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13 Sep

Hangover Hostels Sri Lanka – An Overview

Hangover Hostels Sri Lanka is a chain of hostels catering to the modern budget traveller.

Our aim is to offer the type of hospitality that Sri Lanka is famous for by providing world-class accommodation at a fraction of the cost. ‘Affordable luxury’ is our watchword and one of our guiding principles.

Currently, our network of hostels cover the following locations and attractions:

Hangover Cafe, Mirissa

hangover cafe mirissa

Our location in Mirissa also houses the Hangover Cafe, which although operated independently, holds to the same standards and values that have become associated with the Hangover Hostels brand. Little wonder then that we receive constant praise, not only for the quality of our food, but also for the service and friendliness of our staff.

Hangover Cafe offers a selection of treats ranging from hot dogs and burgers to salads and smoothies. Our offerings provide travellers with a welcome ‘taste of home’. Our ‘Suicide Burger’, in particular, is a firm favourite among our patrons.


Since its inception in 2015, Hangover Hostels has strived to meet the high standards it set for itself and quickly established itself as the leader in the Hostel sector in Sri Lanka.

Our pursuit of excellence was recognised by both our valued guests and the travel industry as a whole.

This culminated in Hangover Hostels Sri Lanka receiving the prestigious ‘Hoscar Award‘ for the ‘Best Hostel in Sri Lanka’ for three consecutive years, from 2016 to 2018.

This award is made by Hostel World, a booking portal that works with hostels across 178 countries, and is based on verified guest reviews.

Our hostels are also routinely accorded the status of ‘bestseller’ on  They also garner ‘excellent’ and ‘very good’ status in terms of reviews. Similarly, our review rating on TripAdvisor consistently ranks our hostels in the ‘excellent’ category.



We are well equipped to cater to the needs of even the most discerning traveller. We are proud to offer the following amenities, as standard, at all of our hostels:

  • Airconditioning
  • Wifi
  • Hot water showers
  • Doors with electronic key-card entry control
  • Lockers with electronic key-cards
  • 9-inch spring mattresses
  • Reading lights and universal charging ports
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • CCTV
  • Female-only dorms



We offer a variety of activities across all of our locations (and some of these are dependant on the location).

Our activities include:

  • Surfing, including surfing lessons
  • Whale watching
  • Yoga
  • Hiking
  • Pub-crawls
  • Boat parties
  • City and local tours
  • Barbeque nights, and
  • Movie nights
  • Cycling

Our yoga classes and surfing lessons are provided by expert instructors.

Getting There

Our hostels are conveniently located and very well served by public transport and taxi services.

We are also able to arrange transport and transfers to and from the airport and our hostels in some instances. Please get in touch with us to learn more.


Our accommodations are available through most popular booking portals such as Hostelworld,, and TripAdvisor.

But we recommend that you book directly with us as we offer a 10% discount on direct bookings.

Simply visit to start the booking process.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need any help.

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