Where to Stay in Goa – Best Hostels in Goa

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Goa, located in southern India, is a tourist paradise. It is a land of sandy beaches, beautiful shorelines, late-night celebrations, and a hippie lifestyle. From Agonda beach to Amboli Waterfalls, Grande Island, the basilica of Bom Jesus, and Mapusa Market, there are a hundred reasons to visit Goa and live an entirely different life for a few days (or weeks!) There are several Heritage Sites including the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which is a basilica constructed in 1605 in splendid white marble, and the Latin quarter which is a quarter of Old Latin that feels like you’re in the Mediterranean zone.

Places to Stay in Goa

Goa is a fun paradise but only if you have a sound place to rest at the end of the day. Whether you are partying or visiting beaches, places, and heritage sites, it is important to have your accommodation sorted. To your relief, there are hotels everywhere in Goa, no matter where you stay or choose to roam around. It is important to consider factors like proximity of places on your visiting list, services, facilities, location, crowd, etc. while deciding on a hostel to stay in. So, here’s a list of the best hostels to stay in Goa scattered over various regions in the vast cultural landscape of Goa:

Happy Panda Hostel

Located near the Arombal beach bus stop, it is the best hostel in Goa near Arombal Beach. The area is famous for windsurfing and is in proximity to Tiracol Fort (5km) and Arombal Beach (1.2km). The Goa International airport is hardly 36 km away.

Happy Panda offers loads of activities, private tents, and dorm rooms to hang out in. Guests can relish the on-site bar.

All rooms are comfortable and cozy and have a shared bathroom furnished with a bath. The hostel provides free wifi so no worrying about your network! The guests can use the common kitchen which is equipped with a refrigerator and an oven. Bikes and cars are also available for hire.


  • Bike and car hire
  • Free wifi
  • Common kitchen
  • Free Parking

Dreams Hostel

Located close to Chopra Fort in Vagator, North Goa, Dreams Hostel is known for its admirable location. It is 500m from Vagator Beach and 1.2 km away from Ozran Beach. The accommodation is located at a distance of 28 km from the Basilica of Bom Jesus and 29km from the Church of Saint Cajetan.

With options for air-conditioned rooms, private rooms, and common rooms, the hostel offers various opportunities to consider accommodation. It features a fully equipped common kitchen and an in-house cafe. It is also not very distant from the airport and railway station.


  • Garden
  • Shared lounge
  • Free filtered water
  • Bar
  • In house cafe
  • Fully equipped common kitchen

Red Monkeys Hostel

Red monkeys hostel is located in the Morjim region. It is close to Arombal Beach (800m), Mandrem Beach(2 km), and Wagh tiger Arombal Beach(2.1km). Tiracol Fort is 14 kk distant from Red Monkeys while Chopra fort is 20 km away.

It is the best location to explore Arombal, Mandrem, Morjim, and Ashwem regions in Goa. Apart from free wifi, private parking, and car for hire, they offer mouthwatering continental and a la carte delicacies for breakfast. There’s also paid airport shuttle service to comfort you during the travel journey. The premises house rooms with attached private bathrooms fitted with a shower and a lounge for tourists to socialize. There’s also a garden and terrace.

Jungle Hostel by Sturmfrei

Located centrally in the Vagator region, this hostel has close access to all beaches in North Goa. From here, one can explore the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of Saint Cajetan, Vagator Beach, Ozran Beach and Chopra Fort. The nearest Airport is 46 km away.

jungle hotel in Goa

The hostel has an amazing lounge, restaurant, and bar. Facilities include free wifi, entertaining events, cheap dorm rooms, and complimentary breakfast.


  • 24-hour reception and front desk service
  • Karaoke events
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Free Parking

Wonderland Hostel

Located near Anjuna Beach, the wonderland hostel offers a solitary landscape to relax and calm your nerves. It is so close to Anjuna Beach that you can walk to it.

They have both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned dorms and private rooms. It has a bar, garden, and a shared lounge within its premises. It has 24-hour front desk services, airport transfers, and a shared kitchen to make your journey the most comfortable and convenient. The hostel also offers continental breakfast.


  • Yoga facilities
  • Badminton rackets
  • Parties
  • Workshops