11 Coolest Hostels In Goa For Your Next Trippy Trip!

It is that time of the year when plans to visit India’s favorite party destination are usually being chalked up and WhatsApp groups named Go Goa! Or Goa Road Trip! are usually to be seen! Yes! This is the perfect time to plan your great grand adventure to the beachy state, but before confirming your accommodations in some fancy resort or hotel, just hear (read actually) me out once.

 

  
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Living in a hostel doesn’t only make it easier on the pockets, but it is also the perfect way to meet up, interact and learn from people who have travelled all over the world! Hostels bring out the true essence of travelling and make the time spent here all the more memorable! So to encourage you to make a more practical and equally delightful decision, here are 11 of the best hostels in Goa that will totally blow you away!

1. Wonderland Hostel - Anjuna

 

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Just like its name, the hostel indeed is a Wonderland! Located only a couple of minutes away from Anjuna Beach and the flea market, Wonderland is one of the best hostels in Goa to stay at if you wish to keep close to the beach. The crowd is excellent to interact with, entertainment options include table tennis and a library and the famous Saturday Night Market is also a short drive away.
 
Whereabouts: 69/6 Govekar Waddo, Near Cafe Liliput, South Anjuna Beach, 403509 Anjuna, India

 

What’s Really Special: Superb Location, Snack Bar

 

Cost: Starts from INR 450/-

 

On the House: Wifi, Parking, BBQ facility

 

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2. Roadhouse Hostels - Palolem

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The Roadhouse Hostel in Palolem has an advantage that few other hostel can boast of, and that is the peaceful serenity of South Goa. As most of the tourists head to North Goa, the southern side is usually less crowded, the beaches are cleaner and you will find less people moving around creating a nuisance. Stay here if a peaceful retreat is what your heart desires.
 
Whereabouts: Palolem 228, Palolem Patnem Road, 403702 Palolem, India
 
What’s Really Special: BBQ facility, Well-maintained Garden
 
Cost: Starts from INR 399/-
 
On the House: Wifi, Parking
 
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3. Red Door Hostel - Anjuna

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Set in a Portuguese Villa and at an enviable distance from Anjuna Beach, the Red Door Hostel is hugely popular amongst people looking for a great happening time in Goa. If you really want to make the most of the party capital of India, then Red Door Hostel will surely serve you the best in this endeavor! There is an on-site Bar and Café that further makes your stay fun and convenient at the same time.
 
Whereabouts: 651/4, D Mello Vaddo, Bardez, 403509 Anjuna, India

 

What’s Really Special: Garden Bar & Café, Portuguese Villa

 

Cost: Starts from INR 450/-

 

On the House: Wifi, Parking

 

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4. Dreams Hostel - Vagator

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Like its name, the Dreams Hostel is really straight out of your dreams. Further, there are many hammocks on the property that will help you dream more! Jokes apart, the hostel does boast of an excellent location, situated at very convenient distances from tourist hotspots like Chapora Fort and Vagator Beach. You can also meet up with some very interesting people in the hostel and listen to their awe-inspiring travel tales in the bargain!
 
Whereabouts: 500(1), Vagator Beach Rd, Opposite Garden Villa Restaurant, Vagator, 403509 Vagator, India

 

What’s Really Special: Hammocks for chilling, Location

 

Cost: Starts from INR 400/-

 

On the House: Wifi, Parking

 

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5. Hopping Frog -  Assagao

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The Hopping Frog in Assagao shows the true meaning of calling a place a Home away from Home. You can even carry your four-legged furry friends on your grand Goan adventure! Ask the reception for bike hiring facilities and run off into the beautiful outdoors to explore the charms of Goa and its famed beaches. If late-night you feel like having a drink, then don’t fret! There’s a bar right in the premises to quench all of your thirsts.
 
Whereabouts: 544/1 Bawato Vaddo Assagao, Bardez Opposite Lady Of Health Chapel, 403507 Assagao, India

 

What’s Really Special: Pet friendly, BBQ facilities

 

Cost: Starts from INR 499/-

 

On the House: Wifi, Parking

 

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6. Bunkker - Anjuna

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The Bunkker Hostels are fun, quirky and the theme really sticks to the name. All rooms are air conditioned, and the beds are in rooms which look like furnished and re-designed cargo containers. The Chapora Fort and Vagator Beach are in close proximity to the hostel making it very convenient for guests interested in some serious sightseeing.
 
