Dambulla is often seen as a stopover rather than the final destination for people traveling to places like Sigiriya. It is famous for its rock temple and has a big vegetable and fruit market which is quite exciting to visit. While here, hostels are one of the best places to stay in Dambulla Because they are affordable and comfortable. Whether you are just passing through or intend to include Dambulla in your itinerary of places to visit in Sri Lanka, consider staying in one of these hostels below.
6 Hostels in Dambulla for Affordable Stay in Sri Lanka
Of all the places to stay in Sri Lanka, these 6 hostels in Dambulla offer the best value for your money. We don’t believe? Scroll down and see!
1. Dambulla City Hostel
This is one of the most popular hostels in Dambulla and we recommend it if you want to get great bang for your buck. This is one of the 5 best Dambulla hostels of 2018 and with good reason. The accommodation is comfortable and the facilities go well beyond basic living quarters. It has a shared bathroom with shower, a common lounge area and a shared kitchen. The hostel organizes tours to tourist hotspots like Sigiriya and also arranges airport transfers.
Place: 320/25 Kurunegala Road Dambulla, A6, Dambulla
Tariff: Starting from INR 470
Features: Free Wi-Fi, volleyball court, table tennis, complimentary parking
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2. Dambulla Gate Hostel
Dambulla Gate Hostel is another good hostel in Dambulla Sri Lanka for those seeking comfort at an affordable price. It is about 3 kilometers from the Dambulla Cave Temple and more than 4 kilometers from the cricket venue Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. It offers free Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast options.
Place: Dambulla – Kalugahawela Road, Dambulla Road
Tariff: Starting from INR 505
Features: Free Wi-Fi, parking, breakfast options
3. Marco Polo
Marco Polo, about 3 kilometers from the Dambulla Cave Temple, is a hostel in Dambulla that offers guests beautiful views of the neighborhood from the rooftop. Some units also offer mountain views. The hostel offers full English/Irish breakfast, has free Wi-Fi and is close to shops, restaurants and bus stops. The rooms are equipped with a kettle and microwave oven.
Place: 624 Anuradhapura Road Dambulla, Dambulla 21100,
Tariff: INR 940
Features: kettle, microwave oven, breakfast
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4. Jungle Vista Backpacker
If you want to try something different, we recommend staying at Jungle Vista Backpackers, a hostel in Sigiriya (near Dambulla) that gets you closer to nature. It is about 9 kilometers away from the famous Sigiriya Rock. The property features a terrace, free Wi-Fi, a shared lounge and garden and free parking. Other facilities include table tennis, yoga training and bike rental facilities.
Place: Sigiriya Junction, Inamaluwa – Sigiriya Road, Dambulla
Tariff: Starting from INR 670
Features: Free Wi-Fi, parking, continental breakfast, table tennis, yoga training, bike hire
5. Elephant of Dambulla City
Just 400 yards from the Dambulla Cave Temple is the Dambulla City Elephant, a property that features a garden and offers a continental breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. This hostel in Dambulla also arranges airport transfers, has free Wi-Fi and free parking. It is located close to the market and also at walking distance to Dambulla Lake.
Place: 122/D Dambulla – No translation available
Tariff: Contact the property for rates
Features: Free Wi-Fi, Parking, Airport transfer, Breakfast, 24-hour front desk
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#BEDBOX is a hostel in Dambulla with a fun, communal atmosphere that people looking to make new connections will love. The common rooms feature board games and card games, while the outdoor one invites you to play volleyball and badminton. It also has a garden, a shared lounge and free Wi-Fi. Some units have a terrace.
Place: Sampath Waththa Dambulla, 21100 Dambulla
Tariff: Starting from INR 420
Features: Board and card games, volleyball, badminton, free Wi-Fi
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