Goa has always been there on my bucket list and I choose to travel solo (yeah, I know it sounds crazy) but I don’t believe in “normal” anyway. Planned to spent a week in Goa, in January mid. And this blog is about the place where I stayed – Beyond Nomad
Going Goa? Stay at Beyond Nomad
About the Hostel:Well, they call it a poshtel – a posh hostel. You will get the superior quality and services in budget of a hostel. Situated just next to a big farm, it’s a very quiet place. And if you get lucky, you can also find peacocks in the farm. It’s in North Goa, near Anjuna Beach. Beyond Nomad also helps you to choose from a variety of “experiences” they offer.
Know the hosts:Beyond Nomad is the brainchild of three founders- Eashita, Zeeshan and Subhajit. I happen to meet Eashita (from Bangalore) and Zeeshan (from Kolkata). Both have left their job to live their dream. And guess what, these two are certified Scuba divers too! And their travel stories are something you would not want to miss.
Needless to say, they have put a lot of research, brainstorming, thoughts, heart, and soul in making of the hostel. You got to stay there once to understand why I said so.
Book your stay:Address: No. 968, Pequen Peddem, Anjuna-Caisua, Anjuna, Goa-403509
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Or book here: www.beyondnomad.com
Reasons you should come to this hostel:* Hostel is situated next to a farm and 800 metres from Anjuna beach (that’s the best part)
* Breakfast with the view
* Neat and hygienic dorms, with curtains. This gives you privacy even when you are sharing the room with 5 other people. I find it very thoughtful
* Eashita and Zeeshan will help you exploring Goa in the best possible manner and if you get lucky, Zeeshan might share his secret list on exploring Goa (based on detailed research).
* Beyond Nomad Experiences
Beyond Nomad Experiences:It’s not only a place to stay but the experience. No matter you are travelling solo or in a group, these experiences are something you would not want to miss:
*Sail Boat – Starts from Dona Paula Jetty, the sunset cruise is suggested. Basic way to handle the tiller and the functioning of sail is explained. Dolphins and seagulls are usually sighted. Each boat costs 3500, max 5 people allowed.
*Brewery Visit – Prior intimation is needed if you want to experience this. Saturday is preferred for such visits. And there is no harm in trying beer, directly from big big barrels.
*Cycle Tour – Take a cycle tour on either of the three trails, Anjuna, Parra (Dear Zindagi route) or Divar Island. Anjuna one is a 2 hr one which takes you through the narrow lanes of Anjuna, up the hilltop and to Badem Sunset Point to catch a beautiful sunset. The timings are generally 7-9 in the morning or 4:30 – 6:30 in the evening. There are also some tours that involve cycling to a campsite & spending the night there.
*Living Room Gigs, art workshops, dance workshops – On specific dates.
*Flea Market Walking Tour – Every Wednesday post breakfast.
*Camping and Kayaking – On request.
*Heritage Walking Tours – This is conducted to explore the hidden history of a neighborhood. Good for those who appreciate history and mystory
My Verdict:Being a solo traveller in a place like Goa can be hard at times, but when you know your hosts takes care of your trip, not only stay, what else do you need? Here is my rating:
Value for money: 5 /5
Parking facility: Yes
Approximate cost for 1 person: Rs. 550 – Rs. 1000
Private Rooms (twin sharing): Rs. 1500 – Rs. 3500
You can also contact them on Instagram or Facebook .
Goa is definitely one place to satisfy your “beach desires”. One must visit there once, or twice, or thrice, or actually, whenever there is a chance. I mean, how can anyone just get over “Goa”. So, whenever you plan a trip, you know where to stay 🙂