20 Budget Hotels in Goa for under 500 INR are not that easy find. Being one of India’s most visited destinations, Goa has many accommodation options you can choose between. From luxury resorts to low & mid-range hotels, guest houses, and hostels, there is something for everyone.

While there are several budget accommodation options in Goa, hotels are usually the more expensive ones. It is very difficult to find many decent budget hotels in Goa for under 500 INR especially during peak season.

I travel to Goa very frequently and in the current blog, I intend to provide you with my choice of the best 20 budget hotels in Goa for under 500 INR. Find out what is the best stay options for you in Goa given a constrained budget.

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20 Budget Hotels in Goa for under 500 INR

Goa is one of the busiest travel destinations in India. Travellers from India and around the world flock here every year, to enjoy a good time by Goa’s best beaches. Although finding decent accommodation under 500 INR isn’t hard if you are open to staying in a hostel in Goa, finding hotels in that price is not easy. 

I am here to help with that. I have given below a list of 20 Budget hotels in Goa for under 500 INR. Not only are these in a budget but they also provide the best value for money. Since there are not many hotels that fit this limited budget constraint, the list below also includes a few guest houses and hostels. If you are open to spending a little more money you can select one of these hotels in Goa under 1000 INR.

Before I go into the details of these budget hotels, here are a few things you should know about the selected properties

Peak Season (When the prices are higher)

October – February

Average Price of the hotels selected

250- 500 INR

Type of Properties Included

Hotels

Guest Houses

Hostels

Additional Facilities Provided

Free Wi-Fi

Free Parking

Suitable For

Families

Groups

Solo Travellers

The Best 20 Budget Hotels in Goa under 500 INR

To make it more convenient I have laid down the list of 20 budget hotels in Goa for under 500 INR from North to South. Read on to find out more about each of these properties. This will help you choose the best stay.

Note that all these properties provide you with only the basic lodging. At such a low price it would be unfair to expect something lavish.

1.     Sai Cottages Beach Stay
2.     Shiva Shanti Guest House
3.     Love Temple Beach Resort
4.     Hotel Love India
5.     JMD Villa
6.     Paapi Chulo Hostel
7.     The Nest by Hostelogy
8.     The Orange House
9.     Baga Villa Hotel
10.   The Old House Homestay
11.   Thomson Studio Apartment
12.   Aishwarya’s Guest Inn
13.   SPOT ON 37412 Hotel Priti International
14.   Dona Paula Classic Hotel
15.   De Souza Guest House
16.   Rosario’s Inn
17.   Aguiar Guest House
18.   Godwill Casa Varca
19.   Summer by Hostelcrowd
20.   Hotel Matashree

15 Cheapest Hotels in North Goa under 500 INR

North Goa is a great place to enjoy the nightlife. With all-night parties, numerous options for adventurous activities and lip-smacking food, it is among the favourites of all youngsters.  If you are travelling to Goa for the first time, I would recommend you stay in North Goa. This part of Goa also has comparatively cheaper stays when compared to the southern district. 

These are some of the best budget hotels in North Goa for under 500 INR:

Sai Cottages Beach StayThe stay is located on the Arambol beachfront. The rooms have a balcony from where you can enjoy some splendid beach views.

  • Cost: Starts at 600 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Solo travellers, Couples, Families
  • Location:  Arambol Beach Cliff Side Sweet Lake After Sree Sai Restaurant, Arambol, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Arambol Beach, Mandrem Beach, Querim Beach, Terekhol Fort
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.4/ 5

Shiva Shanti Guest House–  The guest house is located in Arambol. The cleanliness is a big upside of this property. The service is worth appreciating as well.

  • Cost: Starts at 500 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Families, Couples, Solo travellers, Families
  • Location:  Khalchawada Beach Road Next to Shivkrupa General store, Behind Revolution Cafe, Arambol, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Arambol Beach, Arambol Market
  • Additional Facilities: Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4/ 5

Love Temple Beach ResortThese are very basic rooms located near Arambol Beach. The vibe of the entire place is very soothing and rejuvenating.

