Zostel Gokarna is a backpackers’ paradise with cheap rates, bunks beds, and a stunning view of the beaches. Oh, and they even have a private shack.
This Gokarna Hostel Has Bunk Beds, Private Shacks And A View Of The Arabian Sea For INR 400
Them Hostel Settings
For folks familiar with the Zostel chain of hostels, they will tell you about the how the hostel is all about dorm rooms with bunk beds, community centre, and an opportunity to rub shoulders with like-minded backpackers and the likes. Well, that’s exactly what you get here, along with the quintessential Gokarna accommodation — a shack. The dorms are all AC with two mixed dorms with six beds each and a single female-only dorm with six beds. The non-AC shack is ideal for couples and the likes who want a bit of privacy. Since the prices tend to change seasonally, the dorms can be booked for anywhere between INR 400 and INR 600, while the shacks cost INR 1,600 at peak times.
Full On Facilities
The hostel comes with WiFi, a 24×7 help-desk, laundry services, secure lockers, fun board games and consoles, and that beautiful common place area where you can either chill all by yourself or mingle with other backpackers. There’s even a fully-equipped kitchen for you to make anything from good, old Maggi to something as extravagant as a cake. You might have to share the cake with the other hostel folks though.
Gokarna is a more laid-back version of Goa and that’s exactly what you get at Zostel as well. Located right on the hilltop, you get an excellent view of the surrounding beaches, the township below, and the Arabian Sea by the horizon. Whether you are chilling by the hostel surroundings or loafing around in one of the many beaches, there’s plenty for you to do around here. Gather your gang, or new found roomies, and go beach trekking — it’s super fun, and a different way to discover beaches. If you’re into yoga, then join the many people who’ll be practising yoga in the wee hours of the morning. Alternatively, sit by the beach and drink beer. Surely that counts as an activity.