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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."

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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, big lockers - to protect everything that's in your backpack. Valuable memories, they are after all

— Occasional campfire

Our guests are more 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.

--- 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 9.6

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2022
    This was one of my best trips in years and a major part of that was this place the hostel is clean, safe and fun the owners are very cool very helpful and soooo very fun they helped us a lot will totally recommend any one going to GOA!!!!!!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Jan 2022
    When I booked my flight to Goa, the only thing certain in my mind was that I wanted to stay in this hostel, Happy Panda Arambol. They are the highest rated hostel in Goa. The only thing better than the amazingly wonderful hosts here, Sourabh and Kartik, and the vibe of this place, is the cleanliness. It’s impeccable! I loved my stay here and would definitely come back! To everyone planning to travel to Goa, especially female solo travelers, do yourself a favour and come stay here!
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2022
    Best hostel in north goa.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Dec 2021
    As a Solo Indian Female Traveller, finding the right place to stay that offers security and safety is a priority. If you are travelling to Goa, and planning to Stay in Arambol, this is the Place for you!! The Hosts Saurabh & Kartik made us feel like it was a Home away from Home. And it truly was ! Amazingly Clean, Hygienic & Good Vibes only. Highly Recommended !! Amazing Stay 10/10 !
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2021
    An amazing place to stay at .. Super nice people with a very warm and welcoming environment, makes you not want to leave. If I can be so bold, it's the best hostel to stay at in Goa. Can't wait to go back.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Dec 2021
    Happy Panda Hostel made my first hostel experience freaking amazing. Our hosts Kartik and Saurabh were like brothers to me and their recommendations made my trip awesome. The hostel is very clean and hygienic but its the vibe that makes the homerun. The friends I made and the bonds I shared with other fellow travellers will always be the highlight of this trip. An advice to my fellow travellers, spend some time at the hostel and soak in the vibe. Thankyou guys! Until we meet again❤️
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.7


    27 Dec 2021
    What a wonderful place to spend a few days of vacation time! Kartik and Saurabh both are great guys and it feels like a big happy family. Location is great as it is close to the beach and the place was neat and clean. Absolutely loved my 5 night stay here, and met some amazing people during this time. This is a gem of a place and if you are planning to stay in Aarambol, you should give the Happy Panda folks a serious thought. Hope to be back soon and this beautiful place.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Dec 2021
    The hosts are awesome! They are so welcoming and help you figure out on where you can have good time. The WiFi, lockers and other facilities are great! The location is convenient to visit every place around Arambol. Had a great time and hope you will too!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    23 Dec 2021
    My experience here has definitely been a very pleasant one. For starters, the hosts are really friendly and give you good suggestions about things to do in Goa. Cleanliness is well taken care of and the vibe is definitely amazing. They make sure the guests feel at home and comfortable. This place would want you to keep coming back!!
    India, Male, 18-24
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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 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