Set in the old Latin district of Panjim in Goa, the Old Quarter (namesake) is an affordable and colourful hostel for solo travellers, especially those on a budget. If you’re hitting the road, Mumbai to Goa will take around 13 hours by road via the Pune-Goa highway. If you’re taking the bus, you’ll be dropped off at the Panjim bus stop, and from there it’s a 20-minute drive (you get taxis easily). Old Quarter Goa is located inside Asia’s oldest Portuguese area in Panjim, Fontainhas. The area was under Portuguese rule for over 450 years, and to date is like a mini Portugal – with its grand architecture, people and stories that weave themselves in the streets of Panjim.
It’s a lazy little town, of cobbled alleys, colourful houses and all things soaked in the warm Goan sun. The hostel is really affordable, basic and perfect for anyone who’s looking to meet new people, and explore the historical Latin quarter. They have a variety of rooms on offer and dormitories on offer for all genders. They are basic and cosy but it's the walls on the outside that are highly Instagrammable with their loud artwork. The basic double room starts at INR 1,200 per night, the basic room in the female dormitory for INR 450 per night, and a single for INR 800 per night. One can go about and explore Panjim’s 200 years old history, churches that were replicated from the European standard or just walk around and enjoy yourself.