Trivandrum, dubbed by Gandhi as the “Evergreen City of India”, is a coastal city on the west coast of India, in its deep south. The city is the capital of Kerala state and the center of the Malayalam-speaking region, known for its distinctive culture. A major academic, technological and cultural hub, Trivandrum (or Thiruvananthapuram) makes for a great alternative to the bigger, more touristic cities for people looking to explore India. We have selected some of the best homestays in Trivandrum, India, so that you can enjoy the city from the comfort of a home! Expect affordability, strong cultural identity and hospitality!
1. Cozy condo with a unique, serene atmosphere (from USD 48)
A serene atmosphere awaits you in this three-bedroom condominium unit for eight. Offering a unique yet serene environment, it also has amenities such as a well-equipped kitchen, a spacious living area, and large balcony with amazing views of the area and sunset. This rental truly guarantees a relaxing and enjoyable experience throughout your stay.
The cherry on top is that this home is close to many shops, restaurants, and attractions including Padmanabhaswamy Temple, which is only 7 km (4.3 mi) away.
Serene homestay - TrivandrumThiruvananthapuram, KL, IndiaSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:the kitchen is equipped with everything needed and the views from the balconies are really awesomevery large living and dining room well equipped kitchen and amazing views from windows
Cleanliness:very clean and well keptthe place was very clean and comfortablethe place was very clean and maintained extremely wellrooms are clean with wooden flooringthe apartment was beautiful and clean to say the least
Host:host is very courteous & kindsharath was a wonderful hostsharath was a great hostgreat host nice spacious housesharath was such a great hostRead more reviews
Location:location is good near from railway station and marketlocated in a serene location in the heart of trivandrum this property is spacious and airygreat and peaceful locationlocation's great for those looking to stay in the citythe place was great sharath was super responsive via email and messenger to ensure a smooth check in
2. Colorful rooms, close to the mall and airport (from USD 11)
This guest house has comfortable and colorful rooms, complete with a private bath and free toiletries. It’s conveniently located close to the airport, the mall and restaurants/cafés. As one concise review puts it: “Family is good. Very co-operative and understanding. The back road is very close to the mall. Very peaceful place. No noise and disturbance. Very affordable.”
Address: Manava Nagar Road PGRA D25, Puthenchirayil(H)
Terrace Non-smoking rooms Non-smoking throughout Air conditioning
3. Hospitality and greenery in the heart of the city (from USD 32)
This private room in a shared house is located in the heart of the city, but in a quiet and green environment. The guests share the compound with family members, but have a private entry and a private bathroom. Inside, the house is well decorated, clean and comfortable. According to one review, “Rajen and his wife are great hosts and gave us a really pleasant experience of Trivandrum. In the morning, we got some really good homecooked Indian breakfast and ate with their family. Really enjoyed our stay and would come back again.”
VILAYIL GARDENThiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:the place was sparkling clean and comfortableRead more reviews
Host:col rajendran was a great host and has lot of interesting experiences to sharethey are extremely hospitable and friendlyrajen and his wife are great hosts and gave us a really pleasant experience of trivandrumhe is very helpful and accommodative of needs of the guestsyou get exactly what you are looking for a home stay with good hosts
4. Practicality, simplicity and pet-friendly (from USD 10)
This homestay gives you the choice of different large rooms, perfect for families. You will have access to a shared kitchen, but your room and bathroom are private. Wi-Fi is available and the reviews claim that the rooms are clean, not too hot and don’t have too many mosquitoes. Most of all, this accommodation is in the center of Trivandrum, close to the hospital, several temples and much more. They also offer a shuttle to and from the airport.
Address: TC 27/1481, Krishna Bhavan, CRA 78A, Convent Road, Near Opposite Small Gate Holy Angels Convent School" Near Styles Readymade Shop and Stitching Centre.
Parking Pets allowed Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms Free parking
5. Private room in a colorful home
This private room is located in this colorful home, where the decoration is intricate and original. You will be granted a private bathroom with hot water, and free Wi-Fi, as well as a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. To top it off, you will be served a traditional Asian breakfast, every morning!
Mythaniyil Home Stay
6. Rustic and luxurious home
Wood and marble give off a unique vibe to this home: between rustic and modern, this rental is for sure a comfortable and peaceful one. Owned by the same people as the first house, you will get the same services available to you by renting (for a small extra sum), including day tours, boat and scooter rentals and homemade meals. This house also has a fairly large garden, where you can relax or exercise.
2BHK AC Home - TRV Airport 2min, walkable to beachThiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:the room and the bathroom were big and very nice as well
Cleanliness:the house is very beautiful and cleanthe house is very clean and comfortable excellent location and nice setting
Host:host is very hospitable and helpfulRead more reviews
Location:a nice place to stay near airporta fantastic place a stone’s throw away from the airport and an extremely responsive hosta perfect place to stay while visiting india
Affordable options in Trivandrum
Overall, the city of Trivandrum has many very affordable options for travelers. Though they are mostly rooms in a shared space, you can choose between privacy, or a closer relationship with the owners to help you discover the local culture and the city. For Westerners, the accommodations are probably very different than what they are accustomed to, but they will surely still feel at home with the friendly and hospitable hosts!
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