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Sep 5, 2017
“Great stay with amazing staff! ”
Apr 4, 2017
“Arugam Bay: Excellent!”
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

I ended up staying at the hostel for 2 weeks bc the hostel was great for the price and the staff/owners were extremely friendly and helpful. One of the owners let us rent his own tuk tuk to drive ourselves to the various beaches with...More

Thank mikegriffin16
Response from Arugam, General Manager at Arugam HostelResponded September 7, 2017

Wow! Now if that is not a glowingly nice review - we don't know what could be! Thanks for the flowers. One thing you missed or maybe did not notice: There is a bottle shop opposite, true. But the Hostel is also part of a...More

Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

Wow, what an amazing experience. I stayed here for a week and the staff were so friendly and courteous. They went above and beyond to make sure that you were having a fantastic time. It's a great location, super close to the beach and many...More

Thank Liam C
Response from Arugam, General Manager at Arugam HostelResponded September 7, 2017

We are speechless! What a nice review. Thanks a Million & do come again!

Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Awesome location. Great bunch of travelers. Pub upstairs. Super market opposite. Air con and clean rooms. Low rates. Direct on the beach. Perfect! Best place in AbaY for sure. If not on the entire island.

1  Thank FredNeMiller
Response from Arugam, General Manager at Arugam HostelResponded September 7, 2017

Great! Thanks for your nice review. We are Happy - when we see that you were.

Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Great stay and vibe! The duty manager Mel was awesome and always went above and beyond. I stayed in the dorm for 3 nights at 1000 rupees and the bonus was that it's close to the beach.. The air-con in the dorms was always pumping...More

1  Thank Dani A
Response from Arugam, General Manager at Arugam HostelResponded September 7, 2017

New WiFi ! Now we have the very first Fibre Optic cable in the entire area - direct into the hotel & Hostel. Super speeds and reliable, too. Plus: A cheap in house bottle shop. Fully LEGAL and licensed, too. Same or even better prices...More

Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the hostel almost 3 weeks and I had such an amzing time. The people and the staff is just lovely. The Hostel is close to the beach and the surf spots. Thank you guys for that amazing time. I will come back...More

3  Thank susanne r
Response from Arugam, General Manager at Arugam HostelResponded September 17, 2016

It's YOU - and other great travelers like YOU, Suzanne ! Who create such "Great Vibes" in our New Arugam Hostel. We only provide the basics. Rooms & a nice location. So those Thanks go to YOU !

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Amenities
Top amenities
Beachfront
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Minibar
Things to do
Hot Tub
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Details
Price range
$8 - $10 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
$8 - $10 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
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bigdream1
May 6, 2018|
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Response from Arugam | Property representative |
Sorry! This season the old, original Hostel is no more under our control or management. Although our family purchased, built and managed it for 35 + years. There now seems to be some land fraud / dispute and we can no longer... More
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Chris R
July 26, 2017|
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Response from Arugam | Property representative |
Just drop in! We always find you a nice bed.
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Room Tips
"Just grab a bunk and say hello to everyone!"
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"Don't stay here"
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"Aircon too cold? Too hot? Move to another bed! Too hot in the back but too cold close to the aircon."
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