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Happy Panda - Hostel

Querim Arambol Road, Arambol , Goa, India
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: 01:30 PM - 11:00 PM , Checkout: 10:30 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 and some at an apartment across the road from the hostel. 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.

Check Availability

Thu 23 Aug 2018 - Sun 26 Aug 2018 Change
Selling out fast!

Room Summary

Thu 23rd August 2018 - Sun 26th August 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Aug 2018
    I stayed at this hostel for just one night but I had an amazing time! The hosts were very welcoming. Definitely a great place to meet new people. The facilities were really good. The rooms were clean and comfortable. And even after check out you can leave your stuff and hang around in the common area which is great!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Aug 2018
    We loved happy panda! Really fun, lovely atmosphere even in off-season. The owners were incredibly welcoming and helpful. Cheap, comfy beds, plenty of toilets, a great kitchen AND the great doggo Happy.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Jul 2018
    Serene surroundings, best host, nearest to the beach, travel arrangement done easily, value for money, in-house beer, clean & secure, a friendly neighbourhood dog and in short just the best place to stay in Arambol!!
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    21 Jul 2018
    If seeking a nice laid back hostel with all around good vibes happy panda is definitely for you; everything from the location to the staff are wonderfully chilled. The walls are adorned with awesome artwork left by guests some of which is uv paint which blue lights in the common area can illuminate. Awesome location, awesome place, awesome staff, awesome people; if you want a more in-depth review check out my trip advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.in/members/AUserNameAvailable
    England, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

1. No cancellation.
2. Checkin: 2 PM, Checkout: 10AM.
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:

No cancellation
Non-refundable


A link for payment would be sent for long stays (3 days or more) / peak period / group bookings requesting for payment of the balance amount in advance.

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.

Policies:

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

3. Groups of more than 4 people, please call before booking. We do not allow groups of more than 4 people without prior confirmation from reception.

4. No Cancellation mate.

5. No International credit cards accepted.

6. Our frontdesk is open from 8 AM to 10 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.


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