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Top Rated Hostels in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

23 reviews Book Now 

Milano Tourist Rest

596 /40 , Stage 01, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka -

23 out of 23 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Milano Tourist Rest

Atmosphere - 93% Staff - 97% Facilities - 87% Safety - 94%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 92% Value - 91%
Zeljka Tukic
With friends / other travellers
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture
Zeljka would recommend this property 01 December 2013

I liked its garden and very friendly and helpful staff. The room was clean and the bathroom functional. Wi-Fi connection was good and the food in the restaurant excellent.

Customer review
With my spouse / partner
Backpacking / gap year
Customer would recommend this property 24 September 2013

Good relation between quality-price, food was also good and the atmosphere in the terrace was lovely with candles in the night. AC working, good wi-fi connection too, clean bathroom, attentive staff.

13 reviews Book Now 

Gamodh Citadel Resort

5 star Hotel
Lolugaswewa, Elayapaththuwa, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka 500000

11 out of 13 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Gamodh Citadel Resort

Atmosphere - 89% Staff - 92% Facilities - 87% Safety - 93%
Location - 81% Cleanliness - 93% Value - 89%
christian schurgers
With friends / other travellers
Sightseeing & culture
christian would recommend this property 13 April 2015

Very clean and comfortable hotel with good restaurant and very friendly staff.

Vojko Gorjanc
With friends / other travellers
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Relaxation/spa
Vojko would recommend this property 03 January 2014

Such a lovely place. We really liked the garden. And the staff is just wonderful.

20 reviews Book Now 

French Garden Tourist Rest

488/4, Maithreepala Senanayake, Mawatha, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka -

19 out of 20 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend French Garden Tourist Rest

Atmosphere - 81% Staff - 95% Facilities - 86% Safety - 90%
Location - 82% Cleanliness - 87% Value - 86%
Customer review
With my spouse / partner
Backpacking / gap year
Customer would recommend this property 27 January 2015

Clean, friendly, a cut above the usual (butmore expensive than we normally pay). Nice large rooms. Local food was good, Western not so good and both rather expensive.

Customer review
With my spouse / partner
Sightseeing & culture
Customer would recommend this property 14 February 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the beginning of our 3 week tour of Sri Lanka. We had a complimentary tuk-tuk pickup from the New railway station even though we were 1 hour late on our 6 hour journey from Gampaha. Supun was our friendly receptionist, waiter and general advisor. We had our evening meal in the restaurant too as there appeared to be nowhere else in the vicinity (& we did look). We had a great Sri Lankan breakfast and meals too. Large Lion beer was a reasonable LKR350. Location is very convenient to tour the extensive temple area north of the new town.

29 reviews Book Now 

Little Paradise

622/18, Godage Mawatha,, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka -

27 out of 29 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Little Paradise

Atmosphere - 79% Staff - 80% Facilities - 73% Safety - 84%
Location - 66% Cleanliness - 81% Value - 80%
Customer review
With friends / other travellers
Sightseeing & culture
Customer would recommend this property 28 October 2014

Little Paradise lived up to it's name in offering us - a group of 8 friends travelling together - a quiet, restful respite from our travels. Aruni, our hostess, was extremely helpful in assisting us with advice on local sites and resolving our transport requirements. She and her staff were most attentive to our needs, polite and friendly. Meals were excellent, with a great array of local food and were more than sufficient in feeding our hungry lot! The property itself is very well maintained and spotlessly clean. The rooms are spacious with the option of fans or a.c. and the beds comfortable.

Shanthie Goonetilleke
With my spouse / partner
Family Holiday
Shanthie would recommend this property 18 August 2014

The manager and staff were friendly and helpful. Room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. We had breakfast and dinner at the hotel, and the meals were excellent.

10 reviews Book Now 

Cottage Tourist Rest

388/38 Harischandra Mawatha, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka N/A

7 out of 10 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Cottage Tourist Rest

Atmosphere - 64% Staff - 84% Facilities - 68% Safety - 88%
Location - 88% Cleanliness - 74% Value - 74%
Customer review
Backpacking / gap year
22 February 2015

Decent location, staff is nice, rooms are decent sized with fans, tv, mosquito net, private bathroom (if you want) and hot water

Pawel Zygadlo
Sightseeing & culture
Pawel would recommend this property 22 March 2013

What may I say? Basically very nice place, with veeerrrryyy helpful staff. Generally clean, maybe bathroom not sparkling clean, but remeber, it is not Sheraton. Location actually not bad, just the description how to get there even it is accurate, is not clear. And here goes the easiest way to get there: GO TO THE OLD BUS STATION (STAND), THEN GO AHEAD UNTIL U REACH THE ROUNDABOUT WITH THE ELEPHANT IN THE MIDDLE, AND THEN TURN LEFT, WALK FOR 2 MINS AND THERE U R! And there was a wedding on the day when I was leaving! Was really funny!


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