So Mantra Cafe is basically Zostel Gokarna’s attached restaurant.
Zostel Gokarna is a hostel worth staying at, and part of that is because of Mantra Cafe that’s located right on-site!
And what’s one of the best parts about Mantra Cafe?!
Book your stay at Zostel Gokarna… soon!
Mantra Cafe comes with views… and so does Zostel Gokarna!
If you haven’t booked your accommodation in Gokarna yet, book now at Zostel Gokarna! (partner website.)
This is THE most popular place to stay in Gokarna.
I stayed at Zostel Gokarna when it was solidly the off-season (June), but you wouldn’t know that it was off-season if you were to just visit Mantra Cafe! (and Zostel!)
With the Mantra Cafe here, it means that you can eat and drink with ocean views without going far at all!
There’s also a group trek you can sign up for for the Gokarna beach trek that comes with amazing cliff views. (Costs extra – sign up when you get there.)
This place is especially good if you’re a solo traveler, and it’s good if you’re a small group too.
During the peak times, there were lots of people around.
And rooms even got booked up.
There were days when people wanted to stay an extra night, but had to stay elsewhere. (Actually this happened to me too.)
And on my last day there, I saw a group of girls show up hoping to book a place to stay at Zostel, but instead they had to take suggestions on where else to stay. (I mean, it’s off-season, so that means low occupancy of rooms, right?! Not always at Zostel!)
If Zostel is booked up, then go for Hostelavie Gokarna. This place has ocean views of its own, plus it’s right next to Zostel so you can still go to Mantra Cafe easily!
As soon as you know your dates, be sure to book your stay at Zostel!
You can see the reviews and book your room here. (partner website)
And when you’re in Varkala, consider going to Honey Beach if you’re looking to escape the crowds.
What kind of food can you get at Mantra Cafe?!
Menu options and prices can change! These pictures were taken in June 2019.
They also sell alcohol/beer at Mantra Cafe.
Mantra Cafe breakfast menu
Mantra Cafe lunch and dinner menu
HAPPY EATING AT MANTRA CAFE IN GOKARNA!
(AND HAPPY STAYING AT ZOSTEL GOKARNA!)
More travel tips for Gokarna and South India:
- Best of the Gokarna beach trek
- How to get from the Gokarna train station to town by bus
- Taking the train from Gokarna to Goa
- A quiet day trip to Honey Beach from Gokarna
- Gokarna cafe with ocean views
- How to spend one month in South India
The need-to-know India travel tips!If it's your first trip to India, be sure to see these tips for getting around India on a budget, and more! You might wait until India to buy this mosquito repellent that works for many foreigners! Also be sure to see how to spend one month in South India and 2 weeks in North India, as well as tips for the Golden Triangle. And, overnight sleeper bus travel isn't so bad, and neither is traveling in general class on the train! Also see the easy way to get an e-visa. And this is the easy way to book train tickets online as a foreigner. I've used it, and it's simple! You can just show the e-ticket on your phone.
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