Best hostels to stay in Goa

Best hostels to stay in Goa


Goa is the smallest state by geographical area and the fourth smallest by population. This state has had a vital historical and cultural significance since ancient times.

Tourism activity is generally encouraged in the coastal areas of Goa. This scenic state is a destination of choice for Indian and foreign tourists. Water sports are one of the major attractions of the state. Famous beaches such as Palolem beach, Baga, and Calangute offer jet-skiing, parasailing, boat rides, water scooter rides, and much more. Also, Patnem beach in Palolem got the third position in CNN Travel’s top twenty Beaches in Asia. 

Except for the famous beaches, Goa’s nightlife and renowned churches attract thousands of tourists every year. Also, there are several museums and science centres in the capital of goa i.e., Panaji which holds considerable significance in the tourism of Goa.

Here I have brought some of the best budget hostels to stay in if you ever have your visit to Goa:

  1. The Hosteller Goa: 

The Hosteller Goa is the ideal stay option for a traveller who is looking to relax their body and mind. This is extended over 12000 square feet area. This hostel is situated at a distance of 5 minutes from the Curlies cafe & Anjuna beach. The Hosteller offers cosy and clean beds, free Wi-Fi, in-house dining, and much more. At this hostel, the rooms possess air conditioning and a private bathroom.

Popular points of attraction near this property are Anjuna Flea Market, Baga Beach and Anjuna Beach. The closest beach is just 200 m from The Hosteller Goa.


  1. Free Wi-Fi 
  2. Pets are allowed
  3. Green garden
  4. Foods and drinks


  • 15 Bed mixed Dormitory Room-

Bunk bed with ac, private bathroom, free wi-fi.

  • 12 Bed mixed Dormitory Room-

Bunk bed with ac, private bathroom, free wi-fi.

  • 6 Bed mixed Dormitory Room-

 Bunk bed with ac, private bathroom, free wi-fi.

They include a Cafe and Bar in the hostel itself. This hostel also provides locker facilities for people who have reservations where visitors can keep their valuables safely.

Nearby attractions:

  1. Fort Aguada
  2. Tiracol Fort
  3. Chapora Fort
  4. Goa State Museum
  5. Coach Park
  6. Baga Beach
  7. Calangute Beach
  8. Anjuna Beach
  1. XOXO hostel: 

It is located in Anjuna. It is approx 1.3 km from Arpora beach. It can be one of the best options if you visit Goa. It has become the most awarded hostel in India. This hostel is unique in its way that it provides the best environment for your stay. Located on a hilltop and between the serenity of woods, this hostel offers a unique environment in which you can relax. 


  1. Free wi-fi.
  2. Luggage storage.
  3. Housekeeping.
  4. Restaurant. 
  5. Air conditioning.
  6. Swimming pool.


  1. One bed in a six-bed dormitory.
  2. One bed in a 4-bed dormitory.
  3. Premium room for two.
  4. Deluxe double room.
  5. Cottage private room.
  1. Pappi Chulo: 

This hostel is situated in the Vagator. It provides accommodation for adults only. It is a 5 min walk from Ozran beach and a 27 min walk from Chapora fort. It is situated near the Anjuna bus stand.


  1. Free wi-fi.
  2. Paid breakfast. 
  3. Air-conditioned.
  4. Laundry service.
  5. Restaurants.
  6. Kitchens in some rooms.


  1. One bed in a ten-bed dormitory.
  2. One bed in a seven-bed dormitory.
  3. Private ac room.
  1. JUNGLE by Sturmfrei:

JUNGLE must be contained on any list of the best hostels in Goa. This old Portuguese house has been rebuilt and renovated to provide the best in a hostel: a cosy common area, a large garden, and a variety of activities to fully enjoy Goa. This is the perfect location for solo travellers exploring India – it has the best backpacker vibe ever, with yoga classes in the morning, hostel dinners, and events. It is at a distance of 1.8 km from Anjuna beach. 


  1. Cafe.
  2. Housekeeping.
  3. Electrical sockets.
  4. Restaurant.
  5. Air conditioning.


  1. Deluxe private room.
  2. Superior private room.
  1. The Bucket List Goa:

This beautiful hostel is located in Vagator, Goa. The tagline of this incredible hostel is “Turn moments into memories”.This hostel presents a lot of cool activities such as night club, water sports, games, and bars. Sunburn festival venue is barely two minutes from here. One can also see the famous hilltop. The Hostel has been featured under the Best Backpackers Hostels for under 20 GBP – MTV Travel UK and is also the No.1 suggested Hostel to stay in Goa by IFFI 2018.

  • Pets are not allowed in the hostel.
  • Credit/Debit cards are not taken at the property.
  • Outside food is not allowed.
  • The hostel permits private parties or events.
  • This hostel also equips an on-call doctor facility so no need to worry in any emergency case. 
  • Also, children are not allowed in this hostel and guests below 18 years of age are also not allowed here.


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Housekeeping
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service

Nearby places:

Anjuna Beach: This location is 1.5 km away from this property.

Baga Beach is 8 km away from here.

Candolim Beach is 11 km from this property.

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