3 Best Hostels in Weligama

3 Best Hostels in Weligama – Corals, Sand, Waves, and Beds.

Tucked away amidst the azure ocean, Weligama, Sri Lankan for ‘Sandy Village,’ is a must-visit haven nestled on the south coast. Its sandy shores host stunning beaches, lavish resorts, comfy hostels, and rich cultural heritage have made it one of the most popular vacations for backpackers, surfers, and solo travelers. 

If you’re looking for the best hostels in Weligama, here are our top picks, surrounded by golden beaches, reef breaks, and plenty of waves.

Your Shortcut:

  1. Spindrift Hostel - best for female solo traveler
  2. Hangtime Hostel - best for solo travelers
  3. Beatroot Hostels - best for backpackers
  4. Extra: YoYo Surf Hostel - best for party lovers

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

If you’re hopping around the country, we have a guide on the best hostels in Sri Lanka that should come in handy, and another one on the best surf hostels in Sri Lanka!

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
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Quick Introduction to Weligama

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Weligama cost $5 – $9 per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room has an average of around $40 per night. 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.

Best time to visit Weligama: The months of November to April bring fantastic weather to Sri Lanka’s southwest, transforming the place into an exciting surf paradise with awesome top-notch waves.

How to get around Weligama: Weligama’s lively center is easily explorable on foot. The accessible town allows visitors to stroll along the beach and reach the main attractions within 30 minutes by walking east to west.

Alternatively, you can opt for Tuk-tuks, which most people use to get to other nearby towns like Mirissa – but remember to set the price before you hop in. The local bus is also a great option for budget-conscious travelers: it departs every 15 minutes and can drop you off at various popular points and locations – just make sure to have small change on hand.

Finally, renting scooters is pretty popular in the area for those who prefer their own timetables, but remember to wear a helmet!

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The 3 Best Hostels in Weligama are …

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

  1. Spindrift Hostel – best for female solo traveler
  2. Hangtime Hostel – best for solo travelers
  3. Beatroot Hostels – best for backpackers
  4. Extra: YoYo Surf Hostel - best for party lovers

We put all accommodations on the map, incl. our own tips for restaurants, things to see, and more.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Hangtime Hostel
🙎‍♀️ Female Solo Traveler: Spindrift Hostel
🏄🏻‍♀️ Surf lovers:YoYo Surf Hostel
🎒 for Backpacker:Beatroot Hostels
🥳 Party Hostel:YoYo Surf Hostel
🌆 For Best Views:Hangtime Hostel

1. Spindrift Hostel

Spindrift Hostel in Weligama is our top pick for female solo travelers.

Here, you’ll find:

  • A variety of shared lounged
  • Balconies
  • An outdoor space
  • A communal kitchen
  • A retro gaming area

This hostel has been created by backpackers, for backpackers, keeping in mind travelers’ comfort and ease. The atmosphere is very laid-back and social, and the staff organizes a variety of social activities on a near-daily basis, whether in their own facility or throughout Weligama. 

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Spindrift Hostel Lounge

The beds are super comfortable and come equipped with power points, a small shelf, and lockers.

Location: Surrounded by a wide variety of affordable restaurants. The beach and bus station are a walking distance away.

The best choice in Weligama for

  • Female solo travelers
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Spindrift Hostel Spindrift Hostel Dorms

2. Hangtime Hostel

Hangtime Hostel is the best hostel in Weligama for solo travelers.

It has the following facilities:

  • A shared lounge (with a pingpong table)
  • A rooftop restaurant and cafe
  • A dedicated area for yoga classes
  • A common netted deck area

At Hangtime Hostel, you’ll find the ultimate trifecta: surfing, yoga, and delicious food! 

Here’s the overall vibe: boat-inspired rooms (no, they don’t smell), prime location, proximity to the beach, and a very welcoming staff.

If you stay here, you’ll have the choice between a private room where you can sleep in a repurposed fishing boat or a variety of dorms (female and mixed) that are fishing-themed and offer awesome views of the beach below. 

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Hangtime Hostel Ping Pong

We also really like their restaurant with an incredible view of the coast and beach that is home to some awesome sunsets – but note that their menu is a bit more pricey than what you could be used to in Sri Lanka. Their menu? Anything from pizza to sushi.

Location: Right next to one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka for surf beginners, surrounded by a variety of surf schools and restaurants. The area is also in close proximity to nightlife.

