10 budget guest houses in Goa include some of the best properties in Goa. Some of these guest houses are located in the northern part of the state and a few are situated in the south. 

Goa has a number of budget guesthouses. Other than the hostels, these are among the preferred choice among budget travellers.  Apart from the cost aspect, there are several other advantages of staying in a guest house in Goa.

I visit Goa quite frequently and Guesthouses are one of my favourite options for staying. In the current blog, I will recommend 10 budget houses in Goa that in my opinion are the best value for money. This selection is based on my personal experience.

Reasons to stay in a Guest house in Goa-min

Guesthouses are one of the best accommodation choice available to budget travellers visiting Goa. However, the cost is not its only advantage and there are several other reasons you should choose a guest house stay for your next visit to Goa. 

10 Budget Guest Houses in Goa

Goa is one of India’s most visited travel destinations. Consequently, the state attracts visitors from all over the world, especially during the peak tourist season (October- February).  There are several options for accommodation in Goa. The most budget-friendly options are backpacking hostels, low-cost hotels and guest houses.

Before I provide you with the list of 10 budget guest houses in Goa, here is a brief overview:

Suitable For

All kinds of travellers – Solo travellers, families, couples and groups

Mainly located in

All over Goa

Cost per night

500-1200 INR (7-17USD)

Additional Facilities Available

Free Wi-Fi

Free Parking

Advantages of living in a Guest House

Affordable

Personalized experience

Value for Money

 

5 Reasons to Stay in a Guesthouse in Goa

While there are many budget options available in Goa, choosing to stay in a guesthouse in Goa has its own advantages. The top three reasons for choosing a guesthouse in goa are:

  1. Affordable – Guest houses in Goa are comparatively cheaper than hotels and thus are more affordable and pocket-friendly.
  2. Personalised Experience – The best advantage of choosing a guesthouse over a hotel is the personalised touch you experience in a guest house. In my experience, the hosts of the guesthouses have been extremely helpful. Also, since there is a limited number of guests, the service is quite good as well. Also, most guest house owners in Goa are extremely accommodating of the need of their guests. Whether it is something that you would particularly like for breakfast or finding suitable travel options, they will help you in any way they can.
  3. Homely Environment– The Guest Houses in Goa are home away from home. They provide a homely environment for the guests. Most of them have a kitchenette, where you can cook.
  4. Value for money – With low costs and great personalised service, the guesthouses in Goa provide complete value for money.

Top 10  Budget Guest Houses in Goa

Guesthouses are basically houses with or without live-in hosts that offer rooms to the visitors on a per night basis. Most guest houses are cheaper than hotels and are equipped with basic facilities. There are a ton of guesthouses all over Goa.

Below I have provided a list of the top 10 guest houses in Goa. The list has been arranged from North to South so as to make it more convenient for you. All these places have their own merits. Read on to find the details of each of these properties and pick the one that suits your needs the best.  

1. Om Ganesh Naik Guest House
2. La Vega Resort
3. Joe and Marietta’s Guesthouse
4. Joaquina’s Guest House
5. John’s Highland Comfort Guest House
6. C Pearl Guest House
7. Fatima’s GuestHouse
8. All Seasons Guest House Bogmalo
9. James Guest House
10. Lobo’s Guest House

Best Budget Guest Houses in North Goa 

North Goa is synonymous with “FUN GOA.” If you are travelling to Goa for the first time, I would recommend you stay in North Goa. With great nightlife, numerous options for adventurous activities and lip-smacking food, it is among the favourites of all youngsters. 

I would recommend the following budget guest houses in North Goa: 

Om Ganesh Naik Guest HouseThe Guest House is close to both Querim and Arambol Beach. The guest house is located at a quiet cliffside that provides excellent views. The place is cosy and not very crowded with tourists. This is one of the best budget options for travellers in Arambol.

  • Cost for two: Starts at 800 INR
  • Suitable For: Solo travellers, groups, backpackers, Couples
  • Location:  Near Sweet Lake, Arambol, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Arambol Beach, Querim Beach, Mandrem Beach, Terekhol Fort
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.8/ 5 

La Vega ResortThis property is very similar to a guest house. It is located quite close to Morjim beach. There is a common area and kitchen where you can cook your choice of food. The guest house is located at a calm and serene spot. There are a few restaurants nearby that serve decent Goan cuisine.  

  • Cost for two: Starts at 1000 INR
  • Suitable For: Family, solo travellers, couples
  • Location:  Pernem – Agarwada – Morjim, Morjim, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Morjim Beach
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.2/ 5

Joe and Marietta’s Guesthouse If you want to stay near Calangute Beach, this is the perfect place. Despite being near Calangute, this stay is relatively calm and secure. I would strongly recommend this stay for all kind of travellers. The guest house has a homely environment. To add to the overall experience are the lovely hosts. 

  • Cost for two: Starts at 1150 INR
  • Suitable For:  Solo Travellers, Groups, Couples, Families
  • Location:  Bishop Alex Dias Road, Calangute, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Calangute Beach, Baga Beach
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking, Free Breakfast
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.3/ 5 

Joaquina’s Guest House – This is another decent guest house near Calangute beach. The property has clean and tidy rooms. The location of the guesthouse is pretty convenient and the markets and eateries are at a walkable distance. The swimming pool at the guest house is the best part. It is big and very well maintained.

  • Cost for two: Starts at 1180 INR
  • Suitable For: Families, Groups
  • Location:  Goan heritage Road, H. No. 1/249, Gaura Vaddo, Calangute, Next to Little Italy Restaurant, Calangute, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Calangute Beach, Baga Beach
  • Additional Facilities:  Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.3/ 5
popular beaches in Goa

I have roughly marked the popular beaches in Goa on the map of Goa above. Since a lot of travellers wish to live someplace close to the beach, this map will help you pick the best budget stay close to the beach you wish to stay near.

