The Banyan Soul In Anjuna Is For Everyone Who's Tired Of Goa's Commercial Side
You know how Goa is always the ‘it’ place for everyone looking for a superb getaway from the city, right? Now, we’ve found our go-to space in Goa, specifically in Anjuna called The Banyan Soul. This 12-room guest house is simply perfect for when you want to run away from the chaos of the city and enjoy the susegaad life instead.
What Makes It Awesome
We love everything about this clean and comfy guest house. Nestled in a bylane in Anjuna, the guest house offers a contemporary-style stay, is a stone’s throw away from the beach and is the ultimate space for those who would love to be surrounded by nature, but somewhere a little away from the crowds. There’s definitely no dearth of fabulous stays in Goa, but we love this one for the peace of mind and privacy that it comes along with. Given it’s apt location, everything we’d want to do in Goa is well within our reach - the beach, the famous Anjuna flea market, the finest of restaurants, Artjuna, German Bakery, Michelle's Garden and the likes.
Started by Sumit Yardi in 2008, The Banyan Soul’s aim is to get us out of the busy, chaotic city life and adopt the calm, simple lifestyle. The contemporary design of the hotel, affordable, mid-range rates and the fantastic location are just some of the things that set it apart. Every room is air-conditioned and comes with a small verandah. Sometimes, when you get back and realise they don't have an in-house cafe, they;re kind enough to give you menus of nearby restaurants that will deliver too.
What Could Be Better
The staff is responsive and helpful but don't expect morning tea (like we said, they don't have a kitchen) or clean towels if you don't ask. But if you make your requests, trust us, you won't be denied.
The prices here differ basis the time of the year, but during season time, the tariff is between INR 2,500-3,500 per night for two. Because it's affordable and clean, and unfortunately has limited rooms, it gets packed on long weekends. So, you'll be better off planning those a little ahead of time if you want to stay here.
P.S. They're also one of the few places open through the year.