Sri Lanka’s Budget-Friendly Hostels for Backpackers

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The island of Sri Lanka is an independent nation that rests in the Indian Ocean. It was a colony of the British empire until it sought independence in the 1940s. A lot of Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage was influenced by the British, and you can still see it there today. It boasts beautiful hiking trails, waterfalls, beaches and even tea plantations because of the huge British influence.

Sri Lanka is also a hotspot for backpackers visiting Southeast Asia, so we’ve compiled a list of a few hostels you can visit if you’re planning to take a trip there. We understand it’s important to maintain a budget, so here are a few places that won’t impede your budget.

The 1964 Boutique Hostel

This hostel is well under $20, which is a pretty snazzy deal. It’s located in a hidden space among tea plantations, and you are greeted with a filling breakfast consisting of local fruits. It’s located in a less touristic center, and it’s walking distance to Little Adam’s Peak and the 9 Arch Bridge.

Ceylon Hostel

This budget hostel is located in Bodiraja road in Unawatuna and is priced at $20 per night. The kitchen is fully equipped and the host of the hostel is extremely friendly and can provide you with the tips you need to navigate through Sri Lanka.

Funk Bunks Hostel

The Funk Bunk’s Hostel is one of the cheapest picks. At only $16, you can have an amazing and affordable stay in Sri Lanka. The staff are always ready to help, and it’s the perfect place to take a break from the busy city life. Did we mention they have funky tropical prints on their walls? This one’s a winner.