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 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

14 days Cancellation policy for groups

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary 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

Urchin is a luxury lifestyle hostel located in a quiet neighbourhood less than a 2 minute walk from the world famous Unawatuna beach, and all its main restaurants and bars but also far enough away to be off the tourist trail.
We consider our hostel as a Poshtel, revolutionizing the concept of a hostel into a luxurious boutique style hotel accommodation. Urchin Hostel is purposefully designed by an architect with a new concept to create greater comfort, but also to enable budget travellers to experience the culture of Southern Sri Lanka.
All of our rooms are fully air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms with hot water Rainfall showers. If you're looking to spruce up your sleepy-time sanctuary, we've got a few things you should try. Our extra-long beds with super comfy, best quality 10 inch thick mattresses and plush pillows will make your next snooze out of this world.
We are a 15 minute Tuk Tuk ride away from the World Heritage site, historic Galle Fort with its wonderful collection of Dutch-colonial buildings. Urchin could be used as your base to go whale and dolphin watching, visiting a Turtle Hatchery or even ‘Sinharaja’ rain forest. Why not go surfing or diving while you are with us, there is no better place to stay to wander and explore the Southern part of Sri Lanka. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Nov 2019
    Great hostel! Host was great – did his best to help us. I was in a 4 bed mixed dorm – is air con and had rainfall hot water shower! Large bed with lovely comfy mattress. Plug socket at bedside to charge the phone etc. Loved the location. Very safe and secure. Breakfast was good. I would definitely recommend this place if anyone going to Unawatuna.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Mar 2020
    Had a great stay here. Ron was very helpful and just an overall great guy, the dorm rooms were fantastic, great a/c, lovely bathrooms, and lots of space. It’s a 5 min walk to the beach and close to restaurants etc. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a quiet and relaxed place - it is NOT a party hostel though, so you should go somewhere else if you’re looking for that.
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Jan 2020
    This is a really nice, super clean modern hostel 5 min walking distance to the beach. It seems still relatively new, hence there were not a lot of people staying when I was there but I'm sure as word gets out it will become much busier. Ron was super helpful in suggesting onward routes of travel and let me have late check out as my dorm room was not full. Thanks!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Jan 2020
    Nice and clean, close to everything! Super helpful staff :-)
    Norway, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Dec 2019
    Super clean, really nice rooms and beds with fresh clean sheets and an awesome shower with hot water. Really nicely designed place but still in its early days (with very reasonable prices for a double room!) so as more people stay I think it will create more of a hostel atmosphere. If you’re looking for a little respite from grimey hostels and want a quiet, clean, beautiful place to stay this is it! Would def stay again.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    14 Feb 2020
    Good place to stay in Unawatuna. The hostel is set back from the road so it’s not too loud at night. It’s a walk down a quiet dark path to get to so take a torch or use your phone torch if going out at night. Room was comfortable and bathroom good. Only issue was wifi didn’t work in the room but was ok if sitting outside the room. Wasn’t a big deal though as we had a SIM card between us, but maybe another modem would help. Thanks for a nice stay.
    England, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi