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“Great option for budget travellers / backpackers” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hikka Train Hostel @ Surf Beach
Ranked #12 of 157 Specialty Lodging in Hikkaduwa
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“Great option for budget travellers / backpackers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

This place was managed by a really friendly guy that made me feel welcome. I was the only one staying in the female dorm which was nice - if it was full then it would be a little overcrowded as it's not a huge house. Great living space though with sofas and chars, half decent wifi, and a tv for watching dvds. Woke up to a surprise breakfast of toast with tomato and cucumber, with a boiled egg and limitless cups of tea. Fridge for your use so you can keep water cold.

You can also do your laundry and dry it in the garden (I didn't, but others had). There were three of us staying there at the time, and it was definitely a backpackers place for budget conscious travellers. Friendly vibe. Not spotlessly clean, but what you'd expect - and to be fair the manager was regularly sweeping.

Hikka itself is only a 5-10 minute walk down a little lane then you're onto the main drag. Walkable from the bus and train station, you don't need to get a tuk tuk so save yourself some rupees! Perfect place for one night, maybe even a bit longer (if Hikka is the sorta place you wanna stop for a while and you're a bit strapped for cash). It's a good choice for solo travellers to meet other solo travellers, before you head onto your next destination (in my case it was the more quirky and hippy vibed Unawatuna!)

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Hikkaduwa is a very crowed beach, with a lot of locals trying to sell you snorkeling or dive packs.
This hostel is a place to rest in the middle of so excited village.
Is a quiet hostel, where every morning a lovely lady prepares for you a tea and a toast for free.
The house have a self-catering kitchen and nice yard. The internet work well.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Hikka Train Hostel @ Surf Beach
Address: 12 Amarasena Mawatha, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 157 Specialty Lodging in Hikkaduwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Walking distance to Train Station, Main Bus Stand, Super markets, Hikkaduwa beach and harbor, trendy restaurants , clubs , star hotels and vibrant night life. Continue your memorable Sri Lanka Back packing experience. Meet fellow travelers, share experiences and be relaxed in the Hikkaduwa beach during the day and enjoy Night life later at night. We are located closely to for main points of Surfing, Swimming, Sun bathing , Scuba diving, snorkeling, and famous Clubs at Hikkaduwa. A spacious house with a living room , dining area , kitchen ,2 dorms and 2 private rooms. Free WiFi / cable TV Free Bread , Butter , Jam , tea and coffee Self catering facilities Relaxed , informal , Friendly Atmosphere Discounts to our other hostels When you reach Hikka Train Hostel . Surf Beach you will see Super markets , banks, cafes, jewelry shops, are around you. It is a short walk to sea from Hikka Train Hostel . Surf Beach . We are specialized in organizing budget/back packing tours all around Sri Lanka . Just speak to us and we will share our experience. Walk from Train Station and Bus Stand ,Closer to Beach , make friends , Enjoy Night life at Hikkaduwa. ... more   less 
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