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.

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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My Top 5 Favourite Destinations in Sri Lanka

Top Travel Destinations in Sri Lanka

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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

Ivana K.

Top 50 hostels in Sri Lanka.

There are 50 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Sri Lanka.

LBL Hotel

LBL Hotel

Set right in front of the sea, facing the beautiful mount Lavinia beach. What more do u want when you have the ultimate luxury in backpacking hostel. We cater for families and individuals with en-suites, bunks and hotel rooms. 24 hour concierge, 24 parking facility, pool, chill zone and more, set

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Lime&Co - Kaba

Lime&Co - Kaba

Located in the quaint fishing village of Kabalana, Lime&Co Kaba - Unit A is just walking distance from the ocean. Minimalist in design, with rough rendered walls and traditional finishes, it consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with an open lounge, dining space and kitchenette for you to prepare y

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Eos Hostels

Eos Hostels

Eos Hostels is providing our guests accommodation in bunk beds to suit the needs and budget of backpackers and travel lovers. We provide the guests with various entertainment facilities and will be in the best condition to be presented to our guests. The primary focus of this business is to serv

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Sigiriya Pura Sanda Hostel

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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The West Coast House

The West Coast House

Come be a part of our home at The West Coast House: located one minute from the beach and two surf breaks in a super friendly surf town centrally located on the South Coast. While our house is not huge, we make up for it in vibes! We have a cozy indoor/outdoor space for people to hangout on bean ba

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Chinthas Villa

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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Heart Tribe Hostel

Heart Tribe Hostel

Heart Tribe Hostel has the hippiestyle with dreamcatchers, nature and a lot of coulors. In this hostel we do recyceling, and keep a chill atmosphere. The hostel has a nice lounge, where you can connect with people, play games, eat your food, read a book or what you feel like. This hostel have 1 kit

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Hipsters Hideout Arugam Bay

Hipsters Hideout Arugam Bay

A spacious garden with mango and palm trees, parrots and peacocks invites you to chill and relax in a hammock or a pallet bed. The common and cafe area of Hipsters Hideout Arugam bay is an open Hall with sitting areas, more hammocks and swings and invites you to have a healthy breakfast or snack

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C1 Colombo Fort

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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Aurora Knight Hostel

Aurora Knight Hostel

Aurora Knight Hostel is located in Negombo beach area. Free WiFi access is available. At Aurora Knight Hostel you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a shared kitchen. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, luggage storage and an ironing service. The property offe

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Layback Hostel

Layback Hostel

Hi my name is Thilina, I was born in Weligama and tourism is in my blood. My father has been in the business for more than 35 years and his passion for tourism has been passed down to me. For a long time I worked for my father and now I am ready to open my own place. My goal is to give you a wonderf

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Little Lagoon Hostel

Little Lagoon Hostel

One of the only 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 and a view over the lagoon. There is a kitchen that can be used if requested, a common area inside where breakfast will be served as well as a small chi

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Shannon Rest

Shannon Rest

Shannon Rest is at just 100 meters away from the famous negombo beach. 5 KM away from Negombo city and 14 KM to the Bandaranaike International Airport. It is situated near to the historical negombo dutch canal. Shannon Rest has fallowing room types :Deluxe Family Room/Deluxe Triple Room/Deluxe Doub

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Cycling Hostel Sri Lanka

Cycling Hostel Sri Lanka

Cycling Hotel Sri Lanka is a new hostel open by 2017. Located just in 1.5 Km meters from the famous Unawatuna Beach and 5 Km from Galle city center. Cycling Hostel Sri Lanka is a great stop for backpackers and travelers discovering the south coast of Sri Lanka. The hostel is situated directly (al

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Hostel Katunayake

Hostel Katunayake

Hostel Katunayake is a perfect first or last stop for your Sri Lankan adventure. The property is just 5 mins from Bandaranaike International Airport and a 10-minute drive from Negombo Bus Station. Whether traveling solo or as a group or family, we have the perfect room for you: dorms, single

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The Long Hostel

The Long Hostel

This is the largest hostel in Arugam Bay to find. It's a building with accommodation for 38 guests in: Two air conditioned private double rooms, en suite bathroom with a hot water shower, One Budget Double room with bunkbed, en suite bathroom. Four air conditioned 4-bed dorms, en suite bathroom

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Alexandra Family Villa

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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Beatroot Hostels

Beatroot Hostels

Quirky beach hostel in the south coast of Sri Lanka offering you the space to meet, mix, laugh, relax, unwind, cook, share and do some yoga or get your surf on. Whether you’re traveling solo or with your crew Beatroot got you covered. Our uber comfortable bedding, never ending chill and our café wit

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Reliqua Galle

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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Island Hostels

Island Hostels

Overlooking one of the most popular beaches in Sri Lanka, Island Hostels is a short fifteen minute drive from the island’s capital, Colombo. The location is ideal to explore and discover some of the most exciting and entertaining areas of the country. Mount Lavinia is best known for its “Golden Mile

