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Extraordinary Innovation Hostel: Reasons tribe bagged the ‘Student Housing of the Year’ Title

Life as a student living away from home is callous because of all sorts of challenges, especially concerning suitable accommodation and healthy living. India is home to the largest youth demography, yet it is the slowest and most backward economy in providing students with affordable, safe, and secure living options.

However, Tribe redefined this concept of crooked and small hostels where students are fed unhealthy and tasteless food. Since its inception in 2018, the Tribe community has aimed to transform student accommodation into luxury living and a comfort-like home. The experience of students living in the Tribe is nothing less than fantastic, which is one reason we achieved the ‘Student Housing of the Year award 2020-21’ by Siliconindia Magazine.

Students expect better living conditions when talking about hostels in Mumbai or Pune. Countless young millennials migrate yearly to these cities to pursue degree programs in Universities. Upon reaching the place, when they discover no availability of hostels on-campus, they wander through the city from one nook to another corner and return disappointed.

Looking at these experiences, Tribe founders realized that real estate has the potential to upgrade better living conditions for students. Hence, they emerged with fantastic interiors, a study, and a chill-out zone with a safe living environment by introducing Pune student coliving  & Mumbai girl’s hostel. Going further, being able to win the Student Housing of the Year Award, it proved to be a conjunct of not just one but several facilities:

Extra Spacious Luxury Rooms

When the word ‘Hostel’ is uttered, the only picture that comes to mind is a small, 4 by 4 clogged space that fits a skeleton-like dusty mattress with no proper linen or covers on Pillow. In some of the Pune Hostels, there would even be dampened walls that would smell horrible, and washrooms would feel unhygienic.

But Tribe broke this stereotype with luxury rooms of international standards that made students love and remember the days spent at the accommodation. The spacious sunlit rooms with clean linens and a lovely space to study give the students a wholesome living experience.

The Innovative RFID Bands

We millennials have a lot to handle. Our hands are full of books, bags, and coffee cups. If we have to manage another set of keys to the hostel room, it would be a nightmare. And that’s why at tribe, the RFID bands came as a wonderful phenomenon, making life easier for students. Crossing scavenging for keys from the list, the RFID bands were provided to students in Tribe hostels in Mumbai (Vile Parle) and Pune (Viman Nagar and Wakad).

Upon coming into close contact with the bands, the rooms automatically unlock, removing all hassle of opening the old rusty lock with an even rusty key. While stepping into the elevator inside the girl’s or boys’ Pune hostel, scanning the RFID band would only take you to your room’s floor. The safety level helps students sleep peacefully without worrying about who would duplicate or steal the keys.

The Ultimate Tribe App Experience

We are highly addicted to applications on our phones for every action— from grocery shopping to online apparel shopping. And that’s why Tribe happily familiarized the student community with the Tribe App. From raising a complaint to informing the campus about visitors in Mumbai or Pune Hostel, the app truly benefits the student.

They can even store all their essential IDs on the app to quickly show them when asked. No more hunting down the wallet for your IDs. On top of that, all community events and updates reflect on the app, so students are open to participate, discuss and poll on making a decision.

Mouth-Watering Food & No Warden

Both in a hostel seem like only a fantasy, but the Tribe made it happen. With chefs and nutritionists preparing a healthy and tasty delicacy for students at Cafe Mamaliga, it officially triumphs the tag of hostel food equals a few years of living with hellish food. In addition, the no curfew and no warden life is the cherry on an already delicious cake. Students are self-determined to reach back to their dorm rooms. So the Tribe family cuts them slack to be free birds and responsible simultaneously.

Tribe Family not just extends amenities for a luxurious living but also extends the love. The warmth of tribe Stays makes students fall in love with our student accommodations in Mumbai & Pune. It aims to make staying away from home & learning a memorable journey for students. So are you looking to find a hostel in Pune or Mumbai? Come be part of the tribe Family!

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Festivities at Tribe that ensure you never feel left out!

If you ask any student what it is that they miss the most about home, chances are that the spot that occupies the immediate after ghar ka khana is their childhood friends and the joy of splashing colours on each other during Holi or biting into a slice of the local rich plum cake on Christmas. The first festivals away from home can be tough, and although colleges provide breaks for major festivals, students often don’t get the chance to travel back home for one-day events such as Holi or Janmashthami. There are also a plethora of intrinsically local events that colleges may not give holidays for. So does that mean our residents won’t celebrate? Absolutely not!


Our happiness managers at Tribe take the well-being of our Mumbai and Pune hostels’ students VERY seriously. So after a hoard of very serious meetings, here are some things they came up with that are practiced at every Tribe campus with tremendous seriousness-

No time to siesta, for it’s the hour of fiesta!

