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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 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.8
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 9.1

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Feb 2020
    This Hostel is brilliant, by far the best I've stayed in in Sri Lanka. Marcus is very cool and an excellent host and will go out of his way to help you. It has a really good atmosphere and brilliant facilities.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Feb 2020
    Amazing hostel, located just up from the town. Marcus and the lady who run the hostel were friendly and helpful from arrival, they can help book tickets for the Kandy dance (with a discount!) and Marcus got us tickets for the train from Kandy to Ella as we decided very last minute we wanted to go! Breakfast and dinner are included, with a cooking class before dinner showing you how they make it, so much to eat! Would really recommend if you are staying in Kandy!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Feb 2020
    Would be a 10 for everything if the hostel was a little closer to town but you can still walk it in 25 mins or so. I ended up extending my stay for 3 more nights as this hostel is just awesome. Great pool, amazing staff, free breakfast and dinner... What else do you need? Must stay if in Kandy.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    01 Feb 2020
    Great stay at Kandy Backpackers. Lovely staff and resident doggo DJ, sociable hostel, great rooftop views and delicious food cooked by hosts and available from restaurant next door. Be aware that the free cooking class is more observing than cooking yourself, but still great fun!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    08 Feb 2020
    The owners here are so lovely, would do anything they could to help you. They cook you a free dinner every night and it’s always super tasty and vegetarian. Nice social atmosphere all having dinner on the roof. The location is a little out of the way, about a 30/40 minute walk from the train station; but it’s not so much of a problem that it affected my stay. I’ve already recommended this place to everyone I’ve met who were heading to Kandy. Only downside is that the rooms are a bit small.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    05 Feb 2020
    Great atmosphere and great dinner and breakfast. Only negative thing was the size of the room (4 bed female dorm), it was very small.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Feb 2020
    Free breakfast and dinner excellent Cool people and staff Location is bit far
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Feb 2020
    Only stayed one night in a private room. Hostel is ok, nothing great, it's looking abit tired. Dinner was nice but they only had beer to drink. The roof terrace seemed quite social. Friendly staff.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9

    Good

    07 Feb 2020
    Nice with the breakfast, dinner/cooking classes and the pool. But its more far out from the city than it says and its quite ruff, mold on ceilings and not that clean. Stayed in the 4 bed dorm which was so small, you could hardly walk in there because the beds took up all space which also left No room almost for bags...
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    21 Feb 2020
    Our room has mould on the ceiling and ants coming in the bathroom The staff were friendly and the free breakfast and dinner is great, but the room didn't feel comfortable to sleep in
    England, All Female Group, 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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