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Kandy Down Town Hostel Reviews

No 93, Aniwatta Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka

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86%

Rating
131 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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63%

the only problem I wanna share is there's not bus can reach the hostel, and there's a long way to kandy lake.


94%

Loved the ambience of the hostel. The caretaker of the hostel - I addressed her as aunty - was extremely friendly and helpful. The view from the hostel is amazing, facilities were good. I felt at home. Not very far from central Kandy, should cost your LKR 200 by a tuk-tuk to reach Kandy Lake. Almost all major attractions of the town are walkable from the lake. The best hostel of all the hostels I stayed in, in Srilanka.

  • 8th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Quaint, chilled hostel.. Not a big party vibe - but that goes for anywhere in Kandy. Staff were always very friendly, they try to be helpful and even thought their English is better than most there was clearly still a language barrier. Easy to walk down hill to town.. And lots of different people to meet at the hostel.


74%

Terrible location, otherwise it was very chilled! The owner was very cute and nice! love the balcony!


100%

Staff is super nice, good common area, mozzie nets, beds a bit smallish and only thing is that it's a bit out of town (15min walk) besides that very nice!


100%

This was my favorite hostel . Everyone is extremely friendly. Seriously it feels like you have known them your entire life after only a 10 minute conversation. For a busy hostel, they were surprisingly very active in keeping the place squeaky clean. Also good to have a cup of coffee and watch a movie in the lounge. :)


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)




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