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Dambulla City Hostel

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  • Excellent57%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Fun, Safe, Clean, Cheap. That's the philosphy here at Dambulla City Hostel. Featuring lush green gardens, a volleyball court, and a fire pit Dambulla City Hostel provides basic and comfy accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. It offers an above ground outdoor pool and complimentary parking on site. Simply furnished, rooms come with personal lockers and tiled flooring. Guests have access to a shared bathroom with shower facility. At Dambulla City Hostel, guests can relax at the common lounge area or in the pool, also enjoy a barbecue session on site. It has a shared kitchen equipped with a stove, fridge, electric kettle and toaster so why not get together and cook a meal for you and your friends. Washing machine and iron available at additional cost. Breakfast option available. The property is about 2.1 km from Dambulla Cave Temple. SLAF Anuradhapura Airport is approximately 54 km away. Airport transfers and tour activities can be arranged upon request.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast Available
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed there for 2 nights after Sigiriya. Cool atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff members, definitely a place to stay. Had a locker in dorm (with power plug inside locker), bathrooms were clean, bunkbed too. It may look pretty basic, but you really dont need more....More

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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

It's a perfect place to do many activities without changing a place every day. The hostel is very comfortable. There are so many places to sit and talk to others. I met many incredible people there and we've been travelling together for more than 2...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Stayed there for 3 nights while I did the usual sightseeing & watched the cricket. The guys running the hostel are great value & willing to do anything to make your stay enjoyable. Family bbq's & take-away kottu nights were great and really cheap. Was...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Nice place for a few nights if you're interested in hiking in Sigiriya. Friendly staff, nice and chill common area. Volleyball, ping-pong, hammocks. It has it all really. The only downside which I'm not sure the hostel can really help was the amount of bugs...More

1  Thank 121orlaithn
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Atmosphere is fantastic. Wifi is the best i got in Sri Lanka. The people who run it went above and beyond. They got us pizza and liquor for a tiny delivery charge. The owner is fun to hang out with and turned my bad mood...More

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14 November 2016|
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Response from Dambulla City H | Property representative |
There are many options for different budgets. The least expensive way is usually by local non a/c bus
Babu n
28 July 2016|
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Response from Dambulla City H | Property representative |
Hello, As these are all different cities a few hours from each other I would suggest visiting maybe 2 in one day, but not all 3. If you would like to visit all these places I would suggest staying more than 1 day. We can... More
Room Tips
"8 bed doorm"
15 Apr 2018
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"Bring some pens for the walls."
1 Mar 2017
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"You get a 10% discount if you stay at any other City Hostel (Kandy/Colombo)"
20 Dec 2016
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"Quiet, and includes (essential) mosquito nets."
29 May 2016
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US$12 - US$19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceDambulla
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