I stayed at Kandy City Hostel for only one night but wished I could have stayed longer. The location is a little way outside of the 'centre' of Kandy - probably around a 25-30 minute walk, mostly along the lake then up a small hill. The signage is not great but if you keep a track of the building numbers you should be fine. The dorms are clean and the service is friendly. Hot water is available at the right time of day. It's a great place to meet fellow travellers: I met a number of people from my one night I subsequently caught up with later on my travels around Sri Lanka. Very good value for money and definitely will come back if I am in Kandy again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kandy City Hostel (KCH) is the first of its kind in Kandy offering a simply Philosophy: Clean, Safe, Fun and Cheap Accommodation. KCH will offer a place to stay to our travellers which exceeds their expectations. Our staff are professional while friendly and will be just like one of you - A Traveller who has found their way to Sri Lanka. HOW TO GET TO KANDY CITY HOSTEL: if you're in Colombo, you can take a train or a bus to Kandy (takes around 3-4 hours). Kandy City Hostel is located on Ampitiya Road 76, just about 2 km from Kandy Railway Station and the main bus stand. If you want to walk to our property go towards the lake and keep on going on the right side of the lake. During your walk you will probably see all different types of birds, bats and ducks, turtles and big asian water monitors. When you reach the end of the lake, you will see a Restaurant named "Garden Cafe" on the left and a big street (Ampitiya Road) on the right. Turn right into Ampitiya Road and keep on going straight until you see Kandy City Hostel on the right side. You have also the possibility to take any local bus which goes to Ampitiya Road. If you want to take a TukTuk from the train station or the bus stand the price should be not more than 300LKR. ... more less
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