Best Places for Backpackers in Sri Lanka.

Enjoy backpacking around Sri Lanka without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Sri Lanka.

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Top 50 hostels in Sri Lanka.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Sri Lanka.

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Chinthas Villa

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Chinthas Villa

Chinthas Villa is a very quite peaceful place to spend a great holiday. 15 min to the Ahangama Beach, Villa is surrounding with little taste of wild – life environment, with a lush garden. The owner Chinthana has 15 years experience of tourism trade and speaks English, German, Russian. The loca...
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The Deane Residence

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The Deane Residence

The Deane Residence is located on Gunaratna Avenue, Off Thimbirigasyaya road, Colombo 05. It is walking distance to the Independence Arcade, Indian Visa Center, Russian, British, Chinese & Canadian Embassies. There is a big Keels Super market 100 meters from the hostel, and many restaurants further...
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Colombo Mount Beach Hostel

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Colombo Mount Beach Hostel

Offering an outdoor Sea View Roof terrace, Colombo Mount Beach Hostel is located in Mount Lavinia. There are many common areas with TV with cable TV facilities and outdoor dining areas All the common areas are open 24 hours. Colombo mount beach Hostel is located approximate close to the Beach a...
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Sigiriya Pura Sanda Hostel

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Sigiriya Pura Sanda Hostel

Sigiriya Pura Sanda Hostel is surrounded by natural landscapes like lakes, paddy fields, and green jungles. Located at 10 minutes drive from Dambulla Cave Temple. The hotel is located within the Sri Lanka's cultural triangle and provides eco -friendly accommodation. At the tour desk, guests can...
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Shiny Hostel

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Shiny Hostel

The famous Gregory Lake only 200 meters away from the hostel. The important places such as Piduruthalagala mountain, Lovers Leap water fall, Moon Plains, Victoria Park and Golf Course only 2-5 kilo meters away from the hostel. Shiny Hostel provides free WiFi, breakfast with tea or coffee for the...
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Ayos Hill Adam

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Ayos Hill Adam's Peak

Ayos is a leading hotel in the Nallathanniya. It is very close to Adam’s Peak, just 1 km to starting point. This property provides the best accommodation in this area, featuring great lake view to starting point. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Free shuttle is provided to the start...
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Mural Hostel Section

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Mural Hostel Section

If you are looking for somewhere away from the city still nearby a small beach still close to Weligama city(2.4km), this is for you.This is an old dutch-style recently re-innovated property with multiple murals. The Dutch style stair case provide the accessibility to upper floors.Guest can relax and...
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The Long Hostel

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The Long Hostel

The Long Hostel is the most modern, most popular and largest Hostel in Arugam Bay! It's built in 2016 and offers accommodation for 42 guests, including one Budget Double room with one bunk bed and an en suite bathroom. The room has an air conditioner, which is turned on for a small additional ch...
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Satori Beach Hostel

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Satori Beach Hostel

Guests can enjoy all facilities: our vegan restaurant, the rooftop yoga, live music & chill party and private unexploited beach. What makes Satori Beach Hostel special? We'd like to share our yogis mind, enjoy little things in life as much as possible, while respecting the environment and every...
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Muhsin Villa

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Muhsin Villa

Muhsin Villa is located in the heart of the Galle fort, which is a UNESCO world heritage. Surrounded by the dutch fortress and the ramparts, which will make your evening the best of a kind experience during your stay. There's no demise of hospitality from locals and very warmly welcomed. Sandy Beach...
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Roy

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Roy's Villa Hostel

Hello! A big warm welcome everyone to Roy's! The people who love to stay here, come for some fantastic nature experiences, the breathtaking views from both Lion Rock and Pidurangala Rock and to see the beautiful lake via a rice field. If You looking for city comfort , sorry this is not for you....
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Mudra Hostel Weligama

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Mudra Hostel Weligama

Mudra is a surf & yoga hostel with amazing co-working spaces and chill out areas, live your dream vacation with morning yoga followed by a raving surf session. At Mudra, we believe that choosing a hostel is not just about choosing a place to sleep. We want to make your experience in Weligama unfo...
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Old Parkland Hostel