Sleeping the day away under dejected blankets during festivals is strictly prohibited at Tribe. Whether it is egg hunts on campus during Easter or Dahi Handi pyramids during Janmashtami, Tribe does it all. Get ready to get soaked in all-natural colours on Holi and roast mean barbeques on Christmas! We also make it a point to celebrate events such as Earth Day by switching off all our lights for an hour across all Tribe campuses to make way for candlelight dinners under the stars every 22nd of April. We also organize special spreads for all our female residents and staff on Women’s Day. Some other celebrations this year included special room delivery of baked goodies in our hostels in Mumbai and Pune on Valentine’s Day, nukkad nataks (street plays) on campus by Swatantra on World Theatre Day, and so many more that this website’s word limit just wouldn’t allow us to write them all!

It’s never a bad time for some relaxation- special screenings and movie nights!

Whether it’s a mani-pedi sesh at our all-girls hostel in Vile Parle or a movie night with peri peri popcorn and pepperoni pizzas from Cafe Mamaliga at Tribe Wakad, we make it a point to celebrate at least once a month for NO reason at all! From IPL screenings to F1 airing that makes you feel like you’re watching the Monaco GP from a balcony overlooking the track, we do it all. And needless to mention, Tribe is a no-noise zone whenever Manchester United is on the field. Sometimes, we even organize inter-campus events- events where residents of all Tribe campuses come over to shake a leg and eat good food- we recently even had Fiddlecraft perform live at our Viman Nagar hostel and entry was free for all our residents.

Freshers and Farewells like no other- DJs, food, afterparty and much more

From boho-themed incubations to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai-themed farewells (cause tussi jaa rahe ho, tussi na jao :’) ), Tribe parties like there’s no tomorrow. We like to do things a little differently at Tribe- so instead of a campus briefing on the very first day, we like to organize treasure hunts as a way for our new residents to get acquainted with the campus! Now isn’t that a vibe you want to be a part of? Residents groove to DJs and gobble up sliders, popcorn, mocktails, and shakes later.

Our latest Viman Nagar farewell, “WhiteOut ” was a send-off curated by our student representatives- Ramith, Aarshi, Harsh, Amaayra, and Arjan along with DJ Aditi Ismal. The only con of this event was the late realization that white might not have been the smartest dress code choice because the live pasta and spring rolls counter wasn’t exactly kind to our residents. But our students were quick to change and head over to Penthouze Pune, where the afterparty continued till the wee hours of the unforgettable night!

Want to get to know more about our student community programs or about all the events we organized this year? Drop a call at +91 8880868000 or visit us at @tribestays on Insta. You may even head over to and check out our gallery to get a glimpse of what these events at Tribe truly are like! See you soon!

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Where to stay in Mumbai? A neighbourhood guide for students!

20 June 2022


We could end this blog in just three words-


That’s it.
You’ll be visiting your college every single day and there’s nothing worse than having to commute on overcrowded Bombay locals or having to leave your hostel at 5 in the morning to make it to your lecture on time. And more often than not, you would want to come back to your hostel to change after college before you head out for the rest of the day.

But, what if your college’s area has no nice hostels? Which part of the city should you choose to live in then?

Bandra West is just the place to be if you’re young at heart and love cafe-hopping, but the only con of this place is that the rent can cost you an arm and a leg, leaving you with no limbs to go out for coffee.

Andheri is fantastic for students but also infamous for its perennially clogged roadways (by both Monsoon showers and four-wheelers)

Powai is just too far away and it can take students up to 2 hours to travel to the centre of the city.

However, there’s this one place in the city that’s just perfect for students- Vile Parle.

(And we’re not just saying this because Tribe’s all-girls hostel is situated there. We actually conducted an entire four-month-long research before we decided which locality to situate our Mumbai hostel in) And all roads, instead of Rome, led to Vile Parle.

And here’s why, neighbourhood-wise, Tribe Vile Parle is the place to be as a student!

Proximity to your college

If you’ve burnt the midnight oil and successfully secured a seat in NMIMS University or Mithibai College or Pearl Academy or School of European Pastry or IICTN (Cosmetology) or Raffles Design International or Rachana Sansad or LS Raheja School of Art or Whistling Woods International or Actor Prepares or even S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Tribe VP is at a stone’s throw from your institute! Forget long boring commutes and sweaty co-passengers, Tribe’s got your back! Don’t believe us? Check it out yourself on Google Maps, search for us @ “Tribe Students Hostel Vile Parle (Girls)”


Proximity to transportation

Located only 5 km away from the airport and only 20 minutes away from the Sahar Road metro station, Tribe Vile Parle is excellent in terms of connectivity to the rest of the city. Tribe VP is also, only a ten-minute walk from the Navpada railway station. Needless to mention, Tribe VP is one of the most well-connected among all hostels in Mumbai.


