Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 1 week prior to 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

If a booking is cancelled less than 3 days before arrival then a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made.*
In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) the full cost of the booking is charged.*
* Maximum cancelation or "No-Show" fee will be the cost for 7 nights!

Additional Terms and Conditions

Children cannot be accommodated at the hostel.
PetsPets are not allowed.
This property only accepts cash payments.

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.

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Long Hostel is the most modern, most popular and largest Hostel in Arugam Bay!

It's built in 2016 and offers accommodation for 42 guests, including one Budget Double room with air-conditioning, one bunk bed and an en suite bathroom. Six air conditioned 4-bed dorms, en suite bathroom with hot water shower. Four 4-bed dorms with ceiling and wall fan, two modern shared bathrooms. All beds in dorms have a locker for each guest for the security of luggage.

The property has a coffee-shop offering Italian No.1 LAVAZZA coffee, espresso, cappuccino and iced-coffee. The hostel also offers breakfast, short dishes, drinking water, cool drinks and fruit juices. Laundry service is provided at this property. The bathrooms are all modern and cleaned daily. In the outdoor garden are 5 hammocks, three with a canopy. To supply electricity during the many power cuts in Arugam Bay the Hostel operates a large generator. For your security a CCTV system with recorder is equipped around the hostel. In the Lobby is a refrigerator only for the food storage of our guests.
A game collection, deck of cards and dice boards are available.

The beach, restaurants, surfboard hire and surf schools, scooter hire, ATM and supermarkets are all to find in short walking distance. We provide Tuk-Tuk services to all surf points around. The highlight of your stay in Sri Lanka might be a wild life Tuk-Tuk safari, which you can book by Mr. Nihar for very moderate prices. The Hostel stuff will give you more information and can help you with your booking.

The reception of the Hostel will be open daily from 7.00 am till 11.00 pm. From 11.00 pm till next morning 07.00 am is a night watchman on duty. Guest who arrive late in the night should send us a message that we can inform the night watchman. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.0

  • Security 7.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 7.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2019
    One of the greatest hostels I’ve ever been to! The atmosphere is great, the rooms and bathroom facilities are clean. We stayed there for 8 nights because we didn’t want to leave, so if you’re looking for great parties, surfing and great people this is the place to be! Danke für alles Harald!!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2019
    The long hostel was such a great hostel. I spent 2 weeks here and loved the atmosphere and set up of the place. The staff always have a smile on their face and genuinely care about you. The rooms remain clean and I have never seen bed bugs. If you’re here to surf then you can still get up early as the noise is controlled here. And if you are here to party then you can definitely find people to go out most nights.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2019
    Loved this place. A great social vibe makes it easy to meet people. Lovely owners and staff who are all helpful. Close to Baby Point and Main Point Beaches and lots of restaurants. It’s super clean and beds were comfortable. The one tiny bit of feedback is I’d like them to have provided hand soap in the bathroom...but still that’s very minor!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2019
    The ONLY place to stay at arugam bay!! Harald and his wife are such wonderful people and so friendly and helpful. We met so many people who we continued our journey with too. Security is great with locked compartments under your bed and you're only a two minute walk from the main beach. We were due to stay two nights but we stayed a week. Couldn't recommend enough!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Sep 2019
    This is a tricky review. This hostel is a great party hostel where you will meet loads of people. Large lockers in each rooms are nice and everything is very functional. Feeling a little bit upsell most of the time. Would go back in a heartbeat.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Sep 2019
    Really awesome hostel with a great team that works there! The atmosphere is awesome and located right on the high street close to everything you'd ever need. There is no toilet paper though. Best hostel in aragam bay!!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    06 Sep 2019
    The staff was pretty friendly and the atmosphere was great. Very close to the beach and the restaurant across the street was do delicious, definitely the best price and portions were large. Would definitely recommend staying there.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    21 Sep 2019
    Really good location - top of the Main Street and very close to the beach. Lots of backpackers so really easy to meet people. Food and drink fairly priced. I found the fan room way too hot but lots of people said the AC was too cold but was perfect for me (if wearing pjs). Staff were really friendly and welcoming, but strict on non guests coming into the hostel, wouldn’t let them use WiFi. Not the cheapest and no breakfast included but you paid for the social benefits.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Sep 2019
    Very social hostel, good for a solo traveller. Close to the beach as well and helped book transport for further travels. Bathrooms were a little dirty but ok.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Sep 2019
    The hostel had a great atmosphere! The dorms where fine but my bed had some cockroaches on it. The washing rooms were not the cleanest but it was okey. They have a lot of frogs arround the hostel so if you’re scared if them be aware!;) I gave my clothes to wash and they came back clean and folded! Overall I recommend it!
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities