All Hostels in Nuwara Eliya

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

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Cheapest hostel in Nuwara Eliya


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Party hostels in Nuwara Eliya

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Hostels in Nuwara Eliya 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 Nuwara Eliya for Solo Travellers

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

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

Other Nearby Cities
Dickwella Dickwella (24 Km / 15 mi.)
Haputale Haputale (29 Km / 18 mi.)
Nawalapitiya Nawalapitiya (29 Km / 18 mi.)
Adam's Peak Adam's Peak (31 Km / 19 mi.)
Ella Ella (31 Km / 19 mi.)
Kirinda Kirinda (33 Km / 20 mi.)
Dalhousie Dalhousie (34 Km / 21 mi.)

FAQ about Nuwara Eliya Hostels

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

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    Travel Tips for Nuwara Eliya - from the Community

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    Your Packing List for Nuwara Eliya

    Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Nuwara Eliya 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 Nuwara Eliya