The Spindrift Hostel, Weligama

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We were very well welcome at our arrival to the Spindrift, Anjula at the reception is very kind and always smiling, he will assist you with everything needed.

Check-in is so smooth, and a night guard is there to help if needed as well. the location is so close to the beach and center

with 10min away from mirissa with a tuktuk you can easily visit the two towns

thank you spindrift for everything


An overall good hostel, but quite empty nowadays as it's the end of the season in Weligama. The aircon in my dorm barely worked so was sweating most of the time. The hostel does not have a generator so when the power cuts out daily prepare to sweat. There isn't much of a breeze unfortunately. Would recommend Hangtime instead.


Great Hostel with lots of different social/chill out areas. They have something arranged for each night so its perfect for solo travellers wanting to meet people! Worth staying in a room with AC as the rooms with just fans are still really hot! Overall a great and social hostel!!


Very clean hostel with lovely staff in a great location! Activities planned ensures you can make lots of friends and the communal areas are really comfortable!


Awesome hostel with good vibes and cool staff. Only issue was that a lot of the beds didn't have working lockers


The mood in the hostel was not nice. The not local stuff were not friendly.

The Furniture is old and the rooms are not that clean.

The breakfast is not make with love.


Good location, very close to the beach. Staff were very friendly and very helpful. If youre looking to meet people probably not the best place.


I booked for 2 nights, but ended up staying for 2,5 weeks! It is a very social hostel with activities everyday, so its very easy to meet new people ;)


This place felt like home, peaceful and very nice crowd that stays here. My partner and I booked the private room with AC and it was exactly what we wanted. Will definitely stay here again.


The staff is nice and helpful, as are the owners. The common space is nice and the location is good, close to restaurants and the beach. Many solo travellers.

I slept on the upper half of the bunk bed and would have liked some sort of security against falling out of bed at night. A rod or a net perhaps.

The boxes for storage under the bed makes an awful noice when pulled out, waking me up everytime. And lastly, it would be nice with mosquito nets or at least a hook to set up your own.


Best Hostel in the South of Sri Lanka! Such a great and chilled vibe here and perfect for solo travellers as well as groups and even couples. Kept extending my stay for many times! Super easy to meet people due to daily social activities like day trips to Mirissa or Ahanghama, relaxing sunset sessions or crazy and super fun party nights! Can only recommend staying here. Also perfect location for surfing: all the good spots (Mirissa, Weligama, Ahangama, Kabalana) are in very close proximity.


Definitely a beach bumming party type of spot, after all what else is there to do in weligama?


Initially booked for 2 weeks but left in 2 days. I personally didn't like it so much but many people enjoy the place. I think it's perfect for young surfers, which I am not.


Really really can't say enough positives about this place. Definitely have to hook in advance to get space but it's worth it.

Daily activities still running which is cool! Staff are mega hospitable, helpful and friendly. The whole hostel had a great atmosphere, with lots of fun easy-going people. Not the most expensive hostel I've stayed in either, especially considering the room quality/location! If you're staying in Weligama, I'd highly recommend the spindrift!


The best hostel Ive stayed in Sri Lanka! Very nicely set up and sooo easy to meet lots of people. The rooms are well set up and the location is absolutely ideal. They arrange lots of activities during the week which is great for solo travellers. Very good value for money. 100% recommend staying here!


Amazing atmosphere!

you will not be disappointed :)


Had an amazing time, best hostel Ive ever stayed in


Hosts were nice and breakfast was v good and activists planned every day. Just found the whole vibe very cliquey with people that had been staying there a long time and also got badly bitten by the mosquitos here :( overrated I would say but some people have a good time here


Great vibe in this hostel, amazing location near the beach. Only thing was the room was so hot without air conditioning. Would recommend booking the rooms with AC me and my friends almost died at night.


Nice hostel in a very good location. Only issue that the WiFi didn't work when I stayed at all so had to use data. Breakfast v.nice and good range of time from 7.30-9.30am. Rooms did feel a bit basic with no reading light for each bed and curtain over the window but overall a very nice hostel and decent value. Owners very friendly and very popular - completely booked out so would recommend booking in advance!



The Spindrift is a modern backpacker hostel located in the heart of Weligama and just a few seconds walk to the surfers paradise of beautiful Weligama beach. Designed by backpackers for backpackers we have created a place with all the essentials a backpacker could need! We are all about comfort and atmosphere and offer a modern, clean and comfortable place to hang out and meet new friends from all over the world.

The Spindrift offers backpackers the choice of spacious doubles or sleek dorm rooms. The multiple chill out areas, balconies and outdoor spaces make it the perfect place to chill and share amazing travel experiences.

The awesome daily activities will mean you are never short of things to do and people to meet. Not to mention the retro gaming corner where you can battle it out to get your name on the leaderboard.

The hostel offers free breakfast, hot en-suite showers in every room, wifi, lockers, power point per bed, water re-fills and tea and a communal kitchen to help make you feel at home.

Location and Contact


• From Weligama bus station: head towards the big red Food City sign on the main road and look out for the Buddha at the end of a small road. You will see our sign from there!
• The train station is just as easy: walk straight ahead down the main road towards the clock tower and turn left on the main road, again until you see the Buddha!



Address: 49 Samaraweera Place, Weligama, Sri Lanka

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Website The Spindrift Hostel Weligama (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +94764817002/+94-764807008
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Currency Exchange

Evening Entertainment


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental



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