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The Lost Hostel, Varkala - Helipad

Varkala Helipad Road, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#2 of 15 hostels in Varkala Town
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Located on the famous Cliffs & beaches of Varkala, The Lost Hostels Varkala - Helipad offers an ocean view with unique facilities in a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. Throughout your stay we offer safe and clean facilities with OPEN KITCHEN, free Wi-Fi, en-suite bathrooms, common places to hang out and many more. We strive to ensure that our travelers get to stay with us as a part of the family. Your stay in Varkala should be one you will never forget, filled with laughter and both activities and time to relax and discover yourself. We believe in a strong community spirit and our hostel provides the facilities to make your stay truly amazing. Hang out in our backyard at campfires, cook dishes from all over the world in our open kitchen and help yourself with lots of books for reading, games to play, and other activities to do. Lost in India with us.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Indoor play area for children
Wifi
Yoga room
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Boating
Canoeing
Game room
Hiking
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
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Radio
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Seating area
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Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
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Chandrashekhar B wrote a review Jan 2024
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The location is really good and the common area is great to hang out. they have a table tennis, a carrom board and lots of card games to spend time with friends. You can also choose to sit in the balconies for hours. We did have a big problem though, we went for some beach activities and came back to know that the power was not there and so no water in the tank as well , hence we could not take a quick shower , this bummed us , they should invest in a power backup !! we had breakfast and played some table tennis and still no power . in the end we just kept waiting in the balcony and finally took shower after waiting two hours.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: they do have a kitchen if you wish to make something of your own.
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Responded 20 Feb 2024
Dear Chandrasekhar, We're glad you enjoyed your meal and the relaxed atmosphere. It's nice to hear that you found our location convenient and enjoyed spending time in our common areas. We do apologize for the inconvenience caused by the power outage during your stay, which affected the water supply. Your feedback is valuable, and we'll certainly consider investing in a power backup to prevent such issues in the future. We appreciate your understanding and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a smoother experience next time.
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Nomad39200544278 wrote a review Dec 2023
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great place, very friendly staff and cool chill zones. met a few amazing people while staying there. I do recommend to book an AC room for sure it gets too hot. the place is close to the beach and great restaurants too.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 20 Feb 2024
Dear Nomad, It's wonderful to hear about your positive experience at our hostel! We're delighted that you found our place to be welcoming and enjoyed the friendly staff and relaxed ambiance. Meeting new people and making connections is what makes hostel stays special, and we're glad you had the opportunity to do so. Staying cool during hot days is definitely important, so we appreciate your recommendation to ensure comfort. Our location near the beach and restaurants makes it easy for our guests to explore and enjoy their surroundings. We look forward to hosting you again in the future for another memorable stay! Love
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Voyager03216504258 wrote a review Dec 2023
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It was an amazing stay here at the hostel. It was cool and funky. Had fun with the people around. Overall it was great. It’s very close to the beach and has the great view as well. Excellent rooms and vibe.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 20 Feb 2024
Dear Guest, I'm thrilled to hear that you had an amazing stay at our hostel! It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the cool and funky atmosphere, as well as the opportunity to have fun with fellow guests. Our proximity to the beach and the great views are indeed highlights of our location, and we're glad you appreciated them. Providing excellent rooms and a positive vibe is always our goal, so it's wonderful to hear that we met your expectations. Thank you for recommending us, and we hope to welcome you back for another fantastic experience in the future! Love
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Pratiti wrote a review Oct 2023
Kolkata (Calcutta), India620 contributions77 helpful votes
Booked a private ac room at this hostel from Hostelworld looking at room pictures of 201 that was posted on Hostelworld by Lost Hostel for 2 nights for ₹5520 but instead got room 203 which has NOTHING other than a small table meant for children. When we asked for room 201 they said it’s booked but 2 days went by & nobody came in room 201. I personally will NEVER recommend this hostel to anyone but if anyone STILL prefers to come here, DON’T book private accommodation rooms in Lost Hostels because they will NOT give you “Superior Twin Room Private Ensuite” because as posted in Hostelworld & in the attached screenshots, it’s showing “only 1 room left” - they have only 1 room only that is room no. 201 whose pictures are posted by these people everywhere. They don’t post pictures of room 203 because that is the worst ac room. The guy & the girl at the reception were too arrogant to admit their mistakes that they are falsifying the information by posting misleading pictures of room 201 on Hostelworld & travelers like us are paying ₹5520 for disgusting smelly room 203, red ants, power cuts & non-existent wifi. Didn’t find any pros except it is right on Varkala cliff. The cons are- 1. Private ac twin room 203 has single tiny table whereas 2 people can stay in this private room but no provision for 2 people like extra table. 2. No cupboard to keep things in room 203 but there is a small cupboard in room 201. 3. No chairs in room 203 but available in 201. 4. More than frequent power cuts & wifi disruption leading to irritation & unfavorable conditions to work from here. 5. We stayed in room 203 - the bathroom door doesn’t close & the bathroom has no exhaust. Room 201 bathroom has a window & exhaust. 6. The room is so damp & smelly. 7. The ac doesn’t work, even after putting it on turbo. 8. The bed & the room is full of red ants & got bitten multiple times. 9. When we arrived in room 203, the floor was unclean, the bedsheets are stained. 10. Unnecessarily over priced. 11. Didn’t provide blankets. Gave 2 bedsheets as a replacement for blankets. 12. Forced to keep all our things on the floor leading to red ants & insects getting inside our clothes & luggage.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: AVOID LOST HOSTELS at ANY COST. They charge you like 5-star luxury hotels but facilities are...
