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  • Value For Money 7.2
  • Security 7.5
  • Location 8.9
  • Staff 8.3
  • Atmosphere 7.3
  • Cleanliness 5.9
  • Facilities 6.6

Property Description

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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  • Value For Money 7.2
  • Security 7.5
  • Location 8.9
  • Staff 8.3
  • Atmosphere 7.3
  • Cleanliness 5.9
  • Facilities 6.6
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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
74% 83
6.0253877 80.2182043
Galle Fort Hostel
    Rooms available Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

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Sun 1 May 2016 - Wed 4 May 2016 Change

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Latest Review

" This place is the best - I don't know why it's not more popular! It's right in the centre of the Galle Fort - where all the beautiful architecture is that makes this place unique. Mr Hassan goes out of his way to be accommodating, from showing you the best and cheapest local places to eat (and they really are the best) to organising a whole range of activities from walking tours to saree dressing. The building stays quite cool and is beautiful, and he has renovated it immaculately. "

- Anonymous
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Facilities

  • Free

    Free WiFi

  • General

    Key Card Access Common Room Self-Catering Facilities

  • Services

    Internet Access

  • Food & Drink

    Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

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Policies

Credit Cards Not Accepted Non Smoking

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.

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.

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