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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."

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Short Giraffe Hostels

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 9.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    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
  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Dec 2019
    What an awesome place. I stayed for two weeks and had a blast. It's a really great location and the people i met there were fabulous. I highly recommend this place!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Dec 2019
    We loved our stay here! The staff were all super friendly and more then happy to help with anything. The facility’s were all clean , and modern. The showers were great which was a nice change from all the other hostels we have stayed in in India. The location is also perfect as it’s a 2 min walk to the cliff where all the good restaurants are. We were sad to leave this place . We will be back for sure .
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    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

    Superb

    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

    Superb

    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
  • 9.4

    Superb

    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
  • 9.1

    Superb

    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
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

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

    Good

    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
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hot Showers
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


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