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Old Parkland Hostel

Old Parkland Hostel is located in the heart of Galle City close to the World famous Galle Dutch Fort. The hostel itself is a 120 years old house with unique traditional Sri Lankan architecture. Guests have the luxury of mingling with the beautiful surrounding nature including a large green garden...
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The Spindrift Hostel

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The Spindrift Hostel

The Spindrift is a classy backpacker hostel located in the heart of Weligama and just a few seconds walk to the surfers paradise of beautiful Weligama beach. Designed by backpackers for backpackers we have created a place with all the essentials a backpacker could need! We are all about comfort and...
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Palmyra Nature Resort Sigiriya

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Palmyra Nature Resort Sigiriya

Palmyra Nature Resort Sigiriya provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transportation, a shared lounge and free WiFi. At the hotel, all rooms have a desk. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom equipped with a bidet, while selected rooms also offer a patio. At Palmyra Nature Resort Sigiriya ro...
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Berg House Mirissa

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Berg House Mirissa

A charming, rustic old-style Sri Lankan Home. Private parking, large garden area located up high in leafy Polwathumodara that attracts a lovely breeze. The village is alive with Sri Lanka's loving Buddhist culture. Two temples nearby. Free WiFi. A variety of rooms available from dorm, twin and d...
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Youth Fame Shared Accommodation

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Youth Fame Shared Accommodation

Feel the tropical vibe with the like-minded, in other words this is comfort blended with affordability. The Youth Fame Shared Accommodation Unit at Insight Resort is nothing less than a retreat for youth travelers, enthusiastic surfers as well as island explorers. Six beds in an air-condition...
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Moss Colombo

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Moss Colombo

Moss Colombo is located on close to the Thummulla Junction, just a 5 minute walk away from the Colombo’s best cafes, art galleries (Barefoot & Paradise Road), restaurants (Green Cabin and Gallery Cafe), shopping (Majestic City) and the ocean. Spacious air-conditioned rooms come equipped with cool...
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Bluefin Adventure Deep sea fishing

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Bluefin Adventure Deep sea fishing

Days spent lazing on the beach in the heart of Sri Lanka's Southern Coastal Belt, or exploring the ocean, diving shipwrecks, and snorkeling the reef. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Guest rooms in the hostel are equipped with a electric tea pot. Each room incl...
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Groove House Hostels

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Groove House Hostels

With Free Wi-Fi throughout the property, all rooms at Groove House Hostels are equipped with an attached bathroom, Air Conditioning and Hot Water. You are sure to experience a "one of a kind" experience at Groove House Hostels. Various entertainment activities are offered to guests on selected da...
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Southern Comforts - Guest House

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Southern Comforts - Guest House

The rooms in the guest house are equipped with a kettle. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom, while certain rooms at Southern Comforts Guest House also provide guests with a balcony. Guest rooms feature a seating area. All the rooms are equipped with brand new air conditioners and Hot water p...
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Star Anise Boutique Capsules

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Star Anise Boutique Capsules

Star Anise is housed in a historic 2-Story conservation colonial Shop House that is nestled in the cultural heart of Colombo. Star Anise is a luxury capsule hotel that offers travelers private sleeping sanctums that is inviting and decked in an antique and modern designer finishing. Want to in...
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Sky Park View Guest House

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Sky Park View Guest House

Sky Park View guest house is a business and family class guest house located at old park road jaffna sri lanka. It offers excellent facilities, food and beverages along with friendly staff, which makes your stay a memorable experience. coming as guest going as a friends. Free WiFi is available to...
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Kalpitiya Beach Hostel

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Kalpitiya Beach Hostel

Just 50 meters from the ocean beach and 1.5 kilometers to the main kite surf lagoon, Kalpitiya Beach Hostel is the ideal budget choice for kite surfing, dolphin watching, snorkeling, diving, or just chillin' on the sand under the palm trees. Kite surfing equipment, scooters and even motor boats are...
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Kandy Holiday Home

