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Reviewed 24 February 2014

I stayed here in January after recommendations from a few travellers I had met. Although the location is not right on the cliff top, a quick five minute walk and you are there! It was actually very nice not staying right in the middle of the hustle and bustle as it gave you time to relax and absorb the wonderful surroundings. Shiva Garden had a lovely homely feel to it, which is great when you are travelling! The guest-house is surrounded by wonderful gardens, palm trees and hammocks - perfect for chilling out. The staff were very sweet and helpful and definitely contributed to the wonderful energy of the place. We stayed in a treehouse on the first night which was lovely and comfortable, we then moved to a double room with a little balcony which was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious - lots of fresh fruit and Masala tea! The communal area was great to relax in, either talking to other travellers or checking emails. My overall experience was a very positive one and I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Varkala. It was extremely good value for money! And the owners baby daughter is so adorable (an added bonus!) Thank you for such a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stayed in one of the bungalows at the back of the garden. Loads of space and clean. The garden area is a really nice area to chill/hang out with other travellers. Great food. The family are lovely too!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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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!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Carina L
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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
1  Thank mikekorda
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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

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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