Kandy City Hostel
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Kandy City Hostel

Stay in the heart of Kandy
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7.6
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center3km
Location rating6.7
Nearest airportBandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
Distance to airport85.6 km
Has restaurantNo
  • Airport transfer

  • Heart of the city

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Daily housekeeping

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Double Room with Balcony
Double Room with Balcony
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  • City view
  • 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Courtyard view
  • 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 3 bunk beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • City view
  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 4 bunk beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Garden view
  • 14 m²/151 ft²
  • 3 bunk beds
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Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite
Deluxe Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite
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    Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
    Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
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        Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom
        Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom
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          Agoda Reviews (23)Booking.com Reviews (92)
          7.6
          Very good
          Cleanliness8.3
          Facilities7.6
          Location6.7
          Room comfort and quality7.4
          Service8.4
          Value for money8.0
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          8.4
          Excellent
          Xiaoshiping from China
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
          a convenient place for a night or two”
          a convenient place for a night or two
          Reviewed March 19, 2017
          6.8
          Good
          Daniel from Australia
          Couple
          Double Room with Balcony
          Stayed 1 night in December 2016
          Decent facilities a little while out of town”
          We didn't stay and party at the hostel as we had an early trip when we left but heard the vibe was great. Facilities were ok and the staff were helpful and friendly, always looking out for travellers interests. I'd probably stay here again!
          Reviewed January 01, 2017
          8.4
          Excellent
          Cole from Canada
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
          Not a bad spot”
          Nice staff, located a little ways from kandy, about 30 minute walk into town, about the same from the train station, which is okay for a short stay I guess. fairly helpful staff and good facilities, nice roof top common area. Mediocre value
          Reviewed October 20, 2016
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Kindra from United States
          Couple
          Double Room with Balcony
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
          Awesome ”
          Best hostel I've been to.
          Reviewed September 21, 2016
          7.3
          Very good
          Divya from India
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2015
          City hostels .. a good chain on hostels”
          Simplicity of staff and hostel, cleaniness,ease of doing business
          My stay at Kandy City hostel was good. I changed my date of arrival just over a phone call and without any hassle. Beds and Bathrooms were clean. On the day of arrival the hostel manager organized a promotional BBQ party which was awesome. The overall environment of the hostel was peaceful and quiet. The hostel was slightly pricy though.
          Reviewed April 13, 2015
          6.0
          Zhou from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in January 2015
          GOODGOODGOODGOODGOODGOOD”
          GOODGOODGOODGOOD
          GOODGOODGOODGOODGOODGOODGOODGOODGOODGOODGOODGOOD
          Reviewed February 14, 2015
          3.7
          Amelia from Canada
          Solo traveler
          Double Room with Balcony
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2014
          A bed in Kandy”
          great place to meet people
          The hostel location can be tricky to find, it's located up a long narrow and winding road, which I didn't feel safe walking after dark. The hostel doesn't have clear signage, which the manager explained was a security feature, though other area hotels/guesthouses are clearly marked. The location is a 25 min walk from the temple of the tooth or other Kandy area attractions, or a 200-300 rupees tuk tuk or 13 rupee bus ride. The housekeeper was very hard working and tried to keep everything clean and tidy. The manager was new to the area and could only provide basic information from tour guides rather then local experience.
          Reviewed January 10, 2015
          8.0
          Excellent
          Ben from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Double Room with Balcony
          Stayed 1 night in November 2014
          Good Clean Hostel”
          Very Clean, Knowledgable Manager, Good Place To Meet People
          I really enjoyed staying here, We meet some great people who we met up with later in our trip. The hostel itself is clean and has a pretty cool design. A TV and films would be good to improve but overall I recommend staying here
          Reviewed November 24, 2014
          8.3
          Excellent
          sophie from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in October 2014
          Great backpacker hostel”
          Social, clean, great staff
          Very friendly, helpful staff in a nice open hostel makes a nice environment to talk to other travelers. It's mostly cold showers which is fine if the weathers hot.
          Reviewed November 07, 2014
          8.0
          Excellent
          Logan from United States
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in June 2014
          Good value, fun stay”
          Value, friendly staff, location
          I really enjoyed my stay here, largely due to the friendly staff who made me feel at home. Location is a short walk or cheap tuktuk to Kandy Lake. Rooms are clean--no ac but each bunk has a personal fan which was sufficient.
          Reviewed July 09, 2014
          4.7
          Dominik from Germany
          Couple
          Double Room with Balcony
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2014
          Very noisy room in an average hostel!”
          Very friendly staff members, nice hangouts on their rooftop terrace and the lovely hostel dog.
          The Kandy city hostel seems to be a clean average hostel at first sight and the staff provides a warm welcome. However we booked the only double room in the hostel, which was facing the main road. As the traffic is incredibly loud in Sri Lanka it was impossible to sleep before 1am and 4.30am! Also there is no airconditioning or fan in the room, which is absolute nonsense in this hot and dry region (remember: you also cannot open the window because of the noise!). The "breakfast included" consists of bread, butter and jam, which you have to tale out of the fridge yourself and prepare it on your own! We booked to nights, butl left after the first. There are many better alternatives in Kandy in the same price range.
