10 Best Homestays in Goa - 2020 (Photos and 305 Reviews)

There are many Homestays in Goa, which is a hotspot for tourists from all over the world. Experiencing a homestay is one of the few ways you can explore this beach city feeling like a local. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or one that is adventurous, homestays are one of the greatest alternatives to the usual hotels and resorts in the area. The Goa Homestays help you to get away from the other crowded areas and hotels, and soak in the calmness of the actual Goa. Moreover, these homestays cater to all types of tourists, in addition to budgets, needs and requirements. They are the best way to have a memorable holiday while experiencing the true Goan way of life.

Many times, these homestays in Goa also offer tourists a chance to explore the Portuguese culture and heritage which is quite prevalent in Goa. Many of these homestays are also located on the beach as well. Lined with palm-fringed coastal shores and the vibrant nightlife, Goa is not just an exotic place but is something that can take you down the memory lane. And the best way to do so is by staying in homestays. In addition to peace, tranquillity, and serenity, you also get the chance to meet new people, make friends and indulge in traditional home-cooked food while availing homestays. Homestays are also one of the best ways to escape, very different from conventional hotels and resorts.

Furthermore, some of the homestays in Goa are actually refurbished buildings from the Portuguese eras gone by, which offers guests a chance to experience a luxury yet historical stay, something that is one-of-a-kind. From customized activities based on your preferences to the great hospitality and amazing ambiance, homestays here are also known for offering guests an offbeat and completely new experience of a holiday in Goa and surrounding regions. Some of the best homestays in Goa include the Casa Menezes, where you get to stay in one of the most heritage buildings of the region. There is also the centrally located Caravela Homestay, which is situated in close vicinity to all the major attractions of Goa. You can also choose to stay in the refurbished Vivenda Rebelo, which is essentially a 100-year old Indo-Portuguese building.

Popular Goa Homestays Tour Packages

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Homestay at Siolim in North Goa 2D/1N ₹ 1350 4.0 star View Details
Luxury Villa Homestay at Goa 2D/1N ₹ 2200 4.0 star View Details
Heritage Stay Experience in Goa with Flat 9% off 2D/1N ₹ 2800 3.0 star View Details
Homestay in Goa with Adventure Activities Flat 15% off 2D/1N ₹ 2900 4.0 star View Details
Riverside Homestay in Candolim, Goa 2D/1N ₹ 4300 4.0 star View Details
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Homestay at Siolim in North Goa Best Seller
Homestay at Siolim in North Goa

2D/1N

North Goa

Activity Location: Siolim, North Goa.Activity Timing: Check-in Time:12:00 p.m.                            Check-out Time:11:00 a.m.About the Stay: Experience Goa like a true Goan living in his own Beautiful old Goan village home in Siolim. This homestay has thick laterite walls, deep maroon floors and wooden roof with terracotta tiles. It is set in a little vaddo in North Goa with its own Chikoo tree, secret garden and a cute little pond-in-the-making. Rest at your own homestay in Goa after the hustle and bustle of the city.You will also get Netflix and Amazon Prime unlimited access while you stay here by booking this exquisite homestay package from Thrillophilia.Facilities: Dining area, Television, Refrigerator, Environmentally friendly garden, Hair drier, Internet access, Laundry, Iron, Medical assistance and Parking lot.Places nearby: Quite nicely located with a general store 2 houses down, taking care of all our daily needs and endless supplies of chilled beer. The closest market, ATMs, some eating joints are all a 5 minute drive from the house.*Note: Upto 5 pax can accommodate in 1 double bed (bedroom),1 single bed and 2 extra mattresses.How to reach:  Situated 7 km from Mapusa, the village is located around the Chapora river. You can easily hire a bike or a car and take the road to Mapusa. There are various sign boards indicating the way to the village. This place is easily accessible through public and Private transport via South & North Goa.
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26 Ratings

