Hostels in GoaHostels in Goa

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

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

All Cities in Goa

We list every single hostel in Goa and the world. In total, we have 21 cities in Goa 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 Goa 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 Goa. 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 Goa

Goa is the most famous beachside location in India. Formerly a Portuguese colony, this green area of India retains a lot of the cultural influence that the Portuguese brought with them, and this is notorious both in the looks and traditions of the place.

Goa is one of the most touristic areas of this huge country. This touristic hot spot can be divided mainly into North Goa and South Goa -- these areas are considerably different when it comes to both landscapes and vibes. North Goa is famous for the crowds, rave parties, full beaches, and water sports. South Goa, on the contrary, stands out for its tranquil beaches, calm evenings when you can dine at the beach in candlelight and, perhaps a slightly older crowd.

Rather than hostels in Goa, the prime accommodations, especially for budget travelers, are beach huts. Groups of beach huts are very often called "resorts," but don't expect the comfort that a regular resort hotel would normally offer. Depending on the budget, you can find very simple beach huts (with a bed and not much more) or include some other luxuries as hot water showers, more furniture, and other amenities. In North Goa, beach huts would normally be behind the first line at the beach; that is, right after the main restaurants and shops that keep tourists busy during the day. If you'd prefer to have a view of the beach right from your hut, staying in South Goa might be a better option, as huts right on the beach are more common there. No matter if in the North or South, beautiful beaches, warm sun, spicy food, friendly locals, tons of tourists, and great fun are always guaranteed in Goa!

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Travel Tips for Goa - from the Community

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I love Goa. It is so beautiful and relaxing being there. Do carry a swimsuit -- it's impossible to get a decent one in Indian stores.

FAQ on Hostels in Goa

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 Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. 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 Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

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

How much are hostels in Goa?

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 Goa here on Hostelz.com. 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.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Goa 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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