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Kandy Holiday Home

Kandy Holiday Home Hotel is a beautiful mountain hotel situated at the central area of Sri Lanka with rich natural beauty. The hotel is approximately 3 km from the Kandy city away. The gateway to exquisite Luxury in the heart of kandy. With the delicate. Touch of heavenly elegance, surrounded by...
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Awon Mirissa

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Awon Mirissa

This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Awon Mirissa is located just 300 m from the famous Whale Watching Mirissa. Free WiFi access is available. Each fan-cooled room comes with private bathroom comes with free toiletries. You can enjoy garden view from the room. At Awon Mirissa you w...
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Pepper Hills Hostels

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Pepper Hills Hostels

Pepper Hills Hostels is an eco-friendly concept which influenced by the real village architecture of the Ella side of Sri Lanka. We offer a big garden, on-site restaurant, guided tours, adventure sport tours, space for Yoga practices, fitness gym, cookery classes, tea plantation tours and more. M...
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Foret De vill

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Foret De vill

Foret De vill provided accommodation and restaurant Included all facilities. Foret de vill offers free speed WiFi. Bicycle and car rental services also available at this property. Foret De vill provided a continental or Asian (exceptional Indian foods) breakfast is available daily at the restaur...
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I Love Unawatuna Hostel

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I Love Unawatuna Hostel

Unawatuna one of the most famous travel destination in Sri Lanka! There around many things to do and see: Unesco heritage Galle, many different and beautiful beaches, nice restaurants, cycling, surfing, diving, unforgettable night parties around can make easy friendship here! The I ❤️ Unawatuna...
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Bunk Station Hostel

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Bunk Station Hostel

Welcome to Bunk Station Hostel, We are a hostel that opened in February 2019 and it’s the perfect place for social backpackers who are looking for a friendly, laid-back, quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Our hostel is situated 1km away from the Ella Town and it’s very central from all the key locatio...
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Chill Nasa

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Chill Nasa

An specialties about this place is I have 3 caves that perfect for backpackers for new adventures sleeping an I have two rooms with bunker beds an another room has 3 coconut trees inside the room hanging bed from the ceiling! It’s a peace of art that worth checking out ! Garden is a jungle that...
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Hotel Shalini

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Hotel Shalini

Hotel Shalini is located in the heart of the city in Anuradhapura, along Harischandra Mawatha, which runs from the clock tower to the hospital. It is centrally situated within close proximately to the Old Bus & Railway Station, Nuwarawewe Lake, all the Banks, main Post Office and about 2km far away...
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Alexandra Family Villa

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Alexandra Family Villa

Alexandra Family Villa is a new property and it is managed by a Sri Lankan family . It provides 24 - hour front desk for the convenience of the guests . The villa is located just 200 metres from the famous Negombo Beach and 8 km from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport .Transfer from/to the...
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Bunkyard Hostels

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Bunkyard Hostels

A traveler's journey is a mixture of excitement, uncertainty, and exploring the roads less traveled. While taking the plunge into the unknown is enthralling, sometimes, it can seem daunting, this is where we would like to help. Sri Lanka is a country rich with culture, diversity and history so we he...
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Little Lagoon Hostel

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Little Lagoon Hostel

One of the few hostels in Arugam Bay to find. It's an old house transformed into a hostel. There are 3 rooms with each 4 beds provided with AC, breakfast and mineral drinking water is included. There is a kitchen that can be used if requested, a common area inside where breakfast will be served...
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YoYo Hostel Negombo

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YoYo Hostel Negombo

As we are just 7km from the airport and we do airport pickups and drops for a very reasonable price as well. YoYo Hostel Negombo will provide you complimentary breakfast(Only in certain time block). Lunch and dinner can be arranged on request at a reasonable cost. Also we can provide mountain bi...
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Bedstation Sigiriya

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Bedstation Sigiriya

Warmly welcome to The bed station Sigiriya
 
Here we are special with facilities that you ever could't have and feel in Sigiriya for reasonable price. Special arrangements are capable of organizing to make your travel way perfect, just come and feel. All you are able to feel the hospitality and...
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Reliqua Galle

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Reliqua Galle

Featuring a garden and free WiFi, Reliqua Galle is situated in Galle, 2.1 km from Galle Fort. Featuring a shared lounge, the hostel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom, Guests will have access to the villa with its Shared sitting, dining, beautiful garden and lawn and a fully functiona...
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Colours Hostel

