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8.5
Fabulous
177 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

The Doctor's House is situated on the South Coast of Sri Lanka, in a small coastal village called Madiha. We have 1 x 6 bed dorm (all mixed) and 8 x private bungalows.

It is situated on the south coast of Sri Lanka, in the beautiful Madiha. We are a bar/restaurant/hostel with delicious wood-fired pizza's, good coffee, delicious cocktails, ice cold beers and very friendly staff!

The pristine coastline of Madiha is perfect for swimming and the area boasts some of the best surf on the whole coast. We have 2 mixed dorm rooms (1 x 4 bed dorm and 1 x 6 bed dorm), with shared outdoor bathroom and shower facilities. The hostel accomodation is truly spectacular and there has been a huge focus on the use of natural materials and retaining the traditional style of the 200 year old building, whist adding a touch of contemporary finishes and creature comforts.

We have 8 private bungalows available, which are complete with A/C and fitted with a very comfortable queen sized bed and a fan. The bungalows also have a a private balcony, some storage space and glamorous attached outdoor bathrooms. The buildings have been finished in a conformable, rustic style and there is a focus on the use of natural materials, which fits in well with the existing old buildings and the surrounding landscape. These beautifully finished bungalows have nice decor and are perfect for couples or solo travellers who want a bit more privacy and comfort.

The feature piece is certainly The Doctor's House, which is a 200 year old colonial building which has served as an Aryuvedic hospital since it was built. It has been handed down through 5 generations of Aryuvedic doctors, and has been lucky enough to fall into the hands of two young Australians.

This Dutch colonial style building is truly one of a kind. One look at it, leaves you speechless, in saying that, its spooky, yet mysterious look makes you wonder how many stories it would have to tell. This building was one of very few which survived the 2004 tsunami.

Reviews & Ratings

8.5
Fabulous
177 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.7
  • Location
    8.5
  • Staff
    9
  • Atmosphere
    7.8
  • Cleanliness
    8.7
  • Value for Money
    8.7
  • Facilities
    8.3

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Latest Reviews

7.7
Very Good
Feb 12, 2024
The location is nice to stay away from the main road and next to the beach. But there is no hostel vibes there, it's more a fancy restaurant than a hostel. All clean and ok. The volunteers didn't help me in any of the questions that I had, it seems that they don't have any idea. The rooms are a bit hot and full of mosquitos (but the beds have a net).
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Male, 25-30
8.6
Fabulous
Feb 07, 2024
Very clean and lovely hostel, it even has a gym. In my experience though this place has no atmosphere. No activities, dinners or WhatsApp groups for guests, so I wouldn’t recommend if you are looking for a social hostel or to meet new people. Convenient if going to the famous Drs House parties though.
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Female, 18-24
9.1
Superb
Jan 20, 2024
I just stayed for a Saturday night for the party in the evening. It was great having a base at the hostel and not needing to worry about sorting a lift home. The rooms were cool - like a little village behind the bar. And cool outdoor showers - like showering in a mini waterfall.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Bicycle Parking
    • Adaptors
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Ceiling fan
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi

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