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Kandy City Hostel Reviews

76 Ampitiya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka

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29 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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We were traveling as a family and enjoyed our stay and the excellent and helpful staff. Thanks ! Only negative point: there was a lot of street noise from very early morning in the private room.

  • 8th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


First and foremost the building is very secure. There's a large gate at the front and you have to ring a bell to be let through by the groundskeeper. Upon entering you instantly notice how clean the hostel is and the decor is great! The dorm was fantastic, each bed has it's own fan and there was plenty of locker space (one for each person). The communal area was definitely utilized and Sierra was most welcoming and very knowledgeable!


Friendly hostel in a nice big house. Good atmosphere. Cramped rooms but luckily we were upgraded to a 6 person for 4 of us which was helpful. Well kept and clean hostel. Breakfast and free tea was nice. Probably the friendliest place we stayed in Sri Lanka.


Kandy City Hostel is a cute place, very clean and comfortable to stay in. Showers doesn't seem to have any hot water, but as I was there in hot month, middle of summer, I enjoyed the cold shower after having to travel in a hot hot bus for 4,5h. Staff is nice, the dog living in the hostel very calm and friendly too. It's a perfect place to stay in Kandy - don't hesitate to book the room even now.

  • 10th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Had a great stay here! Staff was helpful and dorm rooms were clean and comfy. Common areas were really cool.


At the time we stayed over there the manager was on holidays and a volunteer took over her position. The volunteer was nice for a chat and willing to help, however she was not familiar with the city so there was little help coming from her. Breakfast is included, however is very mediocre (kitchen is not really hygienic), take that into account when booking.

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