Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Offering a fresh approach to affordable accommodation in chilled out Nuwara Eliya, Laughing Leopard Hostel is ideal for intrepid travelers to Sri Lanka who don’t want to compromise on creature comforts, atmosphere, cleanliness and quality. The hostel has five bedrooms (dorms and private rooms) is just 10 minutes from the main bus stop, and 20 minutes from Nanu Oya railway station, a great location for exploring Nuwara Eliya and beyond.
With a nod to up cycling and sustainable living, our hostel is an early 20th century bungalow which was completely renovated before opening, bringing a modern twist to a classic colonial property. Think cottage vibes in “Little England” mixed with minimalist design and a relaxing space to stay between exploration of our misty tea-covered hills and waterfalls.
Our hostel is bright and airy, white walls and accents of color on the doors and our houseplants reflect the lush landscape outside. You can’t escape green in tea country!

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Cancellation policy: At least 1 day advance notice for free cancellation.
2. Check in from 14:00 to 23:00.
3. Check out before 11:00.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash and Card.
5. Smoking in outdoor areas.
6. Reception working 24 hours. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Mar 2019
    One of the best hostels I have stayed at! Amazing staff, really chilled vibe, great people and the cutest puppies ever! The staff are super helpful and will accommodate your every move, food and information. Will definitely recommend!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Apr 2019
    Very nice, sociable hostel! Was here during the attacks in Sri Lanka, which was a really weird time to be in the country but felt super comfortable in this place. Thanks Ashwin!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    15 Mar 2019
    Stay here for chill vibes, showers with good water pressure, comfy beds, and the unbelievably amazing owners. Extended my stay because I enjoyed it here so much. No lockers so if you're fussed about locking stuff up this isn't the hostel for you.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Mar 2019
    Everything was great. Even though is a bit far from town, it's easy to get there. And the atmosphere is so nice that you don't really want to leave! Everyone is super nice, apart from Ashwin (hehe just kidding) he is the best! Go, stay, enjoy and top up on puppy love!
    Portugal, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Mar 2019
    What an awesome hostel with a vibe I didn’t experience anywhere else in Sri Lanka. The guys running the place really know how to get people socialising and make you feel welcome from the moment you step through the gates. Whether you want to chill out on the hammocks and relax or meet some great people and drink, this place is great for anyone - especially the solo traveller. The two cute puppies will also steal your heart so beware.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    09 Mar 2019
    Our stay here was great! Sanjay was such a welcoming (and knowledgeable) host that made you feel like family straight away (which created a great atmosphere in the hostel). No lockers in the rooms but the staff were always around so it felt safe. Location could have been better but we didn't feel the need to go out as we were cooked a massive BBQ meal (Vegetarian & Meat-eaters) and basically had a party at the hostel that night too. Would 100% recommend.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    19 Mar 2019
    Located bit away from town and uphill. No lock on door nor locker. Owner organize tour well and great place to meet friends.
    Hong Kong, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Mar 2019
    Good atmosphere and the guys that own it are helpful and easily approachable. Beds very comfortable and great showers. WiFi is not the best and the free breakfast is curry and rice. The dogs, although very cute, bark a lot of have poor manners. The security is not great - there are no locks on the doors and no lockers. We heard that a girl got stuff stolen from our room the previous day, so were apprehensive.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    18 Apr 2019
    Location is a bit out of town but tuk tuk rides don’t cost much to get in. The bathrooms and commons areas need a deep clean. The biggest downside about this place is that there are no lockers and the doors to the rooms don’t lock as well. The staff are friendly and make the environment very chill and relaxed.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    14 Apr 2019
    This place was absolutely filthy. Walked in and walked out again. Couldn’t stay a night. Place smelled of wet dog, female dorm covered in hair, and too many beds crammed into a small space. Stayed in many great dorms but would not touch this one.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi