This Budget Friendly Homestay On Varkala Cliff Is Perfect For Backpackers


Mad About Coco

Varkala, Kerala

Varkala Cliff, White House, Varkala, Kerala



South India’s most hippie beach vacay spot — Varkala has plenty of boho home properties located on the cliffside and we know one which is not only pet-friendly but also is low budget!

What Makes It Awesome

Located just 15 minutes away from the Varkala Railway Station, Mad About Coco is everything you’d want for a quiet stay. The property is just minutes away from the cliff, where most of the chill spots, parties and shopping 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 doggos are adorable! They instantly run to up to you and might even cuddle up on your lap.

Mad About Coco has a colourful lounge located next to the open kitchen area, filled with bamboo furniture, tropical greenery and even 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 English Breakfast along with waffles and homemade pancakes every morning. You can take help from the host and rent yourself a scooter or auto at a bargain of INR 300.

Their rooms are well equipped with basic amenities, and few of them have swings and hammocks too. Feel free to BYOB and unwind outside your rooms at any time of the day. They have rooms for INR 850 and INR 1,500. Mad About Coco is dominated by French, German and Spanish guests, so expect to keep bumping into backpackers of all age groups from across the world and share stories. 


They also conduct yoga sessions every morning. The coconut trees surrounding the rooms make for a perfect spot for quiet reading time. If you want to book the AC rooms we suggest you reserve well in advance.