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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: Junior / Primary School 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.


The Backpack Hub at Weligama

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Backpack Hub at Weligama arrives to Weligama , one of the most popular destinations on the South Coast !

Conveniently located just 4 minutes from the main beach in Weligama and within very close proximity to the bus and train stations, The backpack hub at Weligama will surprise you - again - with thematically designed rooms (all of them with AC, hot water and individual lockers for your backpacks), comfy and colorful common areas and a large garden where you could practice sports with your hostel buddies, work out or just chill on the sunbeds.

You will also find:

- 3 x 6 bed dorms with a/c and Ensuite washroom
- 4 Deluxe Rooms With A/C and Ensuit Wash Rooms
- 1 x 5 bed dorms with fan and Shared washroom in the lobby (accommodation in single beds)
Also we have T.V. in lobby. And sofa to sit and relax yourself .

The hostel features a garden with a volleyball pitch, slackline and equipment for team sports, bean bags which can be moved around for some comfy seating while socialising, and plenty of spots to enjoy the Sri Lankan sun. You can also refresh after surf sessions, sports or exercise by using our outdoor shower .

Feel like surfing ? Easy! Ask our friendly front desk team and they will arrange everything for you, including surf/diving lessons or surf board rentals if necessary. They can also help you with renting a scooter or getting a tuk tuk to go somewhere.

Looking forward to welcoming you to your unique Hostel Experience in Weligma

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Apr 2022
    Best Hostel in Weligama! Welcoming staff, very friendly, and will be helpful with any questions or recommendations as needed. Atmosphere is great, amazing vibes! many cozy areas to chill around and meet friends. Big and comfortable kitchen for the chefs among you. Laundry service. Nice roof top for barbecue and drinking at evenings. Showers with great flow and hot water. There is a big supermarket just across the street and many restaurants just by a minute walking. Definitely will be back ✌️
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 Apr 2022
    I will remember The Backpack Hub all my life. With the lowest price in Weligama you take in a clean place, best location (shops, pharmacy, cafes, 7 min to beach), polite staff who helps you with all questions, and a lot of interesting people all around the world. 1000% recommendation. Слава Україні! Друзі, якщо ви хочете прокачати свою англійську і отримати друзів зі всього світу - вам точно сюди! При цьому дійсно доступна вартість за такий двіж і умови проживання. Не пожалкуєте)
    Ukraine, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2022
    One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. The hostel really doesn't have any flaws, it's super clean, the location is perfect and the staff are all so nice. The hostel is in the perfect spot and only a 5 minute walk to the beach. There's loads of places to chill in the hostel so you don't have to stay in the room and it has a really good sociable atmosphere, especially on the nights when the staff cooked up some amazing meals for everyone in the hostel. Overall it's just a great hostel 10/10.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Feb 2022
    This hostel is absolutely great ! The atmosphere is so nice. People staying here and the staff are just great. The best hostel I have been to here so far! Huge recommendation!
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Feb 2022
    I spent almost one month at this hostel, it is the best hostel along the coast! I went to many different beaches and stayed in lots of different hostels, nothing compared to the Backpack Hub. The manager and owner are really friendly and are willing to help in any way that they can. Theres a big kitchen which is hard to come by in most hostels. Also, the vibe is super family like. Lots of people stay for a long time because it is such a great atmosphere. Also great Wif, seriously!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Feb 2022
    Great hostel with a super friendly staff! It's the place to meet new travellers. There are always people to hang out with, or have a nice party. The hostel has a nice location, 5 min from the beach, close to nice restaurants and it's linked to the surfschool Surfmania. The rooms are clean and the WiFi is good and they have their own kitchen. There's a great vibe and I would really recommend this place.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    07 Mar 2022
    Great hostel which is both placed close to the beach, city center and bus station. Great and considered staff, who made sure that we were comfortable at all times. We got to use their washing machine for a small fee and they also served both tea and crackers when we were sick. I definitely recommend this place!
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Feb 2022
    Very good location, in walking distance of local places although on a slightly busy road so you do get some noise from there. The owner is very friendly and there are lots of people to meet as it is a fairly big hostel.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    11 Mar 2022
    Everything was great but the bathroom wasn’t very clean and the shower door didn’t shut so it just got flooded. Lots of bugs and on a fairly busy road. But everything else was great. Staff were super helpful.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    29 Mar 2022
    Location is amazing. Beds are comfortable and big. Bathroom was big too. HOWEVER, both of our beds had so many bed bugs it was actually insane. It was like we had chicken pox. After night 2 we were given new sheets for the bed but it’s obvs a mattress issue so this did nothing. I’m itching just typing this out. Shame because the facilities and location is so cool it’s just not worth the itching. We have had to wash everything to kill the bugs.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi