3 Best Hostels in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka – Seafood, Corals and Surfing

3 Best Hostels in Hikkaduwa

If you’re a traveler looking for an amazing hostel in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, you’re in luck! This seaside resort town is renowned for its surfing scenes and stunning, pristine beaches, and there’s no shortage of hostels to choose from. 

Here’s a list of the best hostels in Hikkaduwa, so you can make sure that your trip will be both adventurous, fun, and comfortable.

Our favorite hostels in Hikkaduwa are:

  1. Steffi’s Mandala - best for female solo travelers
  2. Morava Court - best for couples
  3. Bluefin Adventure Deep Sea Fishing - best for backpackers

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. They compare prices from Hostelworld, Booking.com and others with 1 click.

If you’re planning on backpacking Sri Lanka, we also have a guide on the best hostels in Sri Lanka and various cities throughout the country like Mirissa, Kandy, and Colombo.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

What do we cover in this article?

  • cheapest hostels in Hikkaduwa
  • best hostels in Hikkaduwa for solo traveler
  • more hostels in Hikkaduwa worth a mention
  • discounts and promo codes
  • How to book?
  • All hostel and sights on a map
  • FAQ
  • Flights
  • You can find all 5 Star Hostels here with Hostelgeeks and all guides to “Best Hostels In” here.

    Quick Introduction to Hikkaduwa

    Average price for a bed: Hostels in Hikkaduwa cost $4 – $9 per night for a bed in a dorm. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea.

    Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com or Hostelworld.com.

    Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

    Transportation: Travelling short distances is most often done via the three-wheeled Tuk-Tuk. You can easily rent one in any major city if you’d prefer a taxi van over a Tuk-Tuk or scooter.

    For longer distances, it’s best to take the train, as it is usually inexpensive and convenient. Taxi rides are faster but also more costly.

    Safety: We recommend checking out the following resources if you want to stay up to date: Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 Foreigners | Expats | Digital Nomads.

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    The 3 Best Hostels in Hikkaduwa are …

    Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Hikkaduwa.

    1. Steffi’s Mandala – best for female solo travelers
    2. Morava Court – best for couples
    3. Bluefin Adventure Deep Sea Fishing – best for backpackers

    These are our favorite hostels in Hikkaduwa. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.

    Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

    🦸 Solo Traveler: Steffi’s Mandala
    👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel: Morava Court
    🙎‍♀️ Female Solo Traveler: Steffi’s Mandala
    👯 For Groups:Steffi’s Mandala
    🎒 for Backpacker:Bluefin Adventure Deep Sea Fishing

    1. Steffi’s Mandala

    Steffi’s Mandala is our top pick for Hostels in Hikkaduwa for solo female travelers. It’s also eco-friendly and very social.

    This hostel has the following facilities: 

    • A restaurant (With Vegan and vegetarian options)
    • A bar
    • A water refill station

    This stunning destination provides four private rooms for couples and friends, a mixed dorm room with ten beds, and two female dorms with four beds.

    Travelers will be taken care of by the friendly staff and have the opportunity to enjoy the pristine beach, listen to live music every Monday or go on a kayaking tour at Ratgama Lake.

     The staff here are incredibly friendly, nice, and helpful, making the atmosphere safe and welcoming.

    Location: Steffi’s Mandala is an idyllic spot situated on the gorgeous Narigama beach. Its stunning views and peaceful atmosphere make it the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun.

    The best choice in Hikkaduwa for

    • Solo female travelers
    Book Steffi’s Mandala here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Hostelz.com

    Steffis Mandala Steffis Mandala Lounge Steffis Mandala Dorms

    2. Morava Court

    Morava Court offers a beachfront Hikkaduwa hostel perfect for couples.

    An outdoor swimming pool

    • A garden 
    • A terrace
    • FREE Breakfast

    With stunning sunsets and an endless beach to explore, Morava Beach Court offers a mix of traditional style and modern comforts. Guests will enjoy spacious rooms with high ceilings, large bathrooms, private balconies and front porches, and distant beachside views. 

    The lodge can help arrange transfers from the airport or other destinations for those looking to get around the island. The staff can also provide guests with all the necessary information to ensure a happy and relaxing stay in Sri Lanka. 

    Location: Located on a long sandy beach just outside the bustling town of Hikkaduwa and a few steps away from Narigama beach.

    A great choice for

    • Couples
    Book Morava Court here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    Morava Court Morava Court Lounge Morava Court Beach

    3. Bluefin Adventure Deep Sea Fishing

    Bluefin Adventure Deep Sea Fishing is our best hostel in Hakkaduwa for backpackers.

    Here, you’ll find:

    • Air-conditioned rooms
    • A bar
    • A large kitchen
    • A common lounge

    Travelers can enjoy beautiful views of the sea from this hostel. An Asian-inspired breakfast is served fresh each morning for a very affordable price. 

    Their beach section is private and serves as a serene place for relaxation. Their dorm rooms are airy and comfortably warm. 

    Guests can enjoy complimentary beverages such as coffee, tea, water, and fruit.

    Location: In the middle of Sri Lanka’s Southern Coastal Belt, right in front of the ocean. Only 600 m away from Seenigama Beach.

    This is one of the best hostels in Hikkaduwa for

    • Backpackers
    Book Bluefin Adventure Deep Sea Fishing here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    Bluefin Adventure Bluefin Adventure Lounge Bluefin Adventure Dorms

    Best Hostels in Hikkaduwa for Solo Travelers? 

    We think that the best hostel in Hikkaduwa is Steffi’s Mandala. It has awesome facilities, a friendly atmosphere is very friendly staff that is ready to help you out if you run across any issues during your trip.

    Their location is also pretty great, right on the beach. 

    Book Steffi’s Mandala here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Hostelz.com

    Steffis Mandala

    More Hostels worth a mention

    At the moment, we think you are all set with the hostels we just shared with you. We always try to keep our guides super fresh and up to date. We might add more hostels worth a mention here in the future if we feel that it could enrich your travel and hostel experience.

    What about the cheapest hostels in Hikkaduwa?

    Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Hikkaduwa.

    1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Hikkaduwa
    2. add your dates
    3. Order the listings by price

    Simple as that.

    Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

    Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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    How to book?

    The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

    We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

    Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

    We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Hikkaduwa best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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    Our Favorite Hostels in Hikkaduwa put on a map + sights

    We’re listing all the three best Hikkaduwa hostels on a map to give you an idea of the location and distances between them.

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    What is the best hostel in Hikkaduwa for solo travelers?

    The best hostel in Hikkaduwa for solo travelers is:
    Steffi’s Mandala

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    Flights to Hikkaduwa?

     There isn’t any airport in Hikkaduwa, the nearest one is Kogalla Airport, which is around 29 km away.

    We use Skyscanner and Omio.com to find cheap flights and good connections all over the globe.

    Skyscanner has a bunch of cool features like Multi-City Trip. Instead of doing this research step-by-step, Skyscanner offers this flight planning tool.

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    We also created a huge guide to hostels. Here we cover how to build lifetime friendships in hostels, the perfect packing list, and more.

    Over to you

    Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!

    Your question will help us to improve this Hikkaduwa guide.

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