Hostels in Kandy, Sri Lanka

33 hostels available. Prices start from $1 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Kandy

Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…It takes 10 min by bus or by tuc-tuc to get into town. You can stay in a completely quite environment away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Best thing about the hostel is that you … More
Youth Hostel
"…No Curfew Embark on your adventure at 'The Bliss,' where comfort and nature unite in our welcoming hostel. Book your stay now and let the journey unfold. The Bliss - Not just a place to stay … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…*Reception working hours 24*7 (On Call). *No age restriction. *Taxes included. *Free Wi-Fi. *Breakfast included." …"After reaching Kandy, our property is reachable by Tuk Tuk ( Pickme / Uber … More
Youth Hostel
"…The pristine blue pool offers the ultimate tropical experience, as it’s hidden away in an intimate corner, decorated with frondescence with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Yet, … More
Solo Traveller
"…The nearest airport is Bandaranaike International Airport, 83 km from the accommodation. On Request- Airport Pick & Drop, Transportation to other locations can also be arranged, Breakfast & … More

Lazy Bear Hostel

Dharmaraja Mawatha
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel
"…The property is around 4.1 km from Kandy City Center Shopping Mall, 4.2 km from Kandy railway station and 7.9 km from Ceylon Tea Museum. The accommodation offers room service, a 24-hour front desk … More
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Reception working hours 24*7.(On Call) 6. No age restriction. 7. Taxes included." …"If you are travelling by Bus or Train the easiest way to get to Funk Bunks is by a Tuk Tuk (Thrishaw / Three … More
"…The territory is well-attended and green. The hotel has non-smoking rooms. For the convenience of the guests, the reception desk works round the clock. A hot tub is included in the list of other … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"2in1 Kandy Hostel & Homestay is the hostel with the best view in Kandy. Wake up to the beautiful sunrise and mountain view, sometimes misty and heavenly with the surrounding clouds. At night, relax … More
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…1. Cancellation policy: At least 2 days advance notice for free cancellation. 2. Check in from 13:00 to 23:00. 3. Check out before 11:00. 4. Payment upon arrival by cash only. 5. NO smoking … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Common Spaces There's a separate reception area and on the down floor, there's a big communal area with a cozy couch and dining tables. The common spaces look elegant, as the property is an old … More
Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…All guests have access to free WiFi and a fully equipped common pantry. Our basic twin rooms come with two twin beds, modern shared bathrooms with hot water showers, and a fan for your comfort. … More
"My City beds is situated in Kandy, 250 m from Kandy railway station and 800 m from Kandy City Center Shopping Mall. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room include a seating area to … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…NO smoking in Room, but have smoking area. 6. Reception working hours 24 hours. Important information notice: Please note that although our Sri Lankan’s drivers are very good and friendly, we … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Consequently, security is an issue as it's quite easy for someone to walk into the dorms from the road. However, it is a very quiet road, CCTV is present and small lockers are available; just be … More
31/1/2 De Soyza lane More
31/1/5 De Soyza Lane Kandy More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Check out before 12:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. No curfew. Child friendly. NO smoking in Room, but have smoking area Reception : 24 hours." …"Located in Kandy, 50 m … More

Island vibes hostel


Free Breakfast
"…Pleasing people the world over! At the hostel, all rooms are fitted with a balcony. With a private bathroom, certain rooms at Island vibes hostel also offer a river view. For any tips on how … More
"…Taxes included. Breakfast not included. No smoking but have a designated area for smoking. No curfew. We do not accept customers younger than 16 years of age." …"Located Starting of the D. S. … More

Hostels in Kandy, Sri Lanka

33 hostels available. Prices start from $3 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Kandy (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 Kandy.

 Olde Empire Hotel, a popular dining option in Kandy

Located in the central province, Kandy, Sri Lanka, is one of the most visited and famous tourist spot and second-largest city in Sri Lanka after Colombo. Kandy is located almost in the middle of the island and it is surrounded by beautiful and thick green forest and mountain. The rail link from Kandy to Badullah is one of the most scenic and beautiful railway track in the world surrounded on both sides by tea plantations. Majority of the people in Kandy follow Christianity while Buddhism and Islam are also followed. The city is peaceful and people are liberal and friendly.

You can find a hostel in Kandy, Sri Lanka, for a great price that includes free breakfast. While there are many hostels in Kandy, Sri Lanka, the price can still go up during peak seasons of tourists, when it is not easy to find a bed in these hostels.

Must visit places in Kandy include the Buddhist temple Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth, Kandy Lake, Royal Palace of Kandy, Sigiriya, the ancient palace, Botanical Garden of Kandy, National Museum of Kandy, Dambulla Caves, Udawatta Kele Sanctuary, Wales Park, and Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Esala Perahera is an annual event, which is celebrated every year in the month of August in Kandy, in which one of the relics of the tooth of the Buddha is carried in the streets of Kandy with dance and drums. People wear traditional dresses and carry the torch and the traditional flags of the old kingdom of Kandy.

The city of Kandy is well connected with the capital through road and rail links. Within the city center lies a two-story municipal market where local spices, tea, meat, fish, and almost anything is available at relatively lower prices set by municipal administration.

Written by local enthusiast for Kandy hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Kandy hostels Brown Traveller

Kandy 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 Kandy, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 33
Average dorm price $14
Average private room price $35
Cheapest hostel in Kandy View City Point with $3
Party hostels in Kandy Deck On The Hills Bunks (8 in total)
Most Kandy hostels are located in Dharmaraja Mawatha
Average rating of all hostels 5.8

FAQ about Kandy Hostels

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