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Colours Hostel

We believe that 'Friends are the family you choose'. We have a casual and free culture here, no hard and fast rules. We have a cozy vibe and great facilities too. Our effort is to make Colours the most favorite hostel of backpackers. Traveling is not only destinations you see, but also the p...
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Layback

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Layback

Layback is an intimate hotel in the heart of Weligama. Although right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the daily local life, the rooms are quiet and enable you to relax after a day of surfing or exploring the south coast. We have had a good first season and was happy to also share our pa...
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One More Night Hostel

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One More Night Hostel

Featuring a garden and a terrace, One More Night Hostel is located in Sigiriya and its less than 1 km from Sigiriya Rock. Located around 2 km from Pidurangala Rock, and also 2.7 km away from Sigiriya Museum. nice common area and Free WiFi is available. All rooms at the hotel comes with the seatin...
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Happy Go Island

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Happy Go Island

Come stay with us in beautiful Weligama, southern Sri Lankas surfer’s paradise! We are located directly at main surf beach with the ocean just a doorstep away. We offer comfy double rooms and dorms with ensuite / shared bathroom, a big community kitchen and a lot of places to relax and meet othe...
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The Rockstel Weligama

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The Rockstel Weligama

The Rockstel arrives to Weligama with its second edition, one of the most popular destinations on the South Coast ! Conveniently located just 4 minutes from the main beach in Weligama and within very close proximity to the bus and train stations, The Rockstel Weligama will surprise you - again -...
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Evergreen Colombo

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Evergreen Colombo

Come enjoy Sri Lanka and all that it has to offer with the comforts you would expect from a Western establishment. We provide comfy dorms beds each with their own power socket, light and USB charging ports. All the rooms have A/C and large lockers to secure your items in. If you feel a bit fancier w...
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MY Hostels Weligama

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MY Hostels Weligama

MY Hostels Weligama was incorporated recently with the object of building and renting out hostel facilities for the tourists seeking reasonably cheap accommodation in different locations in Sri Lanka. MY Hostels Weligama, is located close to the Southern point of the Island of Sri Lanka and close to...
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Yala Yin Yang

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Yala Yin Yang

Yala Yin Yang is situated just 5 kilometres from the entrance of the famous Yala National Park. Beautiful Wildlife is next to every room and the stunning private beach is only 200 metres from the Resort. A beautiful bonfire is lit every night to enjoy, while you gaze at the stars in the sky....
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JJ

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JJ's Hostel

A boutique hostel specially designed for travellers with a focus on comfort and a little bit of luxury where it matters, at an affordable price. Dorms: Luxury mixed and female-only air-conditioned dorms with extremely comfortable mattresses, pillow and linen, private lockers, personal reading lig...
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C1 Colombo Fort

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C1 Colombo Fort

Set in Colombo and within a 7-minute walk of Khan Clock Tower, C 1 Colombo Fort has a garden, rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property. C1 Colombo Fort is situated a short distance from attractions such as World Trade Center - Sri Lanka. C1 Colombo Fort is located 2.6 km from U.S. Embassy and 3....
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Negombo Village Guesthouse

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Negombo Village Guesthouse

The Airport can be reached in 25 min. Our Offers : We offer a airport service with Cars or Tuck Tuck ( max. 4 Passengers, it`s cost 12$ for 4 Passengers.).We also arrange Sri Lanka tours. We offer Lunch and Dinner can be arrange at a reasonable cost. A Boat tour can be arrange of the lagoon....
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The Backpacker Hostel Negombo

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The Backpacker Hostel Negombo

This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. Featuring a terrace and a shared lounge, The Backpacker Hostel Negombo is located in Negombo and is 700 m from Negombo Beach Park. Located around 1.8 km from St Anthony's Church, the hostel is also 3.1 km away from Maris Stella College. The property is...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Sri Lanka.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Sri Lanka.

