivalent to 2 month's rent has to be deposited to owner. This deposit is refundable and taken as security deposit.
IN BANDRA - Sharing basis pg accommodations are available around linking road, carter road and in some part of khar, khar 19th Road. Sharing basis paying guest accommodation for girls are available in areas around Mehboob Studio. New visitors to Mumbai can find information of available Paying Guest accomodations in local newspapers or websites. Paying Guest Facility with additional facilities : - Paying guest accommodation with additional facilities cost higher. A fully furnished single room in Andheri west can cost you rs. 7-10k per month. Luxurious PG accommodations in Andheri with AC, TV and fridge facilities are going to cost you even higher, in range of 15-20k per person per month. Slight inner areas of Andheri west are also very posh and very well linked with BEST buses so if you are looking for a peaceful and posh accommodation and your work does not require much travelling then these areas of Oshiwara, Versova, Yari Road and Andheri Link roads are ideal for you. Generally bollywood wannabies and acting students stay in these PG Accommodations of Andheri west, Oshiwara, Versova, Yari road and Andheri link road.
PG accommodation are costlier in south Mumbai areas of church gate, Nariman Point, Colaba, Cuffe Parade, nepean sea road, peddar road, breach candy, Bhulabhai desai road, warden road, peddar road and camp's corner. Rates of sharing basis PG accommodations for girls/females in these areas are around 9k - 15 k per month and posh luxurious fully furnished single PG accommodations' starting rates in these posh south Mumbai areas ranges around 20-25-30 thousand per person per month. You can find info, rates and availability of ladies PG accommodations of Mumbai in local English newspapers.