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Kandy Back Packer's Hostel

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.8
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located just about 1 km from the Kandy lake round and 2 km from Kandy city center SOLAR POWERED GREEN ENERGY ECO FRIEDLY Kandy Back Packer's Hostel offers accommodation for guests with fully air conditioned rooms, such as private rooms with ensuite bathroom and mountain view balcony, standard double room with shared bathroom and female, mixed dormitory rooms. It also features stable and complimentary WiFi access and private parking, a common lounge, rooftop terrace, small library, shared kitchen and A YEAR ROUND OUTDOOR POOL.

The hostel team arrange a cookery class every evening to the guests who are interested and offer Sri Lankan style vegetarian dinner for all the guests in rooftop kitchen and open dining area where all can gather and share there experience, meet with people from different countries and cultures. And also offers breakfast, tea and coffee. Assisting with travel arrangements, scooter and car rental,airport shuttle, and all other needs of the guests are the other facilities provides by the hostel team and dedicate to make their guests 'feel like home' environment in the hostel.
There is very cheap and classy tasty food available in our adjoining restaurant just 10 meter from the hostel.Also the hostel has the facility for getting free delivery from KFC, Mac Donald and Pizza hut because of the close proximity to the city.
The hostel situated just about 2 km from the city center, Kandy railway station and the main bus station. It's 20 min. walk in the lake round to the famous buddhist Tooth Relic Temple,5 km to the Mahaveli river and 7 km to the royal botanical garden in Peradeniya. Nearest airport is Bandaranayaka airport 83 km from the hostel.

***Property Policies & Conditions:

1. Cancellation policy: At least 3 days advance notice for free cancellation.
2. Check in from 14:00.
3. Check out before 11:00 am.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash only.
5. NO smoking in Room, but have smoking area.
6. Reception working hours 24 hours. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Jun 2022
    We had an amazing stay at Kandy backpacker's hostel! Dini was super helpful and welcoming! :) The cooking class was great and we loved the swimming pool! Little bonus, there was AC in the room ;) Thanks again!!!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Mar 2022
    Easily my favourite hostel in Sri Lanka! Run by a beautiful family that host beautiful cultural activities everyday. The hostel is clean, location is great :-)
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Mar 2022
    Great hostel free breakfast and dinner with cooking lesson, good atmosphere met people I travelled the rest of Sri Lanka with. Would recommend to anyone.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Jul 2022
    It was a bit quiet because of the Sri Lanka situation, however the host made up for it. Very nice and helpful woman
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    21 Mar 2022
    Amazing family-run hostel, lovely atmosphere and the dinners cooked each night bring everyone together in the evenings for beers and chats and delicious food
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Mar 2022
    This was our favourite hostel in Sri Lanka! Cooking classes were included and so good- our stay also came with breakfast and dinner free! The staff were so kind and so helpful- made us feel so welcomed and helped us do a trip to sigirya and dambulla. Would definitely recommend perfect for travellers!! Thankyou :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    11 Apr 2022
    Nice stay here, was a little dirty overall - our beds were sort of damp but it was totally manageable. Would really recommend staying for dinner, nice atmosphere and can learn some things about Sri Lankan cooking. All the staff are lovely!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    26 Feb 2022
    The atmosphere, people and staff is what made this an awesome place. I felt a bit unsafe because the doors are open and can’t be locked and you don’t get keys. The location didn’t really matter to me, and I didn’t participate in any of the excursions. The rooms need some mold removal and painting :)
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    10 Mar 2022
    Lovely staff, good location 30 minute walk to the centre and temple. Amazing evening with cookery class. However the facilities, bathroom and pool were not very clean. Also the loungers were all broken so you couldn’t really chill at the pool. There are only two bathrooms with showers for the whole hostel and I found them to be quite unclean. However the evening was so good and cheap it is worth it if you aren’t too bothered about cleanliness
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    16 Mar 2022
    Cons: Rooms are cramped. I also found that there was some smell around the room. The gym equipment’s are at the top floor in an unusable condition due to damage. However what disappointed me the most is there were just 2 attached bathroom for my floor. And my floor had a 4 bed female dorm, 6 bed mixed dorm and 4 bed mix dorm. So people had to wait in line to get their turn for bathroom. Also the charger ports in the room didn’t fit . Pros: the family that runs the place is extremely sweet
    India, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games


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