All Hostels in Galle

Welcome to your detailed guide for Galle hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Galle, Sri Lanka. Compare prices for Galle hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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Galle 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 Galle, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Galle


(Paradise Hostel Galle is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Galle


(Pilgrim's Hostel is the best rated)

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Hostels in Galle for all Traveller Types

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.

Best Hostels in Galle for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Galle? 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 Galle alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Galle. 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.

Get to know Galle (no more "I wish I knew this before")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Galle here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Unawatuna Unawatuna (4 Km / 3 mi.)
Habaraduwa Koggala Habaraduwa Koggala (12 Km / 7 mi.)
Hikkaduwa Hikkaduwa (17 Km / 11 mi.)
Ahangama Ahangama (17 Km / 10 mi.)
Midigama East Midigama East (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Midigama Midigama (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Weligama Weligama (25 Km / 15 mi.)

FAQ about Galle Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Galle. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Galle. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Galle Hostels shows all 11 Hostels in Galle. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Old Parkland Hostel is the best hostel in Galle for families. compares prices for 11 hostels in Galle, Sri Lanka. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Galle such as

  • 4 hotels
  • 11 guesthouses
  • 1 apartments
This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Galle.

Pilgrim's Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Galle.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Galle - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Galle

Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Galle 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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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.

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Your Packing List for Galle