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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.
8.9
  • 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 9.5

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Jul 2019
    It was a amazing experience! I was planning to stay only one day , but the staff and the place isn’t so nice and friendly , I stay for more couple days.... the rooms are clean, good breakfast and amazing cooking class :)
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    30 Aug 2019
    The Guy who runs the hostel is incredible!!!!!!!! He cooked us a delicious supper, took me and a friend to sigiriya in his tuk tuk (6 round trip) waited for us while we explored for couple hours and stopped along the way to buy us snacks like mango, corn and peanuts. Could not rate him more highly! The hostel is really nice, great clean pool and lovely roof top chill. It’s the other side of the lake from town centre so a bit of a walk but definitely not a problem!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    14 Aug 2019
    I would strongly recommend Kandy Backpackers Hostel as its so lively always and the icing on the cake is that they have free cooking classes and the food which is prepared is served as dinner later.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    29 Jul 2019
    Great value for money. Free cooking lesson in the evening, access to the pool, helpful staff with advise and helped us book taxis at local prices. Thanks
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.1

    Superb

    31 Aug 2019
    Had an excellent stay here! Especially enjoyed the pool and the complimentary dinners! Wonderful staff and good place to meet people as well.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    26 Jul 2019
    Loved the free breakfast and dinner, location is a little outside but you can walk in half and hour past some big building work. Very nice staff and good rooftop.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    31 Aug 2019
    The staff were so lovely and very helpful, free breakfast and dinner every day!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    21 Aug 2019
    Free breakfast and dinner with cooking class!! Friendly and helpful owners A bit away from the city but tuk tuk costs just 200rps Rooms are ok, bathrooms were not so clean because shower and toilet were in the same room and after showering everything was wet
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    01 Aug 2019
    Free cooking class and dinner is a plus, great time to meet other travelers! I wish it was closer to the main attractions but overall had a good stay here.
    USA, Female, 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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