Hostels in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

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

Hostels in Yala National Park

Yala Yin Yang

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…200 metres away is a pristine beach with amazing sand dunes to explore. Relax in a hammock, play some pool or darts, do some yoga or simply enjoy the peace and quiet while reading one of the … More
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"…The cost for breakfast is only 2 USD per person. Each floor consists of a bathroom cluster with hot and cold water. One cluster has 4 showers / 4 WCs / 3 washbasins to be shared. We have 2 air- … More
"…Guests at the accommodation can enjoy an American breakfast. Nidangala Beach is 2.9 km from Hangover Hostels Yala, while Tissa Wewa is 12 km away. The nearest airport is Mattala Rajapaksa … More

Hotels in Yala National Park

"…Room service is on offer. WiFi is available in public areas while a shared lounge offers a public television. Luggage storage can be arranged. Parking comes for free for guests staying at La … More

Hostels in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

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

Get to know Yala National Park (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 Yala National Park.

Yala is the second largest national park in the island nation of Sri Lanka. It is also one of the most visited by both tourists and locals. Because of its popularity, a number of hostels, eco lodges, and hotels are present just outside the park. Located in the southeast part of the island, the park covers an area of just under 1000 square kilometers.

If you are staying at a hostel in Yala, be sure to visit the park on a safari. Safaris are offered by a number of tour companies in the area. You can book trips before you arrive for a seamless travel experience. The park is one of the best places in Sri Lanka to see wild elephants. These animals are dangerous, so you are warned not to get out of the safari vehicle when you see them.

There are also many other animals living in the park, including buffalo, monkeys, and more. On some occasions, you can also see wild cats like leopards, cheetahs, or other predators basking in the sunshine. You should visit Yala National Park during the months of February to July, as this is the dry season. You can visit during the monsoon too, but expect so much mud and rain that getting out of your hostel is a troublesome.

One last sight to see in the park is the Buduruwagala temple. It is an ancient temple with one of the tallest statues of the Buddha in the world. The road to reach it is in poor shape, but the actual temple is enchanting. You can hire a local tour guide for as little as 10 dollars to take you around the temple and tell you about the history of the nearby settlement. After a long day out exploring the park and villages nearby, come back to your hostel for a BBQ outside, a feature many places offer.

Written by local enthusiast for Yala National Park hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Yala National Park hostels Jakob Lombardi

Yala National Park 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 Yala National Park, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 3
Average dorm price $11
Average private room price $31
Cheapest Hostel in Yala National Park Funky Leopard Safari Hostel with $9
Party hostels in Yala National Park Yala Yin Yang (1 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 8.6

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