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64 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Why Not Mansion is a brand new hostel under the Why Not Backpackers chain, we opened November 2023 and we are here to put Habaraduwa on the map!

A tropical paradise tucked away just 250 metres from the widest beach in South Sri Lanka, home to baby turtle hatcheries and stilt fisherman.

We have a huge, coconut tree filled garden with views over rice paddy fields, a gorgeous pool to get your tan on and a monster bar to get your drink on!

Serving up classic and custom cocktails, yummy food and of course the Why Not exclusive beer bongs and buckets. Add on to that a pool table, table tennis, spin the wheel, beer pong, volleyball and much more, you're guaranteed to be entertained and maybe never want to leave...

We have revolutionised the hostel game in Sri Lanka with our 9 bed pod dorms in a industrial style finish, accompanied with power points, lights and curtains, you are sure to have an awesome nights sleep as well as meet 8 fellow roomies.
We also have spacious and comfortable private rooms with gorgeous views.
All rooms come with AC and En Suite bathrooms.

Our Motto is WHY NOT - party harder, live louder, adventure more, and most importantly sleep later... we won't kick you out at 10am ;)

We are perfectly located 250m to the nearest bus stop, or a 3 minute drive to the train station where we can arrange a pickup to our doorstep.

International Passport is required on check in.

So why not join us now to RAVE, REST, REPEAT.

From 14:00 to 00:00

From 08:00 to 11:00

Children are not allowed.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets are not allowed.

Reviews & Ratings

64 Total Reviews
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  • Location
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  • Atmosphere
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  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

Feb 25, 2024
amazing hostel, can dip in dip out of any social activities (we dipped in to everything going on) thank you eve - natural born rep who ensured we had a brill time. love the 241 happyhours :))
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Mixed Group, 18-24
Feb 16, 2024
A humongous property with pool and lawn which is perfect for chilling for a day or two. It is a party themed hostel with quite a few volunteers actively engaging the guests with games, events and outdoor plans. If neither of it is your vibe, you could still comfortably do your own thing because the property is huge by itself.
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Male, 25-30
Feb 15, 2024
One of the best hostel I have ever been in Asia. Friendly stuff, insane facilities, perfect balance fun and party. Clean dorms and bathrooms. It is a gem hidden in the south. if you stay you won't want to leave.
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Reading Light
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Ceiling fan
  • Services

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

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi

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