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970/1 Anjuna Flea Market Road, Opposite La Franza Restaurant, Goa, India

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76 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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so far away from the beaches/parties/shops/anything. but good to get pissed cheaply and meet some people. the hostel does shut at 1 though so prepare for a walk into trance country


Nice place to stay, especially if your alone and want to meet people. The reception staff were all nice, didn't understand the common room closing at 1 in a 'party hostel' but no major problems.

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thanks for leaving us a review. we're glad you enjoyed how social prison hostel is. we close the common room at 1am so that those who want to sleep aren't disturbed by the noise from the common room. most people who want to party head out to the beach by 11pm anyway. for those who want to chill at the hostel, the outdoor area is open all night long. cheers


Great hostel!


pretty average, reception staff weren't very helpful, too busy playing on their phones and socialising. Kudos to the cleaning lady who seems to do all the work.

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hey there - thanks for the review. we work closely with the local community and all our staff are locals. the cleaner is a champion because she makes all the sins of the previous night disappear every morning. we encourage our receptionists to socialise with the guests and show them around. we agree that its not fun to have someone glued to their phone and will have a chat with everyone about that. safe travels..


Hiren is awesome. He totally made our trip so much more enjoyable. Brings everyone together really well. Knows where all the best parties are and just so much fun. Would definitely go back to Prison.

  • 2nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great atmosphere and good value for money


This is one of the best hostels out there. Staff is really helpful, and the atmosphere is amazing! Definitely stay here.


What a magical place this is. Words sometimes can't do full justice but let's try. Lovely people, lovely staff, lovely management. The two girls that work the desk are like sisters now. The Aunty that makes breakfast for us is like my granny. The security guard is my man. The owner is the nicest coolest guy. You'll meet ppl that will touch ur soul, make family w the staff that ull ride or die for and memories that ull cherish forever. Shouts to Evelyn and Mary ann for being awesome. Ankit out.


I moved here from another hostel on the same road because of the great reviews and it didn't disappoint. Only stayed for 2 nights, wish it could have been longer. A great hostel with a fun theme. Staff were friendly and helpful. The place was clean. Security was good with a code entry door and large cages under bunks for belongings. Free basic breakfast. Good social area and atmosphere for meeting people. A little more expensive than other places near by but worth it for the better experience.


Prison hostel was great. It catered to our every need. The beds were comfy and the rooms were cleaned everyday. Really friendly staff and an awesome atmosphere in the common room of an evening. 15min walk to the beach, good wifi, stocked fridge, easy scooter hire, hot showers


On the whole this hostel was really good, for its quirkiness and fun. However the lock ups are under the bed and you can easily get in them from under the mattress. On numerous occasions peoples stuff went missing during our stay. This put us on edge during our stay and meant we had to carry all valuables with us. We stayed in on two of our nights and woke up to the security guard entering the room and standing in the room. He then went into the bathroom and stayed in their for a while.weird

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hi guys - we're glad you enjoyed the prison theme. the graveyard shift is always a problem since no body in their right mind wants to do that job (pun intended). we have replaced the security guard. thanks again for bringing this to our attention.


We stayed in Prison Hostel for 3 nights recently & really enjoyed our stay! The place itself is nice & spacious with a great communal area to socialize with other travellers & generally just chill out. The staff were helpful, especially Richard who was always there with a smile in the morning, asking what eggs you would like :) Location wise, it's a 15 minute walk to the beach, not bad at all!!


Location is very good. Staff is awesome. They are very helpful with everything. You can even rent a scooter from the hostel The hostel are very cheap and you get a lot for your money. Even breakfast is included. Close to the beach, parties and market. It's the perfect place for backpackers.


It was great, close to beach, lots of cool people, and had snacks and beer on deck. Staff was relaxed and atmosphere was too.

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good places to meet other back packers. Short walk to the beach and bars. Would probably stay here again if I came back to Anjuna


Good place to meet other backpackers and walking distance to the beach. Would probably stay here again if I came back to Anjuna.


Great staff, chill place, close to the beach. Cheap beer too!


Great place to party and meet new people. The staff were great and wanted you to have a good time!

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