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Galle Fort Hostel

53/1, New Lane 1, Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka


  • 71%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

Property Information:

The Galle Fort Hostel (GFH) is located within the Gall Fort, which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Galle Fort was first built by Portuguese in 1588, and extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century. GFH is a house built in the 1800s, which was recently converted to a hostel, while preserving its architectural value. GFH offers budget travelers the opportunity to experience the living history, which takes you through different periods: Portuguese, Dutch, British, into the present day. GFH provides comfortable and affordable lodging in the old house which is built according to the architectural design of the early 18th Century, with clay roofing and wooden flooring.

GFH has two large rooms, with four beds in each room, and a large living area to relax and enjoy the sea breeze. The wash rooms have modern amenities, with hot and cold water for showering. GFH also has a large kitchen area with a common refrigerator and microwave. We also offer our travelers free WIFI facilities, so they can stay connected while they re-live history.

The host is a resident of Galle fort and has an in depth knowledge of the history of Galle fort, he is by profession a dealer of coins and collectibles. The host organizes walking tours of the Galle Fort weekly (date and time of the tours are displayed in the notice board in the hostel). The host will also offer travelers assistant in planning rest of the travel in the Island if required.

Breakfast is not offered however you could easily eat out in many restaurants in the fort.

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  • Latest Review

    I loved Galle Fort Hostel. The location was amazing, could not have been more centrally located in Galle Fort. I also loved the character of the building- it's really old and fits in with the feel of the town itself. There was a spacious living room, and the fact that there were only two bedrooms, sleeping four each, made it feel more like you were a guest at someone's home than staying in a hostel. The slight dirtiness came from the fact that it's an old building, and the bedrooms were v clean
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  • Common Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Non Smoking

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

1. Smoking inside the property is not allowed. 2. The property is located on the 1st floor. Disabled travelers will find it difficult to go up the stairs because of the narrow space. 3. Guests are not allowed to make a lot of noise after 9PM. 4. Check in from 1PM and check out before 12 noon. 5. For special arrangements, please consult.

Galle Fort Hostel Located at 53/1, New Lane 1, Galle Fort, Galle.
Galle Fort Hostel
Sri Lanka
Galle Southern 80000 53/1, New Lane 1, Galle Fort
71% 73
6.0253877 80.2182043
Galle Fort Hostel
    Rooms available     Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm
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