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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.
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  • 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 on 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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are equipped with Twelve Number of A/C Rooms with Balcony or Terrace, H/C water with Jet Showers, Fans, Mosquito Nets, Electrical Mosquito Vaporizer, Wi-Fi Internet facility, Satellite Television, Room Service, same day laundry facilities etc....
Homely atmosphere and quiet environment with Open Air Restaurant at first floor Serving Authentic Sri Lankan , Chinese & European Food, Roof Top Beer Garden.
Visits to our Organic Vegetable Farm and pick yourself the Vegetables for your Dinner in our Restaurant and Cooking Demonstrations can be Arranged on your Request.
Free pick up from the Bus or Railway Station on arrival to Anuradhapura & free drop off on departure.
Free Tourist Information Service available .
Travel Desk arranging City Tours, Round Tours. Air Port Pick Up on Arrival & Drop-off on Departure can be arranged. Wilpattu Safari Tours Arranged on Request. Bicycles for hire. Professional Guide Service Available for Tours.
Day excursions to Agro Gardens, Other interesting Site Visits to enjoy the Nature and the Bío Diversity of the Rural Villagers, Fishing Community Village Visits, Theme Village Visits such as Organic Farming, Pottery, Handicrafts etc..
Arranging Boat Rides/ Fishing Tours to Malwathu Oya ,nearby Lakes & Rivers. Bird watching tours, Nature walks to the nearby villages, Mountain biking,
Ayurvedic Treatments from the Government Ayurveda Hospital and local Doctors will be arranged on request.
Hotel Shalini is located in the heart of the city in Anuradhapura, along Harischandra Mawatha, which runs from the clock tower to the hospital. It is centrally situated close proximately to the Old Bus & Railway Station, Nuwarawewe Lake, all the Banks, main Post Office and about 2km far away from the ancient city of Anuradhapura.
Conference and Banquet facilities, Free tourist information service, same-day laundry facilities, etc.
Our services and facilities are available for in-house guests as well as for non-residential guests.
Our Proprietor is one of the Founder Member of the Anuradhapura Tourism & Hoteliers Association and the current President of the Association. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2022
    Hotel Shalini was absolutely fantastic. The staff went above and beyond to make sure that I had the most incredible stay in Anuradhapura. The room was clean, strong air conditioning, and hot shower. I rented a bicycle and it was in good condition. The hotel also organized a safari for me to Wilpattu which was one of the highlights of my trip. The dinner meal was different each night of my stay, but equally incredible each night. If I could live at this hotel, I would!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    22 Apr 2022
    Very nice quaint place. Nice break from hostel hopping!
    Bangladesh, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    24 Feb 2022
    Good location, friendly and good breakfast.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    08 Jan 2022
    We had a lovely stay here and Siril was extremely friendly and helpful, he even let us try the jackfruit from the garden when we were curious about the taste! The breakfast was tasty and plentiful and the room was clean and cool despite the Anuradhapura heat. 100% recommend staying here 😊
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Nov 2021
    Amazing stay, cannot recommend this place enough. Good location, clean and well equipped. No wifi. Staff were beyond amazing - have had a tough past 2 years due to COVID, were very attentive and went out of their way to make us comfortable - making food requests, changing time of breakfast/dinner, amazing food, lots of good recommendations. Siril and Danushka were brilliant hosts. Worth a trip to the temples (half day cycling trip) but not much else to do in the town. Hotel Shalini was amazing.
    Scotland, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Jan 2022
    My girlfriend and I just stayed for 3 days. We had a really good time. The host Siril was absolutely fantastic, couldn’t have asked for more. Very friendly and attentive. He spent lots of time talking to us. My girlfriend cannot eat gluten and he tailored the food so she could eat it. The food was absolutely amazing, the best we’ve had in Sri Lanka so far. The portions are massive. We rented bikes, arranged through the venue, and cycled around the ruins. One of the highlights of our trip.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Jan 2022
    If you are staying in Anuradhapura, we would highly recommend staying at Hotel Shallini. The staff and manager were incredibly helpful and friendly. They arranged our transport and organised our day trips including a full day safari at Willpattu and a Tuk Tuk to Mihintale and the Ancient City. They also offer excellent food as a part of their restaurant, which you will probably want to eat at as there is not much in town.
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    07 May 2022
    Super relaxing two nights at Shalini. Amazing food and kind hosts. We were the only guests there and so everything was very quiet.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    04 Nov 2019
    Great staff so helpful they even had a bike for me to rent for the day to see the ancient city... not alot of people due to off season but they really accomodated for me and helped whenever i needed it
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    18 Oct 2019
    We arrived at the hotel late at night. It seemed we were the only guests staying. The hotel appeared to be a little dated and hadn’t been well maintained recently. Our room had a few bugs in it, thankfully there were mosquito nets. Whilst the bathroom was basic the shower worked well! The WiFi was very good! The night we arrived we were provided with a big Sri Lankan buffet which was tasty! Location okay, only a short drive to the city ruins.
    England, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Cots Available
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii