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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night to see Kochi and lessen the ride to the airport (rather than coming from further south). It's not really a homestay per se but a small two story "hotel" / guest house with a few rooms. The room was small but clean and overall fine. Could have used a mosquito net. The host is very...

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Russia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to book a two nights at the homestay. After a week long email conversation we agreed on the price, type of the room and a car from the airport. I was asked to transfer the money via western union or PayPal, however was reluctant to do so and informed that I will make a payment on arrival. Next...

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xlhomestay, Owner at XL Homestay, responded to this review

We do have norms for booking , since you were reluctant to do upfront payment and was informed accordingly , better luck next time

Reviewed November 25, 2016

XL Guesthouse is a pristine hostel that pays attention to the last detail. The owner is very friendly and extremely helpful. The location of in the heart of the old town and walking distance to the Chinese fishnets and major attractions. In most of the budget hostels I stayed towels and toilet paper are not provided but at XL Guest...

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toronto
Reviewed November 15, 2016

We stayed in this homestay in early October 2016 with my family for one night on our way to Ernakulam from Kumarakom. The place is right next to the beach and the Chinese fishing nets with most places a short walk away or a short taxi ride away. The rooms are huge, spacious, clean and well cared for. The hostess...

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Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend XL Homestay. Judy was always available for any assistance needed, such as giving great recommendations for eating places and things to do and see. Her son Sheldon even picked me up from the airport in the wee hours of the morning. Both Judy and Shelton were very friendly and helpful. My room was spacious, very clean and...

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Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

It was a very pleasant stay at XL Homestay. EnjOyed much and Mrs. Judie is nice & friendly host. Her advice made us for worthwhile sight seeing of Kochi. would like to visit again with family and friends.

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Reviewed September 22, 2016

Had a goodstay at here . Room was very clean and tidy . Very friendly and informative Judy was always around to help with whatever you need . All tourist places are near by and walkable distance. I would come back very soon .

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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Love to be here.. Thank you Janiyanty . Most comfortable place i have ever stayed with. will be back Soon for some more days. The atmosphere service and the location everything was superb. The place is very near to beach. All type of restaurants are near. All Indian and western dishes are available in most of them.

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Lyon, France
Reviewed September 17, 2016

This homestay was recommended by the previous homestay I left before arriving in Cochi. Very good advice! Did not regret at all when I saw Judy and her smily face!!! Thank you Judy for your hospitality ; Beautiful clean room and excellent breakfast. Very good location and good advice from Judy I highly recommand this homestay!!!

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New Delhi
Reviewed September 3, 2016

When me and my partner visited Kochi in the end of July we were booked into another place however, we decided to stay a few days extra so walked around the Fort Kochi area and after looking at various, expensive, inexpensive, good, bad and decent options, came across XL Homestay. Located on the East end of the Rose Street, a...

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Additional Information about XL Homestay

Address: Rose Street | Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $18 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — XL Homestay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“You have the option to have an a/c or non a/c room, I did a non a/c room with a ceiling fan and left windows open..quite pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles glendaa166, Nov 25, 2016 | Read review
“First Floor rooms are more comfortable as the windows can be opened up to decent views.”
  • Room is spacious and bed is comfortable
  • Cute Welcome
  • View of the garden from our window
 of 5 bubbles Subhashani, Sep 3, 2016 | Read review
“Get a sumny room because the one we had was gloomy with no view and a bit musty smelling.”
 of 5 bubbles malabar-coasters, Apr 27, 2016 | Read review
“Judy will give you the best room possible”
 of 5 bubbles kenm333, Jan 15, 2016 | Read review
“Up stairs all rooms are off street & a bit quieter”
 of 5 bubbles moniquef746, Sep 6, 2015 | Read review
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