4.0

26 Ratings

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INR 1,350

Luxury Villa Homestay at Goa Best Seller
Luxury Villa Homestay at Goa

2D/1N

Candolim

Location : Candolim , GoaHomestay in Goa with Adventure which features a restaurant, garden, a private beach area and terrace in luxury homestay invites you to experience the pristine Luxury stay experience in Goa. It is located at a slight height. The Homestay also grows a number of herbs and medicinal plants. This evergreen environment attracts a large number of birds, butterflies and dragonflies. They are simple but rich in aesthetics, earthy and exotic.The luxury has dusky peach colored villa has a separate living area with a writing desk, seating and the mini-bar. The bedroom is semi-circular with tall cathedral windows with sweeping floor length curtains. It is spacious enough for two large easy chairs and the king size four poster with romantic drapes. There is a dressing room with a wardrobe which leads to the bathroom with a tub and a separate shower area.It is perfect for those who prize their privacy and peace.The children have a lot of space to play including a separate play area for the toddlers.Being a homestay near to the beach, it offers many activities like Dolphin trips , Backwater trips and Local sightseeing are name to few .This experience at Goa is ideal for friends, family, & corporate.Places To visit Near By  - Baga BeachCalangute BeachPackages Offered - Varaint 1: It is luxurious 1 bedroom villa with a garden viewHow To Reach :Distance from Goa vellha is 20 kms .Easily reachable by a Private/Personal TransportationCheck In : 1:00 pmCheck Out : 11:00 am
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41 Ratings

4.0

41 Ratings

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INR 2,420

INR 2,200

Heritage Stay Experience in Goa with Flat 9% off Best Seller
Heritage Stay Experience in Goa with Flat 9% off

2D/1N

Panjim

Location - Panjim GoaThe Heritage Home stay of Goa, a home away from home, an experience like no other, nestled in the rustic lush greens of the Batim village, just 13 kms away from Panjim.Come experience true Goan Heritage.The advantage being that the  ambience of the rooms are charming and are well-furnished for a top-notch experience.They are well equipped with air-conditioner, television, clean linen, attached bathrooms and many more.The children have a lot of space for all their cricket, there is a play area for the toddlers. In this 300 year old ancestral home of ‘de Menezes’ family, replete with teak, oak and rosewood carved antique furniture, original art and virtuoso regal interiors combined with all the modern amenities needed to make this one of your most cherished holiday experiences ever!Being a Home stay, this offers an array of activities like Bicycle tours and bonfire to name a few. This experience at Goa is ideal for friends, family, & corporate.Places To visit Near By  - -Shantadurga Temple(8 km)-Immaculate Conception Church(10 km)-Basilica of Bom Jesus(13 km)-Velha Goa(13 km)-Reis Magos Fort(15 kmPackages Offered - Variant: Balcony Heritage Suit- A luxury suite with a four poster colonial bed and the view from the upper veranda.Variant:Quarto do Baie- A luxury suite with a colonial bed with the view of the jardim from the balcao.Variant:Quarto do Casa- A luxury suite with a four poster colonial bed and the view from the upper veranda.Variant:Veranda Garden Heritage Suite- A luxury suite with a four poster colonial bed and the view of the jardim from the balcaoHow to reach - - The property is located at a distance of 16 km from Goa International Airport.- 27 km from Madgaon Railway Station..Check - In - 12:00 pmCheck- Out- 11:00 am
Very Good

27 Ratings

3.0

27 Ratings

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INR 3,080

INR 2,800

Homestay in Goa with Adventure Activities Flat 15% off Best Seller
Homestay in Goa with Adventure Activities Flat 15% off

2D/1N

Panjim

Location - Panjim, GoaThis Homestay At Goa is located, just 11 kms from Panjim, the capital of Goa. Panjim is a quaint city with well planned gardens and roads while at this  homestay, you can experience the other side of Goa, being away from the bustle and hustle of the coastal touristic belt, but at the same time, we are not too far from the beaches, just a half an hour drive and you reach the famous Baga and Calangute beaches. The Stay accommodation consists of five cottages, unique in size and decor, situated in different levels of the foliage in the backyard. They are very rustic, choosing to make best of locally available elements like bamboo, local stone , coconut wood and palm leaves. The advantage being that, that the cottages are all air-cooled, the windows are large thus capturing the through breeze, and enabling you to sleep and reside completely in harmony with nature. The children have a lot of space for all their cricket, there is a play area for the toddlers. Being a beach stay, this offers an array of activities like Kayaking , Cycling tours and fishing to name a few. This experience at Goa is ideal for friends, family, & corporate.Places To visit Near By  - -Baga and Calangute beaches-Salim Ali bird sanctuary-Church of St Thomas Packages Offered - Variant: Sunbird Cottage with CP Meal plan- Large enough for a family of three, this cottage is built by the edge of the paddy field, the same level as the swimming pool.Variant: Hornbill Cottage with CP Meal plan- Again comfortable and roomier enough for a family with two children.Variant: Golden Oriole Cottage with CP Meal plan- Big Enough for three on Honeymoons, romantic weekends, you name it. The large windows overlook the swimming pool and the lakeVariant: Indian Pitta Cottage with CP Meal plan- Our most natural cottage built with rammed earth. Spacious room with twin bed and two extra bedsHow To Reach :Distance From Panjim -  11 Kms . Pick up drop facility available as per your travel planCheck In : 12:00 pmCheck Out : 11:00 am
Superb