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Responded 20 Feb 2024
Dear Pratiti, I'm sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. We take feedback seriously and strive to address any issues promptly. Regarding the room allocation concern, we sincerely apologize for the confusion and inconvenience caused. Our team works hard to ensure accurate room assignments, but it seems there was a miscommunication in this instance. We have taken note of your feedback regarding room amenities and cleanliness. Rest assured, we have already implemented measures to address these issues, including arrangements for clothes and luggage in the room. We apologize for any inconvenience caused during your stay. Your feedback is valuable to us as we continuously strive to improve our services. If there's anything else we can assist you with or if you have further concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly. We appreciate your understanding and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future under more positive circumstances. Love
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Coastal25896028596 wrote a review Oct 2023
Kolkata (Calcutta), India3 contributions
One of the best hostels in INDIA. Had a blissful stay right in middle of the nature. Great location, just at the onset of the Varkala beech. Nice cosy rooms with curtains. A well equipped kitchen and big exteriors to sit and chill. Really liked The Lost Hostel Varkala.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 20 Feb 2024
Dear Guest, We're thrilled to hear about your fantastic experience at The Lost Hostels, Varkala! Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us. It's great to know that you enjoyed our hostel's excellent location, cozy rooms with curtains for privacy, well-appointed kitchen, and spacious outdoor areas for relaxation. Your enthusiastic recommendation is truly appreciated, and we're grateful for your support. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay surrounded by nature. If there's anything else we can do to enhance your next visit, please feel free to let us know. Until then, happy travels! Love
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Abhishek Saha wrote a review Feb 2023
Mumbai, India138 contributions5 helpful votes
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The Lost Hostel is the best hostel among all located in north cliff. We stayed here for 3 nights in private room. The room was not that great damp walls and also some ants around. But the overall experience what is a game changer. Everyone would gather in the common area joke around and might also have some activities in the evening. We witnessed a magic show. The front desk guy Alphie was super helpful he arranged group tours for us to Mangrove island, Muroe and Surfing. I was we had stayed here long. But they can surely improve on maintaining the rooms and maybe have some arrangements for food inside the hostel. PS: The biggest advantage is it's very close to the Varkala beach.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 21 Feb 2024
Dear Abhishek, We're delighted to hear that you found The Lost Hostel to be the liveliest option in North Cliff! Your feedback about your recent stay in one of our private rooms is appreciated. While we're glad you enjoyed the overall atmosphere and the activities we offer, we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the room conditions. Rest assured, we're continuously working to address such issues and enhance the comfort of our accommodations. It's wonderful to hear that Alphin provided you with excellent assistance during your stay. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to him. Regarding your suggestion about food arrangements within the hostel, we'll certainly take it into consideration as we strive to improve our services. Thank you for highlighting the proximity of our hostel to Varkala Beach; we're thrilled to offer such a convenient location for our guests. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another enjoyable stay in the future. If there's anything else we can do to enhance your experience, please don't hesitate to let us know. Safe travels! Love, Team Lost
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LuckyHippo wrote a review May 2022
Ljubljana, Slovenia31 contributions13 helpful votes
Amazing place to stay! We stayed here for almost a week during christmas time and it was such a vibrant place to be! Raman, Chris and everyone else had an open minded, friendly, easy-going vibe. Connected a lot with them :) the room was just amazing, with views of the sea and palm trees. You can use the kitchen, the common area is super neat and cozy, internet was fast. Laundry is also fast and inexpensive. All the lovely people, do stay at the Lost!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fatma bougatfa wrote a review Nov 2021
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I had an incredible stay at the Lost hostel which made my travel journey in Kerala one of the best experiences I've ever had. I received a warm welcome from the moment I reached till I left. The staff was very respectful and kind they will also make sure you are enjoying your stay and would guide you perfectly to discover the area around. The hostel is already in a perfect location on the cliff from where you can see the beach and have great coffee shops, restaurants, and many more things just within walking distance. I'd highly recommend this place as you will notice from the moment you reach that the vibe is really outstanding and the food offered is so delicious the place is so neat and relaxing. I was super comfortable that I really wanted to stay longer if I only could but I'd definitely return back again if I get the chance to.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Gokul wrote a review Oct 2021
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Blissful place and mesmerizing memories and met a lot of magical souls must visit place for travellers and you can meet a lot of people and get alot of experience with your friends or alone and couple friendly too
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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sba27 wrote a review Apr 2020
Dhaka City, Bangladesh348 contributions27 helpful votes
It was extremely inside. I had 2 heavy luggages top of it and I was very very sick. One of the staffs helped me with my luggage. It's a good place for budget traveler. Staffs are quite helpful. Thanks a lot for that. As I was very sick I really needed extra attention.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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₹1,667 - ₹3,168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Which popular attractions are close to The Lost Hostel, Varkala - Helipad?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Cliff (0.2 km), Varkala Beach (0.4 km), and Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lost Hostel, Varkala - Helipad?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at The Lost Hostel, Varkala - Helipad?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Lost Hostel, Varkala - Helipad?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lost Hostel, Varkala - Helipad?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lost Hostel, Varkala - Helipad?
Conveniently located restaurants include InDa Cafe, Coffee Temple, and Darjeeling Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lost Hostel, Varkala - Helipad?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Lost Hostel, Varkala - Helipad?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Lost Hostel, Varkala - Helipad?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lost Hostel, Varkala - Helipad?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (3.1 km).