Best Budget Guest Houses in South Goa 

Goa isn’t just about crazy all-night beach parties and adventure sports, it has much more to offer. There is a side to Goa that is best suited for people who wish to enjoy some relaxing time by the beach. If you wish to discover this quaint side of Goa, you should stay in South Goa.

These are my top picks for budget guest houses in South Goa:

John’s Highland Comfort Guest House– This guest house is about 1.5 km away from Majorda Beach and 3 km from Betalbatim beach. The place has clean, comfortable and spacious rooms. This is one of the best budget stays in Goa. The stay and the hosts at this property are wonderful. The beach and restaurants are within a walking distance of this guesthouse. I would recommend his place for all travellers- solo, group, couple or family.

  • Cost for two: Starts at 1200 INR
  • Suitable For: Families, Couples, Groups and solo travellers
  • Location:  H.No. 146/9, Adao Vaddo, Majorda, Near Alila Diwa, Salcete, South Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Majorda Beach, Betatlbatim Beach
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.7/ 5

C Pearl Guest House – The best part of the Guesthouse is its location. It is quiet and is only a walking distance from Majorda beach. I would recommend it for groups and couples. The rooms are spacious and the service is also decent.

  • Cost for two: Starts at 800 INR
  • Suitable For: Couples, Groups
  • Location:  H No 260/2, Pacheco Vaddo, Majorda Salcete, South Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Majorda Beach, Uttorda Beach
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.4/ 5

Fatima’s GuestHouse This stay is probably the best value for money stays in south Goa. You can see the beach from the balcony itself. The best part about the stay is the food prepared in their restaurant. It is super delicious. The location is quite convenient to visit the nearby attractions.

  • Cost for two: Starts at 1000 INR
  • Suitable For: Families, Couples, Groups
  • Location:  Agonda Beach road, Agonda, South Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Agonda Beach, Palolem Beach
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.4/ 5

All Seasons Guest House BogmaloThe guesthouse is located at a very serene spot. The stay is ideal for people looking for a quiet place in Goa. The rooms are clean and well kept. Also, Bogmalo beach is located at a walkable distance from this property. Another advantage of the guesthouse is the proximity to Goa International Airport.

  • Cost for two: Starts at 1135 INR
  • Suitable For: Couple, Family, Solo Travellers
  • Location:  H. No 122, Bogmalo, South Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Bogmalo Beach, Goa International Airport
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews:4.6 /5 

James Guest House – James Guesthouse is located very close to the airport and Bogmalo beach. The place is clean and the rooms are quite spacious. I would recommend this place for all kinds of travellers.

  • Cost for two: Starts at 1299 INR
  • Suitable For: Couples, Families, Solo Travellers, Groups
  • Location:  H. No 178, Pallimand ward, Behind the village Panchayat, Bogmalo, Bogmalo, South Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Bogmalo Beach, Goa International Airport
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.6 /5 

Lobo’s Guest House– The guesthouse is set amidst nature in a quiet locale. You should opt for the stay if you are seeking some quiet and relaxed time in Goa. The property is well maintained and the host is a friendly and helpful person.

  • Cost for two: Starts at 1400 INR
  • Suitable For: Couples, Families, Solo Travellers, Groups
  • Location:  Cavelossim, Salcete, South Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Cavelossim Beach, Varca Beach
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.6 /5 

Note: The prices or cost I have mentioned for the properties are indicative. The cost per night at these properties might increase or decrease depending on the day of the week or time of the year. For example, around Christmas and long weekends, you may find the same properties charge you more than twice the lower prices.

Top Tips for booking a Guesthouse in Goa

Here are a few tips that have always worked for me while booking a stay in Goa:

  1. Book Early – You need to book well in advance if you are planning to visit during the peak tourist season. This is especially important if you are planning to stay in a hostel or in busy places like Baga or Calangute.
  2. Call the property – Call the property at least a day before your arrival.  That way not only will they keep your stay ready but you will also get a last-minute confirmation and there won’t be any hassles. Sometimes the location of a guesthouse may be confusing for a first-time visitor. Calling the property beforehand helps.
  3. Avoid the weekends – Avoid visiting Goa on the weekends. Not only will the prices be inflated but the beaches will be too crowded.
  4. Avoid the Christmas time – Unless you want to visit Goa specifically for the Avoid the time between Christmas and the new year is the busiest time in North Goa. The beaches are full, and the resorts, hotels and hostels are jam-packed. The accommodation prices and more than double.
  5. Carry Valid ID Cards – It is mandatory for all travellers to carry a valid ID card to secure a booking. I would recommend you carry your ID cards to avoid last-minute disappointment. Foreign Nationals are required to produce their passports at the time of booking. Indians can use their Aadhar card for the same. 

Guesthouses can be a great option for a stay in Goa. I hope this blog on 10 budget guest houses in Goa is helpful. If you have questions, feel free to ask below in the comments section, I would be happy to help. Also, in case you know of some great budget guesthouses in Goa, do write about them in the comments below.

Happy Wayfaring 🙂

About the Author

Divya Sarjolta

I, Divya Sarjolta, am a die-hard traveller. Academically, I am a Gold Medalist and PhD in Economics. I hail from the beautiful town of Shimla and am a Himachali by birth. I enjoy exploring life to the fullest and have pursued quite a lot of backpacking trips around India, Two things I crave more than anything else is good food and travel. I try to lead my life by my favourite lines from Game of Thrones. As Oberyn Martell puts it, “It is a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us.” So, explore while you can. You can reach out to me on Instagram or Quora.

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