Goa, as they say, is a state of mind. The smallest state in India is a tourist hot spot thanks to its beautiful beaches, rolling hills and heritage architecture. The place is an all-time favorite vacation destination among students and backpackers as well as the rich and the famous. Which is convenient because it offers a very, very, VERY wide range of accommodation: from the super-swanky to the dirt cheap. And since we belong to the latter category, it only seems fair we bring you this list of hostels in Goa that are budget friendly and are great for meeting and sharing experience with other travelers.(ALSO READ How to find cheap places to stay in India!) Also Read - Is Shehnaaz Gill Hinting at New Controversy? Bigg Boss 13 Fame Shehnaaz Gill Shares a Cryptic Post

1. Zostel, Calangute

Zostel Zostel is a chain of hostels in India and are very popular. The rooms are basic but will have everything you need for a comfortable stay. And it is just within walking distance from the beach. They offer mixed dormitory, female exclusive dormitory and a private room. In Goa, Zostel is located in Calangute. Tariff: Rs 257 onwards Contact: reservations@zostel.com Also Read - Cyclone Nisarga: Home Minister Shah Reviews Situation; NDRF Deploys 9 Teams in Maharashtra

2. Prison Hostel, Anjuna

This hostel is popular among travelers from around the world. The hostel is situated in Anjuna near the Flea market. It offers mixed dormitory, female dormitory and double room. Other facilities include a shared kitchen and laundry service. And in face you’re wondering why the name? It’s because the hostel looks like a prison. Tariff: Rs 500 onwards Contact: 0832 227 3745 ALSO SEE 5 tips to keep in mind when traveling on a shoestring budget in India Also Read - Rs 20000 Crore For MSMEs, Increase in MSP of 14 Kharif Crops: Key Decisions Taken at Cabinet Meet Today

3. Wanderer’s Hostel, Morjim

Wanderer Wanderer’s Hostel is located just a stone throw away from the Morjim’s Olive Ridley turtle beach. The hostel offers dormitories and rooms at cheap price.Other facilities include a personal locker, communal kitchen and a common room. Tariff: Rs 299 onwards Contact: 09619235302

4. Roadhouse Hostel, Anjuna

Located near the Flea market in Anjuna, Roadhouse Hostel is ideal for backpackers. The recreational zones at Roadhouse Hostel is the perfect place to meet like-minded travelers. The place has mixed dorms and female dorms. Tariff: Rs 250 onwards Contact: 08326525552 ALSO SEE Cheap traveling tips: 10 secrets to ultra-cheap travel that no one ever tells you!

5. Old Quarter Hostel, Panjim

Old Quarter Located in the colorful area of Fountainhas in Panjim, Old Quarter Hostel is the place to soak in Goan vibes. The hostel has dorms and private rooms. They also offer free basic breakfast. It is close to churches of Old Goa. Tariff: Rs 450 onwards Contact: 0832 6517606

6. Red Door Hostel, Anjuna

Red Door Hostel is another hostel in Anjuna that is near to the beach. The hostel has traditional Goan architecture. It offers private rooms and dorms with all the necessary amenities like laundry service, communal kitchen, lockers and free Wi-Fi. The large communal area is an ideal place to unwind after a long day at the beach. Tariff: Rs 400 onwards Contact: 075074 01513

7. Jungle Hostel, Vagator

Jungle HostelLocated in Vagator, Jungle Hostel is a great place to meet new people and share travel stories. The hostel offers AC dorms, female dorms and private rooms. They also provide free basic breakfast. Other facilities include free Wi-Fi and personal lockers.Tariff: Rs 400 onwards. Contact: 0832 651 8606

8. Brick & Bamboo

Another Anjuna hostel Brick & Bamboo is near to the beach and most of the bars and clubs. The facilities offered by this hostel includes breakfast, laundry service and free Wi-Fi. The hostel has dorms and a small café, where you can order alcohol.Tariff: Rs 250 onwards Contact: 073871 11441

9: The Funky Monkey Hostel, Anjuna

Funky Monkey

The Funky Monkey Hostel is located just behind the Curlies in Anjuna. From colorful Flea Market to psychedelic Tuesday’s at the mighty Shiva valley, you will be in the center of the major activities. The hostel has mixed dorms, female dorms and private rooms. The facilities provided by the hostel includes lockers, free Wi-Fi, common room and parking for bicycles.Tariff: Rs 199 onwards Contact: 077091 29555

10. Backpacker Panda, Candolim

Located in Candolim, Backpacker Panda is a chain of hostels. They offer Mixed dorms and female dorms. Other facilities include a common lounge, a tour desk, a games room and free Wi-Fi.Tariff: Rs 349 onwards Contact: 091723 13995

11. Pappi Chulo, Vagator

Pappi ChuloThis hostel sits on top of a cliff offering you the amazing view of the Little Vagator beach below. It is located near the popular 9 Bar and the beach. The hostel has a projector for movie nights, a beautiful garden, a Play station, huge speakers and a tattoo studio. This place also has a small shop that sells artworks from around the world. Tariff: Rs 199 onwards Contact: 080076 07197

12: Bollywood Backyard Hostel, Anjuna

Located near the football ground in Anjuna, Bollywood Backyard Hostel offers delux dorms, standard mixed dorms and female dorms. The hostel is with a filmy twist provides free breakfast and Wi-Fi. You can buy meals from the hostel café. There is also a common room for watching movies or to be part of interactive workshops. Tariff: Rs 250 onwards.

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