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The Jungle Hostel is a very nice place to stay if you're visiting Vagator. Clean rooms, very friendly staff and backpackers from all around the world will make your Goa experience unforgetable :) Definitely worth more than the money it costs :)
The jungle hostel (email hidden) to stay in Vagator/ Anjuna. There is a really nice group hang out area (indoor/ outdoor) which promotes easy socialization with fellow travelers. (The only downside to this can be late night noise if you are trying to sleep.) The staff at the hostel are very knowledgeable and helpful and among other things they have prearranged deals for taxi rides and to rent scooters that make it really easy to navigate the local area. I mostly stayed in a private room, which was good value for the money; one night I stayed in the dorm accommodation which was cheaper but hot and buggy.
We stayed at the Jungle Hostel for three nights in early February. 2014. We booked a private room, which was separate to the main building, located a block away in the next street. We were a little surprised at first, but it didn't prove to be a problem.
The room was clean, and the bed was pretty comfortable. Our room came with air-con and a ceiling fan, as well as two big windows to let lots of light and fresh air into the room. Breakfast was included every morning in the main building (tea/coffee, bananas, toast, eggs etc.) which was pretty good. The hostel provided a water filtration system in the kitchen, which was free to use. The common areas were well put together.. with plenty of hammocks and swings to kick back and relax in.
All in all, I'm very happy with our experience at the Jungle. Thank you! If I'm ever in the neighbourhood again, I'll be sure to spend a few more nights here.
Much love from Australia.
super fun time in prison! great vibes among the prisoners, lots of group outings for meals and beach trips. i stayed in the private room and had great luck with hot water for my whole stay, which is a huge bonus in india. breakfast is yummy and the beer fridge is fully-stocked most of the time with kingfisher, juice, and pop. (mostly) reliable wifi and a desktop computer available for use. super clean and lots of fun! great place to meet travel buddies! highly recommend.
oh, and when some friends and i decided to take off early to explore some more of beautiful goa, jason and the staff were super cool and accommodating, giving me back the cash for my remaining two nights on the reservation. you'll be hard-pressed to find a more flexible host anywhere else!
don't miss a night out at heidi's beer garden either. 20 or so of us headed out for dinner there one night and were not disappointed. delicious food, awesome cocktails, great service, beautiful place.
see you next year!