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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Ella Escapade Hostel by Nomadic

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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 (First Pickup free), please call us for more information. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Apr 2022
    Amazing hostel, it's a 30-minute walk into town, but it's such a nice walk and keeps the place away from all the traffic, except the occasional train that goes past which is nice to watch. The staff are so kind and helpful, they even took my laundry in when it started raining and I was out. Also right by the start of the Ella Rock hike too.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Mar 2022
    Amazing host. Amazing view from the hostel. Amazing rooms and interior. Also the dinner offered was incredible. 20 mins walk away from Ella town , the ambience of this hostel is just serene. Words not enough to describe the beauty of the hostel.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Feb 2022
    I have been travelling for over three years now and Escapade is equal first for my favourite hostel! I came for two nights and ended up staying for 10. The location is fabulous; surrounded by tranquil forest, overlooking rice paddies and tea plantations with peaceful birdcalls all around. It is a lovely reprieve from the chaos of Ella Town, and only a short 20min walk along the track. The staff are great, especially Ashan! It is hard to beat this place!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Dec 2021
    I cannot say enough good words about this hostel. The staff, Mr. Daya and co went out of their way to make sure we had a nice stay, The location is amazing, the property is very beautiful surrounded by lush fields overlooking hills and the railway track. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The dinner was very very tasty, I will highly recommend guests to have lunch and dinner in the hostel. Overall the best place to stay in Ella!
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Mar 2022
    Ella Escapade is one of the best places I have stayed in Sri Lanka, located next to the train station Kitha Ella which makes travelling really easy. The hostel itself and the surroundings, next to Ella rock, the people working there, the food; I would definitely go back! You can easily walk on the train track to the city centre of Ella or choose to take the train or tuktuk. I highly recommend this place!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Mar 2022
    A little further out in Ella, but a beautiful walk down the train tracks into town. Host was amazing and cooked us some great traditional food at a very decent price. The hostel has everything you need and is super clean!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    30 Mar 2022
    A bit outside of town but has a great view and its easy to get a tuktuk to ella. Incredibly nice staff and nice atmosphere. Youre right in the jungle, get free water and theres plenty of showers etc. You can even get great cheap meals all day long. Really enjoyed my time there and met great people.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    08 Mar 2022
    Beautiful location!! Staff is very friendly and helpful
    Austria, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    06 Mar 2022
    The host was extremely friendly and helpful. The hostel has the most beautiful view. It is a little way out of the center, however, the center is very busy so this is perfect if you want somewhere a bit more relaxing to unwind. You can easily get a tuk tuk from the center of Ella to the hostel so this was not a problem for us
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    03 Mar 2022
    The hostel is nice with a great location and good host. Not super clean. The beds (sheets and linen) are not suitable if you have allergies or asthma because of dust.
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels 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
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii