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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Happy Panda Hostel Arambol

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

People don't come here for facilities or because it has the best of every checklist that you can find while thinking of hostels. They do because they want to meet nice people, they like the warmth of a home, they want friendly people who genuinely take care of them.

We do have all the essentials (and more) of a good hostel. But do not choose us if you evaluate a hostel based on its facilities rather than vibes or people.

— Good vibes because this is not a business for us. It’s our home where we meet so many travellers

— Cleanliness is super important for us

— 10 minute walk from the beach. Arambol drum circle, sweet water lake, banyan tree, mountain view, surfing, awesome vegan restaurants, village flea market, hippie parties (that you won’t find on TripAdvisor or anywhere else) - all close to us

— Wi-Fi that actually works. Our friends need to Skype with their dear ones back home. We understand

— Some more good vibes from the universe

— Neon room for partying at night

— Bluetooth Jukebox - play your own music

— Good vibes because of awesome people like you

— Outdoor seating under mango trees

— Bar (cheap drinks) and loads of party nights and chatting about the meaning of life with fellow travellers

— Community kitchen with hot plate, oven, refrigerator and utensils at your disposal

— Good vibes because every one who has stayed with us till date has become our friend. Check our reviews, you will know

— Guitar and Djembe for our musician friends

— CCTV cameras, trunks lockers - to protect everything that’s in your backpack. Valuable memories, they are after all

— Occasional campfire

— Did you see our bookshelf? It’s loaded

Our guests are more like friends. This place is a home for travellers. We don’t like commercial hostels with managers and plastic smiles. This is our home and we welcome all travellers to stay with us.

It's the first hostel in Arambol area. Meet fellow travelers and chill out in a beautiful place.

--- About Us
While taking a break from running the crazy rat race in the bustling metropolis of Pune, two peace seekers discovered a beautiful house in the serene lanes of Goa. Epiphany struck, and their dream of setting up a haven for explorers, travelers, and most importantly, those who seek happiness, was realized in the form of ‘Happy Panda Hostel’.
We at Happy Panda welcome everyone, regardless of the nationality, race, gender, orientations, or beliefs. In fact, we love diversity, and feel that it is one of the most important things for our growth. And that is what we offer to everyone who comes here – an opportunity to meet people from all walks, nooks, and crannies of the world, and learn from each other. All of this while chilling in the comfy beds and bean bags and mattresses, with beers and feni, and enjoying beautiful weather of Goa, of course.

We welcome you to our haven of peace.

We welcome you to Panda Land.

Come as you are.

--- The story behind our name ‘Happy Panda’
Giant Pandas enjoyed a mythical status in the western countries ever since reports of the first sightings began to make their way to Europe, and then America. And when the first panda ‘Su Lin’ made its way to America along with American explorer Ruth Harkness, it was ‘panda-monium’! Ever since then, the love of the westerners for these cuddly animals has only grown. They have even been used by the Chinese government in a diplomatic policy known as ‘Panda Diplomacy’ where they have gifted pandas to various zoos across the world to improve their relations around the globe.
But what struck a chord with us was the other, relatively less glamorous, but equally enamoring side of these fur-balls – their day that comprises of an endless cycle of 6 hours of sleep and 6 hours of eating! Their simple, peaceful life, and a nirvana-like existence which is one of the most unique phenomenon in the animal kingdom inspires us in our pursuit to offer a lifestyle to our guests that is unique, peaceful, and full of happiness, or as we like to call it, the panda life.

We just provide following facilities. Hostelworld has a bug that resets facilities tab. Please consider the facilities given in description below:

Free WiFi Free Internet Access

Common Room Breakfast Not Included Cooker Kettle Microwave Fridge/Freezer Ceiling Fan

Internet Access Bicycle Hire Luggage Storage Reception Housekeeping

Bar Cafe Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

Board Games

No cancellation

--- In case of a 'No Show', full amount of the booking will be charged since all bookings are non-cancellable and non-refundable.

-------- TENTS ----------

Tents are meant for emergency/cheap accommodation only. They are in our backyard of the hostel under the palms trees. We provide comfy mattresses, pillow, bedsheet and blanket in the tents.

There are no lockers in the tent. You can however lock the tent themselves. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2020
    No doubt one of best hostels I’ve ever stayed at, very social and the owners are awesome. Only booked in for 1 night originally but ended up staying for weeks and I’ll be going back for sure
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2020
    Simply Amazing I have just booked 3 nights initially but hostel great vibes don’t let me go to somewhere else. It’s a really Happy Panda feeling I got & Goa’s best beach is just 5 minutes walk. For me it’s a great stay I had a great time there, met amazing wonderful travellers across the world & Hostel owners Kartik & Saurabh are really wonderful guys of great welcoming nature & they have a great food. Overall as a Solo Traveller what vibes actually I am looking I get 100% here.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Feb 2020
    Damn. Its really hard to beat this hostel. I have 0 issues. The hosts are amazing. The people this hostel attracts are amazing. The food is amazing. Beds are comfy. The chilling area is a great place to meet people. The location is walking distance from everywhere cool in the area. I seriously look forward to coming back. Bravo to the crew at Happy Panda, yall have something really special.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2020
    10/10 place! Sourab and Kartik (Vikram) are awesome, funny and super welcoming. The hostel is really good vibes and a good location to explore the beach, the market and nearby other beaches. Everyone here is really nice, lots of solo travellers looking to make other friends as well! Would come back for sure!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    Where should I start “Happy Panda” is not just a hostel for me it became a home. Their hospitality, kindness and warmth was exactly what I needed – you know the feeling when you are traveling for a while and at one point you just feel like you need to be home. You just want to hang out and feel comfortable – you are sick off moving around and changing places then this is the place to be – amazing food, kind people, warm showers, cozy atmosphere, quite yoga spot, great location.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Mar 2020
    Where to start man! Let's start with the guy that runs this place. Kartik, He is the most helpful and friendly guy i've ever met in any hostels. He is an amazing host. Chill atmosphere - A perfect place to make new friends, Gives that hostel feeling. The bunkbeds were very clean and comfortable. The bathrooms were super clean with hot water. In short, best place i have ever stayed. Thank you so much guys, you made my Holi Special.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Mar 2020
    Probably the best place i have ever stayed in Goa. The owners are super chilled out and helpful, the rooms and facilities are generally clean and well managed. The beer is well stocked and food is tasty. It is great value for money, I met some great person here. I'll be back surely.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Mar 2020
    Best hostel I've ever visited. The staff are amazingly welcoming and great hosts. Dorm rooms are clean with hot showers in the hostel. The food was really tasty, and really reasonably priced. Social events organised by the team are a really good fun, and there is a well stocked fridge of cheap beer and drinks. Would recommend to anyone visiting Arambol.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Feb 2020
    A really a happy place to be at! And best suited to a place like arambol! Where you can feel calm! And the owners are also very nice! Have some interesting small games to interact with other travellers! Will plan to visit it again! :)
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Feb 2020
    This hostel is amazing! It came recommended by a friend and I was hesitant based on location from the beach, however I LOVED it and kept extending. Great food and overall vibe. It’s good if you want to meet people, great also if you want to chill. The guys are so lovely and go out of their way to be helpful - my airport taxi didn’t show up at 2am and they managed to contact their driver and I eventually made it but would have been screwed otherwise! Thankyou HP - hopefully I’ll be back one day x
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi