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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...
Vedanta Wake up! by the backwaters
"… to socialize and get to know each other through local bar crawls, sight-seeing trips, dinner outings, movie nights, karaoke nights and other fun activities almost every night (and there’s no curfew!) We provide assistance in arranging local tours and visits to nearby tourist attractions so that our guests can soak in the sights and sounds and have a memorable holiday experience. We also organize classes such as cooking, yoga,...
The Sand Castle
"… down stairs is a room with lockers and shower for you to share. The roof terrace is designed for you to chill by yourself or hang out with other travelers. From here you will be enjoying the amazing view over the ocean as well as over the famous backwaters. The Sand Castle is managed by Peace Rob, who is half-German half-Indian and has extensive travel experience in India and the world. Take your time and ask him any...
"… surroundings. The thing that makes us special is that we are the only homestay which have a homely environment. When we first started we decided to capture the homely feeling because we know that most of our customers have been travelling long and haven't felt like their home in a long time. Other than that we also have larger rooms than most homestays. Your hosts are two very friendly people. Once you have visited us you will...
The Bungalow Homestay
"… historical buildings that includes The Bungalow, Chinese fishing nets and its meld of 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...
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,...
"… coconut farm house used by the family for processing coconuts and coir making. It is more spacious, pristinely clean and is quiet and relaxing. The large room has twin beds (two extra beds on request),fans but no air-conditioning, a veranda all around, walk in toilet, roof open shower area with solar water heater and kitchenette with a fridge. It is indepandant of the main house, just 50 meters away from your host family. Easy to...
Ann's Home Stay
"This place is cool. I really enjoyed the hospitality, the food and the location." … "Ann’s Home Stay is located at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level. Situated in Kottayam District, the business hub of Central Kerala, Kurumannu has its nearest town in Pala.Ann’s Home Stay is quietly set away from the frantic pace and dins of the urban life. The majority of the populations are simple farmer folk. The lush greenery and the serene...
"… cuisines, shopping malls, ayurvedic massage clinics and bus station. The potter's gallery to relax from the hectic 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...
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...
"… been handpicked by the National Geographic Traveler, as one of the fifty must see destinations in the world.Enjoy the homely experience and hospitality while you stay at home away from your home. Enjoy your stay here in Cochin. * A/C and non A/C rooms centrally located with modern facilities.* Easily accessible from any part of India/abroad through Air, Sea and Land routes.* Economic tariff to suit your style and standard.*...
"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
"… bath tub, cable TV, A/C. On the ground floor there is a single room with comfortable bed, ceiling fan, reading light and attached bathroom. Internet (both cable & wi-fi) is available and included when you book with us. Laundry, airport pick-up, bicycle, backwater boat-trips, concert tickets (Kathakali, traditional Indian dance & music, Kerala Marshal arts), breakfast - all available on request, but is not included in the room...
Adams Homestay Cochin
"… India, Kochi has an eventful and colourful history. you can see the colonial buildings and the beautiful architecture which reminds you the rule of the protuguese, dutch and the british we want our guest to be happy and comfortable during thier stay at adams wood house so we do : airport pckup and drop, give information on cochin sight seeing, money change, laundry service, tickets for kathakali cultural dance and backwater...
"… travel desk, internet, hot water, laundry service, cable TV and roof top open kitchen (You Buy. You Cook). Fort Kochi, the land which come of age from different cultural contribution from Portuguese, Dutch and English. In fort Kochi you can see a lot of Portuguese, Dutch and British houses from then anicient colonial periods and also the place to visit include Mattancherry Palace the santa cruz Basilica, Vasco da Gama Church,...
"… 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." … "… not just the guests of pleasant stays but a part of our Bastian...
"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...
"… clean with marble flooring, air-conditioned and with en-suite bathrooms with western toilets. We offer a place to relax and dream with loving, care and delicious homely kerala food. Homestays are one of the most preferred options in 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. Spacious AC and Non.AC rooms(double with balcony) Continental...
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
"… a fully furnished living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen with FREE filtered drinking water, 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 get full house privileges even if you rent a...
"… 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....
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...
"… 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 eco friendly and cosy. The greenery keeps the surrounding cool, a welcome site from Kerala’s sultry climate. In the short...
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
"… families and individuals, Aroma home stay is easily accessible from Kochi international airport, Central Railway station, and Bus station and by ferry. With transport facilities by auto rickshaw right in front of the house and tourist taxi at 24 hours on call. Aroma home stay is close to Mahatma Gandhi beach, Vasco da Gama Square, St. Francis church, Chinese nets, Dutch Cemetery, Santa Cruz Basilica and many other tourist...
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...
Palm Grove Villa
"… away from Vyttila Junction (which is the biggest and busiest junction in Kerala ) with easy access to Vyttila Mobility Hub -Bus Station -1 Kms., Ernakulam Juction Railway Station - 4 Kms, City Centre -4 Kms, Lulu Hyper Mall -8 Kms, Le Meridian Convention Centre -3 Kms, Airport -29 Kms, Wonder-la Amusement park -17 Kms, Fort Kochi -15 Kms, Scenic Backwaters and beaches to the south. The Villa has 5 spacious attached bedrooms: 3...
Noah's Ark Homestay
"… also been profiled in many traveller's guides such as on Lonely Planet and Frommer's. Enjoy great service for a lesser price. There are 5 Room Types available and can sleep a total of 15 people. 1) Single Room - A Double Bed and Desk is provided. Ideal for single traveller's but a couple can squeeze into it as well 2)Standard Twin Room - Comes with two single beds 3)Deluxe Triple Room/Family Room - Comes with 1 Double Bed and 1...
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...
"… Sea and the Western Ghats. The landscape is dominated by rice fields, mango and cashew nut trees and, above all, coconut palms. The Western Ghats, with their dense tropical forests, misty peaks, extensive ridges and ravines, have sheltered Kerala from mainland invaders and encouraged maritime contact with the outside world. People have been sailing to Kerala in search of spices, sandalwood and ivory for at least 2000 years. Kerala...
"… Fishing Nets, Santa Cruz Basilica, St. Francis Church, Kathakali Centre, Beaches and Mattanchery Palace, Jew Street, Jewish Synagogue etc; and is all in a walking distance. Immanuel Home stay is easily accessible from the Cochin International Airport, as well as the major railway stations in Ernakulam, is also close to other means of transport. The Bus halts as well as taxi - auto stands are just a two minutes walk away from our...
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...
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