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“My favourite hostel in Kerala”
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Shiva Garden
Ranked #12 of 103 Varkala B&B and Inns
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Really nice place - amazing people. Lovely outdoor communal areas - really easy to meet guests and chat to staff. Delicious, cheap food served there, yoga every morning. Great location - 5 min walk to the beach. My favourite hostel in Kerala!

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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Had a great time here, spent about a week chilling around. Chill place and atomsfeir. I slept at the great apartments, that have a worm shower ;) and the host where lovely too. Send my regards to apu from me.

Hope you have fun,


Running out of what to write. So just go over there and see

Mike

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

friendly and welcoming owner and great garden for relaxing and meeting fellow guests.
Room cleanliness needs improving and a lick of paint wouldnt go amiss.
Good location
Ask for a room with a private terrace

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Reviewed 29 January 2014

I've stayed in Shiva Garden a month ago, with my husband.
At this very moment I'm listening to some Indian song and thinking about all wonderful thing happened there. Shiva Garden is one of the best thing I've experienced. If you go to Varkala, you have to visit this place!
Accommodation is great, food is amazing, people are lovely!
Owners wife, Sonia, does amazing Reiki massage, yoga classes, numerology... I feel blessed for meeting her. Miss everybody so much :(

Afsal, the manager, was really helpful too! Thank you for everything!

Hope to see you soon guys...
Beijo para Divia!
Jeja

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

Really relaxed spot.
There is a sort of courtyard in the middle of the premises, we're they've build a roofed place with comfortable cushions and low tables, with nice lighting. Good speakers, nice mellow (Indian) music.
Besides plenty of hammocks, they also have a massive swing, attached to two palmtrees...
The guys running the place are nice and relaxed and the rooms are clean.
I went out for a couple of days on a motorbike in the countryside and it was OK to leave my things there, they looked after them.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Shiva Garden

Address: North Cliff Kurakkanni | Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range: ₹ 893 - ₹ 3,635 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SHIVA GARDEN is one among the most reputed home stays in Varkala. Perched near a majestic red cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea, this charming home stay offers many warm hospitable services as well as a fantastic garden view. Here we have a magnificent garden growing many famous Ayurvedic plants and trees, surrounding the resort. Guests are only minutes away from the famous 2000 years old Janardhana Swamy Temple, Kappil beach and Angengo Fort built by the British East India company in the 17th century. Shiva Garden is the perfect base for leisure and you may never forget this in your life. ... more   less 
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Shiva Garden Hotel Varkala
Shiva Garden Varkala, Kerala

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