As the saying goes, “You do not need magic to disappear; all you need is a destination and a great hostel.” Backpacking teaches you a lot! Be it while traveling or meeting different people. And that’s just about what we love. We at ItsGoa have put together a list of some of the top Backpacking hostels in Goa for all you crazy travelers.
Pappi Chulo: Pappi Chulo is a backpacker’s paradise. It is situated on top of the Little Vagator cliff, about a one minute walk from Ozran beach. It is in the vicinity of the famous 9 Bar restaurant. The hostel has a big garden, a projector for movie nights, speakers for music lovers, a Play-station for those travelling gamers and a few musical instruments to keep your entertained through the night. The outside jungle shower gives you an experience of a lifetime. The common area allows you to cook meals however there’s a small café for the lazy ones.
Zostel Goa: Located on the Calangute beach, Zostel Goa’s facilities are beyond just bed and breakfast. The place is big enough to house about 50 guests. The common room is a great area to bond with fellow travelers and share knowledge and experiences of one and other, play games and create a feeling of togetherness. Spend your days here gazing at the stars outside while listening to the sound of crashing waves.
Bricks & Bamboo: Having nice polite staff is a blessing in disguise for both the owner and the traveler and that’s what Bricks & Bamboo are about. Just a 5 minute walk from Anjuna beach is Bricks & Bamboo. With neat beds and breakfast, what more could a backpacker ask for? The plus point of the place is they have a café which serve decent burgers!
“You do not need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination and a great hostel.” Not convinced yet?
Backpacker Panda: Backpacker Panda is a hostel that has revolutionized backpacking in Goa. Located in Anna Vaddo-Candolim, It is just a 2 minute walk from the beach. Facilities available include a 24 hour front desk for the convenience of guests, free WIFI access, a games room and a tour desk. The common room weaves travelers into a single place where they can embark on a journey of travel stories.
Bollywood Backyard Hostel: Staying at the Bollywood Backyard Hostel is sure to gain you knowledge about the larger than life film industry in India. It is situated in Anjuna and surrounded with lush green fields. The hostel provides deluxe rooms and comfortable dorms with free WIFI and breakfast. The common room is a place where guests can watch movies, learn dancing and be a part of interesting and interactive workshops.
So which one of these are you going to be staying in next? Have you stayed in any of the hostels in Goa? Tell us about your experience.