The Pod Cochin Homestay
The Pod Cochin Homestay
The Pod Cochin Homestay
The Pod Cochin Homestay
The Pod Cochin Homestay
The Pod Cochin Homestay
The Pod Cochin Homestay

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9.7

Exceptional

172 reviews

172 reviews

Housekeeping8
Breakfast1
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9.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

60 m

Ethnic Voyages

240 m

Cochin Ayurvedic Centre

320 m

Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica Church

360 m

Cook & Eat

380 m

Popular landmarks
Kerala Kathakali Centre

510 m

Church of Saint Francis

530 m

Chinese Fishing Nets

1.0 km

Mattancherry

1.9 km

Paradesi Synagogue

2.0 km

Closest landmarks
Ayurvedic Mediziner

110 m

Main post office

460 m

Sify iWay

470 m

Aambal Eco Clothing Store

480 m

Mini Supermarket

500 m

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The Pod Cochin Homestay

Fort Kochi, Kochi, India - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Fort Kochi, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Chinese Fishing Nets. Massage, restaurant and spa are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Kochi

Top Value

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Spa

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Kochi every 19 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.7
Distance to city center22 km
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportCochin International Airport (COK)
Distance to airport26.8 km

Rooms available at The Pod Cochin Homestay

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.3

Standard Ac
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
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Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Non AC Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at The Pod Cochin Homestay?

      Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The homestay offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to The Pod Cochin Homestay?

      The Pod Cochin Homestay is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 1300 INR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the homestay know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Pod Cochin Homestay also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the homestay. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Pod Cochin Homestay has a car park that's close to the homestay. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kochi with private transportation, the homestay can arrange both taxis or car rental.

      Is breakfast offered at The Pod Cochin Homestay?

      Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 150 INR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the homestay.

      What is the smoking policy at The Pod Cochin Homestay?

      The Pod Cochin Homestay does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What restaurants are nearby The Pod Cochin Homestay?

      The Pod Cochin Homestay’s neighborhood is Fort Kochi which includes popular restaurants such as Master's Art Cafe, Loving Earth Yoga Cafe and Tibetan Chefs Restaurant.

      What popular shopping places are close to The Pod Cochin Homestay?

      The Pod Cochin Homestay is located in Fort Kochi area which features shopping places such as Cochin Spice Market, Anokhi and Idiom Book Sellers.

      What are popular attractions near The Pod Cochin Homestay?

      The Pod Cochin Homestay’s location in the Fort Kochi neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Chinese Fishing Nets, Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry.

      What popular beaches are close to The Pod Cochin Homestay?

      The Pod Cochin Homestay’s Fort Kochi neighborhood also includes Fort Kochi Beach and Mahatma Gandhi Beach.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Pod Cochin Homestay?

      The Pod Cochin Homestay’s nearby natural sights include tree located in the same Fort Kochi area.

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      What people love about The Pod Cochin Homestay

      • 10

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "The place is same as shown in pictures and owners are very friendly, it’s great pleasure to stay as home"

        Thadikonda

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        October 10, 2022

      • 10

        Exceptional

        "A warm welcome and a nice stay."

        Frederik

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        February 28, 2019

      • 10

        Exceptional

        "Everything was easy and hospitable."

        Nicole

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        January 5, 2019

      Property ranking|Compared to 805 Kochi properties
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      Value for money score
      9.7/10
      Location score
      9.6/10
      Service score
      10/10
      Cleanliness score
      9.9/10
      Better than
      99
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      Overall rating:

      9.7

      Exceptional
      172 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.9
      Facilities
      9.5
      Location
      9.6
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      More about The Pod Cochin Homestay

