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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Old Parkland Hostel is located in the heart of Galle City close to the World famous Galle Dutch Fort. The hostel itself is a 120 years old house with unique traditional Sri Lankan architecture.

Guests have the luxury of mingling with the beautiful surrounding nature including a large green garden.
The dormitory composed of comfortable bunk beds , Free Air Conditioning, wall fans, reading lamps and free WiFi.
We provide delicious breakfast for an affordable price. Galle Dutch Fort, famous Unawatuna beach, Jungle beach are in the walking distance from the Hostel. Many other tourists attraction sites are located in a reasonable distance from the Hostel.

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Cancellation policy: 1 day before arrival.
2. Check in from 14:00 to 23:00.
3. Check out before 11:00 noon.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash only.
5. Reception working hours 09:00-23:00.
6. No age restriction.
7. Taxes included.
8. Breakfast not included.
9. No pets. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 May 2020
    I stayed here while doing a trip throughout Southern Asia. I stayed at 3 different hostels during my vacation and this one by far my favorite. Nice old house with gorgeous garden. Host was very friendly and accommodating, the room/bathroom were very clean and comfortable, and I enjoyed the company of the other people who were staying in the hostel too. Location was also great as it was in the center of Galle city. I highly recommend this hostel to anyone wanting a relaxed and convenient stay.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 May 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel in historic Galle city. Hostel is lovely, nicely decorated, very clean & well equipped with everything you need including locker in the bedroom, hot showers & comfy beds. Well maintained huge diverse garden was amazing.Host brought me to a fascinating garden tour, it was very interesting. Breakfast is super traditional and obviously with an awesome taste. Place is close to every touristic sights around the Galle city.I would like to return and stay longer.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 May 2020
    Honestly, this is a great hostel. It’s amazing they’re able to keep it so clean with this many guests. Nice well maintained property with fabulous garden. Garden has many specialities with different types of trees, fruits and others. Host was very welcoming and friendly. This hostel has everything you would need as a traveler. Importantly the bed was comfortable and the shower was hot. Breakfast was exquisite. Met some lovely dorm mates too. This is the best hostel I’ve stayed in a while.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 May 2020
    Loved my stay there, extended it from one night to three nights. Century old nice architectural house. Garden is super special with full of trees and plants, awesome atmosphere. Host was very friendly and helpful. I walked around the garden and backyard jungle it was such a wonderful experience I had in a hostel. I felt very safe here. Dorm was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast is super great and different every day. Near to all major touristic sights. I would definitely come back.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 May 2020
    Location is convenient for exploring the city, and everything is comfortable and clean. Dorm has decent standard facilities, which can has enough spaces to keep belongings/luggage. The bed was super comfortable, and the pillows are awesome. As others have said, it feels more like a hotel than a hostel. Garden is super special with full of trees and plants, very suitable for relaxing. Breakfast was delicious full of traditional foods. Definitely recommend checking it out if you’re visiting Galle.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 May 2020
    This was our first time experience at a hostel and it was excellent. Before we come here we decided to stay 4 nights in Galle in 4 different places but after we been here we spent our all the 4 nights in the same place. Very beautiful property, nice huge well maintained garden with different trees, flowers and other plants. Dorm was super clean, fast WiFi, good A/C. Host was so helpful and hospitable. Foods were extremely delicious. For those visiting Galle, this is basically as good as it gets.
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 May 2020
    Probably the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Perfect location in downtown. Host was useful and facilities are perfect. The room is really high quality and well maintained. Garden was amazing with great atmosphere. Jungle area also very attractive. Nice place to spend the time enjoyable with friends, families. Foods were fantastic, full of healthy foods. Place is close to the main beaches near Galle city and old Dutch Fort. If you visit Galle try to stay this lovely place.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 May 2020
    I had a really nice experience. Friendly and helpful host, clean, good amenities and easily find the public transportation and shops. More of a villa atmosphere than a hostel. Huge garden and the nice environment in the backyard. Nice place to having rest and plan your next trip. Good breakfast. Great value for money. Surfing beach and other touristic sites very near by. Overall very much enjoyed the stay. Totally recommended if you want a place that makes your money worth it.
    Turkey, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    09 May 2020
    Had a nice stay here, I definitely recommend this place to a solo and/or group of travelers if you want a relaxing, quiet environment. Really felt like staying in a home here, not a hostel and was very welcoming. The cleanliness and availability of the facilities were good. The host was extremely useful, informative and ready to answer your questions and to help. Good value for money and security is very good . Overall a great hostel. Thank you for everything.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    01 May 2020
    What a fabulous hostel experience! Beautiful historical property unlike other houses in Sri Lanka. Huge gorgeous garden with plenty of spaces to relax. Place is very suitable for relaxing and hanging out. I spent more time in the garden. Nice clean dormitory with all the comfort. Host was very friendly, welcoming and super informative. His garden tour was a great bonus, because I gain lot of good knowledge about different plants, cinnamon and other spices. Recommend this place and stay again.
    Russia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities