Kandy City Elephant Hostel
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  • Suwasewana Hospital530 m
  • Weavers Finch530 m
  • Sriya & Daya Curio Shop530 m
  • Tiesh by Lakmini Jewelry540 m
  • Mobile Medicare Hospital580 m
  • Dental Sri Lanka590 m
  • Oak Ray Creations Batik730 m
  • Sthree760 m
  • Waruna Antiques820 m
  • Fertaid Baby Hospital940 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Kandy City Elephant Hostel

    No:317,George E. de Silva Mawatha,aniwatta,kandy, Anniewatta, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 20000 - See map
    "We had a twin room with a shared bathroom that was great value for money."
    Matt - 24 January 2017
    Very good service
    7.8 rating for service
    Very good cleanliness
    7.2 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Room service [24-hour]

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    Room size
    63 sqm.
    Service score
    7.8/10
    Cleanliness score
    7.2/10
    Value for money score
    6.8/10
    Bigger than
    97
    %
    of Kandy properties
    Better than
    95
    %
    of Kandy properties
    Better than
    94
    %
    of Kandy properties
    Better than
    93
    %
    of Kandy properties
    Value for money6.8
    Distance to city center2.5km
    Location rating5.6
    Nearest airportSigiriya Airport (GIU)
    Distance to airport75.4 km

    Rooms available at Kandy City Elephant Hostel

    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 bunk bed & 1 bunk bed & 1...
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    6 Bed Group Room
    6 Bed Group Room
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin - Shared Bathroom
    Twin - Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds
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    4 Bed En-Suite
    4 Bed En-Suite
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    • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Twin or Double
    Twin or Double
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    • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Basic Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Basic Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 king bed
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    Twin Room with Private Bathroom
    Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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      Single Room with Shared Bathroom
      Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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        Twin Room with Private Bathroom
        Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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          Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
          Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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            9.6
            Exceptional

            "The best facilities..."

            SANJEEV K.

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            21 February 2016

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            Reviews of Kandy City Elephant Hostel from real guests

            Overall rating
            7.8
            Very good
            From 37 reviews
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            Agoda Reviews (10)Booking.com Reviews (27)
            Rating via Agoda6.8
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            Cleanliness7.2
            Facilities6.6
            Location5.6
            Service7.8
            Value for money6.8
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            9+ Exceptional (2)
            8-9 Excellent (3)
            7-8 Very Good (0)
            6-7 Good (0)
            <6 Below Expectation (4)
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            Jun - Aug (1)
            Sep - Nov (1)
            Dec - Feb (6)
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            3.2
            Rosie from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Twin - Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 1 night in March 2017

            The worst place I've ever stayed.”

            We have stayed in over 50 hostels/guest houses in the last 4 months travelling Asia- all around the same price as this and it was by far the worst. We had a twin room- it was filthy, with food remnants on the floor mosquitoes smeared all over the walls and the mosquito nets smelled very bad. There is one shared bathroom for the whole place and it smells like a urinal. The staff were friendly but I would never reccomend this place they need to sort out the hygiene ASAP.

            Reviewed March 06, 2017
            5.6
            JU from South Korea
            Solo traveler
            6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

            Cheap but bad location”

            Good : Cheap prices Bad : It is quite far from the city center and very hard to go there because the hostel is on a hillside. It is a kind of hiking with a big backpack. Using a tuk tuk costs but a good choice

            Reviewed March 04, 2017
            8.4
            Excellent
            Marko from Serbia
            Couple
            Twin - Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 1 night in February 2017

            Cool and calm place”

            Stayed two nights and it was ok. Breakfast was fine as well. It's a little bit out of town but you can have some nice walk that'll take about 30 minutes. Overall, would stay here again.

            Reviewed February 18, 2017
            8.8
            Excellent
            Matt from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Twin - Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

            Perfect travellers hostel”

            A little far from the city centre but otherwise perfect. The family who own and run the hostel are super friendly and helpful with offering (but not pushing) tours and transport, understanding the wants and needs of backpacking travellers. We had a twin room with a shared bathroom that was great value for money. With a little notice the family cook a very tasty and abundant Sri Lankan dinner that you can share around the table with other travellers. Overall, a great experience that we can highly recommend.

            Reviewed January 24, 2017
            4.8
            jason from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Twin - Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

            Not bad but a bit dirty and clueless boss”

            Was cheap location we chose was peaceful bit further out then 1km as told but no problems. Beds were wodden slats and not very comfy pillow was rubbish, but room was cool amd had fan....breakfast was very lame 2 slices of bread and a banana.....they also double booked us

            Reviewed December 30, 2016
            8.8
            Excellent
            Dorian
            Couple
            Twin - Shared Bathroom
            Stayed 1 night in December 2016

            No problems here..”

            Walk down to town..tuk tuk back..whats not to like..!?

            Reviewed December 14, 2016
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Keegan from Australia
            Solo traveler
            4 Bed En-Suite
            Stayed 1 night in November 2016

            cheap & friendly”

            would stay again

            Reviewed November 05, 2016
            9.6
            Exceptional
            SANJEEV from India
            Solo traveler
            6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
            Stayed 1 night in February 2016

            The best...”

            The best facilities... Nearest bus stop is 10 min. walk away. Bus station and railway station are at 10 min. drive away... Facilities are of word class standards... Clean and neat environment. They don't even allow your footwear inside. 24 hrs check in and 24hrs check out. They provide kitchen if you like to cook on your own. I have kept my luggage there for two days after my one night booking for free and roamed around. Highly friendly non commercial owners, treated me like family... The best place to live in hazel free...

            Reviewed February 21, 2016
            3.2
            Jose from Spain
            Couple
            Twin or Double
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

            Acceptable”

            La relación calidad precio, es la peor de todos. Esta en un sitio muy feo y mal comunicado. El agua del grifo salía de color marrón.

            Reviewed September 03, 2017
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