Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Mirissa, Sri Lanka. You can choose from 15 Mirissa hostels. In total, there are 24 cheap places to stay in Mirissa such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.
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 Mirissa, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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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.
Travelling on your own to Mirissa? 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 Mirissa alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Mirissa. 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.
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 Mirissa. To help you make friends with Mirissa before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Get off the beaten tourist trail and head to Mirissa for some proper beach relaxation. Mirissa is a stunning, and largely undeveloped, beachside paradise located on the south coast of Sri Lanka. The small town is the ideal place for relaxing on the beach or in a hammock on your hostel balcony while enjoying the ocean’s music and salt water breeze.
There aren’t too many services available in Mirissa. Just a handful of cafes, a few local restaurants and a couple of small markets and coconut vendors together make up the city’s shopping center. Only about 4 kilometers away is Weligama, a larger town that offers most other services that Marissa does not provide. Banking, major transportation hubs, as well as large markets and shops can all be found in Weligama. Internet and phone services used to be hard to come by in Mirissa; however, with the increase in tourism, these services are now largely available there. Getting in and out of Mirissa is easy. There are plenty of tuk-tuks, taxis and shuttle services. It is also possible and fairly cheap to hire a local driver for the day or even longer.
Mirissa offers mostly simple accommodations, but a few high-end hotels and resorts are beginning to appear also. Mirissa provides mostly hostels with a relaxed atmosphere and modest facilities. There are also a lot of guesthouses, some of which offer dorm-style rooms and services. Most guesthouses and hostels in Mirissa include complimentary wifi, breakfast, hot showers and laundry facilities. It’s not uncommon for guesthouse-style hostels to also offer dinner. Meals provided by guesthouses and hostels are usually delicious traditional meals, made from local and fresh ingredients. It is a great opportunity to try some tasty, local food.
Mirissa is a great place to unwind and escape the city noise and pollution. It is, however, a quickly developing town. New cafes and restaurants are popping up every month, although the laid-back coastal vibe still remains.
Written by local enthusiast for Mirissa hostels Kelly Sheldrick
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Mirissa. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Mirissa. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Mirissa 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:
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.