      More about The Pod Cochin Homestay

      The Pod Cochin Homestay

      Get the most out of your trip in Kochi when you stay at The Pod Cochin Homestay. This homestay is located right in the city center, in close proximity to all the famous sites. Explore the genuine Kochi that most travelers never see, with a stay at The Pod Cochin Homestay -- located only 990 m from Chinese Fishing Nets.
      At The Pod Cochin Homestay, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the homestay's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the homestay's airport transfer services. Taxi, car hire and shuttle services provided by the homestay make exploring Kochi even more convenient.
      Front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the homestay's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at The Pod Cochin Homestay thanks to the homestay's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like 24-hour room service and room service let you get the most out of your room time.
      For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the homestay. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by homestay.
      All rooms at The Pod Cochin Homestay are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the homestay are equipped with air conditioning. Some rooms at The Pod Cochin Homestay even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities including the daily newspaper is provided in some rooms.
      In some select rooms, you can find bottled water at your disposal. It's good to know that a hair dryer and toiletries are provided in some guest bathrooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the homestay. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the homestay, for whenever you get hungry. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
      Apart from amenities and services, The Pod Cochin Homestay goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage and spa. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like fishing. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the homestay's hiking trails.
      Get social at the homestay's library and shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops available right on-site.


      Around the property

      Experience all the sights and local attractions of Kochi with The Pod Cochin Homestay as your base. Never forget your time in Kochi with a special gift or trinket from LuLu Mall just 10.1 km away.


      Reasons to stay here

      Get more than you bargain for here, which scores value for money higher than 99% of the city's accommodation.
      Facilities at this homestay are rated higher than 99% of other accommodations in the city.
      Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 99% of the city's other accommodations.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Exceptional
      Facilities

      9.5

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      5 mentions

      Breakfast

      1 mention

      Internet

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Chinese [Cantonese]
      • Hindi
      • Tamil

      Outdoor

      • Bicycles

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Fishing
      • Garden
      • Hiking
      • Massage
      • Spa
      • Ticket services
      • Tours
      • Yoga room

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Anti-viral cleaning products
      • Body thermometer
      • Cashless payment service
      • Doctor/nurse on call
      • First aid kit
      • Free face masks
      • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hotel room service app
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Individually-wrapped food options
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Professional-grade sanitizing services
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Room sanitization opt-out available
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Safe dining setup
      • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
      • Shared stationery removed
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Coffee shop
      • Kitchen
      • Restaurants
      • Room service [24-hour]
      • Shared kitchen

      Services and conveniences

      • Air conditioning in public area
      • Cash withdrawal
      • Contactless check-in/out
      • Currency exchange
      • Dry cleaning
      • Food delivery
      • Grooming service
      • Invoice provided
      • Ironing service
      • Laundry service
      • Library
      • Luggage storage
      • Shops
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      • Terrace

      Access

      • Cat-friendly
      • CCTV outside property
      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Dog-friendly
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Smoke alarms

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer
      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [nearby]
      • Rental car
      • Shuttle service
      • Taxi service

      Sports equipment rental

      • Bicycle rental

      Available in all rooms

      • Balcony/terrace
      • Daily newspaper
      • Desk
      • Fan
      • Free bottled water
      • Hair dryer
      • In-room safe box
      • Internet access – wireless
      • Ironing facilities
      • Kitchenette
      • Kitchenware
      • Microwave
      • Mosquito net
      • Non-smoking
      • Shower
      • Toiletries
      • Wake-up service
      • Wi-Fi [free]
      Location
      House No.1/1357, Opp. Empress Bakery, K B Jacob Road, Njaliparambu, , Fort Kochi, Kochi, India, 682001
      Exceptional
      Location

      9.6

      Airports

      • Cochin International Airport (COK)
        26.8 km
      • Calicut International Airport (CCJ)
        134.9 km

      Public transportation

      • Cochin Harbour Terminus
        2.7 km
      • Mattancheri
        4.8 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • Ayurvedic Mediziner
        110 m

      Shopping

      • Oberon Mall
        9.6 km

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM on-site
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Kerala Kathakali Centre
        510 m
      • Church of Saint Francis
        530 m
      • Chinese Fishing Nets
        1.0 km
      • Mattancherry
        1.9 km
      • Paradesi Synagogue
        2.0 km
      • Jew Town
        3.8 km
      • Kerala Folklore Museum
        7.0 km
      • LuLu Mall
        10.2 km
      • Cherai Beach
        19.5 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
        60 m
      • Ayurvedic Mediziner
        110 m
      • Ethnic Voyages
        240 m
      • Cochin Ayurvedic Centre
        320 m
      • Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica Church
        360 m
      • Cook & Eat
        380 m
      • Bishop's House
        390 m
      • Cinnamon
        410 m
      • Anokhi
        430 m
      • Idiom Book Sellers
        440 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-17 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from12:00
      • Check-out from10:00
      • Check-out until11:00

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer fee1300 INR
      • Distance from city center22 km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)90

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)150 INR

      The property

      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
      • Number of floors1
      • Number of rooms 3
      • Room voltage220
      • Year property opened2015
      Property announcements

      Please note that any changes in tax structure due to government policies will result in revised taxes, which will be applicable to all reservations and will be charged additionally during check out.

