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.

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 1 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Bringing The Party To Mirissa...

Why Not is a party hostel smack bang in central Mirissa. Featuring our deep-ass pool serving boozy drinks and ice cold beers. 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. International Passport is required on check in.

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 21:00.
Check out before 11:00 .
Reception desk: 24 hours.
Tab system and payment upon leaving by cash only.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included (yet)
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.
Non-smoking room but with designated smoking area within the premises.
Pets are not allowed - we have our own ;)
Parking for bikes, tuk tuks and small vehicles. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Apr 2022
    What an amazing hostel! The managers and staff are all super chill and helpful. The events and atmosphere are fun which makes it great to meet people. If you’re coming to Sri Lanka, it’s a must to stay at why not!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Apr 2022
    Perfect place for travelers. Good vibes only. The managers BJ & Brooke are awesome, welcoming and will take care of you. By far the cleanest party hostel I’ve ever been to. I went for 2 days and stayed for week. Loved it.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Apr 2022
    Awesome place - for anyone that wants to party and meet great people Why Not is the one. All the staff were so helpful and friendly, the facilities are clean, and the parties are wild🤘
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Mar 2022
    Great party hostel, highly recommend. Amazing staff and fun vibes all the time!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    27 Apr 2022
    Fun place. Cool people. Cool atmosphere. Can definitely recommend.
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    08 Apr 2022
    A good vibe, great location and nice private rooms.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    12 Apr 2022
    Loved every bit that I stayed over, would definitely come back
    Sri Lanka, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Apr 2022
    Good place if you like partying - but the staff are borderline trying to shove the fun so far down your throat that it all feels too forced. Nothing wrong with the hostel, just didn't feel very welcome just because sometimes we didn't want to go out - manager drunkenly shouted at us for not going on the booze cruise, yes it's not serious aggression but it's still just cringe how much they all only care about drinking and will peer pressure you and insult you until you give into a party :/
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    24 Apr 2022
    Great atmosphere and perfect if you’re there to party! However wouldn’t recommend getting any of your washing done there - 4 of us paid to have our clothes washed and they came back dirtier than they were before.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 5.1


    14 Apr 2022
    Don’t get me wrong the vibe of the hostel was great, very social and the facilities were also good with the pool, bar, refillable water etc. However, me and my friends had a very bad experience. Someone came into the Hostel in the middle of the night and stole my purse with all my cards and cash. This also happened to a few others in the same dorm. I told the staff and unfortunately they were very unhelpful. I told them what my purse looked like and what I had inside. Then I got breakfast and came back and
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi