This is a nice place to stay and it's in a good area in Fort Cochin. If you're coming from Ernakulam station you should absolutely use the pre-paid taxi booth as a prepaid rickshaw only costs around 140 rupees - rickshaw drivers will charge you anything up to 500 rupees if you go to them directly.
The rooms at this homestay are very clean and the staff are really friendly - they even gave my boyfriend a bunch of flowers for his birthday.
It takes about 5 mins to walk round to the ferry port which goes to Ernakulam, 20 minutes to walk to Mattancherry and you're less than 2 minutes to the restaurants etc.
Fort Cochin is quite expensive compared to the rest of India so we were quite taken aback on our first night there when we read the menu prices. It's also very difficult to find anywhere to drink, there is one pub (which isn't very nice at all) and the Seagull Hotel, both of which are about 5 minutes walk from Vedanta and close at 10pm. Would be good if Vedanta had some beer on sale so that guests can chill out with other travellers in the common areas without having to go and track down a place to buy alcohol which really isn't very easy at all in Kerala!
I would have given this place 5 starts if it wasn't so expensive for the rooms!
- 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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- Vedanta Wake Up! - Chinese Fishing Nets Kochi (Cochin), India - Kerala