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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Zostel Varkala is a mere 15-minute ride from the railway station and sits right by the Black Sand Beach, which is a 3-minute walk from the hostel.

Only 1 hour from Trivandrum and 4 hours from Kochi with Alleppey falling on the way, Varkala is one of the rare beach towns of India, in terms of topography and charm alike. It brings with it a fine platter of beaches along with a lighthouse, a fort, and umpteen roads laced with coconut and palm trees. Surfers and parasailers make its shores an aquatic playground, whereas jolly backpackers and hippies linger over by the cliff, trying scrumptious seafood and shopping dreamcatchers. Sunrises and sunsets bring out the violets and crimsons in otherwise shy skies here, whereas night-time is a treasure trove of constellations. A quintessential trait of this town is to always smell enchanting, which is credited to the many renowned Ayurveda and Yoga centres of the country that find a home here. Varkala is neighboured by short escapes.

Zostel Varkala provides dorm room as well as private room. Free wifi features the whole property. Our friendly staff is always there to help you. For any travel questions, please feel free to let us know. We will give you suggestions accordingly.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2021
    One of the best hostels I have stayed at. We really enjoyed it here. Highly recommended!
    India, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Sep 2021
    Awesome experience, polite people and very calm place.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    I was in Varkala for a period of three days in which I had decided to leave the Zostel after the first night as it was a little further away from restaurants (15 min walk, I'm lazy I know) as per my preference — I CAME BACK. THAT is how good the Zostel is. Everything, from the rooftop, to the staff, the clean rooms, to the breezy location by the sea makes this a perfect & luxurious stay for someone looking to relax in Varkala! BEST HOSTEL IN VARKALA — trust me, I went to the others *shudder*.
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Mar 2021
    Good place and friendly atmosphere
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Mar 2020
    Really clean living space. Very user friendly bathroom and sleeping area, and again very clean.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Feb 2020
    The staff in zostel was super especially jappan who was a volunteer over there. The black beach is very close by. The hostel was clean. The only negative side were the food prices. They were on a higher end and the guest's cant cook themselves.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Feb 2021
    Nice place to stay .. cool vibes Value for money... location is superb walking distance to beach and cool cafes
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    31 Dec 2020
    One of the better hostels in Varkala. If you want to meet fellow Solo travellers and have good time then this is the place. Staff was very kind and professional, helps you in every way.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    01 Mar 2020
    I am a big Zostel Fan owing to its cleanliness, and amenities provided. This time the location was also perfect. You can see the see while relaxing at the front of your room or the rooftop. The common area is quite large the property itself was quite beautiful and lavish. The staff was cooperating but the cafe was mostly closed owing to the renovation going on. They said the cafe will be open for the whole day in a week or so. Its calm and relaxing, just best for me. I felt at home.
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    01 Feb 2020
    Like a fancy hotel converted to a hostel by the beach. The location is absolutely perfect. Facilities are brand new. Staff could be way more welcoming and friendly. Water takes forever to heat up BUT that’s honest all I can complain about. I rebooked here do I could stay longer!
    South Africa, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi