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“Great little hostel near the beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vedanta Wake up! on the sunny cliffs, Varkala

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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   North Helipad Cliff, Varkala 695141, India   |  
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Ranked #32 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Varkala
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“Great little hostel near the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Vedanta was a great place to stay. The beach and cliff area was just a five minute walk. The rooms and property were nice and clean. The staff was also very helpful. We booked three nights and kept extending. I would definitely stay there again.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Me and my friend stayed in dorms for a couple of days,very decent rooms with neat and cleaned beds,bathrooms.....met so many peoples we had a wonderful days in vedanta and the location is beautiful with coconut trees and they got a terrace,,,evening time very pleasant to stay there on the top.staffs are really professionals ready to help at any time,really i recommend the place.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sherbrooke, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

There are not a lot of hostel in India and you would expect quality to be poor. That is not the case. This place is very nice and clean. Wi-fi doesn't always work well, but in the end, they have three networks, so you can always make it. Staff is great. Everything is walking distance, but for the furthest attraction, they can organise a tuk-tuk or a car for you. Good place to meet people also in a relax vibe. Food is very good also.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We planed to stay just one night at varkala after a long journey from Mumbai,when we get into the place we really seems the professionalism of the manager and the staffs,The manager welcomed with a smile (he always smiles tooo)and we got a nice room with great aircon.After that night we changed all our plans and we stayed two more nights der.If some one really wants to stay budget and decent accommodation dnt mind to go there.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Perfectly average place to stay. We stayed in a double room away from the dorms which was a decent size, though the shower and a/c could be a bit tempermental. We had booked for 2 nights but decided to stay in Varkala longer so arranged to stay for 2 extra nights. We were told this was fine, but on each of the 2 extra days we had staff coming to ask us why we were still here and when we were leaving. Not great.
On the whole, it's fine. I don't really understand why other people rave about it so much, it's no better than anywhere else I've stayed but there's nothing majorly wrong with it either.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We spent 3 nights just before New Year. Stayed in deluxe A/C room on the first floor. The place is really a house converted to hotel and basic things like flush and hot water had issues. The place is meant for backpackers and can be compared to a single star hotel. I will not go there again despite the courteous staff. Also the place is a good 600 metres from the helipad and we need to further walk down the cliff for good restaurants.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed here for four nights just before Christmas. Location is great, very close to the helipad (and the adjacent beach and strip of restaurants and shops). The room was large with plenty of space to unpack clothes. We checked in very late and left very early and the staff were helpful with this.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: North Helipad Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vedanta Wake up! on the sunny cliffs, Varkala 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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! on the sunny cliffs, Varkala, is an exclusive hostel with beautifully landscaped gardens. The hostel is walking distance to the golden sands of Helipad beach, Black beach and Papanasam beach. Guests also have an option of staying in wonderfully hand crafted organic bamboo huts for an earthy living experience.Our rooms are designed keeping comfort and cleanliness in mind. We offer shared rooms with ensuite 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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