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Looking for the best hostels in Sri Lanka?
This means you are most likely about to start your Sri Lanka Trip.
Oh, we envy you! We stayed 1 month around the country, and we had an amazing time.
From wild Elephants feeding to diving with turtles and sharks and spotting a wild leopard. The people, the culture, the landscape – it’s fantastic.
In the process enjoying this unique country, we collected a great list of the best hostels in Sri Lanka.
We are Hostelgeeks and we discover the worlds greatest hostels and the best hostels in Sri Lanka. We traveled all the way around, starting in Colombo to the North-East in Trincomalee, Kandy and finishing our trip on the Southern Beaches.
We’ve visited the different hostels and rate them for you. We want you to have it easy finding quality hostels without spending hours on research.
This is why we started Hostelgeeks, putting together the worlds most remarkable hostels, the 5 Star Hostels.
This list of cool hostels gives you access to hostels with character and a social heart, yet, it is not your party hostel. It is for everyone looking for
– travelers on a budget, yet in style
– travelers between 25 and 40 (but not restricted to)
– budget accommodation with social character
If you are missing any destination, then drop us an email. We’d be happy to give you our recommendation for more hostels across Sri Lanka.
We only pick the #1 hostel for all destinations.
We unbox the hostels and check all their pros and cons. For each destination, there can be only 1 hostel be chosen to be a 5 Star-Awarded Hostel.
This is your shortcut to your hostel-picks, saving you lots of time in your accommodation research.
And for sure, it gives you the security of a top-hostel choice without any bad surprises.
We narrowed it down for you.
Whether you are traveling with your partner and want to socialize, or you are one of the brave solo-travelers.
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We know Sri Lanka and the hostels around the country We are traveling since 2007, staying in the coolest places around.
Therefore, we decided to put together this list of great Sri Lankan Hostels.
And not just that.
We also created a big guide to Hostels.
We will show you how to book your hostel in a smart way, what to take into account and more smart tips like what is a Hostel.
Okay, after finding all these super cool places, it’s time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack.
You can buy pretty much anything around Sri Lanka anyway. So no need to pack everything you own!
Here is our ultimate hostel packing list.
It features 23 items you need to pack.
The main things to pack are:
Read the full packing list here.
This list of the best Backpacker and Luxury Hostels, the 5 Star Hostels, will always stay up to date.
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That simply means there is currently no 5 Star Hostel.
However, we have a huge internal list with fantastic hostels all over the place.
Please drop us a line.
We will send you over a handpicked hostel recommendation.
Besides the listed accommodation, we also put together the best hostels in the world; the 5 Star Hostels.
We stayed in a former winery in Santorini, in a former jail-now 5 Star Hostel and many more.
And we share all of those unique budget accommodations with you.
We also show you smart tips on how to book the 5 Star Hostels – in the cheapest way possible!
Any questions? Drop us a message!
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Any questions on traveling Sri Lanka? Drop us an email.