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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Property Description

A new breed of surf hostel has come to Midigama: Surf Swell.

Right in front of Plantations, one of the most popular surf spots on the Sri Lankan South Coast, Surf Swell Hostel sticks out in Midigama with its brand new restaurant & surf shop directly attached to the property. So you won' t have to worry beyond grabbing your board, heading to your favorite surf spot in the location, delight you with western, local and fusion cuisine and chill with your hostel buddies. All together just at Surf Swell Hostel!

All the dorms are mixed and come equipped with lockers (no worries, you' ll be provided with the key). Towels & breakfast included in the room rate.

Fancy some food? There is an onsite restaurant under the same brand, which provides international food menu, complemented with healthy and high nutritious food which will support to get and to recover energies after your surf sessions as well as with varied option so every day can be a bit 'different' choosing different breakfast or your favorites from the a la carte menu.

Right downstairs there is a surf shop available under the same brand, and special promos and deals are available for you & for the restaurant customers. Grab your board and head to any of the numerous surf spots in Midigama!

Popular spots in Ahangama & Weligama are pretty close as well, whereas you go by scooter, bus or tuk tuk.

The vibe at Surf Swell is fun, chill and vibrant, as all is about the community. Also, the perfect place for those who want to initiate in the sport. Easier spots are located nearby and surf lessons are available on requests. Surf Swell Hostel also offers a week surf camp for those who want to start to shred it or already are at an intermediate level, complemented with surf, surf and surf, and cultural and entertainment activities.

Surf trips are a must so you' ll find eventually scheduled events so you can join the hostel family and try a different spot. Also, entertainment & activities in the place as well as parties in the surroundings won´t ever make you leave.

If you need further info or a hand with anything you might need just drop a message and get ready to shred it in Midigama at Surf Swell Hostel.

Terms and conditions:

Cancellation policy: 2 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Please contact us so we can assist you with cancellations and modifications if needed.
Check-in: 15:00 to 19:00- Early check-In free of charges subject to availability.
A passport will be required in check-in. If you don’t have your passport, a copy/picture will be valid.
Check out before 11:00 .
Hostel reception working hours: 08:00 to 19:00 – Please let us know if you are planning to check-in after 19:00.
Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.
Breakfast included.
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.
Pet friendly.
Non smoking. Strictly not allowed to smoke in the rooms. Smoking only allowed in common areas.
Damages to the property and facilities might be charged.
Deposit credits (towel & locker key) will be requested if property items are not returned.
Personal belongings: we provide lockers in the rooms and free keys for them. We are not responsible of missing items left out of the lockers or in common areas. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.0

  • Security 2.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 2.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Nov 2019
    This place is incredible! It has an amazing breakfast (where you have choice out of 4 different ones), it's close to a lot of surf spots & the atmosphere here between staff and backpackers! I love the vibe, defin will come back!! Cheers x
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Nov 2019
    Surf Swell became one of many highlights of my trip in Sri Lanka. Such a great bunch working there, welcoming and happy to help out with anything you need. It’s perfect for anyone looking for a surfing paradise as there’s great surf spots and shops so close to the hostel. Don’t be put off if your not a surfer, I’m not and still had a great time. food was awesome, addictive banana and coconut smoothies! Comfortable beds, open area to hang out and meet people. If I come back to SL, I’ll be back! X
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2019
    Awesome Place just next to the best surf Spots around. Stuff is really friendly aswell. The Breakfast is absolutely delicious🤙🏼🙌🏼 Perfect Hostel for all Surfers out there.
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    31 Oct 2019
    Our stay in Surf Swell was amazing. It is a prime location Hostel just 1min Walking distante to the best surf shop in Sri Lanka. The place is All new, the parking and the check in area excellent. The dorm is very bit an confy with nice beds, AC, individual closet with lock and fresh pure cordón linen. The included breakfast is awesome¡¡ with 5 diferente óptimos of a super healthy breaky ( local and internacional options) The Start is extraordinarily kind and helpfull. All is very very clean
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    21 Nov 2019
    Still being built while I was there but already an amazing atmosphere! Met an awesome group of people here and had such an enjoyable couple of days with them. If only my surfing skills had been up to midigama's reef breaks I would have stayed far longer!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Jan 2020
    I was booked in to stay at this hostel for 3 nights....... I ended up staying 11 days! Such an amazing location right opposite one of the best breaks ‘Plantations‘ on the east coast and only short walk to another 5 amazing breaks. The staff that work here are absolute legends and the social atmosphere is the best I’ve ever experienced at a hostel. This is a place and location I will recommend to anyone who is keen for awesome surf, chilled vibes and people who don’t mind extending their stay!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    09 Mar 2020
    A great hostel located under a minute from the beach. The hostel was pretty quiet when i was there- stayed in a dorm room and there was only 2 other people. Great location and helpful staff . Cant really hudge the atmosphere as it wasn’t busy however the hostel has the potential to be great if travelling in a big group. Showers were communal but very clean and the beds were comfy.
    British Virgin Islands, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    10 Jan 2022
    We weren’t very impressed. We arrived at Surf Swell Hostel having reserved a private room at least over 24 hours in advance. We we’re told to wait for the owner for a while and he turned up and told us that he had decided to book our room out to some other people who had decided to stay on last minute. He tried to offer us dorms but we are a couple and we wanted what we had booked. The website also took a booking fee for which we have not been refunded. Disappointed.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    12 Jan 2020
    The people I met at Surf Swell were incredible. Truly a backpacking family I will be connected with (hopefully) for the rest of my life. That said, THIS PLACE NEEDS SERIOUS HELP!!! Management changes the prices of rooms on a daily basis so (like myself) you could pay 1800 rupee for a bed when your bunk mate is paying 1000... Also, the restaurant is one guy cooking eggs from 8-10 am and if you ask for something, you feel like an inconvenience. Could be a great place but needs work.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Security Lockers
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi