From solitary beach walk in moonlit nights to the adrenal rushing water sports – Goa has something for everyone. Beaches, beer and beautiful architecture sum up Goa perfectly, and for wanderlust souls, homestays are the best affordable option to experience it all. North Goa has always been an attractive destination for backpackers from time immemorial, and here we list out our top 10 choices of homestays in North Goa:
#Nk Royal Palms – Situated on the seashore of Benaulim, this place offers outdoor pools and free private parking. Their one-room apartments can accommodate a maximum number of four guests with a double bed. A private kitchen is also made available on request. For more details visit here
Budget: INR 300/- (per apartment/night)
#Assagao – A Heritage home stay that brings alive the old-world charm of Portuguese hospitality and culture in modern times. If you are looking for a quiet place with all the amenities, but “far from the maddening crowd”-this is your best bet.
Budget: INR 2000/- Night
#Tents at Tancona Beach – This place in North Goa offers you a chance to relive the memories from your camping days. This luxury tent stay blends adventure and camp life together. They are equipped with fans, hot and cold running water, dressers and a double bed. Wi-Fi available on request.
Budget: INR 2500/- Night
#Namaste Jungle – Located right next to one of Goa’s best yoga retreats, Purple Valley Yoga, Namaste Jungle allows you to mix beach and jungle like no other. One of the USPs of this place lies in its superb connectivity; you can reach both Vagator and Anjuna Beach in 10-15 minutes. It’s a Bed & Breakfast with Wooden Cottages, Natural Pond, a jungle in the backyard and a fresh stream of water. What more can you ask for!
Budget: INR 2800/- Night
#The Garden Room – A Classic Portuguese style house with cane beds, antique wardrobes, colonial style coffee tables, not to mention the original Portuguese tiles; it takes you back in time. Water sports adventures and the beach are just 15 minutes away.
Budget: INR 1800/- Night
#Cancio’s House – A 500-odd-year-old heritage property of a traditional Goan family and their pets,this homestay is one of the best family and child friendly abodes of North Goa. Here, food is cooked with fresh/organic produce from their own garden patch, and water is drawn from the well. In short, you can live here with a spa- type detoxifying experience to rejuvenate yourself.
Budget: INR 2800/- Night
#Olaulim Backyards – A wonderful, eco-friendly surrounding of five cottages offers a close to nature experience. In the backwaters of Panjim, this place offers great outdoor activities like kayaking, village walks and bird watching. For adventure lovers, monsoon white water rafting and special scuba diving programs are also arranged. The rates mentioned only include Bed & Breakfast.
Budget: INR 4500/- Night
For the one seeking a luxurious, vibrant holiday, let’s find some luxury homestays:
#Ahiliya by the Sea in Verem – With a private infinity pool, al fresco dining and spa-facilities, this would be our top choice. Sitting in a secluded corner of Dolphin Bay, this getaway is perfect for a retreat.
Budget: INR 15000/- (twin sharing)
#The Super Luxury Goan Traditional Villa At Dona Paula A super luxury living with magnificent views from its balconies. The sound of waves will be resonating in your ears all day long. If comfort and luxury are what you live for, you are at the right place.
Budget: INR 43000/- Night
#Villa Sea Horse – A 4 bedroom private Pool Villa on Baga Beach, with rich interiors and well-lit bedrooms, this homestay a perfect luxurious getaway for the family. The inviting pathways with a lush green lawn and flowering gardens on either side add to the charm.
Budget: INR 30000/- Night