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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 9.2

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Apr 2019
    throughly recommend this hostel! We were only there for 2 nights but wish it were more. Big shout out for the Hostel’s Tuk Tuk driver Kalu! Not only did he show us all the sights of Kandy but also ended up taking us to Nuwara Eliya for the next leg of our trip, thanks mate!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Mar 2019
    Simply a wonderful place. The rooms are kinda cramped but overall vibe is nice enough to spend two or three days.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    17 Jul 2019
    Had a short but sweet stay here. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The group dinner was delicious. Very interesting to see how the food is prepared and hear about the health benefits. Thanks!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    15 Jun 2019
    amazing hostel! every night the staff cooked us dinner and showed us exactly how they made it. small touch but really made it a good experience, and the food is AMAZING! view from the roof is fantastic too, will definitely be back :)
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    15 Apr 2019
    Really good dinner and it was fun to be involved in the cooking. Overall lovely stay here in kandy
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    13 Mar 2019
    This is such a great hostel for meeting people. There’s breakfast as well as dinner included with a cooking class every evening. The pool is such a great bonus. Would definitely recommend this hostel
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    05 Mar 2019
    Made welcome on my late arrival, greeted with fresh cooked dinner on the social rooftop. Not downtown but great hostel tuk tuk rates to see the sights, Cooled off in the pool afterwards. Room was good, bathrooms ok but all in all great hostel
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    01 Apr 2019
    Ok so this hostel is pretty rough but I did really enjoy my stay... dorm rooms are tiny, not the cleanest and 2 showers/toilets between 3 dorm rooms isn't great - bathrooms weren't very clean. HOWEVER free breakfast and dinner with cooking class, communal space was great & great atmosphere because of the free dinner & ability to buy beer on site. Staff are really friendly and will arrange fairly priced tuktuks & help you plan your stay. Lots of solos met other travellers here & teamed up.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Apr 2019
    Amazing free cooking lesson and veggie dinner, but pretty run down and far out of town, the rooms are small. But if you've got a good group of people you'll be fine
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    12 Mar 2019
    Room did not smell good, bleach and mould the main odours. Pool was cold and dirty. Staff were nice but I was overcharged on the room. Booked for two nights but left after one. They have a free cooking class and it's a good place to meet people. They also helped us with a tour the next day.
    England, 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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