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Hangover Hostels

16 Police Station Road, Ella 90090 Sri Lanka
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#6 of 276 Specialty lodging in Ella
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Hangover Hostels Ella is the 4th of its kind under the “Hangover” brand of hostels in Sri Lanka. It is conveniently located within a couple of minutes from the Ella railway station and town centre, making it easy to find. Three words sum up the accommodation spaces we offer at Hangover Hostels – modern, comfortable and safe. And we promise you, we will not burn a hole in your pocket. Similar to our Colombo, Mirissa and Airport Hostels, at our Ella hostel we’ve remained true to the Hangover promise of giving backpackers an unforgettable holiday experience and an opportunity to truly find your freedom. We provide FREE Wi-Fi access so you can stay connected with your friends and family, and also upload the delightful details of your holiday on social media. While the weather in town is pleasing all year round.
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Free public parking nearby
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Extra long beds
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Non-smoking rooms
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T.E.A wrote a review Mar 2020
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Room was fine, standard hostel style bunks, decent shared shower. Great location, and some good organised tours heading out from the hostel. Safari to Udawalawe in the morning was great. Hikes in the area, and some decent places to eat. Rooms were friendly and ended up meeting a great group of people for the few days I stayed!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Mmamdouh wrote a review Feb 2020
Doha, Qatar71 contributions16 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my stay at Ella in general and specially at that hostel, the guys there are wonderful and very friendly they also arrange trips everyday for the attraction in Ella with an affordable price. And we had luck that at the same day of our arrival they were having a Bbq party which was really cool and the food was ok. We went to little adam’s peak with one of their guides he was really cool and patient taking pictures for us without complaining and informing us about everything. The hostel itself is highly recommended within your stay at Ella. They have also more hostels around srilanka you can ask them for your next stop. Thanks Shehan and your lovely wife for this amazing 2 days we had in your hostel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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aarti s wrote a review Feb 2020
80 contributions23 helpful votes
I stayed in hangover as a solo traveller and my stay was fantastic. Although what I didn't like about them was that they only give bottled water. They can put water cannisters for environmentally sensitive travellers like me. Hostel is extremely clean and quiet, it's surrounded by greenery and you can meditate or do yoga in peace. The staff is fantastic. They are super helpful and always ready with a smile. I made some wonderful solo traveling friend here and the vibe is just fantastic Definitely recommend this hostel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
LittleWanderbook wrote a review Jan 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands63 contributions23 helpful votes
I was a bit surprised by how quiet this hostel is, because I assumed Ella would be packed with backpackers. I am not sure how this is during other months. The staff is super friendly and Mercy the dog is so cute.. The Wifi was a bit slow in the private room. Ella can get a bit cold at night and the blankets in the room were not thick enough for me so I was a bit cold every night. The dorms looked very spacious and comfortable and there is yoga every day. Very close to my favorite hangout: Chill Café! The hostel is located in a side street from the main road. Just a short walk. On that side road are 2 annoying guys outside of the Grand Hotel, one with tattoos in his neck and one with muscels, trying to offer girls massages and one walked with me to the hostel and kept flirting and talking to me. Even when I said no. Nothing to be scared about but very annoying and rude. When you book an Ayurveda massage as a woman, you should ALWAYS get a female masseuse. I have never felt unsafe in Sri Lanka as a female solo traveller, but these guys are just rude.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Jenna G wrote a review Jan 2020
12 contributions2 helpful votes
Recently stayed here and the hostel ticks every box, great facilities, perfect location and great staff. I had a personal issue I needed help with and they were so quick to do what they could to help, big thank you to Shehan! Don’t think twice about picking this hostel!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hangover Hostels
Which popular attractions are close to Hangover Hostels?
Nearby attractions include R. M. S Antique And Brassware (0.03 miles), Ella Spice Garden (0.1 miles), and dee tattoo studio ella (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hangover Hostels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Hangover Hostels?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and extra long beds.
Is parking available at Hangover Hostels?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hangover Hostels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Matey Hut, La Mensa, and Ceylon Tea Factory Restaurant.
Does Hangover Hostels have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hangover Hostels offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hangover Hostels located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Ella.
Are there any historical sites close to Hangover Hostels?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Lipton’s Seat (9.8 miles).