How to decide the best area to stay in Alleppey

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This guide for where to stay in Alleppey is a part of the Ultimate Alleppey Travel Guide. Alleppey is a part of this one week Kerala itinerary.

 

So you’ve figured out which of the best backwaters activities you want to do when you’re in Alleppey.

Now, on to figuring out a place to stay!

When it comes to accommodation, there are a few things you can base your decision on. Much of this has to do with what you want out of your trip to Alleppey!

 

Also see the best hostels in Kerala for other places you’re traveling in Kerala. And if you’re headed to other parts of India, see the best hostels in Rajasthan when backpacking North India.

 

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In general, here’s where you can stay in Alleppey:

  • Near the beach
  • Near town
  • Hostels
  • Backwaters

 

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BEACH: Best guesthouses in Alleppey near the beach

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Why stay near the beach?

If you want some chill time during your time in Alleppey, consider finding accommodation near the beach.

This way, from the moment you arrive, you can have some true relaxation on the water without having to wait for your backwaters tour!

Then, if you go for a backwaters day tour, once you return you can continue to be at ease near the beach!

Here’s why you just may love Alleppey Beach.

 

Where to stay in Alleppey: Best places to stay near Alleppey Beach. Kerala, India.

 

Have a look at these budget guesthouses near the beach:

 

I stayed at Funky Art Beach House (more photos) for more than a few days. I think this is a very good place to stay in Alleppey if you are looking for that rest and relaxation time outside of the backwaters!

 

You even have the option to basically sleep outdoors on a rooftop and wake up to ocean views!

 

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Where to stay in Alleppey Beach, Alleppey hostel: Best Alleppey Beach guesthouse for backpackers on a budget with rooftop beds and with ocean views for backpackpackers budget stay. Alleppey, Kerala, India

 

This really makes it one of the best places to stay in Alleppey for backpackers on a budget!

 

Here’s a look at why you just may love staying near Alleppey Beach.

 

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TOWN: Best guesthouses in Alleppey near town

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Why stay in town?

If you aren’t particularly drawn to the beach, then staying in town can be a convenient option.

Finding accommodation in town means that you’ll be quite close to both the bus station and ferry station. You may also find more options in town for a cheap place to stay too.

So if you’re arriving to and leaving from Alleppey by bus, and then taking one of the best ferry boat rides around Alleppey as your choice for a backwaters activity, you might like the idea of staying near these public transportation stations.

It may also be easier to find a wider variety of food options when you stay in town too.

Have a look at these budget guesthouses near town:

 

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HOSTELS: Best hostels in Alleppey

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Why stay at a hostel?

If you’re traveling alone, there are several cities in Kerala you can visit so that you can stay at a backpackers hostel in Kerala to meet other travelers.

Alleppey is among those cities.

Staying in a hostel in Alleppey can be a good way to meet people and find people to talk to in real conversational English so you stay sane. πŸ˜‰

There are a couple of noteworthy hostels in Alleppey:

These hostels have nice common areas. They were also designed first and foremost as hostels so they have most of the amenities that you’d expect in a hostel.

I have stayed at Zostel Alleppey (more photos), and Zostel is an up and coming (if not already here ;)) backpacker’s hostel chain in India. There are a couple of Zostel hostels in Kerala.

What makes the Zostel in Alleppey even better is that it’s right along the beach.

I also visited Artpackers (pictured below), and it seems to have a nice vibe.

 

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I do like the location of Zostel better though, as it’s right by the beach!

 

 

BACKWATERS: Best houseboats in Alleppey on the backwaters

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Why stay on the backwaters?

Of course a visit to the backwaters is THE thing to do in Alleppey.

So instead of taking one of the best day trips to the backwaters, you could take that experience a little further by staying overnight directly on the backwaters.

Staying on the backwaters in Alleppey generally means staying on a houseboat.

Here are a some overnight houseboat experiences to look into:

 

Where to stay in Alleppey: Best places to stay. Backwaters overnight houseboat. Kerala, India.

 

For a cheaper stay on the backwaters, you may also be able to find a cottage or place that calls itself a homestay on the backwaters too through a search on airbnb.

If it’s your first airbnb booking, use this referral link to sign up and get up to US$40 off!

 

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How to spend the perfect 2 days in Alleppey

If you have limited time for your Kerala itinerary, 2 days can be the perfect amount of time to stay in Alleppey.

And a perfect 2 days in Alleppey includes time on the beach! πŸ˜‰

 

Day 1: Alleppey Beach

Arrive in Alleppey. Find a place to stay near the beach so that after a day of travel, you can just chill out and take in the ocean views!

 

Where to stay in Alleppey: 2 days in Alleppey itinerary. Best places to stay near Alleppey Beach. Kerala, India.

 

If you arrive earlier in the day, go out into town and buy fresh fish, prawns, and a few spices. And since you’ve chosen well and you’re staying at a guesthouse with a kitchen, you can fry your own seafood for dinner!

 

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Kerala is known for its seafood so this makes for the perfect meal when in Alleppey.

 

Day 2: Kerala backwaters

Dedicate the next day to what Kerala is known for!

Take your pick with how you want to spend that time on the backwaters.

Best backwaters activities in Alleppey:

Whichever option you choose, make sure you have a coconut on the Kerala backwaters!  πŸ˜€

 

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And once you’re done with your backwaters activity, back to your awesome beachside guesthouse you go! πŸ˜€

 

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Be sure to take a look at the Best of Alleppey Travel Guide so you can plan the PERFECT trip to Alleppey!
Also be sure to take a look at the Kerala Travel Guide so you can plan a perfect one week in Kerala!

HAPPY ACCOMMODATION PLANNING IN ALLEPPEY!

 

 

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