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Hostels in Goa - Part I

North Goa

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Goa has evolved as a destination and over the years, it has come to embrace all kinds of travellers and tourists. Home to several backpacker accommodations across the state, expect weekly live music, bar games, parties, flea markets, and more to keep you entertained. Find a like-minded community of solo travellers, backpackers, artists, musicians, digital nomads all passing through to experience the place from a different perspective. Here's presenting What's up Goa! picks of Hostels In Goa - Part 1. (cover image credit Pappi Chulo, Vagator)


Situated on the main road in Arambol, Happy Panda offers 6-bed and 8-bed mixed dormitories with bunk beds, and tents. Part of the property is an artist's den, where you are free to create any form of art that suits your fancy.

WOKE, Morjim

Woke is a boutique hostel in Morjim, offering accommodation in 4-bed, 6-bed, and 8-bed dormitories, and private double rooms, all with attached balconies. Enjoy the sun go down from the lounge areas and the terrace. Also on premises is a large pool next to a garden dotted by daybeds, and a bistro lounge for food, drinks, and music!

JUNGLE by thehostelcrowd, Vagator

Jungle by thehostelcrowd is an old Portuguese house redesigned as a cozy hostel nestled amid a tree-covered property in Vagator. Sleep in 4-bed, 7-bed, and 8-bed female and mixed dormitaries. Also, private and air-conditioned rooms are housed in a neighboring property.


Pappi Chulo is a vibrant hostel spread across two adjacent properties in the bylanes of Vagator. Stay in 6-bed to 10-bed mixed and female dormitories, and private rooms. Be part of the crazy vibe fueled by music and drinks in a central garden with a buzzing tiki bar!


Wishing Well is a charming hostel set in a villa amid a manicured garden with coconut palms and banana trees in Anjuna. Accommodation options include 8-bed dormitories and private double bedrooms, and large groups can rent the entire villa.


Yuppi Hippi is a female-only hostel boasting a beachfront location on the shores of Anjuna. Sleep in a colorful old Goan house amid lush gardens under the canopy of coconut palms, and enjoy the sunset from the comfort of your room or a hammock!

XOXO by TITO'S, Anjuna

XOXO by Tito's is a hostel space within an expansive property that features a restaurant, bar, and event venue, in the heart of Anjuna. Sleep in chalet-style accommodation quarters on wooden decks surrounded by trees, all overlooking a swimming pool and garden.


  • Backpacking
  • Solo travel
  • Socializing
  • Like-minded community

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