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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was roaming around in a rickshaw until I spotted this place and randomly walked in to ask if rooms were available. I'm so glad I did. The rooms are well priced and very clean and tidy. Judie is an amazing host and I had a great time at the homestay. I asked her whether she cooked her own food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We were in this homestay right at the center of Fort Kochi, pretty close to the water bodies. The place is a great amalgamation of a warm hostess, super comfortable, sparkling clean and hygienic room, great location and delicious food. The place is pretty close to the fort kochi market, if you are looking for a stroll and some shopping,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

I can't be live this .people are very polite and keep hospitality standered. I am surprised about there awesome service .like 5 star hotel.it was nice stay about me and my family .next time I prefer only this.I recommend to my friends .rooms are very clean and tidy .location was excellent .I hope this is the one of the best... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This homestay has a lot of great reviews, and we booked based on feviews. But we were disapponted when we got there for a couple of reasons. The room was really overpriced for what we got. A room crammed with furniture, an outlook over the back of roofs with bars n the one wndow. We had booked through Agoda and... More 

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Stayed here in March 2016. The room was large and spotlessy clean with good quality furnishings, nice fluffy towels and good aircon. The lady of the house was very friendly and booked us a taxi the next day with her son to Alleppey. I think it was more expensive than it should have been, and we could probably have found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

I'd advise anyone to stay here - great value, big comfy rooms, central location and Judy and Sheldon will your look after you at all times. Easily one of the best homestay experiences I've had, not just in India but anywhere I've been. The end.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

I stayed here for two days when I first arrived in India. Judie and Sheldon couldn't have been more lovely and welcoming. They both have such a kind, gentle way about them. Judie's breakfast was the best I had during my entire visit to Kerala and the rooftop setting was a lovely place to start the day. I stayed in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Booked this home stay quite last minute while we were in India. Saw all the good reviews and decided to book it for three of us. Judy and her son Sheldon were great hosts. We had great local breakfasts every day, puttu, appam, idli and dosas. She organised a boat tour for us as well which was very good. Room... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Nothing much to stay we booked non AC room through online On arrival we have requested Ac room by offering the difference amount of Ac, OMG the lady had charged INR 1000 per night online price difference is just 250, she cheated us smartly at the time of check out. Will never recommend!

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xlhomestay, Manager at XL Homestay, responded to this review

Mr Bijoy, When did you stay with us ? More 

Kindersley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

We stayed in room 105 which is a very large room with a balcony that overlooks the street! Nice clean room and bathroom.... The water pressure was somewhat limited but good enough for a shower!! We choose no a/c and the ceiling fan was enough to keep us cool!! Judy and her son Sheldon were very helpful and acomadating. Thank... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $10 - $31 (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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