Hostels in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

9 hostels available. Prices start from $5 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Nuwara Eliya

Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel
"…Taxes included. No curfew. We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age. Pets are not allowed." …"near the 1km post next to laugh emission center from nuwara eliya city center to … More
from $4.00
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…5. Breakfast not included. 6. Reception working 24 hours. 7. Smoking in outdoor areas." …"…Option 2: By Van Transfer Call us to arrange a van to pick you up from the train station Option 3: … More
from $3.68

Haven Backpackers


Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…We are really close to the srilankan highest view point of santhipura it will take only 4km.and other opportunity as well.The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a … More
from $4.09
Solo Traveller
"…Rooms and bed are clean, dry and warm. The capsule style bed provides guest has her/his own private space. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Nuwara Eliya Post Office, … More
from $3.89
"…Taxes included. Breakfast not included. No curfew. We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age." …"The nearest airport is Katugastota Polgolla Reservoir Seaplane Base Airport, 56 km … More
from $10.00
Adventure Hostels
Nuwara Eliya-Uda Pussellawa Road More
"…Check out before 11:00 noon. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes not included - 11% Breakfast not included. No curfew." …"The nearest airport is Mattala Rajapaksa International, 140 km from … More
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
16/A siripiyathissapura, nuwaraeliya HAKUNA MATATA More
from $6.50
1/7 Unique View Road More
from $10.00

Hotels in Nuwara Eliya

57, Water Field Bank More
from $11.00
"The House of Leisure is in the highest town in Sri Lanka with the unparalleled hill country view with scenic landscapes of tea plantation and range of mountains including Pidruthalagala, Single … More
from $6.00
No/22 pedro house, gemunu mawatha, nuwara eliya. More
from $3.30

Guest Houses in Nuwara Eliya

The Tea Garden


Free Breakfast
"…Small yet one of the most an iconic properties in Nuwara Eliya make you relax from the moment you arrive. The Tea Garden Nuwara Eliya is a 3 cozy bedroom villa comprising of unprecedented view … More
"…Not only that this is the ideal sport For meditation or Yogi. With Birds Singing You can Have Very Relax time with Cup Of High Grown tea. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service … More
from $14.50

Hostels in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

9 hostels available. Prices start from $9.00 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Nuwara Eliya (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.

Nuwara Eliya is a town in Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean. It is nestled high above the rest of the country, in the central region, at about two kilometers above sea level. It is called Little England, and it is not usually a tourist destination due to the popularity of the nearby towns of Kandy and Ella. Surrounded by tea estates with small hostels, bungalows, and residences in the hills around the city, this is a great place to relax.

If you stay at one of the affordable hostels in Nuwara Eliya, be sure to ask the hostel staff for a taste of Sri Lankan cuisine. Filled with spice and bursting with flavor, the food is bound to be a gastronomic experience worth talking about. After a hearty meal, walk down to Victoria Park, a large park in the middle of the town. It has many little gardens, a children’s play area, and many walkways too. One downside is that you will typically have to pay higher prices for entry if you are from outside the country.

While in Nuwara Eliya, you must visit one of the many tea plantations in the hills around town. There are estates and factories that harvest and make the tea leaves and bags. You can take a tour of the tea factory, see the machines in action, and have a cup of fresh tea on the terrace of the factory, which has a small café too.

Tea plantations aside, be sure to take a trip on the house boat on Lake Gregory, another of the many sights the town has to offer. The lake is a short walk past the old horse racing track, where British colonials used to gather to see the races prior to independence. When walking around, try out some local dishes at the small shops on the roadside.

Written by local expertz for Nuwara Eliya

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Nuwara Eliya 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 Nuwara Eliya, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 9
Average dorm price $18
Average private room price $30
Cheapest hostel in Nuwara Eliya Laughing Leopard Hostel with $8.5
Party hostels in Nuwara Eliya Laughing Leopard Hostel (1 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 1.9

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