Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Fig and Gecko Hostel

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169 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Our unique hostel is a renovated 100 year old colonial house, naturally cool with an added cooling air system. We have a large wooded garden frequented by monkeys, animals, birds, and geckos. We serve excellent food, offer excellent group tours (daily), group safaris (Mon, Weds, Fri, +1 and have good local knowledge/ Our cookery classes ($12.50 pp for 4 people) have you cooking on traditional wood fires. We can arrange basket weaving at the hostel, and pottery, and wood carving. We never add taxes or service charge, the only hotel/ hostel I know of in Sri Lanka that does not. Standard room costs are without Breakfast and WiFi.

Reviews & Ratings

169 Total Reviews
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Sep 12, 2023
Would definitely recommend a stay here, the owner Paul is so lovely and is able to help you out and recommend what to do while in Anuradhapura.
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Male, 25-30
Sep 07, 2023
Had a wonderful stay at Fig & Gecko. Paul, the owner, is fantastic. Warm and welcoming, lots of stories to share and great recommendations on things to do and see around the city (and sri lanka more broadly). Breakfast and dinner were also home cooked and delicious. Took the cooking class with the hostel and made the most delicious sri lankan meal. The showers could be cleaner but otherwise no complaints! Would stay here again!
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Female, 25-30
Very Good
Aug 20, 2023
The owner was friendly and helped me a lot when arranging a tour/travels! He cooked dinner but compared to Sri Lankan restaurants, I was charged a lot of money for the dish which always is very cheap at restaurants..
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Parking
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games