8 Hostels in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. You can choose from 8 Hikkaduwa hostels. In total, there are 22 cheap places to stay in Hikkaduwa such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $6 for a dorm.

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Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Party hostels in Hikkaduwa


(Chami's Place is the best rated)

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Hostels in Hikkaduwa for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Hikkaduwa for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Hikkaduwa? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Hikkaduwa alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Hikkaduwa. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Hikkaduwa (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 are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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 Hikkaduwa. To help you make friends with Hikkaduwa before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Hikkaduwa is a popular beach side resort town on the coast of Sri Lanka. The town has been a well established tourist destination since the 1970s, resulting in an array of cheap guesthouses, hostels, restaurants and tacky souvenir shops.

Hikkaduwa can be easily reached from the country’s capital. There are a local train that regularly runs through the town as well as local buses. It is also popular to hire a local driver to take you around the island. The train line runs along the coast of Sri Lanka and is a great opportunity for people watching and experiencing the culture firsthand.

The popularity of Hikkaduwa in the 1970s has lead to some beach erosion. Though Hikkaduwa might no longer be the ideal place to relax on the beach, it still offers plenty of other activities. Watching the fishermen at work in the early morning is definitely a sight worth seeing. The town also has good nightlife, markets and plenty of happy-hour specials. There are numerous local restaurants serving fresh seafood and local curries in addition to several international eateries. Don’t miss the local curry lunch special: a mix of five local curries with rice.

Hikkaduwa has lots of budget accommodation options, including traditional hostels, guesthouses, guesthouse-style hostels, and even some cheaper resorts and sparse high-end hotels. There are always plenty of opportunities to pick up some great hotel deals in Hikkaduwa. All accommodations cater to tourists and generally offer good services and facilities. Breakfast usually is included in the price of the room and includes a selection of traditional Sri Lankan breakfast items. Guesthouse-style accommodations may also offer dinner options. Laundry facilities are sometimes available, especially in guesthouses. Hikkaduwa hostels tend to have a friendly vibe and be great places to meet other likeminded travelers.

Written by local enthusiast for Hikkaduwa hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Hikkaduwa hostels Kelly Sheldrick

Other Nearby Cities
Ambalangoda Ambalangoda (12 Km / 7 mi.)
Galle Galle (17 Km / 11 mi.)
Unawatuna Unawatuna (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Habaraduwa Koggala Habaraduwa Koggala (28 Km / 18 mi.)
Ahangama Ahangama (33 Km / 21 mi.)
Bentota Bentota (34 Km / 21 mi.)
Midigama East Midigama East (38 Km / 24 mi.)

FAQ about Hikkaduwa Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Hikkaduwa. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Hikkaduwa. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Hikkaduwa Hostels

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Steffi‘s Mandala is the best hostel in Hikkaduwa for families.

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Chami's Place is the best rated hostel for partying in Hikkaduwa.
It offers: Bar.

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Your Packing List for Hikkaduwa

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Hikkaduwa and Sri Lanka.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Hikkaduwa