Hostels in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

5 hostels available. Prices start from $3 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Unawatuna

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"…There is also a huge, fully equipped kitchen, but you are sharing it with the family who lives here, so it can get rather awkward to figure out what you are welcome to use. Summary Singha … More
Youth Hostel
"…As you walk inside, you will see our friendly frontdesk staff at the reception, and a host of informative posters, a mini library, and lots of colorful detailing on the walls. Once you complete … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…8 km from Dutch Church Galle. Some units at the property feature a terrace with a sea view. Popular points of interest near the hostel include Jungle Beach, Rumassala South Beach and Japanese … More
Adventure Hostels Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…5 Km from Jungle Beach, 5 Km from Galle City, 300 Meters for ATM, Post Office, Bus Stop, Food City and Local Restaurants. Cycling Hostel Sri Lanka is a great stop for backpackers and travelers … More
Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…come to We welcome ALL budget travellers, from Backpackers to small families. We guarantee the cheapest Rates in Unawatuna. Our aim is to provide you with a very cheap, clean … More

Hotels in Unawatuna

"…Breakfast not included. No curfew. Non smoking in the rooms, but have a designated smoking area. Reception working period: 24 Hours." …"…Colombo International airport Use Katunayake - Colombo … More
"…If you're looking to spruce up your sleepy-time sanctuary, we've got a few things you should try. Our extra-long beds with super comfy, best quality 10 inch thick mattresses and plush pillows will … More
"…An array of activities can be enjoyed on-site or in the surroundings, including cycling. The property offers free parking. The guests can enjoy their meals at the in-house restaurant and … More

Kings Landing

Free Breakfast
"…Breakfast not included. No curfew. We do not accept customers younger than 15 years of age. Non smoking." …"From Railway Station Kingslanding Unawatuna Located 1.6km away from Railway station … More

Guest Houses in Unawatuna

"…Cancellation policy: 3 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 12:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 10:00 . … More

Hostels in Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

5 hostels available. Prices start from $6 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Unawatuna (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 Unawatuna.

Guess what? Unawatuna is also named and spelled Unawatuna Beach - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Unawatuna is a coastal town in the Galle district of Sri Lanka, an island nation in the Indian Ocean. Its beaches are center stage for this waterfront village, yet it is also only about three miles (five kilometers) removed from the Galle city cente and less than four miles (six kilometers) away from the Galle Fort. Consequently, Unawatuna is a main attraction for tourists who enjoy partaking in water sports, exploring coral reefs, and catching a bit of nightlife.

It began when the Dutch reached Unawatuna in 1640 and defeated the Portuguese in nearby Galle. They then built houses for their officials in the beachside town. These buildings have since been turned into hotels, a hospital, and mansions. Due to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, many venues along the coast were destroyed. Additionally, development within the water has changed the currents and coral reefs. However, there are still plenty of palm and coconut trees lining the beach, dozens of exotic bird species flying around, as well as shipwrecks, turtles, and coral reefs to be explored in the ocean. Government agencies are trying to reign in the bulldozers and land development, but there are many quaint hostels as well as camp sites that provide a very authentic experience of Unawatuna for the visiting tourists.

For the budget traveler, there are numerous hostels in Unawatuna. Reservations through third party websites seem to cause issues; so if you prefer to reserve a bed in advance, be sure to contact the hostel of your choice directly. Note that some hostels only provide dormitory beds while others also offer private rooms or camp areas with teepees or other lodgings. Since the cost of a hostel bed is similar throughout Unawatuna but the quality of accommodations fluctuates significantly, you will benefit from weeding through all of them in order to find a hostel with great feedback from former guests.

Once you are settled into your choice of accommodation, you should be able to reach one or more of the pretty beaches as well as several restaurants on foot or by tuktuk taxi. You may wish to start your itinerary at the Jungle Beach. From there, you can walk or take a tuktuk up a hill to the Japanese Peace Pagoda, a beautiful white structure adorned with golden statues. This place provides the perfect chance to take photos of the city and sea from up above.

Less than two miles (three kilometers) from there, you can stop by the Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya Buddhist Temple. You will see huge granite boulders, walls filled with Kandyan-style murals, as well as a reclining Buddha statue. Monks have been living there for over 1,500 years along with one of the first saplings of the original Bodhi tree.

To travel to and from Unawatuna, you can take advantage of its location along the Coastal/Southern Rail Line which reaches from Colombo to Matara as well as the A2 highway which extends from Colombo to Wellawaya.

Written by local enthusiast for Unawatuna hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Unawatuna hostels Jakob Lombardi

Unawatuna 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 Unawatuna, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 5
Average dorm price $10
Average private room price $25
Cheapest hostel in Unawatuna Unawatuna Singha Lounge with $5.5
Party hostels in Unawatuna Unawatuna Singha Lounge (3 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.5

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