          Reviewed April 07, 2014
          8.3
          Excellent
          Robert from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Double Room with Balcony
          Stayed 1 night in March 2014
          Good Youth Hostel”
          central location, wi-fi & value for money
          We stayed in the double room for one night. The hostel is well located, clean and with the fastest wifi we had in Sri Lanka. The only negative is the fact that some of the rooms (including the double) are located at the front of the building above a fairly busy road (Sri Lankans love to use their horn when driving) so earplugs are advised! The bread and sweet rolls from the bakery at the Devon hotel 5 minutes walk down the road were great for breakfast!
          Reviewed March 31, 2014
          8.7
          Excellent
          Florence from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2014
          Looks like you're in "The Real World" show!”
          Staff, company and Ciara!
          KCH is a very modern hostel, comfortable and clean! Anna's a great host/staff, very helpful and laidback. Security is good, there's a Ciara the doggy and a local guy who would open the door when you came in late at night or if you had to leave in the morning. Very clean rooms... pillow cover, bedsheet and mosquito net provided. Lockers provided in room, bring your own lock or get one for a deposit of 200R. Definitely will come back if I'm in Kandy again! Tip-bits: Wear long pants/sweaters/socks/use a towel at night,Kandy can get quite cold at night. No hot water unless there's some sun in the day Free bread, butter and supplies on first shelf in fridge Complimenary tea/coffee/sugar in the pantry
          Reviewed February 04, 2014
          7.3
          Very good
          Brett from Australia
          Couple
          Double Room with Balcony
          Stayed 1 night in January 2014
          Simple and nice, met all our expectations”
          It's close to the Kandy lake and Buddha's Tooth Temple.
          It was a great place to stay whilst in Kandy. It's a good way to be social if you don't know anyone else whilst you travel. Very comfortable place to stay.
          Reviewed February 03, 2014
          8.0
          Excellent
          Iwona from Poland
          Couple
          Double Room with Balcony
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2013
          Overall a good stay”
          Good value for money, clean rooms & amazing dog.
          Overall, it was a good stay and I would recommend this place. We booked a double room with private bathroom but it wasn't private at all and there wasn't any hot water in that bathroom. The only hot showers are located behind the kitchen. So if you are a couple and you want some privacy, you may want to choose another place to stay. It didn't bother us that much but I can imagine some people could be a bit disappointed. Also, I did see a cockroach in the kitchen on one of the counter tops, it's probably mainly because different people leave their food on the shelves rather than in the fridge but hey: it's Asia. Even in 5 start hotels you can see them! Now good things: girls running the hostel are friendly although they have not been there for long and they may not necessarily give you the best info. For example we asked for a price of taxi or private car to go to Sigiriya and Dambulla and the price they told us was way much higher to what we've paid. I would probably suggest to go into town and ask around. They also try to organise some social evenings which is always a good thing. In my opinion, the location is good. It's close to the lake and it's a bit on a hill which I found very good. Kandy town centre is very busy and smoggy! Hostel is clean, you can do your washing (you have to pay for it) and the break-out area is pretty cool (inside and outside). It's good value for money and I would probably stay in this place again, although I must say Kandy was my least favorite place in Sri Lanka.
          Reviewed January 16, 2014
          9.3
          Exceptional
          sumi from South Korea
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in December 2013
          very kindness and very clean hotel!! :)”
          good service, clean, kindness.
          Self kitchin in basement, owner always helpful and kindness. Room and washing room is really clean. So, if u consider for Sanitized. Don't worry everything.
          Reviewed December 30, 2013
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Ma from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2013
          This should be the gold standard of every hostel”
          Awesome staff, new and chic interiors, adorable hostel dog
          I love this place! It's the perfect place to recharge your travel spirit, meet fellow travellers, as well as market and Anna, the lovely girls who are running the place. Friendly backpacker atmosphere, fun rooftop parties and a full kitchen where guests can cook. The hostel dog Ciara is so gentle and adorable, you just want to hug her all day! She never barks and is very friendly. A bit of a walk to anywhere though, but manageable for daily trips to town. Buses are easily available. The staff and hostel owners and everyone are very helpful and accommodating, this is not just a business for them but a passion. Everyone heading to kandy should stay a few nights here!
          Reviewed November 30, 2013
          9.0
          Exceptional
          aurelie from France
          Couple
          Double Room with Balcony
          Stayed 1 night in December 2013
          Très sympa”
          Accueil parfait, décoration orignal, et très propre c était super
          Nous avons été accueil par la gérante qui est russe il me semble qui est super elle nous donner des adresse super pour les resto et les visites. A savoir que c est une auberge de jeunesse nous avions une chambre très propre et avec l essentiel! Cuisine commune et on se sert dans le frigo pour les repas! Ça vaut le coup de prévoir de faire le marché avant pour profiter de manger les produits locaux à votre façon !;) Super bon souvenir et Kandy est incontournable Je vous recommande vivement cette hôtel simple et sympas
          Reviewed February 18, 2014
          7.0
          Very good
          YURIKA from Japan
          Solo traveler
          Double Room with Balcony
          Stayed 1 night in December 2013
          遠いが、設備とスタッフは良く、ホステル好きなら良いと思う。”
          スタッフの対応、コーヒーやパン無料、コミュニケーションスペース
          ホステルなので、シャワーやキッチン共同です。個室は広くて清潔でwifi OKです。ドミもあります。ソファやテーブル、見晴らしの良い場所など、滞在者と交流できるスペースが多いです。若い西洋人が多いです。共同スペースも清潔で、皆マナーも良かったです。台所を自由に使えます。パンやコーヒーなどが無料です。館全体のデザインが良いです。場所は街からかなり遠く、タクシーに住所と地図を見せてもわからず、宿に2度ほど電話してたどり着きました。バスもありますが、私は1泊で都心の宿に変えましたが、自炊や交流を目的としたホステル滞在が好みで、立地を許容できるなら、お勧めです。駐車場があるようです。
          Reviewed January 06, 2014
          6.8
          Good
          Zhiwei from China
          Family with teens
          Double Room with Balcony
          Stayed 1 night in August 2017
          Good”
          很棒的青旅 来自全世界的年轻人聚在一起 为了玩的更开心。 既然是青旅 对设施不要要求和宾馆一样 但对怎么玩能提供更多建议。
          Reviewed August 16, 2017
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