Best Places for Backpackers in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Top 33 hostels in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

These are the 33 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

1
No 26D

92 /100

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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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Hotel Mango Garden

91 /100

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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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3
Mount View Lodge

91 /100

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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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2in1 Kandy

90 /100

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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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5
Majestic Tourist Hotel

86 /100

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Majestic Tourist Hotel

The Majestic Tourist hotel is located in a quiet area over looking beautiful Mountains & Rain Forest. We are one and half Km out of Kandy City. Approved By Sri Lanka Tourist Board as *A* Grade. ( Break fast Included in Price ) on the ** Roof Top Restaurant ** There are 20 double rooms on the fir...
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6
Tree Breeze Inn

85 /100

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Tree Breeze Inn

Tree Breeze Inn is located in a posh, tranquil nature surrounded area just 1.5 km from the Kandy city center. It is ideal to relax and let time pass by while watching nature. Rooms have comfortable beds, extra fresh linen, attached toilet with hot water, a fan, Wi-Fi and other room accessories....
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7
Kandy City View Hostel By Nomadic

85 /100

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Kandy City View Hostel By Nomadic

Kandy City View Hostel is located in Kandy City. We have a lovely roof top lounge area which is ideal for travelers to share tips and experience of their travels. We also have cooking facilities and friendly and able staff to guide you in your tours of the Island. We are also closely located to t...
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8
My City Beds

85 /100

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My City Beds

My City beds is situated in Kandy, 250 m from Kandy railway station and 800 m from Kandy City Center Shopping Mall. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. The rooms are fitted with a common bathroom equipped with a rain shower and bide...
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9
Araliya Holiday Bungalow

84 /100

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Araliya Holiday Bungalow

Araliya Holiday Bungalow is right in the heart of the city, stay cheap, stay safe and sleep well. The limited space grows as you retire to sleep; it’s your private space. Private toilets attached to all bed rooms, floor is very high quality, and restaurants, bars, and sites are around the corner!...
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10
Sleep Cheep Hostel

84 /100

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Sleep Cheep Hostel

Sleep Cheep Hostel is located in a quiet and green environment only 2.1 km away from Kandy Railway Station and Goods Shed Bus Station. In 10 minutes walking distance from the hostel you will find a supermarket, ATM, local restaurants, a bakery, hairdresser and more. Sleep Cheep Hostel features a...
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11
Kandy City Hostel

84 /100

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Kandy City Hostel

The Kandy City Hostel (KCH) is determined to provide its guests with an unforgettable stay at the most friendliest Hostel in Kandy. In developing this sense of community and fun, KCH will host a number of events on a regular basis that will offer a forum for fellow travellers to meet each other,...
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J Hostel Kandy

83 /100

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J Hostel Kandy

J Hostel Kandy is a simple clean and comfortable hostel located in the beautiful kandy city. And it takes only 5 minutes walking distance from Kandy railway & bus station. We are a small hostel that makes you feel a part of our family. And we provide accommodation for the backpackers and budget trav...
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13
Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel

83 /100

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Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel

Certain units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. All rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom. Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel features free WiFi. The area is popular for diving and cycling. Kandy City Center Shopping Mall is 300 m from Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel, while Bogamb...
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14
Nature Walk Resort

83 /100

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Nature Walk Resort

The Nature Walk provides a relaxed atmosphere where you just need to relax and let us pamper you or be left alone to enjoy your book. Located about 500 meters from the historic Temple of the Tooth Relic - a major Buddhist attraction for both local and foreign tourists. The beautifully situated h...
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15
335 Holiday Homes

82 /100

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335 Holiday Homes

Nestled in the heart of Kandy Central, 335 Holiday Homes is an ideal spot from which to discover Kandy. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hostel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. At 335 Holiday...
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16
Clock Inn Kandy

82 /100

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Clock Inn Kandy

Clock Inn Kandy started operations in June 2015. We are a budget hotel & hostel located in the heart of Kandy that provides clean, cozy and well equipped Private Bedrooms and individual beds for budget conscious backpackers. Apart from being just being a place for accommodation, Clock Inn Kandy...
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Heart of the City Hostel Kandy By Nomadic

81 /100

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Heart of the City Hostel Kandy By Nomadic

Heart of the City Hostel is a simple, clean and comfortable hostel located in the heart of Kandy. We have cool rooftop lounge area to chill and right next door is the most famous bar in kandy, so grab your beers and walk right in!! Kandy is the hill capital of Sri Lanka and offers the traveler co...
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281 Kandy Hostel

81 /100

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281 Kandy Hostel

281 Kandy Hostel not only offers you all the necessary facilities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay, but we treat our guests like family. 281 Kandy Hostel provides dorm room as well as private room. Free wifi features the whole property. Our friendly staff is always there to help you....
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Kandy City Monkey

