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Most popular forms of paying guest accommodations in Mumbai are as listed below:-


(1) Independent Paying Guest Accommodations in Mumbai.


(2) Sharing Basis PG Accommodations in Mumbai.


(3) Cot Basis Paying Guest Accommodations in Mumbai.


(4) Bungalow PG Accommodations in Mumbai.



Now, Below We will give you a detailed overview about all four forms of PG accommodations in Mumbai:-


(1) Independent Paying Guest Accommodations in Mumbai :--

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In this form of pg accommodation in Mumbai you are provided with your independent room. Independent pg accommodations may include following facilities:-


•  Separate entrance, separate let-bath attached.


•  Separate electricity connections. (whose additional charges may or may not include in paying guest rent, as negotiated before)


•  If you are going for a semi-furnished or fully –furnished independent pg accommodation then as per the specific deal, arrangements or additional charges you will be provided with ac, tv, fridge, washing machine etc.


•  Independent pg accommodations in Mumbai are costlier than sharing basis pg accommodations and cot basis (sharing) accommodations.



(2) Sharing Paying Guest Accommodations in Mumbai: --

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In this form of pg accommodation you will have to share a room or flat with other persons, or your roommates. Sharing basis pg accommodations may include following facilities:-


•  Separate entrance, but let-bath will be used by all people you are sharing the room/flat with.


•  No Separate electricity connections. (there will be only one electricity connection and you will either pay a pre-decided amount for electricity bill or the bill will be divided among the roommates and everyone will pay the equal amount)


•  If your sharing accommodation is semi-furnished or fully – furnished, you will have to share the ac, tv, fridge, washing machine etc. and all facilities additional facilities with your other roommates.


•  Sharing basis pg accommodations in Mumbai are less costly than Independent pg accommodations but are costlier than Cot basis accommodations.


(3) Cot Basis Paying Guest Accommodations in Mumbai: --

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these type of pg accommodations are operated mainly by hotel, guest house or lodge owners.


Cot basis pg accommodations come with following facilities:--


•  Cot basis accommodations are actually a form of sharing pg accommodation where several cots are arranged in a common room or hall and 4-5 people stay in a room/hall.


•  In an ideal cot basis pg accommodation you will be provided with your separate cot, pillow and bed sheet. Many cot basis pg places also provide you a separate cupboard/locker which is put beneath your cot and its keys are given to you.


•  Cot basis paying guest accommodations are very popular among the working bachelors who leave early in the morning for work and come back only in night to have a place to sleep.


•  Some lodges in Bhayandar, Goregaon East and Dadar east offer cot basis pg accommodations for temporary or short term stay.


•  There are also some good cot basis paying guest accommodations offered by some decent owners in Marine Lines, Grant Road and Charni road areas.


•  Cot basis paying guest accommodations are the cheapest form of paying guest accommodations in Mumbai.



(4) Bungalow Paying Guest Accommodations in Mumbai :

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If you have a good budget, in other words if you have enough money to spend on pg accommodations in Mumbai, then you have an additional option of going for a paying guest accommodation in a bungalow. In this paying guest setup, you are provided with a separate room within a bungalow and you stay with the bungalow owner. In this set up you may or may not have a separate entrance. Same is the case with attached let-bath.

There are some owners in Santacruz–west and in Khar-Bandra area who provide pg accommodations in Bungalows. Starting range of bungalow paying guest accommodations are around 8-10 thousand per month. You may also go for semi-furnished or fully furnished bungalow pg accommodations in Juhu, Versova, Seven bungalows, Four Bungalows, Oshivara or Yari road areas. Here rents of bungalow pg accommodations will be in starting range of 15-20 thousand per month and on an average bungalow paying guest price range in these areas are around 25-30 thousand per month. And Yes, Of course, you must also be ready to provide a fat lump-sum refundable/security deposit if you are trying to seek a comfortable Paying guest accommodation in a Bungalow.



In addition to the above detailed four types of paying guest accommodations in Mumbai, There are some more types of accommodations available in this city. Given the time and space here we will give some brief overview about these additional types of accommodations as well.

Company or Apartment accommodations for Employees

These types of accommodations are generally arranged by companies for their employees. There are many companies who either buy or take on rent flats for their employees.

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A good example of these types of accommodations can be seen in the place called “Thakur Village” in the far Kandivali East area of Mumbai. This locality is well known for posh high rise buildings which are adjacent to the western express highway thus providing quick access to transport for the workplace, Generally in an ideal company apartment they put 4-5 employees in a flat and everyone is charged(or adjusted in salary) around 2-3k per month for staying in these company provided accommodations.


