Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.


Short Giraffe Hostels

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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(short giraffe) 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 9.9

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Nov 2019
    Great place. Very close to the cliff. Arull, Shrishti, sneha,Dan and Ajay(! There guys talking care of the place) were very helpful, and anyways available. Ajay is a good cook as well. Will surely come back someday and get better on the slack line! Thanks for having me over.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Jun 2019
    Crazy goood place!!Saranya and folks would help you out with anything you'll need.Oh yaa coming back fro sure
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Nov 2019
    Amazing staff, Srishti was the best hostess and became a good friend. She was tirelessly keeping everyone entertained and organising different activities. Great atmosphere, met some really entertaining people while there.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Jul 2019
    Very welcoming staff with a good communal atmosphere. Tasty food options/dinner available and great location a 5 minute walk from the cliff. Very reasonably priced, spend a few days here!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    30 Jun 2019
    I came for a solo tip and the four days spent like a memorable breeze. The staff was courteous, very professional and they went in great length in making my trip a special one (they even organised a party for me as 2nd July was my birthday). I have not seen better hosts than Joyce and Maya. Everything about this place is perfect (location, ambience, delicious food). It felt like home and I am going to remember the people I met there for a long time. All the best guys!
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Mar 2019
    Really beautiful hostel. Lots of nice outdoor space for relaxing and socializing. Short walk to the beach. After check-in you receive an email with recommendations for things to do in Varkala. There's even an area for you to keep your bags safe/shower if you have to check out early in the day before you're actually leaving town!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    27 Nov 2019
    Short Giraffe was such a good time. I initially just booked couple of night and end up staying 10 days. The highlight of this place is absolutely the vibe. I met a lot of nice people. The location is great with some cheap local restaurants around and near the cliff. Perfect for solo travelers.
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 May 2019
    Situated right on the cliff, 2 mins from the beach and restaurants. I stayed in off season so it was very quiet, but seemed set up for a good social vibe. Only complaint is that the curtains were rubbish, but that's pretty minor! Excellent value for money.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    13 Nov 2019
    Good hostel, comfy beds. Could have more of a common area. Lovely staff.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 May 2019
    The hostel was clean, tidy and the bathrooms were clean and dry. However, the dorm rooms are extremely small for six people to sleep in. Given the hot and humid climate of Varkala that I went in, it is impossible for six people to sleep in such a small dorm. However, the staff was considerable enough and they allowed us to put our mattresses in a room beside the dorm which was larger and more spacious and cooler. However, the staff was not as friendly as I expected.
    India, Male, 18-24
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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