Nestled in the lush green mountains of central Sri Lanka, Kandy is a city that exudes a special charm and mystique. Known as the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, making it a must-visit destination for travelers to the island. Its centerpiece is the revered Temple of the Tooth, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that draws pilgrims from all over the world.
Here are the best hostels in Kandy.
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Funk Bunks is an eco-friendly hostel located in the high hills of Kandy. The hostel offers mixed dorms, deluxe double rooms, and triple rooms. Guests can also enjoy a fully equipped restaurant. The hostel encourages guests to be involved in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. If you would like to participate, contact them before arrival. Experience creativity, passion, and unsurpassed hospitality during your stay.
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Catch The Ella Train Hostel is a charming old-fashioned house turned hostel located in the tranquil village of Peradeniya, just 6km from bustling Kandy. It offers easy access to the city center with a 10-minute bus or tuk-tuk ride or a short walk to Peradeniya Junction Railway Station, where you can catch a less crowded train to Ella.
Enjoy a peaceful stay surrounded by history with over 1,000 books available to browse on Sri Lanka and Europe. Opt for a city tour to learn more about rural Kandy and Sri Lanka. All rooms have a seating area and kettle with free WiFi available throughout the hostel.
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2in1 Kandy offers a breathtaking view of the mountains with misty clouds and sunrise that guests can enjoy from their balcony. It's an excellent choice for travelers seeking a homestay-style atmosphere with friendly hosts. The hostel is well-located in the center of Kandy with convenient amenities such as free WiFi, shared lounge, and private parking.
Plus, guests can opt for Asian or Continental breakfast. The family rooms come equipped with a kitchen and closet to make guests feel right at home. The 24-hour front desk is handy for organizing tours or any inquiries.
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281 Kandy City Hostel & Rooms welcomes guests like family, offering comfortable rooms to suit their needs. Rooms range from a 14-bed mixed dormitory to private twins and doubles with city views, all providing access to shared modern bathrooms, free WiFi, and a fully equipped common pantry.
Helpful staff can assist with planning tours and transportation, while the hostel's selection of local beers at great prices adds a fun touch. Whether on a budget or seeking luxury, the hostel aims to make guests' stays easy and comfortable.
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White Rose Hostel is a perfect accommodation choice situated in the very heart of Kandy, just a stone's throw away from the railway station, bus stand, Sri Dalanda Maligawa temple, and Royal Botanical Gardens. This property features shared lounge areas with satellite TV for relaxing and free Wi-Fi for staying connected. Some of the rooms have private balconies with stunning city views.
Guests are provided with free toiletries and towels to ensure the utmost comfort. If you need extra help, the hostel offers airport pick-up and drop-off, transportation, laundry, and private tours on request. Here, you can start your day with a fantastic continental breakfast. The shopping center of Kandy and the Bogambara Stadium are also nearby.
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Villa 92 City Stay is a unique hostel located just a short walk away from Kandy City Center Shopping Mall, offering various breakfast options, including full English/Irish and a la carte. With a car rental service provided by the accommodation, travelling within the city becomes hassle-free for the guests. This hostel in Kandy has multiple outdoor spaces, including a garden, shared lounge, and terrace, where guests can relax and enjoy.
The location also provides easy access to all popular tourist destinations in the area, such as Bogambara Stadium, Kandy Train Station, and Sri Dalada Maligawa. Furthermore, visitors can take advantage of on-site private parking and free Wi-Fi.
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Banana Bunks, located just 10 minutes away from the city center, offers a tranquil setting for rest and relaxation. With a plethora of outdoor spaces, including private lounging areas, guests can indulge in the beauty of Sri Lanka's lush scenery. The bunk bed rooms boast a sophisticated and stylish design with polished wooden finishing and soft hues of lighting.
Here, you can unwind in the lounge area filled with locally sourced cane furniture for an authentic Sri Lankan ambiance. Guests can savor delicious meals prepared by the in-house chef and enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout their stay. Discover nearby tourist attractions such as the Temple of Tooth relic and botanical gardens for an adventure-packed trip.
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Stay Lost & Found - Kandy is a hostel located in Kandy and is just a short 19-minute walk from the Kandy Train Station. The property features air-conditioned rooms and a well-manicured garden, making it the perfect place for travelers who are interested in exploring the city. Guests can enjoy easy access to many popular attractions such as Bogambara Stadium, Kandy City Center Shopping Mall, Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy Museum and Kandy Royal Botanic Gardens.
The hostel serves a daily breakfast buffet with Asian or vegetarian options and also has an on-site restaurant that offers delicious local cuisine. The friendly staff is always available at the reception to provide guidance to all guests.
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Island vibes hostel is a lovely getaway located just 1.3 km from the hustle and bustle of Kandy's city center. Guests can enjoy a walking tour of nearby attractions, and payment is accepted in cash. English-speaking staff are available to assist with any needs. The friendly family who runs the hostel will make sure you have everything you need during your stay. The bright and clean atmosphere is perfectly suited for a fun weekend!
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Nestled in the picturesque hills of Kandy, The Drop Inn boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the city, its tranquil lake, and the iconic Bahirawakanda Buddhist statue. Ideally situated, guests have easy access to famed attractions such as the Temple of the Tooth relic and the vibrant cultural dancing center.
The charming guest house offers warm and inviting rooms, each with captivating mountain and garden vistas. With a rich 20-year history, the inn's welcoming ambiance and attentive staff ensure you feel at home during your stay. Enhance your experience with complimentary WiFi, bike rentals, and a delightful on-site restaurant, all while staying in the serene surroundings of the adjacent Dharmaraja College campus.
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Located right in the heart of Kandy, Kandy Tower Inn offers guests a convenient and comfortable stay with free WiFi and a lovely terrace. This hostel is just a short walk away from popular attractions like Sri Dalada Maligawa and Kandy Museum, and a quick car ride away from others like Ceylon Tea Museum.
Guests can also enjoy easy access to nearby shopping, sports and transport hubs like the Kandy City Center Shopping Mall, Bogambara Stadium and Kandy Train Station. Plus, with airport transfers and car rental services available, getting around has never been easier!
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