Spend More On Beers, Less On Beds! Hostels Under ₹500 In Goa!

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Photo of Spend More On Beers, Less On Beds! Hostels Under ₹500 In Goa! by Priya Pareek

Holiday season is here and for the lovers of beaches, beauty and bold fun, there cannot be a better place in India than Goa. A forever favourite among youngsters, Goa is known for tropical climate and its rich Portuguese heritage. While there is no dearth of luxury hotels in Goa, recently many budget hotels have also opened. If you are on a strict budget, especially students, here is a list of some of the best hotels in Goa under INR 500.

Photo of That Crazy Hostel, Grande Peddem, Goa, India by Priya Pareek

Located in Anjuna, That Crazy Hostel is a perfect accommodation option for insane party animals. The place offers crazy entertainment and unlimited fun at nominal prices. The hostel has inflatable dip pool, a bar with over 100 cocktails, a bonfire set up, a unique library. What makes this place crazier is its quirky furniture like a wash basin made out of an old scooter or bar stools made out of tyres. Their dorms start from INR 399.

Photo of Back to Basics-the hostel life, morjim. goa, Goa, India by Priya Pareek

The not so basic Back to Basics Hostel in Morjim is perfect option for peace lovers. Away from the crazy madness of party life, B2B is a rather simple hostel made of mats and bamboos. Nature enthusiasts prefer this place for its natural elements. Do not confuse the place to be dull and boring as they have a small café and live music. Best part? It is just 5-minute walk from the Morjim beach. Their rates start at INR 500 upwards.

Photo of OLD QUARTER by thehostelcrowd, Altinho, Panaji, Goa, India by Priya Pareek

Located in the oldest Latin Quarter of Asia called Fontainhas in Panjim, the Old Quarter has a perfect Goan vibe to it. The 200-years-old property is located in an area dotted with quaint and colourful buildings. They have a nice café that is also used as a co-working space so you can also meet fellow travellers and maybe have some good professional conversations as well. Old Quarter has dorms, as well as private rooms. Service provided in the hostel include WiFi, hot water, breakfast and bicycles on rent. Price starts at INR 400 for a bed.

Photo of Aerostel Goa, Calangute, Goa, India by Priya Pareek

Situated in Calangute, Aerostel was started by a Mumbai based girl who moved here with her folks, furniture and fun vibe. The hostel is aptly located in an area that buzzes with activities. There are plenty of cafes, shops, bars and tourist hangouts in the proximity. Activities like terrace movie nights, pub crawls and workshops are organised at the hostel. The charges start at INR 499 for a bunk bed in the 10-bed mixed dorm.

Photo of Woke Hostel, Jiapanshi Down Alley, Yuyang, Yulin, Shaanxi, China by Priya Pareek

Woke Hostel is a Greece-themed hostel in Arpora and offers AC dorms starting at INR 499. The place is clean and well-maintained offering good food and home-like comfort. They offer affordable thalis for lunch and dinner every day. Activities like pub crawls, night food walks, heritage walks, beer brewing trips, flea market tours and other workshops are also organised.

Photo of ImagiNation - Artists' Hostel, Arambol, Arambol, Goa, India by Priya Pareek

If you consider yourself an artist then this hostel in Arambol is perfect accommodation option for you. The place sees musicians, painters, theatre folks, writers and creative peeps so the place feels lively and enchanting. You can behold amazing views of both sunset and sunrise as the hostel is located on an idyllic hill with gorgeous views uninterrupted by any concrete structures. The main though behind setting up the place was to create a close-knit community of artists who can interact and hone their creative pursuits. You can bunk here for as low as INR 200 a night.

Photo of The Lazy Llama Hostel, Gumal Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa, India by Priya Pareek

As the name hints, Lazy Llama is for people who love to have a laid back and relaxed holiday. They have an outdoor kitchen where you can sip coffee or cook for yourself, or you may choose to read in a hammock. To explore the surroundings, you can take the free bikes for a spin. You can have the best and most relaxed afternoon naps here. You can bunk in the dorms here starting at INR 400.

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