Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 ???? 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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Social Shack is the perfect base for travellers wanting to explore and unwind whilst visiting the Trincomalee region. Founded by two Sri Lankan travellers, the hostel has all the touches you need for a comfortable stay. Every bed has a power socket with ample space for guests to chill out, have a drink and meet fellow travellers. The hostel consists of two 'Standard' Dorms (which include a fan) and a 'Deluxe' dorm (with A/C and capsule style beds).

The Social Shack is a 3 minute walk to Fernando's Bar and the iconic Uppuveli Beach. It is also a 10 minute tuk tuk ride into Trincomalee town where you can visit the Koneswaram temple and Navy Museums. It is also a 15 minute tuk tuk ride to Nilaveli beach where you can relax on one of Sri Lanka's most pristine beaches. The hostel is next door to a supermarket with several nearby restaurants serving Sri Lankan and Western foods. The hostel also provides a tour booking, transport hire and laundry service.

The Social Shack is the perfect base for guests who want to explore the Trincomalee region by day, relax on the beach in the afternoon, make new friends at night and finish it all off with a good night's rest.

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Cancellation policy: 1 day before arrival.
2. Check in from 14:00 to 23:00.
3. Check out before 10:00 noon.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash only.
5. Age Restriction:18+.
6. Taxes included.
7. Breakfast not included.
8. No pets. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2020
    An aptly named hostel. It was a fun environment to be around but without being a party hostel. The owners would literally give you the shoes off their feet(actually happened). Conveniently located next to a little super market. Highly recommend to stay here.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Jan 2020
    Very lovely hostel with a perfect location close to the beach and the main road. You immediately feel like you arrived at home when you come to Social Shack. Riaz, the manager is very kind and helpful and besides of that a very nice guy in general. Thank you very much for the nice stay! :-)
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 Jan 2020
    This hostel is the winner! I’ve stayed in hundreds in the past and have never experienced anything like social shack. It’s everything you could want and more! Riaz and his beautiful family welcomed me with open arms and really made my time in Trincomalee special :)
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Dec 2019
    Feeling in Season during Off-Season! I felt so welcomed by the atmosphere and the people creating it! It was so much more than just a typical hostel experience; the hostel manager integrated me and another guest in fun activities, took us to the main temple, showed us around and made us feel like locals, even showing us how to peel and crack fresh coconuts. I only stayed a couple of days, exploring the beach and the food around the hostel, everything Is in walking distance :) thank you
    Austria, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2019
    Amazing hostel with a great host! Riaz really goes out of his way to share the local way of life with his guests. The rooms are super comfy and the hostel is really well kept. The beach is a 2 minute walk away with lots of restaurants nearby. Although the area was a little quiet when I visited, Riaz recommended some cool spots to eat and an awesome Hindu temple to visit. He also organised an elephant spotting adventure for everyone at the hostel! Defs one of my favourite hostels in SL!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2019
    Great little hostel with a family feel. The owner went out of his way to create a social atmosphere and gave us a lot of information about the local area. He even organised an elephant safari trip and barbecue for us which was an amazing local adventure. The hostel is simple but has everything you need for a comfortable stay with lockers, comfy beds, free tea and coffee and a great social area. Would recommend staying here - the best service and hospitality that you'll get in sri lanka!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Jan 2020
    Riaz and his family are incredible hosts they make you feel so welcome even in low season. They brought me straight to my bed when I arrived at 6am as it was ready, most hostels love to make you wait! The room is basic but perfect for the cost, the air con is great, lockers and the facilities are really good. They have free tea/coffee and cheap water refills so no wasted plastic! Even the shower is warm if you shower at the end of the day. The beach (hang at Fernandos bar) is a few mins walk.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 Oct 2019
    I visited in low season, so it was very quiet but hostel had great location. The owner and the family are lovely and very helpful.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    11 Feb 2020
    Great hostel in Trinco! The owner is amazing, so friendly and helpful and makes you feel welcome. He helps cultivate a social atmosphere among the guests, and even set up a little desk area for me while I was working outside! Family dinner was great, and the outdoor showers and sink area is quite nice. Close to the beach and an easy bus or tuk tuk ride into town. Dorms are relatively basic, but have lockers, fans and were quite clean. Also the main door was locked at night which I appreciated.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    12 Nov 2019
    We arrived and ledt immediately to stay somewhere else. The staff member working was creepy, we were thebonly ones thete and it looked dirty. They have a sign outaide that has written im it where the spare key is hidden, so jot sure how that is very safe and secure. Sure it is a better vibe during the season but do not recommend staying there now, especially if you are travelling solo.
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi