What are the Best Hostels in South Goa?

Goa is a prominent hippie-centric tourist destination in India. Many travellers visit this one-of-a-kind place every year. Goa will not disappoint you, be it a long weekend getaway or a full-fledged vacation. While North Goa is the most crowded- visited place, its sister, South Goa, is a quaint, quiet little retreat. If you ask me which one is better, I would say South Goa! Although North Goa has its own perks, I prefer quieter and calmer places. Because let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than a lesser-crowded beach where you can be in peace!

If you are looking for a decent, budget-friendly hostel in South Goa, this blog will make your life easier. I have been to South Goa multiple times on solo trips, and most of these recommendations are tried and tested. These South Goa hostels for solo travellers are perfect as they are not too heavy on the pocket and safe. So, keep on reading to know more!

1. BunkNBrew, Palolem

Surrounded by nature, BunkNBrew is among the top hostels for solo female travellers in South Goa. It is done in quirky colours, and the interiors are simple yet classy. Apart from this, the rooms are spacious, with comfortable beds, basic amenities, and services. You also get access to a shared lounge, garden, and sun terrace. If you are looking for a home away from home, definitely check out BunkNBrew on your next visit to South Goa!

Approximate price for one night: 600 INR (7.69 USD)

2. The Lost Hostel, Palolem

Located at a very short distance of about 400 metres from the famous Palolem, The Lost Hostel is perfect for backpackers. It is the perfect place for safe yet affordable accommodation in South Goa. The hostel comes with an incredible bar, a fine-dining restaurant, a shared kitchen space, and a shared lounge, among other facilities. As for the rooms, you can be sure of having a sound slumber. They have a safety deposit box, a private bathroom, and a shower! 

Approximate price for one night: 700 INR (9 USD)

3. Whoopers Hostel, Palolem

Searching for a beach hostel in South Goa? Then check out Whoopers Hostel in Palolem. It is budget-friendly, safe, and offers easy connectivity to many tourist attractions and travel hubs in town. The hostel has a quirky architecture with vibrant colours. Apart from the façade, the dining space differs from what you would normally see at other hostels. The best part about the hostel is its unique bar and café, which attracts many locals and tourists alike. It serves a wide array of lip-smacking dishes and refreshing beverages, perfect for your cravings. When it comes to the rooms, you cannot go wrong with this hostel. It features cosy rooms with modern amenities perfect for kicking back and relaxing after a long day!

Approximate price for one night: 750 INR (9.61 USD)

4. Monkey Mind Hostel, Margao

Equipped with some modern amenities and facilities, Monkey Mind Hostel is the ideal choice for solo travellers and backpackers. The best part about the hostel is its American breakfast spread, sure to tickle your taste buds. If you decide to rent a car in South Goa, this hostel is perfect for you. They provide free parking spaces as well. Additionally, the rooms are adorned with classy interiors and modern décor and come with comfortable bedding for a restful sleep. This hostel is situated in a quiet and serene place and is ideal for solo female travellers.

Approximate price for one night: 787 INR (10.10 USD)

5. De Lavender Hostel, Agonda

Staying in the famous Agonda area of South Goa? Then definitely check out De Lavender Hostel. It is perfectly placed at a short distance from Agonda Beach. It will take you not more than 10 minutes to walk to the beach from the hostel. Apart from that, the plus point of this hostel is that some of the rooms offer gorgeous views of the sea. The rooms are perfect as they are spacious and feature an elegant range of amenities such as a security deposit box, a private bathroom, a closet, and a seating area. Some of the rooms also have a private balcony, serving as the ideal place to sit back and relax after a long day of exploration!

Approximate price for one night: 1050 INR (13.46 USD)

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Well, this brings us to the end of this blog. These are some of my top recommendations for the best affordable hostels in South Goa. Now, you can either spend your entire solo trip in one hostel or move around at your convenience. I suggest you spend a night or two in one hostel and then move to the next closest one to whichever area of South Goa you plan on exploring. This way, you can cut a lot of your transportation costs.

Book your stay well in advance to get amazing discounts.

Remember to keep your belongings safe regardless of where you stay. It is best that you check with the hostel beforehand for a safety locker to store your valuables. Additionally, it would be great if you could research a little about the area before booking your rooms. Make sure you prioritise your safety over other aspects!

If you’re visiting Goa for the first time, you can look into my article on the complete solo travel guide to South Goa.

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To know all the offbeat/hidden locations in Goa, check out my article, Exploring Goa on Solo Travel Journey

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An introverted blogger who is looking to make unforgettable solo travel memories with one short life.

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