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Ella Escapade Hostel by Nomadic

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hidden amidst the pine forests overlooking the panoramic mountain views and paddy fields lies a quaint and whimsical planters bungalow now transformed to a backpackers retreat to relax in true country house style. Surrounded by lush forests , bird call & bubbling streams this a perfect hideaway to explore Ella.
This is located at the foothill of both Ella Rock & Ravan's cave.

This 120 acre private estate, gives you the right to roam free and enjoy nature in abundance....

We also serve food, which will make life easier for you, and have a station 5 mins away where you can catch the train to Kandy or Ella (2km away by track). We also do pickup and drops to and from Ella, please call 0777272620.

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Cancellation policy: At least 2 days advance notice for free cancellation.
2. Check in from 12:00 noon to 23:00. But we are flexible, as long as we have prior notice. Please produce your foreign passport when checking in.
3. Check out before 11:00.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash. We would prefer if the traveler pays the total amount on arrival.
5. No Smoking in rooms.
6. Age restriction: 17 above.
7. Reception working hours 09:00-23:00.
8. We would expect you be mindful of all other who will be lodging at the time. Disturbance should be minimal so all could enjoy their stay here. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Aug 2019
    We had an amazing stay here! Dis was like our Sri Lankan dad, he was sooo friendly and helped us with everything we needed. Couldn’t fault this place one bit, it is slightly out of town & the tuk tuk drivers get you to the train station before Ella rather than the hostels front door so you walk via the train tracks but we still loved it. Completely in the middle of the jungle such beautiful views. Definitely stay here!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    Absolutely loved our stay here! We were the only ones but it was just lovely to have the whole place to ourselves ( quiet ) but they had music on in the common area and it was a good atmosphere regardless. Very clean, staff are so nice! The manager was really lovely and helped where ever needed. Meals were cheap and delicious!!!! Highly recommend. Not a long walk to Ella rock, maybe a little further out from the main area BUT defo worth the stay STUNNING SURROUNDINGS! Free tea, coffee& water
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 Jul 2019
    Honestly cant say enough good things about this place Great location good social area awesome manager and a good nights sleep garunteed!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Apr 2019
    It is a lovely quiet hostel in the middle of nature fields but very close to the train station and the Ella rock. I recommend it for a good local/quiet/natural experience, you can see people working on the fields or walking alongside the train. The climbing to the Ella rock is super handy from the hostel. The facilities are very nice and the dinner they served was delicious. Very nice a quiet place.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    18 Aug 2019
    Loved my stay at Ella Escapade! The manager was so friendly, the location is beautiful and the amenities are great. The location is quite far out of town but this is made up by the fact that the manager will pick you up or drop you off in Ella in his jeep for as little as 500 rupees per jeep ride which is far cheaper than a tuktuk. The hostel didn't have a massive atmosphere but everywhere in Sri Lanka seemed quiet since the terror attacks. Deffo recommend this hostel!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Aug 2019
    Loved my stay here !! Honestly wanted to stay longer. It is nestled between forest and farms with the train line passing in between. Close to Ella rock and surrounding walking trails. Some of the staff have very limited English but that didn’t impact on their service. Always greeted with a smile, I really recommend this place for someone looking for a nice place to recharge. I love to walk everywhere so the distance from town was fine for me.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    26 Jul 2019
    Great hostel with great staff everyone was so helpful. As it is the off season I was the only one there but I loved my stay. So close to Ella rock just a bit out of town :) thanks again
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    26 Aug 2019
    Tucked away from the bustling town, Ella Escapade Hostel greets you with beautiful views of tea plantations & a train that runs through every couple of hours. The place was very clean & comfortable - there was no A/C or fan in our room however it didn't effect us in any way and we still had a lovely sleep. It is quite a distance from the town itself however that wasn't an issue for us as we had hired a personal driver for our short trip. We were also the only guest during our stay (low season).
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    23 Jun 2019
    Absolutely charming hostel with an outstanding view! I would have scored higher, however it was empty when I stayed due to people being put off by the terror attacks, and most tourists choosing to stay in the town. It will cost at least 500 rupees to get into town which can get expensive when you're staying as a solo traveller for a number of days.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    16 May 2019
    Stayed here for three nights - hostel keeper gave us great advice with how to spend our time. Food at the hostel is delicious and the small shop they have is very well priced. Staff were very attentive - we were the only two staying during this time but we think it was more to do with the recent attacks in Sri Lanka unfortunately. Located a bit of a trek from town but would still definitely recommend
    England, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wii