      Reviews of The Pod Cochin Homestay from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      9.7
      /
      10
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.9
      Facilities9.5
      Location9.6
      Room comfort and quality9.3
      Service10.0
      Value for money9.7
      High score for Kochi
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (28)
      8-9 Excellent (3)
      7-8 Very Good (1)
      6-7 Good (0)
      <6 Below Expectation (0)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (5)
      Jun - Aug (5)
      Sep - Nov (8)
      Dec - Feb (14)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Anne-Marie from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Standard Non AC Room
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

      An amazing start to my Indian experience”

      The cleanliness, the hot water and best of all the host Joseph.

      From my arrival in Fort Kochi Joseph the owner of this gem of a homestay was an amazing and generous host. He went out of his way to help me see the best of the city, enjoy delicious food and work out how to set up my Indian phone number. His mother cooked me some amazing breakfasts and having a kitchen to use was perfect when I couldn't be bothered to go out to eat plus I could make myself a tea whenever I fancied. It was off season when I was there and I was the only guest staying so Joseph took time everyday to chat to me and helped me work out my onward travel. The pod is new so everything is sparkling clean and fresh, the beds, sheets and towels. The WiFi was fast and regular and there was always hot water for showers after many sweaty walks around town. I would highly recommend this wonderful place to anyone looking for a comfortable and hospitable homestay. Thanks to Joseph and his parents for welcoming me to India and showing me how kind and generous people here are. I'm sure I'll be back on this trip or in the future and will always tell other travellers I meet to stay here too.

      Reviewed June 12, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Nicole from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Standard Ac
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

      A delightful place ”

      The Pod Cochin has the warmest and most helpful owners you could wish for. Joseph and his family are a delight. Even during the chaos of Cochin New Year's Carnival and the fascinating Bienniale, with Joseph's family visiting and their three lovely new rooms opening upstairs, he was offering to take me to a local clinic to get some medicine I'd forgotten and called local hospitals to see if they had it. Everything's a reasonably short walk away and there are hordes of tuk tuks if you don't feel like walking. I've extended my stay and would happily stay much longer. Fort Cochin is definitely growing on me!

      Reviewed January 03, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Signe from United Kingdom
      Group
      Standard Ac
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      Clean and friendly homestay in good location”

      I stayed here for two nights, one night with a group of friends and the other on my own. The owners were very helpful in making sure I didn’t have to switch rooms (separate bookings for the two nights) and getting me a taxi (female driver!) to the airport early in the morning. The rooms were clean, and it was perfect for a group of six people. It’s not at the very centre of Fort Kochi, but it’s a short walk there and does mean it’s quiet at night. Highly recommended!!

      Reviewed January 10, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Chen from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Couple
      Standard Non AC Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

      Super Clean & Good Location ”

      We are happy to stay at Joseph& his family 's home. The room is the cleanest we had stayed in our 1 month's trip in India . It's spotless. The location is also really good, it's in the heart of fort kochi . You can easily explore the area around by walk . Joseph and his family is also really kind in helping us for enquiry about the backwater houseboat . We would definitely give them 10 stars for our stay .

      Reviewed August 20, 2017

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Andrea from Germany
      Couple
      Standard Non AC Room
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

      Nice little place, worth the money ”

      Nice and very clean little place, close to the attractions of Fort Cochin. Jennifer is a caring host, helpful with all kind of information.

      Reviewed March 21, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Chun from Taiwan
      Couple
      Budget Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

      Exceptional”

      Joseph and his wife is very kind and give us a lot of help in Cochin. The room is also clean and comfortable. Highly recommend.

