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Waypoint Arugam Bay

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0.8km from city centre - Show on Map
9.3
Superb 11
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Waypoint Arugam Bay is featured with comfy beds and free wifi.... More...

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The Long Hostel

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0.8km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

The Long Hostel is the most modern, most popular and largest Hostel in Arugam Bay!... More...

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Surf Gangs Hotel Arugambay

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0.9km from city centre - Show on Map
9.8
Superb 5
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Surf Gangs Hotel Arugambay offers a sun terrace. The accommodation offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.... More...

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Little Lagoon Hostel

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1.5km from city centre - Show on Map
9.7
Superb 98
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The best and maybe the only hostel in Arugambay ! 'It's a small renovated house with a homely environment for your pleasant stay'.... More...

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Sea Shells Inn Arugambay

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0.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Sea Shells Inn Arugambay located world famous surfing point in Arugambay.... More...

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Bay Dreams Beach Hotel ArugamBay

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1.4km from city centre - Show on Map
9.4
Superb 1
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

At Bay Dreams Beach Hotel a free grocery shopping service, express check-in, and express check-out are onsite and Housekeeping is available on request.... More...

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Arne's Place The Friendliest Hotel

Bed and Breakfast
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
9.7
Superb 19
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Arne's offers breakfast and drinks and snacks throughout the day. Laundry services, wifi, tours, surfing lessons, and wildlife safaris are all available from on site staff.... More...

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Dustys Hostel

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1.2km from city centre - Show on Map
9.7
Superb 13
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Dustys Hostel is featured with comfy beds and free wifi.... More...

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Backpackers Villa

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0.9km from city centre - Show on Map
8.5
Fabulous 5
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Backpackers Villa is featured with comfy beds.... More...

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Big Blue Arugam Bay

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1.2km from city centre - Show on Map
8.9
Fabulous 1
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Big Blue Arugam Bay located beside the sea.... More...

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Summer Cottage

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0.6km from city centre - Show on Map
8.9
Fabulous 1
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Summer Cottage offer private room in Arugam Bay.... More...

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Hangover Hostels Arugam Bay

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1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
7.3
Very good 3
  • Wonderful Location
Free WiFi

Hangover Hostels Arugam Bay consists of 4 bed dorms and 8 bed dorms which all have en—suite bathroom facilities.... More...

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Surf Paradise

Bed and Breakfast
1.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

The paradise charm of Arugam Bay and mega cool surfing are all available at our guest house Surf Paradise.... More...

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Hostel First Arugambay

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0.9km from city centre - Show on Map
10.0
Superb 1
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  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

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Alaia Resort

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2.1km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
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It's the beaches that bring travellers to Arugam Bay, either for sunbathing on the sandy shore or surfing the crashing waves. This eastern Sri Lankan destination has a point break so perfect that it inspires pros all over the world to fly in and take it on. The golden sands and laid-back vibes of the town also make A-Bay (as the surfers call it) more than worth adding to your travel agenda. 

You can stay in an Arugam Bay hostel with its own coffee shop and a garden dotted with hammocks. There's also a peaceful place hidden in the trees, only a couple of minutes' walk from the beach. If you want to wake up to a sea view, there's a hostel right on the water with cabanas to relax in on the sand. Look out for Arugam Bay hostels with tuk-tuk services to help you get around, or a comfy common room where you can meet other travellers over a drink or a board game.

Arugam Bay is compact. It has a small population in the lower hundreds and most of its international restaurants and guesthouses sit on Panama Road, which runs along the coast. Up in the town of Pottuvil, about a 10-minute drive north past the Arugam Lagoon, you can organise canoe trips through the mangroves to seek out crocodiles and monkeys. A tiny beach village curves around Whisky Point, another surf break, slightly north of Pottuvil.

If you'd like to learn how to surf, you can hire a board from the rental shops in Arugam Bay and take a tuk-tuk out to beginner-friendly beaches like Peanut Farm and Elephant Rock, both a 20-minute drive south. You could also rent a motorbike and head for Crocodile Lake (the name gives its main inhabitants away) and Kudumbigala Monastery for an adventurous ride through wildlife-rich scenery. There's even a high chance of spotting wild elephants along the way!

Arugam Bay is about 5 hours south of Trincomalee and 3 hours east of Ella. Bandaranaike International Airport is a 7-hour drive away. If you want to take public transport from the airport, you'll need to catch the bus to Colombo and then another to Arugam Bay. You could also rent a car if you're exploring other places in Sri Lanka. When in town, the best way to get around is on foot. For the surf breaks further out, just flag down a tuk-tuk. 

We have 15 hostels in Arugam Bay with an average rating of 9.2 based on 189 reviews 15 of 15 properties available in Arugam Bay

About Arugam Bay

It's the beaches that bring travellers to Arugam Bay, either for sunbathing on the sandy shore or surfing the crashing waves. This eastern Sri Lankan destination has a point break so perfect that it inspires pros all over the world to fly in and take it on. The golden sands and laid-back vibes of the town also make A-Bay (as the surfers call it) more than worth adding to your travel agenda. 

You can stay in an Arugam Bay hostel with its own coffee shop and a garden dotted with hammocks. There's also a peaceful place hidden in the trees, only a couple of minutes' walk from the beach. If you want to wake up to a sea view, there's a hostel right on the water with cabanas to relax in on the sand. Look out for Arugam Bay hostels with tuk-tuk services to help you get around, or a comfy common room where you can meet other travellers over a drink or a board game.

Arugam Bay is compact. It has a small population in the lower hundreds and most of its international restaurants and guesthouses sit on Panama Road, which runs along the coast. Up in the town of Pottuvil, about a 10-minute drive north past the Arugam Lagoon, you can organise canoe trips through the mangroves to seek out crocodiles and monkeys. A tiny beach village curves around Whisky Point, another surf break, slightly north of Pottuvil.

If you'd like to learn how to surf, you can hire a board from the rental shops in Arugam Bay and take a tuk-tuk out to beginner-friendly beaches like Peanut Farm and Elephant Rock, both a 20-minute drive south. You could also rent a motorbike and head for Crocodile Lake (the name gives its main inhabitants away) and Kudumbigala Monastery for an adventurous ride through wildlife-rich scenery. There's even a high chance of spotting wild elephants along the way!

Arugam Bay is about 5 hours south of Trincomalee and 3 hours east of Ella. Bandaranaike International Airport is a 7-hour drive away. If you want to take public transport from the airport, you'll need to catch the bus to Colombo and then another to Arugam Bay. You could also rent a car if you're exploring other places in Sri Lanka. When in town, the best way to get around is on foot. For the surf breaks further out, just flag down a tuk-tuk.