The Lost Hostel in Varkala is a combination of peace, excitement, and affordability. A nice package of a view, good places to visit around, and a comfortable place to be, staying a night here will cost you only INR 397 upwards.
Cycle, Temple Hop & Eat At A German Bakery: The Lost Hostel, Varkala Also Comes At Just INR 397
Lost On Purpose
Just three kilometres from the beach, the Lost Hostel in Varkala is a hostel near Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Just ideal for solo travellers, backpackers and even couples and groups, the hostel is a stone’s throw from other attractions and even the Varkala cliffs. The hostel has a bright mustard yellow facade, pleasing to some and not pleasing to some too. It’s surrounded by mango trees in season and coconut trees and being off the road, it gives you your fair share of peace. The name here is pretty literal, get lost, away from all the hustle of city life and the frustration that comes with it. With free WiFi, there is also cable TV and a common area, where you can relax, read a book or just listen to some of your favourite tunes. There are some board games here to play too. There’s also a laundry facility and housekeeping. Breakfast is free, included in the package.
Heavy On Heart, Not On Pocket
The hostel has an option of staying in a six-bed dorm available for females or mixed. A bunk here costs INR 397, which is an absolute steal for the facilities and amenities provided here. You could also opt for the deluxe double room, accommodating two people, at INR 997. There’s another type of room called the Studio, with a view of the gardens nearby. The cost here is also INR 997. All rooms come with an attached bathroom and all linen is provided. They have plug points and storage in the rooms as well.
Eat, Pray, Love
You can rent a bicycle here and pedal away just 3 kilometres away to the Varkala Beach, with its red cliffs and palm trees dotted along the cliffs. Also called Papanasham Beach, it is supposed to have holy waters and is believed to wash away the sins of the swimmer. Also, close by is the Janardanaswamy temple, a 2,000-year old temple that is very colourful and has intricate carvings and a fabulous view of the beach. Keep an eye for the wall of lanterns, all along the walls of the temple.
For some grub, head to the ABBA Restaurant and Everest German Bakery, for some Swedish-style bread and others made in their brick oven, along with good seafood. The very well lit Darjeeling Cafe is another option, for its fish options, either had steamed in a banana leaf or fried.