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.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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.
5. Smoking in outdoor areas.
6. Reception working 24 hours. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2020
    Nice hostel.
    Iraq, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Dec 2019
    The best hostel!!! The atmosphere is amazing! Extended our stay! The staff become your friends instantly. From home cooked food, to campfires and fantastic DJ. They will also help you organise trips to the best locations near by for a cheap price. Thanks for the memories guys!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Nov 2019
    Fab hostel and fab hosts
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Jan 2020
    Amazing hostel! Ashwin made us feel very welcome and the indoor and outdoor communal areas really encouraged all guests to socialise (which we definitely did!) It's not the greatest for early nights but the calm during the day means it's easy to sleep in
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    05 Dec 2019
    Bloody hilarious time at laughing leopard! Awesome atmosphere theres something going on every night which the staff are always involved in and organising! Good local knowledge as well to help plan days out, before coming back for a few beers each night! Only issue is it is a bit of a walk to the centre of town, but regular buses do run
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    18 Dec 2019
    Best place for socialising on my travels in Sri Lanka! Not the cleanest.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    06 Dec 2019
    Can’t believe this place has such high reviews. Our dorm had mould all over the roof and in the bathroom, smelt like mould and the sheets did not feel clean. The dogs are cute for 5 minutes until they start running around like mad and grabbing dirty toilet paper out of the bathroom 🤢. Owner was nice but seemed to only want to sit and smoke weed and wasn’t in a rush to help or do anything other than party. I’m sure there’s much nicer places to stay than here.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 4.3


    03 Feb 2020
    Unfortunately, this is not a hostel is more of a house party gathering. Management should focus more on the maintenance of this establishment instead of sitting around and socializing with guest. The rooms and social areas are dirty with mold all around the roof and walls. Yes dogs are great but clean after them. Guest do need lockers, so please get some. Best of luck!
    Canada, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 4.0


    20 Nov 2019
    I will not recommend if you want to take rest and stay chilling in a quiet place. They were with the music so hard until 2.00 am, since 18.00. The dinner was 500 rupias, not bad, but the breakfast was so insuficient. I didn’t enjoy. You cannot keep your things cause the room is open all the time.
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    13 Dec 2019
    This place is a sh*thole. No organisation whatsoever. You'll sleep in dirty, smelly, sheets. The bathroom looks like a slaughterhouse. There is not even a locker to store your stuff.
    Belgium, Male, 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
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi