The Funky Monkey Hostel

The Funky Monkey Hostel

773 San Minguel Vaddo South Anjuna Beach, Anjuna, Bardez 403509 India
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Award-winning Hostel located a 4-Minute walk from Anjuna Beach, a perfect spot for solo backpackers & world travellers KEY-FEATURES AC dorms | Private rooms Garden | Library | Yoga Space In-house Bar & Restaurant Free WiFi & Power-backup 4-minute walk to Anjuna Beach good music venues close by HOSTEL Homely atmosphere & peaceful vibes. The Funky Monkey Hostel is a place to recharge, connect with nature and meet new people from around the world. Located in Anjuna, once a famous destination for Hippies in the 1960', today best known for EDM, psytrance & techno. But besides good parties, Goa has many different sides to offer: Live music, workshops, markets, old Portuguese architecture, lush green nature and the most beautiful sunsets. Our team is always there to help and to recommend the best-hidden spots around. However, if you don't feel like going out, you can relax at the Hostel, try some freshly cooked meals and meet other travellers at the Bar WE OFFER Laundry service | Bikes | Tickets | Free parking for two-wheelers | Free drinking water | Hot showers | Night guard | private lockers | CCTV in public areas | daily property cleaning | sanitising stations | Bar | Casual Dining Restaurant | Please read our house rules before Check-In
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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773 San Minguel Vaddo South Anjuna Beach, Anjuna, Bardez 403509 India
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Somewhat walkable
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Israel K wrote a review Mar 2020
Jerusalem, Israel4 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Manager Rohit and Mushir are terrific and kind people. They make guests feel at home and they go above and beyond to provide top-notch service and accommodation especially if guests find themselves in a time of need. The Funky Monkey Hostel is highly recommended!! - Israel Kasnett
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Funky Monkey, Owner at The Funky Monkey Hostel
Responded 11 Aug 2021
Hi Israel, thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate it. Hope we will be able to host you again, greetings from funky monkey team
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Vishal P wrote a review Jul 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Recently, I stayed in Funkey Monkey Hostel for my workcation. The hostel is based in Anjuna, which happens to be great location to explore nature as well as famous party places like Shiva Valley, Curlies, and Hill Top among other famous pubs and clubs. People managing the hostel are really helpful and take all the efforts to make you feel like home. I would like to appreciate and give my regards to Rohit, Vandana, Shraddha, Musir, Chef and all the remaining staff to make me feel like I am not away from home during my whole stay. The hostel has combination of dorms and private rooms, whole property was clean as well as the rooms are spacious. The food at this hostel is like 10/10, many people from other hostels use to visit Funkey Monkey just to get their breakfast, lunch or dinner. I wanna thanks Vandana (restaurant manager) to help me with all the special and customised order. Last but not least, do try their awesome and customised cocktails made by Shraddha (bar manager), she has serious talent and her own way of making alcohol taste more delicious!!

Overall, I am gonna rate my stay 9.5/10 based on my experience of more than three weeks. I feel like I actually found second home in Goa and any trip to Goa will be incomplete without The Funkey Monkey Hostel 🥂
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Funky Monkey, Owner at The Funky Monkey Hostel
Responded 18 Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the time and writing us such a long and detailed review, we really appreciate it! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed an amazing time with us and that you felt at home here:) It is always beautiful when we get to know that our efforts were appreciated and it gives us the motivation to continue doing what we are doing! Glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and Cocktails too! It was a great experience to host you and we really hope to be welcoming you again! Plenty of light from Shraddha, Vandana, Rohit & all the Funky Monkey Crew
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Nilesh Kumar wrote a review Sept 2022
Mumbai, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited goa in July for a workation and stayed for almost 2 weeks at this amazing hostel. We reached the hostel at around 6 in the evening, the staff was absolutely welcoming and helpful, they went an extra mile to help us settle down. The hostel is very well maintained and beautiful with a vintage and homely vibe. It is located close to Curlies and Artjuna, there is a view point near this hostel which I absolutely loved. There are a couple of amazing food trucks nearby which you should absolutely try. We stayed in a 6 bed mix dorm which was clean, had good air conditioning, large lockers, and a lovely common area to chill around. The food is absolutely amazing, every dish we tried was very tasty and it always felt like homemade food. Most of the time we had our breakfast and lunch at the hostel.

They served amazing cocktails and were more than happy to customise them as per our requests (PS: Shoutout to "Shraddha" #cutestbartender). Special mention to "Vandana" (she is a sweetheart) for bearing with us and helping us out with literally everything we needed. I would also like to thank "Rohit" for all the crazy jamming sessions and "Musir" for all the help. Thank you soooo much guys for serving us with all that love and making our stay sooooooooo amazing.

