Munroe Island Backwaters Homestay


Accomodation Budget: Economy
Class: 1 Star
Best Suited For
Budget travellers looking for a village atmosphere.
Accomodation Theme
Backwater Cottages,

Quick Info

Munroe Island Backwaters homestay is a simple and traditional home hosted by a warm and welcoming family. It is an ideal accommodation option for guests looking for a relaxed stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The homestay is located a two-minute walk away from the backwaters and enjoys a tranquil village setting. The host family aims to make their guests feel at home and serves them sumptuous homely food.

    Rankings & Ratings

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    Editor's Rankings

    #8 in 11 Accommodations in Kollam
    #6 in 8 Backwater Stays in Kollam

    "A simple traditional homestay offering a great canoe trip experience."

    TripAdvisor Ratings

    Editor's Review

    The Munroe Island Backwaters Homestay has a peaceful environment. The main highlight of your stay will be the canoe trips. There are two trips, one in the morning and the other in the evening. You must make sure that you go for both because each of them offers a different experience. The village walking tours are amazing giving you the best opportunity to get to know the village life closely. 


    • Canoe rides make for an amazing experience.
    • Nice hammocks and verandas to relax.
    • Great opportunities to get to know the village life.
    • Peaceful environment in a village setting.
    • Good traditional food and fantastic hospitality.


    • Wi-Fi connectivity may not be very great.
    • No hot water is available in the rooms.
    • Luxury cannot be expected.
    • Specific orders for food are not taken.


    • Safe Parking
    • WiFi Internet

    Detailed Info

    Located 500 m away from the backwater, the Munroe Island Backwaters Homestay is a humble traditional home enjoying a peaceful village environment. The homestay is away not only from the hustle and bustle of the city but also from the busy tourist path of Kollam. Since the backwaters are just a 2-minute walk away, guests can explore them during the day by taking advantage of the canoe tours. The family at the homestay tries its best to make you feel at home and have a comfortable stay.

    The homestay features three guest rooms that are located in buildings detached from the main building. They are well-furnished and come with an attached bathroom with shower. The shaded porch provides you glimpses of the village life of Kerala. Free internet facility is provided to the guests. While the breakfast is complimentary, lunch and dinner can be ordered and the family prepares some good traditional delicacies for the guests.

    Hotel Rules

    1. Check-in Time 12:00 PM, Check-out Time 10:00 AM.

    Special Notes

    • Near the homestay is a Hindu Temple.
    • The homestay does not take specific orders for food. The food prepared for the host family is served to the guests.
    • You can get to see villages spinning coconut fibres into ropes and weaving coconut leaves to make roofs.

    Activities Offered*

    • Early morning and sunset canoe trips.
    • Swimming in the backwaters.
    • Village tour.

    Rooms Types


    The guest rooms are detached from the main house. They have large beds, fans, mosquito nets, and private bathrooms with a shower and western style toilet.

    • WiFi
    • Balcony

    *Activities offered by the Accomodation may be limited in number or may change without prior notice depending on the season, demand and other factors. Please request for the details at the time of booking. Availing these activities may have aditional charges depending on the package you opt for.