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Gokarna Police St. Rd, Om Beach Road Banglegudda, Gokarna 581326 India
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#12 of 65 in Gokarna
ZEN by Sturmfrei is idyllically located on a hillock and allows for easy access to Gokarna's pristine beaches, breathtaking landscapes & pilgrimage sites all within a 5-km radius. The hostel is a 2-minute ride from the main bus stand and provides the perfect atmosphere to unwind, relax & escape the hustle & bustle of a city life
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
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English, Hindi


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Grade: 57 out of 100
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Iris wrote a review 8 May
4 contributions
Reading the description and reviews and pictures, I expected sth completely different. I arrived there and the whole place felt very shady and strange. The care taker barely said a word and it seemed more like I was disturbing the day. The dorms were attached to each other which decreased privacy. There was one toilet and one shower in the whole property - way way too little for the amount of beds. Luckily there was almost nobody though. The noise of the van was unimaginable and the night full of heat, noise, and tons of mosquitoes. The whole place seemed very run down.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Lewis H wrote a review Jan 2020
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania3 contributions
Gokarna is such a beautiful change from the beaches of Goa in the north. The hostel was budget friendly, was in a quiet spot but organised social events such as a fire and music. The owner also spins some of the best tunes...a much needed break from hectic psytrance. Most definitely check it out.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
Pratik Patil wrote a review Jan 2020
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Stayed there for a month. Dip is the best host and a very good cook. From the first day, he treated me like family. Events like quiz, movies, bonfire, hikes etc. were fun. Meeting people from all over the world was such a thrilling experience. The beaches are within walking distance. A calm and peaceful location.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
Devang Savla wrote a review Nov 2019
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Sturmfrei Hostel is located on a small hilltop away from the hustle of the market area. Said that the 1km walk from the main bus stand is rather pleasing to the eye. The view right in front of the hostel is calming. Another benefit of the location is that it's in the middle of Gokarna so getting out and beach hunting is convenient. Dip is a great host and he makes sure your stay there is comfortable. The beds and restrooms are clean and well maintained. The vibe of the place is cool especially if you are backpacking on a budget. Meeting and interacting with people of different cultures and different countries all while sipping coffee and enjoying the calm ambiance. Personally, this place is as good as a hostel can get.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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João M wrote a review Nov 2019
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From the staff, to the vibes! From the price to the breakfast!Very quiet chilled place,some hammocks outside and two puppies running around, make it very easy to socialize. Best place to stay in Gokarna.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
Sturmfrei Hostel
IndiaKarnatakaUttara Kannada DistrictGokarna
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Frequently Asked Questions about ZEN by Sturmfrei
Which popular attractions are close to ZEN by Sturmfrei?
Nearby attractions include Mahabaleswara Temple (1.0 km), Kotitirtha (1.0 km), and Sri Bhadrakali Temple (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ZEN by Sturmfrei?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a business centre.
Is parking available at ZEN by Sturmfrei?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ZEN by Sturmfrei?
Conveniently located restaurants include PREMA HILLTOP, White Elephant Restaurant & Cottages, and Surya Cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at ZEN by Sturmfrei?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.