Pappi Chulo – The Most Happening Hostel Of Goa
Category : Review
This is not a paid review. I have no association or partnership with Pappi Chulo. I chose to review and all opinions are my own. This article contains affiliate links.
People who wish to party head to North Goa. I have been to Goa thrice and a hell lot of hostels in total but Pappi Chulo is by far the most happening one.
Distance from Pappi Chulo to major attractions like:
1) Vagator Beach is less than 300 mtrs.
2) Thalassa is less than 250 mtrs
3) Chapora Fort is 1.5 km
4) Cubana is 4.5 km
5) Saturday Night Market is 3.7 km
A taxi from airport to the hostel would cost around INR 1200 during the day and around INR 1800 at night. You can easily rent a scooter/car outside Pappi to save money on commuting.
I simply LOVE the structure of the hostel. They have given a cottage look to every dorm and have quirky names of each dorm – Cartoon, Shanti, Trump, Woodstock, Movie, Trip.
It has an on-site bar serving awesome cocktails in the common area. If you’re planning to have a good night sleep at Pappi Chulo, then sorry but no sorry, the music and the party vibes won’t let you.
The common area, which is basically an artificial garden with comfortable seating, is where you can hang out and make new friends.
I love what they have done with the walls. Yes, you got that right. WALL!! The graffiti and wall paintings are beautifully done.
Also, if you love cats and dogs then you’ll love Pappi Chulo. Lol, sounds funny. I mean they have pet kitten and dogs. However this wasn’t that good for me as I’m not too fond of dogs.
I stayed there for 10 days and changed 3 dorms during the stay. No, not that they were bad. I was volunteering at Pappi Chulo so basically I was one of the staff. Consequently I had to change dorms depending upon the bookings and occupancy.
The 8-bed dorm is a little congested and suffocating. The other two dorms were 6-bed dorms which of course are more comfortable than the 8 bed dorm. Although it does not matter much because you are anyway not going to be on your bed for more than 5-6 hours. One night I had to sleep in a Non-AC dorm too. It was in the month of March and without AC room was perfectly fine.
Washrooms are clean and hygienic. Dorms are cleaned on a regular basis.
The two owners, Chikki and Rohit, are so energetic. I wonder from where they get so much energy. 😛 Other than being energetic, they are so damn friendly. Chikki told me about his life journey and now he is on the ‘list of people who inspired me’.
Travelers usually stay here for months and work in hostel in exchange for free accommodation. They are some crazy, wild and most fun people you could hang out with. They intend more on making connection than just serving the guest.
To conclude, this is my opinion of the Pappi Chulo Hostel Goa in brief.