Zostel , Kodaikanal
In the Kodaikanal hills, this polished hotel in a ship-inspired complex of buildings surrounded by gardens is 9 km from the Vattakanal waterfalls and 70 km from Palani train station. Relaxed, straightforward rooms have flat-screen TVs, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities; some offer views of the hills. Refined suites add living rooms with sofabeds. Room service is available.