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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Sowparnika Hermitage is a backpackers hostel in a family home at the heart of Fort Cochin. We aim to give backpackers the essential hostel experience combined with a homestay experience. Sowparnika is not another run off the mill hostel it is a 'Homestel'

Our promise is to provide as much care, comfort and peace you would get in a star-rated hotel, with the personal and sociable touch that is synonymous with Home Stays.

Our rooms and dormitories are designed with a great deal of comfort and privacy in mind. The lobby and communal spaces are ordained with mural paintings depicting important scenes from the sacred Indian epic the 'Mahabharath'.

Every dormitory bed comes with its own spaciously built lockers for your baggage and are equipped with bedside lockers, reading lamps & plug points. we offer clean beds, clean bathrooms, a clean towel and toiletries; there is also a scrumptious home cooked breakfast on offer. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Feb 2019
    Only there for one night but was very impressed. Very comfy bed, clean room, fantastic shower and very tasty breakfast. Would go back again and recommend.
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Feb 2019
    This was a wonderful family run hostel. Nareesh and his brother Sureesh were more than welcoming, and gave so much help and information, from finding trips into the backwaters to sharing ideas about where to eat and where to go. The rooms are fresh and comfortable, and the breakfast I had was the best soda masala I have eaten in India. Outstanding in every way.
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2018
    Couldn't recommend this place more. Friendly staff, great rooftop, delicious breakfast and killer A/C!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Feb 2018
    Just perfect.
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    22 Feb 2018
    I stayed one night here when I first arrived in Cochin, and another later on in my trip. The extremely well working air conditioning was probably a highlight, as it worked well and was easy to control. The building and facilities were lovely, clean and well looked after. The beds were comfy with proper bedding supplied, and each bed had 2 lockable cupboards and charging sockets at each bed. Kitchen was nice and clean with free breakfast. Staff were welcoming and supplied towels and water.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 Mar 2018
    The stuff was friendly and very obliging. They told me that there was no space for me in the form so they gave me a really nice doublebed for the same price. The day after I slept in the dorm and that was also really cosy. I had a problem with my phone and I asked them if I may use there computer for a while. They were really friendly and helped me with my problem and didn't charge anything :) they can help you with organising trips or yoga and massages. All in all I would recommend it :)!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Mar 2019
    Loved this place, hosts were very friendly and helpful, and I enjoyed my 2-day stay here very much! Thanks a lot!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    17 Mar 2018
    Amazing beds! Super nice, fresh, local, tasty, free breakfast!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Feb 2019
    The place served its purpose for me — cheap and halfway decent location (other places are nearer the beach and popular restaurants) but I booked when not very many other backpackers were there. The owner offered his day tour on the backwaters that I took secondarily as a means of transportation to Alleppey. Decent boat tour for the price but just beware of the humidity as there is no way to cool down over several hours
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    04 Aug 2018
    Decent place to stay in Fort Kochi. I was the only one at the hostel during the stay, there was no atmosphere as such but i got an upgrade from a dorm room to a private room because the ac was not working. so that was cool. Overall, good.
    India, Male, 31-40
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  • Breakfast Not Included
  • 24 Hour Security