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It is that time of the year when each of us begins his annual travel plans in the tropical city of GOA. Given our BUDGET limitations and peak SEASON, we can all save as much money as we want. And what better than saving it on ACCOMMODATION and yet achieving a quality. This is your guide to the 10 most received and best hostels in GOA to enjoy the best times of your life and meet people from every part of the world and expand your mental horizons.

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Anjuna

Possibly in Goa, which is famous for flea markets and trance parties. Most backpackers like to live here. Hostels to live in Anjuna include:

1. PRISON HOSTEL

One of the best hostels in Goa, this backpacker hostel looks like a prison and possibly the best hostel in Goa. The dorms are basic but the Prison Hostel is crowded with partygoers and even the bar outside an old bus in the front yard. They also provide a shuttle bus to take people to parties.

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Address: 940, Flea Market Road, Anjuna, Goa
Highlights: Bus bar, quiz nights
Price of Stay: Starts at INR 450/-
Complimentary Facilities: Wifi, Parking, BBQ facility

2. ROADHOUSE HOSTEL

Located in the bustling center of Goa, the capital of India, ROADHOUSE HOSTEL is located on Anjuna Beach with German bakeries and mango sheds as their luxurious next door neighbors to keep your taste buds. All air-conditioned dormitories with attached bathrooms are capable of a comfortable stay and the rooms are separated by a space of 2, 4, 6 and 8 beds. Scooters and bicycles are available in the hostels to facilitate easy movement of travelers to explore nearby places at their convenience. At Roadhouse, two are a company and three are a carnival. So, without giving any other thought, hope!

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Address: #954, Grand Peddem, Near German Bakery, Monteiro Vaddo, Anjuna

3. RED DOOR HOSTEL

Situated in the center of Anjuna, the Lal Darwaza hostel in Goa has a spacious lounge area, a garden and a communal kitchen. It is a good place to meet new people. It is a party hostel and a scheduled retractable traveler view within walking distance to all the attractions of Anjuna.

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Address: 651/4, D Mello Vaddo, Bardez, 403509 Anjuna
Highlights: Garden Bar & Cafe, Portuguese Villa
Price of Stay: Starts from INR 450/-
Complimentary Facilities: Wifi, Parking

4. WONDERLAND HOSTEL

The wonderland hostel located just behind popular shacks such as Janet and Johns and Lilliput is the nearest hostel to the beach, flea market and beach parties in Anjuna. The dorms are located in the slums of Cute Beach and private rooms are also available. There are plenty of outdoor spaces to sit outside and meet other travelers, a community kitchen and a swing in the hammock.

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Address: 69/6 Govekar Waddo, Near Cafe Lilliput, Anjuna
Price of Stay: Starts from INR 450/-
Complimentary Facilities: Wifi, Parking, BBQ facility

Vagator

1. JUNGLE HOSTEL

In a lush tropical setting, a down-to-earth hostel with an annex in Goa is a 12-minute walk from Vagator Beach, 1 km from the ruins of the Chapora Fort and 4 km from the market on Saturday night. The modestly mixed and single-sex dorm has bunk beds and free Wi-Fi, locker and en-suite bathroom. Some quarters are air-conditioned and located in the Annex, a 5-minute walk from the main building. Breakfast is complimentary. Amenities include a rooftop terrace and a cozy café, and yoga classes. Private rooms are also available.

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Address: 486(2) Vagator Beach Road, Vagator, Goa
Highlights: BBQ night, rooftop movies, yoga
Price of Stay: Starts from INR 550/-
Complimentary Facilities: Free Wifi, lockers and En-Suite Bathrooms, Breakfast

2. PAPPI CHULOS

Pappi Chulos, Little Vagator Beach, 9 times, is located on the cliffs within walking distance of Thalassa and performs most of the action in Vagator. Funky pictures and murals on the walls give the place a serene vibe. The hostel has comfortable communal areas including a nice, sociable garden area with a comfortable living room, kitchen area and a bar, meaning it is easy to make friends with other travelers.

