About This Listing
Rates inclusive of Complimentary Breakfast
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.
Our rooms are designed keeping comfort and cleanliness in mind. We offer shared 6-bed mixed and 6-bed female dormitory rooms as well as superior private rooms for families.
Vedanta Wake up! by the backwaters, Fort Kochi, is nestled right in the heart of the city and is at a 1 minute walking distance to all shops, restaurants, bars and local attractions such as the Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi beach, Santa Cruz Cathedral, St. Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace.
We offer free Wi-Fi, linen, towels, duvets, hand soap and toilet paper. We also provide 24 hrs hot water supply.
DELUXE DOUBLE ROOMS
Well air-conditioned and maintained with an en-suite bathroom, the room also has an LCD television and coffee table
DELUXE 6-BED MIXED DORM
The room includes air conditioning, personal lockers and an en-suite bathroom. For the convenience of backpackers and solo travelers, guests can book dorm beds on a per bed basis.
DELUXE 6-BED FEMALE DORM
The room includes air conditioning, personal lockers and an en-suite bathroom. For the convenience of female backpackers and solo women travelers, guests can book dorm beds on a per bed basis.
At Vedanta Wake up!, we offer you an environment to meet fellow travelers in our common lounge which is fully equipped with free Wi-Fi, a flat screen tv, movies, book exchange libraries, guitars, board games, maps and eateries.
Our snack bar will provide you with hygienic and sumptuous meals cooked by our in-house chefs any time of the day at a 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!)
TOURS AND TRAVELS
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. We work very hard to ensure all our guests have a great experience and we assure you of our continued commitment to the highest standards of hospitality.
We are also present in Varkala, Alleppey and Kovalam.
Rates are excluding applicable taxes.
Rate of Double bed private does not include 19.92% tax.
Rate of Dorm bed does not include 7.5% tax.
Check in: Any time after 12 noon.
Check out: 12 noon
We offer free WiFi, towels, linen, duvets, hand soap and toilet paper.
All our rooms are air conditioned.
All our dormitories have private lockers.
All our deluxe double rooms are equipped with a flat screen television and a coffee table.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
No pets or service animals allowed
The reservation was canceled 6 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
First it should be noted that this is a backpacking hostel which was a surprise to me as I wasn't aware that such properties were listed on AirBnB. I use AirBnB because I am looking for a particular experience, different from that of a hostel. With that in mind Vedanta did turn out to be acceptable for my two nights in Fort Kochi.
It is well located about a block from the bus station and seafront promenade leading to the Chinese Fishing Nets. Its location on a quiet cul-de-sac insulates it from the noise of the main street. I particularly appreciated the very quiet and effective air-conditioning and ceiling fan, a welcome respite from the oppressive heat & humidity outside.
The room was clean though could have done with some dusting. The bathroom was also clean with a soap dispenser. I was however not satisfied with the bedding. I suspected that the pillow cases were not changed for my stay as there was a strand of long hair on one so I used one of my t-shirts as a pillowcase. There was no top sheet, only a duvet which was puzzling as I did not understand the need for such in 33+ degree weather! I was uncomfortable using the duvet and did not use it as I did not believe it was freshly laundered - I know how onerous it is to wash and dry a duvet. Luckily I was provided with two clean bath towels, one of which I used as my "blanket".
Value-wise I noted that for about $10+/night I could have stayed in a more upscale hotel which would have been worth it for me - I had a look at the Raintree Lodge and found it a nicer property with impeccably clean rooms at the rate of R2000/USD38 per night.
General notes: Fort Kochi has scheduled power cuts 2X/day - in the morning from 8:30 to 9:00 and at night from 9:30 to 10:00. While many of the larger restaurants/hotels have back-up generators, Vedanta does not but I must say that the 30 minute without AC did not really affect me the morning I stayed in during the power cut. If you wish to modify your stay at Vedanta I was told that I would have had to call the reservation office in Mumbai which seemed inconvenient. Be aware that if you take an auto-rickshaw, the driver may offer you a deal to show you Fort Kochi for R50. This will include stops at some shops where you are encouraged to go browse. I agreed to go to the spice market which I was interested in but then said I did not want to stop at any more stores. My driver was upfront and said that he gets "points" for taking persons to the stores even if no purchases are made. Appreciating his honesty, I agreed to go to one more store so that he could get his "points".
We loved are stay with Vedanta in Fort Cochin. The location was perfect for everything. The staff wonderful and made our stay so welcoming. We had all we needed in the area and hired biycles as it was very bike friendly in Cochin. I would recommend anyone to stay at Vedanta.
Vedanta! is a youth hostel so most of the rooms are dormitory style bunk beds. We stayed in a room with six bunks with attached bathroom and AC. It was clean and sufficient. Nothing special, but satisfactory.
The best thing about staying here is of course the amazing customer service and people working the front desk! Everyone was so helpful setting up a rickshaw tour of Fort Cochin, recommending restaurants and things to do, helping us with whatever we needed all hours of day and night. Thank you for such a warm and hospitable stay!
Dear Jessica and Chris,
Thank you for your kind words and for taking time out to review us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for appreciating our team's efforts.
Looking forward to having you stay with us again!
Team Vedanta Wake up!
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About the Host, Samira
Wake up! You may expect the stereotypical marketing pitch on this page but in all honesty we are just avid travelers dedicated to the cause of perfecting the Indian travel experience. We have traveled all over the world, stayed at the best of hotels and have dined at the finest of restaurants. Our endeavor is to offer the best of our experiences and travels to our guests at less than a fraction of what you would have expected to pay.
We have made sure that our properties are aesthetically designed and spaces are functional so as to encourage our guests to be at ease and get to know each other without any inhibitions in a very secure environment. Our travels have taught us that socializing with other fellow travelers can enhance the quality of one’s stay at a hotel. So at our hotels we encourage socializing and to further this noble cause our friendly staff organize fun events every night so our guests can have a socially fulfilling experience while with us.
Having grown up in different parts of the world, we understand the sensitivities and expectations of global travelers and every effort is made to ensure that our guests have a comfortable and wholesome stay with us.
Our property in Fort Kochi is the first of its kind of hotel in India (that’s what our guests have told us!) and with the support of our guests and dedicated team at Vedanta Wake up! we hope to open several such boutique hotels across the country.