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Mr Funk's Hostel

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

Welcome to Mr Funk’s Hostel!

Come home to Mr Funk’s Hostel on Unawatuna mountain just 1km away from Unawatuna and Dallawella beach, away from the traffic, in the middle of the tropical jungle. Your cozy hideout surrounded by easy going and laid-back people. Meet like minded travellers over our daily dinner nights and lazy afternoons chilling in our coconut hut with a coconut iced coffee from our cafe or with an ice cold beer.

We are offering not just a place to sleep but a real Sri Lankan experience. Join our cooking lessons for just 1800lkr (including ingredients and market tour) or our very own Tuk Tuk driving lessons around the paddy fields with our main man Ninja.

The Owners:
Erin is a well-seasoned backpacker who will cater to your backpacking needs and will ensure you are comfortable and will fit right into the Mr Funk’s family. Make sure you don't miss her infamous falafel night!
Ninja is a Unawatuna local who will show you all the must-see local spots. He’s also an amazing cook. Be sure to try his rice and curry whilst you’re here!

Warning: The hostel is home to 2 super friendly rescue dogs. When you arrive they may smother you in doggo hugs and kisses. If you don't like dogs then prepare to be converted into major dog lovers!

*NOTICE* Our check in time closes at 7pm so please let us know if you are arriving after this time. We can arrange for someone to check you in.

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Cancellation policy: At least 1 day advance notice for free cancellation.
2. Check in from 12:00 to 19:00.
3. Check out before 11:00.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash only
5. No smoking in Room, but have smoking area.
6. Age restriction: 18+.
7. Reception working hours 08:30-19:00. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Feb 2020
    Beautiful Hostel!!! Absolutely loved my stay at Mr Funks - Erin and Ninja made me feel welcome as soon as I arrived. The hostel is in the middle of the jungle but a close enough walk / tuktuk ride to the beaches nearby. They offer water refill and recycle which is lovely and the food nights were amazing! Some of the best food I have had on my travels... definitely do the cooking class with ninja! Be sure to try the Arrack attack cocktail in the evenings too - Harry knows what he's doing!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jan 2020
    What a great place! Waking up just in front of the sea. A little gem in Mirissa. The hosts are so friendly and helpful. Would always come back!
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jan 2020
    Had an amazing time. Erin and Ninja were a great team made us feel so welcome . The family dinners in the evening were super delicious. Would totally stay again . Such a happy easy vibe and like a home from home ❤️
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jan 2020
    You should stay here! Mr. Funk’s is by far the best hostel I have stayed at. I loved it so much, I’ve already returned and I’m sure Erin and Ninja haven’t seen the last of me. Surrounded by nature, but a close walk to the beach. The property has a really nice atmosphere there are plenty of comfortable places to chill or socialize depending on what you. The hostel is very clean and well maintained. They have water refill, proper coffee and a delicious falafel night! Thanks for your hospitality!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    23 Feb 2020
    Erin and Ninja are doing such a cool job here, a little jungle retreat not too far from the beach. Good dinner nights and friendly volunteers here too. Wifi isnt too bad. Jazzie the dog is gorgeous. Highly recommend. I've extended another 2 nights already
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    05 Feb 2020
    Great hostel. Good atmosphere, staff always willing to help.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    22 Jan 2020
    We had a great time at Mr. Funks! It’s such a lovely, relaxing space away from the hustle and bustle of the main strip. The breakfast was yummy and our hosts were always happy to give help/recommendations when needed. We would definitely recommend this chilled out hostel for anyone heading to Unawatuna!
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    26 Feb 2020
    Had a great couple of days stay here.lThe staff are lovely and make you feel welcome straight away And the place has a nice chilled vibe but social at the same time. Massive bonus for me was their gorgeous dog Jas had just had puppies not long...a hostel with puppies for me is the dream 😍
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    18 Feb 2020
    Nice hostel for the backpacker on a budget. The staff is amazing, helpful and friendly. Makes authentic local breakfast and dinner. The vibe is very laidback and relaxed. Go here for a quiet stay and good talks - not a hostel with bigger tours and lots happening. For us the facilities were a bit too low standard and we were a bit disappointed that the private room was just two beds with walls not going all the way up, thus not very private - please emphasize that in the description.
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Jan 2020
    I had a pleasant time here. The owners are lovely and it has a great atmosphere. It's about a 30 minute walk to the beach which was further than I expected. The beds are very uncomfortable and need upgrading. I would recommend staying here if your main priority is a great atmosphere.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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