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  • Asgiriya Maha Vihara100 m
  • Sri Lanka Cricket Office280 m
  • Swiss Residence280 m
  • Blackout300 m
  • Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue430 m
  • Asgiriya Railway Station470 m
  • Royal Palace of Kandy540 m
  • Mahayyawa Grand Mosque590 m
  • HSBC640 m
  • Cyber Cottage650 m
  • Newly built in 2017
    Free Wi-Fi

    Central City Hostel

    52A, Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka, Kandy Central, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 20000 - See map
    "For the price it is definitely good value and the host, Prabath, is so nice and will literally do everything for you, and help will what you need help..."
    nanna - August 13, 2018
    Very good service
    7.6 rating for service
    Good facilities on premise
    6.9 facilities on premise
    • 480 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Laundry service

    • Laundromat

    Value for money7.8
    Distance to city center1KM
    Location rating5.8
    Nearest airportSigiriya Airport (GIU)
    Distance to airport73.8 km

    Rooms available at Central City Hostel

    6-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    6-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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    • Room size: 500 m²/5382 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 6 bunk beds
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 500 m²/5382 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 6 bunk beds
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    Dormitory (per bed)
    Dormitory (per bed)
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    • Room size: 500 m²/5382 ft²
    • Garden view
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    Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
    Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 250 m²/2691 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 7-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bed in 7-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 250 m²/2691 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Double Room with external bathroom
    Double Room with external bathroom
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
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    Single Bed in Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 250 m²/2691 ft²
    • 6 single beds
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    Room With Shared Bathroom
    Room With Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 250 m²/2691 ft²
    • 6 bunk beds
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    Standard Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Standard Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • 1 single bed
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    Most recent reviews for Central City Hostel
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2019
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Excellent8.4
    ExcellentAside from the fact that the price is right and that within this small place you can meet your basic travel needs like hot showers, clean linens, and fans, the staff Nyima is really kind, friendly and helpful. It's slight uphill location gives you the true sense that you are in the hilly town of Kandy, especially when you look out, sipping your morning coffee from the sitting area. There are many local shops nearby and people are very friendly. The uphill walk to get back is just a short stretch and not that steep, and along the way curious school kids like to say hi. Tips: To avoid mosquito bites at night, you can buy mosquito coils and matches from the shop next door. When the rain hits the roof, it can get a bit noisy, but I always travel with earplugs, so problem solved.
    Verafrom IndiaReviewed October 02, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2019
    Double Room with external bathroom
    Review score2.0
    Far from the main streetsThe room is dirty and the roof is leaking when raining.
    Igorfrom SerbiaReviewed August 17, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Exceptional9.2
    Great place! Very cozy guesthouse. Wonderful staff. Next time I will be come back for sure.
    Evafrom RussiaReviewed February 26, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
    Excellent8.0
    Valuable place Valuable place for solo traveler. 800m far form the downtown, a quiet half-hillside hostel. The temple near hostel, Every morning you can wake up listening to the Buddha chanting. Then run to the Kandy Lake , open the fresh day.
    HAOfrom ChinaReviewed January 02, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
    Exceptional10.0
    Lovely placement - friendly and very kind host! I was very happy about staying here. I just booked one night but extended to two nights. It has a great placement, not in the middle of Kandy, but it only takes 10-15 minutes (a bit up the hill - but that just counts as a nice little butt-workout. Or else the tuk-tuk drivers will happily bring you there!) and then you would be in the middle of the city or back at the hostel. For the price it is definitely good value and the host, Prabath, is so nice and will literally do everything for you, and help will what you need help for! There is a nice little terrace seated on the back of the house, where you can enjoy a little jungle-alike kind of look! So again, if you’re looking for a cheaper solution close to the center, this is definitely recommendable! :-) Thank you very much for a lovely stay!
    nannafrom ThailandReviewed August 13, 2018

    Reviews of Central City Hostel from real guests

    Overall rating
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    Cleanliness6.4
    Facilities6.9
    Location5.8
    Service7.6
    Value for money7.8
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    8-9 Excellent (1)
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    6-7 Good (0)
    <6 Below Expectation (2)
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Vera from India
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

    Excellent”

    Aside from the fact that the price is right and that within this small place you can meet your basic travel needs like hot showers, clean linens, and fans, the staff Nyima is really kind, friendly and helpful. It's slight uphill location gives you the true sense that you are in the hilly town of Kandy, especially when you look out, sipping your morning coffee from the sitting area. There are many local shops nearby and people are very friendly. The uphill walk to get back is just a short stretch and not that steep, and along the way curious school kids like to say hi. Tips: To avoid mosquito bites at night, you can buy mosquito coils and matches from the shop next door. When the rain hits the roof, it can get a bit noisy, but I always travel with earplugs, so problem solved.

    Reviewed October 02, 2019
    2.0
    Igor from Serbia
    Solo traveler
    Double Room with external bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

    Far from the main streets”

    The room is dirty and the roof is leaking when raining.

    Reviewed August 17, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Eva from Russia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Great place! ”

    Very cozy guesthouse. Wonderful staff. Next time I will be come back for sure.

    Reviewed February 26, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    HAO from China
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Valuable place ”

    Valuable place for solo traveler. 800m far form the downtown, a quiet half-hillside hostel. The temple near hostel, Every morning you can wake up listening to the Buddha chanting. Then run to the Kandy Lake , open the fresh day.

    Reviewed January 02, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    nanna from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Lovely placement - friendly and very kind host! ”

    I was very happy about staying here. I just booked one night but extended to two nights. It has a great placement, not in the middle of Kandy, but it only takes 10-15 minutes (a bit up the hill - but that just counts as a nice little butt-workout. Or else the tuk-tuk drivers will happily bring you there!) and then you would be in the middle of the city or back at the hostel. For the price it is definitely good value and the host, Prabath, is so nice and will literally do everything for you, and help will what you need help for! There is a nice little terrace seated on the back of the house, where you can enjoy a little jungle-alike kind of look! So again, if you’re looking for a cheaper solution close to the center, this is definitely recommendable! :-) Thank you very much for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed August 13, 2018
    2.4
    Matthew from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Avoid!”

    I booked the male dorm and wasn't happy with the room, it's basically 2 bunk beds in the common area of the ground floor, next to the toilets and entrance to other rooms, you can litually see the beds from the check in desk, and the pictures online are very misleading. I said I didn't like the room, they gave me another room, I liked it and said thank you. The owner asked me why I didn't like the first room, so I told him, very poiletly and calm. He got very defensive, very angry, was very rude towards me, I managed to keep my calm even though he was winding me up, I asked him to leave me alone but he insisted on showing photos of other hostels that were the same, he tried to take my phone to cancel the booking so I wouldn't leave a bad review. This lasted for 20 minutes.

    Reviewed April 03, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    sofia from Sweden
    Group
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Prisvärt!”

    Gulliga ägare, väldigt prisvärt och med fin utsikt från ”common area” SAMT när man duschar. Väldigt dåligt tryckninduschen och fanns ingen hink med skopa man kunde hälla över sig heller. Väldigt temoprärt rum för kvinnor med väldigt svajiga sängar. Lite flrnlångt från stan för att kunna gå tyckte vi. Men väl värt pengarna ändå!

    Reviewed February 11, 2018
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