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Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stayed there a couple of nights and i would totally recommend it. Rooms are cheap and clean. The owner is very helpful and friendly. The hammocks in the garden are worth every roupie. Short way to the beach.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Not very busy as it was low season but still a great atmosphere for travellers. Very reasonably priced ensuite room with a balcony with walking distance to the cliffs. Loved the garden hammocks and great wifi.

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Location: Good location, about ten minutes walking distance from the beach. Room: We had a nice room, with a big and clean bed, although the mattress was a bit hard. There is a mosquito net, which was helpful ;-) unfortunately no hot water in the shower. Staff: Very friendly. They helped us with our journey onwards and were always available.... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

It was off-season for my Varkala experience, so everything, I hear, was quite different, including the availability of yoga & massage. I had gone there for a massage course and our accommodations were included at Shiva Garden. I chose the least expensive lodging, which was 600 Rps (about $10 USD) per day. It was minimal, but had indoor plumbing, which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

If you want to meet fellow travelers and stay somewhere that is affordable with a great communal area then look no further. The kitchen serves very nice affordable food and drink from morning to night. There are morning and afternoon yoga classes for just R300 a session. There is volleyball/badminton net, swings, hammocks, a barbell, a library and a tightrope... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

Shiva Garden is a great spot for meeting unique individuals, relaxing and staying close to the beach (but not on the beach). I would recommend Shiva Garden to individuals looking for economy accommodations. Shiva Garden is nothing fancy by any standards but the hospitality and unique place makes this a great spot to meet alternative & eclectic travelers. I would... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Love the place. Friendly staff, great communal area in the centre of all rooms. People come and go everyday, so you never need to make plans, just join in. Budget rooms, family atmosphere and the owners kids (Divya and Nithya) add a great charm to the place. Best for single travellers and longer stays. Rachel

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

The world is a better place knowing Shiva Garden is in it. Just a safe haven to come to and chill, meet nice people, surf, beach, eat good food & sleep. Really good cook Good service Close to the beach "Shanti" as the boss told me one time.

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Reviewed 18 January 2016

We were a group of 8 enthusiastic people travelling together for New Year. We had booked our rooms at Shiva Garden two months in advance. Unfortunately, when we arrived, they had been attributed to other persons. Without any apology, and pretending that it was our fault because we arrived too late in the afternoon, the director sent us to a... More 

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Paris
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Upon arrival at Shiva Garden at 6pm, we found out that our room had been given to someone else, even though we had booked and exchanged emails with the boss. We insisted on getting a room but it was not possible until the next day (we had booked for three nights). We were sent to spend the night in a... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
SHIVA GARDEN is one among the most reputed home stays in Varkala. Perched near a majestic red cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea, this charming home stay offers many warm hospitable services as well as a fantastic garden view. Here we have a magnificent garden growing many famous Ayurvedic plants and trees, surrounding the resort. Guests are only minutes away from the famous 2000 years old Janardhana Swamy Temple, Kappil beach and Angengo Fort built by the British East India company in the 17th century. Shiva Garden is the perfect base for leisure and you may never forget this in your life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shiva Garden

Address: North Cliff Kurakkanni | Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range: $21 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“Check the price of the treehouse - they have 2. When i stayed it was R400, which is only 100 rupees more than dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles MysticX, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There is wifi in the hallway and the commons area, front room did not have wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles AniaNYC, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“the main building is old, the building behind are a bit newer.”
 of 5 bubbles Rachel_Korah, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Awesome garden inside. Best place to chill in the afternoon”
 of 5 bubbles marcioc186, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Do not book online and pay in advance as there is no point - they do not manage online bookings well.”
 of 5 bubbles Aritra2101, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
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