Good places don’t have to be expensive. There are a lot of small gems on the island which are cheap but cool. It’s the best choice for backpackers and people how travel on a budget.

Ella – Escapade Hostel

ella escapade hostel

Not central but authentic The Escapade Hostel is a perfect place for backpackers who want to escape from the trouble and tons of people in the Ella city center. It’s a big former family house, in the middle of fields and an amazing garden, where you can relax and have fun with other travelers. The place is clean, the…

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Kandy – Oasis Hostel

oasis hostel kandy common area

Your hostel oasis in Kandy Kandy is a busy city. That’s why it’s even more important to find a good place to relax after the city tour. If you are backpacking in Sri Lanka and don’t want to spend a lot of money but getting a very high hostel standard, the Oasis Hostel is the perfect place for you….

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Dambulla – #BEDBOX

Have a good hostel time in Dambulla I don’t know why but compared to other cities in Sri Lanka, Dambulla doesn’t have much hostels for backpackers. But the #BEDBOX is one of them and a good place to stay when you visit the historical town. You have enough space, a  nice garden to sit and chat with other travelers…

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Tangalle – Coppenrath Hostel

tangalle coppenrath hostel

Hostel at the beach This hostel has a perfect location. Right at the beachfront you can chill in a hammock and listen to the ocean waves. Additionally you have a warm and friendly staff that will help you anytime, clean rooms and nice common areas where it is easy to meet new friends. Enjoy the sunset together or have…

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Colombo – Groove House Hostel

colombo groove guest house

A cozy place in a big city If you are a backpacker you are looking for hostels with a good atmosphere where you can meet other travelers and have a good time. You will for sure find it in the Groove House hostel. This cozy hostel is a perfect choice for your first or last night in Sri Lanka….

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Kandy – The Best Hostel

kandy the best hostel

Check in, find friends, have fun Ok, we have to admit the Hostel name “The best hostel” is not very creative or unique but why not saying that it is your best choice staying here as a backpacker when you visit Kandy. It’s a very sociable hostel where it is easy to talk to other backpackers. It’s not located…

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Sigiriya – Roy’s Villa Hostel

Find friends while eating a delicious curry dinner Backpackers love this hostel. Not at least because of the great spirit and the very welcoming owner Roy. He is always happy to help his guests and organizes everything they need. It’s easy to meet new people and if you like you join a cooking lesson organised by Roy’s wife. Most…

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Mirissa – Satori Hostel

Satori Beach Hostel Mirissa Sri Lanka

Backpackers Beach Paradise The Satori Beach Hostel is top rated by backpackers. Here you find everything what makes backpackers happy. A private beach, nice common area to meet other solo travelers, spacious and clean dorms and private rooms. People love the vibe and the yoga class 2x times a day on the rooftop. It’s a perfect spot for your…

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Negombo – Hangover Hostel


Hostel near the airport The Hangover Hostel is just a few minutes away from Colombo Airport and perfect if you want to sleep very near to it. It’s a cool and very special hostel because you sleep in modern and cool looking containers. They are very clean and have an A/C. There is also a common area where you can…

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