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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."

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The West Coast House

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Come be a part of our home at The West Coast House: located one minute from the beach and two surf breaks in a super friendly surf town centrally located on the South Coast. While our house is not huge, we make up for it in vibes! We have a cozy indoor/outdoor space for people to hangout on bean bags, make new friends, play Carrom, and dream up their next travel destination. We want you to feel like you are part of a home, so we do our best to help you with whatever you need to make your stay memorable.

Originally from the West Coast of Canada, we gave up our 9-5 corporate jobs to live the dream after discovering Sri Lanka. We are very passionate about the environment and have tried to bring that into our home where we up-cycle as much as possible, work with local craftsmen, and recycle & compost to reduce our impact on this beautiful island.

We are doing our best to have a zero waste lifestyle and ask our guest to do their part by say no to single use plastic bags, bottles and straws. To help we offer free water refills for guests with clean reusable glass bottles, take away containers and reusable shopping bags they can borrow.

What our home offers:
Communal kitchen
Family Dinners
Movie nights
Heaps of games and cards to play
4 loving, cute AF animals - 3 dogs, Ziggy, Mickey & Roxy and our cat Sidney
Recycling & Compost
Locally made Moonshadow natural soaps, mosquito repellent and after sun balm
Tuk tuk tours around the area (prices depending on tour)
Bicycle rental
Scooter rental
Surf lessons through an awesome local instructor
Laundry service
Airport shuttle arrangement

Why Midigama? After spending a year travelling around the island we always came back to Midigama. We love it for it’s friendly, welcoming locals and for having such a small town vibe there is lots to do. If you are a surfer, you will be in seventh heaven in Midigama as it boasts 5 intermediate reef breaks and is centrally located between Mirissa and Unawatuna where in just 20 minutes you can surf up to 30 other reef and beach breaks.

The peak season on the South Coast is from November-April. The remainder of the year is the “off” or as we personally like to call “chill” season. The rain generally comes after a morning of blue skies and strong sun, so when it cools down it gives you time to take a nap or have some down-time playing games or reading a book. Another positive? There's still swell, but less people around and uncrowded lineup.

Getting Here

By bus or train, get off in Midigama and either walk or take a tuk tuk approx 200m towards Galle and turn right on the small lane beside Surf Paradise. We are just down on the right hand side beside the temple. It is a calm hidden gem from all of the buzz of the main road.

If you’re taking a tuk tuk directly, then turn left at Surf Paradise. If the tuk tuk goes to the main junction, you’ve gone too far and will have to come back to turn right at Surf Paradise.

Airport transfer: we can arrange a direct transfer from CMB Airport directly to our house, just let us know in advance, the cost is Rs 10,000

***Property Policies & Conditions:

1. Cancellation policy: At least 2 days advance notice for free cancellation.
2. Check in from 14:00 to 23:00.
3. Check out before 11:00.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash.
5. Smoking in designated areas.
6. Age restriction: 18+.
7. Reception working hours 09:00-22:00.
8. Only registered guests allowed in room View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Dec 2019
    Had such a great experience staying at West Coast hostel with a friend that I decided to return for a few days alone. Great atmosphere and owner Heather was super chilled and helpful. The area is quiet and there is a super relaxed surfer view down this particular coastline. Easy to catch the but to head either north or south.
    Denmark, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Dec 2019
    We loved our stay at the west coast house. Especially the communal space for working and meeting people and the clean cooking facilities. The rooms have extractor fans so it keeps them cool at night! We loved how eco friendly they are and free water refills are awesome. All of the dogs and Sidney the cat are super cute!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Nov 2019
    A true gem in Midigama! This place is very peaceful and perfect for people seek for Homestel! The owner, Heather is really kind and helpful. Her tips helped us to have the best time in Midigama/Weligama. The beach and surf spots are really close by. There are few really good restaurants in walking distance that makes the place good to stay for longer. Highly recommend!
    Sri Lanka, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Jan 2019
    Great place! Super relax. Stayed for 8 days, felt like home. Nice and quiet beaches at walking distance.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2019
    Best hostel!! Heather and her team are just amazing and will make you feel at home. Love the fact that it’s small so you get to know the people at the hostel and hang out. They try to be environmentally friendly which is also amazing! 100% would recommend. Miss them already💕💕
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2018
    Loved our stay! It really feels less like a hostel and more like your house. Beautiful location right by the temple a Midigama. Great surfing right across the street - Lazy Left and Lazy right. Free breakfast was amazing and generous. There are some really cute dogs that love to cuddle, they are staff are super welcoming. They are also recycling freaks with a plastic free environment, producing little to no waste. We stayed in the private room, very good value!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Jan 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay at West Coast House! Heather is a great host and makes you feel welcome as soon as you arrive. She can also take you to some awesome beaches and the location is great for surfing (so I hear, I can’t actually surf!). The social side of the hostel makes it a fun place to stay, Heather hosts group meals and movie nights so you get to know everyone. I also really liked the eco friendly element of West Coast House. Overall a very good stay, highly recommended 🍃✨
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    30 Nov 2018
    Really close to the beach. The rooms were average but the staff didn’t really know what was going on they left at 5 so the place was very quite at night because there weren’t any activities. Wifi didn’t work great and the staff wasn’t there to help either.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    07 Dec 2018
    Not very welcoming place. To many rules to follow, I wasn't able to keep up with all of them. Very messy. Do not recommend this place at all!!
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1


    10 Dec 2018
    Cons: Pretty intimate space for a hostel, almost would be better as a homestay. No AC and the fans in the room do nothing for the top bunkers. Bed sheets were extremely itchy and uncomfortable. Pros: location is 10/10. Board rack. Breakfast in the morning was awesome. If craving western there is a great pizza place close. Common room was comfy. Outside deck for chilling, yoga, stretching. Book exchange. Dogs and cats for company. Still a work in progress. I’m sure one day it will be better.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games