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XL Homestay

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Rose Street | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Ranked #64 of 318 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to stay at a very reasonable price very close to the Chinese fishing nets. The owner and her son are extremely friendly and helpful. The room I occupied was very basic but it was clean and had a/c and its own private bathroom. Breakfast is served in the mornings on the roof. I thoroughly recommend... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I first happened upon this perfect little homestay by accident on my first trip to Kochi 3 years ago. I was immediatly impressed with the cleanliness of rooms and friendly nature of host Judy. Last year I returned to India on a solo trip and there was no question where I would stay while in Kochi. It is easy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem in the heart of Cochin. Judy, the owner waited up for us as we had a late flight and arrived after midnight. Nothing was too much trouble and Judy made as feel welcome. We stayed on the bottom floor in a very clean large room with aircon, fan, TV and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was served... More 

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Normanton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

having spent 25 nights here got to know judy and her son Sheldon very well nothing is to much trouble think I put her to the test from airport transfers to trips out rooms cleaned every other day each room has its own hot water heater bathroom wetroom type with shower as I was the only guest booked in for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Great location, everything closes around 10pm so being within a few blocks of shops and restaurants made the evenings a nice time to stroll around. Also only a handful of restaurants serve alcohol so forget enjoying a beer or wine with dinner. There is a bar opposite XL though!

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Varanasi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It is great place to stay undoubtedly.. we had been there only for 3 nights but i stayed more nights because it was on very nice location and very peaceful..we were not ready to leave this place soon..room is good and very clean ..this place's owner is very humble and co-operative..she helped us and guided for everything. .. We were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed here for three nights during our preparation for the Rickshaw Run, it was very close to the grounds where the launch of the Run was (about 5 min walk). We had one of the bigger rooms, with a small balcony and it was very nice. The bathroom is quite basic and small, but it works ok and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We did not had a booking we reached at late evening and found this property, it is run by a middle aged Aunty, she was very nice and co operative also when asked she offered us great discount on the Tariff. The rooms are nice but found little more furniture than required and bathrooms were very small, Rest everything was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Nothing to complain about here. Very friendly and helpful people working here. Clean and nice rooms. And location is also good close to chinese fishing nets area. All in all a great stay i could recomend to anyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ours was a very adventurous, unplanned trip in October. Found this very homely place called XL honestay after a lot of room hunting in the cold, pouring rain.....We were there for just a night but we had a very comfortable stay. They dont provide food but I guess they would on request. Lovely people run this place....I happened to leave... More 

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