Hostels in Trivandrum, India

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Get to know Trivandrum (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 Trivandrum. To help you make friends with Trivandrum before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Known as the “Evergreen City of India”, Trivandrum, Kerala, India, often called Triruvananthapuram, is a perfect mix of nature and urbanization with its scenic terrain of coastal hills and bustling commercial alleys. It is a fascinating destination with the sandy seashore of Arabian Sea on one side and green forests of the Western Ghats on the other. On a visit to this beautiful city, save money on accommodation by booking in at one of the many Trivandrum, Kerala, India hostels, where you get all the amenities of home, and much more.

Trivandrum boasts a tropical climate, and the best time to visit is between October and February. The monsoon season goes from June until September, so if you'd love to soak up some mild showers, plan your visit here during the month of June. Trivandrum is quite popular for medical tourism, as the city boasts more than a hundred recognized Ayurveda centers. If you're taking a holiday to get away from the stresses of daily life, a soothing deep-tissue massage or an aromatic oil head message at one of these centers will help you relax and unwind.

Trivandrum, Kerala, India, is home to one of South India's most popular tourist spots -- the Kovalam Beach Town, which boasts three beaches separated by a rocky outcropping. Kovalam is crowded, especially during November and December. Other must-see places on your visit here are the Kerala Government Secretariat, Napier Museum, Zoological Park, Kanaka Kunnu Palace, and Kowdiar Palace. Don’t forget to stop off at the Indian Coffee House, which is adjacent to the central bus station and central railway station, and sample the best coffee while you are there. It is easy to travel within and around Trivandrum, with ample transportation facilities such as local buses, taxis, auto rickshaws, rental cars, and bicycles.

To get the best out of all that this neat city has to offer, book your hostels in Trivandrum, Kerala, India, well in advance. There are separate Trivandrum, Kerala, India hostels for men and women, and most Trivandrum, Kerala, India hostels are found in areas such as Palayam, KSHB Colony, Elankom Nagar, and Nandavanam. Hostel rates differ, but are economical and suit any type of budget. Private dorms are not easily available, but two-bed to six-bed dorm rooms are found in plenty. Rates increase during the peak season.

Written by local enthusiast for Trivandrum hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Trivandrum hostels Joy Barboza

FAQ about Trivandrum Hostels

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A hostel in Trivandrum costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in Trivandrum with private rooms costs on average $10. shows all 4 Hostels in Trivandrum. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 4 hostels in Trivandrum, India. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Trivandrum such as
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Your Packing List for Trivandrum

Your Packing List for Trivandrum

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Trivandrum 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 Trivandrum, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$8 Average dorm price
$10 Average private room price
$4 Cheapest hostel in Trivandrum
Montecello is the cheapest
7.3 Average rating of all hostels

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