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Kudle Beach Road Hill Top Gokarna, Gokarna 581326 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 14/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 14/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 61 Speciality lodging in Gokarna
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Zostel Gokarna is a sea view backpacker hostel, perched on the cliff overlooking Gokarna Main Beach. If tranquillity is what you seek and an offbeat beach experience excites you, Gokarna is where you should be. Go on hikes, watch the waves crash on rocks as you admire the sunset, or simply relax and let time pass by; there is a lot you can do in Gokarna. A great way to explore the beaches of Gokarna is to go on a beach hike on a trail which connects five of the major beaches of the town. The cool sea breeze and beautiful sea view will help you chill in peace with travelers from around the world at Zostel Gokarna. Be it from the sea-facing dormitories or Private shacks, you will be mesmerised and may never want to leave! Just don’t forget to have a bite in the in-house cafe, which also happens to overlook the sea.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Game room
Board games / puzzles
Adults only
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Aaron wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
Zostel is an amazing place to spend your time. It has a very relaxing vibe around. People at zostel are very friendly and their hospitality is up to the mark. Will always look forward for a stay at zostel.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Nigel wrote a review Feb 2021
Mumbai, India1 contribution
It was a pleasure staying at this property,with excellent food and service. Also the Mantra cafe is very good and reasonably priced. Main beach is 2 min away from stay and Market is 5 min away from stay. Best place for backpackers
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Madhura D wrote a review Feb 2021
Nashik, India16 contributions7 helpful votes
I visited Gokarna in November 2019 and stayed at Zostel. We booked a private cottage . It has ample amenities and space for 2 people. The room and toilet was clean. The property is well maintained. The staff is so friendly and co operative. The best part of the stay was Mantra Cafe which faces Gokarna beach. You can lazily sit for a whole day looking at the sea. The food offered by Mantra Cafe is also good. Overall a nice experience staying at Zostel.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
M ihsuyA wrote a review Jan 2021
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I came in here with a couple of my friends and we met some other amazing folks at zostel itself and became really good friends. Also the zostel is at the center of the city so most of the beaches and market are at about 10 minutes from zostel.Mantra cafe at zostel has really amazing food when you don't want to try local cuisines. Also it's apt for people travelling solo. It's a perfect place where you may meet some like-minded folks and gel along. You can get beach view from the top if you're staying at zostel. Without a doubt this is the place I'd choose when I plan my upcoming trips.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Yashwanth K wrote a review Jan 2021
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Pros: A decent place to stay Ample parking Mantra cafe (a must visit and better than Namaste cafe) with amazing food, friendly host, good music with a view of Gokarna main beach Young crowd from all walks of life Haly (a super friendly lab) Cons: I took AC room which was ok but had lot of mosquitoes Remote location with no lighting during night (so gets pretty dark) Road leading to zostel is in bad condition If you had to visit any beach, taking out car is not recommended since roads leading to beach are either cramped up or under developed, rent a bike instead. Overall : 3/5 Bottom line: Have less expectations and you will not be disappointed
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$10 - US$11 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKarnatakaUttara Kannada DistrictGokarna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zostel Gokarna
Which popular attractions are close to Zostel Gokarna?
Nearby attractions include Kudle Beach (0.7 km), Mahabaleswara Temple (0.5 km), and Half Moon Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zostel Gokarna?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Zostel Gokarna?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Zostel Gokarna?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zostel Gokarna?
Conveniently located restaurants include PREMA HILLTOP, White Elephant Restaurant & Cottages, and Mantra Cafe Gokarna.
Is Zostel Gokarna located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Gokarna.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zostel Gokarna?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Does Zostel Gokarna have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.