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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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Pilgrims Hostel

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

Located in the heart of the Galle Fort, Pilgrims Hostel offers affordable, comfortable and quality accommodation ideal for backpackers or budget travelers. Complimentary breakfast is served daily from our downstairs restaurant.

The hostel has two adjoining mixed-dorms (9-bed/6 -bed) with AC in operation during the night. Each bed is equipped with a personal reading light and electrical outlet.

Our authentic Italian pizza and ice-cold beer is a popular choice among hostel guests. The hostel restaurant also has a great selection of local curries, fresh seafood and snacks available. Fresh juices, a range of teas, wine and cocktails are served throughout the day from 8am to 10pm.

From the hostel, you can explore the quaint alleys of the Galle Fort which are filled with boutique souvenir shops, charming cafes and a wonderful collection of Dutch-colonial buildings. However perhaps the greatest boast of this historical gem is its stunning views of the Indian Ocean and unforgettable sunsets. Walk out the hostel door, turn right and there right in front of you are the great rampart walls and an endless magnificent ocean. There is no better place to wander and explore.

Pilgrims Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 14:00 to 22:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Cancellation policy: 72 h before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.

We do not accept customers younger than 11 years of age.
Reception open 7.30 am to 10 pm. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2019
    We actually ended up not staying here due to the hostel closing down. However, they organised us another hostel which was incredibly kind
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Apr 2019
    It is a great hostel with a very beautiful atmosphere right in the center of Galle with a restaurant that serves super delicious food below. The staff is unique! Very friendly und warm! I stayed there in the time of the sad attacks and felt very safe and taken care of! Galle was very protected and Nadia took so much time talking to me about the recent events! Plus they organised everything for a safe ride back to the airport! I can more than recommend to stay there any time but especially now!
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2019
    Came for 2 nights, stayed for 4 after falling in love with the charm of the Dutch Fort, Nadia, Daneesha and the rest of the Pilgrim’s staff. Generous breakfast, great atmosphere and the food is fantastic too. Thanks so much!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Jun 2019
    This hostel has everything you need and a nice staff. The breakfast was really good too
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    26 Apr 2019
    The owner is absolutely lovely, the food was great and the location is perfect. The dorms might be a bit cramped and bathroom facilities could be better but with the right people this is a very homely place.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    01 Aug 2019
    Pilgrims Hostel closed due to the decrease of tourism in Sri Lanka after attacks. You are directed to Curry Leaf Hostel which is inside the fort as well. As it might be recent, some adjustments should be made: even with fans the dorm was very hot, and the wifi didn't reach it. Not a lot of water pressure in the shower. But the owner is nice and the hostel itself is correct and tries its best. Beds were comfy, mosquito nets are appreciated and there's a great view from the balcony.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    11 Apr 2019
    The Host would help you with any questions concerning your stay in Galle and also for your further trip along the Coast. They also offered pretty good food at their restaurant downstairs. AC was also avaible during the night. Little minus is, that the 6 bed dorm is basically a really big dorm with more beds, because one room is the passage to get to the other room.
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    28 May 2019
    The hostel location was really fantastic and the staff were really approachable and helpful. Unfortunately cleanliness was poor and we had a real issue with the air conditioning and the staff not wishing to put it on/wasn't working in the main room - overall it was a pretty uncomfortable place to stay and I would recommend you gave it a miss.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.9


    20 Apr 2019
    The people that work here were absolutely wonderful, can’t say enough good things about them. But this was the only good thing. The toilets and shower cubicles are so small that it’s almost impossible to change in them. You pay for an air con room but the ‘air con’ only comes on at 7pm till 8am- which is ridiculous in a very hot country. When you pay for air con it should be on 24/7 in a hostel dorm. Lastly, you get locked in at night. They padlock the door- this should be illegal.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0


    10 Apr 2019
    Worst experience in a hostel. Very unwelcoming. I came back after my day, all my things gone off my bed. They double booked my bed. My things not replaced and could not find them. Favourite t-shirt gone, shampoo, eye mask and shorts. No right to touch guests belongings. Also meal and beer wayyyy over priced, pizza and 2 beers came to 2800.. Really expensive. Air con not on until you beg for it to be on...cold showers... I could go on! Do not stay here if you value your sanity.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi