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Forever Broke But Fabulous Peeps, Stay In This Beautiful Backpackers' Hostel In Allepy


    Travelling through Kerala? Then don’t forget to make a pit stop at the Art Packers hostel in Alleppey. Designed to be used by both artists and backpackers for a creative yet budget stay, the hostel’s heritage Dutch architecture and laid back vibe is a winner.

    Sweet Escape

    When you are in search for inspiration, let it come to you at the Art Packers hostel. Located in the old neighbourhoods of Allepey, in a traditional Dutch building — the hostel is a sanctuary for people who are artists, backpackers or even both. A tasteful space with traditional architecture and high ceilings, with wooden decor, bright blue doors and white washed walls, the Art Packers hostel comes with a choice of spacious and clean dorms with bunk beds and a shared bathroom, or private rooms that come with air conditioning and a private bathroom. Whether you stay in a dorm or have your own room, breakfast is complimentary here. The dorm will set you back only by INR 350 and the private double room comes at INR 2,000. Currently, the hostel also has some cool discounts going on.

    Quick trivia: Back in the days, when the building was let out for commercial purposes, one of the rooms {which is now a private bedroom} was used as a recording studio for All India Radio. How is that for a vintage find!

    As soon you enter the black and white striped entrance, you know you are in for an artistic experience. The beautiful space works as an artist’s retreat, which welcomes people who want a place where they can create their next masterpiece. From artists to writers — this is a space to create and meet like minded people from around the world. Art Packer’s has a green outdoor seating area, under the shade of a majestic African Tulip tree. Steal yourself a corner with your work in their garden cafe space, scattered with chairs, mattresses and bar stools. At nightfall, interact with fellow guests as the team hosts regular barbecues and communal dinners.

    To get your dose of vitamin sea, the beach is less than a 10 minute walk away. Laze around as you go boating in Vembanad, or walk around the neighbourhood to get a feel of colonial and heritage architecture. The architectural splendour of the Krishnapuram Palace with its mural paintings and the Basilica of St Mary are a must for history buffs if you are planning a stay at theArt Packers hostel.


    WiFi is free here guys!