It was indeed a wonderful time spent there.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Funky Monkey, Owner at The Funky Monkey Hostel
Responded 9 Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time and writing us such a long and detailed review, we really appreciate it! We are thrilled to hear that your workation experience here at Funky Monkey was filled with beautiful memories and that you enjoyed Anjuna's Sunset point! We now have extended our menu at the Restaurant and got some new Cocktails at the bar - so we really hope to welcome you again during High Season Time :)! Plenty of love and light from all the Funky Monkey Family
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Vanshika wrote a review Jan 2021
Pondicherry, India7 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my first ever solo trip as a backpacker and I was highly anxious before coming to goa. When I looked up Funky Monkey on the Internet, something about it made me calm and made me feel safe. And trust me, I was not disappointed. The location is obviously beyond perfect and the rooms are cozy and comfortable. But the people I met there makes it a place I wanna keep coming back to. The staff is super friendly and warm and they are always ready to help you out in whatever way they can. The best kind of people to chill with and at the same time party with. I learnt the value of good hospitality with this hostel and the value of excellent human connection. The vibe of the hostel is a unique experience on it's own. I wanna keep coming back to meet all the other regulars in the hostel and be part of the family of backpackers that call it home❤️
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Funky Monkey, Owner at The Funky Monkey Hostel
Responded 11 Aug 2021
Hi vanodrama, we're glad you had such a good time with us and we all miss you here, including Patty:) Hope to have you back soon
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Jessica B wrote a review Dec 2022
Bristol, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When I visited Funky Monkey there was a 10pm curfew in place in Goa, imposed by the government. This meant no excessively loud parties or music outside after 10pm. Whilst this was a little surprise initially, we quickly realised this wasn’t so bad at Funky Monkey. Myself and a bunch of fellow solo travellers ended up staying much longer than planned! I believe that is testament to a lovely hostel and those who work hard there.

The staff managed to facilitate plenty of fun despite the restrictions, and we had a great time. There seems to be a good balance between all aspects of the hostel experience here - you can have a good time with your new found pals, go exploring, eat some good food at the hostel or somewhere nearby (fish thali at Sahil’s is out of this world and only a short walk away), or chill out and generally just have an awesome time.

The communal bar and lounge areas are big but cosy with plenty of room for several groups. It’s very inviting for socialising and functions well. There’s an abundance of rescued animals lounging around, soaking up the affection offered to them! Otherwise they just happily laze around in the sun, or sing along during open mic night.

The dorms are as expected and serve their purpose. The ladies dorm shower did require a particular nack to activate the hot water but this was easily resolved by a query to staff.

The staff are so friendly, accommodating and helpful. All super chilled but attentive - nothing is too much trouble. Big up to the kitchen staff for making delicious food. Staff really make the difference at hostels, and these guys are a cut above the rest. Big up Shraddha for the lovely morning coffee chats, Musir for the amazing cocktails and endless smiles, and Rohit for the fun guidance and impeccable vibes.

This place is perfect if you’re looking for a relaxed but fun place to stay in Anjuna.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Funky Monkey, Owner at The Funky Monkey Hostel
Responded 9 Feb 2023
Thank you for taking the time and writing us such kind review! Really appreciate it! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed a great time with us and that you enjoyed our relaxed vibe here :) It was a great experience hosting you here and we are really looking forward to welcome you again here at Funky Monkey! In the meantime best wishes & Plenty of light from all the Funky Monkey Crew!
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Onkar wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in a cozy corner of North Goa we found the beautiful and serene property of "The Funkey Monkey Hostel", with the beautiful Anjuna beach only a few short steps away. As welcoming as the hostel is and its great vibe is, all thanks to its awesome caretakers Shraddha, Vandana, Rohit and gang who made me feel right at home. I have found a lifelong friendship in the folks at the hostel as well as with my fellow backpackers who stumbled upon this beautiful property. Never before has end of a hostel stay made me not want to leave, but the Funkey Monkey family has changed that and I cannot wait to meet my friends there soon.

To the more materialistic things, the hostel's chef Nikhil is a maestro with the most delicious yet homely food I have ever had in any hostel before. If you are staying in North Goa then Anjuna happens to be at the center of it and rest of the N. Goa is easily accessible in all the directions, which makes your decision to stay at Funkey Monkey a no-brainer. Needless to say the hostel upkeep and cleanliness was way beyond what I had experienced before at other hostels, so kudos for that.

In conclusion a stay at Funkey Monkey is absolutely recommended if you are looking for a chilled place with a great vibe.

