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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 7 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 and only 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.


***Property Policies & Conditions:

1. No cancellation.
2. Checkin: 01:00 PM - 11:00 PM , Checkout: 11:00 AM.
3. Keep your worries outside. Only happy souls allowed.
4. Please do not disturb others' happiness.
5. 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

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

SERVICES
Internet Access Bicycle Hire Luggage Storage Reception Housekeeping

FOOD & DRINK
Bar Cafe Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

ENTERTAINMENT
Board Games

No cancellation
Non-refundable

--- 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 9.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Jan 2020
    Really friendly hostel and very easy to meet people. Guys running the hostel are really nice and give you great advice. A/C rooms are really good to escape the heat.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Jan 2020
    Without a doubt, One of the best hostels in goa if not the best. Happy panda checks out everything you need out of fabulous stay; Cleanliness, Pricing, Facilities, Safety, Superb Hosts, Ambiance & Vibe and to add on they probably serve the best food in Arambol. Hosts Kartik and sourav will leave no stone unturned to provide you with best of what hostel and goa has to offer, be it parties, guidance to local tourist spots everything. Hands down best place for Solo travellers.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Jan 2020
    Very nice and relaxed hostel, the owners are great, very nice people and up to the help always! Good vibes :)
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Jan 2020
    One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed at! Amazing owners/ staff who have thought of every little detail to make your stay easy and comfortable. Always a good atmosphere, amazing food, perfect for solo travellers! Nothing bad to say about Happy Panda :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Jan 2020
    Best hostel I've stayed at in a long time - the owners are so hospitable, and ensure that the space is always abuzz with positive energy. The hostel is clean, well laid out, and has lockers and keys for all guests! Their restaurant is also delicious, so if you're ever feeling like eating in, you can enjoy really excellent food! Can't wait to be back to Happy Panda, thank you again for the excellent stay!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Jan 2020
    Highly recommend for people who travel solo.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Jan 2020
    Kartik and sirob are the boys. They keep a very happy vibe for everyone and can help you sort taxis, scooter rentals, laundry and where to party. The menu is varied and a reasonable price. Meals are of high quality and come routinely in 20 minutes or so as are prepared freshly. The beds are comfortable and I never saw, felt or heard a mosquito inside. You get a locker key and a plug adapter included as part of the room. This place attracts very lovely and fun people.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Jan 2020
    Kartik and Saurabh the two guys make the stay in hostel beautiful for everyone. Wish the incredible and hard working duo best in life.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Jan 2020
    Great hostel. The guys who run this, Kartik and Saurab, couldn’t be nicer. Good location a few minute walk from the beach, food available to order at the kitchen and help planning travel arrangements from the owners. Very homey feel to this place that makes it hard to leave.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    08 Jan 2020
    The place is very well managed by Kartik and Saurabh. The food is good and the dorms are clean. The location is very good; close to the market and the beach. One place which has some scope of improvement is the addition of some games like a TT/Foosball table outside and some other games like jenga/pictionary/dartboard etc. This could really help with better interaction among backpackers and solo travellers. Overall I had a really good experience.
    India, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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