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  • Rav4Gold profile photo Rav4Gold
  • Reviews: 1

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Osborne Resort Calangute: Surely this must deserve more than 2 stars

If this hotel were in the Med, with the facilities, cleanliness and friendly staff, then I am sure it would merit at least 3 stars.

Room was enormous, really an apartment without kitchen - air con kept things cool - Room mini bar prices cheaper than local bars. Restaurant food excellent, little more expensive than local eateries. Sports equipment etc in first class condition and always available. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Good central position between Candolim & Clangute, giving the cloice of two great resorts. Beach access via local road reasonably close. Lovely swimming pools & bar terraces etc.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written February 24, 2004

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  • alycat profile photo alycat
  • Reviews: 436

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Green House: Home away from home

This is my 2nd visit to Goa and we stayed at the same place in calangute called Green House. Owned by a very friendly Goan family this place will not make you homesick.

You get tea/coffee in the morning and hot water for bath only in the evenings. Run by a guy called Fabian (he is a minister in Calangute panchayat), its cheap and affordable.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written December 22, 2003

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  • venteeocho profile photo venteeocho
  • Reviews: 542

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For all budgets...: Many Options

Calangute is chock-full of places
to stay. Demand only outstrips
supply in the Christmas - New Year
high season, and at Diwali.
Most of the inexpensive accommodation
consists of small rooms in family homes,
or in concrete annexes tacked onto the
backs of houses.
The top hotels are nearly all gleaming
white, exclusive villa complexes
with pools,
and direct beach access

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written August 27, 2003
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  • adite profile photo adite
  • Reviews: 29

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Anjuna Village: Great Goan Accommodation at Affordable Prices

We spent a month in Goa - during the monsoons - in 2002. We rented out a house in Anjuna village, which is about 10-15 minutes' stroll from the Anjuna beach. It was a no-frills accommodation but was clean. The house included 2 rooms, a kitchen and bathroom and a lovely balcony from where you could see a little stream. Since it was the monsoons, the tariff was lower than usual - and we paid about Rs 6000/- (US$130) for a month's stay. The prices would be higher - in the range of $250 during the peak season. For an additional charge, the houseowners would do the cleaning and laundry as well and give us clean bedsheets. The rest we carried ourselves. during the rains, the place was green and beautiful. The only inconvenience was the lack of airconditioning, but after a few days of sweating it out, we kind of got used to it. You can check out this web site for more such accommodation : www.goanplaces.com

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written July 12, 2003
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At Cutchem Bhatt, Anjuna


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  • aukjejetty profile photo aukjejetty
  • Reviews: 443
I really don't remember this one: Quiet Place

We found a great, quiet, close-to-the-beach-place to stay. I don't remember the name. But I can tell you where to go. You have to go to Colva beach, and when you get close to the beach you have to walk on a path [small walking path] to the left [paralel to the beach]. Keep walking until you hit a guesthouse [there is only one] this place was around $2-3 a night and it has a restaurant in front. For other restaurants you have to walk a km to the left or to the right.

At Colva beach you can walk up the main road to the busstation and you can go from there to visit other places in Goa, like Old Goa.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written June 9, 2003

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  • alycat profile photo alycat
  • Reviews: 436

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Friendly local accomadation

The south of Goa offers relatively cheap accomadation for budget travellers. Places like Palolem Arambol offers such scenic beauty, all at an highly affordable price tag. Luxury resorts are yet to establish here and most of the tourism business is still run by friendly locals whose tariffs are reasonable. The more discerning tourists have fled from crowded areas of Goa, such as Canlangute-candolim, anjuna to the south.

Posters on the beaches in palolem advertise for hammocks, made by a foreigner, and sold at Rs. 400-500 a piece, during peak season, which would be between Oct to Feb.

Fabulous views, close to the beach and no vendors to trouble u!!!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Budget Travel, Road Trip
  • Written May 5, 2003

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  • ubiq profile photo ubiq
  • Reviews: 75

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Bomfim ***: Overall good 3-star hotel at Baga w pool

Good ratio for price/quality. Clean and spacious rooms with balconies. Sunny pool. Very peaceful at Baga level. Popular among Scandinavian package tourists. Double with AC 1500 rps (late March 2003 also 15% discount). The overall is far more better than the opposite and a bit more expensive Ronil Beach Resort.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written March 29, 2003
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Bhakti Kutir ****: Relaxing midpriced eco-resort at Palolem South Goa

Highly recommended and worth for visiting even as the only destination at Palolem for eco-savvy travelers. An oasis in the southern corner of Palolem.

