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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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The Lost Hostel, Varkala - Helipad

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

Located just a stone throw away from the famous Cliffs & beaches of Varkala, The Lost Hostels Varkala - Helipad offers unique facilities in a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. Throughout your stay we offer safe and clean facilities with OPEN KITCHEN, free Wi-Fi, en-suite bathrooms, common places to hang out and many more. We strive to ensure that our travelers get to stay with us as a part of the family.

Travellers choose us because they like to meet new people, share their experience & stories with each other and learn new culture while staying in homely atmosphere but not for the facilities.

Do not choose us if you rate a hostel based on its facilities rather than people and atmosphere.

*Great atmosphere & Vibe

*Cleanliness is very important for us

*Outdoor Sitting under coconut trees

*Occasional Barbecue and bonfire

*Board games ( Guess Who ? , Monopoly and others ) and daily activities

*WiFi in all property

*Guitar for our musician friends

*Communal Kitchen with all basic facilities

*Lockers - to protect everything that’s in your backpack

Your stay in Varkala should be one you will never forget, filled with laughter and both activities and time to relax and discover yourself. We believe in a strong community spirit and our hostel provides the facilities to make your stay truly amazing. Hang out in our backyard at campfires, cook dishes from all over the world in our open kitchen and help yourself with lots of books for reading, games to play and other activities to do.

Lost in India with us.

Note: December 22nd - Jan 2nd is the peak period in Varkala due to the festival season. We will be collecting a deposit to secure bookings during this period.

Tent in private room Category are camping tent which are set up in the garden with shared bathroom facilities. Please don't confuse them with Private Rooms. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Mar 2020
    Had a great time at the hostel, Goodwin was a great help in planning my trip. The beech was super close. It was a chill environment and definitely relaxing. Hostel was good, the AC worked fine and it was clean. Could've stayed longer.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Feb 2020
    Great hostel, right by the sea. The staff are lovely and there is a great vibe in the place. The bathrooms and bedrooms are clean. I would stay here again if I was to go back to Varkala
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Jan 2020
    Felt super safe and happy here met lovely people and simple yummy cheap breakfast . Good location would stay there again !! ❤️
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Jan 2020
    I stayed in three different rooms during my stay here (due to having no plan) and they were all great, all rooms have a amazing fans..... which is all that matters in this heat!!! The staff are super friendly and helpful, location is perfect and the masala chai is delicious! The only thing I have to say is the dorm showers need a scrub! Other than that, awesome hostel for your time in beautiful varkala xx
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    04 Mar 2020
    This lost hostel is great - v close to the cliff, chilled atmosphere, VERY helpful staff (especially Goodwin!!) who organised a day trip for us to the Munroe Island backwaters, including lunch and transport. Would definitely recommend! Only drawback is it gets super hot at night (but this is everywhere, obviously) so would recommend an AC room if poss.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Feb 2020
    Had a great stay here and met so many amazing people that I carried on travelling with. There are numerous areas to chill which gives the place a relaxing feel. Some of the dorms can get a little stuffy but other than that the rooms are great. The kitchen isn’t very well equipped but it does the job for some noodles or basic meals! The location is ideal, just a couple of minutes walk from the main area. Good vibes all round, would recommend!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    24 Jan 2020
    Overall it was a good experience. - Things that were good The staffs were friendly and helpful. Location is 2 min walk from helipad. Facilities basic bunk beds, common room, kitchen with drinking water and fridge, locker facility, WiFi(but I didn't use). They do conduct yoga classes and family dinner which you can ask for. - Things to improve Check in time can be little early, 2 PM feels late but still we can hang out in common room and keep luggage over there until check in if you arrive early.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Jan 2020
    Nice hostel. I had a private room, which was very comfortable and a good size. It's just around the corner from the Varkala cliff, so you can easily walk to a ton of restaurants and to the beach. The guys who work there seem very nice, and were able to answer any questions that I had. Not really a fault of the hostel, but it's quite big so a bit hard to meet people. Others seemed to stay there for weeks at a time though, so maybe it's just me.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 4.6


    02 Mar 2020
    Close to the beach, hangout spots, kitchen Close to multiple street speakers, can play from 6am until 12am. Poorly maintained property, extremely hard mattress, holes in Walls and window nets. Incredibly patronising and unnecessary rude staff (read owners reply in comments below to anyone that hasn’t given a 10 and that’s basically how you will be spoken to if you have any issue) Stay around the corner anywhere else, same price hostels with lovely staff, social and close to the beach also
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 4.0


    22 Feb 2020
    After coming to this property from another hostel, I was extremely disappointed to have to leave dissatisfied. From red ants in my bed when I arrived, a blood stain on my bed's curtain from before, unclean bathrooms, and extremely bad smell in rooms ( I couldn't sleep), it was just awful. Though the polite night staff said I could get a refund, in the morning the manager did not cooperate in understanding my unfortunate experience. Do not recommend at all, there are better options in Varkala!
    India, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi