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Jay's Bunks-Kandy Hostel

83/2/1/1, Anniewatta Road, Kandy 20000 Sri Lanka
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Jay’s Bunks-Kandy Hostel is a safe and comfortable place of accommodation for backpackers and light travelers who visits Kandy. Within 1.5km from city center we offer bunks on 6 bed mixed or female only shared basis or 4 bed shared female only basis with clean comfy bedding and towels adjacent to hot showers and toilets with toiletries.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Non-smoking rooms
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Hotel staff was very friendly & helpful, bathroom needs some improvement. Bit further away from the city and must take a tuk tuk due to hills. But place is nice to stay the night & I Enjoyed the stay.
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I loved this hostel, it was super close to everything but also just far enough away so you didn't hear the hustle and bustle of the city. It had everything you need! Lockers, travel outlets, a nice area to chill out the back. The guy working there Yomal was so helpful and friendly. Made my stay there even better. Would definitely recommend this hostel. I had a look at two other hostels before finding this one and this was a million time better.
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The place has WiFi which was fairly reliable. It’s easy to get a tuk tuk at the gate into town. The owner was friendly and helpful. The rooms are quite small but beds are comfortable. The place has an excellent tropical area at the back- it’s the perfect spot to have coffee and watch chipmunks in the trees.
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Jays bunks has one redeeming feature and that is the very kind hostel staff who is there all the time and helps with any bookings / enquiries - he is the sole reason for 3 out of 5. There was 2 toilets to serve what could be about 25 people and one of the showers was in the toilet. The bathrooms were filthy and it felt disgusting to use them let alone the soaking bath mat. The location is the middle of nowhere so a tuk tuk to everywhere was essential and meant you could not even go out for dinner once arriving back at the hostel. Finally our room was tiny and there was no door just a curtain which left us all feeling very exposed. I don’t understand why this hostel has such good reviews. For the price I might say stay but aside from that don’t bother it was a dirty experience.
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Response from Sanjaya_Jayarathne, Owner at Jay's Bunks-Kandy Hostel
Responded Mar 29, 2019
Dear Guest, The hostel is located 1km from Kandy town in a quite residential area where travelers could enjoy a quite calm environment with fresh air. Hostel is nestled in a family lived home over 20 years converted into a budget hostel for budget travelers offering lower rates, accommodating 20 travelers on strictly low budget a house to stay while traveling in Kandy. We offer more than one redeeming free features such as free daily breakfast, friendly knowledgable staff, clean dorm rooms with clean bedding and towels, rooftop hangout, Free water dispenser, TV lounge with wifi and playstation or xbox and value added services such as full functional kitchen & laundry. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy the hostel we sell under $7 and we believe paying extra could have offered a place meeting your expectations. Thank you.
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Loved my time here. Run by an amazing and friendly guy. Jay, thank you so much for helping me out and making my time in Kandy awesome. Keep doing what you’re doing. Cheers. See you again for sure if I ever find myself in kandy. 👍
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$10 - $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceKandy DistrictKandy
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