38 Ratings

4.0

38 Ratings

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INR 3,315

INR 2,900

Riverside Homestay in Candolim, Goa Best Seller
Riverside Homestay in Candolim, Goa

2D/1N

Candolim

Goa is the party capital of the country, but it also happens to be one of the most breathtakingly serene locations on the western coast of the country. To make your stay here much more memorable, here is one of the best homestays in Goa, Located right on the banks of the Nerul River of Candolim.Factual Information:Enjoy a stay by the river Nerul of Goa, located quite near to the famous Candolim Beach. The homestay has 4 rooms that are all available for the guests to have the best time. Alongside this, the homestay also has a magnificent private swimming pool so you have a luxury vibe all the way during your stay. Delicious Breakfast, comfortable stay, and a dedicated caretaker make the homestay more appealing to all the guests who arrive here. Stay:There are 4 rooms in the homestay that can take up to 3 people each, bringing the capacity of the property to 10.Activity: The swimming pool on the property is the highlight of the homestay and will surely entice you to take a dip.Check in: 12:00pmCheck out: 10:00am
Superb

28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 4,300

Villa Stay in Lonavala with Private Pool Best Seller
Villa Stay in Lonavala with Private Pool

2D/1N

Candolim

Lonavala is a seasonal wonder as well as an all year paradise for those who love to get away from the city life. This homestay is the personification of Serenity that visitors come to find here in Lonavala and offers much in terms of the perfect stay option in the city.Factual Information:The homestay has 4 rooms that are all available for the guests to have the best time. Alongside this, the homestay also has a magnificent private swimming pool so you have a luxury vibe all the way during your stay. A decked kitchen, a great music system, TV, and a dedicated caretaker make the homestay more appealing to all the guests who arrive here. Completing the last bits of charm are all the modern and necessary amenities inside the house.You also get a dedicated space for preparing your own BBQ in the homestay.Stay:There are 4 rooms in the homestay that can take up to 3 people each, bringing the capacity of the property to 12.Activity:The swimming pool on the property is the highlight of the homestay and will surely entice you to take a dip.Check-in: 1pmCheck-out: 11 am
Very Good

40 Ratings

3.0

40 Ratings

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INR 1,000

1 Night Stay at Palolem Guest House
1 Night Stay at Palolem Guest House

2D/1N

South Goa

About the Activity:Experience an enjoyable stay for 1 day in Palolem guest house Canacona and get a chance to explore the beauty of this region.Reach the guest house and check in at 12:00 noon.Make your vacation special along with your friends and family in one of the oldest in the 'Paradise Beach.The best thing about this place is the beautiful Garden Restaurant where the guest can enjoy some mouth watering delicacies of Indian, Continental, Chinese and items straight from Tandoor. Nothing can be exciting than enjoying some delicacies near the beach.If you are looking for some sightseeing option then you can visit Big Foot, Spice Garden, Shanta Durga Temple and Sri Mangeshi Temple in South Goa.Conclude this exciting tour the next day and check out at 11:00 AM.
Superb

39 Ratings

4.0

39 Ratings

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INR 1,540

Cycling from Mumbai to Goa through Konkan Belt
Cycling from Mumbai to Goa through Konkan Belt

8D/7N

About the Activity: This delightful Mumbai to Goa cycling trip covers a distance of approx. 560 Kms which you will be covering over a period of 7 days.The journey begins from Dadar TT in Mumbai and concludes at Mapusa, Goa. Each day is divided into 2 riding sessions; in the morning and the evening. The morning session is critical to the ride as you will be covering major distances during this time. The coastal road offers multiple challenges.This route offers plenty and regular stops for the night or for lunch. However, the noon meals are best enjoyed in quaint peaceful places under trees canopy.The Konkan coast is adorned with exquisite beaches that offer experiential accommodation, and the ride will be equipped with tents and sleeping gear too. Meal Types: Meals en-route - Breakfast, Lunch, Refreshments, and Dinner Accommodation Types: Combination of Home Stays, Hotels, and Resorts en-route (twin/triple sharing basis) Transportation Types:Bicycles (It is recommended to bring your own geared bicycle however if required, available on rent)Return carriage of your personal bicycle from Goa back to Mumbai. (Tour operators can coordinate same with Volvo bus however it may involve a small fee)Return transportation from Goa to Mumbai in Volvo bus Activities: Cycling Difficulty Level: Challenging
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39 Ratings

