Hostels in Bardez Hostels in Bardez

You are looking for hostels in Bardez? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Bardez hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Bardez.

All Cities in Bardez

We list every single hostel in Bardez and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Bardez for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Bardez hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Bardez. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Bardez

Bardez is a region in North Goa, Goa, India. Its name is derived from "bara" (meaning "twelve") and "desh" (meaning "land"), probably referring to the twelve cities of Bardez. The capital city is Mapusa. The region is surrounded by rivers to the north, south, and east as well as the Arabian Sea to the west.

If you are looking for hostels in Bardez, your best bet is to look in the cities of Anjuna and Candolim. There are plenty of options available; most include names such as "hostel," "backpacker," and "guesthouse." Bardez hostels can cost anywhere from about $12 to $50, with the majority in the lower price range. You can expect your hostel to be rated 4 1/2 stars, with clean rooms, free wifi (although unreliable), friendly staff, and a fun, lively atmosphere. You can even find female-only dormitory rooms.

If you choose to stay in a hostel in Anjuna, you should definitely make the Anjuna market a part of your itinerary. It takes place on Wednesday by the beach until evening. It is a colorful, crowded flea market where you can find great quality clothes, shoes, jewelry, rugs, and even henna tattoos from all over India. Be prepared to barter down prices as live music drifts through the air.

If you choose to settle into one of the hostels in Candolim, you will definitely enjoy visiting the beach there. Known as one of Goa's cleanest beaches, it is also peaceful due to smaller crowds. You can relax on one of the beach beds available for rent. If you prefer to be active, you can go into the clean, shallow water and enjoy the waves without a worry; there are even lifeguards on duty. Water sports are offered as well. The many shacks on the sand provide a nice variety of Indian as well as international food. Feel safe to enjoy a nice meal and beer at this beach in the evening.

To the left of Candolim Beach, you will spot the Fort Aguada Lighthouse. The entrance to the fort is free. It is a historic monument where you will see relics of its past as a prison and the Portuguese influence. Inside of it is an old, non-functional lighthouse which is not accessible to the public. Just a few steps away, however, is a new, functioning lighthouse. For a small fee, you can ascend the steps to the top in order to enjoy the spectacular view. Along with your camera, remember to bring your sunscreen and hat. The sun is very intense, so the best time to visit here is in the morning or evening.

Once you cone are with your fun, sun-filled day, you can return to your Bardez hostel in Anjuna or Candolim and enjoy the stories and company of your fellow travelers there.

expert for Bardez hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Bardez hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Bardez - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Bardez. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Bardez. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Bardez

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Bardez?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Bardez here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Bardez safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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