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Flying into Kochi on your first trip to India is a great idea, as this will very likely be the best first impression of the country you could get. The area's inhabitants are notoriously friendly and the lush, green landscape already greets travelers at the palm-fringed airport. Kochi itself is quite large; vast parts of it are a bit grubby, but there also is that very pretty old town with its ancient colonial buildings and huge old trees lining the streets. Another plus of the area -- it is real quiet (for Indian standards). Within the old town, you will also find most of the sights -- plenty of specific buildings, an old cemetery, and of course the Chinese fishing nets. Also all of the tours to the backwaters will be able to pick people up here. The area is well adapted to traveler needs with internet cafes, travel agents, souvenir shopping, Ayurveda treatments, and restaurants with English menus, but in a way that doesn't spoil the town's charm.
This old town is also where pretty much all the Kochi hostels are found. There is quite a wide range of Kochi hostels from which to choose. Some are really nice in restored villas or with an alternative charm to them, but some are just the money-making type. The popular ones fill up quickly in season, so booking way in advance (at least several weeks!) is an absolute must. In many cases, it is also advisable to arrange a pickup, as some Kochi hostels are tucked away behind back alleys of back alleys that they are almost impossible to find. Prices for hostels in Kochi are quite high -- in less touristy parts of India, you could probably get a decent hotel room for the price of a Kochi dorm bed.
Getting around in Kochi is best done by motor-rickshaw, unless you want to travel across the bay from the main area of Kochi to the old town. It's a very long way around so taking the ferry makes sense. Sadly, the schedule is not all too frequent (once an hour at best), so planning ahead makes sense.
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Vedanta Wake Up!
"Vedanta Wake Up! is a social but relaxed hostel where you will find many backpackers stopping off as they head through Kerala. The atmosphere isn't great but it's clean, comfy, and you shouldn't have any problems meeting new people. The Location This hostel is located at the north end of Mahatma Gandhi Beach. The main Cochin bus station is also here, so you will likely be dropped off here too. Next to the bus station is the Cultural...
The Bungalow Homestay
"… Portuguese, Dutch and English influences. Accommodation: The first floor of this three storied house is fully furnished with two spacious double bed rooms and a sit out for the comfort of the guest. One Double bed room is with attached bathroom and western style toilet. Second double bed room is with an exclusive bathroom and western style toilet adjacent to it. Each room have wooden floor and wooden ceilings....
Good Karma Inn
"Good Karma is centrally located within 2 minutes walk of the center of town and local attractions such as the Chinese fishing nets. The hotel has 4 double bedrooms all with private bathroom and small balcony. A tv sitting room downstairs and breakfast available on request at a small extra cost. The rooms are spotlessly clean, modern colours with beautiful antique beds. The hosts are more than helpful and speak excellent English,...
"Gramam, the beautiful home of Byju and Lyma, is located on the banks of the backwaters, in Kumbalangi village about 10 kilometres from the town of Kochi (Cochin), Kerala. Set in rustic, sylvan surroundings, the house is well connected to the heritage zone of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. It is the ideal home for someone looking for a quite retreat near Kochi. And it is not too far from the city but away from the noise and pollution. ....
Ann's Home Stay
"This place is cool. I really enjoyed the hospitality, the food and the location." … "AnnsHomeStay is quietly set away from the frantic pace and dins of the urban life. We provide eco friendly Tourism and sight-seeing tours on request / Packaged all Kerala/India Tour. AnnsHomeStay is an ideal transit place in Kerala for seeing places like Munnar Hill Station , Periyar(Thekakdy) , Kumarakom Back waters, Cochin and Vagamon (Hill...
"… pace of every day life and eat the world famous Kerala cashew nuts. A hide out to sip your cocktails and also to watch the lovebirds and butterflies who are the regular visitors. Services offered Free Services Broad band internet Self catering kitchen Washing machine Iron Luggage Storage Tourist Information Parking PAID SERVICES House boat stay/tour Boat cruise in cochin backwaters Aurvedic treatment and...
Baby's Homestay at Fort Cochin
"… Ayurveda Centre and Yoga classes. Frequent bus service to Ernakulam. With our local knowledge and over 35 years experience of travelling in India we can also help you to plan and organise any trips Facilities: Internet access (wi-fi free of charge), web access in lobby, guest kitchen, fax service, card phones, bicycle hire, cable TV, outdoor terraced area, linen included, security lockers in room, TV in room, refrigerator in...
