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Parangiyawatta, Pellagoda, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

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25 Total Reviews
  • 60%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 20%Staff
  • 50%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 40%Facilities

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basically a nice place, clean rooms and a 10 minute walk to unawatuna beach. though one thing, that really bothered me were the tuk-tuk drivers that worked for the hostel. you can't simply walk through the lobby without them offering you tours and rides for ridiculous prices. beeing approached by countless tuktuk-drivers that ask for way too much money is something common of course, though doing that within the premises of a hostel is just disrespectful towards the guests.

  • 29th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This hostel is not near a beach like the pictures suggest, you either have to walk down a dangerous busy main road or scramble across 200m of rocks- neither are a great option in the dark after dinner. The hostel staff ok at check in, but we didn't see anyone else after this- when we went to check out we were told just to leave the key with a cleaner. As two female travellers we found our experience at this hostel very uncomfortable, with a group of leery men always waiting and staring outside!

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