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Reviews of Vedanta Wake up! by the backwaters, Fort Kochi

Hostel | 1/506 River Road, Opposite, Brunton Boatyard, Next to, jetty and bus stop Cochin, India 682001

83.2% Overall Rating

41 out of 46 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/05/2014)

Bhavana Mahajan thinks…

"The staff was very nice and helpful. The rooms were clean and overall, the whole look and feel was easy and cool."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 20.00
  • Breakfast USD 2.50

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

• Check in: Any time after 12 noon. Check out: 12 noon • Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. • No pets or service animals allowed • Cancellations: Free cancellation allowed upto 5 days prior to checkin date, after which 100% retention will be charged • Modifications: Date changes (without reduction in number of nights booked) can be done subject to availability and applicable rates. All decisions regarding booking modifications are purely discretionary. • LOCAL TAXES WILL BE COLLECTED ON ARRIVAL, THE TAXATION TERMS ARE AS FOLLOWS; • 12.5% TAX ON DORM BEDS • 19.92% TAX ON DOUBLE DELUXE ROOMS • 19.92% TAX ON ORGANIC BAMBOO HUTS (for Varkala)

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83.2%

Overall Rating

41 out of 46 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Vedanta Wake up! by the backwaters, Fort Kochi'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
84.0%
Value
81.6%
Safety
80.0%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Bhavana Mahajan

As a family with children

Family Holiday

28 May 2014

Liked: The staff was very nice and helpful. The rooms were clean and overall, the whole look and feel was easy and cool.

Disliked: Compared to other hotels in the vicinity, I felt Vedanta was not value for money. We had booked 2 private rooms but their system had already let out one room to someone else and that was weird considering we reached at 9 pm at night and did not really know of any other places we could check into. Later we realized that for only INR 1000 more (less than USD 20), we could have booked into a luxury heritage property next door with breakfast included. The room we were given were on the second floor with no lift.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very central location in Fort Kochi near the boats. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

Disliked: The laundry prices were expensive - it would be better to pay by weight also.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

08 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty good and central

Disliked: Not much to put down

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Rebekah Pinham

With friends / other travellers

City break

07 April 2014

Liked: location

Disliked: it was dirty, rusty water, poor furnishings

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I'm not a fan of bunks, but the private rooms were nice, and the staff attempted to get the travelers together for community building.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 February 2014

Liked: Clean air conditioned rooms. Nice to find a dorm in a place that has mainly homestays. Good location.

Disliked: Unfriendly, rrude, unwelcoming, unhelpful staff. There was a glitch with my booking and they didn't seem too bothered in resolving it. Several times I would enter the hostel and say: 'Hi how're you?' To which they would reluctantly answer and not bother to ask back... Just basic things you would appreciate from a hostel.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Vladimir Bojovic

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

15 February 2014 Vladimir would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed here for three nights and than extend for one more. Everything is how they describe on their internet page. One thing missing is kitchen for guests, but they offer their great food for good money. Location cant be bether, everthing is well close, bus station 2 minutes, ferry 10 mintes, some atractions 3-10 minutes, like Chinese fishing net. Clean, well clean.

Disliked: They do not have kitchen for self use.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Saad Salim Ali

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 February 2014 Saad Salim would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and clean place with good and quite location.

Disliked: Saad Salim left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A really friendly hostel. Great for meeting people if traveling alone. Lovely communal areas. The staff were friendly and helpful but not at all pushy, and well informed. Really enjoyed my stay.

Disliked: Nothing. It was a fab place.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is fantastic, just minutes on foot from either of the Fort Kochi ferry piers, and very close to sights, restaurants and other services (Internet, passport photos, tour operators, massage, yoga, and probably more). Reception was polite and helpful.

