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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 ???? 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.


Yaarl Hostels

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Yaarl hostel is the first one in Jaffna with cool vibe with beautiful art on the walls and a well equipped gym to use! The rooms are new modern Family private rooms and dorms. There is a kitchen for use as well. Local market, bus station and a lot of food options are in close walking distance. The staffs are helpful and really caring.

With towering, rainbow - colored Hindu temples, sari-clad women on bicycles and a spectacular coastline fringed with Palmyra and coconut palms, the North is a different world. Here the climate is arid for most of the year and the fields sun baked. The light is stronger. Surreal and white hot on salt flats in the Vanni, bright and lucid on coral islands and northern beaches, and soft and speckled in Jaffna’s leafy suburbs and busy center. Look for the shimmer of colors from the wild peacocks that seem to be everywhere.

And, of course, there are the cultural differences.

***Property Policies & Conditions:

1. Cancellation policy: At least 2 days advance notice for free cancellation.
2. Check in from 14:00 to 22:00.
3. Check out before 11:00.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash only.
5. 3.7 % City tax is not included.
6. Reception working hours 07:00-22:00. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2019
    Highly recommend this place! Yaarl helped me out planning my trip around Jaffna and renting me a scooter. Nothing but good experiences here!
    Norway, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Feb 2020
    Fabulous hostel great staff very helpful. Has a free gym best in town great went every day. Kitchen for cooking and free breakfast even a blender for smoothies. Comfortable bed in female dorm. Highly recommend would stay again.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    01 Jan 2019
    Loved this hostel! Pros: the GYM (best gym ive used while backpacking), shared kitchen, clean and spacious rooms, quiet, friendly staff, location! SO close to bus stand, grocery store, cafes and market! Best food nearby is local spot Malayan cafe, pure veg (mostly vegan too!) and 160 ros for a meal!!! Cons: no where to refill reusable water bottles creating lots of plastic waste, no good indoor or outdoor common area to relax
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    04 Feb 2019
    Best hostel in யாழ்ப்பாணம்
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    17 Sep 2019
    Good value for money. The place doesn't blow you off your shoes visually but the hostel is very much ok. Everything is in place and order. Good central location. Friendly staff. Lockers under beds. Cameras in the shared areas. Fans for every bed. Kitchen is a good socialising point. Free gym. The only negative on my side - the towel I got (as included in the price of the dorm) was not properly clean.
    Poland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    15 Dec 2019
    The manager was extremely nice and everything was fine. Kitchen not amazingly clean, but it’s not a 5 star hotel. I liked the fact We could keep our thing safe under the bed.
    Portugal, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Feb 2020
    Decent place to stay even though you may have to climb a few floors to get to your dorm! Staff are friendly and the dorms are air-conditioned and very spacious. It's well located as it's about a 20 minute walk to the train station and is close to Jaffna town centre. A simple breakfast is served and there is a small kitchen that can be used as well. Drinks are sold at reception but there is no other communal space in the hostel itself. Bathrooms are simple but clean.
    Wales, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    16 Nov 2019
    The staff was very friendly though there were some miscommunications. A friend and I were the only ones staying in the hostel and there was literally nobody else also didn’t meet anyone else in Jaffna. It was not was I was expecting.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    29 Jun 2019
    just quite a dirty place to stay, sweat stains on the pillows and dusty floor. could be improved by getting fresh sheets/ pillows. has a lot of potential but just not really clean enough for an enjoyable stay. also has a gym if you’re into that.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities