Recommended Hostels in Goa

A list of hostels curated by Priyansha, a woman traveller who spent 6 months, slow-travelling through Goa, and personally staying at each of these hostels.

 

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Woke Hostels, Morjim

Visited by On Her Way

Average Rating: 4/5

Green Flags:

  • Dedicated 8-bed Female Dorm

  • Frequented by Women 

  • On a well-lit market street
     

Red Flags:

  • Sharing a bathroom with 7 other women, on full occupancy days in the dorm

  • No bed-curtains in the dorms
     

Advice from #GalPals:
Novice Nomad on HostelWorld says:

"Felt unsafe in mixed dorms as a solo female traveller due to drunk people entering the room at 5am. Would recommend staying in a all female if visiting."

 

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House of Memories, Candolim

Visited by On Her Way 

Average Rating: 4/5

Green Flags:

  • Dedicated 6-bed Female Dorm

  • Women Volunteers & Staff at the Property

  • Frequented by Solo Women Travellers
     

Red Flags:

  • No bed-curtains in the dorms

  • In the interior areas of Candolim, with very little street lighting around
     

Advice from #GalPals:
Shreya Srivastava on Google Reviews says:

"The bathroom was tiny and the wash basin was right next to the bed. The road leading up to it is basically a mud trail. "

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goStops, Baga Creek

Visited by On Her Way

Average Rating: 3.9/5

Green Flags:

  • Dedicated 10-bed Female Dorm

  • Women Volunteers as part of the team, at most times

  • Limited menu, but in-house cafe available

  • All dorm beds have curtains
     

Red Flags:

  • Hostel is not on the main road and is in the interiors of Baga

  • Sharing a bathroom with 9 other women, on full occupancy days in the dorm
     

Advice from #GalPals:
PrMi on Booking.com says:

"If you're an early riser, use the washroom before the rest of the 9 women wake up and there's a long waiting to use it."

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Craft Hostels, Anjuna

Visited by On Her Way

Average Rating: 4.3/5
Green Flags:

  • Frequented by Women 

  • Limited menu, but in-house cafe available

  • Consistently rated highly for their cleanliness & washrooms
     

Red Flags:

  • No dedicated female dorm

  • No ensuite washroom

  • No bed-curtains in the dorm
     

Advice from #GalPals:
Supriya on Booking.com says:

"Should have had a laundry machine or atleast a dryer. There is absolutely no space to dry your clothes and Menu has very limited option. But you ll have lot cafes around to explore. Little over priced compared to other hostels around."

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U.R.D.Ki Hostel, Anjuna

Visited by On Her Way

Average Rating: 4.7/5
Green Flags:

  • Woman-owned & woman-run property

  • Great location on the main road, around businesses and a well-lit street

  • Rooms with digital locks 

  • 4-bed/6-bed dorms, with limited sharing for washrooms 

  • No bar at the property, limiting chances for any drunk unsafe situations

  • All dorm beds have curtains
     

Red Flags:

  • Is bang on the main road, so there's often a lot of noise
     

Advice from #GalPals:
Reena on Booking.com says:

"The community kitchen was also a great addition to the hostel. They have a fully functional kitchen with gas, fridge, microwave and water purifier, so if you're staying for longer and would like to cook your own food to save a ton of money, you can."

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Pappi Chulo Hostel, Vagator

Visited by On Her Way

Average Rating: 3.9/5
Green Flags:

  • Don't have to step out to party, it is a party hostel with a full-equipped bar

  • Women Staff Available at the Property 

  • Dedicated 7-bed female dorm
     

Red Flags:

  • In the interior, not-so-busy lane of Vagator

  • Reviews across platforms indicate that hygiene can be improved

  • No bed-curtains in the dorm
     

Advice from #GalPals:
Chinmayi on Booking.com says:

"We stayed for two days and the bathroom in a 6 bed dorm was not cleaned even once. They don't change the sheets for every new hosteller. So if hygiene is a priority, then might not be the best choice.."

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More from the Community

Srishti Mishra Recommends Mandala Hostel, Anjuna

"Green flags
- seperate women's dorm (4 bed) with ensuite washroom, has private rooms too
- managed by a woman at front desk 
- Very clean, bathrooms, rooms and hall cleaned everyday
- the bathroom has nice shower gel and handwash products!
- good location, 200m from the beach 
- No bar at the hostel, and overall feels like a homely and safe atmosphere. No cafe, but has a sandwich maker, coffee machine, fridge, oven for heating, mixer if you want to eat healthy at home food 
- has other establishments nearby which stay lit and open till 11pm at least providing light on the road 
- Any ruckus or noise in the hall is monitored by CCTV, and the watchman/manager requests folks to maintain the peace 
Red flags - 
- the woman managing the property does not stay there at night, lives 1 km away or so. A watchman is there instead...felt safe when I stayed after the initial first day of unease
- the road upto the hostel is a mud track and has puddles in monsoons.
- the shops close at night, road is a bit dark but few eateries and lit up bars remain open and provide light"

Tulika Garg Recommends Ibis Hotel, Calangute
We were two women travellers, booked it for 4 days and it was the best decision ever. It's a huge property, well located. The staff is friendly and always available for any kind of assistance. There is proper security in the hotel. Plus the breakfast spread, its amazinggg, lots of variety and it was delicious. You can also hire scooty/cars from right outside the hotel itself. Beaches like Calangute, candolim, baga and anjuna are easily reachable. It's a 5/5 recommend for women travellers."

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