  • Cost: Starts at 600 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Solo travellers, Couples, Families
  • Location:  Girkarwada, Arambol Love Temple, Village- Girkarwada, near Anant supermarket, Arambol beach, Goa, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Vagator Beach, Orzan Beach
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.1/ 5

Hotel Love India The hotel is located in Arambol and provides basic rooms. The Arambol beach is located at a walkable distance from this property.

  • Cost: Starts at 425 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Families, Couples, Groups
  • Location:  Girkarwado Arambol, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Mandrem Beach, Arambol Beach
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Free Breakfast
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: NA

JMD VillaThis place is ideal for budget travellers. Located in Vagator, the property has nice, clean and basic rooms. The stay provides easy access to nearby beaches

  • Cost: Starts at 449 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Families, Couples, Groups
  • Location:  Deul Vaddo, Behind Kiara bed-n-breakfast, Vagator, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Fort Aguada
  • Additional Facilities: Free Parking, Free Breakfast
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 3.8/ 5

Paapi Chulo Hostel– This is a great hostel for budget travellers. The hostel is located in close proximity to Orzan Beach and Vagator beach. I particularly loved the hosts and the staff. They were really helpful and fun.

  • Cost: Starts at 389 INR per person
  • Suitable For: Solo Travellers, Groups
  • Location:  Ozran Beach Road, Next To 9 Bar, Vagator, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Orzan Beach
  • Additional Facilities: Free Parking, Free Wi-Fi
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.3/ 5

The Nest by HostelogyThis property is a hostel as well as a guest house. The best part about this place is its location. The place is located at a very serene spot near Anjuna Beach. The staff is really commendable.

  • Cost: Starts at 450 INR per person
  • Suitable For: Solo travellers, Groups, Couples
  • Location:  H.N 1689, C/O Narayan Nilogi near Anjuna Fountain View Restaurant, behind Kutteshwar temple, Anjuna, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Anjuna beach, Baga Beach, Kutteshwar temple
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.7/ 5

The Orange HouseThis is a wonderful stay in Anjuna. They provide nice, neat and clean rooms. Another plus side is that they provide rental bikes for exploring the place. The staff is also cooperative and helpful.

  • Cost: Starts at 499 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Families, Couples, Groups
  • Location:  Mazal Waddo, Anjuna, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Splash Water Park 
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.2/ 5

Baga Villa HotelThe hotel is located very close to Baga Beach. They generally charge around 1000 INR during the peak season, but in the leaner months, you can get almost 50 per cent discount. The stay is peaceful and clean and worth its price.

  • Cost: Starts at 500 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Families, Couples, Groups, Solo Travellers
  • Location: Khobra Vaddo, Near Santiago, Baga Road, Baga, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Baga Beach, Calangute Beach
  • Additional Facilities: Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.2/ 5

The Old House HomestayThis rustic homestay is for travellers who wish to stay away from the hustle-bustle of Goa. The house is located in a quiet and untouched locale. However, I would suggest you avoid this place during monsoons.

  • Cost: Starts at 449 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Couples, Groups, solo travellers
  • Location:  H.no 450, Monte Villa, Guirim North- Goa, Goa, Porvorim, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Mae De Deus Church
  • Additional Facilities: Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 3.8/ 5

Thomson Studio ApartmentThis apartment is located in the Calangute area. With basic facilities, this property is a good option for families and groups looking for a budget stay

  • Cost: Starts at 500 INR for four people
  • Suitable For: Families, Groups
  • Location: 1 Calangute – Baga Road Gaura Vaddo Thomson Studio Room, Calangute, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Baga Beach, Calangute Beach
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 3/ 5

Aishwarya’s Guest InnThis is a lovely budget homestay in Calangute. The rooms are spacious and well maintained. The service of the staff is also commendable.

  • Cost: Starts at 499 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Families, Couples, Groups
  • Location:  Gaura Wado, Calangute, Bardez, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Baga beach, Calangute Beach, Arpora Bazar
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 3.9/ 5

SPOT ON 37412 Hotel Priti InternationalThe hotel is located in Mapusa, a town 13 km away from the capital Panjim. With basic rooms, this hotel is a reasonable option to stay if you wish to explore the Mapusa town.

