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Goobang W wrote a review Feb 2015
Australia79 contributions86 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a hut with external shower/toilet for 375 rupees. The rooms are nice and clean. There is only cold water for showering and the electricity goes out for hours at a time but the atmosphere is really nice. Most people who stay here are climbers and head out every day to conquer a new rock and come back with stories. The food is average and not too badly priced. The internet is bad. Don't even bother trying to join the network. The best place in town for internet is Gopi, they also have really good food. The woman in charge of Goan Corner is hilarious and feisty and adds a really home feel to the place by how engaged she is with her guests. The only issue we had was when we came to pay. We ate a few meals there and they just add it to your bill. I don't like this so was keeping a track of my meals by writing it down to compare to my bill. Although when it came to paying he just gave me and my friend a total and was annoyed when I asked to see their book. He kept getting annoyed and rushed me saying that they needed the book back. From what I saw he had put most of our meals under my name. In the end we just halved our bill and paid but thinking about it later I realised that they had put food on days we had not even eaten at the restaurant. So I don't think their billing system works well and I felt over charged and rushed when I questioned it. I suggest they change to an itemised billing system or you as a guest go the day before check out and make sure you have been charged the right amount. Other than that, a nice place to stay while you explore Hampi
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mithil N wrote a review Apr 2015
1 contribution6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Goans headed to goan corner. We had never seen pictures of GC so were not expecting anything less or more. Only thing we knew was we needed place to crash that night and the ladyowner/aunty at the hotel was fellow goan/goenkar. Apart from the horrors of reaching this place with a MUV at 12 at night, I think the experience has been awesome. The trip was meant to be a break off from the day job and now we can't think of any other place we could have visited. The hotel has these beautiful hut shaped homes spacious enough for two. The porches to the front serving beautiful scenery of this secluded wilderness is a real treat. The hotel is surrounded by huge boulders and fields that gives a feeling of being transported back in time. Nobody disturbs or messes with your business. The best part about the hotel maybe its lobby or the dining area. Long mattresses are spread between a raised marble slabs that acts as a dinning table. People walk in barefoot have a cuppa, read books, surf net, socialise. The crowd is mostly foreign as it is a major attraction to rock climbers from aborad. The food is awesome but beer is heavy on wallet. All in all great service, excellent scenery + the place has for a sick kind of charm. It won't live you.
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Date of stay: April 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Emellee wrote a review Feb 2015
Saginaw, Michigan168 contributions78 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow, this place is awesome!!! Two very enthusiastic thumbs up.
It is across the river from the bus station and most of the temples, but it is definitely worth staying at. So many cool travelers and a lot of rooms/rooftop/tent space available.
The restaurant is always busy with people, but everyone is super friendly.
The restaurant food is really tasty. A good variety of Indian, continental, Israeli and Russian.
Our room is great! Bed is comfortable, clean and comes with a mosquito net for peaceful sleeping.
This is seriously The Place everyone wants to stay at. Beautiful location surrounded by rice patties. The frogs lull you to sleep at night.

The only negative would be the power/wifi. They both work sometimes, but for much of the day there isn't power or wifi.
Still worth the stay. Really really affordable rooms! Great staff!
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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leedaga1979 wrote a review Apr 2015
London, United Kingdom36 contributions109 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Goan Corner is aimed squarely at the backpacker market, those on a budget can get rooms as cheaply as 125 rupees per night if they're happy to sleep in a hammock or tented mosquito net. I phoned and booked ahead as I heard how popular this place is. When I arrived, they were giving my room to someone else, I had to push to get it and I was lucky not to be homeless for the night. I stayed in a hut with attached bathroom for 800 rupees per night. It was a good size but it was very dirty, dingy and badly maintained. When I asked for a sheet, they told me they didn't have any. You also have to buy your own toilet roll. The hot water that they advertise lasts for about fifteen seconds and is very low pressure.

The place has a great atmosphere and is really busy, I met some good people here, but it can be quite cliquey. The owners are abrupt and badly-mannered, so the service is really poor. They sort of treat you like they're doing you a favour. The restaurant there is good and very popular, it has a broad and varied menu which is fantastic value. The food tastes good but I frequently found hairs in the food and the dogs were allowed to walk around the kitchen which is kinda rank.

The setting is very beautiful, amongst rice paddies and rocky backdrops. It's very peaceful, so you have a frog chorus lulling you to sleep at night. They have free daily yoga classes, but don't think Indian yogi, think backpacker who thinks he has been to enough classes to lead one. Not worth it if you're serious about your yoga.