If you're already planning to visit Sri Lanka - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Great food, music, and dance: The Colombo Street Food Festival

Riding in a Tuk-tuk on a long stretch of road that is right next to the sea is certainly one of the most underrated pleasures of travelling in Colombo. Taking the local train is another viable option for tourists. First up, I visited the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct that has shops and restaurants, such as the famous Ministry Of Crab. At the Dutch Square, one can see people reading books, working on their laptops, all whilst enjoying the breezy weather. On Saturdays, there are several gigs performed here and is thronged by people across all age groups. If there is one thing that one must learn from Sri Lankans, it is how to let your hair down, every once in a while! I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Colombo Street Food Festival, which is held once every month at the Dutch Square. From dancing to the tunes of the traditional Baila music to snacking on the delicious Egg and Cheese Kottu, the street food festival is a fun-filled night and a paradise for all the foodies out there.

Uneven Pavements

Sri Lanka : Charming paradise

All of this started when me, my mum and my sister (living in Shanghai) decided to meet up „somewhere“ in Asia. I came up with an idea to visit Bali, my dream destination. What can be better then to rent out a small house on the beach, practising joga at the sunrise and exploring that beautiful place. Unfortunately we didnt have enough days to fly to Bali (which is very far from Mid Europe). We all agreet to visit Sri Lanka. For me it sounded very exotic and i knew it is still an upcoming touristing (luxury tourism i mean) destination.

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Sports events

One of Wellington’s main venues, the Westpac Stadium, hosts many sporting events throughout the year. Back in February I managed to see my first ever live game of cricket as we arrived the same week as England played Sri Lanka in the World Cup. I have also seen Aussie Rules football, catching the ANZAC Day game there and have watched several rugby games there as well. It’s really easy to get to from the city centre and is located just a few minutes walk from the train and bus station.

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Sri Lanka for foreigners: Dambulla

From millenary temples to giant elephants crossing the road a few meters from you, Dambulla is definitely a must-see city if you are traveling to Sri Lanka. Here is a selection of the top 4 must-see places near Dambulla. (in order of cultural relevance).

Fer guajardo

THE TRUTH ABOUT LOW SEASON IN THE SOUTH OF SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka, the tear-shaped island, has a tropical climate. The south coast has its main and low season due to climate, tourism, and surfing conditions. What you will find in the main season (European winter) is flocks of tourists, endless sunshine, crystal clear waters, and consistent and clean swell.

Nana

Kandy City Center

Since we met there I’ll start from there. Kandy City Center mostly commonly referred as KCC by locals is the most modern shopping complex/ Commercial center that you will find in Kandy. It has been incorporated with ultra-modern features, but still conserving the ancient Kandyan architectural values. I remember when my friends from Colombo visited Kandy city center they said “It’s nothing like Colombo, Okay? I didn’t expect this in Kandy”. For you information, if you didn’t know, Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and Kandy is considered the second major city.

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THE PLACE

This is THE PLACE you should go to if you are in love with the SUN, SAND & SEA. Being born in a tropical island these are very common sight to everybody here in Sri Lanka. But this beautiful island’s beaches are unique to its place. Trincomalee(or Trinco for short)  has a beach that is gonna take your breath away. Even though I have visited Trinco many times, each time I go the place takes me to another world! Trinco beaches are capable of taking you to that serenity you have been longing for. So Guys pack up your bags to spend the weekend at Trincomalee!!!

Yasora Iddagoda

5 MUST VISIT PLACES THAT I LOVED IN SRI LANKA

“Ayubowan’ – which means Welcome in Sinhalese language – is the first word we learnt during the tour of this magical island country of Sri Lanka. As soon as we entered the airport in Sri Lanka, we were greeted by Sri Lankan ladies elegantly dressed in their traditional wear, welcoming us with a polite Namaste gesture and greeting us “Ayubowan”. Straightaway I could feel the warmth and the welcoming nature of this country and all the apprehension or fear that I had in mind about this new unknown destination took an instant backseat.

Flinty Rajiv

Welcome to Galle!

