The dormitory at CSTM is very good for staying at cheap rate.
1.The sleeping area, bathrooms, lobby is clean.
2. The besdsheets and pillow covers are changed before the arrival of passenger. Though blankets remain same unless asked to change.
3. The staff is helpful but they don't allow to enter before 8 am or 8pm, whatever time the pax has booked from.
Yes , Indeed it is so... and So calm.... but take care not to carry heavy luggage , thinking Lift will be useful, No , not all....
As it is on First Floor, Lift does not stop there....
Interior is good , with Ancient Lock ...
Last May I visited the attendant 'revealed' a secret , 'saab a lady committed suicide so
Looks like you are saying about rooms. But I stayed in dormitory so no idea of room. On first floor only retiring rooms are there and dormitories are on 3rd floor, both gents and ladies. And yes you are right, it is calm and quiet. Doesn't look like you are anywhere near to railway station unless you get out of dormitory. And really does the lift does not stop at 1st floor? Different!!
One tip more, if you find a RR/Dormitory empty in any station at mumbai online just book it immediately if you want to stay at clean and affordable place in mumbai.
I had a ticket in 12620 matsyagandha exp so , I was eligible for RR at LTT, but when I checked, it was full. So thought to give a try at Mumbai central (as I had stayed there earlier and found it good) . Bought a 2S ticket from mumbai central to Dahanu road in Gujarat express just
because first floor steps are hardly 25 so why waste on them.
I have used retiring room in September 2015 don't ever choose RR the beds are full of bedbugs & the staff do nothing at all because they only come at 8AM & 8 PM i have suffered so don't wan others to suffer. As i have used RR so don't know about dormitory.
In which room the lady suicides?
I am not sure as i have forgotten number of my room either :)
May be I can retrieve from history of PNR with irctc.co.in later... I can recall only that the room was sealed and notice splashed ...
Now online is saying that BCT under maintenance. CST is full.
Cloak room/ luggage room is at just left of PF 14
You have to scan your luggage and stick the Railway sticker on it
Scanner Machine is just in front of it approximate in walking distance (10 step).
with your luggage you have to show your reservation ticket, in which station should be mentioned as CST.
Same goes for MAS, they check ticket or sms, but in NDLS there's no such scanning or sticker required, they don't even check your ticket lol, just fill in the form and lock your luggage and place it yourself on racks.
I think , bcz of 26/11, this thing is happening, but it is good for us...
as CST, MAS are big station
Yes, NDLS should also follow that protocol, but they don't, anyone can come from any train and can put anything in their luggage and fill in fake details in form. This thought really scares me sometimes and shows how careless they are in capital of India
New Delhi, the personnel who are manning the scanning are not at all doing their duties instead you can find them either dozing or reading newspapers, poor passengers have to lift their heavy luggage to put on scanner machine & again remove other side thinking it is scanned