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Waypoint Arugam Bay

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Panama Road, Arugam Bay 32500 Sri Lanka
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#2 of 153 Specialty lodging in Arugam Bay
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Waypoint Arugam Bay is a brand new, fresh, fun and social hotel and hostel located right in the heart of Arugam Bay. Just a minutes walk to the beach and right in the heart of the action, you don't just stay with us, you experience it. Waypoint offers everything from beautiful privates for couples and friends to small and large dorm rooms. We also have an onsite restaurant, beautiful gardens, treetop terrace and a yoga space on the roof. The hotel has recently undergone extensive renovations and offers a whole new atmosphere in an already awesome spot in A-bay. When you're not chilling in the garden, join our nightly activities, morning yoga classes or take one of our wildlife or surf safaris. We have 17 rooms with 63 bed-spaces at the property ranging from the lovely en suite private type to small dorms and large ones to small dorms and large ones too. Whatever your plans or your budget, we've got a room that fits.
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Street parking
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Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Mosquito net
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Sarah M wrote a review Dec 2020
Barcelona, Spain2 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at Waypoint. The ambience, the food and the service are top! Waypoint is located just a few steps from the beach and in the heart of Arugam Bay - the perfect starting point for all activities possible there. Definitely recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sonali Philip wrote a review Jul 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent food and friendly staff! The pho is a must have. We had it two nights in a row!! Its a bit of a open and laid back atmosphere. The kids got scared of the dogs that were roaming around freely.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Myer Lugassy, Owner at Waypoint Arugam Bay
Responded Aug 18, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hostel and for your kind words. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and even came back for seconds!! We are so sorry to hear that the children got scared of the dogs. We love dogs but understand that a restaurant is not the place to be having the mooch about. We do try and keep them out but they can be super sneaky! Please do let us know if the dogs bother you next time and we will ensure we kindly escort them out. Thanks again for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you again soon :)
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Kyriakos C wrote a review Mar 2020
Mirissa, Sri Lanka3 contributions
Waypoint is the best restaurant we visited in Sri Lanka. The quality of the food, the interior of the restaurant and the owner of the place (Amiz) created a unique and great experience. We went there in February (off-season) and after offering us some amazing food, Amiz became friends with us, recommended us the best things to do in Arugam Bay. We took most of our meals from Waypoint as I was amazed by the quality of the food. Amiz also arranged a nice safari trip for our group at a very low price in which he joined with his great family. Thank you for everything! .
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from waypointarugambay, Owner at Waypoint Arugam Bay
Responded Jun 2, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our page and write us such a lovely review. We couldn't be happier to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us that we helped you manage to make the most of the off season. We hope you had a safe onwards travel and we hope to see you again soon :)
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Karthik S wrote a review Feb 2020
Chennai (Madras), India1 contribution
A brand new property with clsssy interiors. What makes this property a must visit is the host Amiz. He took extra care to make sure we had the best breakfast in arugambay and introduced us to very Interesting ppl.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from waypointhostels, Owner at Waypoint Arugam Bay
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us,our rooms and especially enjoyed our food and hospitality. We dont like to boast, but we agree. We think Its the best breakfast in Arugam Bay too. Thanks again for your kind words!! We hope you have a safe onward journey and hope to see you again soon :D
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Paul N. wrote a review Jan 2020
Munich, Germany5 contributions1 helpful vote
We went to Arugam Bay during Off-Season to avoid too many other tourists and were kind of disappointed with the first place we stayed at. But on Saturday we decided to treat ourselves and go for not the cheapest option available and we were not disappointed. After eating the legendary Kottu with Amis, we decided to change Hotels and stay at waypoint. The price was more than fair, Amis and his beautiful Family helped us planning our stay, organized a little party with us und played cards all night long. We also ended up eating there every day. Welcoming and friendly athmosphere, clean and friendly dogs and a majestic rooster called Thomas, watching over the house at night. The rooms are nice too!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from waypointhostels, Owner at Waypoint Arugam Bay
Responded Jan 17, 2020
Thank you so much, both for taking the time to review us and for your kind words!! Reviews like this really mean the world to us. While we may not be the cheapest place on the strip, we pride ourselves on the value for money we offer our guests. We have built our private rooms from scratch, to be some of the best in town. We love to be able to offer comfortable rooms, great food and social vibes! And of course, some friendly animals to keep everyone smiling!! As for our security Rooster, Thomas, its nothing but tattoos under those feathers... He really doesn't get messed with :p Thanks again for your kind review and we hope to see you again soon :D
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PRICE RANGE
$18 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaEastern ProvinceArugam Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waypoint Arugam Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Waypoint Arugam Bay?
Nearby attractions include Arugam Bay (0.03 miles), Rice & Carry Bags Shop (0.04 miles), and Isthuthi Craft & Gift (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Waypoint Arugam Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Waypoint Arugam Bay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Waypoint Arugam Bay?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waypoint Arugam Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arugambays Hello Burger Place, Better Taste, and Maleena Arugambay Italian Restaurant.
Is Waypoint Arugam Bay located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Arugam Bay.