Disliked: Printer wasn't working when I needed to print a document, but there are shops nearby with printing services, so it wasn't a great inconvenience.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Ambrose Sharp

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 October 2013 Ambrose would recommend this property

Liked: Clan and organised

Disliked: A bit pricey when not staying in a dorm

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Adam Blum

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

04 October 2013 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: I loved my stay, the staff were very helpful, easy walk to all must see sights. Spotless bathrooms, nice breakfast

Disliked: Adam left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic!! The location was perfect and easy walking distance to everywhere. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. they will give advice on the price of rickshaws and arrange day-trips for you too. Breakfast and evening meals were delicious and the hostel is clean. The location is good for the sights of Fort Cochin. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer place to stay. Strongly recommend this place

Disliked: Nothing, all good!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

08 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is near the bus station and many other restaurants. It is really convenient to go there. And the atmosphere at the hostel is so great that the tourists can chill out in the common room. The staff are super friendly and provide me with a lot of useful advice regarding travelling in Kerala, etc. The bed is very comfortable and really nice environment of hostel for relaxing!

Disliked: No hot water during my stay due to the maintenance problem of the water heating system.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Nick Thornhill

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

19 July 2013 Nick would recommend this property

Liked: Very welcoming people. Plenty of info and sights to see that the staff suggested. Made our stay worthwhile, one of the best budget traveller accomodations I've experienced in India.

Disliked: Initially the AC in the dorm was not working but the staff did their best to get us moved to another dorm room.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean sheets and walking distance to many attractions and restaurants.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Rodrigo Henriques Ferreira

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 April 2013 Rodrigo would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed for 3 nights and it didn't disappoint. The staff is extremely helpful and attentive. The place is super clean. They also have bikes for rent! Really, no complaints.

Disliked: Rodrigo left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Kayla Kurin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 April 2013 Kayla would recommend this property

Liked: fun crew, great location!

Disliked: Doors to the room didn't lock and staff would often come in unanounced. There are lockers for valuables though

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Dave Smith

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

20 March 2013 Dave would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel and staff were amazing! We arrived and were starving they immediately told us a wonderful place to go eat and then guided us in the direction of where to go out at night. The hostel offered activities for us and allowed us to leave our bags there during the day since our flight was at night. We also did a tour through the hostel which was a great way to see the city. Would recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Kochi. Just a perfect stay, nothing to add ☺

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good place to meet other backpackers, aircon rooms and good location, close to bus station, ferry and restaurants

Disliked: Pickup service from airport was 300 Rs more than normal taxi, a bit overcharged. bathrooms could need a renovation; community room isn´t that nice as shown on the pics; fort cochin isn´t that nice than expected, really touristic

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Eugenia Daiana Domingo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 March 2013 Eugenia Daiana would recommend this property

Liked: the staff is so friendly and the rooms are very clean always

Disliked: Eugenia Daiana left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

ilaria panci

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 March 2013 ilaria would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap price. Air conditioning, which is really important in Forth Cochi. It will save you from mousquitos. Friendly staff.

Disliked: No lockers.

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Michael Shubbuck

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

31 January 2013 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great -- right near two ferries, a short walk to many restaurants and cafes and on the road to Mattancherry. The WiFi worked well, as did the hot water. The AC in the room provided a nice respite from the heat. The staff is friendly and always around.

Disliked: This is a mediocre hostel. It didn't have much character or the community feel you get from a solid hostel. There is no available communal kitchen and no keys for the dorm rooms. Probably wouldn't stay here again only because you'd get a better overall experience staying in a homestay.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gary Knox

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 January 2013 Gary would recommend this property

Liked: I stay in hostels a lot but I've never felt compelled to write a review before. The guys at Vedanta are brilliant, so helpful and always have suggestions for things to do at hand. I never usually go on an organised tour, finding it cheaper to sort myself, but here the staff managed to beat the costs I'd bartered elsewhere. Rooms are good with AC and kept really clean with service every day. It's really central in Fort Cochin too.

Disliked: Gary left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere. Everything was simple and well

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...


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