This the first sight you get to see and feel that you are in Galle if you are coming down from the southern expressway. The initial feeling of you trapped on a fishing island and the sea breeze which brushes all your exhaustion away is the ideal welcome that any city could ever give. At first, it might seem a bit busy if you take a right from this junction since you are traveling towards the city. But if you have no choice, you might as well enjoy the busy city movements. First, you will be passing a series of retail shops and restaurants which offer one of the unique foods of Sri Lanka which is known as “Kottu”. This comes in few flavors and its ideal for a dinner.

Sachee_Walks

Sri Lanka: The Lush Land from the Tales of Sinbad the Sailor

The famed land Sinbad the Sailor visited on his sixth voyage, Sri Lanka has provided the scenic yet mysterious backdrop for a variety of situations, ranging from historic epics, sanguinary wars, romantic movies, exhilarating adventures, mysterious quests, and breathtakingly beautiful holidays.

A. Azard

My Top 5 Favourite Destinations in Sri Lanka

Top Travel Destinations in Sri Lanka

Amira Rahmat

TOP 05 THINGS TO DO IN ELLA, SRI LANKA.

Welcome to the Mountains of Sri Lanka.. When anyone says Sri Lanka, your mind will automatically run to perfect blue water, extensive beaches and coconut trees. But guess what? Sri Lanka also has a flip side to it! The hills of Sri Lanka are an unexplored world altogether. I spent my last summer digging up the nooks and crannies of the Sri Lankan up country, and I would call it a shame if you visit the country and leave out the hills! My little exploration was to the new tourist hotspot “Ella”. It is about a six hour drive from Colombo, the capital but I took the train which takes around eight to nine hours in total. Ella is a truly wonderful little town that has now been restored and become very tourist friendly. Here are my top 5 things to do in “Ella”, the most lustrous part of Sri Lanka.

aisha-wahab

Surf Sri Lanka: Arugam Bay

Any Sri Lankan beach looks gorgeous, but they all have characteristic differences. So, a question to ask yourself before planning a beach trip in Sri Lanka would be, what would you like to experience? If you are looking for a new spot to surf at or if you are simply looking for a place to learn surfing at, Arugam Bay is a great place to start. While there are many Sri Lankan beaches more than appropriate for surfing, Arugam Bay stood out to me during my search due to its surf schools (since I was a beginner), the beautiful location, and all the popular surf spots nearby such as Peanut Farm Beach, Pottuvil, Elephant Rock, and Panama Beach. All of these locations are short tuk tuk rides away. While you can travel to Arugam Bay at any time of the year for a tropical vacation, if your main goal is to surf, the Arugam Bay surf season is between the months of May and October.

Buddheesha Pahathkumbura

'Discovering Sri Lanka with elephants, whales, pineapples and tuk tuk'

”Discovering Sri Lanka with elephants, whales, pineapples and tuk tuk”  

Ivana K.

Things to know when visiting Ella for the weekend

Ella is a popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka located amidst hills and waterfalls in the Badulla District. Its’ scenic beauty and calm atmosphere make Ella one of the ideal places for a relaxing getaway. Rich with flora and fauna, Ella is one of the top picks for hiking in Sri Lanka. Best time to visit would be from February to June to avoid the monsoon rains.

Roshane De Silva

Top 5 Things To Do in Matara

A few towns in Sri Lanka possess the glory and activity like the town of Matara does. Town of Matara is situated in the southern coast of Sri Lanka (further from Galle) which is about 160km away from Colombo. If you are a lover of history, culture, nature and beaches, Matara is a town you must visit during your stay in Sri Lanka. In this article, we look to give you the top 5 things you can do in Matara.

nika

THE PLACE

This is THE PLACE you should go to if you are in love with the SUN, SAND & SEA. Being born in a tropical island these are very common sight to everybody here in Sri Lanka. But this beautiful island’s beaches are unique to its place. Trincomalee(or Trinco for short)  has a beach that is gonna take your breath away. Even though I have visited Trinco many times, each time I go the place takes me to another world! Trinco beaches are capable of taking you to that serenity you have been longing for. So Guys pack up your bags to spend the weekend at Trincomalee!!!

Yasora Iddagoda

'Discovering Sri Lanka with elephants, whales, pineapples and tuk tuk'

”Discovering Sri Lanka with elephants, whales, pineapples and tuk tuk”  

Ivana K.

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