Hostels in Matara/ Madiha, Sri Lanka

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

Hostels in Matara/ Madiha

Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…It is a hostel the country has been waiting for. The hostel is located in Madiha, around the corner of the famous Doctor's House. The rooms itself are spacious and comfortable. As you would … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…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 22:00. Check out before 10:00 AM. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes … More
Beach Lovers Retreat Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…It has been handed down through 5 generations of Aryuvedic doctors, and has been lucky enough to fall into the hands of two young Australians. This Dutch colonial style building is truly one of … More
Digital Nomads Youth Hostel
"Located in Matara, Beachbums CoLiving offers beachfront accommodation a few steps from Madiha Beach and offers various facilities, such as a shared lounge and a terrace. The property is situated … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast included. No curfew." …"The Matara train- and bus station are within 3km to 4km distance. The closest bus station at Polhena junction is … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
105, Weluwanarama Road Weraduwa More
"…Check out from 12:00 noon to 13:00. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. No curfew. Pets are not allowed." …"From airport Galle and Deniyaya. From Deniyaya … More

Hotels in Matara/ Madiha

"…Need a Caffeine Fix? Our Moka Pot Coffee got you all covered. Need a great Local or Continental Breakfast ? Just ask us, we have a wide range of high quality breakfast options at very budget … More
"…This family run guest house is the perfect place to relax on an uncrowded tropical beach or explore the surrounding ocean. It is situated in coastal area of Madiha, which is only a few … More

Guest Houses in Matara/ Madiha

"…Check out before 11:00 AM. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. No curfew. NO smoking in Room, but have smoking area." …"The nearest airport is Koggala, 28 … More

Hostels in Matara/ Madiha, Sri Lanka

7 hostels available. Prices start from $4 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Matara/ Madiha (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 Matara/ Madiha.

Guess what? Matara/ Madiha is also named and spelled Madiha - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Matara is a city in the island of Sri Lanka. It is located in the southern part of the country and is the capital of the Matara District. There are many schools and universities in and around the city. It is also right next to the city of Galle, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. There are plenty of things to do, hostels to stay in, and food to eat in Matara.

The Star Fort in Matara is the remnant of the Dutch and Portuguese forts found in major coastal hubs around the country. It is a far smaller fort than the famed Dutch Fort in the city of Galle, but it is still a picturesque location that is very well-preserved. Built in the shape of a six-pointed star, it has twelve cannon emplacements to command the ocean and land around. Ask at your hostel for a local tour guide – they are cheap, friendly, and informative.

If you are a fan of things that slither, check out the Matara Snake Farm. This is a very particular place to visit – do not go here if you are not a fan of snakes. You can get a tuktuk ride to the farm from your hostel. The farm itself is run by a farmer who lets the snakes have free reign around the place. You can touch the snakes, take pictures with them, and even watch as they try to escape their enclosures.

One final place to visit in Matara is the Nandana Tea Factory. It is one of the many tea factories in the country, and it is known for its exports of tea and rice. The factory is open to the public, so you can watch the process of refining and processing tea leaves. There is a café in the factory too, which allows you can enjoy a cup of piping hot, fresh tea before leaving.

Written by local enthusiast for Matara/ Madiha hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Matara/ Madiha hostels Jakob Lombardi

Matara/ Madiha 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 Matara/ Madiha, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 7
Average dorm price $16
Cheapest Hostel in Matara/ Madiha Beachbums Coliving with $8
Party hostels in Matara/ Madiha The Doctor's House (1 in total)
Most Matara/ Madiha hostels are located in Madiha
Average rating of all hostels 6.3

FAQ about Matara/ Madiha Hostels

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3 Hostels in Matara/ Madiha with Private Rooms

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