A pastel green and blue building surrounded by coconut trees and with the Arabian Sea in the front, Zostel Varkala is scenic, breezy, and located at a 5-min walk from the black beach. Dotted with picturesque spaces, it provides a kickass sea view from the rooftop, rooms, and balconies. A vibrant reception welcomes you into the hostel, making way for vivid wall art that paints the lives of men and women on Varkala’s salty shores. A veranda circles all the rooms, giving you the mandatory balcony space to watch the sun go down or play a game of catch. The rooftop is a fancy business, with patio loungers and ample spots to work, dine, paint, and create.
Learn surfing, visit the cliff beach, and explore the cafes. Visit Ponnumthuru Island, Kappil beach, and Thiruvambadi Beach. Take a day trip to Jatayu Earth’s Center, Kollam, and Kovalam.