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58 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Located in Varkala, within 300mtrs of Varkala Beach, HostelExp offers accommodation with an amazing rooftop common space, community kitchen, free WI-FI in the entire hostel, common places to hangout. The hostel is close to several noted attractions, 1km away from the Odayam Beach, around 1.1 km from Aaliyirakkm Beach, 300mtrs from Varkala Cliff and 1.2 km from Janardhanaswamy Temple. We are a vibrant, diverse and responsible travellers community in Varkala , running a backpackers hostel to give all travelers the Best Beach Town Hostel Experience.

HostelExp is created for travelers who would like to meet new people, share their experiences & stories with each other and learn new culture while staying in the homely atmosphere but not for the facilities.

All rooms have bed linen.

You can play table tennis at HostelExp and bike hire and car hire are available on request.

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is 46 km from the accommodation, while Napier Museum is 46 km from the property. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International, 40 km from HostelExp, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

***Property Policies***
Cancellation policy: 3 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Check in from 14:00 to 22:00.
Check out before 11:00 noon.
Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes not included - 12%
Breakfast not included.
No curfew.
Check-in is only possible for guests aged between 18 and 45.
Reception working period: 08:00-23:00
Non smoking in the room but have a smoking area.

Reviews & Ratings

58 Total Reviews
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Sustainability Level 1

This hostel has begun to introduce practices that result in a positive social and environmental impact, grasping the fundamentals of the Staircase to Sustainability.
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Latest Reviews

Apr 08, 2024
Perfect location, great staff and relaxed atmosphere in the hostel. Hostel lunches, dinners and trips out were arranged most days which was so nice!
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Female, 25-30
Apr 08, 2024
Stayed just a couple days but had the best time. So welcoming when I arrived, there’s a very chilled vibe and a lovely space to meet people, play games or work if you need to. Goodwin who owns the hostel is extremely helpful and just a lovely person :) provided me with tea and lifts to a restaurant when it was dark and late. They do a great communal dinner and have loads of activities not all revolving around drinking. The hostel is right by the beach so easy to get around too!
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Female, 25-30
Apr 06, 2024
I had my best hostel experience with HostelExp. Thank you Goodwin for making me feel at home. Staff and other guests were very friendly. Every day new activities were scheduled to make the stay more interesting and help guests to get in touch with the culture of Varkala. Really enjoyed my stay and I am looking forward to visit again. Best hostel to stay in Varkala.
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Parking
    • Ceiling fan
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi

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