Hostels in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

6 hostels available. Prices start from $1.00 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Dambulla

Bedstation Sigiriya

Free Breakfast
Youth Hostel
"…3. Check out - before 10.00 a.m. 4. Cash only. 5. Reception working hours: 6.00 a.m to 10.00 p.m." …"…You can take a bus to Dambulla Golden temple and take a tuk-tuk from there to BSS ( just … More
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Free WiFi access throughout the property and free parking on site. The hostel is just 3’ min walking from the main street and the supermarket “Cargills” and 15’ min walking from the bus … More
"…Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes not included - occupancy tax 1.00 USD per person per night Breakfast not included. No curfew. We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age." …" … More
Youth Hostel
"…Check out before 10:00 AM. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast included. No curfew. Non smoking throughout. Pets are not allowed." …"The nearest airport is Sigiriya … More
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
16 Colony, Kandalama More
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…Rooms include a balcony. All guest rooms in the hostel are equipped with a kettle. Rooms have a shared bathroom. The rooms will provide guests with a stovetop. A Full English/Irish breakfast … More

Hotels in Dambulla

Nice Place Hotel

Free Breakfast
"…You can just relax and enjoy the natural beauty in your own harden setting or go on one of the many excursions on offer. Being located in a cultural triangle and close proximity to the 3 wild … More

Guest Houses in Dambulla

"…During your stay, we can arrange local tours for elephant and jeep safaris, as well as hot-air balloon tours and village tours. You can also rent scooters and bikes at our property. We have a … More

Hostels in Dambulla, Sri Lanka

6 hostels available. Prices start from $3.00 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Dambulla (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 Dambulla.

Dambulla is a busy city located in the Matale District in Sri Lanka’s central province. Dambulla is most famous for it’s painted cave temples. Stunning and well preserved Buddhist paintings, frescoes and statues are found within these temples. It is a very touristy, yet still very religious, site. Modest dress must be worn inside the temples. To avoid the tourist buses and crowds, visit the temples in the afternoon.

Dambulla city can be quite loud, busy and chaotic. It is home to one of Sri Lanka’s biggest wholesale markets. Though most tourists will skip visiting the markets, it is a great place to get the vibe of local life in Sri Lanka and experience some great people watching. The city offers a lot of markets, shops, stalls and restaurants, including some really good local and vegetarian cuisine. Dambulla can easily be reached from Kandy and Sigiriya. Most people hire a driver, although it is also possible to catch the local bus or taxi. Some guesthouses and hostels also help arrange transportation around the area.

There are quite a few accommodation options within the city, including some hostels, guesthouses, budget hotels and a few resorts. Dumbulla tends to have the more budget friendly range of accommodations in comparison to the nearby tourist town of Sigiriya. Guesthouse-style hostels offer the best value as well as the best cultural experience. This type of accommodation offers a great insight into the Sri Lankan culture. A stay in one of these accommodations also means that the money goes directly into the local communities. Guesthouses and hostels in Dambulla usually include a traditional breakfast, laundry facilities, information on tourist attractions, optional shuttle services, hot showers, linens and towels. Most guesthouses are happy to accommodate any special requests such as special dietary requirements.

Written by local enthusiast for Dambulla hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Dambulla hostels Kelly Sheldrick

Dambulla 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 Dambulla, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 6
Average dorm price $6
Average private room price $25
Cheapest hostel in Dambulla Kandalama Hostel with $3
Party hostels in Dambulla Kandalama Hostel (1 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 5.5

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Other Nearby Cities

Sigiriya (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Habarana (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Polonnaruwa (40 Km / 25 mi.)
Pinnawala (46 Km / 28 mi.)
Malabe (46 Km / 28 mi.)
Anuradhapura (57 Km / 35 mi.)
Kandy (63 Km / 39 mi.)

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