Proximity to cafes, clubs, and restaurants

There’s no dearth of restaurants in Vile Parle. Whether it is a soothing continental breakfast that you’re looking for or a spicy ramen snack, VP has got it all. Some Tribe-favourites in the area include Garde Manger Cafe, Cafe Cubano, Roots Cafe, Cafe Lounge, Glee Gourment, Apsara Ice Creams, Maruti Pav Bhaji, McDonald’s, Epitome Juhu and the world-famous Anand Vada Pav opposite Mithibai College!

Proximity to cafes, clubs, and restaurants


Proximity to hospitals

Safety comes first. Whether it is a sudden fever or a tumble down the stairs, Tribe’s management is quick to offer first aid whenever something goes wrong. But there’s only so much that Paracetamols and band-aids can do. Our first priority when we were looking for a property was to ensure that it was close to a hospital. And we were pleasantly surprised to learn that Tribe VP’s locality hosts not one, not two, but 8 hospitals! The closest and the best is Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital, which is located only 5 minutes from our campus. Other hospitals in the area include the KLS Memorial Hospital, the Advanced Multispeciality Hospital, the Nityanand Hospital and even the Madhavbaugh Clinic for minor injuries and ailments.


Proximity to malls, salons, and shopping centres

And what did you even do in Bombay if you didn’t shop? Prime mall is a stone’s throw from Tribe VP and you may even hit up Chamee and Palak (whose designs have been donned by celebs to the likes of Kriti Kharbanda, Mouni Roy, Nusrat Bharucha and Hina Khan) or Aari if you’re looking for designer ensembles for a special occasion! Enrich Salon is just a 12-minute walk from our campus and is perfect for all your beauty and hygiene needs.

Tribe Vile Parle’s locality is enviable in the truest sense of the word. It has everything that a  student in a girls hostel in Mumbai might need- from ATMs and banks to grocery stores and electronic shops.

And if this blog wasn’t convincing enough for you- why don’t you drop us a call at +91 8880868000 or book a free campus tour through and witness the extravagance that Vile Parle has to offer with your own two eyes?

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Changing the way you live in a hostel with RFID – tech boom!

9 June 2022


Everything in today’s era seems to be wireless- whether it be headphones, chargers, or even infamous no strings attached relationships! So, in this era of tech revolution, why should your living space not be devoid of archaic standards of living? Long gone are the days of scavenging your bag for your room’s keys or your hostel’s ID card after a long day of college, Tribe’s technologically advanced RFID bands are here to save the day!

But before we get started with what Tribe’s magical RFID bands do, let’s take a peek into what RFID bands actually are. RFID bands, which are embedded with RFID tags, use radio waves to transmit signals that activate the tag. Upon receiving that signal, the tag sends a wave back to the antenna, which is translated into data to perform the task that it is designed for…

Aaaand if you’re someone like me who had to Google all the words I just copy-pasted, let’s jump straight into what these bands actually do in our hostels in Pune (Viman Nagar and Wakad) and Mumbai (Vile Parle)!

All doors in Tribe, including the main campus door, the breakout zone’s door, the common workspace’s door, and your own room’s door are integrated with RFID readers. When the band comes in close proximity to these doors, they open automatically! These bands also have to be scanned in the elevator upon entry to make it rise to your room’s floor; which adds an extra layer of safety by monitoring who can step foot into your living space.

Forget having to empty your bag in the corridor or struggle with an old rusty lock when nature’s calls hit you hard (or even when you’ve just returned to your hostel after chugging eleven bottles of orange juice at High Spirits), your RFID band has got your back! Tribe’s RFID tags are also much much much more difficult to lose than the traditional pair of keys (that most hostels in Mumbai and Pune offer) as they come in the form of a serene pastel blue wristband that ties in seamlessly with most college fits. And don’t worry, Tribe’s premium safety algorithm ensures that only your band can unlock your room’s door- a safety measure that we take pretty seriously for both our Pune hostels (which are for people of all genders) and Mumbai hostel (girls’ hostel).

The band is also waterproof to help you battle erratic Bombay rains and Pune sprinkles. And although we don’t advise wearing it in the shower, all of Tribe’s RFID bands can sustain a couple of rounds of being thrown into the washing machine by mistake- a much-craved leeway for all perennially forgetful Pune hostel students after a Saturday night at Irish House or an exhilarating Sunday at Skyjumper Trampoline Park!