Lastly, on logistical stuff, Goan Corner is across the river from the main town of Hampi and the last boat is at 5.30pm so you can't really head across for a drink/night out. The first boat is at 8am so it is tricky for onwards connections if you have an early train from Hospet. You can get round it by booking a car to go the long way. It costs about 800 rupees. Overall, I preferred this side of the river anyway, much more chilled out and plenty of places to eat and relax. Hampi is like 95% backpackers though, super touristy.
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Date of stay: February 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Abhishek G wrote a review Jan 2015
New York City, New York20 contributions37 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
A few Indians who work in the tourism industry reserve an uncouth, uncivilized and rude side of themselves for fellow Indians like me, and another much friendlier, polite, civil side for westerners.

I happen to get caught in one such display of split personality. Probably if I had told the owner that I have been living in New York for a decade, they would have treated me differently. But that is a disowning of who I am and I didn't mention it.

So when they were out of tents for a richer group of travelers, they unceremoniously booted me out off a booking. The owner probably thought I would put up a fight as they were in the wrong, so he started off shockingly rude to me. Even a polite request would have worked.

Anyways, I get that this is subjective and others may not/won't have this experience, but for whatever it's worth...
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Date of stay: January 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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kalayna wrote a review Mar 2011
Berlin, Germany1 contribution7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The goan corner wants to make your stay comfortable and let you to pay the bill of all you had including food and room etc. in the end of your stay.

after 10 days, we required a balance between, to keep our travel office in the view and paid the bill of nearly 3000 Rs. The owner acknowledged the bill with his signature!

in the final statement, (3 weeks later) we found the amount already paid on the bill again.
in addressing this matter, both owners got aggressive and shouted that we would have faked his signature.
They were very abusive and said our baby will get bad karma and really other ugly and vulgarly words.
and they accused us of doing more things like theft, etc.
which should have happened in the last travel 4 years ago in their guest house,
but actually she accused a girl with the same doings.
and We stayed there for a total of 5 weeks and they never mentioned something about the things that alleged should have happened in the last stay.
We are really disappointed about it, how to treat guests.

Torsten and Ribana
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Date of stay: February 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Daisy F wrote a review May 2017
Camden, United Kingdom6 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Visiting hampi in off season gave us an opportunity to see the real goan corner. On arrival the owner was lovely, yet it rapidly spiraled downhill.

The rooms were incredibly dirty, crawling with insects and cats (you may consider it a private zoo) and desperately in need of tlc. Despite an attached washroom-there was no sink and no working flush.

The Wi-Fi was broken during our stay yet we received no apology nor update so spent much of our time in the wonderful laughing Buddha!

The food was distinctly average (apart from Heinz beans) and size massively varied.

Check out time is enforced with strict rigidity (10am) . Our coach to Hampi was at 12am. Despite this, and despite staying 5 nights when politely requesting for slight leeway on check out time, we were rudely refused and rather told to pay half a nights stay to check out by 2pm. Considering the place was empty we were shocked and dissapointed at the discraceful attitude of the owner who appears to lack a basic grasp of customer service. In fact, when paying the bill, he proceeded to tell us that it was not his fault that the Wi-Fi was broken, nor that they continuously turned off the electricity and refused to discuss the matter further.

Reading previous reviews, perhaps it is a better place in high season, but having high expectations we were bitterly disappointed and won't return.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Motto P wrote a review Mar 2015
1 contribution5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very much loved this little piece of heaven. Tucked away in the corner it's peaceful and beautiful. Could easily waste away my days sitting in the outside restaurant reading, enjoying the surroundings, enjoying the food.. Israel is lovely! The huts are basic but decent, although ours did have a resident rat who ate my headphones.. So keep your electrical's safely hidden! Hammocks are always well appreciated. The only thing I didn't like was the fact the two cats were not let out their small cage once (I stayed a week), and it wasn't always clean.. As a cat lover it always upset me walking past them.
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Date of stay: October 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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michael g wrote a review Jan 2015
South Pasadena, California76 contributions66 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It really depends on what you are looking for.

I'll start with a basic description and then move on to how to get there and what to do from there.

Goan Corner has an amazing kitchen. They cook all kinds of food from western to eastern and most things are great and everything I have had tastes good and at a reasonable price except perhaps breakfast and beer. Beers are 180 rupees for a 650ml and breakfast is about 200 rupees. The Thali is big and can be ordered for 100 rupees Pizza is great as are most things on the menu. You can come here for food even if there is no room to lodge there and stay at one of the two very close by places should they not also be booked.

I recommend sleeping on the roof top for 150 rupees per night under a mosquito net and on a mattress, blankets are provided and people seem very respectably quiet at night. I prefer it over the private room unless you are a couple or wish to have privacy.

- The have lockers should you have a lock.

