As opposed to the northern part of Goa, which is always bustling with crowded beaches, late-night parties, EDM festivals and other mega 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. There are several hotels, resorts and other lodging facilities in South Goa which offer tourists a nice and clean place to stay at during their holiday in Goa. One among these various lodging options is the category of guest houses. These budget-friendly properties cater to those tourists who are unable to afford accommodation in expensive hotels and resorts. They offer the bare basics, like clean rooms with attached bathrooms and a few other amenities like TV, DTH connection, Wi-Fi internet and breakfast. No other lavish amenities and services are provided, the way it is done in starred hotels and resorts. For those who are planning a vacation in South Goa anytime soon and have a small budget, here is a list of top guest houses in South Goa that promise to offer you decent accommodation without burning a hole in your pocket.
Leon’s Hide-Out Guest House, Bogmalo
First on our list of the top guest houses in South Goa is Leon’s HideOut. It is a nice low-budget property, located just 10 minutes away from Goa International Airport. It is run by a family who are very kind and friendly. It offers clean, air-conditioned rooms that are very spacious and well maintained. All the rooms have a balcony where guests can sit and enjoy the beautiful view of the pristine Bogmalo Beach. All the rooms of the guesthouse are equipped with amenities like a refrigerator, a wardrobe, a TV set, a UPS, etc. The gorgeous Bogmalo Beach is about 15 meters away from the guest house. You just need to cross the street in front of the property to get to the beach. The guesthouse does not offer any facilities for dining. However, there are several restaurants and cafes located just a few minutes walking distance from the property where guests can have their daily meals.
My Friend’s Place Guest House, Agonda
Next on our list of top guesthouses in South Goa to stay at is a property known as “My Friend’s Place”. This is a cozy and budget-friendly guesthouse located just a few metres away from Agonda beach. The property features 5 beautifully appointed double-bed rooms. All the rooms at the guesthouse have a balcony that offers a beautiful view of the lush green garden surrounding the property. The rooms have an attached bathroom equipped with a shower, cotton towels and other necessary bathroom amenities. Guests can enjoy surfing the net using the high-speed Wi-Fi available at the guesthouse.
The property has a multi-cuisine restaurant on site that offers Goan, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Italian and Russian cuisine. The owners and the staff of the property are very friendly and are always ready to assist you with anything that you may be in need of.
Alba Rooms, Palolem
Next on our list of the top guest houses in South Goa is a property known as Alba Rooms. This guest house is located at a prime spot on the main Palolem Beach Road. Palolem beach is just 50 metres away from the property. All the rooms at the guesthouse have a comfortable bed, a cupboard, a fridge and a clean bathroom with a shower. Other amenities offered at the property include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, a gift shop, and a convenience store.
The owner of this place maintains the property very well and is very helpful. There are many restaurants and shacks located close to the guesthouse, where guests can go to have their daily meals. Popular places include Magic Italy Pizzeria and Canteen by Crystal Goa.
Cupid’s Heaven, Agonda
And last on our list of the top guest houses in South Goa is Cupid’s Heaven. This is a sea-facing guesthouse located on the golden sands of the gorgeous Agonda beach in South Goa. The property offers 20 air-conditioned rooms which are very spacious and well-appointed. All rooms are provided with facilities like 24 hours hot and cold water, room service, STD and ISD calling and Wi-Fi internet access.
Cupid’s Heaven has its very own on-site bar and restaurant called “Heaven 7”, situated right on the beach. The restaurant provides a variety of meals from breakfast through dinner. It is a multi-cuisine beach restaurant that offers Goan, Indian, Tandoori, Chinese and Continental dishes. It has an ‘a la carte’ set of choices to suit every tourist’s individual taste and liking.
The restaurant is very clean and hygienic. Some of the items that are offered at the restaurant include English, Continental and American breakfast platters, tea, coffee, juices, wines, Cocktails, Mocktails and other alcoholic beverages. The restaurant is famous for its grilled and roasted steaks made with tuna fish, beef, pork, turkey or chicken. They are also famous for their mouth-watering seafood dishes.
With this, we conclude our list of the top guesthouses in South Goa. So now that you know that a vacation in Goa is possible, even on a shoestring budget, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, book your tickets and head down to one of these amazing budget-friendly guest houses to experience the tranquillity and serenity of South Goa without burning a hole in your pocket. Hurry! Make your bookings now!