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6.8
Good
29 Total Reviews
Great Location
Brilliant Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

Yaluwa is the Sinhala word for 'friend'. Yaluwa Hostel & Deli is a space to see friends and make friends, by friends for friends, a 'House of Friends'. We rebuilt a local house as a hostel with dorm rooms as well as private rooms, with the feel of a small boutique hotel.

Our shaded garden oasis café serves all day breakfast, sandwiches, cold pressed juices, coffee and lazy, slow summer vibes all year round. We are rooted in the local community, with a passion for the handmade, the natural, the local. Spend a night on your way through during your holiday or if you’re a digital nomad, stay for a month and work from our café or one of the many coworking spaces around us.

Sun, late mornings, palm trees, light, good food, coffee.

Location / Area:
The Yaluwa Deli and Boutique Hostel is in a quiet side street just off the coast road in Goviyapana right across the street from the beach and one of the best surf breaks in Sri Lanka. 5 minutes by tuk tuk or scooter to Ahangama town, arguably the coolest little beach town with many options for food, sunset drinks, yoga, surf, and nightlife.

2.5 hours from Colombo and the airport.

Interesting Sites:
Day off? No swell? Rent a scooter or grab a tuk tuk and explore the area. Visit the UNESCO Heritage site Galle Fort with its little boutiques, cafes and restaurants, swim with wild turtles in the rockpools of Thalpe and Dalawella, take a selfie on the infamous coconut hill in Mirissa, go scuba diving in Unawatuna, take a boat trip on Koggala lake, and watch the fishermen bring in their haul in Weligama. And enjoy the most spectacular sunsets from a different beach each night!

Reviews & Ratings

6.8
Good
29 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.1
  • Location
    7
  • Staff
    6.3
  • Atmosphere
    6.3
  • Cleanliness
    7
  • Value for Money
    6.9
  • Facilities
    6

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Latest Reviews

4.6
Rating
Feb 15, 2024
The hostel is cute and the bed is comfortable. The problem is that the hostel itself is weird. The cafe was closed, the was no one in the hostel who would care for us, shower drain was blocked all the time, no water most of the days, etc. Moreover, find the hostel itself it’s so difficult as there is no signal or anything outside.
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Female, 25-30
6.9
Good
Feb 14, 2024
The hostel is a really nice place and the beds were super comfortable. Also it was usually really clean! What I did not like was that the café was closed, we did not have a useable kitchen (fridge was turned off) and that the quite often there was no one in the hostel how would care for the guests or refill water and toilet paper. Sorry but I expect a little bit for this price.
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Female, 25-30
9.4
Superb
Feb 04, 2024
The place is very beautiful and nicely decorated. My favorite part was the two lab doggies, very friendly and lovely. It’s hidden and hard to find (maybe put a sign with hostel’s name outside. The staff was friendly and were always doing their best at keeping the hostel clean. The lady (i think the manager) was also very nice and helpful. The only thing that caught me off guard is that everyone just opens the rooms without knocking, they just come in, could be unfortunate if you’re changing.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Reading Light
    • Ceiling fan
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Currency Exchange
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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