- They sell toilet paper and have a western style toilet if that's what you are looking for.

- Showers take a little while to heat up but there is warm water in a decently sized bathroom which of course doubles as a toilet.

- Internet is barely existent at breakfast and dinner times when you need it most. I recommend going to the junction to Sri Uma Travel for 40 rupees per hour or going next door to one of the other guest houses for some chi which has free wifi included (not at all far away).

- Don't get the scooters from the guys at Goan Corner unless you have too. They are sometimes in poor condition and overpriced compared to what you find at Devi Guest House near the junction on the main road, ask for Raghu. He can teach you how to drive if you have not done this before, offer you a map and a phone number to call should you run in to trouble or get lost. Great service there. You can contact him ahead of time to reserve a bike at 8762439262. Ask around the other scooter shops first and then meet Raghu, the prices are the same or better and the service is really good.

- When you wish to leave you can visit Sri Umu Travel who can book you an emergency train ticket that you might be able to get online but the train station in Hospet (the local city with the train station) cannot seem to do. Ask the commission in advance, my price was about 100 rupees, cheaper and less time consuming than the train station which required about 5-6 days in advance. But feel free to ask around, basically all they are doing is something you can figure out on the internet anyway.

- Right nearby the guest house is a great place to see the sunset, 3 minute walk followed by a 3 minute hike up the hill, not too difficult at all. Arrive an hour before sunset. Often times there will be 20-40 people on the hill. Live music from other travelers and a solid meeting point for backpackers to talk about their day and share experiences. Great times.

- Cross the rice fields to get to the junction, it's a short cut and it's more fun.

- Hampi is consided, so I hear, to be among the better or perhaps best places to boulder in the world.

You can see Hampi in 2 days if you are in a rush. One day across the river using a bicycle and one day using a scooter on the side where the Guest House is located. You could spend lots of time here to do yoga or just relax. If you have the time and you enjoy the mellow rhythm of the city you can stay here for 5 days plus.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did, hope this helps.
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Date of stay: January 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Ask for the Roof top for 150 rupees and sleep under the stars and a mosquito net. Mattresses are...
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Stacey Y wrote a review Apr 2012
Denver, Colorado52 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A referral I am grateful for. The management is fabulous, they love their job and mingling with their guests. Located across the river and in the far corner it is a perfect hub for climbers. The only sounds are those of the geeckos, monkeys and birds. It is easy to stay on the premise and never leave, it is all self contained. I found such peace just hanging out in my personal hammock staring out at the rice paddies and hanging with my neighbors. The restaurant has an extensive menu, all delicious. Free wifi available in the restaurant. I will definitely return and refer all my friends.
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Date of stay: February 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: They are all great mud bungalows, usually two or three adjoined. They also have mattresses and...
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Akshay S asked a question Dec 2020
Pune, India
Can I get contact no?
Allan L asked a question June 2018
102 contributions46 helpful votes
What are the costs for the rooms vs staying on the roof?
Answer from Pauline M
74 contributions18 helpful votes
Ok it was about 200 rupees for the roof - I think 1400 for a room but not sure - so many people stayed int he roof - it was great sleeping under the stars.
Answer from Sanjib M
Kolkata (Calcutta), India27 contributions13 helpful votes
Yes, they are not the friendliest. In fact they don't bother much about indian customers... Dunno why this attitude.
Answer from Mandar P
Pune, India157 contributions18 helpful votes
Yes it stops at 6,but after 6 there is lot do on this side of river than other side as all other sites also close around same time.
Answer from bad r
Hospet, India1 contribution
Yes 9448212621. 8762626999
malavikamadgula wrote a tip Oct 2019
13 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms towards the back near the rice fields are usually quieter."
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irina b wrote a tip Nov 2018
Vienna, Austria55 contributions36 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go somewhere else!"
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Tom F wrote a tip Apr 2018
India19 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a private hut"
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vsshetty1989 wrote a tip June 2017
Bangalore District, India2 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a different stay"
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Ricardo D wrote a tip May 2017
14 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a room away from the dog cages! Try at least one night on the roof, just to look at the stars while you sleep."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Goan Corner
Which popular attractions are close to Goan Corner?
Nearby attractions include Group of Monuments at Hampi (0.6 km), Hampi (0.6 km), and Matanga Hill (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Goan Corner?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Goan Corner?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Goan Corner?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Goan Corner?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gopi Guest House and Roof Restaurant, Ganesh Old Chillout, and Laughing Buddha.
Are there any historical sites close to Goan Corner?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Group of Monuments at Hampi (0.6 km), Vithala Temple Complex (1.5 km), and Elephant Stables (2.4 km).
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