"… the food or the courtesy extended. The interaction with the us offers you an enviable opportunity to learn and experience the traditional values and culture of this coastal town. Arrangements are in place to offer you the nice restaurant named 'BAMBOO GROVES' - for breakfast, lunch or supper. You can ask for a wholesome vegetarian menu, if you so prefer. Or the delicious seafood preparations. Or the famous pork vinthaloo....
"Brisbane lodge one of the best backpacking hostels, was conceived to address the primary concerns of backpackers and Low Budget Travellers. Our room are well furnished and well cleaned.We have 4 rooms. 3 rooms are double beded, and one is triple beded. 2 rooms have balcony as well. 2 rooms are basic. We offer free Wi-Fi, linen, towels. We also provide 24 hrs Room service and Hot water. We have a tourist desk on down stair, we do...
Costa Gama Home Stay at Fort Cochin
"When you prefer to spend the night, the best place you will find, is your own home. At Costa Gama, we realise this aspect and offer you the hospitality and ambience of homely living, blended with the tradition and age old culture of Fort Kochi. At Costa Gama, we provide furnished singe & double bed rooms, with clean bathrooms, fitted with Eurpoean style accessories. The newly constructed building is built in the traditional style. The...
Tag und Nacht
"… help to handle practical things (parcels, sightseeings, local restaurants etc.). Internet (both cable & wi-fi) is available and included. Laundry, airport pick-up, bike & bicycle, backwaters boat-trips, concert tickets (Kathakali, traditional indian dance & music, Kalaripayattu - Kerala Marshal Arts), breakfast all available on request, but is not included in the room rate. We can organise kayaking and scuba...
Adams Homestay Cochin
"… street, behind saga, on the way to fort cochin and mattancherry the must see tourist places in kerala walkable distance to reach old jewish town and spice market and five mintues to reach fort cochin beach, chinese fishing nets and other historical places in cochinThe attractions of Fort cochin is The beach, Chinese fishing nets, Santa cruz basilica, St francis church, Indo Portuguese museum, Maritime museuem, Kashi art café,...
"Tantraa Homestay is located close to the centre of Fort Cochin in a very quiet location. It has a homely feeling with an english speaking lady incharge, her gift of cooking is known. We offer rooms with a/c, TV, internet and a great rooftop with both sun a shadow where we offer yoga and cooking faclities. We provide hot water and cleaniness. As you might know Cochin is famous for fresh seafood. You can buy seafood and we can cook it for...
"… garden suitable for yoga and relaxation. Adam's Old Inn is located at a distance of 1 minute walk to the beach and the chinese fishing nets. Being right in the centre of the town it has a very quick access to all places of action, like restaurant, cafe, shops, boutiques etc. Breakfast is not served, but coffee machine is installed. Laundry service is also provided. There is an open terrace suitable for yoga and relaxation....
West Wind Homez
"… the day can be better viewed lying in the hammocks hung in our courtyard. The lush green meadow spread in front of the cottage is ideal for Yoga, Naturopathy, Sunbath and Meditation. You can enjoy Scenic Back Waters, Local Traditional Fishing, Country Boating, Fish Farms, Very Old Heritage Churches, Temples, Cluster Of Chineese Nets, Near By Beach, Near By Destination Fort Cochin & Mattanchery, Tripunithara Hill Palace, Folk Lore...
Taj Mahal Homestay
"Taj Mahal Homestay is located in Fort Cochin, near the historic Santa Cruz Basilica, which is around 500 yrs old. The Kerala Kathakali Center (Cultural Theater)is just behind our property. Our nearby attractions are The Dutch Cemetery, Fort Cochin Beach, Chinese Fishing Net, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, etc. Our other services are laundry, taxi, train and air tickets. We arrange package tours like Elephant Camp, Munnar Hill Station...
Casa Mia Homestay
"Casamia a home away from home. Feel the difference while you stay at Casamia the homely atmosphere and the mouth lingering homely food and various entertainment by the family members which make you feel that you are in a different world Casamia has three large bedroom with attached toilet and fan with good ventilation of air passage, and two air conditioned rooms with attached toilet and fan too with balcony." … "… nearest...