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PG Accommodations in High Rise Buildings vs. Bungalows


So far you know that rates of paying guests accommodations in bungalows are highest among all types of pg accommodations in Mumbai. This is associated with luxury, independence and comfort. It is considered that these things are also found in the pg accommodations which are available in high rise buildings in Mumbai.


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So, rate wise, getting a pg accommodation in high rise buildings of Mumbai is almost similar to finding an independent pg accommodation in a bungalow. With only difference is that bungalow pgs are mostly independent while pg accommodations in high rise buildings are almost always on (twin) sharing basis. High rise pg accommodations' rates are in starting range of 7-8 thousand per month in Kandivali, Malad-Goregaon belt and can go up to 12, 15 or even 20 thousand in areas like Worli, Lower Parel and all suburbs of South Mumbai.



Further Reading : --

Mumbai is a huge, humongous, largely widespread and still rapidly expanding city. Mumbai is regarded as the Commercial, Financial and Entertainment Capital of India. Just like many other large cities around the world, Mumbai is also a historic city which has gone through innumerable transformations over the years, eras and centuries. Mumbai has its own history of development during the “British Raj”, Mughal/portuguese rules, post-independence and its current contemporized form.



Commercial, financial and industrial importance of Mumbai:-


All major Indian companies have their headquarters or major branch offices in Mumbai. Almost all global companies also have similar presence in Mumbai. Whether its banking industry, FMCG, engineering, real estate or high-tech software industry..they all have either their Indian headquarters or important branch offices in Mumbai.

India's two major stock exchanges known as National stock exchange (NSE NIFTY) and Bombay Stock exchange (BSE ) are also situated in Mumbai.


Mumbai's importance as Entertainment Capital:-

World's largest film, motion pictures (when numbers of released films are taken into account) and television industry is based in Mumbai. Thus, Informally Mumbai is also called Bollywood. Though big names of Bollywood reside in Bandra (west) suburb of Mumbai, majority of the cast, crew and almost entire artists of television and film industry are based in the areas named Lokhandwala, Juhu, Juhu-Tara, Juhu-Tara Road, four bungalows, seven bungalows, Oshivara, Yari Road and Versova of Andheri (west) suburb in Mumbai.


Some User Queries/questions and their Answers

In order to make this website a reliable and trusted free informational resource for our visitors, we have tried to compile an FAQ session with the questions generally asked by our readers and website visitors. This is posted below :-


Question: why rental arrangements are known as “Paying Guests or PGs” in Mumbai? This term is not in use in other major cities of India.Can you give a brief historic overview about the emergence of the term “Paying Guest accommodation or PG accommodations” in Mumbai?


Answer: After Indian independence in 1947 there were very few metropolitan, big and populous cities in India. Mumbai was one of them (and in today's times it's undoubtedly the biggest metropolitan city of India, by all means). The major migration to Mumbai in 1940s and 50s was drawn by engineering companies (mills and factories) and the Indian film industry. In these two sectors many immigrants from other parts of the country started coming to Mumbai in order to try their luck, making a living and to explore their career options. After Pakistani film industry and artists shifted to Pakistan and Kolkata film industry declined, Mumbai Automatically emerged to make its place as the main centre and biggest hub of Indian Film industry immediately after the independence and Indo-Pak partition.


Mumbai (then Bombay) was a rich city during the Portuguese rule era. People had nice jobs, earnings and superb standard of living. Most of the families residing in South Mumbai (including the prosperous Paarsi community) were wealthy and had big homes and spacious flats. These wealthy and prosperous communities of South Mumbai, Nepean sea road, peddar road, Mumbai central, cuffe parade and colaba were the first in allowing the immigrant job seekers to stay in their houses as a Paying guest. This was the start of paying guest culture in Mumbai. Initially these paying guests or PG accommodations in Mumbai were offered by the rich landlords of south Mumbai but soon this PG Accommodation system spread all across entire Mumbai city and its suburbs.

By the start of early 1980, Paying guest and pg accommodations' system became an easy and comfortable business/earning model for home owners all across the Mumbai and entire Mumbai metropolitan area. Mumbai's paying guest and pg accommodation was then recognized as a sensible way of residual income by using extra room/space to the tenant by land lords. This system has now grown significantly even in the Mumbai metropolitan areas like Navi Mumbai (New Bombay), Thane-Dombivali, Vashi, Panvel, Vasai-Virar and also in the harbour line suburbs.




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