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Barefoot Backpackers Hostel, Hiriketiya Beach

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131 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Barefoot Backpackers Hostel, Hiriketiya Beach is like no other in Hiriketiya. We are a very social hostel that focusses on bringing backpackers together. We are surrounded by lush and serene gardens and have the best sea view you can think of!

Picture this: After an early morning sunrise surf, you get back to a healthy breakfast & coffee before you lie back and relax in our garden on a comfortable beanbag. When it’s too hot you decide to get a refreshing shower or take a salty bath in one of the 2 rockpools. After a full day of relaxing and surfing, there will be a fun activity to attend to in the evening.

We are a small and cozy hostel within easy walking distance to the world famous beach of Hiriketiya in Sri Lanka. You can surf here all day, meet new people from all over the world and drink some beers or cocktails together. Time to get excited! Not a big fan of surfing or want to give your muscles a rest? The hostel is also only a 3-minute walk to the more relaxing Dickwella Beach. This is the perfect beach to work on that tan, go for a swim, play a game of beachvolleybal or go for a nice morning run. Also, this is the best spot for a sunset beer with your new friends!

Throughout the high season, we organize all kinds of activities in our common area and big garden with sea view. Get ready for social dinners, beachvolleybal tournaments and so much more!

Looking for your next travel destination? Ready to make some new friends? Excited to wake up with one of the best sea views? Don’t look any further and book your stay with us in Hiriketiya, see ya soon!

Important information before you book your stay with us:

- Check in from 14:00
- Check out until 11:00
- Quiet hours: 23:00 -07:00
- Cancellation Policy: 1 day minimum (24 hours) before arrival date (not check-in time)

As we are a small hostel, we do not have an open kitchen. If that’s what you’re looking for, this is not the place for you. However, we can recommend the best places to go for lunch or dinner for less than € 1!

Reviews & Ratings

131 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Feb 23, 2024
Friendly, fun, sociable & laidback hostel in a beautiful place😍. The staff are really lovely, and the social hosts really make you feel at home and include everyone without being pushy. It’s the best place to meet people and the overall atmosphere was great😁The only downside for me was having to pay for water refills - seeing as this hostel is already more expensive I think drinking water could be included in the price. Hostel activities also cost more money. But overall a great experience!!😁
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Female, 18-24
Feb 15, 2024
Amazing hostel in a beautiful location! Great vibes all round, really good for meeting other solo travellers as the hostel organises lots of social activities.
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Female, 25-30
Feb 14, 2024
Really great hostel - the facilities are clean and well taken care of, the atmosphere is very chill and social with daily activities organized by the volunteers. Great spot for sunsets on the rocks on the property! Would definitely come back
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi

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