  • Cost: Starts at 500 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Solo travellers, groups.
  • Location:  12, Mapusa, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Sri Dev Bodgeshwar Sansthan, St. Francis Xavier Church
  • Additional Facilities: Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 3.8/ 5

Dona Paula Classic HotelThis budget hotel is located at a walking distance from Dona Paula View Point. The hotel provides dorms as well as private rooms. You can pick whatever option suits you best.

  • Cost: Starts at 500 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Families, Groups, Solo Travellers
  • Location:  NIO Circle, Tropical Homes, Jetty Rd, Dona Paula, Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Dona Paula Beach, Miramar Beach, Dona Paula
  • Additional Facilities: Free Parking, Free Wi-Fi
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.3/ 5

De Souza Guest House The guest house is located in Calangute. The Calangute beach is around 15 minutes away from this property. The rooms are decent and the staff is friendly and supportive.

  • Cost: Starts at 486 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Families, Couples, Groups
  • Location:  Naikawaddo Calangute – Anjuna Road, Calangute, North Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Fort Aguada
  • Additional Facilities: Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: NA
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.

5 Cheapest Hotels in South Goa under 500 INR

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.

Rosario’s Inn The guest house is located in Colva. With clean rooms, a balcony and a beautiful garden, the place is a complete value for money.

  • Cost: Starts at 486 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Families, Couples, Groups
  • Location:  Benaulim Beach Road, Colva, Goa, Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Benaulim Beach, Colva Beach
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4/ 5

Aguiar Guest HouseThis beautifully coloured guest house is one of the best low budget stays in south Goa. There are several options for bigger families and groups as well. Another advantage is that the Goa International Airport is hardly half an hour away from this place.

  • Cost: Starts at 500 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Families, Groups
  • Location:  Sernabatim Beach, Colva, South Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Colva Beach, Sernabatim Beach
  • Additional Facilities: Free Parking, Free Wi-Fi
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 3.8/ 5

Godwill Casa VarcaThe house is located in a peaceful residential neighbourhood. They have shared rooms as well as private rooms. There are many cycling, bike and car rentals in the area.

  • Cost: Starts at 500 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Families, Couples, Groups
  • Location:  Navangully, Before Paulina Art Gallery, Varca-Fatrade Beach Road, Cavelossim, South Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Varca Beach, Art Escape
  • Additional Facilities: Free Parking, Free Wi-Fi
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.4/ 5

Summer by Hostelcrowd This is a hostel and hotel located in South Goa near the famous Palolem beach.  They have a great common area to hang out along with spacious rooms and bathrooms.

  • Cost: Starts at 288 INR per person  
  • Suitable For: Solo Travellers, Groups, Couples
  • Location:  House Number 99, Ourem Road, Palolem, South Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Palolem Beach
  • Additional Facilities: Free Parking, Free Wi-Fi, Free Breakfast
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4.2/ 5

Hotel MatashreeThe hotel is located nearby the lesser-known beaches of Galgibaga and Telpona. This is a budget property with basic rooms. You should choose this stay if you have arranged for your own transport.

  • Cost: Starts at 500 INR for two people
  • Suitable For: Groups
  • Location:  Galgibaga Road Kolsar Canacona, Palolem, South Goa
  • Nearby Attractions: Galgibaga Beach, Talpona Beach
  • Additional Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking
  • Ratings based on Google Reviews: 4/ 5

4 Tips for booking a Budget Hotel in Goa

To ensure that you get the best deals on hotel bookings and ensure a hassle-free stay on your trip, I would suggest the following tips. 

Book Early

If possible, book your choice of stay well in advance. That way you can avoid the last-minute charges.

Avoid the Peak time

Goa gets pretty busy around the Christmas- New Year time. So, unless you want to visit Goa for the parties, I would suggest you avoid this time.

Avoid the Weekends

Again, since the footfall in Goa increases during the weekends, the prices also remain high. Therefore, avoid if possible.

Carry your ID Cards

It is mandatory for visitors to provide a government recognized Identification Card to confirm the booking. Make sure you carry a valid ID card. For foreigner nationals, a passport is needed. Indian nationals can produce their Aadhar Card as the ID.

I hope this blog helped you find a suitable budget hotel in Goa for under 500 INR. Although I have tried to answer all the questions, if you have any doubts or other questions, drop them in the comment section.  I will answer them as soon as possible to the best of my knowledge.

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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