Whereabouts: duel waddo, chapora vagator, 403509 Anjuna, India

 

What’s Really Special: Pet friendly, Library, BBQ facilities

 

Cost: Starts from INR 500/-

 

On the House: Wifi, Parking

 

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7. Happy Panda Hostel - Arambol

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If you’re an adventure junkie and want to give the various water sports of Goa a try, then the Happy Panda Hostel is where you should be boarding at! The area is very popular for windsurfing opportunities and the historical Tiracol Fort and mesmerizing Arambol Beach are also a short drive away. An on-site bar will help keep the drinks running and the party roaring!
 
Whereabouts: Mandrem Road, Madhlawada Arambol, 403524 Arambol, India

 

What’s Really Special: Proximity to Adventure sports, Library

 

Cost: Starts from INR 600 /-

 

On the House: Wifi

 

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8. Jungle by the hostel crowd - Anjuna

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If you are appealed by the idea of sleeping into barbeque nights or as you watch a movie under the starry sky, waking up with yoga sessions and meeting backpackers from all over the world, you are going to love Jungle by the hostel crowd. A quaint Portuguese villa converted into a hostel featuring dorms, as well as double bedrooms, this property beckons relaxation with the many hammocks all across the hostel and a setting abundant with indigenous foliage. The rooms are clean and spacious featuring a fresh vibe with a minimalistic furniture theme. Popular beaches of Baga and Anjuna lie in proximity.
 
Whereabouts: 486(2) Mendonca Vaddo, Vagator, 403509 Anjuna, India
 
What’s Really Special: Rooftop movies, morning yoga sessions and barbeque nights!
 
Cost: Starts from INR 550/-
 
On the House: Wifi and Parking
 
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9. Wanderers Hostel - Morjim

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The Wanderers Hostel in Morjim proves that you don’t require deep pockets for a great time and utmost comfort. The hostel is located just a kilometer away from the scenic Ashvem Beach, has its own private tropical garden and a lavish infinity pool you can head to for a refreshing swim. If you feel like roughing out a particular day or for the whole trip, they also have the facility of staying in tents.
 
Whereabouts: 1088/A, Madhlavado, Opp. Nanu Wines, Morjim Beach, 403512 Morjim, India

 

What’s Really Special: Tent facility, Value-for-money, Infinity Pool

 

Cost: Starts from INR 299/-

 

On the House: Wifi, Parking, Outdoor Pool

 

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10. Bollywood Backyard - Anjuna

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Calling out to the heart of every filmy, the Bollywood Backyard is a quaint hostel in Anjuna that is decorated with graffiti of popular B-town actors and actresses. Don’t ever worry about not being party-ready with a lounge and hairdresser on-site at your disposal and a restaurant and bar to fulfil all the munchies you might have after a day of hardcore sightseeing!
 
Whereabouts: Anjuna, Near Football Field, 403509 Anjuna, India

 

What’s Really Special: Pet-friendly, On-site Restaurant and Bar

 

Cost: Starts from INR 350/-

 

On the House: Wifi, Parking, Pet Boarding

 

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11. Backpacker Panda - Candolim

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One of the highest rated hostels in Goa, the Backpacker Panda is a blessing to those who want to be always close to the beach. The Candolim Beach is simply a hop, a skip and a jump away and even other major attractions like Fort Aguada and Calangute Beach are located close to this awesome hostel. The best part however has to be the various type of people who come here and make Backpacker Panda an even delightful stay!
 
Whereabouts: 1116, Anna Vaddo, Ximer, Bardez, 403515 Candolim, India
 
What’s Really Special: Proximity to Candolim Beach

 

Cost: Starts from INR 549/-

 

On the House: Wifi, Parking

 

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Enjoyed this list of great hostels in Goa? Did we miss out any of your favorite places? Do tell us by writing in the comments section below!

 

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Little by little, one travels far... - J. R. R. Tolkien | | These magical words brought out the traveler within me, and prompted this 'Engineer by mistake', 'Fauji Brat by birth' and 'Ninja by fantasy', to start compiling all of those miles traveled into beautiful words!

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