Hostels in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

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

Hostels in Trincomalee

Beach Lovers Retreat Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Come back to a banging home-cooked dinner and catch up over a drink or two to the ultimate soundtrack. Plus we’ve got the cleanest rooms in town and with AC and brand new beds you’re guaranteed a … More
from $2.65
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…At the time of writing, there are only three hostels in this new backpacker area and this one definitely seems the most social. Although not a party hostel, this is a good starting point to meet … More
from $3.50
Adventure Hostels Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
363/2 Nilaweli road Ales garden More
from $3.41
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Solo Traveller
"…2 km from Walkers hostel, while Maritime and Naval History Museum is 7.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is China Bay Airport, 10 km from the hostel. Cancellation policy: 1 day before … More
from $3.50
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Check in from 12:00 noon to 23:00 . Check out before 11:00 noon. Payment upon arrival in cash (SKR, USD, EUROS) Taxes included in room rate AC excluded in room rate (extra charge upon … More
from $2.85

Hostels in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

5 hostels available. Prices start from $7.00 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Trincomalee (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.

Trincomalee, or Trinco, is on the east coast of the island of Sri Lanka. It was one of the towns affected by the civil war in the country that ended a few years ago. This coastal city is well on its way to a full recovery now, although some of the remnants of the war are worth a visit. It is known for its surfing, the large bay and harbor nearby, and the quality of the beaches, hostels, and resorts in and around the town.

The Koneswaram Kovil is a must-visit in Trincomalee. This Hindu place of worship is located right near the sea on a small peninsula that extends outwards into the surrounding ocean. You can walk here from your hostel in the town, so you will not have to spend money on a taxi, which tends to be overpriced in the city. The temple is full of history and legend. Remember to take your shoes off when entering the premises of the temple buildings – not doing so is considered sacrilegious.

When you are in Trincomalee, get a taste of more modern history with a visit to the war cemetery. This small cemetery is the resting place of many Allied soldiers who fell in battle in the Second World War. The cemetery is very well up-kept, and it is a good place to visit and reflect on the tragedies of the war, especially considering the young age of many of the fallen.

If you want something to do that is not so somber, try going diving in the nearby Bay. You can ask your hostel owner where the nearest dive and surf shop is. Rent equipment for a surprisingly affordable rate and head out into the blue water of the beaches. There are some areas that are restricted for swimming, so watch for the signs when looking for a beach. The best thing to do is ask a local where to go for a swim.

Written by local expertz for Trincomalee

Written by local expertz for Trincomalee Jakob Lombardi

Trincomalee 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 Trincomalee, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 5
Average dorm price $7
Average private room price $14
Cheapest Hostel in Trincomalee Hostel Lali beach villa with $7
Party hostels in Trincomalee Laughing Leopard Trinco (3 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.1

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