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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.

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Kandy Back Packer's Hostel

Book more than 7 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 9.3

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    16 Sep 2019
    Love this hostel! Dini welcomed us with open arms after our 7 hour train from Ella. She made us coffee, and got us some soup from the restaurant nearby. We did the cooking class on the evening where they showed us how to make delicious pumpkin curry and aubergine curry. Would 100% recommend this place! The value for money is incredible, and the family dinner was lovely. All the staff were so helpful the whole time, Dini also booked tuk tuks for us and helped us get to Sigiriya.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    25 Oct 2019
    I was absolutely amazed how kind the staff was. The place felt like home right away and I usually don’t get the feeling while staying in a hostel. Breakfast and delicious dinner included, so definetely worth a stay.
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    09 Oct 2019
    Really great hostel with absolutely amazing staff. Cookery course and breakfast included in your price. Knowledgeable staff happy to help with anything you need. Would definitely recommend. Communal feel cooking dinner together in the evening.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    19 Sep 2019
    We had a great stay at Kandy backpackers. The staff are super friendly and go out of their way to help you with transport or any queries. The pool was a great way to cool down after walking from the city centre. Loved the cooking classes in the evenings - amazing meals! Thank you for a lovely time - the sunsets from the top deck are magical
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    31 Aug 2019
    Amazing friendly hosts, free breakfast and dinner - was delicious. Hosts went the extra mile to help us organise our travel to our next destination and cooked us breakfast early so we could catch our train on time :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    31 Aug 2019
    The staff were so lovely and very helpful, free breakfast and dinner every day!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    16 Sep 2019
    The cooking class was a lot of fun, and was a great way to meet the different groups who were staying in the hostel. However, our 6 person room had no lock on the door, which made us feel less safe than we would have liked.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Sep 2019
    Really social atmosphere with the nightly cooking classes so a great way to meet people. Located a fair but away from anything else but a tuk tuk ride can solve that. My room had a lot of insects. There was nobody at reception when I arrived so I had to give them a call, but this was promptly rectified.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Sep 2019
    The staff we very very nice!! They offered us takeaway breakfast when we left early and we very willing to help. We didn’t have any hot water in our room though. It was quite basic but it was low season so not many people around. Great staff and cool dog!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6

    Rating

    19 Sep 2019
    For that price we were super disappointed... It looked like it haven't been cleaned for a long time, in the room, the bathroom (with a strong bad smell, too), the kitchen and the pool. So basically you don't want to hang out wherever. Our room (private room) was directly next to the reception, there the problem was, the door has a glasfront and the light shined through it the whole night. Also got food poisioned from their restaurant next door. Staff is annoying with their food course.
    Slovenia, Couple, 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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