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Staying in Goa

Accommodation in Goa is plentiful with a variety of hotels, resorts and guest houses to suit every budget and every taste. There are simple and bare rooms available for the thriftiest of back-packers and five-star deluxe luxury suites for those that want to indulge their fancies.

Almost all round the year, travellers are usually assured of finding a room – if not in a hotel, then at least in a private house. However, come the peak season of December and January, you are likely to experience problems, unless you book your rooms well in advance.

Just around Christmas until the dawn of the new year, Goa is in festive mood and plays host to hundreds and thousands of visitors from all over India and around the world. So accommodation is at a premium everywhere.

Most accommodation in Goa can be categorised in the following typical types:


This type of accommodation is suitable for the budget-minded traveller and especially the backpacking tourist. This can range from simple, bare rooms in regular guest houses to cosy well furnished rooms in family-run guest houses.

This kind of accommodation is costlier in the city and popular coastal belt areas and cheaper if you go off the beaten track in the rural areas. A decent double room with a fan, attached bath and toilet typically costs around Rs. 200/-. The prices usually double in the peak season period.

It is always a good idea to check the state of the bathroom and toilet confirming your reservation with money.

If you want to get a taste of the typical rural Goa, try accommodation in a family house with mud-floored rooms. The water supply is usually the common village well and baths/toilets are in small outhouses.


The next step up is the budget mid-range hotels which are to be found all over Goa and form the major portion of the available accommodation. These have proper reception areas, well appointed rooms, room service and usually a restaurant.

Off season, these hotels are the best bet for your stay. But, most of these hotels are fully booked with hordes of Charter tourists from Europe during the peak season, so finding a room might be a little difficult. However there are still rooms to be found for the walk-in tourist although at a slightly higher tariff.

The tariffs for rooms at such hotels range between Rs 400/- to Rs 800/- for a good-sized room with a fan, en-suite bath/toilet, a balcony and hot and cold running water. There are optionals such as cable TV and air conditioning also available. Most 1-star and uncategorised hotels fall in this category.

These higher budget range hotels in Goa can be classified into two categories: the slick modern 2-star and 3-star hotels which can be found in all the major towns as well as all the popular coastal belt and the high-priced international standard 5-star luxury resorts which cater to the rich and the famous. The luxury resorts are all located in the coastal areas within easy walking distance of a beach.

Resorts in this category typically have their own restaurants with different cuisines, coffee shops, large swimming pools, sports and gym facilities along with shops selling everything from books to carpets.

The luxury rooms at these type of establishments range typically from Rs 2000/- to Rs 10000/- per night and it is often best to stay at these hotels on one of their special packages available at a much lesser rate.

A number of travellers, especially foreigners, prefer to spend a fairly longer period of time from a month to as many as six months at the leisurely pace of life in Goa. For such a stay, it is best to rent houses or rooms by the month, or season.

Rents usually vary from area to area and even village to village, but you can expect to get accommodation for around Rs 3500/- to Rs 5000/- a month depending upon the season and the facilities included in the cost.

It is also worth considering sharing such long stay accommodation with two or three people so as to bring down the costs. Most importantly, reserve such long-term accommodation well in advance to get a good bargain as most such houses and rooms are rented by visitors who return to the same house year after year and as such get first preference.

Such rentals are mostly to be found in the small villages around the beach areas and are owned by the local villagers. The more deposit you pay upfront and the longer you intend to stay, the less the accommodation cost.
A Goa Tourism Development Corporation Post

25 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. Hi,

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    2. Lee Harvey on April 30th, 2011 at 9:04 pm
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    6. dev on March 22nd, 2011 at 1:34 pm
  6. Very good description. Every holiday resort takes care of good services. Slovakia manages tourist field to offer alternate to shore resorts.

    7. Ubytování Slovensko on February 6th, 2011 at 2:41 pm
  7. accomodation for single room for 22 jan to 25 jan,2011. If vehicles are also provided then whole package of staying and wehicle for goa visit

    8. chandra prakash on January 13th, 2011 at 11:18 am
  8. a family of 4 members visiting goa on 19th dec 2010 planing to stay for 4 days.
    looking for an economical stay
    plz suggest a guest house

    9. anil on November 25th, 2010 at 8:59 pm
  9. we r group of 10 people looking forward for a 5 day tour in goa frm 12th december….

    we r in a favour of mid range hotels nd vehicle…..

    pls guide us to your earliest…….

    10. asmita on October 30th, 2010 at 12:24 pm
  10. Accommodation in Goa is plentiful with a variety of hotels, resorts and guest houses to suit every budget and every taste. There are simple and bare rooms available for the thriftiest of back-packers and five-star deluxe luxury suites for those that want to indulge their fancies.
    I will also visit this site.
    Thanks for sharing.

    11. Accommodation on September 30th, 2010 at 8:11 pm
  11. i am looking for a rented room in goa for 2 months i.e from 15 apr to 15 june, 2010. i am a student and visiting goa for a summer project.
    plz. help me.

    12. sankalp gera on February 27th, 2010 at 3:51 pm
  12. I wanrt to go to Goa at last week of January. I need midium rabge hotel in goa(Rs. 850.00/day)

    13. malabika datta on August 24th, 2009 at 12:04 am
  13. Me and my Friends are arranging 31st December plan for Goa
    we want a room for 5 people. not expensive a economy room with toilet and bathroom attached please send me details

    14. sandesh on July 11th, 2009 at 5:46 pm
  14. Hi,,

    My friends and i (about 10 people) will be cuming to goa, i wanted domuntary or rooms which are big enough to saty in one room, a medium budget will be good enough..Pls help .We will be visiting goa in the 1st week of july

    15. noel crasta on May 11th, 2009 at 10:03 am
  15. we want to stay in beach 2-3 days….in mid july 2009…pls…help us…

    16. debasmita on May 2nd, 2009 at 5:07 pm
  16. i need a accomodation in goa for 2 months. can you help

    17. dd on March 23rd, 2009 at 6:48 pm
  17. hi guys, i need a beach facing resort for honeymoon tour. it should be in medium range. not very expensive because i want to stay for 7 days. please guide me as early as possible. i need it before 5th of march 2009. bye

    18. Nikhil on February 23rd, 2009 at 2:12 pm
  18. Please give me the addresses of midrange hotels and inexpensive room addresses with telephone no.

    19. anita sharma on January 19th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  19. Hi guys,
    I’m coming to Goa in December & am planning to stay for around 3 – 4 months. Having just read that accomodation can get scarce during this month I’m happy to go ahead & rent from now if there’s any houses you can recommend on a long term basis. Do you have any tel numbers & details you can send me please..?
    Many thanks

    20. Sid on November 26th, 2008 at 4:12 am
  20. Please give me the list and tariff plan for Mid range and upmarket hotel to be available in December.

    21. Prateek Upadhyay on October 5th, 2008 at 7:14 pm
  21. Plse send me Tel No of Kamat Milan Hotel for booking in Marmagoa and any other medium Hotel

    22. Dinesh Rao on May 22nd, 2008 at 4:16 pm
  22. Please give me the addresses of midrange hotels and inexpensive room addresses with telephone no.

    24. Sunil Ruprao adhau on September 3rd, 2007 at 4:12 pm
  23. Also check this site for great deals on Hotels, Resorts, Rentals, etc.

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    25. Scofield on February 19th, 2007 at 5:02 pm
  24. Its pleasure for Goa Blog 🙂

    26. Goa Blog on January 21st, 2007 at 7:26 pm
  25. Hey Thanks man.. For the list 😀 we were looking for medium priced hotels..

    27. Jeba on January 20th, 2007 at 1:49 pm

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