Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Fig and Gecko Hostel

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159 Total Reviews
Great Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Our unique hostel located in Anuradhapura is a renovated colonial house, naturally cool with an added cooling air system, has a large wooded garden frequented by monkeys, animals, birds, and geckos, is the HQ and accommodation for our Give A Fig Volunteers, and is the center of our freely given education and development work, which includes training orphans in English, and the hospitality and tourism industry. We serve good food, advise on & book tours, and have good local knowledge, offer cookery classes at the hostel, and pottery, basket weaving, and wood carving at local villages. We have 16 bunk beds, 8 in a female dorm. and 8 in a male dorm, 5 twin cubicles, and one en-suite room, and we assure you of a warm welcome.

Reviews & Ratings

159 Total Reviews
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Mar 17, 2023
Glad to stay at such great place, good location and nice food, Mr Paul was very friendly, helpful gave good suggestions about local tours so thank you Paul and would stay again.
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Male, 41+
Mar 31, 2022
Weird atmosphere - I was there on my own as a solo traveller and it was completely empty and felt quite hostile. I was put in a private room which was nice.
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Female, 18-24
Very Good
Feb 07, 2020
Not that well located as the hostel is on the edge of town. You will need to get tuk tuks to get around the town itself. The property itself is large and peaceful and there are plenty of communal areas to relax in but I didn't find much of a backpacker vibe here. Dorms were clean and the bathrooms were too with piping hot water for the showers. There is also a travel agency in the hostel to arrange excursions and a good breakfast is served here. Staff were friendly.
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Male, 31-40


  • 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