4 Top Rated Hostels in Kandy, Sri Lanka (2020)

With the mesmerising, surreal view of rising around a scenic lake. UNESCO-listed Kandy as a home to many sacred landmarks, landscaped gardens, and cultural museums. Being recognised not only as a city, but Kandy is also well known for its cloudy forest and tropical plantations roll across the mountain slopes providing plenty of hiking and wildlife-watching opportunities, while upscale resorts line the Mahaweli River.

Also known as the hill country of Sri Lanka, the stubborn mist clinging to the hills surrounding the city’s beautiful centrepiece lake and the dedicated hill-country breezes impel the mist to gently part. The true colours of a city look even more appealing than even when it’s raining. So for your pleasant stay in Kandy, here is a list of some of the most popular hostels.

So without further ado, let’s get started:

Kandy Back Packer’s Hostel

Kandy Back Packer's Hostel

This hostel shares a strategic located, being about 1 km from the Kandy lake round and 2 km from Kandy city centre. Kandy Back Packer’s Hostel offers accommodation for all guests, equipped with fully air-conditioned rooms and even ensuite bathroom for our private rooms, provided with a mountain-view balcony.

The hostel also features complimentary WiFi access and a private parking, common lounge, rooftop terrace, small library, shared kitchen and also a pool which is open around the year.  Near the hostel, you will find plenty of options available for very cheap as well as classy tasty food available in our adjoining restaurant just 10 meters from the hostel.

The hostel has the facility for getting free delivery from KFC, Mc Donald and Pizza hut due to close proximity to the city. Talking about the connectivity then the hostel is situated just about 2 km from the city centre, Kandy railway station and the main bus station. It usually takes a 20-minute walk in the lake round to the famous Buddhist Tooth Relic Temple and 7 km to the royal botanical garden in Peradeniya. The nearest airport is Bandaranayaka airport which is about 83 km from the hostel.

Address: 117/4c, Ampitiya road , Kandy, Sri Lanka

Contact: +94 77 738 8030

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Hipsters Hideout Lounge

Hipsters Hideout Lounge

This hostel cum lounge is situated in the central city area and is in located within the walking distance of the temple of the tooth, the Kandy Lake and the Kandy City Center on the main shopping thoroughfare. The hostel is surrounded by restaurants and other areas of interests. The hotel is located about 25 min from the Railway station or the central Bus Stand and it is easily accessible by Taxi or Tuk-tuk.

The hostel also offers breakfast and WiFi along with other touring options to other parts of the country, even for sightseeing tours to local landmarks and historical sites.

The hostels ensure clean and comfortable rooms; along with dorms, budget rooms and Deluxe rooms. The hostel also provides weekly fun events like pub crawls, BBQ’s, and in-house drinking games which are open 24X7.

Address: 117/3 Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

Contact: +94 77 313 4558

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Jay’s Bunks-Kandy Hostel

Jay's Bunks-Kandy Hostel

Next in the list is Jay’s Bunks-Kandy Hostel, counted one of the cosiest hostels in Kandy is specially designed to provide social & relaxing atmosphere. Out of food or daily needs, everything is in the vicinity of the hostel.

It takes about 5-minute walk from the hostel to the city centre & 300m walk to supermarkets, ATM, bakery, vegetarian & non-veg restaurants, laundry, fruit stalls and a retail bar. Wi-fi is accessible throughout the hostel and it provides enough space for your social areas in the house to relax, socialize or work.

Address: 83, 2, 1/1 Anniewatta Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

Contact: +94 77 903 0732 

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The Drop Inn Kandy

The Drop Inn Kandy

Moving further in the list is the Drop Inn which is situated in the main city of Kandy. The reason which makes it different from others is due to the fact that it gives a nice Panoramic View of this historic City of the well-known hill capital “Kandy”.

Talking about its location then it is located in overlooking Kandy lake east side of Kandy city which is about 900m from Kandy city. The services and staffs of the hostel are up to the mark.

Address: No:10, Dharmaraja Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

Contact: +94 77 935 7154

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