Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

50% of the total paid by you is refundable, minus the booking deposit and, or booking fee for beds cancelled up to 97 hours before the date your booking is for. No refunds will be given within 96 hours of the date your booking is for.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our unique hostel located in Anuradhapura is a renovated colonial house, naturally cool with an added cooling air system, has a large wooded garden frequented by monkeys, animals, birds, and geckos, is the HQ and accommodation for our Give A Fig Volunteers, and is the center of our freely given education and development work, which includes training orphans in English, and the hospitality and tourism industry. We serve good food, advise on & book tours, and have good local knowledge, offer cookery classes at the hostel, and pottery, basket weaving, and wood carving at local villages. We have 16 bunk beds, 8 in a female dorm. and 8 in a male dorm, 5 twin cubicles, and one en-suite room, and we assure you of a warm welcome. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Mar 2019
    Close to the ruins, the bike provided was very helpful. The staff was nice and helped group people with similar intentions to save money on tours. A suggestion would be to put a couch in the dining room (because Anuradhapura is hot and there are good fans in the dining room) and that could be a good hang out spot.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    22 Apr 2019
    Amazing old house with great people running it doing some really positive things in Anuradhapura
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    02 Feb 2019
    Nice, spatious place to stay. Staff really nice, breakfast is great and so are the facilities. Have bikes to rent which was really useful for getting around the ruins and temples.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Jan 2019
    Great hostel with amazing staff! Honestly the staff were the friendliest and most helpful people you could want. Beautiful place with the space and possibility to become even more amazing. The free breakfast was a huge plus and they have the cheapest full day safari for Wilpattu if you’re interested! Probably the best value out of any safari in Sri Lanka. Would recommend to anyone looking for a place.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    02 Jan 2019
    We had a great stay at the fig and gecko! The staff were really helpful and helped us to organise a safari, ride bikes to the temples, and also with local knowledge and good places to eat. They were very accommodating and upgraded our room when it was more quiet at the hostel. We met some nice people who we could join with to make the safari more affordable (it was very good value). The food was good, and they had the cutest dog ever. A really good hostel!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    21 Feb 2019
    Owners and staff were just lovely. Such a nice, peaceful place to spend a few days! Not a ton of guests during my stay, but there are some good communal areas to use for meeting people. Also the included breakfast was a good bonus. Hope to be back again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    26 Dec 2018
    The place was clean and cozy and the hosts were very good to me. They gave me a private room for the price of a dorm and even let me come back to shower after checkout. Don't expect a social environment here or anywhere in Anuradhapura... I enjoyed this and like having my solitude in this clean, comfortable guest house. They also have a cute playful puppy!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    13 Jan 2019
    Perfect location in the old town to hire a bike and visit the temples. Huge colonial house with plenty of space but don't expect much of an atmosphere.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    09 Feb 2019
    Beautiful old house in a garden with lots of space and room for improvement, there is no real atmosphere but the owners are nice and they have good dinner if you can't make it to the city in the evening as it is quite far from the center and the temples. But they have bicycles to rent. Old bus station and the market is not so far as well as the water reservoir. Beds are clean with mosquito nets and they have fans.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    01 Feb 2019
    Alright place to stay. Don’t do their safari though! It’s cheap and definitely shows it. Our driver was very disinterested and barely spoke two words the entire trip. He harassed the animals we saw. We booked a full day yet left the park without a word an hour and a half before it closed. Also, private rooms are tiny and the beds very short. Mozzie net had holes. Booked two single bed private, however beds were pushed together as there was no room to separate and so they could only use one net
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • DVD's