4.0

39 Ratings

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INR 39,000

INR 36,100

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Home Stay at Tsk Holiday in Goa
Home Stay at Tsk Holiday in Goa

2D/1N

North Goa

About the Activity:Experience a lavish stay at the Tsk Holiday an affordable price in Goa and enjoy the amazing view of the region.Check in to the hotel at 12:00 PM after reaching the hotel and get started for the day.The home-stay is fully equipped with all the state of art facilities of the modern days.It offers executive and higher rooms catering to families with air conditioned facilities.While at the resort apart from the relaxing stay you will be taken out for an enthralling sightseeing tour to Mangeshi Temple, Old Goa Church and Miramar Beach.Enjoy the stunning view of the sunset near the beach with its orange hues.Conclude your tour after checking out at 12:00 PM.
Very Good

27 Ratings

3.0

27 Ratings

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INR 1,375

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  1. Which are some best homestays in Goa?

    Casa Menezes - A Heritage Goan Homestay: Amongst the most famous homestays in Goa, Casa Menezes is located near the Miramar Beach in Panjim, Goa. One of the budget homestays in the area, this place boasts of offering guests a homely feel, with a peaceful ambience. All the rooms here are well-furnished and equipped with basic amenities.
    Location: 304, Gaunkarvaddo, Batim, PO Goa Velha Tiswadi, Panaji, Goa
    Price/per night: INR 3,600
    Facilities: Inter-Connectable Rooms, Mini Bar, Gym, Bicycles on Rent

    Holy Cross Homestay: This is one of the Goa homestays which is actually a building and has 8 apartments, 4 studio apartments and 4 one-bedroom flats for guests. Located opposite the St. Cruz Church in Panaji city, this homestay has all the necessary amenities that one would need.
    Location: Behind Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz, Goa
    Price/per night: INR 2,500
    Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Balconies, Kitchen

    Ocean Heights Homestay: Located in Dona Paula, the Ocean Heights Homestay boasts of great views of the ocean from its rooms to guests. One can find this homestay on top of a hillock, which has large and spacious rooms. The homestay has a very serene feeling, with professional staff that help to make your stay comfortable.
    Location: House no. 22/130/A Ocean Heights N.I.O. Post Office, Dona Paula, Goa
    Price/per night: INR 2,300
    Facilities: Private Balconies, Free Wi-Fi, Beach Front, Private Bathroom

    The Caravela Homestay: One of the best Goa homestays, The Caravela Homestay interweaves together luxury, comfort and convenience, all at one place for its guests. Known for their excellent service and spacious rooms which are elegantly designed, the homestay also has an overall theme of a 15th century Portuguese ship.
    Location: Rua 31 de Janeiro, Sao Tome, Panaji, Goa
    Price/per night: INR 3,000
    Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Balconies, Kitchen

    Vivenda Rebelo: A budget homestay in Goa, Vivenda Rebelo is also one of the oldest heritage homestays in the region. Offering you a feeling of the Portuguese eras gone by, the homestay was formerly a 100-year old Indo-Portuguese building which was later refurbished. It is also located on the front of the Francisco Luis Gomes Garden in Panaji.
    Location: House No 157, Campal Heritage Precinct, Next to Wendell Rodricks Design Space, Campal, Panaji, Goa
    Price/per night: INR 2,500
    Facilities: Complementary Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Private Bathroom, Laundry Service

    The D'Gamas Luxe Homestay: One of the most preferred homestays in Goa, the D’Gamas Luxe Homestay is affordable too, in addition to offering guests a luxurious stay. This homestay is an elegant cottage with a warm and friendly ambience which seamlessly blends convenience with comfort and class at budgets that don’t burn a hole in your pockets.
    Location: House no.452, Bhouta vaddo, Assagao, Opp Happy Bar, Bardez, Goa
    Price/per night: INR 3,500
    Facilities: Private Lawn, Huge Rooms, Private Bathrooms, Free Wi-Fi

    Saudades Homestay: One of the more well-known homestays in the region, the Saudades Homestay is tucked amidst the lush green fields and coconut groves. Offering guests the true spirit of Goa, the homestay is one place where people can enjoy a relaxed holiday and enjoy it to its full potential. The rooms here are huge, and are well-equipped with all necessary amenities.
    Location: Saudades Homestays 44/1, Goa, Calata, Majorda, Goa
    Price/per night: INR 6,500
    Facilities: Swimming Pool, 24/7 Assistance, Free Wi-Fi

