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Ella Escapade Hostel by Nomadic

Book more than 7 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, 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 8.9

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jan 2020
    Don't be fooled by the location- it's actually very easy to get to Ella town from here via Kitha Ella station or by walking along the train tracks. It was an amazing experience, so relaxing and the staff are very friendly- nothing is too big of a trouble for them. It's in a colonial building with lots of character and at the start of the trail head to Ella Rock, enabling a very quick climb for sunrise. I couldn't recommend this hostel enough.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Dec 2019
    You'll never find a better, more idyllic please to stay near Ella. Walk the path on the train track and get 'lots' in the nature 😍
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.1


    24 Dec 2019
    Great place, loads of things to do. Good breakfast provided. Manager is amazing, happy to drop you off for a small fee, much more reliable and cheaper than a tuk tuk. Very comfy, warm showers, extra blanket provided as needed.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Dec 2019
    Great place out of the expensive town of Ella. The Ella rock hike starts at the hostels doorstep. Basic breakfast included but you can upgrade for cheap and get eggs and sausage. The dinner they serve is great too - if you need a lift there's jeep service for 500 available
    Austria, Male, 31-40
  • 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
  • 8.6


    09 Dec 2019
    Probably the homiest hostel I've ever stayed in--the main area feels like a cabin in the mountains. Hosts go to great lengths to make your stay enjoyable, too.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    26 Dec 2019
    The hostel as it says is amidst the hill and is very approachable from kithal ella station but if you are going to take bus on your way back from ella then this place is far from centre and you will have to bear the tuk tuk cost (though pickup from railway station or bus stop is free, if needed). The staff is courteous and helpful. Would definitely recommend if commute from city centre is not a hassle for you :)
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    04 Dec 2019
    Nice hostel with a beautiful view! Pretty good breakfast included and outside area. There weren’t many people when we were staying there but seems like a good place to hangout if there were more people. Slightly out of town
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    11 Dec 2019
    The staff doesn't understand English and that caused a lot of misunderstanding. In all other hostels we've been so far there was staff that could communicate in English.
    India, Male, 25-30
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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