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 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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 (all mixed) and 8 x private 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, good coffee, delicious cocktails, ice cold beers 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 2 mixed dorm rooms (1 x 4 bed dorm 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 8 private bungalows available, which are complete with A/C and fitted with a very comfortable queen sized bed and a fan. The bungalows also have a a private balcony, some storage space and glamorous attached outdoor bathrooms. 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 10.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2021
    We loved our time at TDH. We stayed in the 4 bed mixed dorm, and it joined on to a 6 dorm room via a hallway where there are shared toilets and showers. We were provided with a padlock and a large lock-box the rolled under the bed which was useful. Towels and clean bedding provided and the showers were an experience - it was essentially an outdoor shower with great views of the sky! Beautiful small and quiet beach just across the road, food and drinks were good and a few vegan options too.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.1


    12 Mar 2020
    Food is very expensive for those on low budgets. Saturday and Wednesdays are the party nights so that is a must.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    26 Feb 2022
    Great Hostel!! I came on a Saturday and found out that there's a party that night. This usually only lasts until 10 pm so that people can sleep afterwards and won't be disturbed by the noises. I also appreciated that they had security to enter the dorm rooms! Location is amazing and directly at the beach. Would've definitely stayed longer if I had time
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    13 Nov 2019
    Great location especially for the Wednesday and Saturday party! Food was really good, and the staff very nice. However, the place is so busy at night and there’s no option of locking the dorm doors, and the lockers provided are so small, that they hardly fit a laptop. A problem we had were the TukTuk drivers out front - we ordered a PickMe, and the TukTuk drivers started threatening our driver, until he eventually had to leave without us. This aggressiveness should definitely be tackled!
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Feb 2020
    Legit the best venue in the South. Visited the Doctors House 3 times in my time in Sri Lanka and would easily have gone again. One night I booked to stay in the rooms out the back; they're nice, clean, obviously a bit noisy but you have to expect it. They have a guard stationed outside the dorms at night so that people at the party couldn't just walk in. However, it would be pretty easy to say you were staying in the dorms and just walk on through.. so it's not super secure. Highly recommend!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    13 Feb 2020
    The doctors house is a nice place to have some (too expensive) beers. The atmosphere is nice. Nevertheless, we shouldn‘t have stayed in the hostel. It is quite anonymous and seemed that the staff is only there to have a good time. There are dogs everywhere, which is okay but you cant close the door properly such as a dog came inside our room and destroyed a backpack and a jacket. Nobody cared. Plus the 4 bed dorm is kinda a 10 bed dorm because its only separated by the bathroom
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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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