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Ayesha Hostel

Ayesha Hostel

Spacious house with two bedrooms, large living room and kitchen. Cozy veranda overlooking a small garden with orchids and other flowers. The house has everything you need for life. The house is situated in a quiet location just 5 minutes walk to the beach and 150 meters from the road where you ca

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Big Game Camp Srilanka

Big Game Camp Srilanka

Big Game Camp - Yala is located on the border of Yala National Park, within a 20-minute drive to the entrances. The camp is set in an ideal location for wildlife experiences within close proximity to Sri Lanka’s major national park Yala . For visitors' full satisfaction and comfort, all the tent

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Slightly Chilled Guest House

Slightly Chilled Guest House

Chill out at the Slightly Chilled Guest House(formerly Yellow House).Let your minds truly unwind from your everyday stress. We will make your stay a warm memory that will be enriched in your minds forever. Our rooms are spotlessly clean with amazing views of Adam's Peak. Gayantha and Nirash

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Fresco Lion Villa Hostel

Fresco Lion Villa Hostel

Warm welcome all the friends by Fresco Lion villa hostel !! The people who love to stay middle of the jungle & wake up withing singing birds, even lodging for reasonable price near by famous lion rock fortress sigiriya, Pidurangala monastery & Dambulla golden temple , here we are. We have a rang

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Bunkyard Hostels

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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Funky Leopard Safari Hostel

Funky Leopard Safari Hostel

Funky Leopard Safari Hostel offers sharing accommodation in a two-storied, tastefully decorated and furnished building which consist of 4 rooms, common living lounges, kitchenette, dining area, and ample shared bathroom facilities. You could make a reservation on bed only basis (BO) or bed plus b

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Palitha Guest House

Palitha Guest House

Offering a spa and wellness centre, Palitha Guest House provides a 24-hour front desk for the convenience of the guests. Free WiFi access is available in the public areas of the property. Guests can attend yoga classes every morning to destress. Each room here will provide you with work desk and

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JJ

JJ's Hostel

A boutique hostel and guesthouse 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, perso

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Surfing Wombats

Surfing Wombats

What is Surfing Wombats? Surfing Wombats is a newly most chilled-out hostel located in the south coast of Sri Lanka- Midigama. We are conveniently located 2 minutes away from the beach but off from the Main Street- so You can still peacefully enjoy your beauty sleep. Best surf breaks just min

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Trip N Chill Hostels Colombo Airport

Trip N Chill Hostels Colombo Airport

Trip N Chill Hostels Colombo Airport is the perfect place to start or end your adventures in Sri Lanka. Surrounded by very peaceful nature, the hostel is conveniently located near the main International Airport in Sri Lanka (pickup and drop available). Local buses stops (5 min by walking), wit

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Gem River Edge - Eco Home

Gem River Edge - Eco Home

Gem River Edge - Eco home situated in Kataragama - Yala National Park, which is a small holly town on South East of Colombo. It's an Eco-friendly lodge for a responsible tourism. We are on the edge of the Gem River (Menik ganga) and on the border of the Yala National Park and very close to the Katar

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Wimal Wood Stock Surf House

Wimal Wood Stock Surf House

Wood stock surf House is a new, boutique hostel, situated located in the South coast of Sri Lanka in a quiet village called Weligama. Only a short walk from one of the best surf breaks (good for beginner surfer). We guaranty you this is a very safe and clean place to stay and enjoy during your trave

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We Escape

We Escape

Embark on a journey with fellow backpackers and beachgoers and soak up the best of local culture; or pump your adrenaline reserves for hiking, surfing, sailing and exploring. Minimalistic elegance and funky accents come together with vintage charm to give We Escape an eccentric distinctiveness. I

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Jungle Vista Backpackers

Jungle Vista Backpackers

Jungle Vista Backpackers is set in Sigiriya in the Matale District Region, 9 km from Sigiriya Rock. The guest house has a sun terrace and a yoga school. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar and delicious vegetarian food. Sleep in our beautiful open air dorm, amongst the treetops. Some rooms have a se

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No 26D

No 26D

Built in 2011,No 26D Home stay is with an ideal location on a quiet lane just 20 meters from Kandy Lake. It is next door to the famous Hotel Suisse, and easy walking distance to the Kandy City Center and the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. There is a roof top terrace with many flowering plants

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MY Hostels Mirissa

MY Hostels Mirissa

MY Hostels Mirissa, is located close to the Southern tip of the Island of Sri Lanka and close to the equator. Mirissa is a small beach town and a fishing port. Its breathtaking sandy beach is a popular resort for tourists. Located close to the Southern tip of the Island of Sri Lanka and close to

