As opposed to the northern part of Goa, which is always bustling with crowded beaches, late-night parties, EDM festivals and other mega music events, the southern part of Goa is known for its calm, peaceful and serene atmosphere. It is home to several isolated beaches which are ideal for people looking for some peace and solitude. It is home to several hotels and resorts which offer tourists a nice and clean place to put up during their holiday in Goa. Among these hotels and resorts are several budget-friendly hotels that cater to those who are unable to afford accommodation in expensive hotels and resorts. For those who are planning a vacation to South Goa anytime soon and have a small budget, here is a list of top budget hotels in South Goa that promise to offer you decent accommodation without burning a hole in your pocket.
Hotel My Soulmate, Palolem
Hotel My Soulmate, Palolem (Image: TripAdvisor)
Starting the list of budget hotels in South Goa is My Soulmate. This hotel is located near the incredibly beautiful Palolem beach in South Goa. The hotel provides simple, yet elegant accommodation at affordable rates. The hotel has 21 rooms (3 single occupancy / 16 double occupancy / 2 Quad rooms) spread across 2 floors, which have a relaxing environment for guests to unwind. All rooms have ensuite facilities and are available with or without air-conditioning. The hotel is not right on the beach nor right by the roadside, where it can get noisy by the night. The ideal location makes Hotel My Soulmate a memorable place for “Soulmates” and others to enjoy a nice and peaceful holiday.
La Alegro, Palolem
La Alegro, Palolem (Image: Tripadvisor)
Next on the list of best budget hotels in South Goa is La Alegro. La Alegro is a family-friendly guest house offering air-conditioning, extra-long beds, and a desk in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free internet access is offered to guests. La Alegro puts the best of Palolem at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable. While visiting Palolem, you may want to try some nice food at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Cafe Inn or Ciarans.
The location is stunning and yet conveniently close to the market and shops. The drawback is that there is no road access and you have to walk through the sand each time you want to exit the room. The rooms are clean and newly renovated. If you are looking to stay right on the beach, La Alegro beach home is your best bet.
Alba Rooms, Palolem
Alba Rooms Guesthouse (Image: Tripadvisor)
Alba Rooms Palolem is a guest house located at a prime spot on the main Palolem Beach Road. The Palolem beach is just 50 meters away from the property. The rooms at the resort have a comfortable bed, a cupboard, a clean bathroom with a hot shower and a fridge. Every room has a nice sitting area outside. Other amenities offered at the property include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, a gift shop, and a convenience store, to make your visit even more pleasant.
The owner of this place maintains the property very well and is very helpful. Palolem has plenty of Mediterranean restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Magic Italy Authentic Italian Restaurant Pizzeria and Canteen by Crystal Goa, which serve some outstanding dishes.
Vinsons Cottages, Colva
Vinson Cottages (Image: Tripadvisor)
This property is 500 metres from Colva Beach and 400 metres from Colva Road Bus Stop. It consists of 13 cottages, equipped with all necessary amenities. All rooms have a television, an attached bathroom, bottled drinking water, and a wardrobe. There is a 24 hours front desk and a Goan Restaurant available on the premises. Laundry and room service are a few of the conveniences offered to the guests in these cottages. Points of interest nearby include Sernabatim Beach (2 km) and Betalbatim Beach (2 km). Madgaon Railway Station is 6 km and Goa International Airport is 21 km away from Vinson’s Cottages.
Treehouse Nova, Cansaulim
Treehouse Nova (Image: Tripadvisor)
Treehouse Nova is a cluster of serviced apartments located in the village of Cansaulim in South Goa. The resort puts the best of Cansaulim at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable. The property offers guests an array of room amenities, including a flat-screen TV, a kitchenette, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free WiFi is available. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.
Blue Lagoon Resort, Palolem
Blue Lagoon Resort, Palolem (Image: Tripadvisor)
This is a beachfront property located on the Palolem beach in south Goa. It is a nice and calm place to unwind and relax. Rooms are decent enough and washrooms are nice and clean. They have a nice restaurant which offers a wide variety of food. Being a beachfront property, they offer a nice range of seafood dishes. They also have a well-stocked bar that offers a variety of cocktails, mocktails, liquors, gins and other spirits.
The Rainbow’s End, Majorda
The Rainbow’s End, Majorda (Image: TripAdvisor)
The Rainbow’s End is a beautiful guest house nestled in the heart of Majorda in South Goa. If you are looking for a quiet exclusive yet affordable place to stay and holiday in Goa, this is one very good option. The property is located in the quiet and peaceful village of Majorda in South Goa. It is located very close to the airport and the Majorda railway station. The hosts are one of the nicest couples you will ever meet and you won’t feel like you are away from home at any point in time. The wooden rooms are cosy and clean and you will enjoy every moment of your stay. The resort has its beach shack (Barefoot). You can laze around on the Majorda beach all day long, whilst enjoying an intermittent swim in the sea.
Cupid’s Heaven – Agonda Beach Resort
Cupid’s Heaven – Agonda Beach Resort (Image: Tripadvisor)
Cupid’s Heaven – Agonda Beach Resort puts the best of Agonda at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable. The resort is located just a few meters from the shores of Agonda Beach in South Goa.
The rooms at the resort are air-conditioned and have free Wi-Fi. In addition, guests have access to a 24-hour front desk, beach chairs, and currency exchange. You can also enjoy an on-site restaurant. Free parking is available for all guests at Cupid’s Heaven Beach Resort.
Travellers looking to enjoy some falafel can head to Agonda White Sand Restaurant. Otherwise, you may want to check out a Chinese restaurant such as Agonda Sunset, Moonlight Agonda, or Fatima Bar and Restaurant. During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Rock Formations and Augustine Studio and Gallery, which are all within walking distance of the hotel.
La Rocha, Colomb
La Rocha (Image: Tripadvisor)
La Rocha, set alongside the tranquil waters of Colomb Bay in Canacona, is a little travellers’ resort with 4 basic, but comfortable eco-huts with all necessary amenities. They have nice simple rooms which are clean, tidy and comfortable. You open your front door and you have a peaceful sea view. You can watch the birds in a private location. This is off the main walkway between two beaches. If you walk one way you can be on a very quiet, yoga type of beach and if you walk the other way you have more nightlife going on.
On either side of the little bay, there are rocks which means you don’t have people walking past. The only visitors are the odd cow that strolls in and a few chickens. There is a lovely bar just a few steps away which serves fantastic food and has the occasional entertainment which is fabulous. There are only 4 small bungalows so it feels very relaxing.
Cressida Cyrus, Palolem
Cressida Cyrus Resort (Image: TripAdvisor)
Lastly, on the list of top budget hotels in South Goa is Cressida. This is a beautiful green place to stay just 100 metres away from the beach. The huts are nice and clean, with all facilities like air-conditioning, hot water etc. They provide clean linens and towels too. Wi-fi is good and the staff are helpful too. The hammock and swinging chairs are added features. There are no facilities to eat or drink in the cottages, but it is surrounded by all good cafes and restaurants. It’s reasonably priced and is highly recommended for people who love staying around nature with limited facilities.
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, book your tickets and head down to one of these amazing budget-friendly hotels to experience the tranquillity and serenity of South Goa. Make your bookings now!