12 Hostels in Kochi, India

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Kochi, India. You can choose from 12 Kochi hostels. In total, there are 59 cheap places to stay in Kochi such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $4 for a dorm.

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Kochi Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Kochi, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

Total number of hostels


Average dorm price


Average private room price


Cheapest hostel in Kochi


(The Lost Hostel, Fort Kochi is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Kochi


(Hostel By The Sea is the best rated)

Most Kochi hostels are located in

Fort Kochi, Ernakulam, Vypīn

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Kochi for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Kochi for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Kochi? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Kochi alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Kochi. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Kochi (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kochi. To help you make friends with Kochi before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Kochi is also named and spelled Cochin - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

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.

Written by local enthusiast for Kochi hostels

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Other Nearby Cities
Fort Kochi Fort Kochi (4 Km / 2 mi.)
Ernakulam Ernakulam (4 Km / 3 mi.)
Mararikulam Mararikulam (37 Km / 23 mi.)
Kumarakom Kumarakom (42 Km / 26 mi.)
Kottayam Kottayam (49 Km / 30 mi.)
Alappuzha Alappuzha (51 Km / 31 mi.)
Vagamon Vagamon (76 Km / 47 mi.)

FAQ about Kochi Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Kochi. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Kochi. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Kochi Hostels

A hostel in Kochi costs on average $4 for a dorm. A hostel in Kochi with private rooms costs on average $23.

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Happy Camper is the best hostel in Kochi for families.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 12 hostels in Kochi, India. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Kochi such as

  • 11 hotels
  • 32 guesthouses
  • 3 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Kochi.

Hostel By The Sea is the best rated hostel for partying in Kochi.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Kochi - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Kochi

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Kochi and India.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Kochi