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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

If you want to meet fellow travelers and stay somewhere that is affordable with a great communal area then look no further. The kitchen serves very nice affordable food and drink from morning to night. There are morning and afternoon yoga classes for just R300 a session. There is volleyball/badminton net, swings, hammocks, a barbell, a library and a tightrope... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Shiva Garden is a great spot for meeting unique individuals, relaxing and staying close to the beach (but not on the beach). I would recommend Shiva Garden to individuals looking for economy accommodations. Shiva Garden is nothing fancy by any standards but the hospitality and unique place makes this a great spot to meet alternative & eclectic travelers. I would... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Love the place. Friendly staff, great communal area in the centre of all rooms. People come and go everyday, so you never need to make plans, just join in. Budget rooms, family atmosphere and the owners kids (Divya and Nithya) add a great charm to the place. Best for single travellers and longer stays. Rachel

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

The world is a better place knowing Shiva Garden is in it. Just a safe haven to come to and chill, meet nice people, surf, beach, eat good food & sleep. Really good cook Good service Close to the beach "Shanti" as the boss told me one time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We were a group of 8 enthusiastic people travelling together for New Year. We had booked our rooms at Shiva Garden two months in advance. Unfortunately, when we arrived, they had been attributed to other persons. Without any apology, and pretending that it was our fault because we arrived too late in the afternoon, the director sent us to a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Upon arrival at Shiva Garden at 6pm, we found out that our room had been given to someone else, even though we had booked and exchanged emails with the boss. We insisted on getting a room but it was not possible until the next day (we had booked for three nights). We were sent to spend the night in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Lovely place with nice dorms on the roof. The garden with the hammock is absolutely lovely. Enjoying a book there is just a delight. It's fairly close to the beach (less than 10 minutes if you know the shortcuts). Staff is nice, the food you can have here is relatively good and cheap (but you can find better on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 9days at shiva garden over the Christmas and new year period. We had a great time, the owners are a very lovely family. We were there with my 5 year old son and it's a perfect place for kids, lots of games and swings in the garden. Communal area is great. Food is lovely. It's a sociable... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

I was very disappointed. I had made an online booking for a tree house three months in advance (at a premium). My room was cancelled. I was given a room which was not upto the standards. I had to wait till 2 o clock before the room was made ready. My money was not refunded or set-off. The owners did... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

We spent three nights at Shiva garden, in the homestay, and we had very high expectations about the place, given the very positive reviews we garnered here and there. Call it "budget" or "no frills", but it was very disappointing: the rooms were very mediocre, the mattresses very shallow, little charm. The amenities (sport courts) are oversold. Service at breakfast... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
SHIVA GARDEN is one among the most reputed home stays in Varkala. Perched near a majestic red cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea, this charming home stay offers many warm hospitable services as well as a fantastic garden view. Here we have a magnificent garden growing many famous Ayurvedic plants and trees, surrounding the resort. Guests are only minutes away from the famous 2000 years old Janardhana Swamy Temple, Kappil beach and Angengo Fort built by the British East India company in the 17th century. Shiva Garden is the perfect base for leisure and you may never forget this in your life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shiva Garden

Address: North Cliff Kurakkanni | Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range: $12 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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Shiva Garden Hotel Varkala
Shiva Garden Varkala, Kerala
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