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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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 9.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2019
    Nice beach vibes. Up and coming with the owner very open to any advice and ideas for the future. Family dinner was good. Perfect location for trincomalee
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2019
    The crew here were incredible. I had a good time. Social but also space to chill and read a book. The location is good and the food next door is tasty and is always served with a big smile. The owner was super helpful and allowed me to use a bed and shower even though I had checked out (waiting for a late bus) big thumbs up.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2019
    Awesome place to stay. Dan and Riaz are super helpful and knowledgeable of the area. Very close to the beach.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Aug 2019
    Great place to stay, very friendly hosts, good communal areas, a great place to socialise. Lots of entertainment and nice family meals, would highly recommend!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Aug 2019
    Perfect hostel, great staff, very well located since you are next to the beach and there are plenty of restaurants. They organize different events so there is always a plan. I would stay there again!
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Oct 2019
    Great stay! Thank you xoxo
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    22 Sep 2019
    Great place for solo travellers - hostel is quite small and the common space is between all the bedrooms so it is easy to make friends. Hostel also arranges snorkelling and whale watching trips. Good location close to the beach and restaurants. Bedrooms are basic but good enough. Bathrooms feel very clean despite being outside. The owner is very nice and helpful. Free breakfast is basic but good. Would recommend joining the family dinner.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Aug 2019
    Hi, we stayed for a total of three nights at the Social Shack when Daniel was present. We had an amazing time in the hostel and Daniel was super helpful and a lot of fun. I would recommend this hostel to everyone who is looking for a great social experience.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    22 Sep 2019
    The 6 bed dorms are very compact. Fitting 6 people and backpacks in there was a bit of a squeeze. Other than this, the facilities were great with separate toilets and showers and breakfast (toast, bananas and tea) provided. Really easy to meet people, really social vibe.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    05 Sep 2019
    The social shack’s a great hostel to stay in when you want to meet new amazing people!! The best part was the family dinner as everyone gets to know each other and the food was delicious. As for the hostel itself the rooms and bathrooms were really clean and the host was great. But the hostel itself isn’t too special. However we had one of the best stays there and would recommend to everyone who wants to travel to Trincomalee!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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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
  • 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