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Check out this list. There are some things you won't find in any guide!

We are located in a vibrant non-touristic area, surrounded by authentic shops and restaurants. There are ATMs, fruit stalls and a convenience store just at the corner. Plus, some cool local places to be discovered. Getting to the city center and other must-see attractions won’t take more than 20 minutes. Check our guests+staff picks:


  • Yatch Cabin for casual local food/beer, Beach Wadia for seafood under the stars.
  • ON14 for a scenic happy hour with reasonable prices
  • Java Lounge, One  Up and Whight& Co for coffee lovers
  • Barefoot: Store + Chill café
  • Wide range of cuisines nearby: Indian, Thay, Chinese, Arab, Italian, Vegetarian, Fast-food (take away menus available) and others around the attractions.
  • Not so near but, oh, so good: Kumbuk Café at Prana Lounge and others in that area.


  • Savoy Cinema
  • Wellawata market (Little Jaffna vibes)
  • Temples: on Galle Road you’ll find Hindu and Bhuddist Temples, Churches and Mosques.
  • National Tea Board
  • Majestic City: local mall for tea, souvenirs, electronics
  • Ask our manager about the best fashion shops around


  • Gangaranmaya and the temple by the lake (nice tea shop/cafe around)
  • Galle Face Green for street food and local vibes
  • Fort area: The Old Dutch Hospital/Twin Towers/Old buildings. Look for the Dilmah Tea Lounge in this area. It has a very unique concept!
  • Pettah Market
  • Victoria Park (Museum and Paradise Road Cafe)
  • Geoffrey Bawa architecture


  • Cutz n’ Curlz (beside P&S, perfect for eyebrows threading and quick blow dry) – 0776507030
  • Salon Anoma (Galle Rd, 272 near 2nd bus stop)
  • Foot Comfort +- 100m from the hostel: 0773409662
  • Western Style Manicure (OPI) – Crescat Boulevard
  • Saturdays at the Good Market: Henna tattoo and Shiatsu with blind masseurs (weekdays appointments available)
  • NEW FINDING! An amazing waxing place, check at the reception.