Is South Goa Expensive for a Stay?

While expensive may be subjective to every solo female traveller out there, South Goa is among India’s most budget-friendly tourist destinations. On average, you can expect the cost of 3 nights and 4 days stay in South Goa to be around INR 15000, approximately 200 USD. You can expect the cost to go higher depending on the type of hotels and hostels you choose and the restaurants you dine at.

How can you save money on your South Goa solo trip?

Most popular tourist spots in South Goa do not have an entry fee. So, if you are looking for a budget-friendly trip, you can check out these places. On the other hand, certain tourist spots charge you a very minimal entry fee. To save further on your solo trip to South Goa, I suggest you check out local restaurants. Not only are these restaurants light on the pocket, but they are also perfect if you want to try out the authentic, local Goan cuisine. You can even try out the dishes and drinks at the numerous roadside stalls in South Goa. These are quite famous in town and will not burn a hole in your pocket!

Budget-friendly hotels and hostels in South Goa

Apart from these things, the next best way to save money is by staying at budget-friendly hotels and hostels. You can check these accommodation options when you visit South Goa for your next vacation.

Hotel The Treat, Margao

Situated in the centre of the city, Hotel The Treat is among the most budget-friendly hotels in Margao. It is a favourite among both solo and group travellers. This hotel is renowned for its impeccable hospitality and premium facilities that make for a wonderful stay in South Goa. The rooms are spacious and come with ample breathing space. They have been designed with classy interiors and subtle patterns that exude a sense of calmness and tranquillity. The hotel even offers an airport shuttle service, so you do not have to worry about transportation.

Approximate cost per night: INR 1500 (19.20 USD)

Amigo Plaza, Colva

Looking for an excellent beach hotel in South Goa? Then, head to Amigo Plaza, a budget-friendly hotel situated at a short distance of about 500 metres from the famous Colva Beach. The hotel’s best part is that it also comes with an impressive in-house swimming pool. The rooms are elegantly designed and come with comfy beds. If you are renting a car in South Goa and driving up to Amigo Plaza, then you even get parking access at the hotel.

Approximate cost per night: INR 1200 (15.36 USD)

The Sapphire Comfort Hotel, Majorda

The Sapphire Comfort Hotel is among the top hotels in Majorda. It is situated at a short distance of about 22 km from Goa International Airport, perfect for those who wish to travel via air. The hotel houses a spacious in-house multi-cuisine restaurant that serves delectable Goan cuisines, ideal for those looking for good food at reasonable prices. Additionally, the hotel also has an incredible in-house bar that serves some amazing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. As for the rooms, you are in for a treat as the rooms are comfortable and come decked with many state-of-the-art amenities and facilities. 

Approximate cost per night: INR 1400 (17.92 USD)

La Ben Resort, Colva

Another impressive hotel that offers beautiful rooms at affordable prices, La Ben Resort, is my accommodation. It is strategically located in the city and is far from the popular Colva Beach. Quite a few travel hubs and major tourist attractions are also close by. The rooms are equipped with all the necessary amenities and facilities, ensuring a peaceful vacation. The cherry on top is the private balcony with the rooms, which is the perfect spot to unwind and relax after exploring South Goa! There is also parking space available at the hotel.

Approximate cost per night: INR 1200 (15.36 USD)

You can also check out my blog on how to stay safe in Goa on your next solo trip.

Vinsons Cottages, Majorda

Searching for a cute accommodation in South Goa but within budget? Vinsons Cottages is the ideal place to be. These cottages are beautiful and make for a perfect stay for solo female travellers without burning holes in their pockets. The spacious green lawns are one of the many aspects that make these cottages an ideal choice for travellers. The rooms are quite spacious for a solo traveller and offer an ample bed and many other premium amenities and services. The windows open up to the green lawns, perfect to sit near and enjoy your morning coffee or tea! This accommodation is stationed at an approximate distance of 1 km from Colva Beach.

Approximate cost per night: INR 1000 (12.80 USD)

Is South Goa a budget-friendly travel destination for solo female travellers?

is south goa expensive?

After visiting South Goa quite a few times, I can assure you that it is not all that expensive for solo female travellers. You will find a lot of tourist destinations here that come with no entry fee. Additionally, there are many restaurants and eateries where you can enjoy a lovely meal without burning a hole in your pocket!

As far as the stay goes, South Goa has numerous hotels, hostels, and homestays that you can choose from. Most of these offer rooms at reasonable rates. However, if you want a luxurious stay, you can surely check other high-end hotels and accommodations!

You can also look into my ultimate solo travel guide to Goa if it’s your first time in this tropical state. 


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

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