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Bastian HomeStay
Ranked #4 of 413 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Queenstown
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

We really loved Bastian Homestay. Gini arranged for us to be collected from Kochin airport at 4am and was awake and ready to show us to our room when we arrived at this un-godly hour! The room was very clean and Gini and her family are really welcoming and friendly especially her gorgeous daughter who loves to entertain the foreigners. I loved the location, tucked down a quiet little back alley surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers - where everyone you meet says hello and is pleased to see you. Gini has great local knowledge and helped us find our way around. I would definitely stay there again. Thanks Gini and family!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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15 Thank KipperQueenstown
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oldenburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

Bastian Homestay made us feel at home from the very first moment we arrived. Giny and Geoge are perfect hosts and their little daughter Gigita is just lovely.
The AC room is highly recommendable in January/February. The bedroom and bathroom were perfectly clean. The water taps in the bathroom have both cold and warm water, but shower head only offers cold water. Considering the fact that it was 32°C outside, that was perfectly fine.
The keralian breakfast was superb.
Both Giny and George offered all kinds of assistance, starting from offering to send a driver for pick up from the airport to all kinds of tourist attractions. We organized all our tourist activities by ourselves, but the pick up from the airport was helpful.
Ginichechi, Georgechetta, thank you very much. We had a lovely stay at your home. My special regards to Gigitamol.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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16 Thank Beena P
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

Spotlessly clean. Good value breakfast on the terrace( make sure you are hungry!). Helpful owners who arranged everything we asked for but weren't at all pushy. Always available if you needed anything but not in your face like some. Would return and recommend it for a budget trip

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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13 Thank Madogsandenglishmen
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Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

The family was very friendly, welcoming my friends and me with open arms, around Christmas. They made great appam and other breakfasts. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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16 Thank dantasse
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

The home stay has a great location near the Basilica. The room was large, clean and well equipped everything you can ask for. The bastian family are extremely friendly and accommodating and go out of their way to help. I recommend the home stay to all and would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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12 Thank Ajay R
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Orgeval, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

Staying at Bastian Home stay was absolutely wonderful! The owners have been so helpful and welcoming. Gini is such a nice lady and her smile will make your stay unforgettable! Always ready to help and make you feel at home. Perfect to get to know the culture and people.
Don't hesitate! and enjoy! I was with a friend and my 8 year old son who enjoyed playing with her daughter...Feeiling at home so far away from "home" is priceless!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Helene M
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Tauranga
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63 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

We stayed at Bastian for just over a week and were very happy there.
The room was very clean and comfortable.
The breakfasts were amazing especially the fresh cooked south Indian specialties.
Gini and George are great hosts and very helpful, Gini even cooked up the prawns and fish we bought at the fish market.
Location down a quiet alley feels like actually living in Cochin.
A great stay, thanks.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank 2XKiwisTauranga
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Property: Bastian HomeStay
Address: House No. 1/1276 E | Chirattapalam KB Jacob Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 413 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bastian HomeStay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bastian Home stay at Fort Cochin is a traditional building offering 4 rooms with all modern facilities. It is set amidst a quiet and calm place turned away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The motto of Bastian home stay is service with a smile. We offer our guests a cozy homely atmosphere. We give top priority to neatness and hygiene. Bastian Home stay assures each one of our guests the best great holiday comforts in the region without puncturing their wallet. The visitors during their stay here are not just the guests of pleasant stays but a part of our Bastian Family. ... more   less 
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