You should read this before booking Backpacker Panda goa.
on Jan 6, 2020
am a frequent traveller and I have experienced so many different types of stays till now, backpacker panda (goa) becomes one of my worst of that.
Below are the reasons.
1) The first impression of the location was good but then the behaviour of the receptionist is not welcoming and she behaves so rudely, forget about that they will help you with any of your requirement.
2) I was travelling with my friend during the new year, I booked 8 bad Dorm for two people after seen all the pictures of the room on Makemytrip but after reaching the hostel they allocated us two different rooms none of them is the same as which we saw online, they give some random reasons for that which are non-realistic.
3) How rooms are there?
The room which they allocated to me has no curtains on the window which is just next to my bed.
AC is not working, they put it on fan mode and even they didn't provide AC remort.
4) WiFi service and cell phone.
WiFi service is soo poor that even when WiFi router is in the same room where I am staying yet it was not connecting and due the location of the place the cell phone networks are also not available, which means you'll be left with no Internet connection.
Great location and good place to chill out, just be careful of food service in the mornings
on Nov 25, 2019
There are many great things about this hostel. Being so close to the beach was wonderful, as was having Goblin, the mischievious little kitten, to play and cuddle with.
Chill vibes at the hostel with the Den being a nice place to hang out, chat and meet new people.
The food served here is absolutely amazing, as is the service. Animesh will go out of his way to help you with anything you could ever need, and is great to hang out and chat with. It feels more like a family than a hostel.
There are somewhat frequent blackouts, but this seems to affect the whole area, and luckily doesn't seem to occur overnight when AC is needed.
The only issue is that the staff on in the morning tend to stuff things up a fair bit. You can order an omlette with two pieces of toast, they'll double check you want two pieces and then only bring out one piece. After you ask for the other piece and they say they'll bring it out, they might somehow forget still. They'll double check you want chilli and then not include it. They'll also make an iced coffee on chocolate ice cream. It's really odd because nothing like that would ever happen with the staff on in the evenings, it's honestly like a completely different place in the mornings. The masalla omlette is delicious... But you have to be lucky to actually get what it says on the menu, even when they double check with you.
100% recomend staying here, just either avoid eating here in the mornings or accept that it's a bit of a gamble and you'll get what you get.
Backpacker panda goa cheaters
on Nov 20, 2019
Extremely unsatisfied with the service. We had booked 12 beds in 2 different rooms ( one 6 bed room and one 8 bed room)and had got the confirmation of the same. We had also contacted customer care whether we ll be given the same 2 rooms or not before our booking for which they agreed without hesitation. Also called them at noon on the day of arrival confirming the same. After we reached there, reception guys said that they cant accommodate us in 2 rooms and could provide the beds in 5 different rooms. They made us to wait for more than an hour to confirm the same. Absolute horrible experience after travelling for 14 hrs. Had to cancel our reservation because of this.
Best Hostel Ever
on May 2, 2019
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.
Great location and ambience
on Feb 20, 2019
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.