76 /100

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Kandy City Monkey

Located in green mountains of Kandy, City Monkey is placed among Bus Stand / Rail Station, temple of tooth, Kandy lake, Kandy City Center , supermarkets & restaurants . Our highest rated Network of hostels is the best way to expolre Sri Lanka . Easily accessible by walk or Tuk Tuk . (Just 1....
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20
Bunk Planet

73 /100

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Bunk Planet

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Bunk Planet offers accommodation in Kandy. There is a terrace in third floor where you can see the stunning mountain view while you are having your meal. Free private parking is available. Each dorm bed is designed like a capsule which has its own tin...
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21
Hipsters Hideout Lounge

72 /100

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Hipsters Hideout Lounge

Situated in the central city area, the Property is located within walking distance of the Temple of the Tooth, the Kandy Lake and the Kandy City Center on a main shopping thoroughfare. It is surrounded by restaurants and our knowledgeable staff are on hand to give you recommendations or to help you...
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22
256 Townhouse Rest

61 /100

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256 Townhouse Rest

'Stay in the heart of Kandy, where the excitement is.' We are truly a downtown hotel within 1 km of the train station. All tourist sites are in the vicinity of our hotel. A guest can walk to these historical sites and devote their precious time exploring the UNESCO world heritage city of Kandy. B...
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Central City Hostel

60 /100

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Central City Hostel

Central City Hostel is a small hostel that makes you feel a part of our family. We are ”actually” located in the center of the town, yet one of the few places that offer a spectacular view of the greenery and surrounding area. Location is only 5 minutes from the Kandy train station and it is on...
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Hostel 107

26 /100

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Hostel 107

We are a customer centric, highly professional hospitality service provider in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Our facility which was originally the King’s stable has been identified as a World Heritage Site, and is in close proximity to the world renowned Kandy lake-round. At Hostel 107, we provide the best b...
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Haniffas Holiday Inn

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Haniffas Holiday Inn

The Haniffas Holiday Inn is located in Peradeniya a small village which is 6km far from Kandy City. It takes 10 min by bus or by tuc-tuc to get into town. The property is located within walking distance to Kandy's famous Botanical Gardens. The bus stop is 200m far from the bungalow. The tra...
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Heavens Holiday Resort

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Heavens Holiday Resort

Heavens Holiday Resort is a guest house in Kandy. If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Kandy, look no further than Heavens Holiday Resort. The hotel lies 7.1 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the ho...
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Summit View

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Summit View

Summit View has a stunning situation at the top of a hill overlookiong the mountains of the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka and the town of Gampola, nestling in the valley of the Mahaveli Ganga. Sri Lanka's longest river. The mountain Ambalawa is easily visible from Summit View, crowned by an impr...
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Hanthana Holiday Rooms

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Hanthana Holiday Rooms

Comfortable rooms are simply furnished with tiled flooring, a fan and a clothes rack. Rooms come with either a shared or private bathroom offering shower facility. Hanthana Holiday Rooms features lush green gardens and provides free parking on site for guests who drive. The staff can also assist...
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Palm Garden Guest House

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Palm Garden Guest House

Surrounded by evergreen mountain ranges, overlooking the Colombo Kandy main road stands a unique Guest House, The Palm Garden's. Located in close proximity to the heart of Kandy - the world renowned citadel in the Central part Sri Lanka, Palm Gardens is a Guest House dedicated to offer reasonable...
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Rivorich Residence Kandy

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Rivorich Residence Kandy

Rivorich Residence Kandy is a boutique hotel in Kandu. Comfortable, clean and cosy room with balconies on all river side bed rooms overlooking the river and mountains. Rivorich residence is situated in a serene location bordering the Mahaweli River just above the famous Lewella hanging bridge 4...
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Ambanwala Tourist Bungalow

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Ambanwala Tourist Bungalow

Ambanwala tourist bungalow is located a little bit inside of the village side. If you want to see true Traditional Sri lankan culture, visit Sri Lanka Kandy ambanwala bungalow. It’s an old Kandian house converted to tourist board approved bungalow. Natural environment with full green trees and c...
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Innovick Residence

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Innovick Residence

Innovick Residence has a peaceful and uninterrupted guest house in a calm and quiet place at Aruppola which is located 10 minutes drive from Kandy city. And also 05 minutes drive to cargo yard, sea plane landing area at Watapuluwa, 20 minutes drive to Pallekele free trade zone and international cri...
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Club 69 Hostel and Apartment

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Club 69 Hostel and Apartment

Club 69 hostel & apartment provide bed and breakfast, 2 beds in one room private bathroom. Also we provide clean linen and pillow cases + towel for you. Above mentioned price. Welcome drink provide in the lobby, free WiFi zone, hiking/cycling and camouflage for hiking. Breakfast will be provide...
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