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14 Nov

The Extras – Additional Services and Activities Offered by Hangover Hostels

If you’ve visited our website before you probably know that we’re Sri Lanka’s number one hostel brand.

Hoscar-Badge-SmallWe’ve received Hostelworld’s ‘Hoscar Award’ for three years running (2016, 2017 and 2018). So it’s a fairly well-established fact that we offer excellent accommodation and service (at very affordable prices). But what’s perhaps less known is that we also offer a range of extra facilities, services and activities to help our guests make the most of their time in Sri Lanka.

In this post, we’ll give you a brief run-through of some of the ‘extras’ we offer – either directly or through partners and third-parties. So here they are (in no particular order):

Female-Only Dorms

While we offer mixed dorms as standard across our network of hostels, we also offer female-only dorms at our Airport Hostel, the Mirissa Hostel and at Arugam Bay. So ladies, take note.

If this is something you might prefer, please let us know when you’re booking or get in touch with us beforehand so we can make the necessary arrangements for you.

Private Twin-Bedrooms


We understand that some guests would like to have that extra bit of privacy, so we offer private twin-bedrooms at our hostels in Mirissa and Colombo International Airport.

Now you can enjoy the extra space and privacy with the luxury of two large beds that can be combined, and an en-suite bathroom!

Bicycle Rentals

Cycling is an excellent way to explore new surroundings, as you can cover more ground than simply walking, but still take in all the details.

We offer a bicycle-rental service on a ‘pay what you like’ basis across all five hostels. Your payments will be donated to local charities.

Airport Transfers

We provide transfers and pickups to and from Colombo International Airport to our hostels. So do let us know if this is something you would be interested in.

We may also be able to help you with your other travel arrangements. Just contact us or ask at reception and we’ll be happy to discuss.

Surfing Lessons

If you’re a newbie, you can learn to surf at our hostel in Mirissa.

Even if you already know how to surf, you can brush up on your skills or up your game with some help from our expert instructors.

Yoga Lessons

Experience an invigorating yoga session right on Mirissa Beach, or up on one of our decks – offering fantastic views of the Indian Ocean (in Mirissa) or the enchanting Hill Country (in Ella).


So there you have it, those are just some of the things we at Hangover Hostel are happy to offer or arrange for your added convenience and pleasure.

And the Fun Doesn’t Stop There


The camper van – the official transport for pub-crawls

Yes, there’s more!

In addition to the above, we also organise the following activities at our hostels on a regular basis:

  • Pub Crawls
  • Hiking
  • BBQ Nights
  • Movie Nights
  • Game Nights

So, as you can see, there’s always plenty to do and plenty of fun to be had at Hangover Hostels. We’d love for you to come and experience these things for yourself.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions and we look forward to welcoming you soon!



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