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Hostels In Sri Lanka

Hostels in Sri Lanka: rated 3.6/5 (based on 1 reviews) | Scaled down to 5

Sri Lanka is a small island country located in the Indian ocean and is a major tourist attraction. The country is famous for its vast history and vibrant culture. The spectacular landscape makes this place a must visit among travelers. The abundance of pilgrimage sites attracts pilgrims from various places. The superb climate and exceptional beaches are the perfect holiday destination for friends and family. This tropical island mesmerizes the travelers with its diverse fauna and flora. You can participate in various water sports like white water rafting, jet ski, snorkeling, water skiing, and various others to gain stimulating experience. The place offers numerous things to explore.

For vacationers who are traveling solo, the best accommodation to enjoy this place completely is the hostels. With affordable prices and great facilities, the best hostels in Sri Lanka never cease to amaze. Laundry services are provided in most of these hostels and libraries are present for those who love reading. There are also games rooms available which are equipped with various indoor and board games. Besides this, shared kitchens are available to cook your favorite food. Furthermore, some Sri Lanka hostels even provide pick and drop services for the convenience of their guests.

Popular Areas To Stay

1. Colombo

>The capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo is a hub for vacationers coming from all over the world. It features numerous attractions such as Gangaramaya Temple, Seema Malakaya, Independence Square, and various shopping centres.

2. Kandy

Home to Temple of the Tooth Relic, Kandy boasts a peaceful ambiance. It offers a perfect getaway for adventurers as well as naturists. Some of the most popular attractions that you can visit here are Udawattekele Sanctuary, Millenium Elephant Foundation, Udawattekele Sanctuary, Horton Plains National Park, etc.

3. Nuwara Eliya

This place is beautified with steep hills covered by tea plants which are indeed a treat to eyes. Kandy is dotted with numerous hostels that will not only fit your budget but will also let you enjoy a great location.

Dining & Food Experience

These hostels make sure that your first meal of the day is healthy and is on time. Though most of the hostels don't have on-site restaurants, it is very easy to find some great restaurants in the vicinity of the hostels. Some of the hostels have a cafe where one can enjoy great coffee. Sri Lankan food is famous for its flavor and spices. The hostels provide an outdoor seating area where you can enjoy their food and drinks.

And also the shared kitchen facility can be availed to cook the food according to one's requirement. The restaurants near the hostels can be explored by the travelers where they can find their favorite Sri Lankan food. Sri Lankan cuisine is inspired by many Asian countries, therefore you can find the taste of many regions at one place. Moreover, these hostels also provide the best chance to dine with other travelers where they can share their experiences with each other. Here are some Sri Lankan delicacies you must enjoy:

  • Wambatu Moju (Eggplant pickle)
  • Asmi (Milk And cinnamon)
  • Sri Lankan Egg Hoppers (Pancakes)
  • Gotu Kola Mallum Sambola (Shredded greens with coconut)
  • Polos (Dish of jackfruit)
  • Fish Ambul Thiyal (Fish dish)
  • Kottu (Hamburger)
  • Parippu (Spicy lentil)

Special Experiences

These Hostels give the best experience to their guests by providing all modern facilities that a traveler needs. These hostels have delicious food, friendly staff and give an opportunity to socialize with other travelers. Most accommodations are well connected to railway stations and airports. The Rockstel Weligama organizes surf lessons, whale watching activities and offers scooters on rent. By organizing umpteen activities, these Sri Lankan hostels provide the best experience to the travelers. Some of the hostels even have a private beach area where you can enjoy and relax without any disturbance.

These hostels are mostly located near beaches, restaurants and small marketplaces which is perfect for any traveler. The great hospitality and ambiance of the place make the stay very comfortable. You can also enjoy swimming pools facilities and live music performances at the best hostels in Srilanka. Also you can spend some quality time at BBQ and in other outdoor activities with friends and family. The spacious and well-maintained gardens are perfect for picnics and the splendid view of garden and sea can be enjoyed from the hostels.

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FAQ’s

Yes, some of these hostels have swimming pools to enjoy with friends and family.

Many of the hostels don't have on-site restaurants but they serve breakfast. Shared kitchens are also available to cook food as per your preference.

Most of the hostels are well connected to the airports and railway stations. Moreover, airport pick and drop services are also provided by many hostels.

Yes, you can rent a bike or a car to explore the neighborhood of these hostels.

Many hostels in Sri Lanka are close to beaches and guests can easily access the beaches from these properties.

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Sri Lanka has something for everyone. From UNESCO world heritage sites to various zoological and botanical gardens are present here. The picturesque coastline ingrains serenity and creates memories that one can cherish for a lifetime. The unique culture and religion attract people from various races. And the hostels provide the best accommodation to the travelers. The various facilities and modern amenities provided by these hostels make the stay very comfortable for travelers.

The various activities like walking tours, a Games room, swimming pool and BBQ organized by hostels are relishing. The good food and courteous staff provide a pleasant stay. The car and bike rental services give a great opportunity to the explorers to explore the nearby areas. The tropical island is best enjoyed at the Sri Lankan hostels. The best hostels in Sri Lanka can be found at Colombo, Kandy, and Tangalle.

Top 5 Hostels In Sri Lanka Offering A Cozy Stay

Ideal for backpackers and travelers who are on a budget, hostels in Sri Lanka offer their guests a cozy and hassle-free stay. These are some of the top ones you can choose to stay at:

1. CityRest Fort

What’s special: Evening entertainment, picnic area, garden, business center, on-site shops

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Ideally positioned in the center of Colombo, this hostel is a great choice for families and couples. You can take advantage of a wide range of amenities while staying here. With live music, games room, nightclubs etc., this hostel puts its best efforts to ensure you a relaxing stay. For your further convenience, a vending machine and on-site ATM is also present at the hostel.

2. Layover Colombo

What’s special: Movie nights, walking tours, billiards, shared kitchen, bike tours

Location: 6 Rheinland Place, 00300 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Price per night: INR 1, 200 Onwards

This quaint hostel is located just 2 km away from Galle Face Beach and other tourist attractions such as National Art Gallery, Casino Marina Colombo, Marine drive Beach, and many more. The hostel comprises rooms having all the basic facilities. Other than this, there is also a shared kitchen area where you can prepare meals as per your taste buds.

3. Island Hostels Colombo

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This hostel offers you excellent location and numerous services at affordable prices. The rooms at the hostel are air-conditioned and feature facilities like complimentary wifi, safety deposit box, and comfy bedding. Interestingly, there is also an on-site swimming pool where you can take a refreshing dip and rejuvenate your body & mind.

4. Satori Beach Hostel

What’s special: Private beach area, garden, happy hour, live music, on-site restaurant

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This wonderful beachfront property is just a short walk away from Weligama Beach. Featuring an on-site garden, restaurant, and a bar, this hostel makes a great pick for families and couples alike. In the rooms, you will find all the necessary facilities. Other than this, the staff is immensely cordial and puts best efforts to ease your stay.

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What’s special: Walking tours, on-site market, shared lounge area, garden, beachfront location

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