All Hostels in Kandy

Welcome to your detailed guide for Kandy 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 Kandy, Sri Lanka. Compare prices for Kandy 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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Kandy 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 Kandy, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Kandy


(The Bliss Kandy is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Kandy


(Deck on the Hills is the best rated)

Most Kandy hostels are located in

Dharmaraja Mawatha

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Kandy 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 Kandy for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Kandy? 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 Kandy alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Kandy. 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 Kandy (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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

Other Nearby Cities
Kirinda Kirinda (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Nawalapitiya Nawalapitiya (29 Km / 18 mi.)
Pinnawala Pinnawala (33 Km / 20 mi.)
Kegalle Kegalle (33 Km / 20 mi.)
Nuwara Eliya Nuwara Eliya (40 Km / 25 mi.)
Adam's Peak Adam's Peak (52 Km / 32 mi.)
Dickwella Dickwella (55 Km / 34 mi.)

FAQ about Kandy Hostels

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

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FAQ about Kandy Hostels

A hostel in Kandy costs on average $7 for a dorm. A hostel in Kandy with private rooms costs on average $14. shows all 33 Hostels in Kandy. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

2in1 Kandy is the best rated hostel in Kandy for female solo travellers. compares prices for 33 hostels in Kandy, Sri Lanka. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Kandy such as

  • 9 hotels
  • 24 guesthouses
  • 1 apartments
This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Kandy.

Travel Tips for Kandy - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Kandy

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