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Clock Inn Dehiwala

Clock Inn Dehiwala

Strategically located in Dehiwala, Clock Inn Dehiwala is closer to the Mount Lavinia beaches and night life. It is 10 minutes away from the beautiful beaches and night life and 20 minutes away from the Colombo City Centre. The key focus of Clock Inn Dehiwala is to drive the prices down even more

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Muhsin Villa

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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Coral Seas Beach Hikkaduwa

Coral Seas Beach Hikkaduwa

Located in the center of the town, by Hikkaduwa’s Beach, in front of the ocean and the beach and 10 minutes away from the Railway and the Bus stations of Hikkaduwa. The top floor, is a private solarium for our guests with amazing sunset views to the Indian Ocean. Sunbeds and beach games are at

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Brinkhouse Guest House

Brinkhouse Guest House

Quite place with Lush Garden established in 1983 , near (1min walk) to Unawatuna Beach, Also 20m off the village road, not at the road edge Three upstairs large clean & Comfortable Rooms with privacy in balconies, attached bathrooms with 24hr hot & cool Shower, Fans, nets, Furniture, Refrigerato

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Hostel First Mirissa

Hostel First Mirissa

Located just 2 minutes walk from the famous Mirissa Beach and surf point, Hostel First Mirissa Beach is a great stop for backpackers and travellers discovering the south coast of Sri Lanka. NEW: As of 15/12/2017 we have launched a FREE light & simple breakfast consisting of fresh fruits & toast.

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Star Anise Boutique Capsules

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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Hangover Hostels Ella

Hangover Hostels Ella

The 4th hostel of a reputable chain of hostels in Sri Lanka, Hangover Hostels Ella is situated just 3 minutes walk from the train station and the main town. The hostel provides modern, comfortable, clean and safe accommodation with all modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi access in all areas, AC ed r

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Hotel Mango Garden

Hotel Mango Garden

Located in the heart of the city overlooking lush greenery, Hotel Mango Garden is conveniently within 300metres to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy City Center shopping mall and the renowned Kandy Lake. It offers free parking and free Wi-Fi access in its public areas. Featuring a balco

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Mount View Lodge

Mount View Lodge

The property is a 10-minute drive from the Temple of Tooth and a 3-hour drive from the Colombo city centre. Bandaranaike International Airport is a 3.5-hour drive away. The restaurant serves Sri Lankan and Continental delights. In-room dining is possible. Fitted with a balcony, rooms are air-c

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The Rockstel Unawatuna

The Rockstel Unawatuna

Welcome to The Rockstel Unawatuna! We are a new hostel company and our main goal is to make you feel as at home far away from home. We are located in the middle in the jungle and surrounded by 4 beaches - Dewata, Jungle, Unawatuna and Dalawella - and to the most popular tourist attraction on the

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Bed and Bicycle Hostel

Bed and Bicycle Hostel

Bed & Bicycle is a backpackers hostel located just outside Colombo, 10 minutes away from the beach. The atmosphere is homely, chilled out and peaceful with its comfortable indoor & outdoor lounge areas as well as a rooftop overlooking the neighborhood. The beds are made super comfy with 8'' thick sp

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Mia

Mia's Villa

Featuring a garden, Mia's Villa is located in 1.9km distance to the Hikkaduwa city towards Narigama, which is one of the beautiful beach and well known surfing paradise in down south coastal area. Each fan-cooled rooms in Mia's Villa comes with two single beds, cloth rack, bed cubed and lots more

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2in1 Kandy

2in1 Kandy

2in1 Kandy Hostel & Homestay is the hostel with the best view in Kandy. Wake up to the beautiful sunrise and mountain view, sometimes misty and heavenly with the surrounding clouds. At night, relax at the balcony and enjoy the view of the full moon cycle. We welcome you to our home and hope with

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Colombo Mount Beach Hostel

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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The Pearl of the Indian Ocean: An Overview 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. The…

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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. The…

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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…

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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,…

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Living like a Local in Sri Lanka

Welcome to Colombo! As a traveller who loves to explore new places, I believe that the true essence of a place lies in enjoying the local flavour, which includes its food, music, stay and culture. Since I was staying with my sister and her husband, it was easier to start living…

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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…

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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…

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5 Things To Do in Kandy- Sri Lanka With Limited Time

  I know most travelers have scheduled time table for each and every trip unless you are vagabonding and has abundant the whole concept of time. Not that much of a rare scenario though. I’ve met quite a few Vegabonders who absolutely has no To-Do-List what so ever. Anyways I…

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Looking for places around Sri Lanka to visit next?

Adam's PeakAhangamaAnuradhapuraArugam BayBentotaBeruwalaColomboDambullaEllaGalleHikkaduwaJaffnaKalpitiyaKandyKirindaMataraMidigamaMirissaMount LaviniaNegomboNuwara EliyaPolonnaruwaSigiriyaTangalleUnawatunaWeligamaYala National Park

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