In Arambol, lies this compact backpacker hostel that’s India’s first Rasta-themed mansion in India. Like most places on the list, this one’s also about community living, live jamming, pani-puri eating, beer chugging, communal cooking (and eating), terrace yoga and beach bumming. It wins for its quiet location (naah, it’s not on the beach but a few minutes walk away) and the hosts’ warm hospitality. The best part: The bunk beds start at INR 300 a night in the dorm (come Christmas and New Years and and it goes up to INR 550 for the female dorm and INR 1.5K for the mixed dorm).
P.S. The Rasta Bar is just where you’d find us chilling.