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Prison Hostel Reviews

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

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91%

Rating
41 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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100%

Awesome place to stay and meet fellow travelers


91%

Thank you, great stay


100%

the only place in Anjuna you should be staying. place gets particularly rocking from thurs-sun. so many restaurants/bars all within walking distance. staff is there to help book scooters/bikes, rooms are cleaned daily, and beer is always readily available.


91%

A really fun stay, great location and full of solo travelers so you never fell on your own. Can't wait to go back and stay here love Goa and the prison


89%

Stay here for an awesome time!!


100%

This place is the best. Its loads of fun. Really a great atmosphere.


74%

free breakfast, 15min walk to the beach. Good food at la franza across the road and german bakery 10 min away. They do laundry but NOTE that they dont dry it, you have to do that yourself....


77%

Security could be stepped up a bit. There were lockers in the rooms, but my suitcase was too big to fit and I did get a bit worried about someone just coming in (as there was no lock/passcode on the front gate, as well as no locks on the doors), and slash my suitcase as I have seen done in hostels in the past. Also, a more lively bar/outside area would be cool. Also maybe more info on booking day trips etc. Oh and some dishwashing liquid in the kitchen......I never ate breakfast there again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Our lockers have been designed with a backpack in mind and so each bed comes equipped with a 3ft x 2.5ft x 1.5ft locker which can easily fit a huge backpack and more. As mentioned in our description, we deliberately don't sell any tours inside the hostel because there's enough of that on the outside. Additionally, our staff wash up after (the free) breakfast so you never have to worry about dishsoap..

91%

Prison hostel was an awesome experience! We stayed over Xmas 2013 and had a great time; brilliant staff and equally brilliant people that we met at the hostel, topped off by the Xmas dinner that we shared with everyone on Xmas day. Massive thanks to Jason and Babul for a great stay!


94%

Great hostel, great concept, nice staff for the most part. Just one thing: get a good wifi!


100%

THIS PLACE IS THE BEST HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE EVERY DAY AT THE PRISON HOSTEL SO MUCH FUN SO MANY GREAT PEOPLE FANTASTIC LOCATION CHEAP SCOOTER HIRE EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT FROM A HOSTEL YOU WILL FIND HERE THANK YOU JASON AND THE TEAM LOVE YOU LONG TIME


89%

Excelent stay, nice staff and best place to get to know crazy party people in goa!


57%

We had a double deluxe room at the prison hostel. I expected it to be basic but was surprised at just how basic and grubby it was. The pillow cases and sheets were dirty. There were squashed mosquitoes (2)on the walls, the bathroom had sand in the corner and had obviously not been cleaned since the previous occupants left. There was loud music and taking/ shouting from the other residents well into the early hours of every morning. This is a nice concept poorly executed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
hi guys...sorry to hear that you did not have a satisfactory experience. all our rooms are cleaned before new check-ins (perhaps a bit too hastily in this case). thank you for your feedback and we will fix this. as for the atmosphere, we make no apologies for being a young active hostel and most people come to prison hostel to meet exciting people and to have a great time.

97%

Had one of the best hostel stays of my life here, 2 days became 7. It's all about Jason and a wonder place he has created in Goa, genius. If you want to party definitely become a prisoner!!!


97%

Great additional hostel in anjuna, much needed lively place with excellent facilities. Thanks jason!


86%

Amazing hostel, best atmosphere. It's great to meet people if you are a solo traveler. The hostel is a bit of a walk from the beach but not too far. Only negatives 1: No use of the washing machine, I asked as I had my own powder but it was only for use by the staff when you pay them to do it. 2: Had a heated argument with the security guard one night telling us we could not use the common area (you can). The owner apologized for the mix-up the next day. I Highly Recommend this hostel


83%

Prison is a lot of fun, not really the place to meditate but great for access to party and restaurant areas in Anjuna. There is a great atmosphere, it is clean and it's great that you can request any type of eggs for brekkie! A nice chill area where some great times were had, ideal for someone/ a group that want to be near the beach, parties, shops and market.


89%

Good hostel with friendly staff, clean rooms and great atmosphere!


89%

awesome place to stay. Staff was very friendly. The rooms were tidy and arrangements were above my expectations. It is a value for money hostel only that the facilities are quite good.

  • 10th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Loved the hostel, very clean and friendly staff. Would stay there again

  • 28th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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