"It is approved by the department of tourism, Govt. of Kerala. The home stay is located close to several historical monuments like Vasco digamma square, St. Francis church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Synagogue, Spices market, etc. We have 4 rooms out of which 2 are air-conditioned and two are Non-airconditioned. All rooms are with bathroom. One room with Balcony." … "… guests of pleasant stays but a part of our Bastian Family....
"Palm Grove is not a conventional Inn. It is an ancestral house which has been renovated into 4 A/C and 5 Non A/C rooms with all modern facilities. The house is in 1 acre beautiful property with coconut palms, many exotic plants and trees with a small farm in the backyard. You will have a calm and serene atmosphere in the middle of the city. At Palm Grove, you can open your door and step out in to the veranda and get face to face with the...
Soma Kerala Palace
"… using master pieces, about 250 years old, disbanded from their actual site. Classical art forms such as Koodiyattom, Thulall and Padayani, performed by veterans of the art, form a part of the Kalaa Sandhya (Cultural Evening) which was once a means of entertainment for the royalty. The backdrop of the lilting backwaters and the swaying palms makes the setting picture perfect. It is one place where you will find all your worries...
"… Fort Kochi, and you can easily spot our home for an affordable and peaceful stay.We promise you a high quality and a homely feeling. 5-15 minutes walk to all major tourist areas, and is run by traditional Indian family with a good Indian culture and located in the heart of Fort Kochi. Our rooms are designed in the manner of kerala vasthu, so as you can feel the positive energy in our rooms with round the clock security, water and...
Taj Home Stay
"The Old Villa has been converted to a cozy five bedroom lodge. We provide cheap stay right in the heart of Fort Kochi on Queiro Street. The Rooms are all very well maintained and fresh with two of them having really nice wooden floorings. The others the tradional mosaic ones. Total of five rooms. Four large double rooms, two airconditioned ones and two non- airconditioned ones Extra beddings provided. FiFth room being a little smaller than...
Cochin Casa Mia Homestay
"… all be covered within one day. A 24 km drive can take you to Cherai beach. The Dutch Palace , Jew town, the Synagogue are just a short drive away. The guests are met at this cottage by the hosts Antony Samuel and his wife Usha Antony who are very modest and unassuming people. The service rendered at Casamia is personal, yet unobtrusive. The guests feel it as their second home. The rooms in this Homestay are simple, however, they...
Nathans Holiday Home
"… with attached bathrooms having hot and cold shower with wet and dry areas, a fully furnished living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen with all utensils, cooking facility and BBQ, patio and a back yard. It has a covered roof top where you can simply relax or have a small party! In the non covered area of the roof top you can enjoy the sun or read a book while sipping on your drink under the shade of the beach umbrella. You...
Little Flower Home Stay
"The home stay is located close to several historical monuments like Vasco digamma square, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Synagogue, Spices market. Etc. The motto of Little Flower Home Stay is service with a smile. We offer our guests a cozy homely atmosphere. We give top priority to neatness and hygiene. Little Flower Home Stay assures each one of our guests the best great holiday comforts in the region without puncturing their...
"… of being abroad by Pr. George Benedict helped him to incorporate unique ideas in the establishment of Elim Homestay. Fort Cochin is one of the most sought out tourist destinations in India. Elim is situated in the heart of Fort Cochin away from the madding crowd giving serenity and privacy to the home birds. Upon entering Elim, one finds all modern facilities and amenities. They have clean sparkling Floors and furnitures are...
The Nest Homestay
"… just 7 minutes walkable distance from main center. The guesthouse is very quiet and is with clean rooms. The rooms are decorated with nice rooftop and beautiful view, and there is a adjoining balcony in one of the rooms. The guesthouse provides continental breakfast service upon request. From fortcochin bus station, the guesthouse can arrange pick up service. or its only walkable distance. walk to kunnumpuram junction, turn right...
St Michael's Inn
"… clean bathrooms, fitted with European style accessories. The newly constructed building is built in the semi-traditional style. The furnished, well lit rooms gives you a peaceful and comfortable experience at Fort Cochin. St.Michael's Inn, we provide 3 Air-conditioned rooms and 1 Non- Air conditioned room with well appointed bathrooms with running hot and cold water.Every room also features colour television with 24 hr cable TV...
Aroma Home Stay
"… of Fort Kochi with walking distance to the key attractions. We have 4 European style bath attached double rooms with a/c and non a/c, a spacious living room and dining area. 2 rooms have individual front faced balcony on the first floor and also a lovely open terrace, suitable for your yoga practice, meditation and watching the beautiful sky at night. An ideal accommodation for tourists,vacation families and individuals,Aroma home...
