Dambulla is often seen as a stopover rather than an end destination for folks traveling to places like Sigiriya. It’s famed for its rock temple and has a large vegetable and fruit market that’s quite exciting to explore. While here, hostels in Dambulla are among the best places to stay as they’re affordable and comfortable. Whether you’re just passing through or intend including Dambulla in your itinerary of places to visit in Sri Lanka, consider putting up at one of these hostels below.
6 Hostels In Dambulla For An Affordable Stay In Sri Lanka
Of all the places to stay in Sri Lanka, these 6 hostels in Dambulla offer the best bang for your buck. Don’t believe us? Scroll down and take a look!
1. Dambulla City Hostel
This is one of the most popular hostels in Dambulla and if you want to get great bang for your buck, we recommend it. It’s one of the is one of the 5 best Dambulla hostels of 2018 and for good reason. Accommodation is comfortable and the amenities more than make up for the basic living quarters. There’s a shared bathroom with a shower, a common lounge area, and a shared kitchen. The hostel organizes tours to tourist hotspots like Sigiriya and also arranges airport transfers.
Location: 320/25 Kurunegala Road Dambulla, A6, Dambulla
Tariff: INR 470 onwards
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, volleyball court, table tennis, complimentary parking
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2. Dambulla Gate Hostel
Dambulla Gate Hostel is another good hostel in Dambulla Sri Lanka for those seeking comfort at an affordable price. It’s about 3 kilometers from Dambulla Cave Temple and over 4 kilometers from Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, a cricket venue. It offers free Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast options.
Location: Dambulla – Bakamuna – Kalugahawela Road Sisirawattha, Dambulla
Tariff: INR 505 onwards
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, parking, breakfast options
Around 3 kilometers from Dambulla Cave Temple is Marcopolo, a hostel in Dambulla that offers guests lovely views of the neighborhood from the rooftop. Some units also have mountain views. The hostel provides a Full English/Irish breakfast, has free Wi-Fi and is close to shops, restaurants and a bus stop. Rooms are equipped with kettles and microwave ovens.
Location: 624 Anurahdapura Rd Dambulla, Dambulla 21100,
Tariff: INR 940
Amenities: Kettles, microwave ovens, breakfast
4. Jungle Vista Backpackers
If you want to try something different, we recommend staying at Jungle Vista Backpackers, a hostel in Sigiriya (near Dambulla) that gets you close to nature. It’s about 9 kilometers from the famed Sigiriya Rock. The property features a terrace, free Wi-Fi, a shared lounge and garden, and free parking. Other amenities include table tennis, yoga lessons and bike rental facilities.
Location: Sigiriya Junction, Inamaluwa – Sigiriya Rd, Dambulla
Tariff: INR 670 onwards
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, parking, continental breakfast, table tennis, yoga lessons, bike rental facilities
5. Dambulla City Elephant
Just 400 yards from Dambulla Cave Temple is Dambulla City Elephant, a property that boasts a garden and offers a continental breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. This hostel in Dambulla also arranges airport transfers, has free Wi-Fi and free parking. It’s located close to the market and is also within walking distance of Dambulla Lake.
Location: 122/d Dambulla – Bakamuna – Kalugahawela Road, Dambulla 21100
Tariff: Contact property for rates
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, parking, airport transfers, breakfast, 24-hour front desk
#BEDBOX is a hostel in Dambulla with a fun, communal vibe that people looking to make new connections will love. Common rooms feature board games and card games while the outdoors invite you to play volleyball and badminton. It also has a garden, a shared lounge and offers free Wi-Fi. Some units have a terrace.
Location: Sampath waththa Dambulla, 21100 Dambulla
Tariff: INR 420 onwards
Amenities: Board and card games, volleyball, badminton, free Wi-Fi
Think you found the perfect place to stay on your next backpacking trip to Sri Lanka? Well, don’t wait then, pick a date, pack your bags, and head out already!
Further Read: 10 Amazing And Most-Visited Sri Lanka Tourist Places
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