Backapcker Panda Goa Candolim
#1116, Anna Vaddo, Ximer Candolim, Goa, India

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Open your heart out, feel the soft beach sand beneath your feet and welcome Goa into hearts and minds. Its unmistakable pull has always cast a spell on every traveller, so much so that they want to stay on and make it their home. Once the home ground of the Portuguese colonists, its one state that has managed to strike the perfect balance between traditional Konkani openness and the classic Portuguese charm. Be it the architecture, music, cuisine, dance or speech, you will see the Portuguese ethos interacting perfectly with the Indian values. What better place could be there to strike up camp for as long as you need. It was thus, at this serene destination that Backpacker Panda set up its first hostel. Started with the sole aim of making travelling easier, safer and accessible for all the travellers, across the globe, Backpacker Panda is all set to change the travelling trends of Indian and foreign backpackers around the globe. An Indian chain of European themed hotels, Backpacker Panda combines the best of both worlds in terms of design sensibilities and gracious hospitality. The best part about being at a Backpacker Panda hostel is that you are always in close proximity with the various landmarks of the destinations as well as the arrival points such as airports, bus stand as well as the Railway Station. So, now matter where arrive you are never too far from a Backpacker Panda Hostel. Open the doors of the hostel and you will find a smiling, friendly crew, comfortable dormitories, cozy linens, air-conditioned dormitories as well as private rooms that are replete with everything that you need to make your sojourn memorable. It is here that you will find a perfect melange of cleanliness, relaxation and security. All the hostels have free Wi-Fi, fully functional kitchenette and a cheerful common area where you can interact with other like minded travellers.
A joyous ensemble of all the values that Backpacker Panda embodies is the Backpacker Panda at Goa. Located near the Calangute Beach, it is easily reachable from any means of transport that you might choose. As with all the hostel locations of Backpacker Panda, it is within a close call of all the major pit-stops such as Candolim Beach (350m) as well as the main road through Calangute/ Candolim. The hostel is a well connected to the Thivim Railway Station (20km), Vasco Railway Station (39Km), Madgaon Railway station(47km), Panaji Bus Stand(12Km) and Mapusa Bus Stand (9km), the Dabolim airport, too is at an easy distance(37km). A marvellous vista of the joie de vivre (joy of life) of the state of Goa, it is the top choice for all backpackers who find home in the gushing waves and pristine golden sands. Find a home away from home and family that spans across the globe right here as you revel in comfort and camaraderie of world travellers. Once here, you can choose from 4 Bed Mixed Dormitories, 6 Bed Mixed dormitories, 8 Bed Mixed dormitories as well as a 6 Bed exclusively female dormitory. If you would like a more personal experience, you can pick from the 2 En-suite rooms that are private and furnished just for your taste for 2 persons each. So, come, share this experience with hundreds of like minded travellers who create innumerable stories within these artfully graffitied walls.


  • Adaptors
  • 24 hour reception
  • Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facil
  • Tours/Travel desk
  • Towels for Hire
  • Credit Cards Accepted


The hostel is most ideally situated just about 100metres from the main street of the Calangute/ Candolim border. A walking distance of 10mins brings you to the Candolim Beach and you are well within all the popular eateries and shops of the area. Reach the Candolim beach area and ask for Mario Gallery or the temple. Land at the lane that passes from the side of the temple and after about 100m take a left and boom! You are home!

1. Thivim Railway Station (20km):
From the exit of the Railway Station head south east towards State Highway 1. Take a right at the Uday General Stores and pass by Dhumaskar Hospital on the right. At the roundabout take the first exit on the NH66 and pass by Gomantak Hotel. Follow the Calangute- Mapusa Road by taking a right at Xell Bastora Road and at the roundabout post that take the second exit . Turn left at Aguada- Siolim road and the next right at 1.1km. The hostel shall be right in front of you.

2. Panjim Bus Stand (12.3km):
From the Panjim Bus Stand, head north-west on the Ponda- Panaji Road and take a slight right to reach MG Road. Keep going straight until you reach a roundabout, from here take a left onto Betim-Verem-Saligao Road and turn left at Verem Bus Stop, right at Shantadurga Temple and continue straight until you see the hostel.

3. Goa International Airport (37km):
From the Airport take the road onto NH566 and then take a right after 24m, continue onto NH366 and at the roundabout take the first exit onto NH66. Stay on the road till 800m and at the roundabout atke the second exit, stay on the interstate terminal. Continue on the Betim-Verem- Saligaon Road to the hostel in Calangute. Turn left at Verem Bus Stop and right at Shantadurga Temple and continue straight until you see the hostel.