      Reviewed July 29, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      NIGEL from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Ac
      Stayed 7 nights in October 2017

      This is a lovely central clean well run homestay”

      you have the use of a kitchen with a table to sit at fridge balcony to watch the world go by. The most important for me was how welcomed we were. Joseph is very helpful where to go and what to do. We went on a trip to Munnar on a motorbike that evening Joseph kindly called just to make sure we got there ok, it showed that he actually cared which I must say meant a lot to us. The personal touch you dont get at any hotel. I would recommend this place 100%. Thank you again for making our stay so amazing Kind regards Nige and Greg

      Reviewed November 05, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Claire from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Non AC Room
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

      Wonderful stay”

      My boyfriend and I stayed in an air conditioned room, which was super clean and comfortable. The place is well located - close to the coast, the theatre and plenty of restaurants. The staff are the real highlight - Joseph and Jennifer are welcoming, friendly and full of helpful information. I also recommend taking a trip in a private car with Basil around the tea plantations of Munnar if you have time to explore more of Kerala - Joseph can arrange this for you. Overall, a wonderful stay.

      Reviewed November 14, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Nicole from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Twin Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      A really welcoming place ”

      Everything was easy and hospitable. I had a lovely room at the front of the house and despite the chaos of Cochin's New Year Carnival and Joseph's family all visiting and he and Jennifer opening three really nice new rooms upstairs at the same time, they were always ready to help and give advice on where to find things. They couldn't have been better hosts. The kitchen with dining area is also a great bonus.

      Reviewed January 05, 2019

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      8.8
      Excellent
      sutthirat from Thailand
      Couple
      Standard Ac
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

      Nice and cosy place”

      Good location among local lifestyles, 5-8 mins walk to city center. Simple room, fast WiFi. You need to walk up to the second floor above the host family floor. The family were friendly. We arrived after midnight and the host waiting for us. There were some under construction in house during the day time and sometime around the area when we stay there. Night time mostly very quiet.

      Reviewed December 23, 2018

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Samantha from South Africa
      Couple
      Standard Ac
      Stayed 7 nights in December 2017

      Excellent value for money. Very highly recommended!”

      We stayed here for a week and it was our best place in Kerala. The room is big and light and airy, the hosts are very kind and helpful, there is s kitchenette to prepare breakfast and a dining area- also all light and bright. Very comfortable bed. Spotlessly clean. Outstanding value for money. Would definitely stay here again!

      Reviewed January 03, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Elizabeth from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Budget Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

      Excellent”

      This place is perfect. Clean comfortable room and use of shared kitchen area. The hosts are welcoming, friendly and helpful. I thoroughly recommend a stay here if you need a bit of respite from travelling or just to enjoy some comfort away from home.

      Reviewed January 31, 2018

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Eric from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Standard Ac
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

      Joseph he managed this homestay like a Chef. Everything was perfect for me. ”

      Clean big room. Close to everything. The owner his a really good man. I like you and your family Joseph. You do a jod job to welcome guests. I recommend to everyone.

      Reviewed January 12, 2018

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Thomas from United States
      Solo traveler
      Standard Non AC Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017

      Exceptional”

      Nice family with lots of nice children and helpful owners. Good rooms with new spotless bathrooms. I would stay again.

      Reviewed December 18, 2017

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Niranjani
      Solo traveler
      Budget Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

      Excellent”

      Friendly, cheerful and helpful hosts. Well-maintained rooms. Value for money. Good location.

      Reviewed October 27, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Amanda from United Kingdom
      Group
      Standard Ac
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

      A little gem!”

      Lovely, helpful hosts,; clean and super location. Excellent value for money. Thank you!, Joseph.

      Reviewed December 24, 2016

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Frederik from Belgium
      Family with young children
      Standard Ac
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      Just Perfect”

      A warm welcome and a nice stay... is all we can say! Thank you Jozeph!.

      Reviewed February 28, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      kasi from India
      Couple
      Standard Ac
      Stayed 1 night in August 2016

      Good Place to visit”

      Custom service is very good

      Reviewed February 01, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Thadikonda from India
      Solo traveler
      Standard Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2022

      Perfect for Travellers ”

      The place is same as shown in pictures and owners are very friendly, it’s great pleasure to stay as home

      Reviewed October 11, 2022

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      manikanta from India
      Couple
      Standard Twin Room
      Stayed 1 night in August 2022

      Awesome”

      The room is well maintained and the owners are too supportive.

      Reviewed August 28, 2022

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