Yes its safe to visit Goa now, I reached Goa on 15th August and currently traveling here. However the administrations is very strict on Negative RT PCR which you need to produce at entry points. They also setup antigen test lab at each entry point and conduct test before entry which is chargeable around Rs 250 or Rs 375 depending on which way you entering. Regarding stay option there are multiple budget hostels operating in GOA and almost all are open now a days. I stayed in a hostel at Vagator for 2 days before checking in to a rented room with kitchen as I had to stay little longer. Cost of hostel may vary from Rs 200 to Rs 500 per night stay. If you planning for a longer stay can look for rented private rooms available in range of Rs 6000 to Rs 10000 per month. Check-out my goa pictures on tripoto profile :) if the information is in help an upvote is appriciated :) Thank You
Best time to visit goa is from november to may
as of now tourism is bit slow... best part about rainy season in goa is waterfall and rainy bike rides other things like beach side shacks and beaches are not so good in rainy season. after diwali goa is blast for tourism.
We have visited goa just a week ago, belive me it's best time to visit goa, the environment is soothing and rush is minimal, though waterride and cruise are close
and visit butterfly beach and sinquerium beach without fail, the view is breathtaking ✨