The Best Hostels in Cochin and Kerala

The Best Hostels in Cochin and Kerala
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Cochin is a city in southwest India's coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. Sites reflecting those influences include Fort Kochi, a settlement with tiled colonial bungalows and diverse houses of worship. Serene Cochin has been drawing traders, explorers and travelers to its shores for over 600 years. Nowhere else in India could you find such an intriguing mix: giant fishing nets from China, a 400-year-old synagogue, ancient mosques, Portuguese houses and the crumbling remains of the British Raj. The result is an unlikely blend of medieval Portugal, Holland, and an English village grafted onto the tropical Malabar Coast. It's a delightful place to spend some time and nap in some of India's finest homestays and heritage accommodation. Cochin is also a center for Keralan arts and one of the best places to see Kathakali and kalarippayat. Mainland Ernakulam is the hectic transport and cosmopolitan hub of Cochin, while the historical towns of Fort Cochin and Mattancherry, though well-touristed, remain wonderfully atmospheric – thick with the smell of the past. Other islands, including Willingdon and Vypeen, are linked by a network of ferries and bridges. With so much to see and do, Cochin is a great place to visit, and, luckily, there are some great, budget-friendly accommodations to use as a base for exploring.
How much do hostels in Cochin cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Cochin here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



A clean place in a great location

Private Room from $0.09
Overall Rating: 83%
Rids Dale branch road, njali parambu junction fort kochi, Cochin
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. There is a TV sitting room on the downstairs floor and breakfast is available on request at a small extra cost.

The rooms are spotlessly clean, decorated in modern colors with beautiful antique beds. The hosts are more than helpful and speak excellent English, locally born and can advise and book all attractions in the area (such as backwater tours and tea plantation trips.) Airport or train pickup is vehicle also available. Linens are free with your stay.


Private Room from $5.04
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 99%
I/1276E, K.B. Jacob Road Chirattapalam, Cochin 1, Cochin
This terrific guesthouse offers friendly service and bicycle hire. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, towels included, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $6.30
Private Room from $8.12
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 98%
Kalathil house 25- kadoopadam u c college p o aluva-cochin, Cochin
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a common room, and board games. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, parking, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $1.26
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 97%
H.no 1/1596, South Thamaraparambu Ernakulam, Fort Kochi, Cochin
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, bicycle hire, and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's self-catering facilities. Laundry facilities, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Honolulu Home Cochin Fort Kochi is also child friendly.


Private Room from $7.58
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 96%
11/590C,Opp Naval Maritime Museum Mackenzie Garden, Cochin
You'll love this guesthouse because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, bicycle hire, and cable tv. Laundry facilities, luggage storage, parking, towels included, internet access, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $6.29
Private Room from $5.34
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 95%
11/782 Bishop Garden Lane-1 Pattalam road Fortkochi-1, Cochin
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, bicycle hire, a common room, and board games. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant, a cafe, and self-catering facilities. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $9.44
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 94%
1/926 B,K.L.Bernard Master Road Fort Kochi, Kochi, Cochin
This terrific guesthouse offers friendly service, bicycle hire, and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $10.07
Private Room from $12.59
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 92%
Building no. 1/611 Petercelli Street, Fortkochi, ERNAKULAM, Cochin
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, bicycle hire, a common room, and board games. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a cafe. Wi-fi, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, parking, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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