Why Not Backpackers, Mirissa

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Fun place. Cool people. Cool atmosphere. Can definitely recommend.


What an amazing hostel! The managers and staff are all super chill and helpful. The events and atmosphere are fun which makes it great to meet people. If youre coming to Sri Lanka, its a must to stay at why not!


Perfect place for travelers. Good vibes only. The managers BJ & Brooke are awesome, welcoming and will take care of you. By far the cleanest party hostel Ive ever been to. I went for 2 days and stayed for week. Loved it.


Great atmosphere and perfect if youre there to party! However wouldnt recommend getting any of your washing done there - 4 of us paid to have our clothes washed and they came back dirtier than they were before.


Good place if you like partying - but the staff are borderline trying to shove the fun so far down your throat that it all feels too forced. Nothing wrong with the hostel, just didn't feel very welcome just because sometimes we didn't want to go out - manager drunkenly shouted at us for not going on the booze cruise, yes it's not serious aggression but it's still just cringe how much they all only care about drinking and will peer pressure you and insult you until you give into a party :/


Dont get me wrong the vibe of the hostel was great, very social and the facilities were also good with the pool, bar, refillable water etc. However, me and my friends had a very bad experience. Someone came into the Hostel in the middle of the night and stole my purse with all my cards and cash. This also happened to a few others in the same dorm. I told the staff and unfortunately they were very unhelpful. I told them what my purse looked like and what I had inside. Then I got breakfast and came back and


Loved every bit that I stayed over, would definitely come back


A good vibe, great location and nice private rooms.


Awesome place - for anyone that wants to party and meet great people Why Not is the one. All the staff were so helpful and friendly, the facilities are clean, and the parties are wild


Literally the only party Hostel u need to go to in mirissa and the world ngl. Lovely staff. Made friends for life. Really clean for a party hostel too gets cleaned every morning. Great location. Was meant to stay 4 nights and stayed god knows how long. Miss u all x


Great party hostel, highly recommend. Amazing staff and fun vibes all the time!


Proper party hostel, I had such a good time there, met so many cool people there, boat party on a Monday is a must, if youre not into party hostels dont go but I had a great time, could be a little cleaner and staff made a few errors with bookings but overall good vibes


Proper social and good vibes.


Best party hostel in Sri Lanka good staff, good parties, nice people


Bang place, good for partys staff are tops would recommend to anyone that wants to get on it down south


Fabulous location, great people, wicked hostel


Had an awesome time..., everyone was super friendly....., will definitely visit again


Had so much fun here, definitely only for people looking to party. Needed a detox after two nights


Amazing hostel! Instantly felt welcome, great atmosphere. Facilities are great, nice and clean. Liked it so much I stayed 8 nights. Best place to stay in Mirissa, especially if you're looking to socialize and party.


Spent three night here, wish it could have been longer. BJ and Brooke do an awesome job running the place, super friendly, always helpful and throw a great party. Beds were comfy, AC and showers great too.

But the real highlight, a real one-of-a-kind experience, was the great man Freddie



Bringing The Party To Mirissa...

Why Not is a party hostel smack bang in central Mirissa. Featuring our deep-ass pool serving boozy drinks and ice cold beers. Not only can you get your drink on in style; our bunks are big, clean and comfy as hell and we have the best showers to wash away your sins the morning after.

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 300m to the beach, near all the best bars & restaurants, 200m to the main bus stop, 50m to ATMs and shops, with world famous surf points, whale watching and safari tours right on our doorstep. International Passport is required on check in.

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

---Hostel policies---
Cancellation policy: 6 hours before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Check in from 14:00 to 21:00.
Check out before 11:00 .
Reception desk: 24 hours.
Tab system and payment upon leaving by cash only.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included (yet)
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.
Non-smoking room but with designated smoking area within the premises.
Pets are not allowed - we have our own ;)
Parking for bikes, tuk tuks and small vehicles.

Location and Contact


• We are based in Mirissa which can be reached via highway bus (2.5h) train (3.5h) or taxi (2h) from Colombo Airport. 2 hour and 18 mins. or 144 km via Southern Expy/E01 to Bandaranake International Aiport - we can arrange a transfer if you require it.
• 2 mins walking distance from Mirissa Bus Stop.
• 4 mins drive to Henwala Junction Bus Stop.
• Longitude 5.9500389
• Latitude 80.4552726
• Please contact us before or when you arrived at the disembarkation to provide more direction accordingly.



Address: 133 Galle Road, Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Why Not Backpackers is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Why Not Backpackers Mirissa (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +94762454556
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


Air Conditioning


Board Games

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


Lounge Area


Swimming Pool

Wheelchair Accessible

Reception Hours: 24 Hours


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