10 Hostels in Varkala, India

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Varkala, India. You can choose from 10 Varkala hostels. In total, there are 21 cheap places to stay in Varkala such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $8 for a dorm.

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Varkala 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 Varkala, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Varkala


(Short Giraffe Hostels is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Varkala

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Papanasam Beach

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Hostels in Varkala 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 Varkala for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Varkala? 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 Varkala alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Varkala. 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 Varkala (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 Varkala. To help you make friends with Varkala before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Located on the stunning coastline of the Arabian Sea on India's western shores is the quaint town of Varkala. A popular tourist destination for locals and foreigners alike, it is not hard to see why, with its stunning red rock cliff faces and stunning beach. While much of the coastline is rocky and you cannot swim, there is a public beach on which you can swim. Many of the Western visitors are comfortable enough to wear their bathing suits here; however, you will find that most of the locals will still swim in their clothes. The sun is very strong here, so the hot tip is to always wear sunscreen -- even if it might not seem that hot or overcast -- because it is very easy to burn.

There is a walking path that runs along the cliff face with an abundance of restaurants serving the freshest of seafood caught from the area. There are also many hotels, cafes, clothing, and convenience stores along this path too for you to collect what you need or to wander around and explore.

here is also a main road back off this path that leads into the town and you will find majority of the Varkala hostels and other accommodations around this area, out of the hustle and bustle of the restaurant zone. If it also suits you, many of these Varkalahotels also offer ayurvedic massage and other ayurvedic services, but ask at your Varkala hostel desk for a reputable one, as many of them are not well trained. Otherwise, kick back for a couple of days, relax, and enjoy the stunning scenery and fresh food!

Written by local enthusiast for Varkala hostels

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Other Nearby Cities
Kollam Kollam (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Trivandrum Trivandrum (38 Km / 23 mi.)
Kovalam Kovalam (51 Km / 32 mi.)
Alappuzha Alappuzha (94 Km / 59 mi.)
Kottayam Kottayam (97 Km / 60 mi.)
Kumarakom Kumarakom (101 Km / 63 mi.)
Mararikulam Mararikulam (107 Km / 67 mi.)

FAQ about Varkala Hostels

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

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FAQ about Varkala Hostels

A hostel in Varkala costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in Varkala with private rooms costs on average $21.

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Travel Tips for Varkala - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Varkala

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Varkala 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 Varkala