Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel

No 26/1 Wadugodapitiya Street, Kandy, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 812 221 220

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Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel - Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Distance to city center 0.1 mi
Location rating 9.3

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  • Mediocre
    Dec 2019
    4.0

    I liked the location of this hostel. It is close to Kandy bus stand and railway station. One can go to bus and railway station by walk only. This is the biggest advantage of staying at this place. In addition, its tariff was very economical. Not a burden on pocket.

    There was no facility. When I arrived there was none at the front desk. Even after calling on phone, none turned up. After sometime someone came and provided the room. That was first and last interaction with someone from the hostel. Entire space was very compact. There was no towel, soap and mirror in the washroom. Moreover, wi-fi was not working, which is the important requirement of solo travelers coming from different countries. Furthermore, there was no AC. Only 2 fans were there , which were not sufficient for the entire dormitory.

  • Okay
    Dec 2019
    5.0

    I guess the only good thing here was the price we paid. 500 LKR for a bed was very cheap. The beds were Okish. They were big and could accomodate you along with a backpack. Another Okish thing is that the hostel is at a walking distance from the city center.

    The stairs are horrendous here. You have to be very very careful while climbing up or down the stairs and it is extremely difficult to do it with your luggage. Also, there is no aircon in the dorms and there is a single fan for 2 beds. In the dormitory we stayed in, there were 4 beds for which there was no fan at all.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2019
    10.0

    Location!!! Style!!! Freedom!!!

  • Okay
    Nov 2019
    5.4

    Location

    WiFi and hot water wasn’t working. Toilets weren’t flushing. Staff/guests partying till 3am.

  • Good
    Nov 2019
    7.0

    Comfortable bed and clean bathroom and toilet

    Dress changing is such difficult in the room specially ladies

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.0 Excellent

based on 306 reviews

9.6

Value

9.3

Location

5.1

Amenities

4.7

Breakfast

Things to Know

  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • Train station is close
  • Comfortable beds
  • Close to public transport

Check in

12:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

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Amenities

Car rental
Internet
Laundry service
Room service
Bicycle rental
Express check out
24hr front desk
Safe
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Free parking
Designated smoking area
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking rooms available
Terrace/Patio
Adults only
Hiking
Laundry facilities

FAQs when booking at Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel

Where is Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel located?

Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel is located at No 26/1 Wadugodapitiya Street, Kandy, 0.1 miles from the center of Kandy. Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue is the closest landmark to Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel?

Check-in time is 12:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel.

Does Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel offer free parking?

Yes, Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel offers free parking.

Does Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel from the airport?

Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel is 29.5 miles from Hatton Castlereigh Reservoir. Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel is 46.2 miles from Sigiriya.

Does Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel have a pool?

No, Elephant Shed - Tourist Hostel does not have a pool onsite.

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue 0.3 mi
  • Asgiriya Stadium 0.3 mi
  • Sri Dalada Maligawa 0.4 mi
  • Royal Botanical Garden 3.1 mi
  • Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage 17.1 mi

Getting Around

Hatton Castlereigh Reservoir 29.5 mi
Sigiriya 46.2 mi

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