Cheap accommodations in Sri Lanka – spending less than 10€ per night

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When travelling, accomodations can add up quite fast, and are often one of the most expensive things throughout the whole trip.

Even though I didn’t travel Sri Lanka on a tight budget, it’s always nice to save some money, right? 😉


I decided to spend all my nights in hostels. Not only are they one of the cheapest options around (unless you know someone and get to stay for free with them :)), but also will you be able to meet many, many amazing fellow travellers. Especially when travelling alone this is a win-win situation.


Following there is a list of some great hostels I had amazing times in. They all cost less than 15€ per night, spread great vibes and were just somehow really cool. While there might be (I’m sure there are) more fantastic hostels, I only put those on the list I actually stayed in – this way I can truly recommend them as I experienced it myself.


In the end of this post, I will share some great tools and tips on how I came across great deals and amazing hostels.


1// Colombo City Hostel

Price: 8€ / night

Where: Colombo

Features: Rooftop – kitchen – close to supermarket


2// Kandy City Hostel

Price: 7€ / night

Where: Kandy

Features: Rooftop hangout area – kitchen


3// Jungle Vista

Price: 7€ / night

Where: Sigiriya

Features: Close to the hiking adventures (why you come to Sigiriya) – restaurant with delicious homecooked meals – great location: in the jungle – outdoor sleeping – beautiful property – yoga shala


4// Hi Lanka Hostel

Price: 10€ / night

Where: Nuwara Eliya

Features: Kitchen


5// Sleep Cheap

You have to cross the train tracks to get there – isn’t that cool?

Price: 9€ / night

Where: Ella

Features: Super close to train station – delicious breakfast (in price included)


6// Happy Go Island

Price: 10€ / night

Where: Weligama

Features: Vegan Restaurant – right by the beach – great location – cozy hangout area – lovely “vibes” – next to an amazing bar/restaurant with breathtaking view


How to find accomodations – tips, tools, experiences

It’s all online these days, isn’t it? Even though sometimes the greatest tips are revealed word by mouth among travellers, I loved using my travel apps to find great and cheap accomodation.

1// Hostelworld


For the whole trip I booked all my hostels with those apps.

On both apps you put in the city you are about to stay in, select your dates and it will show you hostels in that area with reviews from people who have already been there.



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