    Bella Villa Homestay: Situated in Panaji, and in close vicinity to the River Cruise is the Bella Villa Homestay. Their main goal is to make sure that the needs of their guests are met and that they have a great time while staying here. The pristine garden in the property just adds to the beauty of the well-equipped homestay.
    Location: La Oceana 2 Donapaula, Panaji, Goa
    Price/per night: INR 1,000
    Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Lounge, Complementary Breakfast, Garden, Family Room, Terrace

    C Pearl: C Pearl is amongst the well-known budget homestay in Goa. Located in South Goa, this homestay is best known for its top-notch hospitality. Run by a sweet family, the homestay has humble rooms with private bathrooms. Moreover, this homestay has the appeal of an authentic Goan village.
    Location: Majorda Beach Rd, Pacheco Vaddo, Majorda, Goa
    Price/per night: INR 900
    Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Private Bathrooms

    Pinnacle Holiday Homes: The owners of Pinnacle Holiday Homes believe in turning your moments into loving memories. Offering luxurious rooms with huge spacious bathrooms, this homestay makes sure that your holiday in Goa is something you remember for a long time. This homestay is also located in a prime spot in Goa.
    Location: 98/1 Mainath Bhati, Calangute - Anjuna Road, Arpora, Goa
    Price/per night: INR 1,200
    Facilities: Bottled Water, Free Toiletries, Free Wi-Fi, Complementary Breakfast

  2. What facilities will I get in homestays in goa?

    You can get a lot of facilities in homestays in Goa. Some of the most common facilities are private pools, spa, well-furnished rooms, private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, board games, in-house restaurant and much more.

    The more luxurious homestays also tend to have rooms with private balconies, or beach view rooms, along with housekeeping and even badminton and tennis courts.

  3. Which is the best area to stay in Goa?

    Goa, as a whole, is an extremely beautiful place to stay. However, the best areas in Goa are in the far South and the far North. For those who wish to experience a vibrant, touristy Goa, in addition to the best attractions here, North Goa would be the best area to stay. However, those who wish to experience the place as a local, with offbeat vibes and a peaceful lifestyle, South Goa is the place to stay.

  4. Which is the best month to visit Goa?

    The best time to visit Goa is between the months of November to March. It is during these months that the weather is pleasant, cool as well as comfortable. It is also the perfect time for tourists to simply relax on the many beaches here or enjoy food and drinks from the beach shacks. You can also partake in many adventurous water sports such as jet-skiing, parasailing, etc. in addition to enjoying the several parties during Christmas.

  5. Which is the best beach in Goa to stay?

    The Baga and Calangute Beaches in North Goa are amongst the best beaches in Goa to stay. Not only are both the beaches quite popular among tourists as well as locals, they also have a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, hotels, as well as resorts for tourists. Moreover, you can also enjoy many adventure activities like jet skiing and swimming, along with experiencing the great nightlife here.

  6. What is the price range of homestays in Goa?

    The price range of homestays in Goa starts from as low as INR 800 and can go up to INR 10,000 as well. However, most of the homestays here are quite affordable and caters to the budgets of all kinds of travellers. The higher price range can be found in luxury homestays.

  7. How Safe Is Goa?

    Goa is a very safe place, especially for tourists. However, it is advisable to adhere to the basic and common safety precautions when travelling in Goa. It is also recommended that tourists should always be aware and alert of their surroundings.

  8. Where should I stay in Goa during monsoon?

    It can be safely said the North Goa is the best place to stay if you are in Goa during the monsoon season, between the months of June to September. Some of the best places to stay in Goa during monsoon are:
    - Baga Beach
    - Candolim Beach
    - Calangute Beach
    - Cavelossim
    - Agoda
    - Panjim
    - Majorda

  9. Which part of Goa is best for family?

    North Goa is the best when you are travelling with family. From historic monuments, forts and architectural marvels like Fort Aguada and Chapora Fort, to some of the best restaurants in state, like Britto’s and Thalassa, and even amazing shopping centres, North Goa has it all, catering to tourists of all ages. Furthermore, the beaches here are some of the most famous ones in the entire country.

  10. Do I need any identity proof to rent a homestay in Goa?

    You generally do not require an identity proof while renting homestays in Goa, if you are a citizen of India. Foreigners, however, require their passport and visa as proof of identity. Some homestays also check for ID proof of Indian nationals while renting a homestay in Goa. In such cases, therefore, it is advisable to carry a Government Issued Photo ID. This includes, Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Driving License, Passport or PAN Card.