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
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Layback is an intimate hotel in the heart of Weligama. Although right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the daily local life, the rooms are quiet and enable you to relax after a day of surfing or exploring the south coast.

We have had a good first season and was happy to also share our passion for surfing with guests. By giving surf lessons and also by surfing together with more experienced surfer guests. In the meantime (October 2018) we have renovated our place and we are ready and look forward to this second season! Our goal is to give you a wonderful holiday you will never forget.

Come to our place if you want a relaxed holiday at the beach, a surfing holiday or a combination of both ;). As we are born and raised in Weligama we would be pleased to show you around and share some of our favorite and undiscovered places in Weligama with you, like secret surf spots, hidden swim beaches and local eateries. In addition to surfing, We are also foodies, so we are happy to share some of our insider's food tips with you.

We offer 2 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 room has air conditioning.
* 1 Girls Dorm: This dorm can occupy a maximum of 4 people. It has 2 bunk beds, a private bathroom, AC, lockers, access to a shared breezy terrace, kitchen and living room.

* 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 9.3

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 May 2019
    Layback hostel was the perfect base for our stay in Weligama. One block away from the beach and on the main road to everything, the location couldn't have been better. Super clean and comfortable with a great terrace, a shared kitchen and awesome AC. Linda was the BEST host. Always available to recommend a restaurant, other locations to visit, to arrange surf lessons and board rental and airport transfers. Layback is a one stop shop that you just shouldn't go past!!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2019
    Great location and very friendly staff. Made the whole experience amazing
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Dec 2018
    Great staff - really welcoming, friendly and chatty. We were invited to a hostel dinner together one night which was lovely. Would recommend a surf lesson with the owner too. Rooms are nice with everything you need, an honesty bar in the kitchen, good communal area, good location and there’s a hostel dog! Highly recommend:)
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    25 Apr 2019
    Great place with a cool interior and helpful staff!
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    04 Apr 2019
    Clean, modern hostel with a nice design! Really good location, lovely staff & nice atmosphere My favourite was the kitchen which is so rare to find in Asia ! Thanks ☺☺
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    16 Feb 2019
    This is an ideal spot to stay in if you would like to just be off of the main beach street. The staff are friendly/helpful and the facilities are clean. We would definitely stay here again.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    25 Mar 2019
    Booked 3 nights and stayed a week! The rooms are extremely clean and the security locks are on point. The owners are incredible and genuine people. The area around the hostel I found was a very safe area to walk around at night if you end up going out in the evenings. Surf is just a few minute walk away.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Jan 2019
    Great Stay, thanks for Advises and your hospitality
    Belarus, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 Jan 2019
    My friend and I had one night at Layback and it was perfect. Super chilled atmosphere, cosy terrace and welcoming hosts! Would recommend this place any day!
    Denmark, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    19 Apr 2019
    Lovely clean and spacious. Large common rooms and right off the Main Street near the beach. Only downside is there is not a lot of atmosphere or socialising I would not stay there if travelling alone and wanted to meet other travellers. But nonetheless the staff are wonderful and will help you find anything you need! :)
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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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