Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.

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  • 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 9.2

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jul 2019
    I loved this place! Sanjay and Sarah were so welcoming. Great vibes and great facilities. My only regret is I didn’t stay longer!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Jun 2019
    I only stayed here for two nights and it was great. Such a chilled out environment, Sanjay and his dogs were very entertaining. Hash cooks some amazing food. It was more like hanging out in their home rather than a typical hostel. Cheers
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Jul 2019
    Great stay. Awesome chilled out atmosphere. Shout out to Sanjay for being a great host. Amazing hostel punch!
    Scotland, Couple, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.1


    02 Apr 2019
    Stayed here for like 12 days, great vibe, great hosts. Seeing nuwara eliya is made easy here through the knowledge of the owners and their willingness to organize trips (shoutout Sanjay and Ashwin miss u guys). This makes it so that many people in the hostel go out in groups which was great for me as a solo traveler. Very good social area with great art especially one very cool mural on the back wall by a stunningly handsome guy a couple months ago. Stay here if in nuwara eliya.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    08 Jul 2019
    Really social and friendly hostel to stay in. Bit frustrating that music was played on speakers until like 1am. Also don’t go to the bbq if you’re vegetarian/vegan!! Overall really nice dorms and staff are nice.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    25 Jun 2019
    Pretty good hostel! Only stayed for a night but the owners are very social and it’s a really cool place to be (literally and figuratively). We got to order food and play board games. Only downside is WiFi was pretty non existent.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    06 Apr 2019
    Not the cleanest or most secure (and no hot water). But a lot of people end up extending here because the hosts are creating such a great atmosphere! The dinners are nice and everyone is hanging out having a good time. Must love dogs, otherwise you might feel uncomfortable.
    Denmark, 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