Stay At This Cool Maritime-Themed Hostel In Kochi For Only INR 400


    Another gorgeous property by The Hostel Crowd, the company that also runs Old Quarter in Goa, Maritime in Kochi is housed in a beautiful white heritage building with red doors and offers really budget stay starting at INR 400 only.

    Marine Life

    Located in Fort Kochi, Maritime has a striking exterior just as it does a cozy interior. The whitewashed walls form a perfect backdrop to the bright red painted doors and windows, and the fact that the hostel is housed in a heritage building with vernacular {with Indian and Dutch touches typical to the area} architecture adds to the charm. We can see many selfies happening against this gorgeous backdrop. Expect red oxide floors, wide staircases with wooden banisters, an open courtyard inside, and walls done up in maritime stripes of blue and white. We are all ready to sail ship!

    The common area is a cozy nook where you can chat, read books {there are shelves full of books here}, meet travellers from all over the world, and even practice rope tricks. Maritime also offers and encourages communal breakfasts {a free South Indian breakfast is provided by the hostel} in the common area.

    Room Of Requirement

    While the basic dorm comes as cheap as INR 400 and the female dorm at INR 450, both dorms are kitted out with bunk beds, common attached toilets and personal lockers. There are also twin sharing {INR 1,000} and double rooms {INR 1,400} available. The double room though very basic and simple, comes with clean sheets, towels, a basic desk and chair and a nice view of the street life outside. And no need to sweat in the sweltering heat of Kochi, all dorms and rooms come fitted with air conditioning. Phew!

    Kerala Calling

    Since Maritime is conveniently located in the heritage area of Fort Kochi, you are at walking distance from everything from Dutch churches, Jewish Synagogues, the snaking bylanes of Jew Town and you can even Instagram the iconic Chinese fishing nets in action here. Before stepping out, don’t forget to check out the beautiful handpainted map of Kochi on one fo the hostel walls that will tell you all about the sights and sounds you need to see while you are here. Not into churches and synagogues? just walk or cycle {they are available at the hostel} around to admire Kochi’s interesting and unique street art scene {after all this is the birthplace of the Kochi Muziris Biennale} or grab a cuppa at the Kashi Art Cafe.

    If you want to visit the other parts of Kerala, then Maritime will make it happen with their customised tours of tea plantations in Munnar, house-boating in the backwaters and even an insider’s view of a Kathakali dance performance.

    We hear Maritime’s fish thali is awesome and if you want to cook your own seafood, just get it and use their kitchen to cook up a storm.


    Maritime does not entertain groups that are more than four people.