Mad About Coco


    This Budget Friendly Airbnb On The Varkala Cliff Is Perfect For Backpackers & Weekend Getaways

    Mridula posted on 22 March

    Ten-Second Takeaway

    South India’s most hippie beach vacay spot — Varkala has plenty of Airbnb properties located on the cliffside and we know one which is not only pet friendly but also low budget. Say hi to Mad About Coco, ideal for backpackers and those looking to travel low key with pets.

    Loco Over Coco

    Located just 15 minutes away from the Varkala Railway Station, Mad About Coco is everything you’d want for a quite stay, right behind the most happening point {the Varkala cliff} of Varkala. The Airbnb is just minutes away from the cliff, where most of the chill spots, parties and shopping at this beach vacation spot happen.

    As you step in, you will be greeted by the homestay’s lovely pets. Anita, the Indo-German host doesn’t mention it often but her pets are really adorable. Cara, Mel, Adi and Tiger instantly run to every guest and might even want to cuddle up on your lap. Mad About Coco has a colourful lounge located next to the open kitchen area and is filled with bamboo furniture, tropical greenery and even petite beds to laze around. While you’re preparing for a long day on the cliff and soaking in the sun, waking up to rooms right next to this lounge is the perfect way to kick start your day. They serve scrumptious English Breakfast, yummy waffles and homemade pancakes every morning, and there’s interesting books to read here too.

    Anita is also the best person to sit with, to plan day trips to surrounding places like the Golden Island, Kapil Beach and other tours. She would also get you a scooter/auto rickshaw on request. And best part? At a bargain price of INR 300.

    Relax and Peace Out

    Mad About Coco also has yoga sessions at the terrace every morning, starting at 6am. Their rooms are well equipped with basic amenities and few of them have swings and hammocks too, so on some days you could just chill around the vicinity and break free from all the travelling. We actually did that on few mornings and it is a routine you could get used to. It’s almost like you’re the only ones crashing in their rooms, as that’s how silent and blissful it gets at nights. Feel free to BYOB and unwind outside your rooms at anytime of the day. They have no time restrictions and gates are open 24/7.

    All around the rooms are of course coconut trees and also a second lounge for the bookworms. They have rooms for INR 850 and INR 1,500. If you’re travelling this summer and don’t want to sweat it out too much, then the INR 1,500 for two deal is ideal. For the others like us, who’d want to wake up to breezy mornings, their cottage right in front of the lounge is everything a backpacker needs.


    They have cleanly bathrooms and lovely sit outs, which are a huge plus in this Bnb. The Anna’s are very friendly and the Bnb is dominated by French, German and Spanish guests, so just like us we bet you’d bump into backpackers of all age groups from across the world and share stories.


    The cliff is a 2 minute walk from the guest house. Mad About Coco is also located right beside the InDa Hotel for those of you looking for an eco-friendly, no smoking & drinking zone.


    So the next time you’re looking for a hippie/ backpacker friendly or even a family home stay, Mad About Coco has got you covered. All their rooms are private, so for backpackers looking to break free from dorms and in the search of some privacy, your search ends here.


    #LBBTip: If you want to book the AC rooms we suggest you reserve well in advance. Also booking through the app will save you from all the extra tax, you would otherwise be charged when you directly pay at the guesthouse.

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    Location Details

    Varkala Cliff, White House, Varkala, Kerala


      Mad About Coco