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 on arrival. 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.

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

We just moved New Dambulla City Hostel to a new cooler location. If you are looking for a fun chilled oasis in the middle of nature away from the noise of the city this is the right place to be! With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the cities must-see destinations and makes a perfect base to explore the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka.

New Dambulla City Hostel – also a place where you can chill, relax and meditate any time you wish. Featuring a lush green garden with many hammocks, an inflatable outdoor pool, and bonfire pit, guests can relax at the common lounge area or enjoy a barbecue session on site; this is the perfect place to spend lazy days and amazing nights in a social/ friendly/ party atmosphere.
Spacious 4 bed dorms and double rooms with ensuite bathroom. Each bed is equipped with mosquito nets, individual fan, plug and locker. We also have rooms with and without AC available.
It has a shared kitchen fully equipped (stove, toaster, electric kettle, fridge) where you can cook your own food any time you wish so why not get together and cook a meal for you and your friends and use the dining area with garden view … oh and obviously! free coffee and tea all day – just help yourself!
At an additional cost we offer delicious continental breakfast (fruits, eggs, bread jam and butter), snacks and dinner, bicycle rental, laundry & ironing service, towels and locks. Free WiFi access throughout the property and free parking on site.
The hostel is just 3’ min walking from the main street and the supermarket “Cargills” and 15’ min walking from the bus station and 20’ min walking to Dambulla Cave Temple.

Our friendly staff is happy to assist you with any information, tips, tours, safari, transport and airport transfer -we’ll make sure that you going to have a great time with us!
Good vibes- good times!

Hostel policies:
Cancellation policy: 1 day before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Check in from 14:00 to 22:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .
The front desk is open daily from 08:00- 22:00.
Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age in dorm rooms.
But children are welcome in private room. Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cribs (infant beds) are not available.
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
No pets or service animals allowed.
Non-smoking room but with designated smoking area within the premise. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Dec 2019
    Really enjoyed my time at this hostel and sad I couldn’t stay longer. The host Dinesh is lovely and willing to help you out with anything you need. He even got us breakfast in the morning & beers in the evening. Couldn’t recommend this hostel enough. If you’re in Dambulla this place is a must.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Nov 2019
    Our experience at this hostel was absolutely superb. Dinesh went above and beyond at every opportunity to make our stay as comfortable as possible while also providing a wealth of knowledge about the local area and how to navigate it. If you are considering a hostel in Dambulla look no further, this is the place to be! the location is great too, with the centre of Dambulla accessible in minutes by foot. Would also recommend paying for breakfast here as the traditional breakfast is very tasty!
    Scotland, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Feb 2020
    Stayed here for 2nites Great welcome and friendly staff Have a kitchen to do your own cooking if you wish tv lounge To relax outside of you rooms the owner cannot do enough for you Easy walking distance from the bus terminal and shops approx 2 mls
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    24 Nov 2019
    We had a great time in this hostel! Very social, nice atmosphere and very friendly staff!! They have a kitchen there so you can cook together if you like. While sitting at the terasse many animals visited us from the fields, like buffalo (or something), peacock and a cow. Lovely!!! Definitely recommend it and will come again ! Xx
    Germany, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Jan 2020
    Loved staying here for my first stop in Sri Lanka. Dinesh was an excellent host, with lots of advice on activities, organising tuktuks, and making the traditional breakfasts. The hostel was off the main road so it was quiet at night but also a short walk to the shops. There weren't many guests staying here during my two-day stay but Dinesh made sure that I had a great time! I would recommend this to other people
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    23 Feb 2020
    Lovely staff, great location close to the city, quite basic place but nice to stay for a few days
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    27 Feb 2020
    Although the town of Dambulla can act as a hub to the surrounding areas in the province is not as popular destination for tourists to stay at. Even though the facilities are decent it feels more like a home stay rather than an international travelers hostel. The WiFi coverage and strength is good and the rooms area spacious and the mosquito nets are handy. This place is more suited to anyone wanting to experience the local lifestyle rather than the party atmosphere.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    03 Feb 2020
    Very reasonable price. The staff were lovely and very helpful. A 10 - 15 minute walk into town and bus station. Kitchen to make your own food if you wish. Felt more like a home stay, very relaxed.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    19 Dec 2019
    Nice place a bit out of the city. Although they advertise lockers 3 out of 4 in my dorm were broken. The breakfast is quite basic for 300 rupees. All beds had overhead fans and moscito nets but no power outlet next to the bed. They have scooters for rent but it was rather expensive to rent one. It is a bit of a walk to get to the center and to places to eat.
    Austria, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    19 Nov 2019
    I was the only guest when I was there so not much of an atmosphere. The location of the hostel is off the main road and at night it’s quite dark. The room could be cleaner and in the morning I saw some small bugs in the room.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Children's Play Area
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi