Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ever had an apple? How about plucking one in the wild? How pure will it taste than the ones you get at the market?

How about a Thai massage? Would you have it in Thailand or you would choose another part of the world?

Why would you come to Kerala and stay in a modern house, while you have the opportunity to stay in a traditional heritage house?

We have filled this 55-year-old heritage house with tons of love and comfort for the misfit(Piggy Hostel) in you and we promise to provide you with one of the best experiences ever. Can't wait to host you folks.

***Property Policies & Conditions:

1. Cancellation policy: 3 days before arrival.
2. Check in from 12:00 to 23:00.
3. Check out before 10:00 noon.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash only.
5. Reception working hours 09:00-23:00.
6. Age Restriction:18+.
7. Taxes included.
8. Breakfast not included.
9. No pets. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 6.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Dec 2020
    Great place to stay in Varkala for backpackers. Awesomeness staff (mostly manager and her help) and fortunately I got to meet some awesome people during my stay which made my experience worth it. Sejal, who is managing the property is so warm, friendly and super talented. I extended my stay to 2 days because of her. Thank you for all the help! :)
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2020
    The property is great, really well kept with plenty of amenities. The staff are amazing, the manager is very sweet, friendly, and helpful. Highly reccomend.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Jan 2020
    The staff and vibe of this place is charming. The whole vibe of Varkala is awesome, calm beaches, grilled fish, flowing beer and sunny weather. The hostel is nicely decorated with graffitti, maps and is kept clean always. Apart from the usual facilities, you can opt for tents of you want more economical option.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Jan 2020
    This was by far my favourite hostel in India. Just because the vibe was so chilled and fun. We made such good friends and everyone just hangs out in the outdoor area like a family. So fun!! Best time here in Varkala.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    02 Jan 2020
    An impromptu decision made me to travel to Varkala that too without any plans. But my stay in Short Giraffe and the all the people and volunteers there definitely made my random short trip a success!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    28 Jan 2020
    Amazing staff, super relaxed atmosphere, and nicely tucked away on the street for a really fun time. Would recommend especially to solo travelers.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    30 Dec 2020
    Nice place to chill out and the proximity to the cliff makes it easy for us to explore
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    31 Jan 2020
    There was no ventilation in the rooms
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 6.3


    20 Jan 2020
    Although this hostel could be great, it felt unorganized and like SOME of staff weren’t too worried about making the place a better environment. The rooms were small without enough locker space or with lockers that were broken and there was no running water at times. There was a morning when broken glass was left on the floor with no-one cleaning it up. There was a good washing machine and the general common area and garden was chilled and nice.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    31 Dec 2020
    Rooms were not clean. Bedsheets and blankets were dirty. I won’t recommend to anyone.
    India, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hot Showers
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi