Goa, India’s party state, draws backpackers in from all around the world who are sun chasing and adventure seeking. Goa accommodates for a range of backpacker types, from party animals to beach bums who come to relax and unwind on one of its stunning beaches. Plus, its rich with culture and history that’s waiting for travellers to explore!
We’re sure you’ll find a hostel in Goa that fits your travel needs. Goa hostels are bright, colourful and vibrant - reflective of Goa itself. Expect great times with new hostel mates, new adventures and traditional foods. If you’re a yogi at heart, check out a beautiful jungle hostel that offers free yoga classes with a view every morning. Nature lovers can choose a hostel with the option to camp out outside. Or how about one with party vibes, a buzzing craft beer bar and crazy happy hours? And don’t forget to check out our best hostels in Goa.
You’ll find hostels in Goa in a range of locations, which allows backpackers to be close and sometimes within walking distance to some of the state’s attractions. Choosing to stay in a Goa hostel around the centre allows backpackers to be central and close by a range of public transport. Alternatively, you’ll find Goa hostels located out of the centre along the coast, which is great for backpackers who are looking for a bit of R&R.
Goa definitely does not fall short on things to do and see. In fact, don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to extend your stay to dive deeper into this corner of India. While you’re in town, a visit to Dudhsagar Falls, Goa’s tallest waterfall, is definitely worth the chase (sorry TLC). Interested in exploring the history and culture of Goa? The Basilica of Bom Jesus – the most famous church in Goa – is a great place to start! Yoga lovers, we have a treat for you… the Ashiyana Yoga Centre is located on the beach and is a paradise for those looking to find some zen during their travels. Goa also boasts stunning beaches that backpackers flock to to cool off from the heat. Vagator Beach is a perfect option for travellers who are looking for a bit of R&R.
You’ll find yourself with a range of public transport options when it comes to getting around Goa. For the most traditional form of transport, hop in an Autorickshaw, it’s a third cheaper than a taxi and is a great way to get involved in the city’s culture. There are also motorcycle taxis – just hop on the back of a licensed motorbike driver and swiftly get to your next destination. A great option for solo female travellers is the Woman Taxi Service, which employs only female drivers.