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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.

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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Doctor's House is situated on the South Coast of Sri Lanka, in a small coastal village called Madiha. We have 1 x 6 bed dorm, 3 x 4 bed dorms (all mixed) and 2 x private twin share bungalows.

It is situated on the south coast of Sri Lanka, in the beautiful Madiha. We are a bar/restaurant/hostel with delicious wood-fired pizza's, great espresso coffee and very friendly staff!

The pristine coastline of Madiha is perfect for swimming and the area boasts some of the best surf on the whole coast. We have 4 mixed dorm rooms (3 x 4 bed dorms and 1 x 6 bed dorm), with shared outdoor bathroom and shower facilities. The hostel accomodation is truly spectacular and there has been a huge focus on the use of natural materials and retaining the traditional style of the 200 year old building, whist adding a touch of contemporary finishes and creature comforts.

We have 2 private bungalows available, which are fitted with a very comfortable queen sized bed, mosquito net and a fan. The bungalows also have a a private balcony, some storage space and a glamorous attached outdoor bathroom. The buildings have been finished in a conformable, rustic style and there is a focus on the use of natural materials, which fits in well with the existing old buildings and the surrounding landscape. These beautifully finished bungalows have nice decor and are perfect for couples or solo travellers who want a bit more privacy and comfort.

The feature piece is certainly The Doctor's House, which is a 200 year old colonial building which has served as an Aryuvedic hospital since it was built. It has been handed down through 5 generations of Aryuvedic doctors, and has been lucky enough to fall into the hands of two young Australians.

This Dutch colonial style building is truly one of a kind. One look at it, leaves you speechless, in saying that, its spooky, yet mysterious look makes you wonder how many stories it would have to tell. This building was one of very few which survived the 2004 tsunami. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2019
    Definitely the best place to stay in you are traveling to the South. The atmosphere, the staff, the food and the rooms are súper great ! I had the best time ever and Tim the owner he is super helpful and nice :) I only booked the place for one night but I ended up staying 3 more nights
    Ecuador, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2019
    The Doctors House was clean, comfortable and good value for money. I would highly recommend staying here to everyone.
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Jul 2019
    Amazing location and atmosphere, beach front views and friendly staff.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    01 Jun 2019
    Good view,staff nice.
    Thailand, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    12 Jul 2019
    Such cool vibes, just across the road from the beach so really easy to pop over for a swim. Super friendly and sociable owners. We were there on a Saturday and they had organised and advertised a band to come and play and they were wicked. Lots of people seem to come here even for a drink/lunch/dinner if they aren’t staying there.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 Jul 2019
    Really amazing place to stay, or just go for food. The meals/drinks are more expensive with smaller portions than other places, but amazing still! There was a bit of miscommunication between staff whilst we were there but they made up for it by upgrading us to a private room which was beautiful! Thank you!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    18 Aug 2019
    Stayed here for 2 nights, 1 of which was a Saturday. They have a live band every Saturday where travellers come from all over the area here for it. Good music and great atmosphere. Huge outdoor area which was perfect for chilling the following day. Serve food and beer which was reasonably priced, you can also play croquet and pool. The beach is also right across the street. Rooms were very basic with no air con, and the beds stunk!! The outdoor shower was refreshing though.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Jul 2019
    The Doctor's House is an awesome place to stay in Madiha Beach. We were there for two nights. We booked a 4 bed mixed dorm and it was pretty basic. Beware of rats so make sure your luggages closed properly. Also there are dogs in the premises and my friend got bitten by one of them and the staff weren't happy to help. I don't think the dogs were properly fed by the owners because everytime we ordered food the doggies would come and wait for us to feed them. So if you're scared of dogs be careful
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    18 Sep 2019
    I enjoyed the doctors house and would have given it a much higher score except for the fact that our room had not been cleaned properly and the staff was pretty inattentive. I get that it’s a hostel with a super laid back atmosphere, however our sheets had clearly not been changed since the last guest as there was tons of sand inside of the bed and garbage can also hadn’t been emptied. Super cool atmosphere and nice property but just a bit icky.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.4


    17 Jul 2019
    Based on the reviews I decided to stay in Doctor's house and enjoy the atmosphere as it was highly recommended. I understand it's a hostel and I was not looking for a service but not compromising on Comfort and hence booked separate room avoided bunk beds. The room was clean and bathroom was Innovative. As I said I was not expecting great service or accommodation. But the bedsheets was not clean. Infact the pillows were smelling. And there was no electricity the whole night due to power failure.
    India, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi