Hostels in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

4 hostels available. Prices start from $2 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Anuradhapura

Fig & Gecko Hostel

Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…50 pp for 4 people) have you cooking on traditional wood fires. We can arrange basket weaving at the hostel, and pottery, and wood carving. We never add taxes or service charge, the only hotel/ … More
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"Step into affordable luxury at Kutumbaya nestled in a lovely residential area, not too far from the ancient capital city of Anuradhapura. Surrounded by the majestic influence of the island's … More
"…There are small lockers for your valuables. The en suite bathroom is fine -- it's clean and there's enough space to dress, with a towel rail and the sink for your toiletries. The shower is … More

Hotels in Anuradhapura

"…Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes not included - 10% Breakfast included. No curfew. Smoking Allowed." …"The nearest airport is Sigiriya Airport, 64 km from Evergreen Villa Nature Resort … More
"…- Deluxe Private Ensuite(2 Double Beds), - Deluxe Private Ensuites (4 Beds) - Deluxe private Double/Triple Ensuites, - Dorm (6 Beds) Ensuite. Other facilities include free wifi access, a fully … More

Guest Houses in Anuradhapura

Villu Villa

Free Breakfast
"…If you intend seeing the great places at Anuradhapura, Villu Villa is absolutely one of the best places to stay in the context of its location too. The guest house is situated just 500 meters away … More
"…delicious home made Srl Lankan food or without food. Accommodation Comfortable room Ac/Non Ac with attach bath room and Rooms are well cleaned. Services and activities Meal provide on request … More
"…Homely atmosphere and quiet environment with open air restaurant at first floor serving western, eastern and Chinese food, roof top beer garden, satellite television, Cyber cafe for the … More
"…It has modern facilities and remarkable staff for your service at any time.You can explore the old city by yourself using our bicycles, or we can arrange vehicles for a guided tour. We have … More
"…If you let us know by email or by phone your arrival time to Anuradhapura we can arrange free of charge pickup facilities within Anuradhapura city. London Palace has modern spacious Single, … More
"…Check out Time: till 12:00 3. Cash payment only upon check in at the property. 4. At least 2 days advance notice for free cancellation." …"From Anuradhapura New Bus station or from New Railway … More

Hostels in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

4 hostels available. Prices start from $4 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Anuradhapura (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Anuradhapura.

Anuradhapura is an ancient city in Sri Lanka that was once the capital of the country. A part of the country’s cultural triangle, the city is today one of the most important religious sites for Buddhist pilgrims. There are many ancient ruins here, along with well-preserved religious buildings like temples. If you are going to Anuradhapura, look for a hostel in the city well in advance of your trip, especially if you plan on coming in the months of April and May.

While here, check out the Sri Maha Bodiya. This is an ancient Bo tree that was thought to be planted in the 3rd century, making it one of the oldest in the world. It is thought to be where the Buddha attained enlightenment. Hostels near this ancient site are usually a little expensive, but the walk to the tree is almost as fascinating as the sight of it.

One of the world’s tallest ancient monuments is located in the city of Anuradhapura. It is called the Ruwanweliseya and is a Buddhist temple of the architectural design called a stupa. The building is considered sacred by pilgrims from all over the world. Standing at over 300 feet in height, it is a tremendous sight.

If you are interested in another taste of history, visit the Abhayagiri Dagaba. This is a small city in itself, although you will not find any hostels here. It is surrounded by huge walls and was once a center of learning and meditation. It was built in the 2nd century B.C., making it one of the oldest buildings in the world. There are still monks living in the complex today, maintaining it and keeping it open to the public.

One last place to visit in Anuradhapura is the Wilpattu National Park, the largest national park in the country. It is thirty kilometers away, which is about an hour by car. The park is full of diverse plant and animal life. There are also over thirty lakes within the park.

Written by local enthusiast for Anuradhapura hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Anuradhapura hostels Jakob Lombardi

Anuradhapura Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Anuradhapura, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 4
Average dorm price $11
Average private room price $30
Cheapest Hostel in Anuradhapura City Capital Hostel with $4
Average rating of all hostels 5.5

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