Eco-resort could be the best word to describe Bhakti Kutir. There are eighteen 2-storey, individually designed cottages (600/900 rps) - with electricity and fan - scattered into semi-jungle and maybe thousands of later-added plants. Outdoor toilet and shower from tub.

On high season, book or check the availability in advance.

(Late March 2003).

Very friendly staff, almost motorless environment with rich variety of birds and flora, it is nearly perfect place to just rest, write, read or yoga. Guru and ayurvedic massage also available. No pool; some 200 meters or five minutes walking to the beach and about 1 kilometer to village point via beach or village road.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Eco-Tourism, Beaches, Hiking and Walking
  • Written March 29, 2003
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More descriptive images in April 2003.


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  • ak47uk profile photo ak47uk
  • Reviews: 294
Back to Basics

If you feel like going back in time you could always try one of these huts for a day or so, there is a matress on the floor a mossie net a hole in the floor for a toilet and a tap outside with which you fill a bucket up to wash down the hole. there is no electricity in most of them so a torch woulb be handy I don't recommend a candle and sleep the night away for less than half a dollar. Bargain.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written November 29, 2002
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Home Sweet Home


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  • ak47uk profile photo ak47uk
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Family Run

As with a lot of the budget hotels in Goa they are family run and not big corporate businesses, and we found that a lot of the staff that work there are related or family friends so you in turn become part of the family.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written November 29, 2002
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A bit camera shy


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  • ak47uk profile photo ak47uk
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Beds

Most of the beds that you find in the budget hotels have a fairly hard matresses but it suited me, you can always ask for a softer one and I am sure they will oblige. You can ask for soft or hard pillows. There isn't any need for mossie nets as in most hotels they have wire mesh on the windows just remember if there isn't any mesh on the windows to keep the door and windows closed at night. Mosqiuto coils are available in the local shops and seem to work. And if you find a couple of Gecko's in your room, don't get rid of them as they enjoy eating mossies and all sorts of insects including flies.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written November 29, 2002
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Comfy


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  • ak47uk profile photo ak47uk
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Hotel Hacienda: Budget Hotel

The hotel Hacienda in Baga was situated about two minutes from the beach as are most of the budget hotels, There are a few large hotels right near the beach but on the beach itself there are just restaurants and bars come cafe's. The hotel cost us around $30 for the week in 1997 and had a fan, mossie net, flushing toilet, warm shower and mesh on the windows. also satalite T.V. downstairs in the lounge. There was ice cold beer and soft drinks and some wonderful food which they serve all day. Most of the hotels like this one close the kitchen and bar around 10pm but they will do you snacks for later and if you have a great waiter like we did who used to sleep in the reception area he could always fix you up with a beer after hours if you where late coming home.

The people at this hotel like many of the hotels in Baga and around are very friendly and extremely helpful when it comes to planning your day whether it's a taxi or a fishing trip, nothing is to much trouble.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written November 29, 2002
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Balcony Hacienda


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Garden Court Resort

In the very center of one of the busiest beaches of Goa, this family-run house hires rooms in a nice little building, with a garden all around. 200 metres from the beach, breakfast on request. Nice staff.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written September 11, 2002
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the goan house


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Panjim Inn

This cozy little pension is one of the best accomodation choices in Panjim. Located in an old portuguese house, they have kept the original furniture, decoration and style. Wonderful wooden beds, charming restaurant at the upper floor veranda, superb location at the Fontainhas Quartier. They have 2 buildings, an Inn and a Pousada, close from each other.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Arts and Culture, Architecture, Historical Travel
  • Written September 11, 2002
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Palolem Beach Resort

The best accomodation in Palolem, just on the beach (as you arrive to the beach, at your right). They have rooms (very basic, small, 200 Rs) and in high season they offer places for camping too. Safe place, and they offer safe boxes too. Money exchange, restaurant and Internet conexion available.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written September 11, 2002
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Entrance of my "suite", LOL


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