This was the perfect place for our weekend stay. Would highly recommend. Best price in the area, and the owner is extremely welcoming and helpful with anything you want or need. Rooms are split female/male and have AC!
Located at just 400 mts from the helipad Pagan's hostel offers comfy beds, AC room...a wonderful balcony to sit and read in and just watch the world go by. Aki the caretaker was very helpful and also took us on a little tour of nearby places. its a cozy , comfortable place within walking distance of the main cliff market.. Also Aki was kind enough to organise a home cooked meal in traditional Kerala style..loved it!!
The backpackers hostel where I felt like home. The hosts are really warm and kind. They even provide you with food when hungry. Spent half a day there by just having conversation with the hosts. Jewels they are. Highly recommended a stay while your Varkala visit.
I stayed at Pagan’s for a few nights in January 2018, and had a really comfortable and relaxed time in the hostel. It is a really small and cozy property, which gives a really tight knit and friendly atmosphere. The staff were incredibly helpful and welcoming, and the location is incredible - only 10 minutes by rickshaw from the train station (expect to pay about R.80), and only five minutes walk from the amazing cliffs at Varkala! All in all, an amazing place to stay that I would gladly come back to!
Nice cool ac in the rooms, very helpful staff who speak perfect English. Wifi is 5mb which is ok but struggles when everyone else is around. Very clean rooms and free filtered water is available. The bunks have privacy curtains. Only real downside was the lack of sockets, but one of the staff lent me an extension cable.
I stay there 3 nights with a friend and it was amazing! The hostel is clean and the beds are confortable!!! We loved the curtains :-) It's also very near from the beach! The owner, Vanitha and her husband are really helpfull and friendly!!! Love u and see u soon guys!!!!!! I totally recommend this place!!! ps : If you need a tuktuk to the train station or whatever they can arrange it for you! Bisous ;-)
One of the best hostels I've stayed in during my whole 3 months long India trip. Very clean and comfortable. The staff there are amazing. They organized a barbecue when I was there. Also a really good place if you wanna go surfing as some of them are also surf instructors. I would absolutely recommend to stay there if you come to Varkala !
Pagans is a fantastic hostel. Clean, big rooms, plenty of bathrooms, comfy beds (the curtains are a nice touch as well!) and it's within walking distance of the cliff. However the best part for me were Vanitha and Krishna who work there. They created a great friendly atmosphere. They put on a delicious bbq and fantastic Christmas dinner, it was more like hanging out at a friends house than staying in a hostel! Absolutely brilliant!
I visited Pagan's in December and could not have had a better time! Firstly the hostel itself is very clean and the beds are the most comfortable I've stayed in (the privacy curtains are an added bonus). The staff are excellent, Vanita and Krishna made my stay incredibly memorable! The location of the hostel is also excellent as it is only a 5 minute walk from the beach and cliff top restaurants. Pagan's is something special - we ended up staying there for two weeks! A must stay!
I can’t thank Anoop and Krishna enough for such a wonderful stay at Pagan’s Backpackers Hostel hostel! As a solo female traveller I can’t sing these guys praises enough- they make you feel totally at home and I can truly say I have made friends for life :) the hostel itself was so cosy- with curtains on all of the beds so you always feel like you have your own privacy- even when the dorm is full! There is fresh drinking water always available and free super speedy WiFi! I absolutely loved it here- I extended my stay! The hostel is just a 5 minute walk from the sea front and so easy to get to. Being just off from the sea front means that if you want to chill in the hostel of an evening, you aren’t disturbed by music from the bars, but also means you are close enough to go and party without worrying about getting back. Thank you again and I will definitely be coming back soon!!…