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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located in Panjim, Fontainhas, also known as Goa’s Latin Quarter, is flanked by an ancient creek called Ourem Creek to the east and the Altinho hills with springs to the west-The White Balcão hostel is the perfect stay to soak in the history and architecture of Goa’s culture, while at the same time explore its many hidden cafes, bars and nightclubs.

Housed in a 100 year old heritage property, the interiors of the hostel are so designed to give a feel of an era gone by while enjoying the modern day comforts.

For backpackers and young travelers on a budget The White Balcão is the best option, as it is equipped with all the necessary facilities, plus you get to mingle with other travelers and completely soak yourself in true essence of Goa's Latin Quarter.

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Cancellation policy: 2 days before arrival.
2. Check in from 14:30 to 20:00.
3. Check out before 12:00 noon.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash. Credit card is accepted.
5. Reception working hours 08:00-20:00.
6. Age Restriction:18+.
7. Taxes included.
8. Breakfast included.
9. No pets. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Feb 2022
    Amazing place , the rooms were clear and so were the washrooms. The ambience was great as well. Loved the breakfast too
    India, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2021
    I booked my stay for two days and later extended it for three weeks. The property is beautifully designed, cozy and calm, has good vibes, and feels like home. There is a co-working space decorated with beautiful paintings, inspiring and peaceful. The internet and connectivity are Good. Alessa and Ujwala (manager) both are friendly, helpful, and supportive and maintain the place perfectly. I highly recommend The White Balcao, especially if you are coming on a workcation.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2020
    What a wonderful surprise! My boyfriend and I booked a private room that was more than we could have expected. The space was beautiful, warm and inviting. I would highly recommend it. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the breakfast included they made was absolutely delicious!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Feb 2020
    This is the most beautiful hostel property I ever stayed in. Located in the heart of South Goa and is surrounded by the beautiful and colorful Heritage monuments. Panjim bus stand is just 1,7kms from this place. There are many good clubs and restaurants nearby. The staff here is really amazing and very friendly. The cafe and the common area are beautifully decorated, every single thing in this hostel is beautiful and I loved the detailing. 4bed AC Dorm was super neat and clean.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    25 Jan 2020
    Good service and good staff
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    05 Feb 2020
    If you are staying in Panaji, this is the place to be.Everything is just on point. Free breakfast is plus point.Its kinda of a premium hostel.Loved my stay Will visit again and recommend to everyone.
    India, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Feb 2020
    I only stayed here one day out of the 8 days i had booked, regardless the hostel is amazing. First off, the place is so clean! The vibe is real mellow, like you are staying in a coffee shop/cafe. This place probably had the nicest room i have had in india. A lil pricey, but worth it if u need it. The reason i left is because i was in Goa to party, and this isnt a hostel with that energy and vibe, Not their fault, it was mine for not researching enough. Its not even near the party areas
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Jan 2022
    It was a pleasant stay. Helpful staff.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    01 Jun 2022
    Don't go for the dorm on the ground floor. No ventilation, No air conditioning. SUFFOCATING! No parking in the premises. No speaking on phone outside the property. ( Apparently the neighbors are snarky) . Good decor and decent breakfast. Other than that such a big let down. Won't be staying here again.
    India, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 5.7


    06 Mar 2020
    The place is conveniently located very close to Panjim bus station and have simple but elegant decor. The level of cleanliness and hygiene is impressive! The rooms are very cramped. There were four bunk beds in about a 10 inch x 10 inch room. I had booked the non-AC room. It didn't have a ceiling or wall fan. A standing fan obstructing the bathroom was installed which did not serve the upper bunks. It was very hot also because the room did not have any ventilation otherwise. Less friendly staff
    India, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi