TripAdvisor picks top five budget accommodations in Goa

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New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI/Business Wire India): TripAdvisor today announced the top five budget accommodation in Goa, according to TripAdvisor editors and the popularity index.

This list includes hotels and B and Bs that cater to the budget-conscious travelers, with rooms available for below Rs. 1500/- per night.

TripAdvisor is one of India's leading websites for unbiased travel information on any destination or accommodation of their choice, with over 500,000 Indian travelers visiting the TripAdvisor in each month.

The budget accommodation featured on this list, and their favorable reviews on TripAdvisor, show that travellers today want value for money.

"When people think of Goa, they think of festivities, which does not necessarily mean extravagance. The charm lies in smart spending and enjoying the beauty that Goa has to offer," said Sharat Dhall, managing director of TripAdvisor India.

"This list offers travellers the opportunity to do just that. Hence, TripAdvisor keeps coming up with such lists, so that travellers can get the maximum value for the amount that they spend," Dhall added.

-- Om Sai Guest House, Candolim (Avg. nightly rate: INR 1301/-)

A stone's throw distance from the Palolem beach, the Om Sai Guest House is towards the northern end of the Palolem market. Its location is just perfect, as it saves one from the hustle and bustle of the town, and ensures that visitors get everything they need within 50 meters from the guest house.

According to a TripAdvisor member, "We stayed at the Om Sai for 10 days. We're two women travelling India. I must say we're quit amazed by the staff, so eager to help. The slightest problem we had, they were there for us, and fixed that. Very convenient, and very well located for all restaurants, shops, the beach, internet....Quiet place. I highly recommend this cute little guest house, plus the prices are very reasonable."

-- Mantheven Homes, Calangute (Avg. nightly rate: INR 1496/-)

Located in Gaurawado, Calangute, in North Goa, Mantheven Homes is a short stroll away from many popular tourist eateries and bars. It is a good quality, self-catering accommodation, with the apartments surrounded by prime gardens with lush lawn and flowering plants.

"We have been to Goa on package holidays six times before. This was our first DIY trip. We stayed with Jessica and Max for six weeks, and it was simply the best. The apartments are spotless, big, and sitting on the balcony watching the birds in the garden was pure pleasure. I loved the location, five minutes to beach, and very quiet. Perfect." said one TripAdvisor member.

-- Mymos Guest House and Restaurant, Salcette (Avg. nightly rate: INR 1500/-)

This enchanting oasis is situated on a tranquil country lane leading to Varca beach, one of the more peaceful beaches, based in South Goa. It is a superb location for bird watching.

The guesthouse and restaurant are surrounded by paddy fields and coconut groves. "My husband and I have stayed at this Guest House for two years running and would definitely recommend a stay at this delightful and peaceful location, with the beach just a short stroll away." said a TripAdvisor traveller.

-- Heaven Goa, Salcette (Avg. nightly rate: INR 598/-)

A 10 minute walk to the beach, Heaven Goa is run by a couple. Very close to the town, this guesthouse is what one TripAdvisor traveler calls, "Value for money."

According to one TripAdvisor member, "We stayed at Heaven Goa for 3 days in December 2008. It's a small guesthouse in a very tranquil setting overlooking a beautiful wetland. The rooms were very clean and well laid out with storage shelves, a comfortable bed with a mosquito net, and a spotless bathroom.."

-- Lui Beach Resort, Candolim (Avg. nightly rate: INR 980/-)

An attractive holiday resort, maintained to a high standard, Lui Beach Resort is peacefully situated just 250 meters stroll from the beach. Surrounded by palm trees and a well-kept garden, this is the perfect location for those seeking a truly peaceful and relaxing holiday.

"We had a magical month at Lui beach, this small family run hotel is the best I have encountered in Goa. Our renewal of wedding vows ceremony was the icing on the cake, we were blessed by Peter the manager on our way to our special day," said one TripAdvisor member. (ANI)

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