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Address: Ozran Beach Rd, Vagator
Highlights: Community vibes, crazy & loving staff, graffiti art, BBQ, Bar, hostel Pets
Price of Stay: Starts from INR 400
Complimentary Facilities: Free Wifi, Free Parking, Free Internet Access

Baga, Calangute & Candolim:

1. ZOSTEL HOSTEL

The largest and branded hostel chain in India and Nepal, ZOSTEL HOSTEL was launched with a vision to promote travel as a life. In 2013, Jostel introduced the concept of backpacker hostels on the Indian mainland, before which there were hardly any backpacker hostels. Fast forward to August 2017, Jostel has top-rated hostels in 20 locations across India and Nepal - surrounded by an entirely new and rapidly evolving ecosystem of over 200 backpacker hostels.

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Address: House No.3/15, Dr. Alfonso Road, near the spice rack, Calangute
Highlights: Bedside lamps, hot water, common television, lockers
Price of Stay: INR 500 starting
Complimentary Facilities: Free Wifi, Parking Facility


2. BACKPACKER PANDA

Backpacker Panda Goa is the first hostel property of Backpacker Panda and has ensured that you get nothing less than the best. It is 100 meters from the beautiful Candolim beach as well as away from the Calangute / Candolim main road border. It is well connected with all modes of your transportation.

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Address: #1116, Anna Vaddo, Ximer, Candolim
Highlights: Bicycle hire, hot shower, kitchenette, games, secure lockers
Price of Stay: Starts from INR 399
Complimentary Facilities: Wifi Facilities, Laundry, And Drying

Morjim

1. WANDERERS HOSTEL

Peace and quiet air - a morning full of birds - woods, fields and the sea for neighbors - birds, frogs and dogs for friends! Stay with artists, yogis, poets and writers. About a five-minute walk from Morjim Beach, Wanderers is a real find for budget travelers. The main building is decorated with original passenger murals, with locker, bed lights and Wi-Fi, full kitchen, comfortable communal area and spotless air-corm doors with a pool table. In the garden, there is a tent next to it which has a swimming pool and yoga retreat center and outdoor cinema.

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Address: Madhla Vaddo, Opp Nanu Wines, Morjim
Highlights: Bar, locker, 24-hour front desk, bicycles are available for rent.
Price of Stay: Starts from INR 500
Complimentary Facilities: Outdoor Swimming Pool, Library, Game Room


Panjim

1. OLD QUARTER HOSTEL

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Rs. Hop on a local bus for 10 and visit Old Goa churches. Panjim has a good movie theater which is not far from the hostel. They organize weekly movie nights to ensure that you stay with Hollywood. They also rent Indian-style bicycles. So take the bike to a local map and see what Panjim has to offer you.

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Address: 5/146, Rua 31 de Janeiro, Panjim
Highlights: Bar, locker, 24-hour front desk, bicycles are available for rent.
Price of Stay: Starts from INR 650
Complimentary Facilities: Basic Breakfast, WiFi, Hot Water, Common Room


Palolem

1. SUMMER BY TheHostelCrowd

Goa has 67 beaches and the beaches of South Goa are quite desolate and very different from the tourist beaches of the north. Palolem, Patnim, neighboring and Kola beaches are just a few distances from Samar. Behind the scenes of Hostel Crowd, they are a young group of 20-somethings who want to make a difference. In their own way, they have packed all the goods in backpacks and abandoned the traditional way to live life in line with their values. Goa vacation is not complete without experiencing the beautiful beaches of South Goa. Grab your sunscreen, a coconut and watch some serious vacation time at the beach. Summer Hostel is designed to give you a clean beach holiday, with clean rooms and a bathroom at walking distance. All private rooms and dorms come with attached bathrooms. The package includes free Wi-Fi and free breakfast.

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Address: House Number 99/1, Ourem Road, Palolem, Canacona
Highlights: Laundry service, printer, luggage storage, cafe
Price of Stay: Starts from INR 550
Complimentary Facilities: WiFi, Breakfast


FAQs

Q. For most people, are hostels better or hotels?
A. Hotels require you to check-in and check-out at specific times and there are various other miscellaneous fees, plus, you have a more hippy party culture with cheaper alcohol and food in the hostels.

Q. Do the hostels have a safe environment?
A.
Hostel, especially in well-known cities and tourist destinations or institutions, has different applicants every year and is therefore an option by a large number of people. There are various bunker beds and specialized rooms for girls and guards on duty.

Q. Do these hostels only accommodate young people?
A.
Hostels, especially in the city's party capital, also have a lot of hippie and party culture internally. While there is no such age criterion to apply, it can be a bit difficult for older people to cope with, given the fastness and culture of the lodge space.