This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Calangute. To help you make friends with Calangute before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Calangute, Goa, India, is a coastal city in the north of India's famed beach state, Goa. Here you'll find several Calangute, Goa, India hostels. Calangute is popular with backpackers, as it is one of the best beaches near to the airport. Many hostels in Calangute, Goa, India, are part of national chains and have a great reputation among travelers. Calangute, Goa, India hostels are usually located within a five- to ten-minute walk from the beach and often are equipped with an in-house cafe.
Calangute Beach is the best spot in Goa for water sports, with many vendors offering tubing, boating, paragliding, and snorkeling trips. Calangute, Goa, India hostels often have relationships with local vendors and can help you book an experience at a fair and affordable price. Calangute Beach is centrally located in Goa and it is great to explore other beaches to the north and south. There is a well-connected public bus system, but the easiest way to explore is by hiring a vespa for a day.
As Calangute is quite a small area, most hostels in Calangute, Goa, India, are located within a few minutes of grocery shops, laundromats, cafes, and restaurants. Local cuisine in Goa is spicy and incorporates lots of spices. Breakfast is not typically included in the cost of a room at Calangute, Goa, India hostels, so head to a beach shack in the morning for chai and pancakes while your toes play in the sand.
The main Calangute town is about a twenty-minute walk from the areas where most of the hostels are -- this is where you can enjoy local nightlife, a promenade, and fresh-fruit ice cream. Goa is famous for its nightlife, as it is one of the most liberal states in India. Calangute, Goa, India hostels arrange nightly parties and assist with transportation and entrance fees. A highlight of visiting Calagunte is to explore the Saturday Night Market.
Most of the hostels in Calangute, Goa, India, offer air-conditioned and fan-cooled dorms, as well as mixed-gender dorms, rooms only for women, and private rooms. When booking your room, keep in mind that the high season is from November to March; Calangute, Goa, India hostels have higher prices, and more bookings during this time, so it is best to reserve in advance. The off-season is from April to June, as the weather is very hot, but the rainy season often does not start until July.
Written by local enthusiast for Calangute hostelsLola