A great choice for

  • Solo travelers
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Hangtime Hostel Terrace Hangtime Hostel

3. Beatroot Hostels

Beatroot Hostels is an awesome pick for backpackers.

This hostel in Weligama has the following facilities:

  • A garden
  • A shared lounge
  • A terrace
  • A bar
  • A shared kitchen
  • A restaurant

Nestled on Sri Lanka’s south coast, Beatroot Hostel offers a lively beach experience, blending surf, yoga, and social activities. The overall atmosphere is super friendly, and you’ll find it easy to meet and socialize with fellow travelers – even their staff are super welcoming and will treat you like family. 

There are a total of 22 beds, which places this hostel in a golden zone where you’re ensured to find enough new people to befriend without it feeling like a big hotel where the chances of seeing a recognizable face are inexistent.

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Beatroot Hostel Weligama

We really like their cafe/bar where you can have breakfast (they cater to Vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free diets), and we recommend trying out their Italian-style coffee which is delicious. 

Another cool thing to note: they have indoor as well as outdoor hot showers, so make sure to try out bathing under the sun (or moon).

Location: A short walk away from Weligama Beach. The area has easy access to the central bus station and a variety of restaurants.

This is one of the best hostels in Weligama for

  • Backpackers
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Beatroot Hostels Beatroot Hostel Weligama Lounge

Party Hostels in Weligama:

4. YoYo Surf Hostel

YoYo Surf Hostel is the best party hostel in Weligama, and it’s also a great surf hostel in Sri Lanka – just make sure you don’t booze and wave ride at the same time.

On-site, you’ll find:

  • A communal living lounge (with billiards)
  • A large outdoor space (with sunbeds, beanbags, and hammocks)
  • A BBQ area
  • A garden/sun terrace
  • A bar
  • A shared kitchen

This hostel lets you choose from a variety of budget options, including air-conditioned or fan-only rooms with beds that come with a charging point and reading lamps.

They are located in one of the best surfing spots of Sri Lanka’s South Coast, within easy reach of various beaches. Surf-wise, they organize lessons and surf packages based on your level and intended length of stay. 

Book YoYo Surf Hostel here

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Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

YoYo Surf Hostel Garden

Party-wise, they are strategically located next to some of the country’s most famous clubs and bars, guaranteeing you’ll find a place to dance and drink until the sun rises every night of the week.

Location: In a quiet area in Ahangama that regularly gets visited by monkeys and mongooses. Ahangama beach is a 5-minute walk away, and you’ll find a variety of restaurants nearby.

This is one of the best Weligama hostel for:

  • Party lovers
Book YoYo Surf Hostel here

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

YoYo Surf Hostel Yoga YoYo Surf Hostel Dorms

Best Hostels in Weligama for Solo Travelers? 

We think that the best hostel in Weligama is Hangtime Hostel. It’s in a perfect location, surrounded by everything Weligama is renowned for offering, and the hostel boosts awesome facilities and views.

The overall atmosphere is super laid-back and friendly, so you’re sure to feel right at home here. 

Book Hangtime Hostel here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Hostelz.com

Hangtime Hostel Terrace

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 Weligama?

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 Weligama.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Weligama
  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.

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We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Weligama 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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All Top Hostels put on a map + sights

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


Here we share with you the most asked question:

What are the best hostels in Weligama?

The best hostels in Weligama are:

What is the best hostel in Weligama for solo travelers?

The best hostels in Weligama for solo travelers is Hangtime Hostel.

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

Of course, the best site to find hostels is Hostelgeeks.com 😉

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What is the best party hostel in Weligama?

The best party hostel in Weligama is YoYo Surf Hostel.

Are hostels in Weligama safe?

Not all hostels in Weligama are necessarily safe, especially the ones that offer cheap prices in sketchy areas. They might be illegal hostels or ones without the proper licenses and safety measures put in place.

In all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Weligama. You can find backpacker hostels with top ratings here! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!

If you are not secure, you can also email us and ask us!

How expensive are hostels in Weligama?

Hostels in Weligama cost $5 – $9 per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room has an average of around $40 per night. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea.

What hostel in Weligama have nice views?

One of the best hostel in Weligama with nice views is Hangtime Hostel.

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Flights to Weligama?

Weligama doesn’t have an airport of its own, but you’ll find Koggala (KCT) Airport 12.3 km away.

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This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

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