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    Heading To Palolem In Goa? Then You Gotta Stay At This Hostel That Just Costs INR 300

    Tanmay posted on 20 June

    Ten-Second Takeaway

    The Hostel Crowd’s hostel in Palolem —Summer — is all kinds of awesome with cheap stay facilities, great location and the opportunity to hang out with world travellers on your next beach holiday.

    Summer's Calling

    Located just a kilo meter away from the beautiful Palolem beach in South Goa, Summer is a perfect boarding house for backpackers, solo travellers and even groups {on a budget}. Owned by the Hostel Crowd company, Summer offers basic but comfortable living quarters and welcoming aesthetics. As you enter, you will find the word “Summer” beautifully scrawled on a wall in the form of string art. Replaces any conventional signboard, we think.

    The building has a white facade, plain yet not boring. There is a terrace on the top floor for you to relax with cool drink and enjoy a view of surrounding paddy fields and rustic life. Summer also has a common room where you can lay back and chill. With free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast and laundry service, all travellers and their basic needs are taken care of. Each room comes with an attached bathroom {shared in the case of dorms}, a nightstand and a lamp. All beds have clean sheets, a blanket and pillows. Summer also has private rooms for couples. All rooms have AC and Non-AC options, with the dorms having 4,6 or 8 rooms. A bed in the dorms starts at a mere INR 300 {Non AC} and 400 {AC}. Private rooms are priced at INR 1,000 {Non AC} and INR 1,200 {AC}.

    Things To Do

    Head down to the beach {a five minute walk from the hostel} to relax with a chilled beer and to enjoy the waves. Play some beach football or take a walk by the water. Or you can rent a bike and explore all of South Goa, which is less touristy. Rent a kayak or a paddle board and waddle off to Monkey Island {Yes, an island with loads of monkeys) and enjoy the fabulous sunset. The Summer hostel also organises phytoplankton watching at night.

    There’s also something for the adrenaline junkies here. You can hop on to a canyoning tour at the Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can even jump off a waterfall. If waterfall scenes are not for you, then climb up a treehouse or two, also present all around the sanctuary. The Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary is located just an hour away from Summer, and the Sanguem waterfalls here are a cool spot.

    Down Time!

    Grab a book and head to the nearby German bakery to tuck into healthy juices, chunky sandwiches, cakes and pastry — with a cuppa. A must have is their banoffee pie, along with their selections of teas and coffees. Head to Ourem 88 for dinner, very well recognised for its service and great European food. Try their salads, chorizo stuffed calamari and chicken with porcini mushrooms, and do not forget to save some space for dessert — their panna cotta, plum tart and lemon tart are delectable.


    They do not allow groups of larger than four, so choose your group wisely. Also, they deny entry without a passport, so don’t forget it!

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    Location Details

    99/1, Ourem Road, Palolem, Canacona, Goa


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