As for the question of safety, RFID bands are much more secure than traditional methods of room-locking. Neither can it be stolen or duplicated as easily as keys and hacking the band is a technological feat that’s nearly impossible to achieve because all our RFID bands use one-time codes to complete each task, much like an OTP. In fact, RFID is claimed to be as secure as EMV chip cards (the small square computer chip cards that your debit cards have to safeguard them against theft).

And even if you happen to misplace your RFID band, one quick call to Tribe’s CRE blocks your band from being used by anybody else. Your room’s RFID reader is also reconfigured and a new band is issued to you at the earliest without you having to go through the painstaking process of breaking or changing locks.

So, if you want to forgo the anxiety of losing your keys and immerse yourself in an experience that’s as high-tech as it is down to Earth, why don’t you give us a call today at +91 8880868000 or head over to and unlock the doors to a hostel life like no other?

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Are you a student planning a long term stay? We need to talk about loneliness

5 June 2022


You’ve waved your goodbyes, kissed your dog, packed your bags, hugged your friends, ransacked the internet for hostels in Pune or Bombay or whichever new city you’re moving to, and let go of your mother’s hand at the airport gate. All these months of exhilarated planning for college have culminated to this fateful day; and even though you’ve always dreamt of moving out and living on your own, a strange feeling awakens in the pit of your stomach right as your board your flight- a feeling of crumpling loneliness.

Shifting to a new city is never easy. Whether it’s frantic calls to home, waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat and not being able to recognize your hostel room for the first five seconds or the scrutinizing pain in your chest in the shower- loneliness and homesickness are real, and you’re not weak for feeling them, you’re only human.

TribeStays, as a student co-living space that’s built not only to take care of a student’s tangible amenities but also to provide a safe space for their mental health, understands that homesickness can be one of the toughest phases of a student’s journey. Thus, to tackle the prickly roads of growing up, here are a few of the amenities we provide to make our students’ transition into the new city as smooth, caring, and safe as possible.

In-house counsellors

TribeStays provides free counseling to all its residents. Mahima Mehra, our in-house counsellor, is a certified professional who provides one-on-one sessions at Tribe’s campus office. Here, residents are free to engage in conversation with her over a cup of coffee whenever they need. Patient-counsellor confidentiality is strictly maintained and students are free to talk about anything and everything that’s going on in their lives; an amenity that no usual Mumbai or Pune hostel provides its residents with.

Ergonomic rooms to help fight loneliness

Most students prefer to live with roommates to help fight homesickness. Having someone to share your day and watch an episode of ‘Girls Hostel’ with, goes a long way. However, sometimes, you just need your own space. Tribe’s deluxe twin sharing rooms with privacy dividers enable you to enjoy the best of both worlds- the company of a roommate along with the privacy and space of a single room.

Your chores, our responsibility

There’s nothing worse than having to cook, clean, wash clothes and complete a million other chores when you’re having a bad day and missing home. Tribe’s housekeeping, laundry service and homely meals (which are all included in the monthly rental fee and are one of the best in their class among hostels in Mumbai and Pune) lend you a helping hand when you need it the most.

Student Community Programs to help foster friendships

Tribe’s floor-wise student representatives are present 24/7 to help our residents with any queries or troubles they might face. Tribe understands the importance of community and that’s why all our campuses make it a point to organize at least one community party every month where students get to meet and mingle with their fellow residents over soothing music and delicious food. Moreover, we make sure to make our students’ first festivals away from home as memorable as possible by organzing Holi bashes, Easter hunts, Women’s Day dinners, Theatre Day Nukkad nataks, live performances by bands such as Fiddlecraft and much much more whenever we get a chance!

We also have our very own Tribe community app through which our residents can plan programs, receive invitations, and lodge complaints- all from the comfort of their beds!

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Tie-ups with hospitals

Although we hope our students never have to use this facility, TribeStays believes in precaution over cure. Our exclusive partnership with Sahyadri Super Speciality Hospitals provides our residents with priority treatment in all its branches on the presentation of their Tribe ID cards. One can never be too cautious in an emergency and we ensure to arrange for ICU-level Sahyadri ambulances if our students ever need one to make the 15-minute journey as medically secure as possible.

And even though we believe the best way to understand the safety and care of a Tribe campus is through our free campus tours, why don’t you drop us a quick call at +91 8880868000 to know more about our mental health programs? Book your Tribe room today and secure your one-way ticket to a hassle-free and comfortable hostel life!

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