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Property Description

Established in the year 1901, this landmark property Empire Royale [formerly known as The Empire Hindu Hotel or popularly referred for decades as Empire is very conveniently located in the Central Business district of Mumbai right across the Main CST Railway station or VT station.

Being one of the oldest establishments in the city, we have mastered the art of simple but elegant hospitality over the last 118 years. The hostel is located in a well-maintained heritage building with high ceilings and fantastic views of downtown Mumbai. We are right in the heart of the heritage district close to all the tourist attractions in South Mumbai such as Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, Marine Drive, Kala Ghoda, Asiatic Society Library, Bombay University, Jehangir Art Gallery, and Mumbai High Court.

The hostel is surrounded by a variety of coffee shops, antique booksellers, art galleries, and museums making it ideal to indulge in your creative endeavours. If you are interested in shopping for Indian handicraft

***Property Policies***
Cancellation policy: 1 day before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Check in from 13:00 to 23:00.
Check out before 11:00 noon.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards.
Taxes not included - occupancy tax 12 % per room per night
Breakfast not included.
No curfew.
Non smoking in the whole property.

Reviews & Ratings

11 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

Apr 02, 2024
Location was good, close to the gateway to India but staff were very rude and the facilities didn’t feel very safe or clean at all
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Couple, 18-24
Jan 05, 2024
Good location, as it is close to CSMT. Bed linen not clean, and poor ac in rooms. No hot water. Much better places in Mumbai for same or less money. Only reason to stay here is if you get into CSMT late, like i did.
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Male, 31-40
Feb 26, 2023
Location is the only redeeming feature of this hostel, and even then the rats swarming outside is off-putting to say the least. The toilets were unclean and the whole place had a prison cell vibe. I will not be rushing back, ever.
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Elevator
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Reading Light
    • Ceiling fan
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)

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