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Kandy Down Town Hostel Reviews

No 93, Aniwatta Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka

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85%

Rating
122 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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77%

If all dorms are fully booked, one bathroom will never be enough.


69%

Ok place, the location is a little bit complicated and it is hard to find it on your own for the first or second time.


86%

Very friendly

  • 7th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

It was a nice stay. Cero complaints. Aprreciate it.


66%

NOT DOWNTOWN Located a long way from centre of Kandy and the railway station. On arrival, it was obvious that the bed I'd booked in the 4-bed mixed dorm had been given to someone else. Hostel has a good vibe, with a nice common area that has a table, sofa, chairs and cable TV. The breakfast room is downstairs and the kitchen is accessible all day. You can store your own things in the fridge. Breakfast consists of a boiled egg, banana, slice of tomato, 3 slices of toast, butter/jam, tea/coffee.


60%

Of the various places we have stayed throughout the island, this was by far the worst. We arrived late morning to a locked door and no caretaker. The caretaker had difficulty speaking English and could not help us with simple questions about Kandy sites or means of transportation out of the city. The bathrooms lacked toilet paper and soap. Bedroom windows did not close and pillows looked disgusting. Terrible location as well. Avoid if you can, which is unfortunate, because it had good reviews!


97%

Kathi (sp?), the woman who runs the hostel, was amazing!! There was a bit of a booking mishap (be careful booking online)and she went out of her way to make sure we had a place to stay! We arrived at 3:00am and she greeted us and made sure we were comfortable. The hostel is clean, we were able to have our laundry done, and the atmosphere was fun and friendly! It is in a quiet safe area! Breakfast is included. We decided to stay for two nights instead of just one.A great place to stay in Kandy.


71%

This place is great for meeting other travellers but that is where it stops. The bunks are tiny and were designed for umpa-lumpurs to sleep in. If you're unlucky enough to get a room in the dungeon or by the kitchen forget about sleep, as neither room has a door so you get noise late at night and early in the morning.


74%

Kandy Down Town Hostel is a long way from 'down town' For an old guy like me, that's a major handicap. Restaurants, shopping, and the railway station are all a breath-taking tuk-tuk ride away. The staff's English is weak, but they make up for that with their desire to be helpful, and their sunny dispositions!


94%

Great value for money, great staff that will help you out with everything. Excellent atmosphere to meet other travellers. 20 minutes mostly downhill walk to the town center, 200 rupees with tuktuk. Had a really nice stay there!!


100%

THE BEST HOSTEL IN KANDY!!!!!!! The staff here is amazing and makes it worth the stay. They made us feel welcomed as soon as we arrived, Auntie Kanthie took care of me as her own grandchild. I took the tuk tuk to Sigurya with Indikha and it was the best day i spent there by far; beautiful views, great weather and good company. Dilrukshi is wonderful company and cook! If your are going to come to Kandy you must stay here!!!

  • 18th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Fantastic place.

  • 17th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Very friendly and helpful staff. Very relax atmosphère. Quiet neighbourhood.


97%

Lovely staff!!!! :)

  • 11th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Kanthy and Indhika are incredible people! Very friendly and helpful! They make this place an unforgettable memory on our mind and in our heart! Thanks a lot! I will never forget them! Kisses and hugs!


89%

The Kandy Down Town hostel was great. Although not in the centre of town, this didn’t matter as it was a short tuk tuk or reasonable walk and the rest of the hostel was great. The people were friendly, the rooms clean, and so nice be given a tea on arrival. The bathrooms were basic, but clean. The breakfast was simple but nice, and they even gave us an extra special breakfast on Xmas morning. The tuk tuk driver who works from the hostel was incredibly nice, helpful, credible and fair. He used to

  • 24th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


40%

We had booked a double room online, had the confirmation and with arrival we were told they had given the room to someone else earlier that day, even though we had arrived exactly on the time stated. They offered us two dorm beds at a discount price of 7 rupies of the actual dorm price, ignoring the fact, that we had payed a deposit online!!!! Beside that the breakfast was horrible! Only saving factor were the other guests!


94%

Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Free breakfast included and hot showers. One of the best hostels I stayed at in Sri Lanka

  • 13th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Staff was friendly and the breakfast included was filling. Pretty good atmosphere, met some great people here. The location isn't the most ideal as it is not a quick walk to any of main attractions. Still very doable though. Beds were lacking a little in comfort which is why I would not want to stay here more then a night or 2. A little rough on the back. Other than that, it was just okay.




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