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Vedanta Wake Up - Backwaters
Ranked #81 of 150 Specialty Lodging in Alappuzha
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good hostel! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the best hostels I ever visited. Perfect for solo travelers but also recommendable for couples or with whomever you are :) The rooms are very clean and they have a beatifull garden as a communal area. The staff James and Hari are just great, they will make sure you have a comfortable stay.

Thanks guys!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Breda, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Great hostel to stay. Hari and James really went out of their way to make us feel welcome and catered to our every need. Relaxing spot near the boats. I would recommend anyone going to Allepey to stay at Vedanta. Oh and bring mosquito repellant!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank chinomarino
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

My sister and i had an amazing time during our stay here. All of the staff were wonderful and went out of their way to help us plan trips and days out. Hari cooked us lunch a couple of times and it was beautiful food. We met other great people staying here and had such an incredible experience. so good, that we returned a couple of weeks later!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bonnie d
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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had stayed at another Vedanta hostel in Fort Kochi and so we expected this place to match it - unfortunately it did not quite manage it! The dorms and beds were the same but the service wasn't.

Felt slightly railroaded into taking a more expensive private room when a dorm one would have sufficed. The staff were fine with us changing back to a dorm room but tax was added to the price of the dorm bed... this was not the case in the previous Vedanta so we weren't too sure why this one varied? I might be mistaken as to what type of accom (luxury or standard) can charge this tax so not entirely sure about that one.

But in any case if you are on a budget, this place is clean and comfortable but nothing particularly special.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AllieK11
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

A fantastic place to stay on vacation...very affordable,clean comfortable and an excellent staff catering to suit your needs to the best of their abilities...loved the lounge area where i had the opportunity of interacting with people from different nations and expanding my cultural experience...

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank adisure3
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

What more you expect for such a meager amount they charge. It was a shared accommodation in AC room with attached bathroom. The staff were friendly and location was good. They have some space inside campus for relaxing. You can also ask for a bicycle to roam around. The house boat boarding point is just 1 km from this place.
Only drawback is the food. They could not serve me anything except toast/Sandwitches and coffee. Need to boost up your kitchen with good continental food considering the large number of foreigen tourist who visit this place.

Room Tip: there are some restaurants in vicinity of this lodge which can save your day.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank ashu802005
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Mumbai
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Hello All,
Though Hotel is not far from locations, but facilities provided by them were worst, and staff was also not co-operative. Bathroom doors were not closing, Ac was not working properly. and Bed size were very small, it was like single bed only,and water in bathroom were not good, it was dirty, smelly, and color full water.(yellow dirty).. Staff were not even helpful in nature.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Aadil M, Guest Relations Manager at Vedanta Wake Up - Backwaters, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Sir, Thank you for taking time to review us! Your feedback is valuable to us. Please understand during the period of your stay in Alleppey the entire state was facing heavy rains and therefore the quality of water was bad and some parts even scarce. Our property manager also informed us that he fixed the bathroom door within 10 minutes of your complaint please understand this is a common phenomena during monsoons. We were also informed that you were given an option to change your room which you declined. We offer queen sized beds in our Double Rooms, comfortable enough for 2 people and we also offer an extra bed at a nominal charge. Our manager at the property tried his best to make your stay comfortable.

We would love to have you stay with us again so that we get another opportunity to demonstrate our strongest commitment to the highest standards of hospitality.
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Additional Information about Vedanta Wake Up - Backwaters

Property: Vedanta Wake Up - Backwaters
Address: near HMCA Chapel | Punnamada Finishing Point Road, Alappuzha 688013, India (Formerly Vedanta Wake up! along the dreamy backwaters, Alleppey)
Location: India > Kerala > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #81 of 150 Specialty Lodging in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vedanta Wake Up - Backwaters 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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! along the dreamy backwaters, Alleppey, is located along a network of rivers and is a perfect launchpad to enjoy a beautiful sunny day on the famous Kerala backwaters. The property is set on a vast expanse of lush green lawns and it’s architecture draws inspiration from local elements. 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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