Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Goa, India. You can choose from 63 Goa hostels. In total, there are 82 cheap places to stay in Goa such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $3 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Goa, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Bardez, Vagator, Palolem
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Goa? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Goa alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Goa. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Goa. To help you make friends with Goa before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Goa is a former Portuguese colony on the west coast of southern India. It’s vastly different from the rest of India thanks in part to the distinct Portuguese culture and food that still permeates the small state. Goa has long been a holiday destination for Indians and tourists alike. It’s most well known for its inaccessibility from the rest of India, the picturesque beaches, and the spices and teas it produces.
Goa is one of the smallest regions of India, on the southwestern coast. When people say they are going to Goa, they often mean the beach towns, so in looking for a hostel in Goa, you can also check in nearby cities Anjuna, Canacona, or Arambol. Hostels in Goa tend to be similar to backpacker hostels across Southeast Asia and Australia, with friendly, knowledgeable staff, and a chilled out beach vibe. Most hostels in this area are also beachside and cater to a wide range of international travellers.
The largest cities in Goa are Vasco da Gama, Margao, and Panaji; by far the easiest way to get to Goa is to fly to Mumbai and catch another flight to Goa. There is an international airport in Goa, but it only accepts international charter flights; the remainder of flights to Goa are scheduled domestic flights.
It has been said that Goans live in villages, not the cities. This is exceptionally true on the coast, where you’ll find village after village on beautiful beaches. If you need a break from the relaxed beach scene in Goa, you can take a day trip to Old Goa, the former Portuguese colony and capital. It was abandoned due to plague in the 1700s and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The churches, convents, and more are well worth a visit; its highly recommended to go on a weekday morning as it does get busy with tours.
Written by local enthusiast for Goa hostels Jakob Lombardi
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Goa. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Goa. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Goa costs on average $4 for a dorm. A hostel in Goa with private rooms costs on average $20.
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The Nest by Hostelogy is the best rated hostel in Goa for female solo travellers.
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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 Goa. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Goa. 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!
Goa is my favorite place for holiday in India, beach,I personally fell that there is less pollution compare to other cities in India like Delhi and Mumbai, excellent, bars, dance club, if you want to make new friends or just for hangout then Goa is better choice specially November to February best time for tourist.
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.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Goa and India.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.