Best Hostels In Goa, India

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This article was last updated Feb 23


How to find the best hostels in Goa for your trip

Every person that is travelling to India, has to stop in Goa… especially if you are a beach lover! It’s considered the “beach capital” of India, a true paradise for those who want to connect with nature and be adventurous. Goa definitely has a laid-back vibe but it’s also perfect for the party-obsessed. It’s considered to be the ultimate party destination in the backpacker community and we are here to help you find the best hostels in Goa and make sure you make the most out of your adventure!

There are so many things to do in Goa if you are travelling on a budget with its incredible beaches like Baga, where you can sunbathe during the day and dance all night long – definitely two birds with one stone! If you don’t leave a place before exploring its markets, then you cannot miss the Anjuna Beach Flea Market every Wednesday where you’ll find almost everything at a bargain.

Goa is full of history as well! Something you may not know is that 450 years ago, the Portuguese came here to trade spices and you can clearly see their influence on the culture of Goa – you’ll see it on its food, art, music and architecture. If you want to know more about Goa’s history, make sure you visit the Goa State Museum, or the Ancestral Goa Museum where you’ll find more of the Goan villagers’ lives over the centuries. There are many temples too like the 400-year-old Shri Manugueshi Temple in Ponda, dedicated to Shiva, or the Shanta Durga Temple which is a mixture of Goan and Portuguese styles.

We at Hostelworld, want you to make the best of your trips and here we are, once again with the list of the best hostels in Goa – because, you know that there’s no better place than hostels when you want to #MeetTheWorld! There are plenty of hostels in Goa, so it won’t be hard to find something that suits your needs. Most of them are located on the coast and they are super cool but also VERY cheap.

Here is our pick of the best hostels in Goa:


Jump straight to:

  1. Best hostels in Goa for solo travellers
  2. Best hostels in Goa for couples
  3. Best party hostels in Goa
  4. Best hostels in Goa with private rooms


Best hostels in Goa for solo travellers

Happy Panda Hostel


Best Hostels In Goa -Happy Panda Hostel

This is one of those hostels that will make you feel like you’re at a home away from home. Happy Panda Hostel has everything a backpacker needs and most of all, great vibes! It’s located in Arambol, where you’ll find incredible beaches and a lot of like-minded travellers to share your adventures with. The hostel owners are very friendly and helpful making you feel part of the family from the second you step inside. If you are looking for the perfect atmosphere and want to talk about the meaning of life with people from all over the world in front of a bonfire and with a cold beer in your hands, then you should definitely book this hostel!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Cool neon room for parties
  • Fully equipped kitchen

🏠 Address: Querim Arambol Road, Arambol , Goa, India

🏘 Neighbourhood: Arambol

🚊 Nearest station: Pernem

Book your stay at Happy Panda Hostel now


The Bucket List Goa


Best Hostels In Goa -The Bucket List Goa

“Turn moments into memories” is the motto in this incredible and colourful hostel in Vagator, Goa. The hostel offers a lot of cool activities and meetups and many backpackers that book this hostel, end up staying for longer than planned. This is a review from one of the backpackers that recently stayed at The Bucket List: “Everyone was so welcoming from the moment we arrived, we met lots of great people and the staff was fantastic. The atmosphere at the bar is brilliant, really good music and plenty of drinking games to keep you busy! You can rent scooters from the hostel and we got lots of recommendations for places to visit. Big thank you to Ashwin for such a great experience!” – We’re not sure about you, but we are sold.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Free yoga classes
  • Free walking tours

🏠 Address:  562/1, Coutinho Vaddo, Vagator, Goa (next to Baskin Robbins)

🏘 Neighbourhood: Vagator

🚊 Nearest station: Vagator

Book your stay at The Bucket List hostel now


Old Quarter By TheHostelCrowd


Best Hostels In Goa - Old Quarter By TheHostelCrowd

If you want to get a real taste of the local culture, you need to stop by this hostel located in the heart of the Portuguese heritage area. This hostel is great value for money, with loads of freebies and cool activities, that will not only allow you to learn about the Goan culture, but also meet international backpackers! The staff are friendly and helpful with the best insider tips on places to eat and things to see in Goa.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi and free breakfast
  • Boat rides
  • Linen included

🏠 Address: 165, Rua 31 de Janeiro, Fontainhas, Panjim , Goa, India

🏘 Neighbourhood: Panjim

🚊 Nearest station: Panjim bus stop

Book your stay at Old Quarter by TheHostelCrowd now


Best hostels in Goa for couples

Woke Hostel Arpora


Best Hostels In Goa - Woke Hostel Arpora

Backpackers that travel together stay together. This is one of the best hostels in Goa for many reasons and some of them are: 1) It’s simply beautiful; 2) It has a swimming pool; 3) It’s super close to beaches. The Woke Hostel Arpora has amazing private rooms with comfy matrasses and pillows where you can rest with your soulmate after a day spent exploring! Definitely a place you wouldn’t want to leave!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Cool swimming pool
  • Yoga classes

🏠 Address: 154 Diwan bhati, Arpora , Goa, India

🏘 Neighbourhood: Arpora

🚊 Nearest station: Arpora Junction

Book your stay at Woke Hostel Arpora now


Best party hostels in Goa

Pappi Chulo


Best Hostels In Goa - Pappi Chulo

Goa is well known for its crazy parties, so if you are coming here to have the time of your life, here you have on of the best hostels in Goa for partying! As soon as you step in to Pappi Chulo hostel, you’ll immediately feel the great community vibes as the loving staff welcome you. The hostel has cool graffiti everywhere, they have pets and they host LOADS of events at their bar.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Parties every week
  • Graffitis

🏠 Address: Ozran Beach Road, Goa, India

🏘 Neighbourhood: Vagator

🚊 Nearest station: Vagator

Book your stay at Pappi Chulo now


Best hostels in Goa with private rooms

Dreams Hostel


Best Hostels In Goa - Dreams Hostel

If dreams were made of colourful mandalas, this would be a dream come true! Great atmosphere, relax, adventure and creativity… this is definitely one of those places you’ll want to stay forever! Dreams Hostel has some lovely (and very cheap) private rooms: doubles, singles and twins – and dorms obvs! The common areas are beautiful and with the perfect backpacker vibe where you’ll meet some very awesome people!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor terrace

🏠 Address: 500(1), Vagator Beach Road, Vagator

🏘 Neighbourhood: Vagator

🚊 Nearest station: Vagator

Book your stay at Dreams Hostel now


The Funky Monkey Hostel


Best Hostels In Goa - The Funky Monkey Hostel

Are you the kind of person that likes beer-yoga but also privacy? Well, this might be the right hostel for you! Great vibes, parties, yoga classes, and nearby beaches make this hostel one of the best hostels in Goa. Located 5 minutes walk to Anjuna beach, really helpful staff, awesome fellow backpackers to meet and great adventures to live!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free WiFi
  • Linen included

🏠 Address: 773 San Minguel Vaddo

🏘 Neighbourhood: Anjuna

Book your stay at The Funky Monkey Hostel now


We hope this guide helps you to discover the best hostels for your trip to Goa. Let us know in the comments if you’ve stayed in one of our recommended hostels, or if you’d like to share a hostel that you think other backpackers shouldn’t miss!

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