Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


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 luxury 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 anywhere else) - all close to us.

- Wi-Fi that actually works . Our friends need to Work and 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, big lockers, Electronic RFID entrance - to protect everything that's in your backpack. Valuable memories, they are after all

- Occasional campfire.

Our guests are like friends. This place is a home for travellers. We are not 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.

Hostel Conditions:


1. No cancellation.
2. Checkin: 01:00 PM, Checkout: 11:00 AM.
3. Keep your worries outside. Only happy souls allowed.
4. Please do not disturb others' happiness.
5.A link for payment would be sent for your reservation requesting for payment of the balance amount in advance. Failure of payment of the same could lead to cancellation of your booking.
6.If you are arriving late in the night, please inform in advance so that we can keep your bed ready and someone can wait for you at reception.
7. Standard 12% G.S.T applicable on all bookings.

1. All guests (including indian citizens) are required to produce their original passports at check-in. We do not accommodate guests without passports. We're all travellers here after all.

2. Maximum Number of people allowed in a group booking is 3 and will be strictly followed at the check-in. Please don't make 2 or more bookings to avoid the policy of Maximum 3 people in a group (Such bookings will be cancelled)

3. No kids under 18, no pets (except if you have a pet Panda) :D

4. Our frontdesk is open from 9 A.M AM to 11 PM. If you are arriving out of this slot, please inform 24 hours in advance.

We take your arrival time (as marked on Hostelworld) very seriously. If you're arriving late, please inform us so that we keep your bed. We try to call / message to verify. But if there is no information or response, we resell the beds after 3-4 hours of arrival time. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2022
    I stayed for a week here and I absolutely loved the vibe, The hosts Karthik and Saurabh are one of the nicest hosts I have ever met on my travels. This place feels like home away from home 10/10 will come again and stay for a longer period ❤️
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 May 2022
    Where do I simply begin: I won’t lie reading the reviews I had high expectations but to my surprise the overall experience turned out to be even better. To start with for any hostel the hosts play an integral role in deciding which direction will your stay experience go, it’s either good or bad there is nothing in between. Hosts - Karthik and Saurabh are so welcoming and passionate about what they do was turns this hostel into a magical place where you come and stay happy but sad while leaving.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 May 2022
    Amazing staff, installations and vibes! When I come back to Arambol, I’ll stay in Happy Panda for sure! It becomes a little family during your stay 😊
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Apr 2022
    Phantastic place, very close to the beach. The owners were very helpful with train bookings and other things....
    Austria, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2022
    Had the time of my life staying at happy panda. Was planning on staying only for a day, but ended up staying for a week. Saurabh and kartik are such amazing hosts, with all their recommendations for hidden beaches, hiking trails and places to eat at. Also met an amazing bunch of fellow travellers. Definitely coming back again.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Mar 2022
    Happy Panda is one of the best hostels i've ever stayed in. Kartik and Sourabh are the sweetest and kindest hosts, they were amazing and made sure my stay was confortable. As a female solo traveler I really appreciate that. The place is just a quick walk away of anything you'd need. Everything was always very clean, rooms were big enough and each of us had a very large locked storage unit, bed was comfy, wifi worked really well and the athmosphere was amazing. Definitely coming back!
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 May 2022
    Beautifully decorated and clean hostel. Super friendly hosts and guests alike. Good vibes, relaxed atmosphere and great location. Would 110% recommend and come back!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Apr 2022
    One of the best hostels you could find in north goa. Amazing staff, both Karthik and Sourabh were the best hosts you could ask for. They will help you with any query you have during your whole trip and often suggests you on what to do and keeps you updated on events happening around the hostel. Really good crowd and your experience gets better if you are a solo traveler. Got nothing to complain about, be it cleanliness or quality of stay or facilities.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Mar 2022
    This was my first time traveling solo and I was quite scared tbh.. but happy panda gave me such a homely and wonderful experience The hosts Karthik and Saurabh are great people who instantly made me feel welcomed and part of the panda family
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    14 Sep 2022
    The owners where super helpful about anything (booking/canceling train tickets, where to eat, which bus to take, etc.)
    Germany, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • 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