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Vedanta - Wake up! by the backwaters, Fort Kochi

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   1/506 Fort Kochi, Opposite Brunton Boatyard, River Road | Next to Fort Kochi Main Boat Jetty & Bus Station, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a nice hostel. A bit expensive and not the cleanest toilets on earth. But if you get there, make sure that Sameer is working. A really nice and helpful guy! Im sure that he will do anything to make your stay as pleasant as possible!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a good as the Vedanta we stayed in in Alleppey in terms of cleanliness and social vibe but good basic cheap hostel accommodation. Great location right by the fishing nets. Highly recommend for budget travellers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun hostel for the usual backpacking experience - wifi, tours, common areas etc. Staff were super friendly and helped me with all sorts, from breakfast recommendations (the guy even walked us there himself), taxis, chats, and one time when they full, called another hostel who came and picked me up to drive my enormous backpack there. Haven't ever been so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not quite as good as the other Vedantas I stayed at (in Verkala and Alleppey) because it doesn't have a garden, but fine nonetheless. The double room which I had was clean and comfortable. Guidebooks sometimes recommend people to stay in Ernakulam, but if you're going to be visiting Kochi for any length of time, it makes sense to avoid... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The double room is really clean and modern. Having a good ac, LCD tv and wifu . Very soft towels are provided. The staff can help arrange multiple tours in Kerala. The location is great near the bus stop , close to restaurants , etc.. The rooms on the second floor have no WiFi access.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I reached Fort Kochin at 4am in the morning but the caretaker was nice enough to wake up and open the door when i called on the landline number. The location was very nice and close to the nice cafes and the Chinese fishing net which was perfect for sunsets ! The bathroom was clean and you end up meeting... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I stayed at this hostel about a year ago. The service was great, the owner was super friendly, and the location right near the Chinese fishing nets of Fort Kochi. Only complaint was that our bathroom was a little dirty and the toilet didn't work super well. Rather than fix it permanently they took my friends deodorant stick and slammed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Lovely hotel and very close to the Chinese fishing nets ,restaurants, cafés and shops.. The staff were super friendly and the location is perfect. The room was also very good. Would definitely recommend this as a place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights in a dorm and in a double. Both rooms were spacious and clean. The dorm room beds were bigger than your average single bunks and the lockers were massive. Bathrooms were plenty, never had to wait to use the toilet or shower.The staff were always seen to be cleaning and I didn't experience any particularly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is a pretty clean hostel which proved to be a great place to meet people. There is a nice lounge area which is perfect for socialising. They will organise tours and stuff at the desk and are generally pretty helpful but sometimes a bit odd. The only drawback was that the aircon was not working and they just wouldn't... More

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Also Known As:
Vedanta - Wake Up! By The Backwaters, Fort Kochi Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala
Address: 1/506 Fort Kochi, Opposite Brunton Boatyard, River Road | Next to Fort Kochi Main Boat Jetty & Bus Station, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 170 Specialty lodging in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vedanta - Wake up! by the backwaters, Fort Kochi 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vedanta, the highest state of consciousness and self realization can be achieved only while traveling. Vedanta Wake up! India’s finest chain of backpacking hostels, was conceived to address the primary concerns of backpackers and budget travelers. Vedanta Wake up! by the backwaters, Fort Kochi, is nestled in the heart of the city and is walking distance to all shops, restaurants, bars and local attractions such as the beach, Chinese Fishing Nets, Santa Cruz Cathedral, St. Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace. Our rooms are designed keeping comfort and cleanliness in mind. We offer shared rooms with en-suite bathrooms as well as superior private rooms for families. At Vedanta Wake up!, we offer you an environment to meet fellow travelers in our lounges which are fully equipped with computers, free Wi-Fi, television sets, DVD players, movies, book exchange libraries, guitars, board games, maps and eateries. Our eateries will provide you with hygienic and sumptuous meals cooked by our in-house chefs any time of the day at very minimum charge. We encourage our guests to socialize and get to know each other through local bar crawls, sight-seeing trips, dinner outings, movie nights, karaoke nights and other fun activities almost every night (and there’s no curfew!). We provide assistance in arranging local tours and visits to nearby tourist attractions so that our guests can soak in the sights and sounds and have a memorable holiday experience. We also organize classes such as cooking, yoga, Indian classical music and Ayurvedic massages. You can check in any time of the day. Our young and energetic team will provide you with every comfort possible to make your stay fun and unforgettable. ... more   less 
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