P.S. Try Shraddha's signature watermelon-gin cocktail or hot-toddy (you can find her and Vandana rocking the hostel bar).
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The property has beautiful private villas.
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Response from Funky Monkey, Owner at The Funky Monkey Hostel
Responded 18 Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your kind review, your words really touched us! We are glad to hear that you found a new "home away from home" at Funky Monkey and that you found new friendships & travel buddies here too. During the past months we all have been working hard to get our Kitchen & Bar going after all the monsoon renovation and it's the best reward to hear that you enjoyed our food & Cocktails! We are really looking forward to welcoming you again here! Safe travels and plenty of light from Vandana, Shraddha, Rohit and all the Funky Monkey Crew!
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Dolly wrote a review Aug 2022
16 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at funky monkey is an amazing experience. The hostel is clean, green and has a great vibe. It’s a five minute walk to Anjuna beach. There are some good cafés nearby. Hostel also has its own in-house menu which is homely and freshly made.

The best best best part is they have dogs and cats in hostel which they’ve rescued. It’s a beautiful sight to see them being cared for. I loved seeing the cats and dogs lazing around in the Sun and being doted on by the staff and guests.

Rohit, Iqbal, Shraddha and Vandana run everything smoothly and are always there to help. You’d meet a lot of diverse people and hear their stories.

Don’t think my stay could’ve been more awesome than it was. :)
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Funky Monkey, Owner at The Funky Monkey Hostel
Responded 18 Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the time and writing us such sweet review, this made our day! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed an amazing stay with us!! And we are happy to know that you enjoyed the company of our hostel pets as well :) Really looking forward to hosting you again! Best wishes and plenty of light from Rohit, Iqbal, Shraddha, Vandana & all the Funky Monkey Crew!
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Sweta wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If u really want to enjoy in Goa,Anjuna is the best place to commute from and in Anjuna'funky monkey'is the hostel to stay in.You will get to experience a friendly and caring management that you will get bound to visit there again. It's very spacious. You can sit in the backyard and chill, it's so peaceful out there. And yes, pets are also there to take care of you:)
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Funky Monkey, Owner at The Funky Monkey Hostel
Responded 11 Aug 2021
Hi Sweta, thanks a lot for the kind words and hope to see you again:) Cheers
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Simon Balsliemke wrote a review Sept 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked a room for one night in November 2019, ended up staying 13.
I came back in March because it was so great.
Great location (just two minutes to the beach), perfect service, nice people and a lovely manager!

All in all just excellent.
I will definitely come back!
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Funky Monkey, Owner at The Funky Monkey Hostel
Responded 11 Aug 2021
Thanks a lot for your kind review, we really appreciate it and hopefully we will be able to host you again. Cheers, the funky monkeys
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Russel wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had been here for a week with friends. The room was clean and well maintained. The best part about this place is the people here, everyone right from the working team to the guests are wonderful people. Had a great time and made some good friends. Would 100% recommend this place if you're traveling solo or with friends.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Funky Monkey, Owner at The Funky Monkey Hostel
Responded 18 Aug 2022
Hi there, thanks for your kind review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed a good time here and met great people around:) We hope to be hosting you again! Best wishes and plenty of light from all The Funky Monkey Crew
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Answer from lostdipika
Wisconsin1,074 contribution262 helpful votes
They will still insist on your passport copy. A pic pr an electronic copy is fine. You can email them the same.
Answer from FunkyMonkeyHostel
Hi there, we are sorry for the late response! International travellers require a valid Passport & Visa, Indian Travellers require any government approved ID for CheckIn! We do have private lockers in the dorms, yes!
Bengaluru, India27 contributions3 helpful votes
Passport is mandatory for check in even for Indian tourists also
Answer from Dushyant K
Anjuna, India
Hi Sophie, that’s sounds great! sorry I cannot post email address here on this board. Kindly check our page on google or what’s app us at +917709129555
jeblunsdon asked a question Feb 2018
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
Hello, Whats the latest time you can check in?
Answer from jeblunsdon
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
Do you have an email i could contact you on please?
Climber51897015560 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Mumbai, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Spend time with the owners and staff, carry toiletries"
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Onkar wrote a tip Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The property has beautiful private villas."
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YuvraJ wrote a tip Feb 2019
Noida, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Relaxation at its BEST!"
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Keval V wrote a tip Jan 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just get an In-house Bar guysssss :)"
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Itsjaypeazy wrote a tip Dec 2018
South Lake Tahoe, California5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make friends! This is a great spot to share a day trip, we got an excellent rate on scooter rentals for wandering the beaches."
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PRICE RANGE
₹1,749 - ₹2,249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaGoaNorth Goa DistrictBardezAnjuna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Funky Monkey Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The Funky Monkey Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Baga Beach (0.9 km), Anjuna Market (0.3 km), and Anjuna Beach (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Funky Monkey Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at The Funky Monkey Hostel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Funky Monkey Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elephant And Co. Anjuna, Jamies Restaurant, and Go with the Flow.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Funky Monkey Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does The Funky Monkey Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Funky Monkey Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to The Funky Monkey Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reis Magos Fort (10.7 km), Fort Aguada (9.1 km), and Mahalaxmi Temple (11.9 km).
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