Dream Catcher Home Stay
"… Cochin but within easy walking distance to the sights and attraction of Fort Cochin as well as the Jew Town/Dutch Palace area. We are a family of Portuguese decent who own and run the property with the aim of making our guests stay in Fort Cochin as relaxing and easy as possible. All tours and attraction tickets can be organised directly within the home stay leaving you time to enjoy your time here and relax in our home. All...
"… Police museum and The Southern Naval Command Maritime Museum. The rooms are well furnished with wifi access and it provides all modern amenities required. The rooms are spacious and guests are free to use the lobby and terrace when ever they wish to. In Christ Ville gusts have the choice of A/c or Non A/c rooms according to the climate conditions. All tourist spots in Fort Cochin are located at a walkable distance from this...
The Bohemian Paradise
"… for sight-seeing, boating (house boats/ traditional boats), cultural shows (kathakali), package tours, yoga classes. It also conducts workshops on cooking, yoga, pot painting, and many such inside our homestay that would get you in touch with Indian culture personally. We provide authentic Indian food. The guesthouse also arranges for traditional Kerala Ayurvedic massages. We provide authentic Indian food, with special...
Silvermoon Heritage Homestay
"… spice garden and a beautiful ornamental fish pond. The Ambiance_Wake up to the refreshing sounds of nature , birds singing and squirrels chattering . Breathe the fresh air that hovers over the unpolluted and peaceful atmosphere. Enjoy the early morning air with a brisk walk in our waterfront or private road.Facilities in property. Eco-friendly environment and homely hospitality.Absolute privacy in spacious, well landscaped...
Noah's Ark Homestay
"… a modern house with an open floor plan. It has a lovely central skylight over the dining area, which provides ample natural lighting. Three deluxe rooms on the first floor are spacious, pristine, and nicely furnished. All of the bedrooms have private bathrooms. The rooftop garden is a great place to unwind after a long day of sight-seeing. We have traveled around the world and visited several beautiful countries and are happy to...
Adams Wood House
"Adams wood house - a heritage homestay in cochin with 4 beautiful rooms is now opened for tourist who looks for a comfortable, clean and safe accomdoation in cochin. We are located away from the crowd in a silent residential street, behind saga, on the way to fort cochin and mattancherry the must see tourist places in kerala walkable distance to reach old jewish town and spice market and five mintues to reach fort cochin beach, chinese...
"… homestays. Your hosts are two very friendly people Mr.Binu Homestay Manager & Ms.Haisel reservation Manager. Once you have visited us you will want to come back again for we can give you the best experience rather than all the other homestays in Kochi. Room Category: 1) Dormitory 2) Standard Room 3) Executive Room 4) Deluxe En suite (with private balcony) Feature Highlights: AC, Lockers, Hot Water 24 Hrs, Calling...
"… and availability of rooms. Kerala is a land of rivers and backwaters. Forty-four rivers (41 west-flowing and 3 east-flowing) criss-cross Kerala along with their countless tributaries. Kerala, India's most advanced society: A hundred percent literate people. World-class health care systems. India's lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy rates. The highest physical quality of life in India. Peaceful and pristine,...
"… three rooms are spacious (one with balcony), well appointed; spotlessly clean with Vitrified Tile flooring, en-suite bathrooms with European sanitary fittings. The rooms are available with all facilities including Wi-Fi and are attached with a balcony and an open terrace where can use for barbeque. We also have a small kitchen and a dining space on the ground floor. We offer a place to relax and dream with loving, care and...
"… variety of civilisational changes especially typical architectural excellance of those period and progress.... Your Room is provided with a TV , Fridge , A/C ,Exhaust Fans , Telephone ,Bed Lamps Here is the team who will be taking care of you together with host / proprietor. You will really enjoy and will appreciate our service why because we are always at your needs to help. 1) Doctor on call service all the time....
Tharavadu Tourist Home
"Tharavadu tourist home is a 17th century multi-storeyed house. It is spacious, airy, with roof top terrace, and run since 1984 by a very friendly owner. Tharavadu has eight single/double self contained rooms with basic amenities. One of the rooms is air conditioned. The staff is friendly and service oriented. Houseboat backwater cruises, Kathakali dance, Kalaripayattu (martial art performances), musical concerts, Munnar mountain trips,...
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