Johnson is the owner and he was awesome. Helped with anything we needed (food recommendations, buses, guidance for anything).The rooms are very clean, good shower and we had one with AC which helped in the late feb heat.
This was our first place after travelling 30+ hours and highly recommend for some ease and comfort. Regards Justin and Deepika.
Staying at Aaron'S was wonderful! Johnson is great to talk with, supportive, honest and his advice always spot on, from transportation to activities to places to eat. He's happy to make local arrangements if you need help doing so, which in turned helped make my first visit to Kochi easy and stress-free, and I know it won't be my last. He and his family are truly lovely, friendly, and warm, and always nearby if you need them. I stayed in the brand new adjacent house, which is really nicely decorated, spotless, very comfortable to rest, sleep and shower, and the window screens meant sleeping easily without the need for a mosquito net. The location is perfect too, just back from the street enough to be quiet, but perfectly central and within a few minutes walk distance from anywhere you will wish to see in beautiful Fort Kochi. I totally recommend staying at Aaron'S, and I hope to do so myself next time I'm in Kerala!
You cannot really do better in terms of what you get for the price - AC, clean sheets and bathroom, and the very friendly owners. It must be noted that it does feel more like a family operated hotel than a true homestay - which wasn't a problem for us. The only thing we felt could have been done better, is it'd be great if they told us about the festival that was going on in town, which we kind of missed (but then we never asked about festivals).
I'm on day 5 of a 7 day stay at Aarons Homestay. It's worked out 11.50 a day (including the gov. taxes) for a non a/c room which I think is great in this town for the standard of accommodation. I am staying in the new building which was completed just a month ago. Everything is fresh, new and modern and finished to a high standard comparable with Europe. I did not use the A/C and my room stayed nice a cool with just the ceiling fan. My bathroom is small but lovely and everything is so clean and fresh. Johnson and his family have high standards! There are 2 communal kitchens (one for each building). Smart, clean and tidy with a fridge, kettle and electric hot ring. The equipment is very basic - a few plates, cups and a couple of pans but it was sufficient for my needs. The wifi in my room was too slow to do anything online except email, but there's a better signal in the kitchen. The Homestay is in a very nice family-oriented neighbourhood with lots of other Homestays around. It's also very quiet at night. As a woman travelling alone I feel very safe, comfortable and happy here. Johnson and his family are friendly and helpful and run a well organised Homestay here. I heartedly recommend this place and would definitely stay here again.
We stayed here for 5 nights and had a thoroughly good time. It's a great location and the the rooms are brand new! Very clean and very great value for money. Johnson was very helpful and we would definitely stay again.