Best hostels in Goa India for backpackers. North Goa beaches - Anjuna, Vagator, Arambol, Mandrem, Baga, Calangute, Arpora, Candolim. Central Goa - Panjim latin quarter. South Goa beaches - Palolem. Cheap hotels places where to stay on a budget with backpacking South India itinerary. Best India hostels.

 

So you’ll be traveling around Goa alone as a solo backpacker in India, and you would like to have at least some level of normal social interaction.

Or, maybe you’re just looking for a cheap place to stay! 😉

Either way, there are hostels in Goa that can give you budget accommodation and a chance to be meet people and maybe even find a travel partner to your next destination.

 

Best hostels in Goa India for backpackers near best beach shacks and restaurants. Cheap hotels places where to stay on a budget with backpacking South India itinerary. Best India hostels.

 

The beach areas listed below are where to go in Goa so that you’ll have a chance to stay at a hostel!

 

Also see how to spend your time in South India, including beach huts in Goa, possibly the best beach in South Goahow to get from Goa to Kerala, the Kerala backwaters on a budget, best hostels in Kerala, and yoga retreats with ayurveda.

And for travel around other parts of India… your itinerary for backpacking North India! (Along with the best hostels in Rajasthan.)

 

Best hostels in Goa India for backpackers near best South Goa beaches. Cheap hotels places where to stay on a budget with backpacking South India itinerary. Best India hostels.

 

Now…

First, WHY the listed beaches are worth visiting in Goa.

Then, a list of the best hostels in each of these places.

 

Best hostels in Goa India for backpackers near best North Goa beaches. Cheap hotels places where to stay on a budget with backpacking South India itinerary. Best India hostels.

 

And, no matter where you stay in Goa…

 

You can make a day trip to another beach…

 

Best hostels in Goa India for backpackers near best Goa beaches. Cheap hotels places where to stay on a budget with backpacking South India itinerary. Best India hostels.

 

You can find colorful buildings…

 

Best hostels in Goa India for backpackers near best North Goa beaches. Cheap hotels places where to stay on a budget with backpacking South India itinerary. Best India hostels.

 

You can eat with views of the ocean…

 

Best hostels in Goa India for backpackers near best Goa beach huts, beach shacks, restaurants. Cheap hotels places where to stay on a budget with backpacking South India itinerary. Best India hostels.

 

And you can go for a walk on the quiet village backroads!

 

Best hostels in Goa India for backpackers near best Goa beaches. Cheap hotels places where to stay on a budget with backpacking South India itinerary. Best India hostels.

 

 

So!

What are the best beaches for hostels in Goa?!

 

More like..

Where to look for hostels in Goa?

 

Hostels in North Goa

 

Hostels in Panjim (Latin Quarter)

 

Hostels in South Goa

 

Things to look for in a hostel

None of these things will make or break your stay, but they could be extra things that you may want to look for!

  • Common area
  • Rooftop access
  • A/C
  • Hot water shower
  • Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Filtered water provided
  • Breakfast or snacks for purchase on-site
  • All-female dorm room or mixed dorm
  • Private room – meet people but have your own room!

 

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Hostels in North Goa

 

1. Anjuna Beach

 

This is one area you’ll want to highly consider staying if you’re visiting Goa because you want to be where the action is.

For Goa nightlife, partying, and trance music, this might be the place you want to choose.

And being where the action is also means that there are loads of budget accommodation options to choose from in Anjuna.

There’s also a famous flea market in Anjuna.

 

Best hostels in Anjuna
  1. The Nest Hostelogy
  2. Hopping Frog Beachfront
  3. Bunkker
  4. Bunkd Hostel Anjuna
  5. Seinfeld’s Cafe and Hostel

 



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2. Vagator Beach

 

Vagator is another popular beach, and it’s located near Anjuna.

This can be considered one of the most scenic beaches in Goa.

 

Best hostels in Vagator
  1. Folklore Hostel Goa
  2. Dreams hostel
  3. Hostel Pitchers
  4. Jungle hostelcrowd
  5. Pappi Chulo

 



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3. Arambol Beach

 

Arambol Beach is another one that can be considered to be one of the most scenic beaches in Goa.

Located in the far north of Goa, this can be an area that’s a bit less lively than Anjuna.

And that can be a good thing if you’re looking for less action during your trip to Goa.

Mandrem is another quieter beach that’s nearby Arambol that you might find to be worth a visit.

 

Best hostels in Arambol
  1. ImagiNation Artist’s hostel Arambol
  2. Silly Potatoes hostel
  3. Happy Panda hostel

 



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4. Mandrem Beach

 

Or, instead of making a trip to Mandrem from Arambol, there are a couple of hostels in Mandrem too that are worth looking into.

Another beach you may want to visit if you’re staying in Mandrem is Morjim Beach.

So staying in this area gives you a few choices for some favorite beaches with less crowds.

 

Best hostels in Mandrem
  1. Bootstart Colive
  2. Beachside Bombay Backpackers

 



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More North Goa beaches

 

Baga and Calangute are also popular tourist beaches that can have more crowds, although there are a little bit less hostels in this area compared to Anjuna.

But you may consider looking into this area too.

These beaches are closer to Panjim and South Goa.

 

More hostels near North Goa beaches

 

 

Hostels in Panjim

Best hostels in Goa India for backpackers. Best Panjim hostels in Latin Quarter. Cheap hotels places where to stay on a budget with backpacking South India itinerary. Best India hostels.

 

Panjim is the capital of Goa, and it’s located right in between the North Goa beaches and South Goa beaches… so basically it’s central Goa!

You might want to stay in Panjim if you’re interested in seeing a different side of Goa.

In Panjim is Fontainhas, the Latin Quarter of Goa (and India).

And, that’s where the best (and only?) hostel in Panjim is located.

This is also a good base for visiting Old Goa where you’ll find some UNESCO world heritage sites.

A beach close to Panjim worth looking into might be Bambolim Beach.

You can also make a day trip to a more popular North Goa beach from Panjim too.

 

Best hostel in Panjim Latin Quarter

 



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Hostels in South Goa

Best hostels in Goa India for backpackers near best South Goa beaches. Cheap hotels places where to stay on a budget with backpacking South India itinerary. Best India hostels.

 

South Goa is known as the more quieter side of Goa.

As a result, there really aren’t too many hostels around here either.

Palolem, Patnem, and Agonda are a few of the best beaches in South Goa for backpackers.

Of these, Palolem is the best place to go to meet others so you can stay in a hostel.

In general, South Goa can also be a good place to try staying in a Goa beach hut too if you’re not committed to staying in a hostel.

 

Palolem Beach

Best hostels in Palolem
  1. Rainbow Lining hostel
  2. Summer hostelcrowd

 



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Best hostels in Goa India for backpackers. North Goa beaches - Anjuna, Vagator, Arambol, Mandrem, Baga, Calangute, Arpora, Candolim. Central Goa - Panjim latin quarter. South Goa beaches - Palolem. Cheap hotels places where to stay on a budget with backpacking South India itinerary. Best India hostels.

 

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