Heading To Palolem? Stay At This Hostel That Costs INR 500 A Night
The Hostel Crowd’s hostel in Palolem, Summer, is all kinds of awesome with affordable stay facilities, great location and the opportunity to hang out with world travellers on your next beach holiday.
What Makes It Awesome
Located just a kilometer 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. Better than 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 a 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 thankfully have clean sheets, a blanket and fluffy pillows. Summer also has private rooms for couples in case you want a bit of privacy. All rooms have AC and non-AC options. A bed in the dorms starts at a mere INR 500. Private rooms are priced between INR 1,500 and INR 1,800.
When staying here, you'll realise there's lots to do around. 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.
If the plan's just to vegetate, 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.
What Could Be Better
They do not allow groups of larger than four, so make plans accordingly.
They deny entry without a passport, so don’t forget it!