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

20 June 2022

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We could end this blog in just three words-

NEARđź‘Ź YOURđź‘Ź COLLEGE

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 www.tribestays.com 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

Admin

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 www.tribestays.com and unlock the doors to a hostel life like no other?

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