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Layback | Boutique Surf Camp & Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Layback | Boutique Surf Camp & Hostel is a boutique surf camp and hostel, located in the heart of Weligama,Sri Lanka. With the beach only a few minutes away from our doorstep, surfing is part of our daily routine. Yet, despite of its buzzing location in the midst of local life, Layback | Boutique Surf Camp & Hostel is a quiet getaway for surfers and travelers.

Layback | Boutique Surf Camp & Hostel opened its doors in 2017. Our vision was and is to create a friendly, laid-back and creative space for like minded travelers. A place that is intertwined with the local Weligama life to give our guests the opportunity to experience and learn about this place we are very happy to call home. Layback | Boutique Surf Camp & Hostel is made by surfers and travelers. We know the importance of a good night sleep, clean and stylish rooms and communal spaces for socializing, cooking and solo-time.

But, Layback | Boutique Surf Camp & Hostel is much more than just a place to stay when you visit Weligama. Our tranquil oasis is a place to recharge after a long day at the beach, to breathe and relax, to be creative, to work or simply to enjoy a cold beer.

We have developed and created our vision of our ultimate hideaway for surfers and travelers and hope to welcome you soon!

We offer 3 different room types:
* 5 Private Double Rooms. All rooms are equipped with the essentials, such as spacious beds with comfortable mattresses, desks, good quality bed sheets, private bathrooms (most of them with hot shower). 3 rooms have a overhead van, 2 rooms have air conditioning.
* 1 Girls Dorm: This dorm can occupy a maximum of 4 people. It has 2 bunk beds, a private bathroom, AC, lockers, power sockets for each bed, free and fast WiFi, access to a shared breezy terrace, kitchen and living room.
* 1 Mixed Dorm: This dorm has 3 bunk beds and 2 single pallet beds, a private bathroom, AC, lockers, power sockets for each bed, drying rack, free and fast WiFi, access to a shared breezy terrace, kitchen and living room. This dorm is for both male and female.

* The house has an outdoor shared terrace where you can eat, play a game of carrom, relax or read a book under the coconut tree.
* A fully equipped kitchen for you to prepare your own meal (or just a tropical smoothie!), with blender, gas stove, oven/microwave, toaster, fridge and kettle.
* A living room which offers you a place to socialize, eat your own prepared meal or just be and do nothing :)

1. Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.
2. Check in from 14:00 to 22:00.
3. Check out before 12:00 noon.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash or credit card.
5. Reception working hours 09:00-22:00. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Jan 2020
    Lovely staff and a really chill hostel if you are just in Weligama for surfing. This hostel is clean, has great rooms and enough space to chill around. They also organize activities (family dinner/pardy together), definitely worth staying at.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Nov 2019
    Loved my stay here! Booked for two nights and ended up staying a week, Thalina is an awesome surf teacher, I had a lesson in Galle previously and thought surfing was not for me but he completely changed my mind with how patient and detailed he is. Linda was also very helpful with all of my random questions and gave some great tips on places to eat out!! Very kind people who just want you to have the best experience. I would definitely return as it feels like a home away from home, Siobhan x
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Nov 2019
    Truly had the most amazing stay here--hence extending my stay on multiple occasions! Linda and Thalina are so incredibly awesome and helpful. Their laidback nature is so warm and welcoming. Also, Thalina was such an amazing and patient surf instructor. They truly made my stay in Weligama so perfect. Also, the location of this hostel is perfect. It is 5 mins walk from the beach, food stores, restaurants, aka everything. I miss this place and everyone in it so much already!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2019
    Had a lovely stay here! The staff are so nice and friendly. Definitely go out for dinner with the hostel, they bring you to delicious places. The hostel itself is very clean, hot showers, air con, nice beds, and good atmosphere. Location is perfect! Kitchen is great as well and has a lot of things in it to use (blender for smoothies). Was only meant to stay 2 nights but stayed 5- really lovely hostel!!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Jan 2020
    Super nice place, very new and fresh and 5 minute walk to main beach.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Nov 2019
    Lynda and Thilina have created a beautiful hostel where you instantly feel at home and part of the layback family. The spaces are always clean and comfortable, perfect for hanging out and chilling with the cats and Rex the dog. Thilina is an amazing surf coach and will help you organise any trips or experiences you’d like to do. You will never want to leave!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Nov 2019
    We stayed in the private room and it was a great experience. Would definitely come back when in Weligama!
    Sri Lanka, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    15 Nov 2019
    We had an amazing time in Layback! We stayed for 2 weeks (and wished we could stay longer). The Hostel vibe is really nice and chilled. All the people around there were so nice, guests and workers! We felt very welcomed by Linda and Thalina. They had everything we needed or could organize it :) we loved it. Thank you so much.
    Switzerland, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    20 Dec 2019
    Good place with potential to be great. Good size and facilities, a little away from the main area but only 7/10min walk. I was in the hostel and as they are mainly a surf camp, I felt rather on the outside and not included within their vibe Manager L was lovely but the owner who checked me in didn’t provide any details about the place - I thought he was the porter. If you are on the camp, you’ll have a great time. Not sure I’d recommend as a stand-alone hostel
    Wales, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    20 Dec 2019
    Welcoming hostel based a short walk from the main bus station, on road running parallel to main beach road. Smaller hostel than most but has well equipped kitchen space. Individual lockers in room and bathroom accessible via dorm room as well as small roof terrace. Space felt clean but sandy - a never ending battle for beach hostels. No one on reception early hours so advisable to mention this if you are going on an early trip / whale watching. Overall good stay for basic friendly hostel.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi