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3.6 / 5Good
18 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Varkala Cliff
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Varkala Beach
    15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Janardanaswamy Temple
    3 min drive
  • Airport
    Thiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.)
    45 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Varkala, Jickys Nest is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Varkala Beach and Varkala Cliff.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Varkala Cliff - 4 min walk
    • Varkala Beach - 15 min walk
    • Janardanaswamy Temple - 3 min drive
    • Kappil Beach - 6 min drive
    • Kollam Beach - 24 min drive

    Getting around

    • Thiruvananthapuram Varkala Station - 9 min drive
    • Thiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.) - 85 min drive

    About this property

    Jickys Nest

    Along with laundry facilities, this guesthouse has a 24-hour front desk and free newspapers. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and a garden. All 25 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus free bottled water and ceiling fans.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    Free self parking
    Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Things to do


    Family friendly

    Laundry facilities
    Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    Free newspapers in reception

    Guest services

    24-hour front desk
    Daily housekeeping
    Laundry facilities
    Luggage storage
    Tour/ticket assistance



    Room amenities


    Ceiling fan
    Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)



    Food and drink

    Free bottled water
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Disliked: Cleanliness

    Nice location but in need of a good clean and updating. Staff very helpful

    Stayed 14 nights in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Convenient location

    I'd seen that Lonely Planet suggested this place to stay before any others, so I booked it last-minute once I'd arrived in Kerala. I booked a standard non-A/C cottage, so I can't compare it to their other rooms. I arrived at 8am and was shown to my cottage right away, which was nice of them. At the entrance and inside, it was infested with small ants. The man explained that this happens occasionally and only lasts a day; then they're gone again. A woman kept sweeping the ants away and the man returned with a bug spray to spray all over. Inside, I needed to take matters into my own hands and use my bug spray I'd packed for the trip. I must have killed a thousand of them. I didn't enjoy doing it, but I wouldn't have been able to sleep knowing they were all around my bed. That more or less took care of the immediate ant problem, and as the man said, they weren't there the next day. It was a nice little cluster of cottages. There was an air conditioner in the room actually, but there was no remote control for it. So I guess if you pay the extra $10 for an A/C cottage, you get the exact same cottage, except they leave the remote in the room. It had been warm in other parts of India too, but this area was humid, which is less comfortable than just heat. So I'd recommend an A/C room if you stay here at this time of year. They served breakfast to a little table on the front stoop area, and allowed me to store my luggage at the office while I explored the area.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Room and surrounding

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The room I stayed in was situated well with an outside deck area with fan (very useful). It is nice and shaded with trees and plants. Easy access to varkala cliff and beach. The staff were all exceptionally nice.

    Stayed 14 nights in Jan 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Great little place

    This place is lovely. The guy who runs it is so sweet and very helpful. It's good value for money and very close to the main strip on the cliff. So great location. Would recommend.

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