One of India’s best known hostel chains, Roadhouse Hostels has opened its fifth property in India, and third in Goa, after Anjuna and Palolem, at Arambol, on Christmas Day, 25 December, 2016.
The latest addition, set in a large, bohemian white house, is on a hill with a forested area nearby and only a five-minute walk from the beach. It has an excellent view of the sea from the bar and common terrace area. There are three mixed dormitories, one female dormitory and two private rooms. The hostel is designed with a Rastafarian theme, befitting the neighbouring area, with images of the great prophet of reggae music Bob Marley, in colours of red, yellow and green. Additionally, a contest was held to encourage graffiti artists to lend their creative skills towards designing the bare walls at the new venue. Three artists will give the hostel its unique and artistic look, in keeping with Roadhouse’s commitment to art, music and culture. In fact, Roadhouse will be offering artist residencies at all their venues soon, where artists can apply to stay on a complimentary basis, in exchange for lending their creative skills to the hostel.
Arambol is a wonderful location to spend your holiday, with the hostel overlooking on the beach. A budget friendly option, in the wake of demonetisation. Home cooked meals are also available at the hostel. All dormitories have bunk beds and there is hot water available in attached bathrooms to enable a comfortable stay. Scooters and bicycles are available near the hostel for travellers to facilitate easy movement to explore the surroundings. Guests can also avail of the free WiFi facility at the hostel. Ample common areas to relax both indoors and outdoors, equipped with lots of games and books.
Roadhouse Hostels believes in providing affordable living with all basic amenities in place along with security. At Roadhouse, one gets the opportunity to travel the world and experience different cultures by staying at any one of the hostels. Travelers are encouraged to leave their mark at the hostels by way off wall art or participating in hostel activities. The concept is to keep things simple yet fun and entertaining, expressed through the design, culture, ambience and curated recommendations offered by hostel staff.
A bit of the founders Uday Jhamb, Rajesh Borah and Shubham Garg, can be seen in all the hostels through the personalized artworks and the little touches put in by the team to enable travelers to distinctly recollect them. Innovation and expansion plays a huge role at Roadhouse and they constantly strive to improve. They truly believe that every day that passes brings something new and they enhance our knowledge through the travelers who grace the hostels. Co-founder Rajesh Borah feels that “Arambol has soul. There’s something truly special about watching the sun go down to the sounds of a drum circle on the beach. We have been waiting to share the experience with our guests for months now.”
Roadhouse Hostels raised investment from the Indian Angel Network (IAN) earlier this year. Ambarish Raghuvanshi and Vikas Kuthiala of IAN led the round of investment and joined the board of the company. Raghuvanshi is co-founder and former CFO of Info Edge (India) Ltd while Kuthalia is managing director and founder of First India Assistance. The new capital has helped build the brand, launch operations in five cities, and develop technology and human resources.