People Are Very Friendly And Helpfull. Reception Is 24 Hours Open. Literally 2 Minutes Away From Candolim Beach. If You Stay At Backpacker Panda You Can Also Get 10% Discount on Mama Cecelia Shack. Awesome Experience Love To Go Again. Night Guard Siddhant Bhai Is Nice Helps A Lot. Feels Like Home. Played Cricket There Also. No Restrictions, Just Chill. Money Was Well Spent.
Having to pay only 200 rupees for a day here felt like such a steal to me. The location is absolutely fabulous. There is a off road from the hostel directly to the beach. The look and feel of the place is brilliant and it is managed by quality staff. Did not try the food there as I ended up cooking myself. The Outdoor shower is a great. They have a huge lounge area thats open and gives a Goan vibe. Definitely a great place to stay.
I came to Goa with my crew to shoot the video for my Debut Original Single and this is where we decided to crash and relax every day. Staying at a hostel was the first time for most of us, and I speak for everyone when I say, there's no going back from this.
Backpacker Panda Goa is a really chill place. The rooms are clean, so are the bathrooms. Each bunker has a designated drawer with a lock, and the drawers are really huge. The staff at the reception is so welcoming and warm, they will help you out everything you wanna know, that includes details of where you should go the next day, getting a scooty, and maybe you need help booking a cab because you have drinking plans (it is Goa after all) they are gonna be there, for all of it.
You will have multiple options for the kind of dorm you want to stay at. Mixed (Male + Female) or just all Male and all Female. Your fellow lodgers are going to be respectful of your space and comfort because most of them are backpackers, who are used to sharing rooms this way. You might as well make new friends there and end up partying with them or have them join in on your plans.
The hostel is insanely close to Candolim beach. It's so so beautiful, definitely a very underrated beach, which is better because, the crowd is cream, the beach is clean and you will have a great time. The hostel is connected to the beach shack Mama Celelia, the food is okay, they offered a special Backpacker Discount to us! Again, really adorable reception and hospitality.
At the hostel, you will find an unlimited supply of beer at almost all times, however, if you drink anything else, you will have to get it by yourself from outside. The common area is so fun, they occasionally have games and gin pong tournaments (basically beer pong with gin). You will have chakna (snacks) to accompany them too if you want, basically packets of lays, kurkure etc. they provide it at the reception. There are paid laundry service, a kitchen and a fridge. You can store food/ booze, heat anything or even cook something if you want. As long as you clean your plates and everything yourself. The only thing I'd change is how well lit the rooms and toilets are. Since we were there to shoot, it was a real inconvenience to apply makeup without enough light.
All in all, definitely a kickass place to stay for chill travellers and young (your mental age) explorers. Will visit again :)
The hostle has the best environment to stay. The staff is very helpful. From the supervisor to the cook everyone is best at their job. I would love to visit backpacker panda again. Also i made alot of friends from different parts of the world. It was a beautiful experience.
My friends and I stayed in the 8 bed non-ac dorm for 4 days. The people at the reception were very kind and helpful. They gave us tips about places and beaches to visit. The hostel can be a little difficult to find but location is close to the beach.
The bathroom (and plumbing in general) was quite poor. The water pressure was weak, the flush didn't work occasionally, water didn't drain well. There wasn't a day when there was no water problem for us or other rooms. I won't be visiting again unless they fix plumbing.