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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.

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


Why Not Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Bringing The Party To Mirissa...

Why Not is a brand new party hostel smack bang in central Mirissa. Featuring our deep-ass pool serving boozy cocktails and ice cold beers right at our swim up tiki bar. Not only can you get your drink on in style our bunks are big, clean and comfy as hell and we have the best showers to wash away your sins the morning after.

Our Motto is WHY NOT, party harder, live louder, adventure more, and most importantly sleep later... we won't kick you out at 10am ;)

We are perfectly located 300m to the beach, near all the best bars & restaurants, 200m to the main bus stop, 50m to ATMs and shops, with world famous surf points, whale watching and safari tours right on our doorstep.

So why not join us now to RAVE, REST, REPEAT.

---Hostel policies---
Cancellation policy: 6 hours before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .
Reception desk: 24 hours.
Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.
Non-smoking room but with designated smoking area within the premise.
Pets are not allowed. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jan 2020
    The place had a proper hostel vibe, very social which is nice as a solo traveler. They also organised excisions like whale watching which was one of the highlights of my trip. Had a great stay here, would defo recommend.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Jan 2020
    Very social and inclusive hostel. Yes - party hostel, but everyone is very respectful of the noise curfews. Owners were great and made sure everyone knew what activities were on. Would come back to SL just for this hostel.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Dec 2019
    If you want to meet people then this is the place. Great bar, swimming pool and the staff really help get everyone involved. Monday night boat party is great fun. It is a party hostel but everyone goes into town by 12 and everything is super super clean and tidy. Best hostel in Sri Lanka 100%
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Jan 2020
    Great place if you want to have a bit of a party and great socialising. But also if you dont want to it is very respectful and parties stop by 11pm. Great location and everyone is super friendly
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Jan 2020
    We enjoyed our stay here. The atmosphere was good for a party hostel, the staff was lively, and the showers were amazing! I loved that they turned the music down by 11pm and moved the party to the beach every night so that those who wanted to party still could, but those who wanted to sleep could too. Would recommend for anyone looking to meet lots of fun people and have a good time!
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Jan 2020
    Originally booked one night and then ended up staying for three nights. Straight away the bar staff got us involved with some drinking games and good atmosphere - unlike any other hostel in Sri Lanka. Most nights everyone in the hostel went out to the local beach bars and were good fun nights. Facilities, nightlife and people were top notch. Would thoroughly recommend - three lads from London.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    31 Dec 2019
    Great hostel but are still going through some teething issues as they have only been open for 9 weeks. The water didn’t work for 12 hours over NYE do the toilets were over flowing. The front door staff are amazing, I forgot her name but she is lovely! The pool bar is great! The 2 owners walk. Around and ensure you are happy at all times which is great Lloyd and Kane!
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Dec 2019
    The pool is nice, other than that the facilities are fairly simple considering the price. No breakfast is served. My locker was also broken. You can find better value for money in Sri Lanka. The hostel is very sociable. Beware though that it's a party hostel.
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    30 Dec 2019
    Party hostel further out of town but not too far from the bus stand. Fully licensed so you can buy drinks there. They push this by giving you a tap-to-pay wristband 4 drinks etc (so you’re not thinking about spending actual money). Problem is they don’t seem to work well and took many attempts to activate. They also hold your passport to ensure you pay your tab, so if you need it for scooter hire or something else, too bad. Also tried to overcharge at check in vs booked bed rate. Pool is good.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 5.1


    29 Dec 2019
    It’s a new hostel, the facilities are very good and new, the pool is fantastic, they do their best to keep the place clean and the staff are lovely. Our issue was the party vibe. Maybe we shouldn’t have stayed here, but it was honestly disgusting at times. The party is every single night, with blatantly open dr*g use, drinking till you v*m*t encouraged, with first beers cracked before 8am. Belongings stolen and no control over who is coming and going. Only for the really party hard.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi