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Vedanta Wake Up! - Chinese Fishing Nets
Reviewed February 22, 2012

The staff an wonderful here perfect English and so warm and helpful. Unlike other accommodation staff they are honest with advice, timings and pricing! It's very clean, hot water showers and comfortable clean beds. Only sheets provided but I'm sure they would help you out if the air con got too cold and you needed more bedding. They are simple ensuite rooms but have security locker and air con. Downstairs area has tv and the wifi is excellent reception. Nothing was too much bother here, i return after they adviced me to take a trip into Munnar and was greeted with warm welcome and no fuss check in. Its close by to everything and is right by bus stop for airport trasnfer. Its not on quaint little princesses street which is lined with tuk tuks and tourists desks so you feel relaxed and unhassled At Vedanta. Definitely recommended.

Room Tip: Ensuite, air con was perfect. I'm 25, female and travelling alone. Was good place to meet people...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

Everything was clean and professional with free wifi working in my room. Had the whole room to myself even though there were 4 beds (probably because they're not too famous yet). Will definitely recommend to friends and stay there next time I'm in Kochi!

Room Tip: A room on the first floor will probably get better wifi reception than higher up.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

Great hostel, very clean, dorm rooms were a decent size and have lockers. Not much hot water, but you don't really want hot showers because of the weather. There is a lounge area, the staff are helpful and will organise any trips or activities that you want to do. I used this hostel as my base while in Kerela coming and going as I pleased. The staff were great, could leave my bag there as I liked. The mosquitos in Kerela are persistant so make sure you get good repellant.

Room Tip: Spring for the A/c rooms. You have to shut the windows at 5.30pm to keep the bugs out and it gets ve...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

This place is a hidden gem of calm in kochi within walking distance of all of the major sites. The staff are this hostels biggest asset and make this place what it is, they had a wealth of local knowledge and were able to help us with transport shopping and a minor medical emergency. We stayed in a double room with bathroom for three nights. The room was tidy and spacious with clean linen and a new bed. I saw many single travellers staying there and the place had a good buzz visit here before it is discovered by the LP and ruined.

Room Tip: seconf floor good wifi connection
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Very friendly, welcoming staff. The rooms were spacious, clean and cool if you opt for a room with air conditioning (recommended as these were less beds and larger rooms). Great atmosphere downstairs on movie nights. Owner is very willing to help organize day trips around Kochi and understanding of a backpackers budget.
Don't stay on the top bunk if you are a restless sleeper - if they invested in railings that would be a good idea. And the activities listed on the white board like yoga aerobics etc were never running when we asked??
Also the laundry was very expensive (more than the cost of a room!), especially when you see it drying laying flat on the grass out the front and when it came back some items weren't very clean, some were actually dirtier.
But overall one of the funnest places we stayed in Southern India! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Vedanta W, Owner at Vedanta Wake Up! - Chinese Fishing Nets, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2012

Dear Stephie,

Thanks for staying us and for the invaluable feedback! We apologize for the laundry, it seems that the laundryman didn't show up that day and so the team at the hotel took to the laundry themselves. However, this is no excuse for tardiness. We apologize for putting you through the trouble.

We are installing the railings as recommended by you. They will be up immediately.

We thank you for the feedback, it has helped improve operations at the hotel!

Team Vedanta Wake up!

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Reviewed January 11, 2012

Nice and clean hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. I stayed in a room with two bunk beds, a little bit hard to get up to the top bunk, but that’s not a huge problem. The room was very nice and clean, and so was the bathroom (with hot water). I really enjoyed the stay in Fort Kochin, the hotel was one-minute walk from the bus station and ten-minute walk from the ferry to Ernakulam, great location. The only thing I was missing were somewhere to hang my clothes. But this is a very nice hotel and a great place to meet other backpackers.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

Set in one of the best central locations in Fort Kochi,close to all amenities, this friendly hotel is a real find.Rooms are clean, well maintained and not overpriced. Communal areas are light and airy. It"s staff however are its major asset,young,enthusiastic and only too willing to help with any of the little niggles that beset any traveller.Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Vedanta Wake Up! - Chinese Fishing Nets

Address: Building 507 1 506 - A Calvathy Rd | Opposite Hotel Brunton Boatyard, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India (Formerly Vedanta - Wake up! by the backwaters, Fort Kochi)
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #212 of 479 Specialty Lodging in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: $10 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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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